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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
2991 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
975 plays
3 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
4449 plays
4 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
1986 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
4371 plays
6 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
5403 plays
7 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
3795 plays
8 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
2487 plays
9 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
849 plays
10 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
381 plays
11 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.
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10 Q
adams627
Aug 16 10
303 plays
12 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
438 plays
13 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
3990 plays
14 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
498 plays
15 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
243 plays
16 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
4023 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
669 plays
18 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
681 plays
19 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
711 plays
20 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
1782 plays
21 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
6780 plays
22 Literary Art History
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
10 Q
lanfranco
Jul 20 08
555 plays
23 Tales of Christmas
Christmas is drawing nigh, one of the joys of the season is the thought of curling up with a good Christmas story. Here are some options to consider for this evening's delectation.
Average
10 Q
looney_tunes
Dec 02 14
402 plays
24 You Better Shop Around
The Four Winds have decided to follow the advice of tazman6619 and shop around for books with windy titles.
Average
10 Q
zorba_scank
Feb 22 12
3597 plays
25 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
507 plays
26 Totally Cool Literature
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
10 Q
dcpddc478
Nov 29 13
669 plays
27 Sleeping Sun
Eclipses have been important plot devices in literature over the years. Do you remember these ones?
Average
10 Q
looney_tunes
Aug 08 10
2250 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
378 plays
29 And Justice for All....Literary Style
Unlike real life, literature has its own way of dealing out reward and justice for heroes and villains. This quiz examines the way classic writers have resolved their stories.
Average
10 Q
kingscourt
Nov 21 11
498 plays
30 Write in Chicago
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
10 Q
Aliquis
Sep 04 13
237 plays
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