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90 quizzes and 1,065 trivia questions.
  "The Passage" by Justin Cronin    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Literary novelist Justin Cronin shifted gears when he wrote "The Passage", a futuristic story involving blood-sucking creatures. Can you pass this quiz on the book, the first in the series?
Average, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Dec 12 23
PootyPootwell gold member
Dec 12 23
33 plays
  The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Angela Carter reworks classic fairy tales of Charles Perrault to extract their latent, feminist content in this collection of ten Gothic stories. See if you remember the inverted tales included with "The Bloody Chamber". Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Sep 29 13
kyleisalive editor
1531 plays
  Ready Player One   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All about the science fiction book from Ernest Cline.
Easier, 10 Qns, Shadowmyst2004, Feb 28 19
Recommended for grades: 7,8,9
Feb 28 19
407 plays
  Morbid Fantasy   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Angela Carter managed to make fairy tales even more dark and disturbing in 'The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories'.
Average, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Apr 21 18
AcrylicInk gold member
Apr 21 18
342 plays
  "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" caused controversy when it was published, but it is now considered by many to be an important work of early feminism. This quiz will contain spoilers if you haven't read the book. Good luck and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, tiffanyram, Jan 14 19
tiffanyram gold member
Jan 14 19
106 plays
  Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Kate Chopin's controversial novel has become an iconic feminist text. These questions should keep you awake.
Average, 15 Qns, braunda, May 03 05
429 plays
  Don Quijote    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about the great novel by Miguel de Cervantes (volumes I and II). Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, tiffanyram, Sep 16 09
tiffanyram gold member
436 plays
  The Mysticism of "Almost, Maine"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Going from Off Broadway flop in 2006 to one of the most performed community theater production in ten years, John Cariani's "Almost, Maine" is as unique as its success story. Plots thoroughly revealed throughout the quiz, so beware.
Tough, 10 Qns, Spaudrey, Nov 22 20
Nov 22 20
135 plays
  "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
"The Big Sleep" is one of Raymond Chandler's best novels. Walk the "mean streets" with Philip Marlowe as you answer these questions on the original book.
Average, 15 Qns, Philian, Aug 01 03
475 plays
  The Ultimate The Hours Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Hours", three women from different periods of time are deeply connected as they pass through the hours of a single day. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Sep 13 11
kyleisalive editor
173 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What is the name of the School Cadvan came from?

From Quiz "The First Book of Pellinor: The Naming"

  Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game"   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
A very famous short story by Richard Connell shows how the hunters can become the huntees very quickly.
Average, 25 Qns, danceswithcows, Oct 04 19
Oct 04 19
1013 plays
  Friends and Foes of Myron Bolitar    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of Harlan Coben's most famous detectives is former pro basketball player turned sports agent, Myron Bolitar. Here is a quiz on Myron's many friends and frenemies.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Apr 06 15
Joepetz gold member
145 plays
  Harlan Coben   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz all about the works of American author Harlan Coben.
Tough, 10 Qns, MickeyDGod, May 26 07
MickeyDGod gold member
391 plays
  The Manchurian Candidate    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
"The Manchurian Candidate" was a political thriller written by Richard Condon and published in 1959. