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Here you will find quizzes covering the work of a range of authors, all writing about the United States (or its colonial predecessor). Quizzes on books by a single author will be found listed under that author's surname.   

There are 37 quizzes and 420 trivia questions in this category.
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Trivia Quizzes in category American Literature
1
Four Words: The Title 10 questions

Each of these great American novels has a pithy four-word title that makes an allusion to another work. I'll give a few details; you name the book!
Average
nannywoo
3525 plays
2
Early American Literature 10 questions

This quiz is about stories from American Literature before 1900. The pictures may provide clues. Happy reading!
Very Easy
PootyPootwell
Aug 28 16
840 plays
3
American Lit: Middle to Late 20th Century 15 questions

This quiz finishes the survey of American Literature and begins where the previous quiz in this series ended. It covers writers who were primarily active from the time following WWII to the end of the 1900s.
Average
alaspooryoric
Dec 19 16
303 plays
4
A Novel State: Alabama 10 questions

Come with me as we visit Alabama and focus on the various authors who have ties to towns and cities across the state. We'll visit each town and you tell me, based on the clues, who is connected to that area.
Average
stephgm67
Oct 14 16
189 plays
5
Have Y'all Read These? 10 questions

In this quiz we'll take a look at the literary accomplishments of some authors from the southern United States.
Average
logcrawler
924 plays
6
American Lit: Early Twentieth Century 15 questions

This quiz continues the survey of American Literature and begins where the previous quiz in this series ended. It covers writers who were primarily active during the span of time from World War I to World War II.
Average
alaspooryoric
531 plays
7
An American Literature Syllabus 10 questions

While writing the syllabus for my American Lit summer school class, I realized that all of these works would make an interesting Quizzyland quiz! Most information comes from "Literature and the Language Arts: The American Tradition." Enjoy!
Average
MALibrarian
2445 plays
8
Georgia: Home to Peaches...And Books 10 questions

Come with me as we explore my home state of Georgia and discover the various authors that have ties there. We will visit several different cities and, based on the clue, you tell me what writer we are talking about.
Average
stephgm67
Oct 21 16
180 plays
9
American Lit: 18th Century and Revolution 10 questions

This quiz is concerned with various works of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry written from the early 1700s to those written toward the end of that century. It is the second quiz in a series on American Literature.
Tough
alaspooryoric
312 plays
10
American Lit: Exploration and Colonization 15 questions

This quiz is concerned with the letters, journals, histories, poetry, etc. written in America from 1492 to 1720 or so, as well as early Native American stories and myths. It is the first in a series of American literature.
Tough
alaspooryoric
282 plays
11
American Lit: Early to Mid-1800's 15 questions

This quiz is concerned with various works of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry written from the early 1800's to the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. It is the third quiz in a series on American Literature.
Average
alaspooryoric
384 plays
12
Literary Landmarks of New York 10 questions

Many works of literature have been set in Manhattan. In this quiz, you will have to link several NYC sites to the authors who wrote about them.
Average
rocco6557
816 plays
13
The Lost Generation in Paris 10 questions

After World War I many American writers moved to Paris. They were known as "The Lost Generation".
Average
Englizzie
657 plays
14
Quotes From American Authors 10 questions

I will provide a quote from one of the author's works, and you will provide the author's name. It is that simple. If you want more of a challenge, try it without using a search engine.
Average
davegrilla
861 plays
15
American Authors 15 questions

A quiz about famous twentieth century American novelists, dramatists and poets. I provide biographical information and some titles and you have to identify the author. Have fun.
Average
marienbart
4092 plays
16
American Novels 10 questions

These are some of the greatest novels ever written by Americans. How many of them do you know?
Average
skydude13579
678 plays
17
American Lit: Late 1800s to Early 1900s 15 questions

This quiz continues the survey of American Literature and begins where the previous quiz in this series ended. It covers writers who were primarily active during the span of time from the Reconstruction years to the beginning of World War I.
Average
alaspooryoric
396 plays
18
African American Writers 10 questions

These authors and writers had an instrumental part in American history, literature, and their culture. How much do you know about these African American writers and works of literature?
Average
exceller
354 plays
19
Quotes from American Authors [3] 10 questions

Welcome to volume 3 of "Quotes from American Authors". I'll give you a quote, you give me the author. Enjoy!
Average
davegrilla
663 plays
20
Famous First Words: American Literature 10 questions

Another installment of my Famous First Words, here are the first lines from some of my favourite (North) American books, you just match them with the title/author. Clues and year of publication are given in all but one; the last one!
Average
thula2
708 plays
21
Quotes From American Authors [2] 10 questions

Welcome to the second volume of this quiz series. I will provide a quote from one of the author's works, and you will provide the author's name. It is that simple. If you want more of a challenge, try it without using a search engine.
Average
davegrilla
561 plays
22
Pulitzer Prize Winners in Fiction 10 questions

Launched as an incentive to excellence, the Pulitzer Prize began as a series of awards in several categories of publishing for writers that deeply reflected American life in their work. This is a quiz about books in the Fiction category.
Tough
albert11
363 plays
23
American Literature 10 questions

Since I like history, I suppose it isn't odd that I like literature as well. This one deals with American literature from the 1700s to the 1900s. Enjoy!
Average
sk8trmom51
1557 plays
24
Midwest Literature 10 questions

This quiz contains questions on authors and literary works connected to the American Midwest. How much do you know about these classics? Questions provided by MidWest Team members.
Tough
JMElston
309 plays
25
Another Look at African American Writers 10 questions

African Americans have contributed many works that have influenced American culture. Can you recognize more of these novels, plays, and other works of literature?
Tough
exceller
168 plays
26
Short and Sweet 15 questions

The short story is unique literary art. Here is a collection of questions about short stories by American writers.
Average
Rehaberpro
282 plays
27
Serious African American Literature I 10 questions

This quiz will take more than High School English. See how far from the reading list you've gone.
Difficult
brandiwyne77
555 plays
28
American Romanticism 10 questions

American Romanticism was as much a spiritual movement as it was a literary one. Test your knowledge of Emerson, Whitman, and Hawthorne with this tasty little quiz!
Difficult
gypsyqueen
1083 plays
29
In the Shadows: Interesting American Women Writers 15 questions

This quiz asks you to identify some American women writers whose achievements have often been misunderstood or overlooked.
Difficult
Windswept
537 plays
30
Southern Literature Classics 15 questions

Test your knowledge of novels, poems, and authors from the American South, focusing primarily on the 20th Century.
Tough
rjchief
1251 plays
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