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trivia quiz  Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss new 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, reeshy, Apr 30 19

See how much you remember from Rajeev Balasubramanyam's 2019 novel about a man seeking his life's happiness.
reeshy gold member
Apr 30 19
54 plays
trivia quiz  William Blake: The Prophet Poet cool 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, skylarb, Jul 25 03

Questions are primarily concerned with Blake's poetry, but a few biographical facts are inserted for good measure.
skylarb gold member
Jul 25 03
933 plays
trivia quiz  Jorge Luis Borges and his prose cool 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, ogonczyk, Aug 12 04

Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Test your knowledge of his biography and prosaic oeuvre.
Aug 12 04
207 plays
trivia quiz  "Scouting For Boys" Robert Baden-Powell 1908 cool 20 questions
Difficult, 20 Qns, Simon_Templar, Apr 11 07

The 1908 tome from the founding father of Scouting, Robert Baden-Powell, is couched in remarkable phraseology and frequently breaches what we would perceive to be the rules of "political correctness". Enjoy my very light-hearted examination of his work.
Apr 11 07
459 plays
trivia quiz  Jonathan Livingston Seagull cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, Oddball, Jun 02 04

A quiz on Richard Bach's allegory of life, love and flight through the eyes of a seabird.
Jun 02 04
306 plays
trivia quiz  Six Decrees of Francis Bacon cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Jul 11 15

Francis Bacon's work 'Instauratio Magna' described his plan to develop a new approach to the systematic development of learning, set out in six stages. It is considered the first statement of what is now known as the Scientific Method.
looney_tunes editor
Jul 11 15
165 plays
trivia quiz  The Salt Eaters 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Oct 24 11

The community of Claybourne prepares for a festival while Velma Henry undergoes a healing ritual at the Southwest Community Infirmary in Toni Cade Bambara's 1980 debut novel. Good luck!
kyleisalive editor
Oct 24 11
120 plays
trivia quiz  Anne Bradstreet: Poems from Early America 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Oct 06 17

Answer questions about some of the more well-known and more frequently anthologized poems by Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan who lived from 1612 to 1672 and settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
alaspooryoric gold member
Oct 06 17
108 plays
trivia quiz  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Onionsauce, Oct 27 11

Alan Bradley's delightful novel, the first in his Flavia de Luce series, features one of the most unique heroines in the mystery genre. Flavia is a combination of Sherlock Holmes, Madame Curie, and Scout Finch.
Oct 27 11
126 plays
trivia quiz  Running with Scissors 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, filmmaker03, Jul 16 06

This quiz is based on the 2002 best-selling memoir by Augusten Burroughs. It does not rely on knowledge of the 2006 film.
Jul 16 06
387 plays
trivia quiz  The Heroine 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jun 29 11

Cherry Wilkinson sets out to become a full-fledged heroine but finds herself getting into a great deal of mischief in Eaton Stannard Barrett's 1813 Gothic parody. Will she become the persecuted heroine she so desires? Good luck!
kyleisalive editor
Jun 29 11
114 plays
trivia quiz  Poet: Ethel Lynn Beers 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, nammage, May 02 09

Ethel Lynn Beers was a well known poet during the American Civil War. Today she is relatively unknown. This quiz will be questions geared toward learning more about her.
nammage gold member
May 02 09
132 plays
trivia quiz  M.C.Beaton ~ The Agatha Raisin Mysteries 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, lorstrivia, Feb 13 10

Agatha Raisin is the creation of M.C. Beaton. Agatha is a cranky but lovable character who loves trying her hand at sleuthing in the Cotswold village of Carsley. Murder and mayhem is always just around the corner.
Feb 13 10
168 plays
trivia quiz  Best Kept Secrets 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Oct 07 12

Desmond Bagley's novels are filled with characters with hidden agendas and usually contain a secret little twist at the end. I'll provide you with a brief description of the plot and a subtle hint, see if you can identify the title.
pollucci19 gold member
Oct 07 12
288 plays
trivia quiz  The Romantic Lord Byron 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, skylarb, Jul 04 03

