St Patrick’s Day Literary Quiz

St Patrick’s Day quiz: Test your Irish literary knowledge (courtesy of the March edition of  Good Reading magazine).

  1. “I can resist anything but temptation” were the cheeky words of which Irish playright?
  2. Which rebellious female Irish writer, born 1930, had her books banned and burned in Ireland due to their explicit descriptions of the sex lives of their characters?
  3. Irish writer Abraham “Bram” Stoker was responsible for the creation of which fiendish count?
  4. Which Irish dramatist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 became a vegetarian at age 25?
  5. Which 3 Irish authors have bridges in Dublin named in their honour?
  6. The term yahoo, meaning a crude brutish person, originated in which novel by Irish satirist Jonathan Swift?
  7. Which famous Irish poet (1865-1939), who had a penchant for the supernatural, experimented with automatic writing together with his wife in the early years of their marriage?
  8. ‘Tis and Teacher Man are the sequels to whic Frank McCourt title?
  9. The spooky In a Glass Darkly is the creation of which Irish author who defined the ghost-story genre?
  10. Watermelon andThis Charming Man are the creations of which female Irish author?
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