James Thurber Quiz

James Thurber Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

He was a celebrated wit and a prolific, diverse writer. How much do you know about him? Take the James Thurber quiz from eNotes to find out! Contains ten questions about this American author, cartoonist, playwright, and journalist.

  • Question 1

    In what capacity did Thurber serve during the end of World War I?

  • Question 2

    True or False: Most of Thurber's characters were aimed at skewering the elite

  • Question 3

    How did Thurber lose his sight?

  • Question 4

    Which magazine published most of Thurber's work?

  • Question 5

    Who played the title role in the film adaptation of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"?

  • Question 6

    Which university did Thurber attend?

  • Question 7

    In what type of competition did Thurber often compete?

  • Question 8

    Who helped Thurber get a job as an editor at The New Yorker?

  • Question 9

    Thurber was best known as a ______________.

  • Question 10

    What was Thurber's middle name?

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