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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.   

There are 149 quizzes and 1,545 trivia questions in this category.
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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)
Mar 12 10
5391 plays
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)
Mar 06 12
2517 plays
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)
Aug 11 02
3534 plays
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)
Jun 03 13
870 plays
Authors and Their Middle Names

Ten novelists and poets who used initials as part of their name for the public. Can you match the author to the middle name?
Average (10 qns)
Sep 22 16
306 plays
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)
Apr 29 06
4761 plays
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)
Apr 02 12
900 plays
One Solitary Life

Each of these authors has a reputation as a reclusive character. Can you identify them from their works?
Average (10 qns)
Mar 12 12
1134 plays
"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)
Jul 08 10
1008 plays
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)
Oct 10 11
579 plays
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)
Feb 19 00
13479 plays
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)
Dec 21 14
456 plays
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)
Jul 22 12
897 plays
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)
Sep 10 09
1419 plays
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)
Sep 21 08
3546 plays
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.
Easy (10 qns)
Dec 31 13
666 plays
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)
Feb 07 03
2550 plays
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)
Jan 28 05
537 plays
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)
Nov 26 14
465 plays

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)
May 18 12
324 plays
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)
Nov 14 11
603 plays
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)
Feb 05 16
285 plays
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)
Mar 28 09
984 plays
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)
Nov 23 14
375 plays
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)
May 17 11
495 plays
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)
Jun 29 13
918 plays
"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)
Feb 29 16
453 plays
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)
Nov 28 11
1053 plays
"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)
Feb 20 16
351 plays
Let's Write a Book Together!

Authors often collaborate on books, or write books under several pen names. Here is a selection to identify.
Tough (10 qns)
May 31 10
588 plays
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