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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.   

There are 72 quizzes and 740 trivia questions in this category.
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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
1008 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
2622 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
648 plays
trivia quiz  Scorch and Dry new 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Sep 10 18

A variety of questions with a common thread - all feature one or more of the world's deserts. Presented for your enjoyment by the Phoenix Rising team.
ozzz2002 editor
Sep 10 18
150 plays
match quiz  Works by UK Nobel Laureates in Literature new 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, KentQuizzer, Sep 07 18

Welcome to this match quiz covering English-language works by Nobel Prize-winning authors who are classed as being from the United Kingdom. In some cases they were born elsewhere.
KentQuizzer gold member
Sep 07 18
204 plays
match quiz  Adroit Authors new 15 questions
Easy, 15 Qns, PootyPootwell, Sep 05 18

All of the writers in this quiz have first or last names beginning with the letter "A." Match the authors to their works. Good luck!
PootyPootwell gold member
Sep 05 18
219 plays
match quiz  Killer Literature new 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Sep 01 18

Fortunately, the killers in question here are fictional. This quiz requires you to match the killer of each fictional work with the appropriate title. Here there be spoilers.
PootyPootwell gold member
Sep 01 18
411 plays
match quiz  Mid-Trilogy new 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Aug 30 18

These literary works all have something in common - they are the middle part of a trilogy, so don't include either the beginning or the end of the overall story. Can you match them up with the wider work that they come from?
Fifiona81 editor
Aug 30 18
105 plays
trivia quiz  I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) new 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Aug 30 18

Tales of love and romance, some very familiar, others perhaps less so. I have made the more obscure questions more accessible by providing the author's name.
windrush gold member
Aug 30 18
174 plays
trivia quiz  Common Link: Immigration new 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Aug 30 18

Moving from one culture into another is a major change; it has produced some great writing. All of the books below were written by authors who immigrated. Good luck!
PootyPootwell gold member
Aug 30 18
78 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
1107 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
4458 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
1059 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
861 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
462 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
1590 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
696 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
261 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
555 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
2421 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
873 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
2487 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
402 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
5007 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
477 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
561 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
690 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
2037 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
3981 plays
trivia quiz  Let's Write About Lost and Found cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Nov 13 12

Here are ten literary works by famous authors. Most of these are well known books or writers. They all contain either the word "lost" or "found" in the title.
dcpddc478 gold member
Nov 13 12
537 plays
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