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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 41 quizzes and 460 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  Four Words: The Title Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Feb 20 13

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 gold member
Feb 20 13
3684 plays
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trivia quiz  American Lit: Middle to Late 20th Century cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 19 16

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 gold member
Dec 19 16
474 plays
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trivia quiz  A Novel State: Alabama cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Oct 14 16

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 gold member
Oct 14 16
213 plays
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trivia quiz  American Lit: Early Twentieth Century cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Feb 19 16

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 gold member
Feb 19 16
624 plays
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trivia quiz  Have Y'all Read These? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, logcrawler, May 27 14

In this quiz we'll take a look at the literary accomplishments of some authors from the southern United States.
Average
logcrawler gold member
May 27 14
966 plays
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trivia quiz  American Lit: Exploration and Colonization cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Aug 16 14

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.
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Aug 16 14
414 plays
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trivia quiz  An American Literature Syllabus cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, MALibrarian, Jul 12 07

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!
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MALibrarian
Jul 12 07
2469 plays
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trivia quiz  American Lit: 18th Century and Revolution cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Feb 10 15

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.
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Feb 10 15
435 plays
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trivia quiz  American Lit: Early to Mid-1800's cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, May 08 15

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 gold member
May 08 15
498 plays
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trivia quiz  American Lit: Late 1800s to Early 1900s cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Jul 27 15

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 gold member
Jul 27 15
498 plays
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trivia quiz  The Lost Generation in Paris cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Englizzie, Jun 06 09

After World War I many American writers moved to Paris. They were known as "The Lost Generation".
Average
Englizzie
Jun 06 09
666 plays
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trivia quiz  Quotes From American Authors cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, davegrilla, Jan 28 11

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
Jan 28 11
876 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Landmarks of New York 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rocco6557, Mar 07 07

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
Mar 07 07
891 plays
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trivia quiz  American Novels 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, skydude13579, Jul 24 14

These are some of the greatest novels ever written by Americans. How many of them do you know?
Average
skydude13579
Jul 24 14
702 plays
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trivia quiz  American Authors 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, marienbart, Jan 04 04

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
Jan 04 04
4149 plays
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match quiz  Dear America 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Feb 01 19

Dear America, over time you've produced some incredible authors, and I've written this quiz as a tribute to them. I'm going to name three books by ten American authors, and the task is to match the author to the works.
Easy
Kankurette gold member
Feb 01 19
333 plays
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trivia quiz  African American Writers 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, exceller, Jan 03 13

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
Jan 03 13
363 plays
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trivia quiz  Quotes from American Authors [3] 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, davegrilla, Feb 11 11

Welcome to volume 3 of "Quotes from American Authors". I'll give you a quote, you give me the author. Enjoy!
Average
davegrilla
Feb 11 11
672 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous First Words: American Literature 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, thula2, Sep 13 12

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!
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thula2 gold member
Sep 13 12
714 plays
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trivia quiz  Quotes From American Authors [2] 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, davegrilla, Feb 02 11

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
Feb 02 11
573 plays
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photo quiz  Identify the Quote from American Literature 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Jul 10 18

This quiz tests your knowledge of a mix of American literature, with one book for each decade beginning in the 1920s. The pictures may provide hints, or may just be decorative. Happy reading!
Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
Jul 10 18
474 plays
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trivia quiz  American Literature 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, sk8trmom51, Dec 29 09

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
Dec 29 09
1674 plays
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trivia quiz  American Romanticism 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, gypsyqueen, Dec 18 01

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
Dec 18 01
1098 plays
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trivia quiz  Another Look at African American Writers 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, exceller, Oct 15 14

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
Oct 15 14
171 plays
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trivia quiz  Pulitzer Prize Winners in Fiction 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, albert11, Sep 29 15

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
Sep 29 15
372 plays
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trivia quiz  Georgia: Home to Peaches...And Books 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Oct 21 16

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 gold member
Oct 21 16
222 plays
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trivia quiz  Midwest Literature 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, JMElston, Jan 21 15

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 gold member
Jan 21 15
315 plays
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photo quiz  Early American Literature 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Aug 28 16

This quiz is about stories from American Literature before 1900. The pictures may provide clues. Happy reading!
Very Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
Aug 28 16
984 plays
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trivia quiz  Serious African American Literature I 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, brandiwyne77, Dec 30 06

This quiz will take more than High School English. See how far from the reading list you've gone.
Difficult
brandiwyne77
Dec 30 06
555 plays
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trivia quiz  In the Shadows: Interesting American Women Writers 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, Windswept, Aug 28 08

This quiz asks you to identify some American women writers whose achievements have often been misunderstood or overlooked.
Difficult
Windswept gold member
Aug 28 08
549 plays
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