Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quiz

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

"Who holds the devil, let him hold him well, he hardly will be caught a second time." In Faust, Goethe gave us a cautionary tale about the devil and showed us the dangers of pride, knowledge, and arrogance. Think you know more about Goethe than we do? Take the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quiz from eNotes to find out! Contains ten questions on the fascinating life of the German writer and statesman.

  • Question 1

    In which foreign country did Goethe spend two years?

  • Question 2

    What field did Goethe contribute to other than writing?

  • Question 3

    Which of Goethe's works was published when he was just 24?

  • Question 4

    True or False: Goethe had several children out of wedlock

  • Question 5

    True or False: Goethe originated the story of Faust

  • Question 6

    What did Goethe study in Leipzig?

  • Question 7

    To whom does Goethe credit his "personal awakening" to literature?

  • Question 8

    What controversial claim does Karl Hugo Pruys make in his book The Tiger's Tender Touch: The Erotic Life of Goethe?

  • Question 9

    True or False: There was an eruption of copycat suicides following the publication of The Sorrows of Young Werther

  • Question 10

    Goethe almost did what at the age of 72?

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