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An assortment of trivia facts on books, authors and characters.   

There are 886 quizzes and 8,860 trivia questions in this category.
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1
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)
shorthumbz
Jul 19 13
2454 plays
2
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)
WesleyCrusher
Feb 21 12
4911 plays
3
Loony Literary Limericks

Identify the author or literary character from these limericks. The harder examples will be multiple choice.
Average (10 qns)
jeremyb
Mar 28 06
7776 plays
4
Dramatic Moments in Literature

The title tells you all you need to know.
Difficult (10 qns)
robert362
Nov 14 01
10032 plays
5
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)
Tchochkekop
Nov 10 09
2235 plays
6
The Three Clue Book Quiz

This is your chance to be a book detective! I give you three clues and you select the correct book from a list of four. This should be relatively easy but be careful. Some answers may have one clue in the book named but only one will have them all.
Very Easy (10 qns)
hpreed62
Aug 12 16
639 plays
7
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)
Arlesienne
Jan 24 07
4131 plays
8
"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)
TabbyTom
Nov 24 07
1161 plays
9
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)
skylarb
Oct 20 03
6336 plays
10
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)
bullymom
Jul 25 03
6072 plays
11
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)
robbieh
Jan 02 07
9768 plays
12
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)
Quiz_Beagle
Aug 18 09
642 plays
13
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)
kyleisalive
Nov 08 12
1530 plays
14
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)
john_sunseri
Oct 24 09
4209 plays
15
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)
skylarb
Feb 27 03
4224 plays
16
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)
salami_swami
Nov 29 11
1203 plays
17
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)
Christinap
Feb 06 12
2997 plays
18
Nemesis

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)
PDAZ
Jun 15 10
1461 plays
19
Literary Haiku

Can you guess the famous work from the haiku given? I bet you can!
Average (10 qns)
ensiform
Jul 02 07
2496 plays
20
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)
stuthehistoryguy
Dec 07 13
1278 plays
21
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)
Christinap
Jul 23 11
1287 plays
22
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)
lorance79
Mar 11 12
2187 plays
23
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)
thula2
Feb 16 16
345 plays
24
Trident's Literature Challenge

Think you know your literature? Test your prowess with these Literature GRE-inspired questions.
Average (10 qns)
trident
Sep 16 11
918 plays
25
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)
redsoxfan325
Aug 07 09
3981 plays
26
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)
salami_swami
Oct 18 12
723 plays
27
Fanfiction

The internet has given birth to a whole new genre of literature. How much do you know about "fanfiction"?
Average (10 qns)
skylarb
Oct 06 04
1905 plays
28
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)
Plodd
Jul 22 10
717 plays
29
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)
MyrdinSasnak
Dec 02 07
1773 plays
30
The Eggheads Story Book

Come and play this team quiz from the Scrambled Eggheads about some of our favourite story books.
Tough (10 qns)
Plodd
Dec 28 12
627 plays
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