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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?
10 Q
Jun 13 09
2997 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?
10 Q
Feb 01 04
6519 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?
10 Q
May 21 14
378 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.
15 Q
Aug 30 09
1260 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!
10 Q
Oct 07 09
6657 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!
10 Q
Sep 01 12
534 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.
10 Q
Jan 05 10
8073 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?
10 Q
Sep 02 05
2001 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!)
10 Q
Feb 21 00
10509 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.
10 Q
May 08 08
2259 plays
11 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?
10 Q
Mar 19 11
2490 plays
12 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.
10 Q
Mar 11 10
429 plays
13 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
10 Q
Jan 21 10
1203 plays
14 Beneath Your Beautiful
Ten exquisitely penned famous works. Simply choose their titles, and enjoy a quoted section, a glimpse inside their beauty.
10 Q
May 09 14
693 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.
10 Q
Nov 07 10
675 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?
10 Q
Sep 24 06
1536 plays
17 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?
25 Q
Mar 17 00
10470 plays
18 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.
10 Q
Mar 16 13
1167 plays
19 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.
10 Q
Oct 25 14
561 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.
10 Q
Aug 01 12
1440 plays
21 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."
10 Q
Oct 10 10
396 plays
22 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.
10 Q
Oct 05 08
1824 plays
23 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!
10 Q
Aug 16 00
4683 plays
24 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")?
10 Q
Jul 14 04
1125 plays
25 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?
10 Q
Nov 16 08
1740 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!
10 Q
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).
10 Q
Mar 11 02
2100 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.
15 Q
Jul 20 00
9426 plays
29 Can You Find Your Pot of Gold?
Here is a colourful array of book titles. What do you know of them?
10 Q
Mar 01 14
792 plays
30 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...
10 Q
Oct 29 03
1032 plays
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