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Which author won four Pulitzer Prizes? Which author accidentally shot his wife?

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Trivia Quizzes in category Writers & Authors
31
Authors From India 10 questions

India is a great country and there are many authors from India. Take this quiz and enjoy. This is my first quiz. I hope you get to know about Indian authors.
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Insanity_In_Me
195 plays
32
Midwest Authors 10 questions

This is a quiz about authors with Midwest connections by members of the MidWest USA Team. How much do you know about these famous writers? Take our quiz and learn more.
Tough
JMElston
213 plays
33
Fantastic Writers! 10 questions

Can you identify these great science fiction writers from their biographical details?
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Flamis
837 plays
34
Match The Right Writer To The Right Written Tome 10 questions

Books open our minds and expand our imaginations. This quiz takes a look at the brilliant minds who created those literary gifts which inspire us to think big and never stop dreaming.
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sharonfaye
570 plays
35
I'm A Word Wizard 10 questions

A quiz on a collection of word wizards, also known as writers. Enjoy!
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zebra101
1047 plays
36
Very Dramatic Lives of Creative People 10 questions

This is another of my quizzes about the dramatic lives of creative people. This one deals entirely with authors. You may not know the answers, but (hopefully) you'll find the information interesting.
Difficult
robert362
1398 plays
37
Published Junkies 10 questions

Drugs and booze have fueled some fantastic writers. This quiz is dedicated to their lives and works.
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coldmachine45
429 plays
38
Fiction Derived From Life 10 questions

Many writers told fictional tales that had their origins in actual experiences.
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robert362
3462 plays
39
Meter Magic 10 questions

A collection of poets who have charmed me with their magical use of meter, rhyme, and imagery in their poetry. Included will be a couplet from the poem cited in the question, just to whet your poetic appetite.
Tough
Irishrosy
285 plays
40
Poets Who Were Novelists and vice versa 10 questions

I will give you a sample of poetry, and a list of novels to choose from. Can you match the poetry to the novel, without knowing the author's name? Good luck and have fun!
Difficult
alliefarrell
669 plays
41
Writers And Their Muses 10 questions

'Behind every great man', they say ...
Tough
robert362
1050 plays
42
Collected Literary Oddities Vol. 2 10 questions

Writers it seems have as many quirks and foibles as the rest of us. See if you can identify the writers from my clues.
Tough
bracklaman
480 plays
43
Authors I Love 10 questions

This quiz is about my ten favorite authors for young adults. I will tell you about them and you tell me who I'm talking about. Enjoy!
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zebra101
1221 plays
44
Collected Literary Oddities Vol. 1 10 questions

This quiz investigates some quirks and oddities of the writers, authors, poets and playwrights who have contributed to the literature I have enjoyed so much. I invite you to share them with me.
Tough
bracklaman
510 plays
45
The Life of Roget 10 questions

This quiz is about the life and times of P.M. Roget of thesaurus fame.
Tough
pennie1478
135 plays
46
More Dramatic Lives 10 questions

For those of you who enjoyed the original, this is another look at the dramatic lives of creative people. I hope you enjoy this one, too.
Average
robert362
2280 plays
47
Initially Famous 10 questions

Many authors, poets and playwrights are known by their initials rather than their forenames. Do you know the names behind the initials?
Difficult
cristabel56
918 plays
48
Dramatic Lives of Creative People 10 questions

Many of the truly creative people (writers, artists, musicians) have greater drama in their lives than in their works. See what you know about some of them.
Tough
robert362
2814 plays
49
Common Bond - Find This Mystery Author 15 questions

Robyn's 100th Quiz: With homage to linkan's celebrity quizzes. For each of the first ten questions, remember the first letter; put them together to find the answer to question 15.
Tough
robynraymer
1197 plays
50
Interesting Facts about World Writers 10 questions

I hope you enjoy taking this quiz as much as I have enjoyed putting it together. The world of the writer is indeed fascinating!
Difficult
chessart
3108 plays
51
William Shakespeare: General Knowledge 10 questions

Here is a general knowledge quiz on William Shakespeare. Enjoy!
Average
CharmedLivesOn
843 plays
52
Who Literally Said What About Which Literary Great 10 questions

Who literally made the following praiseworthy or not so praiseworthy statements about which literary heavyweights? Multiple choice.
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Engadine
747 plays
53
Comedic Playwrights Through History 15 questions

Try your luck at various comedic playwrights from ancient Rome to ones who are still living today.
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GWU_Boy
948 plays
54
Writers and Actors 10 questions

Take a look at the lives of some interesting people.
Tough
robert362
1872 plays
55
Overlooked or Forgotten Writers 10 questions

Many of the so-called 'masters' seem to have been overlooked recently. See which ones you recognize.
Average
robert362
2712 plays
56
Dramatic Lives of Literary People 10 questions

This is another in my series of quizzes about the dramatic lives of creative people. It's difficult, perhaps, but (hopefully) interesting and informative.
Difficult
robert362
591 plays
57
Weird Facts About Authors 5 questions

Following are mixed trivia questions about authors.
Tough
ravenskye
1857 plays
58
Useless Stuff About Writers 10 questions

Some odd facts about certain poets, novelists, and playwrights.
Very Difficult
purtysurly
1134 plays
59
Quotes from the Literary Gods 5 questions

Some of my favorite people of old generated the following quotes, which I now present for your enjoyment...indulge!
Difficult
thejazzkickazz
534 plays
60
From the Lives of English-writing Authors 10 questions

This quiz is about anecdotes and facts from the lives of British, and occasionally American, Irish or other authors writing in English.
Tough
flem-ish
813 plays
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