David Foster Wallace Quiz

How much do you know about the author of Infinite Jest and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men? Take the David Foster Wallace quiz from eNotes to find out! Contains ten questions about the American postmodernist who left behind a great literary legacy.

  1. On whom did Wallace base the character of his short story, "The Depressed Person"?

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  2. What crime did Wallace once contemplate committing?

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  3. What did Wallace keep in one of his socks "For emergencies"?

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  4. With what fellow writer did Wallace become friendly during his time at an artists' colony in Yaddo?

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  5. True or False: Wallace voted for Ronald Reagan

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  6. What embarrassing physical issue did Wallace suffer?

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  7. Wallace was obsessed with which female author?

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  8. Wallace's posthumously published novel is titled "The Pale ___________"

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  9. At what sport did Wallace claim to excel?

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  10. Wallace switched political parties based on his loathing of which president?

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