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1 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?
Tough
10 Q
FatherSteve
Jun 13 09
2904 plays
2 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 Q
TabbyTom
Feb 01 04
6420 plays
3 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 Q
alaspooryoric
May 21 14
339 plays
4 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 Q
adams627
Aug 30 09
1089 plays
5 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 Q
eburge
Oct 07 09
6360 plays
6 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 Q
alexis722
Sep 01 12
516 plays
7 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 Q
john_sunseri
Jan 05 10
7761 plays
8 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 Q
MotherGoose
Sep 02 05
1995 plays
9 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 Q
crisw
Feb 21 00
10323 plays
10 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 Q
darksplash
May 08 08
2208 plays
11 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 Q
dcpddc478
Mar 11 10
381 plays
12 Beneath Your Beautiful
Ten exquisitely penned famous works. Simply choose their titles, and enjoy a quoted section, a glimpse inside their beauty.
Easy
10 Q
Godwit
May 09 14
600 plays
13 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 Q
Creedy
Mar 19 11
2409 plays
14 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 Goodreads.com
Average
10 Q
Christinap
Jan 21 10
1176 plays
15 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 Q
zordy
Nov 07 10
657 plays
16 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 Q
MotherGoose
Sep 24 06
1518 plays
17 A Quick Tour of the CMM Bookshelf
Team quiz by classicalmusic/mensan
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 Q
Windswept
Oct 10 10
381 plays
18 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 Q
Mamaja
Mar 17 00
10275 plays
19 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 Q
adam36
Mar 16 13
1005 plays
20 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 Q
nmerr
Aug 01 12
1362 plays
21 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 Q
Vogon
Oct 05 08
1809 plays
22 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 Q
minch
Aug 16 00
4635 plays
23 Can You Find Your Pot of Gold?
Here is a colourful array of book titles. What do you know of them?
Average
10 Q
balaton
Mar 01 14
732 plays
24 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 Q
Windswept
Nov 16 08
1716 plays
25 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 Q
TabbyTom
Jul 14 04
1104 plays
26 The Beagle Book Club!
Team quiz by The Regal Beagles
Beagles might not be generally known for their interest in literature, so the Regal Beagles decided to put the myth to rest by offering a selection of our favorite books in quiz-form. We hope you enjoy our quiz as much as we enjoyed reading the books!
Difficult
10 Q
strudi74
Oct 09 10
330 plays
27 Complete the title
One word to complete the title of the book.(Dots do not indicate the number of letters, only a missing word).
Difficult
10 Q
Quizcall
Mar 11 02
2070 plays
28 Name That Book!
For all 15 questions, I will be giving the plot of the book and you have to identify the book, play, poem, etc. It's that simple, except for the questions that is.
Average
15 Q
JsusFreak
Jul 20 00
9318 plays
29 Book Titles from Other Sources
Many famous books have taken their titles from passages in other works. See if you can determine the original source of these titles...
Tough
10 Q
kmria
Oct 29 03
1026 plays
30 Who's #1?
We all have opinions about the best book(s) we've ever read. Organizations such as "Time" magazine and The Modern Library have come up with "Top 100" or "Top 10" lists. Literary awards and reading lists also have "firsts." See if you can guess these.
Average
10 Q
chicagojanet
Sep 07 10
558 plays
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