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1 Should've Seen THAT Comin'
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
10 Q
Snowman
Aug 13 10
2868 plays
2 On the Road, Again?
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
10 Q
adams627
May 08 13
918 plays
3 It's Full of Stars
"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
10 Q
alaspooryoric
Mar 30 12
1899 plays
4 Me, Myself and I - First Person Narratives
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
10 Q
MotherGoose
Jul 15 04
4395 plays
5 Ten Well-Known Writers Walk Into a Bar...
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
10 Q
coolupway
Dec 04 02
4317 plays
6 Famous Swords From History, Myth, and Literature
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
25 Q
xaosdog
Aug 12 02
3768 plays
7 Word Smiths
All of these Smiths can be found in books - either as characters, or with their names stamped in gold leaf on the spine.
Average
10 Q
agony
Oct 01 09
2055 plays
8 To Kill a Mockingbird 2: More Mocking
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!
Average
10 Q
adams627
Jun 06 14
408 plays
9 You're Hired At The Bookstore!
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
10 Q
gatsby722
Sep 08 01
5313 plays
10 Rings of Power in Legend and Literature
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
15 Q
xaosdog
Sep 03 02
2460 plays
11 Spoiler Alert - They Die
This quiz will spoil the plots of several great pieces of literature by revealing which major character dies.
Very Easy
10 Q
workisboring
Aug 19 14
300 plays
12 The Music of Books
Many books have a musical theme running through them, or a pivotal musical scene.
Tough
10 Q
Christinap
Aug 01 14
234 plays
13 Dark, Stormy Nights in Literature
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!
Easy
10 Q
adams627
Jul 03 10
765 plays
14 The Top Shelf Collection
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!
Average
10 Q
adams627
Jan 13 11
792 plays
15 When in Doubt, It's A Christ Figure
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
10 Q
adams627
Apr 06 10
360 plays
16 Quixotic Literature
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
10 Q
adams627
Aug 16 10
282 plays
17 Around the World of Literature
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
20 Q
adams627
Mar 02 09
648 plays
18 On the Right Track
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
10 Q
FatherSteve
Oct 10 13
483 plays
19 The Letter People
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
10 Q
looney_tunes
Jul 10 11
432 plays
20 The Number You Have Reached...
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
10 Q
CellarDoor
Feb 28 12
3723 plays
21 Food for Bookworms
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
15 Q
Arlesienne
Jan 23 09
669 plays
22 Will You Read My Book?
'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?
Average
10 Q
rossian
Jul 21 10
699 plays
23 Got Your Nose!
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
10 Q
adams627
Feb 25 12
3714 plays
24 Antimacassars and Liniment
'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
10 Q
rossian
Jul 27 12
231 plays
25 Literature in Colour
From purple prose to black humour, colour has always found its place in the literary world. Here are ten examples.
Average
10 Q
Snowman
Oct 20 09
696 plays
26 The Bible As Literature
This quiz explores the literary devices and genres employed in the Bible. It is not a theological or Bible facts quiz.
Tough
20 Q
skylarb
Jan 29 03
1758 plays
27 Disturbing Dreams
It was a dark and stormy night when I settled down to read some of my favourite pieces of literature. I then fell fast asleep, only to experience some startling dreams related to my reading. Can you match each dream with the correct literary text?
Average
10 Q
poshprice
Jul 06 10
483 plays
28 The Eyes Have It!
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
10 Q
alaspooryoric
Aug 03 12
369 plays
29 Don't Worry, Be Happy
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
10 Q
rossian
Apr 08 11
6432 plays
30 Celebrities Can Read!
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!)
Average
10 Q
PDAZ
Sep 03 09
612 plays
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