Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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. What field did Goethe contribute to other than writing?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. What did Goethe study in Leipzig?

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