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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 203 quizzes and 2,030 trivia questions in this category.
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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 qns)
Aug 13 10
3237 plays
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 qns)
May 08 13
1053 plays
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 qns)
Jul 15 04
4623 plays
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 qns)
Mar 30 12
2358 plays
How You Get the Girl

People like a good romance. Here's a quiz about some famous literary couples, and how they got together. Spoilers ahead!
Tough (10 qns)
May 14 16
390 plays
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 qns)
Dec 04 02
5118 plays
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 qns)
Sep 08 01
5559 plays
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 qns)
Aug 12 02
3855 plays
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 qns)
Sep 03 02
2520 plays
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 qns)
Jul 03 10
1035 plays
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 qns)
Aug 16 10
333 plays
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 qns)
Apr 06 10
429 plays
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 qns)
Oct 10 13
522 plays
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 qns)
Mar 02 09
747 plays
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 qns)
Jan 23 09
732 plays
Better the Devil You Know

.. 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?
Average (10 qns)
Jul 31 16
360 plays

Mental illness has been an endless source of inspiration for literary works throughout the ages. Here are a few examples - with some possible spoilers thrown in.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 24 16
255 plays
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 qns)
Feb 28 12
4650 plays
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 qns)
Feb 25 12
4566 plays
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 qns)
Jul 27 12
273 plays
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 qns)
Oct 20 09
783 plays
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 qns)
Apr 08 11
7509 plays
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 qns)
Jan 29 03
1830 plays
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 qns)
Jul 20 08
576 plays
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 qns)
Jul 10 11
534 plays
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 qns)
Nov 29 13
750 plays
On Christmas Day in the Morning

Christmas features in any number of books, stories and poems, not just Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' - these are some favorites.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 20 15
450 plays
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 qns)
Sep 04 13
243 plays
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 qns)
Aug 03 12
393 plays
Plot Killers

A wonderful thing about fiction is that the author can "create" reality. In real reality, things can get in the way of a good story (really!). For each of the following plot killers, choose the story so killed. ("Story" can be prose, poem, play, etc.)
Easy (10 qns)
Dec 01 09
816 plays
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