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If you're looking for quizzes that focus on the titles of a variety of books (and/or poems, plays, stories), you've come to the right place.   

There are 56 quizzes and 585 trivia questions in this category.
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Literary Allusions in Literary Titles

Sometimes an author thinks up the title for a literary work "from scratch." Other times, a phrase from another's work of literature may be adopted and/or adapted to provide just the right title. Can you identify the sources of the titles in this quiz?
Average (10 qns)
Jun 13 09
3366 plays
Title Characters

A literary work is often named after its main character. Some titles are descriptions of characters, not names. For example, in John Fowles' novel, Sarah Woodruff is "The French Lieutenant's Woman." How many of these title characters can you identify?
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 01 04
6777 plays
Let Others Write Your Titles

These writers were inspired by other famous pieces of literature when trying to create titles for some of their most famous works. When I give you a title, can you tell me the literary source of that title?
Tough (10 qns)
May 21 14
477 plays
Fiction By The Numbers

It seems that a lot of literary works have a number in the title, so here I will present to you a medley of number-related book titles. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
Oct 07 09
7323 plays
May I Have A Word...or Five.

Many authors take a word or phrase from other works to name their own creations. These questions refer only to the title of the work, not to its content. See if you can find where these originate. Have Fun!
Tough (10 qns)
Sep 01 12
603 plays
Where Did They Get That Title?

Many famous works of literature take their titles from a specific line in the text. I'll give you a quote from the book with a blank: by filling in the blank, you'll have named the work. Some multiple choice, some fill in the blank.
Average (15 qns)
Aug 30 09
1365 plays
Love, Literarily

Love is in the air--and in the library. Ten questions about novels, memoirs and poems that use 'love' prominently in their titles.
Average (10 qns)
Jan 05 10
8667 plays
Literature as Tabloid Headlines

This quiz provides tabloid headlines that describe a famous book, play or poem. Try and guess the work of literature! I have tried to use only titles that are easy to spell...(well, except 9!)
Easy (10 qns)
Feb 21 00
10947 plays
Titles and Subtitles

In literature, a subtitle is a secondary title which is usually explanatory in nature. Can you recognise these famous plays and novels by their subtitles?
Tough (10 qns)
Sep 02 05
2064 plays
All the Stories Are Real

Many popular works of fiction are derived from true events. While they may alter accounts and people may contest their truths, the ten books found in this quiz have real stories behind them. Can you name them?
Average (10 qns)
Jun 04 16
456 plays
Books That Changed Our Lives

"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled 'This could change your life,'" so said Helen Exley, the noted collector and publisher. See how many of these life-changers you can identify.
Average (10 qns)
May 08 08
2382 plays
Which Story Am I?

I'll give you the title of a well known fairy story, play or novel in the form of sensational newspaper headlines that sums up each work's content. Can you figure out the real titles?
Average (10 qns)
Mar 19 11
2691 plays
Original Titles of Famous Books

"I've got a great idea for a novel, but all the good titles have been taken", as Snoopy once said. Many authors had problems deciding how to call their books: let's try to pair each working title with the final one.
Average (10 qns)
Nov 07 10
741 plays
A Book By Any Other Name

All best-sellers need a catchy title. Can you recognise these famous novels by their original or working titles?
Average (10 qns)
Sep 24 06
1596 plays
Who Created the Literary Classic?

A collection of titles - mostly what I would call 'classics' and a choice for the author - what could be easier?
Easy (25 qns)
Mar 17 00
10827 plays
Writing Wrongs

For everyone who loves a book there is someone else who hates it. The following were all voted amongst the worst books ever by members of
Average (10 qns)
Jan 21 10
1455 plays
The Harder Three Clue Book Quiz

These books are a bit harder to identify but might be more fun to detect. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
Aug 27 16
300 plays
The Worldwide Wizards' Recommended Reads!

This quiz is designed to give you some insight into the Worldwide Wizards, and at the same time test your general knowledge of literature. All you have to do is guess the name of the book we are describing! Good luck, and enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
May 12 15
408 plays
Beneath Your Beautiful

Ten exquisitely penned famous works. Simply choose their titles, and enjoy a quoted section, a glimpse inside their beauty.
Easy (10 qns)
May 09 14
957 plays
Literary One-Hit Wonders

Just like music, literature has its own one-hit wonders. I'll provide the author and a brief description of the book, you guess the name of the book.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 01 12
1710 plays
What Does that Title Come From?

Ten books and the source of their titles. Involving the usual suspects, The Bible and Shakespeare, of course, but some others as well.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 25 14
630 plays
Abridged Classics by John Atkinson

Match the summaries with the appropriate book titles. They are all quotes taken from the blog, "Wrong Hands", by cartoonist John Atkinson. They can be found at!
Very Easy (10 qns)
Aug 16 16
336 plays
A Quick Tour of the CMM Bookshelf

This is a brief tour of fiction which has had a shaping effect on some classicalmusic/mensan'ers. You may enjoy finding out here some of our "formative influences."
Average (10 qns)
Oct 10 10
420 plays
On My Bookshelf

Sitting here in my study, I am surrounded by books. What better quiz to write, than on my favourite novels? See if you can pick which book I am referring to. Many have been adapted to film - you may recognize the premise from there.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 05 08
2004 plays
The Worldwide Wizards' Recommended Reads!

This quiz is designed to give you some insight into the Worldwide Wizards, and at the same time test your general knowledge of literature. All you have to do is guess the name of the book we are describing! Good luck, and enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
Aug 08 15
375 plays
Colorful Titles!

Here are some titles of literary classics. Each has a word missing. The missing word is a color. Most of these have been made into movies so even if you haven't read the book you should know them. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
Aug 16 00
4830 plays
Stranger Things Have Happened

Here are some trivia questions on books that have strange, or stranger in the title. Some have been made into movies. You will probably have heard of either the author, the novel, or the movie mentioned in the question.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 11 10
531 plays
All You Need is a Good Book

Read any good books lately? Here is a quiz where all the books are good reads and have the word "good" in their title. Read on and enjoy this (hopefully) good quiz.
Easy (10 qns)
Mar 16 13
1518 plays
Title Characters No 2

Can you identify the characters who are described in the titles of ten literary works (e.g. Sarah Woodruff, in John Fowles' novel, is "The French Lieutenant's Woman")?
Tough (10 qns)
Jul 14 04
1152 plays
Tiptoe Through The Titles

Here are some titles from books which have become ordinary phrases. Can you add the words which complete the title of literary works or famous phrases?
Average (10 qns)
Nov 16 08
1902 plays
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