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Famous first lines, famous last lines, and memorable quotes from in between - you'll find them all here. Can you identify the book from which each came, or name the character who said it?   

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trivia quiz  Don't Quote Me! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Aug 13 11

Don't quote me, I'm quoting them. Can you identify the literary figure who made these statements, or about whom they were made?
Average
looney_tunes editor
Aug 13 11
1920 plays
2.
trivia quiz  Sighs Matters cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mutchisman, Mar 12 10

A sigh; an audible exhalation of breath which might signify impatience, exasperation, delight, admiration or surprise depending on circumstance. A look at how the sigh has been interpreted by some literary greats.
Average
mutchisman
Mar 12 10
618 plays
3.
trivia quiz  Not Famous First Lines, But... cool 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, rosieloo, May 02 07

There are many, many first lines in novels that have become so classic that, just by the opening sentence, we can tell which book it is. This asks about the less famous, second lines of novels and plays. Possible spoilers in answers.
Very Difficult
rosieloo
May 02 07
1182 plays
4.
trivia quiz  Did They Say That? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jamesf, Jun 15 07

These are some common misquotations. Can you pick out the correct versions?
Average
jamesf
Jun 15 07
1863 plays
5.
trivia quiz  Heartbreak Hotel cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Lpez, Jun 17 14

Hello, and welcome to the Heartbreak Hotel! Join me as I walk you through our ten floors of heartbreak, sadness, unhappiness and love, and be warned, our guests may break your heart... Anyway, enjoy your stay!
Easy
Lpez
Jun 17 14
1188 plays
6.
trivia quiz  Fiction: Stand-out Passages 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, windswept, Jun 04 09

These sections are ones people pull out of books and put in exams (or quizzes like this). They are key moments of the action. See if you can visualize the scene, names of characters, and then name the book these famous passage come from.
Tough
windswept gold member
Jun 04 09
717 plays
7.
trivia quiz  The WRITE Advice 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Allison03, Oct 21 16

This quiz is about quotes from known authors, on writing.
Easy
Allison03
Oct 21 16
579 plays
8.
trivia quiz  Literature Quotes 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 19 10

From various well known works of literature, select either the book, play or character from which the following quotes are taken.
Average
Creedy gold member
Jun 19 10
1065 plays
9.
trivia quiz  Right or Wrong: A Literary Perspective 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, renboyski, Feb 14 16

What is right and what is wrong has been pondered upon by religious figures, politicians, lawmakers and philosophers since time immemorial. This quiz deals with what some notable literary figures had to say on this topic.
Average
renboyski gold member
Feb 14 16
339 plays
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trivia quiz  Name The Work 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, metzoham, Feb 27 00

I give you a line, and you pick the correct work from which it came. Good Luck.
Tough
metzoham
Feb 27 00
4371 plays
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trivia quiz  Yield! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, sally0malley, Sep 06 14

To yield or not to yield, that is the question. Yield can mean to reward, render, surrender and even produce. Here are some quotes which explore the pros and cons of this multi-faceted word!
Average
sally0malley gold member
Sep 06 14
297 plays
12.
trivia quiz  Biggest Overstatement EVER! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, May 05 13

This is a collection of literary overstatements for your review. Can you supply the answers required?
Average
suomy
May 05 13
540 plays
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trivia quiz  What I Said Was... 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, sally0malley, May 29 14

There's no better way to sound smart than by dropping a perfectly timed quote but make sure you get it right!
Average
sally0malley gold member
May 29 14
720 plays
14.
trivia quiz  Dedicated To Whom? 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, maskman22, Aug 07 09

Most books have a dedication page. See if you can determine what book contains or author wrote the following dedications.
Difficult
maskman22
Aug 07 09
345 plays
15.
trivia quiz  How Tough is Your Modern Lit Mettle? 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, sillygirl219, Jun 04 04

Think your knowledge of 20th-century classics is up to snuff? To see, simply read the quote I have provided and select the novel from which it was extracted among the possible answers below. Good Luck!
Tough
sillygirl219
Jun 04 04
426 plays
16.
trivia quiz  Literary Lines 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Jan 03 03

Here's a look at some memorable literary lines - placed in context.
Difficult
robert362
Jan 03 03
1194 plays
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trivia quiz  What Do I Quote? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PearlQ19, Mar 24 05

