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trivia quiz  Sandra Brown's Novel "Sting" new 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ReginTollefsen, Apr 12 18

This quiz is about Sandra Brown's book "Sting", which I really enjoyed. I hope you also enjoy the quiz.
Tough
ReginTollefsen gold member
Apr 12 18
63 plays
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trivia quiz  The Magic of Peter Benchley's "Jaws" cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Sep 11 18

It's fair to say that many baby boomers have seen the 1975 movie "Jaws". How many have actually read Peter Benchley's book from which the movie screenplay was adapted? Increase your geekiness and catch the movie-only people out with this quiz.
Average
1nn1 editor
Sep 11 18
111 plays
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trivia quiz  Jorge Luis Borges and his prose cool 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, ogonczyk, Aug 12 04

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
ogonczyk
Aug 12 04
198 plays
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trivia quiz  Jonathan Livingston Seagull cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, Oddball, Jun 02 04

A quiz on Richard Bach's allegory of life, love and flight through the eyes of a seabird.
Tough
Oddball
Jun 02 04
291 plays
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trivia quiz  "Scouting For Boys" Robert Baden-Powell 1908 cool 20 questions
Difficult, 20 Qns, Simon_Templar, Apr 11 07

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
Simon_Templar
Apr 11 07
444 plays
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trivia quiz  "Jaws": the Movie vs the Book cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Skyflyerjen, Feb 16 16

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!
Tough
Skyflyerjen
Feb 16 16
183 plays
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trivia quiz  Buck's "The Good Earth" 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, specialkarah, Jun 23 06

For the 2006-2007 Academic Decathlon year, we students had to read this stunning novel. Let's see how much you know it!
Average
specialkarah
Jun 23 06
285 plays
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trivia quiz  The Thirty-Nine Steps 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Dec 08 15

"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.
Average
PDAZ gold member
Dec 08 15
132 plays
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trivia quiz  Six Decrees of Francis Bacon 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 11 15

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
looney_tunes editor
Jul 11 15
147 plays
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trivia quiz  Best Kept Secrets 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Oct 07 12

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
pollucci19 gold member
Oct 07 12
156 plays
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trivia quiz  The Salt Eaters 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Oct 24 11

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
kyleisalive editor
Oct 24 11
108 plays
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trivia quiz  Anne Bradstreet: Poems from Early America 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Oct 06 17

Answer questions about some of the more well-known and more frequently anthologized poems by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan who lived from 1612 to 1672 and settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Oct 06 17
102 plays
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trivia quiz  The Romantic Lord Byron 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, skylarb, Jul 04 03

This quiz covers the writings of the great Romantic poet Lord Byron, George Gordon.
Difficult
skylarb
Jul 04 03
378 plays
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trivia quiz  Poet: Ethel Lynn Beers 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, nammage, May 02 09

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
nammage
May 02 09
123 plays
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trivia quiz  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Onionsauce, Oct 27 11

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
Onionsauce
Oct 27 11
111 plays
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trivia quiz  Melanie Travis Mysteries, Part 1-The Basics 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Morrigan, Nov 24 06

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
Morrigan
Nov 24 06
120 plays
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trivia quiz  The Heroine 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jun 29 11

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!
Tough
kyleisalive editor
Jun 29 11
105 plays
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trivia quiz  Running with Scissors 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, filmmaker03, Jul 16 06

This quiz is based on the 2002 best-selling memoir by Augusten Burroughs. It does not rely on knowledge of the 2006 film.
Average
filmmaker03
Jul 16 06
366 plays
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trivia quiz  M.C.Beaton ~ The Agatha Raisin Mysteries 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, lorstrivia, Feb 13 10

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
lorstrivia
Feb 13 10
159 plays
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trivia quiz  "The Templar Legacy" 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, frowny333, Jun 08 07

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
frowny333
Jun 08 07
264 plays
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trivia quiz  "Jaws": The Novel 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, garfield2710, May 18 09

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
garfield2710
May 18 09
537 plays
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trivia quiz  Pontypool Changes Everything 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 02 09

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
kyleisalive editor
Jul 02 09
126 plays
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trivia quiz  Wish You Were Here 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Nov 05 04

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
kyleisalive editor
Nov 05 04
135 plays
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trivia quiz  William S. Burroughs, beat author. 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, paleape, Jul 26 03

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
paleape
Jul 26 03
267 plays
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trivia quiz  The Sweet Potato Queen's Book of Love 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, pigwaller, Mar 04 08

Jill Conner Brown, a fallen Southern Belle, looks at love, life, men, marriage, and being prepared.
Tough
pigwaller
Mar 04 08
174 plays
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trivia quiz  Rest in Pieces 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Dec 31 04

"Rest In Pieces" is the second Mrs. Murphy Mystery written by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown. Good luck!
Difficult
kyleisalive editor
Dec 31 04
138 plays
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trivia quiz  The Sweet Hereafter 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Aug 27 11

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
kyleisalive editor
Aug 27 11
105 plays
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trivia quiz  Poppy Z. Brite 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Morrigan716, Jun 30 01

Here is a quiz about the greatest horror author of all time.
Average
Morrigan716 gold member
Jun 30 01
432 plays
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trivia quiz  Le Colonel Chabert 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jun 13 01

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
CellarDoor gold member
Jun 13 01
210 plays
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trivia quiz  A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Nov 10 06

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
kyleisalive editor
Nov 10 06
138 plays
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