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If you're looking for quizzes on books written by an author whose surname begins with B, and you don't see their name listed on its own, look in here!   

There are 104 quizzes and 1,155 trivia questions in this category.
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Jorge Luis Borges and his prose

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Test your knowledge of his biography and prosaic oeuvre.
Tough (20 qns)
186 plays
"Jaws": the Movie vs the Book

This quiz will compare the story of "Jaws", the book by Peter Benchley, and the movie. Big spoilers ahead if you haven't read the book!
Difficult (10 qns)
Feb 16 16
150 plays
"Scouting For Boys" Robert Baden-Powell 1908

The 1908 tome from the founding father of Scouting, Robert Baden-Powell, is couched in remarkable phraseology and frequently breaches what we would perceive to be the rules of "political correctness". Enjoy my very light-hearted examination of his work.
Difficult (20 qns)
429 plays
Buck's "The Good Earth"

For the 2006-2007 Academic Decathlon year, we students had to read this stunning novel. Let's see how much you know it!
Average (10 qns)
267 plays
Jonathan Livingston Seagull

A quiz on Richard Bach's allegory of life, love and flight through the eyes of a seabird.
Tough (15 qns)
288 plays
Six Decrees of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon's work 'Instauratio Magna' described his plan to develop a new approach to the systematic development of learning, set out in six stages. It is considered the first statement of what is now known as the Scientific Method.
Tough (10 qns)
132 plays
The Salt Eaters

The community of Claybourne prepares for a festival while Velma Henry undergoes a healing ritual at the Southwest Community Infirmary in Toni Cade Bambara's 1980 debut novel. Good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
102 plays
Poet: Ethel Lynn Beers

Ethel Lynn Beers was a well known poet during the American Civil War. Today she is relatively unknown. This quiz will be questions geared toward learning more about her.
Tough (10 qns)
120 plays
Best Kept Secrets

Desmond Bagley's novels are filled with characters with hidden agendas and usually contain a secret little twist at the end. I'll provide you with a brief description of the plot and a subtle hint, see if you can identify the title.
Average (10 qns)
150 plays
The Romantic Lord Byron

This quiz covers the writings of the great Romantic poet Lord Byron, George Gordon.
Difficult (15 qns)
351 plays
The Thirty-Nine Steps

"The Thirty-Nine Steps", published in 1915, was the first of John Buchan's adventure novels to feature the character Richard Hannay. This quiz covers the book, which differs greatly from Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film of the same name.
Tough (10 qns)
Dec 08 15
114 plays
The Heroine

Cherry Wilkinson sets out to become a full-fledged heroine but finds herself getting into a great deal of mischief in Eaton Stannard Barrett's 1813 Gothic parody. Will she become the persecuted heroine she so desires? Good luck!
Difficult (10 qns)
102 plays
Running with Scissors

This quiz is based on the 2002 best-selling memoir by Augusten Burroughs. It does not rely on knowledge of the 2006 film.
Average (15 qns)
360 plays
Melanie Travis Mysteries, Part 1-The Basics

If you've read the Melanie Travis mysteries by Laurien Berenson, you'll ace this quiz! If not, then hopefully it'll make you want to read the series!
Tough (10 qns)
117 plays
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Alan Bradley's delightful novel, the first in his Flavia de Luce series, features one of the most unique heroines in the mystery genre. Flavia is a combination of Sherlock Holmes, Madame Curie, and Scout Finch.
Average (10 qns)
105 plays
Poppy Z. Brite

Here is a quiz about the greatest horror author of all time.
Average (10 qns)
417 plays
The Sweet Hereafter

A horrible accident in the town of Sam Dent ends with the deaths of fourteen young children; this story by Russell Banks follows four people dealing with the tragic aftermath. Good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
99 plays
Rest in Pieces

"Rest In Pieces" is the second Mrs. Murphy Mystery written by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown. Good luck!
Difficult (10 qns)
129 plays
Pontypool Changes Everything

Tony Burgess' "Pontypool Changes Everything" follows the progression of an odd occurrence in which humankind is destroying itself with a disease passed through the English language. Good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
123 plays
"The Templar Legacy"

This quiz is about one of my favorite books, "The Templar Legacy" by Steve Berry. I recommend reading the book before taking the quiz. Enjoy!
Tough (10 qns)
258 plays
"Jaws": The Novel

Have you read the novel that inspired the 1975 Blockbuster film "Jaws"? Do you remember much about it? Take this quiz and find out. The novel was written by Peter Benchley.
Difficult (10 qns)
525 plays
M.C.Beaton ~ The Agatha Raisin Mysteries

Agatha Raisin is the creation of M.C. Beaton. Agatha is a cranky but lovable character who loves trying her hand at sleuthing in the Cotswold village of Carsley. Murder and mayhem is always just around the corner.
Average (10 qns)
144 plays
William S. Burroughs, beat author.

William S. Burroughs' novels are bizarre, absurdly creative, and controversial creations. His life was the stuff of legend. Take this quiz and show what you know about this novelist, sometimes called Godfather of the Beats.
Average (10 qns)
264 plays
Kage Baker's "Life of the World to Come"

"The Life of the World to Come" is a Company novel by Kage Baker.
Average (10 qns)
87 plays
The Sweet Potato Queen's Book of Love

Jill Conner Brown, a fallen Southern Belle, looks at love, life, men, marriage, and being prepared.
Tough (10 qns)
174 plays
Wish You Were Here

This is the first book in the "Mrs. Murphy Mystery" series by Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown. I hope you enjoyed the book, and good luck on the quiz. :)
Difficult (10 qns)
129 plays
Brown, Alice

This quiz is on Alice Brown who was primarily a novelist but also wrote plays, non-fiction, had collaborations with other writers, and wrote poetry. She is relatively unknown today though much of her work is still out there for everyone to read.
Average (15 qns)
96 plays
Le Colonel Chabert

One of Honore de Balzac's most enduring works, 'Le Colonel Chabert' is a tale of identity and disenfranchisement. Although this quiz contains spoilers, the book is worth reading even if you already know the plot.
Tough (10 qns)
210 plays
A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil

Nothing like a little murder to reunite schoolmates. What happens when someone you grew up with is murdered? In Christopher Brookmyre's novel, a man returns to his hometown to have his ex-classmates fill in the blanks. Good luck!
Difficult (10 qns)
138 plays
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil

One of the best non-fiction Books I've ever read. I knew the people in this book and still can't believe it's true. 'Midnight In The Garden of Good And Evil'!
Average (10 qns)
555 plays
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