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Each of these quizzes covers multiple authors - how well do you know the output of each? Some quizzes focus on the characters, some on the plots, some on the titles.   

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1.
trivia quiz  I Have a Novel Idea! Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Mar 12 10

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.
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adams627
Mar 12 10
5841 plays
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trivia quiz  Mister Topsy-Turvy Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Mar 06 12

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?
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coachpauly gold member
Mar 06 12
2790 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Sneers, Snits and Scandals Editor choice 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, coolupway, Aug 11 02

And not just cheap stuff about this or that famed scribbler who was really a drunk, a loony, a Trot or a recluse.
Difficult
coolupway
Aug 11 02
3672 plays
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trivia quiz  Back to Front Editor choice 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nahs386, Jun 03 13

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.
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nahs386
Jun 03 13
1071 plays
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trivia quiz  Author Identification: Style and Substance cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Apr 29 06

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.
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uglybird gold member
Apr 29 06
5145 plays
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trivia quiz  Eventually I Found Love cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Apr 02 12

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!
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adams627
Apr 02 12
1146 plays
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trivia quiz  "It was a Dark and Stormy Night" cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Jul 08 10

"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?
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PDAZ gold member
Jul 08 10
1170 plays
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trivia quiz  The Call of a Farewell to Hard Travels cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Sep 10 09

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
beergirllaura
Sep 10 09
1842 plays
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trivia quiz  Literature and Authors cool 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, CellarDoor, Feb 19 00

Some random literature facts. Some more random than others. Blame my English classes for filling my head with useless knowledge.
Tough
CellarDoor gold member
Feb 19 00
13713 plays
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trivia quiz  One Solitary Life cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 12 12

Each of these authors has a reputation as a reclusive character. Can you identify them from their works?
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looney_tunes editor
Mar 12 12
1374 plays
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trivia quiz  Sort of Truth cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Dec 21 14

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.
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1nn1 editor
Dec 21 14
558 plays
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trivia quiz  Jane in the Jungle With a Twist cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Oct 10 11

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
beergirllaura
Oct 10 11
678 plays
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trivia quiz  Books You Shouldn't Read Before You Die? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Sep 21 08

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.
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skylarb
Sep 21 08
3705 plays
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trivia quiz  A Smorgasbord of Female Writers cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, skylarb, Feb 07 03

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.
Tough
skylarb
Feb 07 03
2649 plays
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trivia quiz  Deep Thoughts and Creative Talent cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Dec 31 13

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.
Easy
dcpddc478 gold member
Dec 31 13
834 plays
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trivia quiz  Prose and Cons cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Jul 22 12

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...
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reedy gold member
Jul 22 12
1170 plays
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photo quiz  Women Writers from Around the World cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Feb 05 16

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?
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stedman editor
Feb 05 16
597 plays
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trivia quiz  Authors' Dedications cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Jan 28 05

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
TabbyTom gold member
Jan 28 05
570 plays
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trivia quiz  One Book Wonders & Second Time Flops cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Mar 28 09

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.
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darksplash gold member
Mar 28 09
1023 plays
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trivia quiz  Rejection In The Modern World cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Christinap, Jun 29 13

Some great classics of literature would possibly be rejected by publishers if submitted now. Here are some modern rejection notes.
Easy
Christinap
Jun 29 13
1314 plays
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trivia quiz  Chronicles cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, May 18 12

Chronicles: Accounts, biographies, reports, histories and papers. Here's a look at fiction writers who have turned their hands to non-fiction chronicles.
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pollucci19 gold member
May 18 12
399 plays
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trivia quiz  The Quest for the Holy Mail cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shuehorn, Nov 14 11

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!
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shuehorn gold member
Nov 14 11
696 plays
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match quiz  Little Known Works cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, tjoebigham, Apr 23 17

My first match quiz concerns lesser-known novels and stories by these famous writers; you must match these works with authors.
Average
tjoebigham
Apr 23 17
204 plays
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trivia quiz  Pick the Book They Didn't Write! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, gracious1, Nov 19 14

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?
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gracious1 gold member
Nov 19 14
600 plays
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trivia quiz  "C"haracter Creators cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Feb 29 16

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".
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EnglishJedi gold member
Feb 29 16
540 plays
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trivia quiz  Authors Behind Bars cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, fringe, Sep 03 02

All of these famous authors were imprisoned at some time during their lives. Can you identify them?
Average
fringe gold member
Sep 03 02
2304 plays
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trivia quiz  Who the Devil Wrote It? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, poshprice, Nov 23 14

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?
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poshprice gold member
Nov 23 14
465 plays
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trivia quiz  "B"ards, One and All cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Feb 20 16

The second instalment in an ongoing series of literary quizzes: ten more authors, all of whom have names starting with the letter "B".
Average
EnglishJedi gold member
Feb 20 16
414 plays
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trivia quiz  A Confusion of Authors cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Nov 15 14

I will give you a sentence that contains some of the works by a specific author. Will you be able to figure out who the author is, by using the clues provided?
Easy
dcpddc478 gold member
Nov 15 14
1029 plays
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trivia quiz  Don't Quit Your Day Job cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, Nov 19 14

This quiz is about authors who wrote as a sideline, or who were were famous in other fields as well as writing. In many cases these other careers were reflected in their literary works.
Tough
daver852 gold member
Nov 19 14
399 plays
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