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Question 1: A series of novels by Józef Ignacy Kraszewski on the history of Poland popularized the country's history after it had lost its independence in the ________.
PrussiaPolish–Lithuanian CommonwealthFirst Partition of PolandPartitions of Poland

Question 2: Patrick Redmond's The Wishing Game (1999) provides a thrilling depiction of life in a strict and uncanny boarding school in ________ rural Norfolk, England.
Charles de Gaulle1940s1950s1960s

Question 3: Writing as "William Irish," Cornell Woolrich published Waltz into Darkness (1947), set in 1880 ________.
Baton Rouge, LouisianaNew OrleansLouisianaNew Orleans metropolitan area

Question 4: Wars of the Roses including The Rose of York trilogy (published 2003-2007), Lady of the Roses: A Novel of the Wars of the Roses (2008) and The King’s Daughter: A Novel of the First Tudor Queen, ________ (2008).
Elizabeth of YorkElizabeth WoodvilleAnne NevilleMargaret of Anjou

Question 5: Umberto Eco's novels, most notably his most famous, ________, are historical novels, taking place in Medieval or Early Modern Europe.
The Name of the RoseThe Name of the Rose (film)William of BaskervilleWilliam of Ockham

Question 6: An early example is Luó Guànzhōng's ________ Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which covers one of the most important periods of Chinese history.
13th century14th century16th century15th century

Question 7: Historical fiction is a ________ in which the plot is set amidst historical events, or more generally, in which the author uses real events but adds one or more fictional characters or events, or changes the sequence of historical events.

Question 8: Amita Kanekar's ________ is a novel about the Buddha and his disciples, that alternates between the time of the Buddha, i.e.
DelhiMumbaiAmita KanekarIndia

Question 9: Many regard ________ as the first to have used this technique, in his novels of Scottish history such as Waverley (1814) and Rob Roy (1818).
Walter ScottSamuel Taylor ColeridgeRobert BurnsVictor Hugo

Question 10: ________'s The Road to Wellville (1993), set in 1907, tells the story of Dr.
Water Music (novel)T. Coraghessan BoyleThe Inner Circle (novel)World's End (1987 novel)


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