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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)
Aug 28 15
636 plays
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)
Apr 17 13
327 plays
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)
Sep 26 13
1026 plays
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)
Dec 31 05
1854 plays
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)
Jan 20 04
435 plays
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)
Nov 26 13
198 plays
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)
Mar 14 13
375 plays
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)
May 18 11
2394 plays
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)
Jul 01 13
249 plays
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)
Jul 14 11
345 plays
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)
Jul 13 04
399 plays
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)
Mar 20 04
321 plays
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)
Apr 02 13
318 plays
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)
Dec 11 15
222 plays
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)
Apr 29 13
270 plays
The Truth About Witches - Warts and All

A quick quest of literary witches
Average (10 qns)
Feb 11 15
210 plays
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)
Mar 11 07
174 plays
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)
Mar 05 14
228 plays
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)
Oct 29 02
1164 plays
A Little Night Reading

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

Love is in the air. This quiz tests your knowledge of romance in literature.
Tough (10 qns)
Dec 31 10
432 plays
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)
Jul 12 13
279 plays
A Selection of Literary Insults

Literary insults are often very entertaining (though not necessarily if one is on the receiving end).
Difficult (10 qns)
Feb 24 12
321 plays
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)
Dec 15 11
237 plays
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)
May 24 11
468 plays
Themes and Motifs of Existentialism

The following questions involve stories that regard human existence as unexplainable, or stress freedom of choice.
Tough (10 qns)
Oct 09 02
1122 plays
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)
Oct 19 13
114 plays
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)
Nov 05 06
222 plays
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)
Feb 18 06
285 plays
Bite Me

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