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They may be heroes (or indeed heroines), they may be villains, they may just be incidental characters who are so wonderfully delineated that they remain in your memory long after you have finished the book, and they will be found in these quizzes.   

There are 141 quizzes and 1,410 trivia questions in this category.
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"Daffy Does Dickens!" 'Looney' Literary Characters

A few of my favorite "Looney Tunes" characters will replace well-known literary icons from a variety of novels. Simply use the scenarios and dialogue provided to match the 'Looney' to the correct character. Have fun!
Easy (10 qns)
3390 plays
Match the Character to the Author #2

Welcome to my second "Match the Character to the Author" quiz. As in the first installment, you are given ten literary characters and you have to correctly match them to the authors who created them. Enjoy!
Easy (10 qns)
Nov 19 16
675 plays
Match the Character to the Author

Over the years, many talented authors have crafted a variety of impressive characters, heroes, villains and others. How well do you remember ten of them? Enjoy!
Very Easy (10 qns)
Nov 10 16
693 plays
Literary Famous Last Words Part II

This quiz is a follow-up to "Famous Last Words- Literary Edition". Literary characters unfortunately die, and their last words before death are often interesting and profound: how much do you know about them? Some spoilers in the interesting info.
Average (10 qns)
1245 plays
Adulterous Women

Adulterous women are ubiquitous in fiction. Listen to each unhappy woman tell her tale of woe, and try to identify the novel in which she appears. *SPOILERS*
Average (10 qns)
8346 plays
My Life as a Book

As of late, my life just seems to be the same as the literary characters I have been reading about. Can somebody please tell me how?
Average (10 qns)
3321 plays
A Little Less Conversation

Ten questions on well-known literary characters of whom it could be said 'a little less conversation' might sometimes have been useful, but had that been the case they would have lost much of their impact. See if you can identify them all!
Average (10 qns)
684 plays
Literary Famous Last Words Part I

Many great works of literature involve the death of a major character, be it the protagonist or another. See if you can identify the deceased character by his or her last lines, plus a couple of other hints!
Average (10 qns)
2124 plays
Because the Night...

Do you ever wish, on those boring evenings, where you feel as though you have nothing to do, that you could be an exciting fictional character? OK, maybe not, but humour me anyway! Enjoy the quiz.
Average (10 qns)
915 plays
Knights' Tales

The chivalrous knight, with or without his white charger, has been a stock character in literature for many years. How many of these literary knights can you recognise?
Average (10 qns)
690 plays
Literary Trades

Can you identify the careers, jobs or trades undertaken by each of these characters from famous works of literature? The picture clues might also give you a hint.
Average (10 qns)
798 plays
My Less Well Known Sibling

In response to an author challenge with the title given, this quiz deals with ten lesser known siblings in well known written works. Have fun!
Tough (10 qns)
558 plays
Doctors in Literature

Some fictional doctors are selfless saviours, some are unscrupulous quacks, and some are just fairly ordinary human beings. Here are a few questions on physicians in literature.
Tough (10 qns)
798 plays
Fathers and Children in Literature

I'll give you the father's name, you choose his child.
Average (10 qns)
654 plays
Spies and their Creators in English Literature.

The spy or secret agent has been a strong force in English Literature since the late nineteenth century. Can you identify the character or author described?
Tough (10 qns)
480 plays

Whenever I hear the name "Layla", my thoughts go to sorrowful stories of unrequited love. See if you can correctly match the following pairs whose love was either never realized or grossly misunderstood.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 06 16
282 plays
What Did I Ever See in Him?

These beloved and famous males in literature make the female heart race and fill a guy with admiration--but what were you thinking? Choose which he-man gives us reason to pause.
Easy (10 qns)
1479 plays
There, But for the Grace of God, Go I

The quiz title expresses my feelings at being spared the fate of some of my favourite literary heroines. In a different world, or another time, I might have found myself suffering as they did. How many can you recognise?
Average (10 qns)
2553 plays
"The West Wing" - In Their Own Words

The multi-award winning "West Wing" was hailed as one of the best shows of its time and gathered legions of devotees. Quotes are from "The Official Companion" to "The West Wing", seasons 1 and 2. (Authorship credits: Ian Jackman & Paul Ruditis.)
Tough (15 qns)
213 plays
From Which Literary Work Am I?

I'll give you the name of a literary character - the main one or a lesser character - and a choice of four works, one of which will be the work from which that character comes.
Average (10 qns)
1188 plays
Friends and Foes in Literature

Choose the character associated with these friends and foes.
Average (10 qns)
969 plays
Classic Literature Characters

Welcome to the Classic Literature Character quiz! The rules are very simple. I give you three characters from a book, and you give me the title. Enjoy!
Average (15 qns)
5655 plays
Reader, I Married Him

Many novels and plays deal with relationships between the main characters. This quiz covers some marriages, or prospective marriages, from fiction.
Average (10 qns)
1002 plays
Rain When I Die

"I think it's gonna rain when I die" says a song by Alice in Chains. In this quiz, I propose other conditions surrounding my eventual death, if I were to die in the manner of these literary characters. Spoilers abound (and the quiz is a bit morbid!)
Average (10 qns)
429 plays
"Tomboys" in Literature

As a female reader I was never drawn to the 'traditional' heroines - I preferred them more feisty. This is a quiz celebrating them - enjoy!
Very Difficult (10 qns)
1149 plays
Inspired Identities

Raymond Chandler said "The character that lasts is an ordinary guy with some extraordinary qualities." Is it fact or mere speculation that these fantastical fictional characters were inspired by real people?
Average (10 qns)
453 plays
Who Be in the Wrong Story?

Great authors literally bring characters to life within the pages of great books. The question is can you recognize which character does not belong in some of the following Classics?
Difficult (10 qns)
1011 plays
Which Book Am I In?

This is a quiz about characters in works of fiction. All you need to do is name the book in which I appear. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
2412 plays
Heroes and Mock-Heroes

Since the beginning of Western literature, heroic and mock-heroic character types have loomed large the canon. See how well you know these types as they have popped up over the millennia.
Average (10 qns)
597 plays
Pi's Who's Who in Haiku

Pi have been having a lot of fun writing Haiku quizzes, so here are ten more questions, this time about characters in all sorts of literature. We hope you have fun working out who they are.
Average (10 qns)
570 plays
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