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Literary classics from Ancient Greece until the end of the nineteenth century. Did you study them in school? Have you read them since. Find out what you remember!
Play Literature Before 1900 Topic Mash! - Scores
What do you know about this topic? Play this mixed game to try a little bit of everything!
category Alcott, Louisa May category Austen, Jane
category Boccaccio, Giovanni category Bronte Sisters
category Carroll, Lewis category Chaucer, Geoffrey
category Collins, Wilkie category Conrad, Joseph
category Dante category Defoe, Daniel
category Dickens, Charles category Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
category Dumas, Alexandre category Eliot, George
category Gaskell, Elizabeth category Haggard, H. Rider
category Hardy, Thomas category Hawthorne, Nathaniel
category Homer category Hugo, Victor
category Irving, Washington category Keats, John
category Kipling, Rudyard category London, Jack
category Marlowe, Christopher category Melville, Herman
category Poe, Edgar Allan category Scott, Sir Walter
category Shelley, Mary category Stevenson, Robert Louis
category Swift, Jonathan folder The Classics (20)
category Twain, Mark category Verne, Jules
category Virgil category Voltaire
category Wilde, Oscar
Editors: MotherGoose, LeoDaVinci, looney_tunes, LadyCaitriona Quiz Search:
1
MotherGoose's "Mother Goose" Quiz

Most of the information for this quiz came from the Mother Goose Society website. This society was founded in 1987 to promote the tradition of Mother Goose rhymes and tales. (Note: this quiz is not for children).
Difficult
10 Q
MotherGoose
Oct 26 03
5124 plays
2
Nineteenth Century Literary Characters

These are some of the most famous characters in nineteenth-century American and British literature. Do you recognize them?
Average
10 Q
dinkytown
Aug 06 02
8670 plays
3
Riddles (Anglo-Saxon Style)

The Anglo-Saxons banished the doom and gloom of the Dark Ages with light-hearted riddles! See if you can solve these ancient brain teasers found in the "Exeter Book".
Average
10 Q
pagiedamon
Nov 15 08
1092 plays
4
The Romantic Period: Authors and Poets

Process of elimination is the key to this quiz. Each author is the answer to only one question. Two additional questions ask you to name works.
Tough
15 Q
skylarb
Feb 24 03
2250 plays
5
Middle English Literature

Refresh your knowledge or broaden your horizons with this survey of Middle English Literature. Here, you'll find more than just Chaucer, though you'll find him too!
Tough
20 Q
skylarb
Feb 19 03
1527 plays
6
Brit Lit: Late Renaissance--Early 17th Century

This quiz is one in a series of British Literature games. This particular one is about literature written during the late Renaissance or the early seventeenth century. See what you know or what you can learn!
Average
10 Q
alaspooryoric
Oct 10 12
558 plays
7
Medieval Literature: Old English

The topic of this quiz is English literature composed between 450 AD and 1066 AD. Much of it would have been written originally in Old English or Latin.
Average
10 Q
alaspooryoric
Sep 07 12
543 plays
8
Brit Lit: The Victorian Age--1831-1901

Here is yet another quiz in my ongoing British Literature series. This one covers the poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, etc. written during what is typically referred to as the Victorian Age.
Average
15 Q
alaspooryoric
Feb 09 13
840 plays
9
British Literature: The Renaissance--16th Century

This quiz is concerned with poetry, drama, etc. written by English writers between 1485 and 1603. This quiz is also one of several in a series about British literature that begins with the Old English literary period.
Average
10 Q
alaspooryoric
Sep 29 12
564 plays
10
Great Literature Miscellany

A series of questions on a smattering of great literature written before the 20th century.
Tough
15 Q
skylarb
Aug 11 03
2229 plays
11
Medieval Literature: Middle English

A quiz about English lit from 1066 (the Norman conquest) to 1485 (the ascension of the House of Tudor), the second half of the Medieval Period. "Middle English" refers to the language spoken between Old English and Modern English.
Average
10 Q
alaspooryoric
Sep 17 12
432 plays
12
Brit Lit: Restoration Lit--Late 17th Century

