Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Literary Quiz – #2



  1. Of all the ailments that may blow out life’s little candle, heart disease is the chief.
  2. I have long believed that any man interested in either the mystic or the romantic aspects of life must sooner or later define his attitude concerning Spain.
  3. He lay flat on the brown, pine-needled floor of the forest, his chin on his folded arms, and high overhead the wind blew in the tops of the pine trees.
  4. All men by nature desire to know.
  5. Darius and Parysatis had two sons, the elder Artaxerxes, the younger Cyrus.
  6. It was a Sunday evening in October, and in common with many other young ladies of her class, Katherine Hilbery was pouring out tea.
  7. From beyond the screen of bushes which surrounded the spring, Popeye watched the man drinking.
  8. After the end of the World War of 1914 there was a deep conviction and almost universal hope that peace would reign in the world.
  9. The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting.
  10. He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.


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