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Each quiz in this category is about books with some kind of common link - they may be very long, or have one-word titles; they may be part of a series or be the only work of their author; they may use a particular word in their title; their authors may all have a common background. You get the idea.   

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trivia quiz  To Kill a Mockingbird 2: More Mocking Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jun 06 14

This quiz is about books that don't have sequels...and definitely, definitely shouldn't. Identify the fictional sequels described in the quiz. Warning: Spoilers! Really terrible imagined subtitles!
Jun 06 14
1035 plays
trivia quiz  Word Smiths Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Oct 01 09

All of these Smiths can be found in books - either as characters, or with their names stamped in gold leaf on the spine.
agony editor
Oct 01 09
2733 plays
match quiz  Tempest in a Teapot Editor choice 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, May 20 18

Match the characters who took tea together in the course of their stories. Not every teatime was tempestuous, nor even traditional, but some of them certainly were.
spanishliz editor
May 20 18
897 plays
trivia quiz  The Top Shelf Collection cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jan 13 11

Please join me in my censoring crusade, as I attempt to retell some of the great literary classics in ways that couldn't possibly offend anyone. I give you a summary of a censored classic, you name the book. Spoilers included!
Jan 13 11
1152 plays
trivia quiz  Literary "One Hit Wonders" cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Mar 22 04

This quiz is about authors who only ever published one book or novel - the literary equivalent of a (musical) "one hit wonder".
MotherGoose editor
Mar 22 04
4539 plays
trivia quiz  Will You Read My Book? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 21 10

'It Was a Dark and Stormy Night' was how Snoopy in 'Peanuts' started all his books. They were all rejected, but he's not the only author to suffer this fate. Can you identify the books and writers who struggled to get published?
rossian editor
Jul 21 10
1083 plays
trivia quiz  It's A Long Story cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dellastreet, Nov 29 14

Many well-known books first appeared in serial form. These novels all took their earliest readers a long time to finish.
dellastreet gold member
Nov 29 14
477 plays
trivia quiz  Celebrities Can Read! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Sep 03 09

Well, at least the characters they play can read. These are books featured in movies or TV shows. No need to have seen the film or show though - the answers can be divined from the clues if you're familiar with the literature. (Contains spoilers!)
PDAZ gold member
Sep 03 09
894 plays
trivia quiz  Nemesis cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Jun 15 10

Mark Twain famously described a classic book as "something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read". These books can be too long, too difficult or too tedious. Can you identify these classic books that are our literary nemeses?
PDAZ gold member
Jun 15 10
1605 plays
trivia quiz  Written in Prison cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Apr 23 06

Throughout the ages, writers have fallen foul of the law, sometimes because of their writings and sometimes for other reasons; so it's not really surprising that many works of literature were written in prison. This quiz deals with a few of them.
TabbyTom gold member
Apr 23 06
705 plays
trivia quiz  Noms De Plume cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Nov 26 18

Many authors have written under pen names, for a variety of reasons. We'll check some of them out here.
480154st gold member
Nov 26 18
312 plays
trivia quiz  Well-Read, Long-Dead cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Mar 11 12

This is a best-sellers quiz with a twist: the authors of each book in question have been dead for more than half a century. Works of non-fiction are not included.
Mar 11 12
2487 plays
trivia quiz  Authors Who Knew Medicine cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, wylie6, Mar 15 09

These authors are best known for their literary works, but they all studied medicine, too.
wylie6 gold member
Mar 15 09
2496 plays
trivia quiz  Books for Crooks cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Lpez, Dec 26 14

I assume authors don't write their books intended for criminals to read, or even worse, to copy. However, there have been several crimes related to literary works, which makes me think if these crooks thought those books were written for them. Good luck!
Dec 26 14
600 plays
trivia quiz  Bring Your Own Blood cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Dec 13 11

Hoping to please the Quiz-O-Meter II, here is a quiz about bloody books. No, not blood ON the books, and not necessarily blood mentioned in the books... But each title is "blood"y.
salami_swami gold member
Dec 13 11
273 plays
photo quiz  Have You "Red" This Book? cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Jul 02 17

All of the books mentioned in this quiz have the word "Red" in their title. They cover quite a span of genres and authors. The photos should help offer a clue!
Very Easy
stephgm67 gold member
Jul 02 17
951 plays
trivia quiz  You Expect Me to Buy This? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, James25, Feb 21 12

If you want a book to be sold, you have to give it a catchy title. Let's look at some authors that came up with some strange names to put their books out there.
James25 gold member
Feb 21 12
5073 plays
trivia quiz  Have You 'Red' This Book? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Sep 23 14

If you've read any of these 'red' books then I guess you can answer 'yes'! They come from all sorts of different genres...
Fifiona81 editor
Sep 23 14
423 plays
trivia quiz  Mystery Men of Literature cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, MarcelMule, Apr 08 08

This quiz is devoted to some of the more enigmatic figures of literature - authors whose identities are unknown, who disappeared without trace, who led eccentric or reclusive lives or all of the above. Enjoy!
Apr 08 08
2043 plays
trivia quiz  A Short Quiz About Long Books cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, Oct 16 15

Want a good book you can really sink your teeth into? Well, I hope you have some time on your hands because this time we are going to explore books that need a lot of words to get the point across. So get comfy - this is might take a while.
adam36 gold member
Oct 16 15
567 plays
trivia quiz  These Books Fill a Much Needed Void! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, timence, Aug 17 12

This quiz takes a light-hearted look at a selection of books with odd titles that delved into unique topics, arguably filling a void that never needed to be filled! Hope you enjoy the theme.
timence gold member
Aug 17 12
696 plays
trivia quiz  Books Within Books cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, noire, Feb 11 04

I will morph into several fictitious authors, who appeared in famous books. You'll have to identify who wrote those books. Good Luck!
Feb 11 04
3984 plays
trivia quiz  Numerical Novels cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, kino76, Mar 01 18

A quiz about books with numbers in the titles, from one to ten.
Mar 01 18
495 plays
trivia quiz  You are Tearing This Family Apart! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Sep 25 13

Conflict of one sort or another is essential to forwarding the plot of a story. Here we will examine the people and events that have torn ten families apart in a variety of different literary settings.
spanishliz editor
Sep 25 13
1803 plays
trivia quiz  What Do These Works Have in Common? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, timence, Apr 16 13

A quiz with a very simple theme: all you have to do is choose what the three titles I give you have in common.
timence gold member
Apr 16 13
1062 plays
trivia quiz  Connect Four Literature 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, poeticliesense, Nov 15 06

I will list four items that have a literary connection. You simply identify what that connection is.
Nov 15 06
3918 plays
trivia quiz  The Body of Literature 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Nealzineatser, Jul 05 17

Fascination with who we are physically plays out in every culture. Explore works of literature where some part of the human body features prominently.
Nealzineatser gold member
Jul 05 17
489 plays
match quiz  Snow Stories 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Feb 25 17

I'll give you some brief details about a story and all you need to do is match them to the book. Oh, and they all involve snow somewhere along the line.
rossian editor
Feb 25 17
1368 plays
trivia quiz  Books for Cooks 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Aug 08 13

Some of our best known celebrity cooks have chosen their holiday reading. Lacking much literary knowledge, they have picked authors or characters which share their names. Note - no knowledge of cookery (or even cooks) is needed.
rossian editor
Aug 08 13
564 plays
trivia quiz  For Black of a Better Term 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Mowwow, Jan 08 16

Try your hand at a rainbow collection covering a broad spectrum of great literature!
Jan 08 16
522 plays
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