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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!
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: agony, MotherGoose, LeoDaVinci, looney_tunes 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
4950 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
8025 plays
3 Mysterious Middle Age
Officially, 1066 to 1470 is called the Middle English period. The writers and philosophers were cultivating the English soil for a rich harvesting. This quiz deals with a few of such inspiring and enlightening activities.
Not Rated
10 Q
indranil49
Today!
0 plays
4 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
858 plays
5 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
2091 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
450 plays
7 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
1404 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
648 plays
9 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
435 plays
10 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
486 plays
11 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
303 plays
12 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
417 plays
13 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
381 plays
14 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
2106 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
324 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
1146 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
840 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
3246 plays
19 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
1785 plays
20 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
369 plays
21 British Classical Women Writers
This quiz concerns the lives and works of women writers.
Average
15 Q
nutter2002
Sep 11 02
1170 plays
22 Victorian Literature
Questions on British (and Irish?) Victorian poets and novelists.
Difficult
10 Q
oink
Mar 05 00
2139 plays
23 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
1218 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
1071 plays
25 Mostly European Literature
Thanks to my lit class in college, I've been inspired to produce this quiz concerning the writings of the western world. Enjoy!
Average
10 Q
GypsyQueen
Nov 10 01
975 plays
26 Authors of Literary Classics
Match the classic literary work with the author to win big!
Average
10 Q
highstrung
Feb 14 00
6330 plays
27 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
1254 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
2349 plays
29 The Victorian Age Quote Identification
Match the passage to the author. All of the quotes come from British works from the Victorian age. Most of the selections are from poems, but a few are from important essays from the period.
Tough
15 Q
chicknator
Aug 29 03
558 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
270 plays
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