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1
I Have a Novel Idea!

Good poets and playwrights often try their hands at writing novels. Some succeed. Others, well, probably should have stayed away from prose. The authors in this quiz are all Americans.
Average (10 qns)
adams627
Mar 12 10
5361 plays
2
Mister Topsy-Turvy

Some of the greatest writers the world has ever seen have created some "worlds" where Mr. Topsy-Turvy would be most happy to reside. Can you identify the author or the worlds from the clues provided?
Average (10 qns)
coachpauly
Mar 06 12
2472 plays
3
Literary Sneers, Snits and Scandals

And not just cheap stuff about this or that famed scribbler who was really a drunk, a loony, a Trot or a recluse.
Difficult (10 qns)
coolupway
Aug 11 02
3507 plays
4
Back to Front

You fell asleep while reading "Through the Looking Glass" and you have woken up on the other side of the mirror! You must answer the questions below about various authors to get back to the front. All of the answers are hidden in anagrams.
Average (10 qns)
nahs386
Jun 03 13
858 plays
5
"D"etect the Author

This is the fourth instalment in this series of literary quizzes. Can you sift through the clues to identify ten authors whose names start with the letter "D"?
Average (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
Jul 16 16
276 plays
6
Author Identification: Style and Substance

Here are some snippets of information about authors and/or their works written in a way I hope will be reminiscent of their styles. Will this style and substance lead you to the author's identity? Play and see.
Average (10 qns)
uglybird
Apr 29 06
4737 plays
7
Eventually I Found Love

Eventually, these classics found love, but at one point, they were tossed aside or angrily dismissed by publishers. Can you recognize the book or author from its publication history? Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
adams627
Apr 02 12
885 plays
8
One Solitary Life

Each of these authors has a reputation as a reclusive character. Can you identify them from their works?
Average (10 qns)
looney_tunes
Mar 12 12
1113 plays
9
"It was a Dark and Stormy Night"

"It was a dark and stormy night" were the first words of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's novel, "Paul Clifford", and they led to an annual contest to write a bad opening to a novel. Can you identify these other authors who have been honored with contests?
Average (10 qns)
PDAZ
Jul 08 10
993 plays
10
Jane in the Jungle With a Twist

My vacation is finally here, and I plan on curling up on the couch and delving into several good books. Perhaps you've read a few of those I plan on enjoying this week - but how well do you remember them?
Average (10 qns)
beergirllaura
Oct 10 11
561 plays
11
Deep Thoughts and Creative Talent

The works of one author are used in each question as clues to the correct answer. Most of these works are not their most famous, but each of these authors are well known although they come from different genres and times.
Average (10 qns)
dcpddc478
Dec 31 13
639 plays
12
Literature and Authors

Some random literature facts. Some more random than others. Blame my English classes for filling my head with useless knowledge.
Tough (20 qns)
CellarDoor
Feb 19 00
13458 plays
13
Sort of Truth

An autobiographical novel is not an oxymoron but a combination of real events stipulated as fiction. This quiz is about such novels and their counterparts, the semi-autobiographical novel.
Average (10 qns)
1nn1
Dec 21 14
447 plays
14
Prose and Cons

Can you determine the culprits behind these appalling literary crimes? If you can figure out whodunnit from these reports, then perhaps for these authors, the writing is on the wall...
Average (10 qns)
reedy
Jul 22 12
894 plays
15
The Call of a Farewell to Hard Travels

Remember Starbuck? Tom Sawyer? Ishmael? Ralph and Piggy? They're all nearby, either in your den, the library, the nearest bookstore or the local bookswap. All you need is enough time to decide who you want to spend a few hours with.
Easy (10 qns)
beergirllaura
Sep 10 09
1395 plays
16
Books You Shouldn't Read Before You Die?

This quiz picks a bone with the omissions in the recently released "1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die." You need not have even glanced at that book to ace this quiz, however, which will be a general literature overview.
Average (10 qns)
skylarb
Sep 21 08
3531 plays
17
A Smorgasbord of Female Writers

This quiz contains questions about the lives and works of over twenty different female poets and authors. There should be something for everyone to feast upon.
Difficult (25 qns)
skylarb
Feb 07 03
2538 plays
18
Finally! You Realize I Was Write

These ten authors gave detailed descriptions of events or inventions which did not yet exist. Looking back from the future, it seems they may have been write!
Average (10 qns)
Godwit
Nov 26 14
459 plays
19
Chronicles

Chronicles: Accounts, biographies, reports, histories and papers. Here's a look at fiction writers who have turned their hands to non-fiction chronicles.
Average (10 qns)
pollucci19
May 18 12
321 plays
20
Authors' Dedications

Authors use the device of the dedication to express all kinds of feelings for others. This quiz takes ten dedications from the "Bloomsbury Dictionary of Dedications" by Adrian Room. The dedication itself often gives some kind of clue to the answer.
Tough (10 qns)
TabbyTom
Jan 28 05
534 plays
21
The Quest for the Holy Mail

All authors have had writer's block at one time or another. This quiz is presented in the form of different authors' fictional letters to God asking for inspiration to finish some of their better-known works. See how many you can figure out!
Average (10 qns)
shuehorn
Nov 14 11
603 plays
22
Pick the Book They Didn't Write!

For each question, you are given an author and four novels. He or she wrote three of them, but didn't write the fourth. Which is the odd one out?
Average (10 qns)
gracious1
Nov 19 14
543 plays
23
Who the Devil Wrote It?

When it comes to personifications of evil, the Devil is the worst of them all, and has long played a notable role in English literature. But can you identify some of the writers who have written about him?
Average (10 qns)
poshprice
Nov 23 14
369 plays
24
The Well of Lost Plots

I was searching in the well of lost plots and found many books never written. Can you decide who might have written these books that were never written? Warning: There may be spoilers
Average (10 qns)
salami_swami
May 17 11
495 plays
25
One Book Wonders & Second Time Flops

Nearly anybody can write one novel, or so reckoned D.H. Lawrence. A second novel, he opined, was "a step farther". These questions are about those who never wrote a second novel, or whose second novels were flops.
Average (10 qns)
darksplash
Mar 28 09
975 plays
26
Rejection In The Modern World

Some great classics of literature would possibly be rejected by publishers if submitted now. Here are some modern rejection notes.
Easy (10 qns)
Christinap
Jun 29 13
900 plays
27
Women Writers from Around the World

This quiz presents you with questions about ten women writers from around the world, complete with portraits to help you. How many of them do you know?
Average (10 qns)
stedman
Feb 05 16
267 plays
28
"C"haracter Creators

In this, the third instalment in this series of literary quizzes, we meet ten more authors, all of whom have names starting with the letter "C".
Average (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
Feb 29 16
441 plays
29
You're Lion to Me!

When you think of famous people born under the zodiac sign of Leo, the lion, you might think of singers and actors. This quiz is in response to an Author's Challenge issued by kyleisalive, so let's take a look at some famous Leo authors.
Easy (10 qns)
CmdrK
Nov 28 11
1041 plays
30
"B"ards, One and All

The second instalment in an ongoing series of literary quizzes: ten more authors, all of whom have names starting with the letter "B".
Average (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
Feb 20 16
342 plays
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