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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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Magic in Literature

Magic has many definitions. Some refer to tricks performed onstage, but in a different vein, magic can refer to any seemingly impossible or extraordinary condition, quality or power. Can you divine the answers to these ten questions?
Easy (10 qns)
austinnene
Aug 28 15
636 plays
62
The Daze of Wines and Roses

Wine and roses are extraordinarily popular symbols in literature. This quiz covers but a few of them.
Average (10 qns)
nahs386
Apr 17 13
327 plays
63
It's Complicated

The Four Winds invite you to seas and bodies of water to revisit some of literature's great stories. Nothing is simple about the central themes in these waterlogged tales, whose protagonists could likely scratch their heads and say, "It's complicated!"
Average (10 qns)
shuehorn
Sep 26 13
1026 plays
64
Sex Between the Covers

Sex has been a prominent theme in literature since writing was first invented. See if you can answer a few questions about books that used to be kept behind the librarian's desk.
Average (10 qns)
masonbarge
Dec 31 05
1854 plays
65
Mixed Literature in "Wolves of the Calla"

Stephen King makes numerous references to famous authors, works, and characters. If you have a general knowledge of literature, you can answer these questions without having read a single page of this, the fifth book in King's Dark Tower series.
Tough (15 qns)
skylarb
Jan 20 04
435 plays
66
Into the Fire

Each character was directly connected with the element of fire. These characters are mainly from futuristic and/or fantasy novels.
Tough (10 qns)
SummerSkies
Nov 26 13
198 plays
67
Work It Out!

A feud is a disagreement between two people or groups of people, usually started as the result of an insult, violence or even murder. This quiz is about famous feuds in literature. These characters just needed to "work it out".
Average (10 qns)
workisboring
Mar 14 13
375 plays
68
Black and Blue

A selection of books with either "Black" or "Blue" in the title. Either complete the title or name the author.
Average (10 qns)
Christinap
May 18 11
2394 plays
69
50 Shades of Black: A Literary History of Torture

"50 Shades of Grey" revived the fantasy of torture in many people's relationship. Nevertheless, torture has been an item throughout world literature all along. Do you remember these tortured souls or malicious madmen?
Tough (10 qns)
akgulvarvara
Jul 01 13
249 plays
70
Quest - The Hero's Journey

As long as there have been people, there has been mythology and storytelling. Throughout history, one theme has arisen over and over: the Hero and his Quest. Let's take a brief look at this fascinating literary theme...
Tough (10 qns)
Rowena8482
Jul 14 11
345 plays
71
Classic Books About The Paranormal

Books on paranormal subjects are not usually found under the heading of "Classic Literature" in bookstores, but some of them are classics nonetheless. How many of these more famous books of the genre are you familiar with?
Difficult (10 qns)
gretas
Jul 13 04
399 plays
72
Some Literary Blossoms

Flowers are not for gardens only; they appear in the title of many wonderful works of literature. See how many you can pick.
Tough (10 qns)
WiseTao
Mar 20 04
321 plays
73
I'm Happy Anyway

Advice and suggestions for attaining happiness can be found in all types of literature. Here are just a few examples. Enjoy!
Tough (10 qns)
mlcmlc
Apr 02 13
318 plays
74
Signing on the Dotted Line

The final point in buying a house is the completion of the contract - when you sign on the dotted line! What do you know about these fictional houses and the part they played in the story that surrounds them?
Average (10 qns)
balaton
Dec 11 15
222 plays
75
Write Your Ship, Mister!

This is a quiz about novels that feature boats of one sort or another. Wherever applicable, the answers are derived from the novels and not from any other version of the stories involved.
Average (10 qns)
bigtim64
Apr 29 13
270 plays
76
The Truth About Witches - Warts and All

A quick quest of literary witches
Average (10 qns)
gme24
Feb 11 15
210 plays
77
Alexander the Great in fiction

This quiz is dealing with the representations of Alexander the Great and his times in twentieth and twenty-first century fiction. Authors include, among others, Mary Renault, Ben Bova, Thomas Harlan and Melissa Scott.
Difficult (10 qns)
ninedin
Mar 11 07
174 plays
78
Mushroom, Mushroom

"Mushroom, Mushroom!" suggested to me a reply of "There's plenty of room". This might explain my rather idiosyncratic approach to the challenge title!
Difficult (10 qns)
balaton
Mar 05 14
228 plays
79
Ghostly Literature

People have always been fascinated, and/or scared, with the idea of ghosts. Here are some questions about fictional ghosts.
Tough (10 qns)
minch
Oct 29 02
1164 plays
80
A Little Night Reading

The questions in this quiz involve works of literature which contain the word "night" in the title.
Average (10 qns)
momonaco
May 04 15
324 plays
81
A Lovely Quiz

Love is in the air. This quiz tests your knowledge of romance in literature.
Tough (10 qns)
JoeWolfhound
Dec 31 10
432 plays
82
All Right on the Night

Theatre people say that, no matter what goes wrong in rehearsal, it'll be "all right on the night" the show opens. But plenty of things go wrong around theatres, as these literary works demonstrate all too well.
Difficult (10 qns)
SBH
Jul 12 13
279 plays
83
A Selection of Literary Insults

Literary insults are often very entertaining (though not necessarily if one is on the receiving end).
Difficult (10 qns)
londoneye98
Feb 24 12
321 plays
84
Taste No Evil

We all know the story in Genesis of the Tree of Good and Evil. Since all fruit is not evil, though, let's "taste" some good fruit via our reading.
Tough (10 qns)
habitsowner
Dec 15 11
237 plays
85
Food Throughout the Pages

Food and meals have appeared in famous novels since books were first printed. So take a bite out of this tasty little quiz.
Tough (10 qns)
Ravenloft
May 24 11
468 plays
86
Themes and Motifs of Existentialism

The following questions involve stories that regard human existence as unexplainable, or stress freedom of choice.
Tough (10 qns)
lunarmercury
Oct 09 02
1122 plays
87
The Perks of Being the Catcher in the Jar

This quiz will compare the characters and themes of "The Catcher in the Rye" (1951) by J. D. Salinger, "The Bell Jar" (1963) by Sylvia Plath, and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (1999) by Stephen Chbosky. (Beware of major plot spoilers!) Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
zebra101
Oct 19 13
114 plays
88
The Books of Travel Writers & Ex Pats.

So you think you know travel writers? Fair enough- give this quiz a try and see if we have read the same ones!
Tough (25 qns)
dovbear
Nov 05 06
222 plays
89
Head Hunting

Schools feature prominently in many literary works. The head teachers vary from benevolent to distinctly malevolent. Take this short test and find out how many you know!
Tough (10 qns)
MaggieG
Feb 18 06
285 plays
90
Bite Me

Vampires play big roles in many novels; can you link the plot to the title?
Tough (10 qns)
Jennie-Lou-96
May 01 11
207 plays
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