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Question 1: Southern Ontario Gothic: A sub-genre which critiques the stereotypical ________ mentality of Southern Ontario; many of Canada's most internationally famous authors write in this style.
Christian denominationBaptistChristianityProtestantism

Question 2: Arguably, the best-known living Canadian writer internationally (especially after the recent passing of Robertson Davies and Mordecai Richler) is Margaret Atwood, a prolific novelist, poet, and ________.
PoetryLiterary theoryTragedyLiterary criticism

Question 3: Margaret Atwood won the Booker in 2000 for The Blind Assassin and Yann Martel won it in 2002 for ________.
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of NantucketCanada ReadsSelf (novel)Life of Pi

Question 4: Often, as in ________'s Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town or Alistair MacLeod's No Great Mischief, the simplicity of rural living is lost in the city.
ChicagoTorontoCanadaStephen Leacock

Question 5: French authors were influential, especially authors like ________.
Louis Lambert (novel)Honoré de BalzacCousin BetteLa Peau de chagrin

Question 6: A good example is Robertson Davies's Fifth Business, in which the main character Dunstan Ramsay searches for a new identity by leaving his old town of ________.

Question 7: A reaction against this tradition, poet ________'s novel Beautiful Losers (1966), was labelled by one reviewer "the most revolting book ever written in Canada".
Leonard CohenHallelujah (Leonard Cohen song)The FutureSongs from a Room

Question 8: Failure as a theme: Failure and futility feature heavily as themes in many notable works; for instance, ________ by Timothy Findley or Kamouraska by Anne Hebert.
Not Wanted on the VoyageNoahDeluge mythJapheth

Question 9: For instance, the literature of Canadian women, Acadians, ________, and Irish Canadians have been anthologized as bodies of work.
Métis people (Canada)InuitAboriginal peoples in CanadaFirst Nations

Question 10: This group, along with ________, who has been called the best living writer of short stories in English,[2] were the first to elevate Canadian Literature to the world stage.
Alice MunroMargaret AtwoodElizabeth Hay (novelist)Bonnie Burnard


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