This quiz covers the writings of the great Romantic poet Lord Byron, George Gordon.
skylarb gold member
Jul 04 03
522 plays
trivia quiz  Melanie Travis Mysteries, Part 1-The Basics 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Morrigan, Nov 24 06

If you've read the Melanie Travis mysteries by Laurien Berenson, you'll ace this quiz! If not, then hopefully it'll make you want to read the series!
Nov 24 06
123 plays
trivia quiz  "The Templar Legacy" 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, frowny333, Jun 08 07

This quiz is about one of my favorite books, "The Templar Legacy" by Steve Berry. I recommend reading the book before taking the quiz. Enjoy!
Jun 08 07
267 plays
trivia quiz  The Pilgrim's Progress 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, davejacobs, May 21 17

John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come", generally shortened to "The Pilgrim's Progress" was immensely influential in 17th century England, and has been translated into over 200 languages.
May 21 17
144 plays
trivia quiz  Kage Baker's "Life of the World to Come" 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, RufusDufus, Jun 28 11

"The Life of the World to Come" is a Company novel by Kage Baker.
RufusDufus gold member
Jun 28 11
99 plays
trivia quiz  William S. Burroughs, beat author. 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, paleape, Jul 26 03

William S. Burroughs' novels are bizarre, absurdly creative, and controversial creations. His life was the stuff of legend. Take this quiz and show what you know about this novelist, sometimes called Godfather of the Beats.
Jul 26 03
273 plays
trivia quiz  Pontypool Changes Everything 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 02 09

Tony Burgess' "Pontypool Changes Everything" follows the progression of an odd occurrence in which humankind is destroying itself with a disease passed through the English language. Good luck!
kyleisalive editor
Jul 02 09
138 plays
trivia quiz  "Her Royal Spyness" Characters by Rhys Bowen 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, May 07 14

This quiz is on the characters in the mystery series "Her Royal Spyness" featuring Lady Georgiana, written by Rhys Bowen. It includes information on all books through "Heirs and Graces". There are some minor spoilers, but none to do with the mysteries.
Joepetz gold member
May 07 14
102 plays
trivia quiz  The Sweet Hereafter 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Aug 27 11

A horrible accident in the town of Sam Dent ends with the deaths of fourteen young children; this story by Russell Banks follows four people dealing with the tragic aftermath. Good luck!
kyleisalive editor
Aug 27 11
108 plays
trivia quiz  The Sweet Potato Queen's Book of Love 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, pigwaller, Mar 04 08

Jill Conner Brown, a fallen Southern Belle, looks at love, life, men, marriage, and being prepared.
Mar 04 08
177 plays
trivia quiz  Le Colonel Chabert 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jun 13 01

One of Honore de Balzac's most enduring works, 'Le Colonel Chabert' is a tale of identity and disenfranchisement. Although this quiz contains spoilers, the book is worth reading even if you already know the plot.
CellarDoor gold member
Jun 13 01
222 plays
trivia quiz  A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Nov 10 06

Nothing like a little murder to reunite schoolmates. What happens when someone you grew up with is murdered? In Christopher Brookmyre's novel, a man returns to his hometown to have his ex-classmates fill in the blanks. Good luck!
kyleisalive editor
Nov 10 06
141 plays
trivia quiz  "Junk" by Melvin Burgess 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, star2007, Jun 19 07

Hi, this is my first quiz on "Junk" by Melvin Burgess, covering the characters and plot.
Jun 19 07
144 plays
trivia quiz  Brown, Alice 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, Nammage, Feb 10 13

This quiz is on Alice Brown who was primarily a novelist but also wrote plays, non-fiction, had collaborations with other writers, and wrote poetry. She is relatively unknown today though much of her work is still out there for everyone to read.
Nammage gold member
Feb 10 13
105 plays
trivia quiz  Poppy Z. Brite 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Morrigan716, Jun 30 01

Here is a quiz about the greatest horror author of all time.
Morrigan716 gold member
Jun 30 01
453 plays
trivia quiz  A Bradshaw Guide 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jeremyb, Mar 06 05

Gillian Bradshaw writes some of the best historical fiction. Here is a quiz introducing some of her novels. You don't need to have read the novels to answer this quiz.
Mar 06 05
144 plays
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