The Goldfinch Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Part V of The Goldfinch opens with the following quotation: “We have art in order not to die from the truth.” Who is attributed to this quote? (from Part V, Chapter 11: The Gentleman's Canal)


Platt Barbour tells Theo that he has just begun working for what academic publisher in Chapter 9: “Everything of Possibility”? (from Part IV, Chapter 9: Everything of Possibility)


Theo says in Chapter 12: “The Rendezvous Point,” “Whatever you said about my dad, you couldn’t say he didn’t have” what? (from Part V, Chapter 12: The Rendezvous Point)


What is the name of Theo’s step-grandmother in the novel? (from Part III, Chapter 7: The Shop-Behind-the-Shop)


Of what does Theo say in Chapter 12: “The Rendezvous Point,” “that was what the insurance companies called it, catastrophe so random or arcane that there was otherwise no taking the measure of it”? (from Part V, Chapter 12: The Rendezvous Point)

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