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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?
Snowman gold member
Aug 13 10
3516 plays
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!
May 08 13
1152 plays
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?
alaspooryoric gold member
Mar 30 12
2601 plays
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.
MotherGoose editor
Jul 15 04
4779 plays
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".
Dec 04 02
5700 plays
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).
gatsby722 gold member
Sep 08 01
5706 plays
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!
LadyNym gold member
May 14 16
774 plays
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
Aug 12 02
3924 plays
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
Sep 03 02
2565 plays
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.
Aug 16 10
357 plays
trivia quiz  Dark, Stormy Nights in Literature cool 10 questions
Easy, 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!
Jul 03 10
1227 plays
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.
Apr 06 10
462 plays
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?
Mar 02 09
852 plays
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?
FatherSteve gold member
Oct 10 13
588 plays
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.
Jan 23 09
810 plays
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?
CellarDoor gold member
Feb 28 12
5157 plays
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.
Feb 25 12
5076 plays
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!
Jul 20 08
603 plays
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?
alaspooryoric gold member
Aug 03 12
426 plays
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.
Snowman gold member
Oct 20 09
840 plays
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.
Jan 29 03
1875 plays
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.
rossian editor
Apr 08 11
8241 plays
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?
looney_tunes editor
Jul 31 16
549 plays
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.
looney_tunes editor
Jul 10 11
579 plays
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.
rossian editor
Jul 27 12
366 plays
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?
Sep 04 13
249 plays
trivia quiz  On Christmas Day in the Morning cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Dec 20 15

Christmas features in any number of books, stories and poems, not just Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' - these are some favorites.
looney_tunes editor
Dec 20 15
1638 plays
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!
alaspooryoric gold member
Jan 28 11
318 plays
trivia quiz  Tumbling Down Rabbit Holes cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Feb 22 12

Dozens of people have made their own novels based on "Alice in Wonderland". Here are just ten of them.
salami_swami gold member
Feb 22 12
4539 plays
trivia quiz  Sleeping Sun cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Aug 08 10

Eclipses have been important plot devices in literature over the years. Do you remember these ones?
looney_tunes editor
Aug 08 10
2613 plays
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