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Literature Before 1900 Trivia and Quizzes

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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!   

There are 48 quizzes and 480 trivia questions in this category.
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photo quiz  A Gallery of Literature Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Sep 21 16

I'll give you the first line of a book written before 1900 and a picture to suggest a word or two from the book's title. You tell me the author's name.
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alaspooryoric gold member
Sep 21 16
1221 plays
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trivia quiz  Nineteenth Century Literary Characters Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dinkytown, Aug 06 02

These are some of the most famous characters in nineteenth-century American and British literature. Do you recognize them?
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dinkytown
Aug 06 02
9093 plays
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trivia quiz  Riddles (Anglo-Saxon Style) cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pagiedamon, Nov 15 08

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".
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pagiedamon editor
Nov 15 08
1203 plays
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match quiz  Match These Books and Their Authors cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, stedman, Mar 08 16

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!
Easy
stedman editor
Mar 08 16
1737 plays
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trivia quiz  Great Literature Miscellany cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, skylarb, Aug 11 03

A series of questions on a smattering of great literature written before the 20th century.
Tough
skylarb
Aug 11 03
2346 plays
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trivia quiz  Classic Novels of the 19th Century cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, robbieh, Apr 02 10

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?
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robbieh
Apr 02 10
1512 plays
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trivia quiz  Classical Classics 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, BxBarracuda, Apr 18 12

Kindly join Jakeroo and myself on a Sprint to find some of our favorite classical novels.
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BxBarracuda
Apr 18 12
1104 plays
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trivia quiz  Classic Literature 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, authorspalace, Jun 03 12

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
authorspalace
Jun 03 12
2631 plays
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match quiz  Classic Gothic Literature 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, CardoQ, Nov 12 16

Gothic literature combines elements of the supernatural, horror, mystery and romance, and has been responsible some of the most enduring characters and stories in literature. Can you match the authors to some of the best known books of the genre?
Easy
CardoQ gold member
Nov 12 16
684 plays
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trivia quiz  Why Did They Do That? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Aug 14 15

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.
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bernie73 gold member
Aug 14 15
495 plays
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trivia quiz  Mysterious Middle Age 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, indranil49, Sep 05 14

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.
Tough
indranil49
Sep 05 14
333 plays
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trivia quiz  Bigger Than Ben-Hur 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Oct 08 16

This quiz deals with books that are lengthy and the key details about them.
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bernie73 gold member
Oct 08 16
312 plays
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trivia quiz  Authors of Literary Classics 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, highstrung, Feb 14 00

Match the classic literary work with the author to win big!
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highstrung
Feb 14 00
6867 plays
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trivia quiz  English Literature Before 1800 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, marienbart, Mar 25 02

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.
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marienbart
Mar 25 02
1281 plays
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trivia quiz  Authors of the Classics 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jaydeeTECH, Sep 26 00

I'm taking this class that's all about Gothic novels... so here's a test your 'Gothic' author skills...
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jaydeeTECH
Sep 26 00
6126 plays
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trivia quiz  Who Didn't Write It? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Feb 01 03

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.
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skylarb
Feb 01 03
2550 plays
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trivia quiz  Mostly European Literature 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, GypsyQueen, Nov 10 01

Thanks to my lit class in college, I've been inspired to produce this quiz concerning the writings of the western world. Enjoy!
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GypsyQueen
Nov 10 01
1281 plays
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trivia quiz  Gothic Literature 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, highland_jadey, Jul 07 04

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
highland_jadey
Jul 07 04
690 plays
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trivia quiz  Literature, generally 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Ruma, Aug 15 00

Did you pay attention in lit class? A simple literature quiz to check it out ! Good Luck!
Tough
Ruma
Aug 15 00
2820 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary "LXG" 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, reedy, Aug 05 03

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
reedy gold member
Aug 05 03
429 plays
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trivia quiz  Early English Prose 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, marienbart, Aug 07 02

A brief walk through English prose from the 12th to the 18th century.
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marienbart
Aug 07 02
807 plays
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trivia quiz  In Search of the White Rabbit 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, eufosyne, Jul 15 11

Alice has asked you to help her look for the white rabbit. To find out where he is you have to travel through the World of Books and answer the questions to get to his hiding place.
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eufosyne
Jul 15 11
474 plays
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trivia quiz  Who Wrote What?-Part 3 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, avory, May 28 00

I think you all know the drill by now but for newcomers this is an easy match the author to the title quiz. I hope everyone hasn't got too bored of this!
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avory
May 28 00
1893 plays
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trivia quiz  Great Romantic Books and Authors 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, marioarcadia, Apr 25 05

How much do you know about Romanticism? Here are some questions to test your knowledge about some of the most known Romantic books, and some not so famous!
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marioarcadia
Apr 25 05
663 plays
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trivia quiz  Mixed Literature 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, emeraldstar, May 24 02

Here's a quiz on many different books mainly from before 1900...
Tough
emeraldstar
May 24 02
1059 plays
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trivia quiz  Mixed Literature Rather Tough But ? 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, gearloose, Sep 09 00

All Multiple choice. Quotes from the past, obscure but interesting. Not easy, BUT there is a clue with each, in the brackets; however, beware the red herring. Have fun and enjoy some wisdom from the past. Cheers.
Difficult
gearloose
Sep 09 00
762 plays
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trivia quiz  Lazarillo De Tormes 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mandapanda880, Dec 04 01

This is a quiz about the first picaresque novel 'Lazarillo de Tormes'. The author is anonymous.
Tough
mandapanda880
Dec 04 01
330 plays
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