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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 155 quizzes and 1,605 trivia questions in this category.
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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
5490 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
2580 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
3564 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
936 plays
5
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
4836 plays
6
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
930 plays
7
"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
1047 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
1182 plays
9
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
1533 plays
10
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
13530 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
708 plays
12
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
483 plays
13
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
609 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
951 plays
15
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
3603 plays
16
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
339 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.
Tough (25 qns)
skylarb
2583 plays
18
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
336 plays
19
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
498 plays
20
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
618 plays
21
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
546 plays
22
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
1074 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
411 plays
24
"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
378 plays
25
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)
Christinap
597 plays
26
"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
492 plays
27
Don't Quit Your Day Job

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 (10 qns)
daver852
384 plays
28
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
510 plays
29
Authors Behind Bars

All of these famous authors were imprisoned at some time during their lives. Can you identify them?
Average (10 qns)
fringe
2187 plays
30
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
1119 plays
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