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1 Literary Drop-a-Letter
This quiz was inspired by a crossword puzzle I once did. The author of a book or play is given, followed by a cryptic-like clue or definition. That description refers to the title of the work, minus one letter. More instructions given in number 1.
Tough
20 Q
adams627
May 18 09
1680 plays
2 In Other Words
Interpret these book titles and figure out which author is the originator. Some old, some new. Enjoy!
Not Rated
10 Q
alexis722
Today!
27 plays
3 Literary Change-A-Letter
This quiz is a follow-up to my original "Literary Drop-a-Letter". I'll give you the author of a work, a letter of the alphabet, and a clue. Change one letter of the work into the given letter to form an answer that corresponds with the given clue.
Tough
25 Q
adams627
Jul 21 09
504 plays
4 Books -- In Other Words (With Help!)
Sometimes, it's hard to wrap one's mind around a difficult Brain Teaser. For this quiz, you'll need to determine some book titles...in other words...and I'll give you a little help. Maybe the picture will give a hint-- or not. Good luck!
Tough
10 Q
kyleisalive
Jul 04 12
2109 plays
5 I'm Entitled to This No 2
Can you figure you these well known fairy stories, plays or novels by their sensational newspaper headlines? Have fun.
Easy
10 Q
Creedy
Sep 02 12
849 plays
6 Literary Mergers
Name the merged title from the description of two literary works with a word or words in common. Example, "Gone with the Wind in the Willows." "A," "An" or "The" at the beginning of any title is omitted.
Tough
10 Q
susanjacosta
May 03 07
816 plays
7 It's Time For A Change
Would some books have been so popular if their titles were different? Well, here are some titles that could have been used instead of the published ones.
Average
10 Q
Christinap
Jan 31 13
507 plays
8 The Old Man and the Sea Quells
Add, change, or drop a letter from the book title 'The Old Man and the Sea' to discover the unwritten sequels that Hemingway might have written in a parallel universe. All questions are fill in the blank.
Easy
10 Q
Chavs
Aug 03 13
237 plays
9 I'm Entitled to This
Can you find the correct names for the following well known works in the rewording of their titles?
Average
10 Q
Creedy
Jun 24 10
657 plays
10 Finding Mr Right
Look for the clue in each sentence to unscramble these heroic characters taken from the literary world. For example; RUNNY FIB HECKLER = Huckleberry Finn.
Average
10 Q
Plodd
Nov 10 12
225 plays
11 Shakespeare in Other Words
Ten questions from Shakespeare's plays, the titles of which are in other words. Can you give me the words I need from those titles?
Easy
10 Q
Creedy
Feb 25 13
681 plays
12 Literary Skeletons
Insert the missing vowels to complete these one-word titles of famous literary classics. The letter "y" has also been removed from titles when it is being used as a vowel. For example, PGMLN would be "Pygmalion".
Average
25 Q
alaspooryoric
Feb 25 13
432 plays
13 Literary Skeletons II
Insert the missing vowels to complete the names of these classical and celebrated writers. For example, SHKSPR would be "Shakespeare". The letter "Y" has also been removed from names when it's used as a vowel.
Average
25 Q
alaspooryoric
Mar 09 13
384 plays
14 Imaginary Creatures
These fractured books all have an imaginary creature in the title.
Average
10 Q
Plodd
Feb 24 12
2523 plays
15 Wordwise Books
This game is like the typical Wordwise; however, the answers are all titles of books. The "question" will be a rebus that playfully suggests a title of a book. For example, THE MADDING CROWD----------FAR would be "Far from the Madding Crowd" by Hardy.
Average
10 Q
alaspooryoric
Jun 30 12
267 plays
16 Alternative Novels
Ten cryptic clues to the titles of ten well known novels; let's see how many you can figure out. Good luck.
Tough
10 Q
navaho56
Jun 18 10
354 plays
17 Add a Letter - Shakespearean Characters
By adding a letter to another word and anagramming, you get the name of a Shakespearean character.
Difficult
10 Q
geniusonwheels
Mar 03 09
159 plays
18 Fractured Books
If you love reading then some of these should sound familiar.
Average
10 Q
yada029
Aug 25 07
771 plays
19 Anagrams of Novel Titles
Here are some jumbled titles of novels. Try to unscramble them.
Difficult
10 Q
robert362
Nov 27 00
1059 plays
20 Novels by Women in Other Words
This is the first of my In Other Words quizzes. The titles now are exaggerated and somewhat wordy; your answers will correct that. This quiz is specifically on American women's novels. I hope you have a good time with it.
Very Difficult
10 Q
Windswept
Sep 18 10
219 plays
21 Anagrams of Popular Fiction
All of these are titles of popular novels. Here's one hint: they've all been made into movies.
Difficult
10 Q
robert362
Jan 28 01
807 plays
22 Literary Word Play
Add the two letters indicated to each of the following words and you'll get the name of some American literary works. The first five are novels and the next five are plays.
Difficult
10 Q
robert362
Jan 17 02
525 plays
23 Stephen King Anagrams
Ok, no cheating on this. All Stephen King books and stuff. Also, I threw in a three that need the synonym figured out after you get the anagram. (Which are not necessarily books) Have fun.
Impossible
10 Q
sonstoo2
Jul 02 00
2250 plays
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* Add the letters 'A' and 'M' to the word 'INTEREST' and you'll get the name of a work that was written by ...?
* Add the letters 'A' and 'T' to 'STAGGER BY' and you get the name of a work that was written by ...?
* Add the letters 'I' and 'M' to 'FOND MENACE' and you get the name of a work by ...?
* Add the letters 'F' and 'W' to 'HEATING' and you get the name of a work by ...?
* Add the letter 'N' and 'O' to 'RUSSIA THE LESS' and you get the name of a work by ... ?


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