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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.   

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trivia quiz  "Daffy Does Dickens!" 'Looney' Literary Characters Editor choice cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, doorsfan58, Apr 12 12

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
doorsfan58
Apr 12 12
3798 plays
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trivia quiz  Is It Right or Is It Wrong? Editor choice 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mazza47, Mar 07 18

This quiz will test your knowledge of which characters appear in which works of literature. I shall pair up characters and works and ask you to identify the right pairing from the wrong ones.
Tough
mazza47 gold member
Mar 07 18
588 plays
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trivia quiz  Adulterous Women cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pagiedamon, Oct 28 08

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*
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pagiedamon editor
Oct 28 08
8673 plays
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trivia quiz  My Life as a Book cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, trident, Feb 10 06

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?
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trident editor
Feb 10 06
3528 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Famous Last Words Part II cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Nov 29 09

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.
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adams627
Nov 29 09
1470 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Famous Last Words Part I cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Nov 15 09

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!
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adams627
Nov 15 09
2271 plays
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trivia quiz  A Little Less Conversation cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Jennifer5, May 18 12

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!
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Jennifer5 gold member
May 18 12
831 plays
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trivia quiz  Because the Night... cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jonnowales, Dec 27 09

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
jonnowales
Dec 27 09
1101 plays
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trivia quiz  "The West Wing" - In Their Own Words cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, darksplash, Sep 08 10

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
darksplash gold member
Sep 08 10
225 plays
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trivia quiz  Knights' Tales cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 11 12

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?
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rossian editor
Mar 11 12
786 plays
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trivia quiz  What Did I Ever See in Him? cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Godwit, Nov 05 13

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
Godwit gold member
Nov 05 13
2043 plays
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trivia quiz  There, But for the Grace of God, Go I cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 17 14

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?
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rossian editor
Jan 17 14
2910 plays
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photo quiz  Literary Trades cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Nov 02 14

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
Fifiona81 editor
Nov 02 14
1065 plays
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trivia quiz  Doctors in Literature cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Mar 06 04

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
TabbyTom gold member
Mar 06 04
882 plays
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trivia quiz  Moral Ambiguity Suits You cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jun 10 17

A quiz on ten literary characters who either are morally ambiguous or are heroes but had some moments of immoral behavior they would probably rather not talk about.
Average
Joepetz gold member
Jun 10 17
453 plays
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match quiz  Layla cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 06 16

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.
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ponycargirl editor
Aug 06 16
339 plays
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trivia quiz  Reader, I Married Him cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 08 09

Many novels and plays deal with relationships between the main characters. This quiz covers some marriages, or prospective marriages, from fiction.
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rossian editor
Nov 08 09
1062 plays
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trivia quiz  Classic Literature Characters cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, athena6557, Mar 29 04

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!
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athena6557
Mar 29 04
5847 plays
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trivia quiz  Fathers and Children in Literature cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, wylie6, Mar 17 09

I'll give you the father's name, you choose his child.
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wylie6 gold member
Mar 17 09
738 plays
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trivia quiz  From Which Literary Work Am I? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Aug 15 10

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
Creedy gold member
Aug 15 10
1512 plays
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photo quiz  Literary Protection Program cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, trident, Dec 29 16

These characters need protection from the authors who want to kill them! Time to become a document forger and relocate the characters to the Republic of Fictonia. Can you help save them from their writers' wrath? Spoilers! Click on the photos to enlarge!
Easy
trident editor
Dec 29 16
684 plays
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trivia quiz  Rain When I Die cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Aug 14 13

"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
guitargoddess editor
Aug 14 13
471 plays
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trivia quiz  Friends and Foes in Literature cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, wylie6, Mar 27 09

Choose the character associated with these friends and foes.
Average
wylie6 gold member
Mar 27 09
1116 plays
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trivia quiz  My Less Well Known Sibling cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Creedy, May 14 12

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
Creedy gold member
May 14 12
783 plays
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trivia quiz  Spies and their Creators in English Literature. cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Mar 02 05

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
bracklaman
Mar 02 05
546 plays
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trivia quiz  Who Created Me? #2 cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, agony, Aug 02 03

I'll name a few literary characters, and you pick the author who created them.
Tough
agony editor
Aug 02 03
2688 plays
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trivia quiz  Which Book Am I In? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, wenray, Dec 01 12

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
wenray gold member
Dec 01 12
2475 plays
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trivia quiz  "Tomboys" in Literature cool 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Quiz_Beagle, Jun 15 07

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
Quiz_Beagle gold member
Jun 15 07
1167 plays
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trivia quiz  Inspired Identities cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Apr 30 14

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
mlcmlc gold member
Apr 30 14
549 plays
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trivia quiz  Who Be in the Wrong Story? cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Oct 18 11

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?
Tough
coachpauly gold member
Oct 18 11
1044 plays
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