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These quizzes are on a range of books, and focus on some specific aspect they share. It may be a quiz on animals, or on the memorable locations found in books; it may be the fact that they all won awards or were turned into movies; it may be a storyline in the quiz itself that links the questions.   

There are 218 quizzes and 2,180 trivia questions in this category.
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1.
trivia quiz  Should've Seen THAT Comin' Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Aug 13 10

For as long as people have been writing, people have been writing hoaxes. Authors, publishers and readers have all been duped but should they have seen it coming?
Average
Snowman gold member
Aug 13 10
3477 plays
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trivia quiz  It's Full of Stars Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Mar 30 12

"What is?" you may ask. Literature is, of course. And, I don't mean Hollywood stars, but massive bodies of burning hydrogen and so on. How many of these works of literature that mention stars do you recognize?
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Mar 30 12
2556 plays
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trivia quiz  On the Road, Again? Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, adams627, May 08 13

Literature is full of journey narratives, from Homer's "Odyssey" all the way to "The Lord of the Rings". So sit down, buckle up, and take a trip through some of the great road stories in American literature. Warning: a few spoilers!
Tough
adams627
May 08 13
1128 plays
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trivia quiz  Me, Myself and I - First Person Narratives Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Jul 15 04

This is a literary technique in which the plot is narrated by one (or more) characters who refers to himself or herself in the first person; that is, using the personal pronouns me, myself, mine or I.
Average
MotherGoose editor
Jul 15 04
4749 plays
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trivia quiz  Ten Well-Known Writers Walk Into a Bar... Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, coolupway, Dec 04 02

Discarded titles: "When Bad Parodies Happen To Good Writers"; "Lit 101: The Usual Suspects and Their Idiosyncrasies"; and (for ratings only) "The Titanic Meets Les Miz".
Tough
coolupway
Dec 04 02
5625 plays
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trivia quiz  You're Hired At The Bookstore! Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, gatsby722, Sep 08 01

Pretend that you're a bookstore employee again. It's going to be a long day, the customers and the questions just keep coming! Have a good time with this (and don't forget to punch in).
Average
gatsby722 gold member
Sep 08 01
5664 plays
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trivia quiz  How You Get the Girl Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, May 14 16

People like a good romance. Here's a quiz about some famous literary couples, and how they got together. Spoilers ahead!
Average
LadyNym gold member
May 14 16
702 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous Swords From History, Myth, and Literature Editor choice 25 questions
Very Difficult, 25 Qns, xaosdog, Aug 12 02

In drafting this quiz I drew upon history, medieval and Renaissance literature, Icelandic saga, myth (Arthurian, Irish, Welsh, Germanic, Japanese) and 20th-century fiction. To get all 25 questions right, you'll have to do the same. Hope you're up for it!
Very Difficult
xaosdog
Aug 12 02
3918 plays
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trivia quiz  Rings of Power in Legend and Literature Editor choice 15 questions
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, xaosdog, Sep 03 02

Rings that conferred supernormal power upon their bearers have been the subject of fascinating tales since well before the dawn of the Common Era. This quiz treats a representative sample, ranging from the ancient to the modern, in fifteen questions.
Very Difficult
xaosdog
Sep 03 02
2559 plays
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trivia quiz  All at Sea new 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 05 18

Here's a mixture of books which are linked only by having a nautical setting. I hope you don't suffer from seasickness while playing the quiz.
Average
rossian editor
Sep 05 18
117 plays
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trivia quiz  Dark, Stormy Nights in Literature cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Jul 03 10

It was a dark and stormy night, and famous authors around the world took advantage of that to advance major plot developments. Can you identify these novels in which the cliche does appear? Plot spoilers included!
Average
adams627
Jul 03 10
1206 plays
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trivia quiz  Quixotic Literature cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Aug 16 10

Miguel de Cervantes' acclaimed 1605-1615 novel "Don Quixote" is more than a great read; it has inspired countless other great authors in their own works of literature. This quiz details some of those "quixotic" works, with a few plot spoilers.
Average
adams627
Aug 16 10
351 plays
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trivia quiz  When in Doubt, It's A Christ Figure cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Apr 06 10

A repeated symbol in literature is a character that functions as a "Christ figure." His or her attributes and behaviors are imitative of Jesus. Can you identify these literary characters who fit the trend? Warning: may contain spoilers.
Average
adams627
Apr 06 10
447 plays
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trivia quiz  On the Right Track cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Oct 10 13

