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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 137 quizzes and 1,370 trivia questions in this category.
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Books 'B' Happening!

Match the characters on the left with the 'B' books on the right. Brief descriptions of the characters are given to help you.
Tough (10 qns)
Jul 30 16
216 plays
Main Characters of Famous Literature

I will give you three characters of a famous novel (not necessarily the main character) and you will tell me which novel I am talking about. The last six questions will be plays.
Tough (25 qns)
Jul 08 02
4320 plays
The Butler Did It!

Here is a quiz about some of the butlers/valets that are found in literature. Some you may remember, others may leave you scratching your head.
Average (10 qns)
Nov 11 15
501 plays
Novel Characters

Match the literary character with the correct author or book.
Average (10 qns)
Apr 25 10
1407 plays
"L"iterary Leading Ladies

Here are questions about ten female characters who were featured in a variety of literary creations. What joins them together is that they all have names that begin with "L".
Average (10 qns)
Mar 27 12
684 plays
Literary Characters

I name the literary character - you identify the author who created it.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 01 00
5943 plays
More Literary Characters

A wide range of literary characters from the classic to the modern.
Average (10 qns)
Apr 07 15
540 plays
The Quest for the Holy Mail, Part II

Some authors say their characters take on lives of their own. So here are some of their fanciful letters to God, asking for divine aid to get their authors to rewrite parts of their works, to be more to the characters' liking. See how many you know.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 13 12
237 plays
Characters from which Work?

Some literary characters are as well known as the most famous of real people. Can you identify the work from which these characters come?
Tough (10 qns)
Sep 27 12
540 plays
Which Author Made This Character?

Here's how this quiz works: I give you a character with an interesting name, and you tell me which author created him or her. Have fun!
Average (25 qns)
Apr 02 01
4044 plays
My World Cup Literary Eleven

So I thought, why not see what sort of Soccer team I could put together from the characters in the novels, history books, plays and poems on my bookshelf. See if you can identify the players I've selected for Bracklaman's World Cup Literary Eleven?
Tough (10 qns)
Jun 12 06
858 plays
Literary Heavyweights

Having been overweight for most of my life, I tend to feel sympathetic towards generously proportioned literary figures. Can you identify these literary references?
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 09 13
342 plays
Characters in Literature

I give you the name of a character, you name the classic work of literature. Most questions are multiple choice.
Average (15 qns)
Aug 13 00
4848 plays
First Names Only, Please

Singers like Madonna, Cher, and Jewel are recognized by their first names. Some fictional characters are equally memorable. Match each set of first names with the book that tells their story.
Average (10 qns)
May 14 16
603 plays
Dynamic Duos 2

This quiz is about characters from books who are normally regarded as a pair - a bit like ham and eggs or fish and chips but without the potential to increase your waistline!
Average (15 qns)
Aug 08 10
561 plays
Literary Gentlemen's Personal Ads

In my previous quiz, the literary ladies placed their personal ads, so now it's time for the men! Assuming they are all single (and alive...), which literary gentleman has placed each of these ads?
Average (10 qns)
Apr 05 06
681 plays
Finding My Way Back Home

These literary characters have wandered off and gotten lost. Match them with the place where they belong.
Easy (10 qns)
May 20 16
678 plays
Justify My Love

Love has been a common theme of literary works. This quiz is about fictional literary works containing much beloved romantic couples.
Easy (10 qns)
Aug 04 14
660 plays
Alliterative Literary Characters

Questions based on a collection of characters who share an initial with the surname of the author who created them. Shakespeare and Shylock, Ayn Rand and Hank Rearden; let's list like letters!
Average (10 qns)
Sep 29 11
609 plays
The Name Says it All - Literally

Many great fictional works have been written with the title being the name of the protagonist. When we start to read these novels we know what they are about even before we start! Get ready to identify these titular characters.
Average (15 qns)
Sep 19 14
633 plays
To Hunt, or to Fish--That Is the Question

You don't have to be an outdoorsman to be a success at this quiz. However, being an admirer of literature might help. Can you recognize these literary characters who are hunters or fishers in the stories and poems that brought them to life?
Tough (10 qns)
Nov 28 15
195 plays
Spurned Suitors

This quiz is about literary men who were rejected (at least once) by the women they loved. Most works covered were written prior to the 20th century.
Tough (15 qns)
Jul 15 03
438 plays
No Women Allowed!

This quiz focuses on some of the male main characters from different works of literature (but no women). Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
Sep 25 13
1278 plays
Lawyers in Anglo-American Literature

A few questions on fictional lawyers through the ages.
Tough (10 qns)
Mar 06 04
300 plays
Classic novel characters

How well do you know characters from classic novels? I will give you the characters and you name the novel. They are mostly multiple choice, but I threw in a few fill in the blanks to keep you on your toes. Good luck!
Average (15 qns)
Mar 25 00
5415 plays
Advice from the Bookshelf

When seeking advice, there are some classic characters whose situations could relate to your own. Some handled the situation well, while others may not be the best role models. *Possible Spoilers
Tough (10 qns)
Aug 06 06
378 plays
The Ten Most Famous Literary Characters

Obviously, this is highly subjective .... but here's my list of the ten most most famous literary characters.
Average (10 qns)
Apr 20 02
5850 plays
Favorite Characters

Many popular authors have a recurring character in two or more books. Let's see how many characters you can match with the author who created them.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 20 11
513 plays
It is a Tale Told By ...

Which character narrates the following tales?
Average (10 qns)
Jun 04 16
417 plays
Helping Hands

Literary characters may put their pants on one leg at a time, but they often need the help of a valet, housekeeper, or squire. Can you name the servants from classic novels?
Tough (10 qns)
May 21 12
183 plays
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