Nathaniel Hawthorne Quiz

Nathaniel Hawthorne Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of those authors you've inevitably read in the past. He's the dude that wrote the Scarlet Letter and a bunch of other stuff that was laden with intense moral symbolism. However, there's a lot more to Hawthorne than meets the eye! Take eNotes' Nathaniel Hawthorne Quiz to see how much you know about this classic American author.

  • Question 1

    Where was Hawthorne from?

  • Question 2

    What famous author wrote several unfavorable reviews of Hawthorne's works?

  • Question 3

    What sort of community did Hawthorne and his wife join?

  • Question 4

    What letter did Hawthorne add to his last name to dissociate himself from his relative involved in the Salem Witch Trials?

  • Question 5

    One of Hawthorne's relatives was the only __________ who refused to ______________

  • Question 6

    There have been twelve film adaptations to this date of The Scarlet Letter. What year was the first of these screenplays released?

  • Question 7

    When was Hawthorne born?

  • Question 8

    True or False: Hawthorne joined a fraternity in college

  • Question 9

    What served as an inspiration for much of Hawthorne's work?

  • Question 10

    Which of his following early works did Hawthorne later try to suppress, as he felt it was substandard?

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