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folder Authors and their Works (151, 1 new) folder Literary Characters (137)
folder Literary Terms & Quotes (80) folder Literary Titles (56)
folder Literature by Era (12) folder Literature Word Play (31)
folder Something in Common (30) folder Specific Subjects & Themes (204, 1 new)
A Novel Approach To Novels

"Literick:" Use of a low-level literary form to describe a (theoretically) higher-level one. Can you guess the novels described by these litericks? Thanks to logcrawler for the Author Challenge!
Average (10 qns)
Jul 19 13
2493 plays
The Geek Interpreter

So you are a geek and don't speak any normal language any more? Well, don't worry - I have put some well-known literary works into computer code for you! (No actual programming skills required - just look at keywords distributed in the code)
Average (10 qns)
Feb 21 12
4947 plays
Loony Literary Limericks

Identify the author or literary character from these limericks. The harder examples will be multiple choice.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 28 06
7821 plays
Dramatic Moments in Literature

The title tells you all you need to know.
Difficult (10 qns)
Nov 14 01
10062 plays
Twit Lit

On Twitter, tweets are limited to 140 characters. What would have happened to great literature if Twitter had always been around? Wonder no more as you try to figure out what's being tweeted below. ("Great" is at the discretion of the quiz writer.)
Average (10 qns)
Nov 10 09
2262 plays
Literary Analogies

The first two entities have the same relationship as the third entity and the answer. All analogies are related to the world of literature: authors, works, places, etc.
Tough (20 qns)
Jan 24 07
4161 plays
"Done into English": 1,000 Years of Translation

Translation is an under-appreciated art. Much of it may be hackwork, but for a thousand years the best translators have been enabling readers of English to understand and enjoy the world's masterpieces in that language.
Tough (10 qns)
Nov 24 07
1182 plays
25 Centuries of Literature

Each question in this quiz covers a different century in the history of world literature, offering a little something for everyone.
Tough (25 qns)
Oct 20 03
6360 plays
Read Any Good Books Lately? Here are a Few...

This quiz is about some of the greatest novels written during the past century. The titles were taken from The Modern Library's "Best 100 Novels" list. How many of these classics have you read?
Average (10 qns)
Jan 02 07
9813 plays
Literary Rejection Notices

"I regret the American public is not interested in anything on China", read an actual rejection letter to Pearl Buck, author of "The Good Earth". The following are rejection notices of famous works that I have made up- see if you can guess the work.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 25 03
6105 plays
History Writes Itself

Simply by scrolling through classic literature (new and old) you can spot the trends and beliefs of the centuries. See what you know about literature and authors reaching back to medieval times all the way up to today. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
Nov 08 12
1563 plays
Things Are Getting Wyrd

Shakespeare had three weird sisters in the play we won't name - Terry Pratchett had the Wyrd Sisters. This quiz can be played if you're familiar (or a familiar!) with either. Enjoy the quiz!
Average (10 qns)
Aug 18 09
657 plays
23rd-Century Literature

Come with me to the 23rd Century where some of our best known books have been re-written for these modern times.
Very Easy (10 qns)
Feb 06 12
3042 plays
A Literary Alphabet

You don't need an encyclopedic knowledge of literature to do well on this quiz--but an alphabetic knowledge will definitely come in handy!
Average (25 qns)
Oct 24 09
4251 plays
Stocking the FunTrivia Manor's Library

It seems that I have been put in charge of organizing the FunTrivia Manor's library. So I employ a few people to aid me in such an enormous task. Care to join me?
Average (10 qns)
Nov 29 11
1224 plays
Literary Timeline

Take this quiz to get the big picture! It will give you a feel for who wrote when, and it will provide an overview of many literary periods. But fear not; there are no specific dates.
Difficult (20 qns)
Feb 27 03
4251 plays
Literary Haiku

Can you guess the famous work from the haiku given? I bet you can!
Average (10 qns)
Jul 02 07
2508 plays

Mark Twain famously described a classic book as "something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read". These books can be too long, too difficult or too tedious. Can you identify these classic books that are our literary nemeses?
Average (10 qns)
Jun 15 10
1479 plays
My 2013 Reading Challenge

I set myself a challenge in 2013 to read more novels, especially those I had skirted as a student. This quiz covers some of the best.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 07 13
1296 plays
Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are In My Neck

There is a plot against me dear quizzers. Because certain people want to steal my badges I have been trapped inside several books, all of which see me in great peril. Please help me escape.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 23 11
1290 plays
Odd One Out: Just Books!

Once again, The Misplaced have chosen four things: three which have something in common and one which doesn't. The question will help you identify the intruder! This time it's all about books.
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 16 16
354 plays
Well-Read, Long-Dead

This is a best-sellers quiz with a twist: the authors of each book in question have been dead for more than half a century. Works of non-fiction are not included.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 11 12
2202 plays
Trident's Literature Challenge

Think you know your literature? Test your prowess with these Literature GRE-inspired questions.
Average (10 qns)
Sep 16 11
960 plays
I Remember Reading That!

This quiz takes you through a tour of some of the literature you may have read in High School. Warning: This quiz contains spoilers.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 07 09
3996 plays
Llamas in the Library

Whenever Ralph the Llama is given a book, all he does is try and eat it. Perhaps the other llamas in the paddock can try to convince Ralph to actually read some of their favorites.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 18 12
732 plays

The internet has given birth to a whole new genre of literature. How much do you know about "fanfiction"?
Average (10 qns)
Oct 06 04
1911 plays
10 Questions That Librarians May Need to Know

It's your first day on the job as librarian in the small town of Forgetfullville. The townspeople know what it is they want to read, they just have a hard time remembering titles. Hopefully you can help them out.
Tough (10 qns)
Dec 02 07
1779 plays
The Demons' Favourite Books

These are some of the favourite books read past and present by The Devious Demons team. Can you guess which book it is from the description given?
Average (10 qns)
Jul 22 10
726 plays
You Expect Me to Buy This?

If you want a book to be sold, you have to give it a catchy title. Let's look at some authors that came up with some strange names to put their books out there.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 21 12
4641 plays
These Books Fill a Much Needed Void!

This quiz takes a light-hearted look at a selection of books with odd titles that delved into unique topics, arguably filling a void that never needed to be filled! Hope you enjoy the theme.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 17 12
651 plays
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