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Question 1: The Historian has been described as a combination of genres, including the Gothic novel, the adventure novel, the detective novel,[15] the travelogue,[16] the postmodern historical novel,[17] the ________ epic,[18] and the historical thriller.
Epistolary novelNarrative modeFirst-person narrativeUnreliable narrator

Question 2: [5] The family moved from the US to ________, Slovenia in 1972, while her father was teaching for a year at a local university.

Question 3: [10] At the time she was teaching English as a second language, creative writing, and composition classes at universities in ________.
PittsburghHarrisburg, PennsylvaniaAllentown, PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia

Question 4: [35] More specifically, Amir Taheri in Asharq Alawsat argues that the novel highlights the relationship between the West and ________.
Turkish peopleCroatiaTurkeyCyprus

Question 5: As Kostova explains, "Dracula is a metaphor for the evil that is so hard to undo in history."[3] For example, he is shown influencing Eastern European tyrants and supporting national socialism in ________.

Question 6: [8] While Kostova was in Europe, the ________ collapsed, heralding the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, events which shaped her understanding of history.
Solidarity (Polish trade union)Berlin WallHelmut KohlMikhail Gorbachev

Question 7: She then moved to ________ and finished the book as she was obtaining her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Michigan.
Washtenaw County, MichiganAnn Arbor, MichiganMilan, MichiganYpsilanti, Michigan

Question 8: Kostova received the 2006 Book Sense award for Best Adult Fiction and the 2005 ________ for Debut Author of the Year.
EldestJ. K. RowlingAmerica (The Book)Quill Award

Question 9: The Historian is the 2005 debut novel of American author ________.
Bram StokerElizabeth KostovaThriller (genre)United States

Question 10: The novel explores questions of good and evil and as Jessica Treadway argues in ________, it "is intriguing for its thorough examination of what constitutes evil and why it exists".
Chicago TribuneChicago CubsLos Angeles TimesSam Zell

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