Vardis Fisher Trivia Quiz: An American writer

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Vardis Fisher (March 31, 1895 – July 9, 1968) was an American writer known for his popular historical novels of the Old West. He taught English at the University of Utah and the Washington Square College of New York University before becoming a full-time writer. Fisher's works were influenced by his family heritage and Mormon upbringing, and often explored the theme of religious belief and unbelief.

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In what year was Fisher officially baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

  • 1915

  • 1917

  • 1923

  • 1931

Which of Fisher's novels was adapted into the film Jeremiah Johnson?

  • Children of God

  • Mountain Man

  • Testament of Man

  • The Idaho Guide

What was Fisher's first short story, published in The University Pen in 1916, called?

  • Whose Father?

  • Whose Mother?

  • Whose Brother?

  • Whose Sister?

What did Fisher study at the University of Utah and the University of Chicago?

  • History

  • English

  • Philosophy

  • Mathematics

What was the title of Fisher's 12-volume series of novels depicting the history of humans from cavemen to civilization?

  • Old West Chronicles

  • Frontier Tales

  • Testament of Man

  • American Legends

In what year was The Idaho Guide, which Fisher worked on for the Federal Writers' Project, published?

  • 1931

  • 1937

  • 1940

  • 1965

What was Fisher's occupation before becoming a full-time writer?

  • Automotive mechanic

  • University professor

  • Air Force pilot

  • Livestock rancher

Which of Fisher's novels won the Harper Prize?

  • Children of God

  • Mountain Man

  • The Idaho Guide

  • Testament of Man

Where was Vardis Fisher born?

  • Annis, Idaho

  • Rigby, Idaho

  • Berkeley, California

  • Portland, Oregon

How did Fisher's upbringing influence the themes of his novels, according to Michael Austin?

  • It led him to write about religious believers.

  • It had no influence on his writing.

  • It led him to incorporate the theme of a religious unbeliever navigating life within a religious community.

  • It led him to write exclusively about the Old West.


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