Directions are often given in literature whereby the characters learn how to get where they are supposed to be going. Directions may get a character into or out of trouble. How many of these directions from literature do you recognize?
Average
FatherSteve gold member
Oct 10 13
585 plays
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trivia quiz  Around the World of Literature cool 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, adams627, Mar 02 09

Here are twenty trivia questions about twenty pieces of literature from twenty different countries. You might know authors from the United States, but do you know any from Trinidad?
Average
adams627
Mar 02 09
831 plays
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trivia quiz  The Number You Have Reached... cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Feb 28 12

You may think that literature is all about letters -- but these books and stories give the numbers center stage. Can I count on you to keep them straight?
Average
CellarDoor gold member
Feb 28 12
5085 plays
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trivia quiz  Food for Bookworms cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, Arlesienne, Jan 23 09

Food as social rite, as seduction, as burlesque, as obsession, as political tool, as sin - this quiz ventures into some of the innumerable functions and meanings of food in world literature.
Average
Arlesienne
Jan 23 09
789 plays
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trivia quiz  Got Your Nose! cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, adams627, Feb 25 12

You don't have to be a nasologist or an expert in classic literature to score well on this quiz, but knowing a little bit of both might help. See how well you "nose" these literary works in which noses appear! Spoilers included.
Easy
adams627
Feb 25 12
5016 plays
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match quiz  Better the Devil You Know cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 31 16

.. than the one you don't - do you know your devils well enough to match each of these literary works featuring devils and/or demons with the author responsible for each one?
Easy
looney_tunes editor
Jul 31 16
510 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Art History cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, lanfranco, Jul 20 08

The History of Art has often inspired novelists and poets, many very fine, many atrociously bad. This quiz asks you to identify some works of literature, some authors, and some relevant works of art. Most are well-known; a few are obscure!
Difficult
lanfranco
Jul 20 08
603 plays
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trivia quiz  The Eyes Have It! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Aug 03 12

Often, eyes do have it--center stage in some of the most famous pieces of literature. Can you recognize these works that make a significant or interesting reference to the eyes?
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Aug 03 12
426 plays
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trivia quiz  Literature in Colour cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Oct 20 09

From purple prose to black humour, colour has always found its place in the literary world. Here are ten examples.
Average
Snowman gold member
Oct 20 09
834 plays
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trivia quiz  The Bible As Literature cool 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, skylarb, Jan 29 03

This quiz explores the literary devices and genres employed in the Bible. It is not a theological or Bible facts quiz.
Tough
skylarb
Jan 29 03
1866 plays
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trivia quiz  Don't Worry, Be Happy cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Apr 08 11

There is plenty of doom and gloom around in literature, but this quiz is devoted to the benefits of seeing the glass as half full. Let's hear it for the optimists.
Average
rossian editor
Apr 08 11
8106 plays
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trivia quiz  The Letter People cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 10 11

The epistolary novel is a form in which the story is told through a series of documents, usually letters, although sometimes using diary entries and, more recently, emails and blogs. Many of these have been turned into popular movies.
Average
looney_tunes editor
Jul 10 11
573 plays
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trivia quiz  Books for Sail! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Jan 28 11

Think of all the books written about ships and adventures on the sea! I'll give you various clues about the book, and you choose the right name of the ship that played a role in that book! Bon voyage!
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Jan 28 11
303 plays
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trivia quiz  Antimacassars and Liniment cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 27 12

'What do they have in common?' I can hear you asking. The answer is 'not a lot', but they do both make their appearances in literature. This quiz will feature books which mention antimacassars or liniment, but not at the same time.
Average
rossian editor
Jul 27 12
342 plays
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trivia quiz  Write in Chicago cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Aliquis, Sep 04 13

Chicago is known as the "city that works," the source of "windy" politicians and a home of the blues. But Chicago has also been the source of many notable writers. How many of these can you identify?
Tough
Aliquis
Sep 04 13
249 plays
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trivia quiz  Totally Cool Literature cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Nov 29 13

Here are ten questions about a mixed bag of literature. All have titles that are cool, cold, icy etc. There will be novels, poems, and short stories.
Average
dcpddc478 gold member
Nov 29 13
792 plays
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trivia quiz  Singing Books cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, candy-pop, Oct 06 16

In this quiz I will ask ten questions about authors and books which have inspired a range of pop artists. All you have to do is identify the author or book referred to in each question. Good luck!
Average
candy-pop
Oct 06 16
261 plays
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