Welcome to yet another quiz in the ongoing survey of British literature! This quiz is about the playwrights, poets, and prose writers of the late 1700s or the era of the Restoration of the English monarchy.
Average
10 Q
alaspooryoric
Nov 02 12
357 plays
13
Brit Lit: The Romantic Age--1785-1830

Here is yet another quiz in my ongoing British Literature series. This one covers the poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, etc. written during what is typically referred to as the Romantic Period.
Tough
15 Q
alaspooryoric
Dec 11 12
465 plays
14
Match These Books and Their Authors

A new-style "match" quiz. Nice and easy, to get you used to the format; all you have to do is match each classic novel with its writer. Have fun!
Very Easy
10 Q
stedman
Mar 08 16
999 plays
15
Brit Lit: Age of Reason--18th Century

Welcome to another game in my ongoing British Literature series of quizzes! This one covers the poets, novelists, dramatists, and essayists of the 1700's until late in the century when Romanticism is the dominant influence.
Average
10 Q
alaspooryoric
Nov 17 12
378 plays
16
Classic Novels of the 19th Century

They are still required reading in most schools-the great Romantic novels of the 1800s. If you haven't read the book, you may have seen the film it inspired. How well do you know your classics?
Average
10 Q
robbieh
Apr 02 10
1290 plays
17
Classical Classics

Kindly join Jakeroo and myself on a Sprint to find some of our favorite classical novels.
Average
10 Q
BxBarracuda
Apr 18 12
978 plays
18
Classic English Novels

You are given the summary of the initial situation or events of a classic English novel. Up to you to find out which one is meant.
Average
10 Q
flem-ish
Apr 19 02
3456 plays
19
Why Did They Do That?

For this quiz, I will describe an action that a character or characters took in the story. You will identify the reason, that is, the "why." This quiz focuses on American and British literature of a variety of different genres.
Average
10 Q
bernie73
Aug 14 15
429 plays
20
Classic Literature

Think you know the classics? Take this quiz and find out! I give the information on the book, you say which book it is. Got it? OK, onto the quiz.
Easy
10 Q
authorspalace
Jun 03 12
2337 plays
21
English Literature Made Simple - No. 3

This quiz will cover Eighteenth Century English literature up to the Romantic Revolt.
Average
10 Q
rblayer
Apr 19 04
1377 plays
22
Authors of Literary Classics

Match the classic literary work with the author to win big!
Average
10 Q
highstrung
Feb 14 00
6699 plays
23
English Literature Made Simple - No. 2

Anyone who survived a high school or college English Lit. class should have no problem with this quiz about 'non-Shakespearian' Elizabethan Age and 17th Century literature. Enjoy.
Average
10 Q
rblayer
Apr 16 04
1356 plays
24
English Literature Before 1800

Welcome. Below you'll find the first couple of lines from some famous major English literary works. Some of the texts are presented in a modern translation or in a modernized spelling. It's up to you to identify the work. Good luck.
Average
15 Q
marienbart
Mar 25 02
1176 plays
25
Gothic Literature

How well do you know your 18th Century gothic literature? This easy quiz features questions on the themes and the authors of seven gothic novels.
Tough
10 Q
highland_jadey
Jul 07 04
642 plays
26
Authors of the Classics

I'm taking this class that's all about Gothic novels... so here's a test your 'Gothic' author skills...
Average
10 Q
jaydeeTECH
Sep 26 00
5982 plays
27
Victorian Literature

Questions on British (and Irish?) Victorian poets and novelists.
Difficult
10 Q
oink
Mar 05 00
2211 plays
28
Who Didn't Write It?

Theme: 19th century authors and books. Instead of asking "Who wrote it?", I ask which of four books was NOT written by a given author.
Average
10 Q
skylarb
Feb 01 03
2415 plays
29
Literary "LXG"

I found "LXG" to be a thoroughly entertaining movie. The question is, what do you remember about the original literature from which the characters were drawn? ***Spoiler Warning***
Tough
10 Q
reedy
Aug 05 03
408 plays
30
Homer's writings and Plato's philosophy

Homer and Plato are two of the most important people of all time. I hope that you like the quiz
Tough
10 Q
patriots555
Jun 25 10
309 plays
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