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Literary Titles Trivia and Quizzes

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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 63 quizzes and 655 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  Literary Allusions in Literary Titles Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Jun 13 09

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
FatherSteve gold member
Jun 13 09
3624 plays
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trivia quiz  Title Characters Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Feb 01 04

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
TabbyTom gold member
Feb 01 04
7032 plays
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match quiz  Mixed Up Novels Editor choice cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ClarkyB, Mar 28 17

The titles of two novels by each of ten authors have been mixed up - for example, "'Salem's Mile" and "The Green Lot" un-mix to "'Salem's Lot" and "The Green Mile" by Stephen King. Can you correctly match up the mixed-up pairs?
Very Easy
ClarkyB gold member
Mar 28 17
1704 plays
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trivia quiz  Let Others Write Your Titles cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, May 21 14

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
alaspooryoric gold member
May 21 14
579 plays
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trivia quiz  Fiction By The Numbers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, eburge, Oct 07 09

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
eburge editor
Oct 07 09
7854 plays
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trivia quiz  Where Did They Get That Title? cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, adams627, Aug 30 09

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
adams627
Aug 30 09
1665 plays
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trivia quiz  Love, Literarily cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, john_sunseri, Jan 05 10

Love is in the air--and in the library. Ten questions about novels, memoirs and poems that use 'love' prominently in their titles.
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john_sunseri
Jan 05 10
9132 plays
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trivia quiz  All the Stories Are Real cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jun 04 16

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
kyleisalive editor
Jun 04 16
600 plays
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trivia quiz  Literature as Tabloid Headlines cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, crisw, Feb 21 00

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
crisw gold member
Feb 21 00
11340 plays
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trivia quiz  Titles and Subtitles cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Sep 02 05

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
MotherGoose editor
Sep 02 05
2133 plays
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trivia quiz  May I Have A Word...or Five. cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alexis722, Sep 01 12

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!
Average
alexis722
Sep 01 12
1008 plays
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trivia quiz  Books That Changed Our Lives cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, May 08 08

"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
darksplash gold member
May 08 08
2523 plays
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trivia quiz  Which Story Am I? cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 19 11

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?
Easy
Creedy gold member
Mar 19 11
2916 plays
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trivia quiz  Writing Wrongs cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Jan 21 10

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
Christinap
Jan 21 10
1521 plays
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trivia quiz  All You Need is a Good Book cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, adam36, Mar 16 13

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
adam36 gold member
Mar 16 13
1752 plays
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trivia quiz  Who Created the Literary Classic? cool 25 questions
Easy, 25 Qns, Mamaja, Mar 17 00

A collection of titles - mostly what I would call 'classics' and a choice for the author - what could be easier?
Easy
Mamaja
Mar 17 00
11247 plays
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trivia quiz  A Book By Any Other Name cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Sep 24 06

All best-sellers need a catchy title. Can you recognise these famous novels by their original or working titles?
Average
MotherGoose editor
Sep 24 06
1797 plays
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trivia quiz  The Worldwide Wizards' Recommended Reads! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, logikzer0, May 12 15

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
logikzer0 gold member
May 12 15
465 plays
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match quiz  All About Her 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jan 08 17

Ten books with female names in the titles are in search of their authors.
Easy
zorba_scank gold member
Jan 08 17
1059 plays
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match quiz  The Key to a Great Title 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, May 13 17

Many writers have found the key to a truly memorable title in a quote from some earlier literary work. Can you match each of these titles with the work it originally comes from?
Average
LadyNym gold member
May 13 17
312 plays
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trivia quiz  Original Titles of Famous Books 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, zordy, Nov 07 10

"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
zordy gold member
Nov 07 10
846 plays
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trivia quiz  What Does that Title Come From? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Upstart3, Oct 25 14

Ten books and the source of their titles. Involving the usual suspects, The Bible and Shakespeare, of course, but some others as well.
Average
Upstart3 gold member
Oct 25 14
678 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary One-Hit Wonders 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Aug 01 12

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
nmerr gold member
Aug 01 12
1779 plays
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trivia quiz  The Worldwide Wizards' Recommended Reads! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pokemonkid3, Aug 08 15

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
pokemonkid3
Aug 08 15
405 plays
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trivia quiz  Beneath Your Beautiful 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Godwit, May 09 14

Ten exquisitely penned famous works. Simply choose their titles, and enjoy a quoted section, a glimpse inside their beauty.
Easy
Godwit gold member
May 09 14
1320 plays
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trivia quiz  The Harder Three Clue Book Quiz 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, hpreed62, Aug 27 16

These books are a bit harder to identify but might be more fun to detect. Enjoy!
Average
hpreed62
Aug 27 16
405 plays
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trivia quiz  Anonymous Title Characters in Books 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 08 17

After my Entertainment quiz with a similar title, let's stick now to literature only. Warning: contains spoilers.
Average
JanIQ gold member
Nov 08 17
378 plays
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trivia quiz  A Quick Tour of the CMM Bookshelf 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Windswept, Oct 10 10

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
Windswept gold member
Oct 10 10
441 plays
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trivia quiz  Extra, Extra, Read All About It 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jan 11 17

Have you ever read a book and been left wanting more? Some authors go the distance to tell you just little extra. Here are ten such instances. Good luck!
Very Difficult
kyleisalive editor
Jan 11 17
237 plays
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trivia quiz  Stranger Things Have Happened 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Mar 11 10

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
dcpddc478 gold member
Mar 11 10
579 plays
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