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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 35 quizzes and 395 trivia questions in this category.
Take this hour's trivia quiz: American Literature - Mixed Questions

A quiz every hour! Over 395 questions in rotation. Recent Scores
1
Four Words: The Title

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 (10 qns)
nannywoo
3363 plays
2
A Novel State: Alabama

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 (10 qns)
stephgm67
Oct 14 16
147 plays
3
Have Y'all Read These?

In this quiz we'll take a look at the literary accomplishments of some authors from the southern United States.
Average (10 qns)
logcrawler
888 plays
4
American Lit: Early Twentieth Century

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 (15 qns)
alaspooryoric
Feb 19 16
474 plays
5
American Lit: Exploration and Colonization

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 (15 qns)
alaspooryoric
273 plays
6
An American Literature Syllabus

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 (10 qns)
MALibrarian
2424 plays
7
American Lit: Early to Mid-1800's

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 (15 qns)
alaspooryoric
369 plays
8
Georgia: Home to Peaches...And Books

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 (10 qns)
stephgm67
Oct 21 16
144 plays
9
American Lit: 18th Century and Revolution

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 (10 qns)
alaspooryoric
309 plays
10
Literary Landmarks of New York

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 (10 qns)
rocco6557
798 plays
11
American Lit: Late 1800s to Early 1900s

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 (15 qns)
alaspooryoric
384 plays
12
Quotes From American Authors

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 (10 qns)
davegrilla
843 plays
13
The Lost Generation in Paris

After World War I many American writers moved to Paris. They were known as "The Lost Generation".
Average (10 qns)
Englizzie
636 plays
14
American Authors

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 (15 qns)
marienbart
4008 plays
15
American Novels

These are some of the greatest novels ever written by Americans. How many of them do you know?
Average (10 qns)
skydude13579
645 plays
16
African American Writers

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 (10 qns)
exceller
348 plays
17
Quotes from American Authors [3]

Welcome to volume 3 of "Quotes from American Authors". I'll give you a quote, you give me the author. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
davegrilla
654 plays
18
Famous First Words: American Literature

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 (10 qns)
thula2
699 plays
19
American Literature

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 (10 qns)
sk8trmom51
1542 plays
20
Pulitzer Prize Winners in Fiction

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 (10 qns)
albert11
351 plays
21
Quotes From American Authors [2]

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 (10 qns)
davegrilla
552 plays
22
Midwest Literature

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 (10 qns)
JMElston
309 plays
23
Serious African American Literature I

This quiz will take more than High School English. See how far from the reading list you've gone.
Difficult (10 qns)
brandiwyne77
549 plays
24
Another Look at African American Writers

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 (10 qns)
exceller
165 plays
25
Early American Literature

This quiz is about stories from American Literature before 1900. The pictures may provide clues. Happy reading!
Very Easy (10 qns)
PootyPootwell
Aug 28 16
663 plays
26
Short and Sweet

The short story is unique literary art. Here is a collection of questions about short stories by American writers.
Average (15 qns)
Rehaberpro
273 plays
27
In the Shadows: Interesting American Women Writers

This quiz asks you to identify some American women writers whose achievements have often been misunderstood or overlooked.
Difficult (15 qns)
Windswept
531 plays
28
American Romanticism

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 (10 qns)
gypsyqueen
1080 plays
29
Southern Literature Classics

Test your knowledge of novels, poems, and authors from the American South, focusing primarily on the 20th Century.
Tough (15 qns)
rjchief
1242 plays
30
Great American (Anti-) War Novels

"I sing of arms and the man..."
Tough (10 qns)
misshuxley
762 plays
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