Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quiz

"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.

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

  2. What did Goethe study in Leipzig?

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

  4. In which foreign country did Goethe spend two years?

  5. True or False: Goethe originated the story of Faust

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

  7. What field did Goethe contribute to other than writing?

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

  9. True or False: Goethe had several children out of wedlock

  10. Goethe almost did what at the age of 72?