James Thurber Quiz

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.

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

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  2. Which magazine published most of Thurber's work?

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  3. Which university did Thurber attend?

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  4. What was Thurber's middle name?

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  5. How did Thurber lose his sight?

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

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

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

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  9. In what type of competition did Thurber often compete?

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  10. Thurber was best known as a ______________.

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