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Question 1: One of the first great autobiographies of the Renaissance is that of the sculptor and goldsmith ________ (1500–1571), written between 1556 and 1558, and entitled by him simply Vita (Italian: Life).
FlorenceItalyMichelangeloBenvenuto Cellini

Question 2: ________' David Copperfield is another such classic, and J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye is a well-known modern example of fictional autobiography.
A Christmas CarolLittle DorritEbenezer ScroogeCharles Dickens

Question 3: In the spirit of Augustine's Confessions is the 11th-century Historia Calamitatum of ________, outstanding as an autobiographical document of its period.
Thomas AquinasBonaventureDuns ScotusPeter Abelard

Question 4: The English Civil War (1642–1651) provoked a number of examples of this genre, including works by Sir ________ and Sir John Reresby.
Charles FleetwoodOliver CromwellEdmund LudlowJohn Lambert (general)

Question 5: Notable 18th-century autobiographies in English include those of Edward Gibbon and ________.
Thomas JeffersonJohn AdamsThomas MifflinBenjamin Franklin

Question 6: Some celebrities, such as ________, admit to not having read their "autobiographies".
Tyra BanksKaren MulderHeidi KlumNaomi Campbell

Question 7: The term may also apply to works of fiction purporting to be autobiographies of real characters, e.g., Stephen Marlowe's The Death and Life of ________.
Miguel de CervantesDon QuixoteNovelSpain

Question 8: ________'s autobiography (first published in 1864) is entitled Apologia Pro Vita Sua in reference to this tradition.
Catholic ChurchPope John Paul IIJohn Henry NewmanThomas More

Question 9: Among the more renowned of such works are the writings of ________, one of many personal accounts of the Shoah.
Giorgio BassaniPrimo LeviGiovanni Battista AngiolettiItalo Calvino

Question 10: Charlotte Bronte's ________ is yet another example of fictional autobiography, as noted on the front page of the original version.
Branwell BrontëJane EyreWuthering HeightsAnne Brontë
















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