I've picked ten books from my shelf, and I'm going to give you a quote from each. It's your turn to tell me where the quote ist from. I tried to pick famous books or classics, but my stock of English books is limited to about 25....
Average
PearlQ19
Mar 24 05
1395 plays
18.
trivia quiz  Authors and Their Words 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, sr337, Oct 04 01

These are some of the best lines I've collected over the years. See if you know which great author said them. But if you don't, maybe this will spark some interest.
Difficult
sr337
Oct 04 01
954 plays
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trivia quiz  Contemporaries - Quotations - 4 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mnbates, Nov 15 06

Number 4 in a series of Contemporaries quizzes (from an idea suggested by uglybird) this features quotations from Jane Austen, Fanny Burney, Sir Walter Scott and William Thackeray taken from the "Penguin Dictionary of Quotations" by J.M and M.J. Cohen.
Tough
mnbates
Nov 15 06
318 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Anecdotes And Small Talk 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Mar 14 02

Anecdotes and what the French call 'petite histoire' may not be among the fundamentals of literature, but it is often a nice side-aspect.The questions of this quiz concern some such small talk.
Difficult
flem-ish
Mar 14 02
567 plays
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trivia quiz  Mixed Quotes 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, john62450, Mar 01 14

These are quotes from widely known plays and poems. The quotes are intended to represent particularly dramatic, amusing or poignant language.
Difficult
john62450 gold member
Mar 01 14
447 plays
22.
trivia quiz  Contemporaries - Quotations - 3 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mnbates, Aug 27 05

Number 3 in a series of Contemporaries quizzes (from an idea suggested by uglybird) this features quotations from Aphra Behn, John Dryden, Andrew Marvell & Samuel Pepys, taken from the "Penguin Dictionary of Quotations" by J.M and M.J. Cohen.
Tough
mnbates
Aug 27 05
243 plays
23.
trivia quiz  What Do I Quote Vol. 3 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, PearlQ19, Nov 25 07

Having enlarged my English library by quite a number of books, I'm back with another "What Do I Quote" quiz. Identify the book the given quote is from. Good luck! I've tried to avoid spoilers, but you never know, so watch out.
Difficult
PearlQ19
Nov 25 07
306 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Lapses 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, rachellis, Nov 10 00

There is something wrong with each of these quotations. What is it?
Tough
rachellis
Nov 10 00
1224 plays
25.
trivia quiz  Contemporaries - Quotations - 1 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, mnbates, Jul 20 05

All these quotations are from either Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher, Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe or William Shakespeare and can be confirmed in the "Penguin Dictionary of Quotations", 2001. This quiz was inspired by uglybird's quizzes.
Tough
mnbates
Jul 20 05
279 plays
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trivia quiz  Popular Literature Quotes 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, ItalianEyes, Jan 14 04

This is a quiz over certain quotes from popular literature: that is works by authors such as Dean Koontz, John Grisham, etc. Some of the quotes are easy, some are obscure. Have fun!
Difficult
ItalianEyes
Jan 14 04
342 plays
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trivia quiz  Book Quotes 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dadbubby, Jul 17 04

This is a quiz on various quotes from various books. I give you the quote and you tell me the book it is in. This quiz is dedicated to FunTrivia player Emma-Jane, who was the inspiration behind this quiz. Good luck.
Average
dadbubby
Jul 17 04
945 plays
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trivia quiz  Memorable Quotes 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Nov 23 00

I've provided some quotes that are interesting. Your task is to identify the author of the quote or the work from which it comes.
Difficult
robert362
Nov 23 00
1521 plays
29.
trivia quiz  Contemporaries - Quotations - 2 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mnbates, Aug 15 05

Number 2 in a series of Contemporaries quizzes (from an idea suggested by uglybird) this features quotations from Donne, Shakespeare, Sidney and Spenser. The quotations are from the "Penguin Dictionary of Quotations" by J.M and M.J. Cohen (2001)
Tough
mnbates
Aug 15 05
261 plays
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trivia quiz  Quotes From Great Fiction Novels 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Phoenix101, Jan 18 02

Sometimes characters say something and it just sticks with you so this is a small collection of quotes from some of my favourite books. Can you guess the correct book from the quote? There are lots of different genres here so good luck!
Tough
Phoenix101
Jan 18 02
792 plays
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