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Question 1: [2] He was active on undergraduate publications while at the University of Chicago and later become a regular contributor of reviews and articles to many journals and newspapers including the Times Literary Supplement and ________.
The ObserverThe TimesThe GuardianThe Independent

Question 2: The Truman Capote Lifetime Achievement Award by ________ (1998)[14]
Palo Alto, CaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaStanford UniversitySilicon Valley

Question 3: [6][14] His field is primarily ________ and his work as a critic has tended toward exploring cultural and philosophical issues, particularly dealing with translation and the nature of language and literature.
Comparative literatureJohann Wolfgang von GoetheCultureCultural studies

Question 4: He is married to author and historian Zara Shakow Steiner, and they have a son, David Steiner (Dean of the School of Education at Hunter College) and a daughter, Deborah Steiner (Professor of Classics at ________).
Rutgers UniversityCornell UniversityNew York UniversityColumbia University

Question 5: George Steiner was born in 1929 in Paris, ________ to Jewish Viennese parents Dr Frederick George Steiner and Mrs Else Steiner (née Franzos).
United KingdomCanadaItalyFrance

Question 6: He also held a Fulbright professorship in ________ in Austria from 1958 to 1959.
SarajevoTurinCortina d'AmpezzoInnsbruck

Question 7: He then became a founding fellow of Churchill College at the ________ in 1961.
University of BristolUniversity of CambridgeUniversity of OxfordUniversity of Edinburgh

Question 8: [5] A polyglot and ________, he is often credited with redefining the role of the critic.
PolymathItalian RenaissanceIslamic Golden AgeRenaissance

Question 9: The Death of Tragedy (1961) originated as his doctoral thesis at the ________ and examined literature from the ancient Greeks to the mid-20th century.
Oxford Brookes UniversityUniversity of SouthamptonUniversity of CambridgeUniversity of Oxford

Question 10: [9] Five years earlier Steiner's father had moved his family from Austria to France to escape the growing threat of ________ there.
NazismAdolf HitlerFascismNeo-Nazism


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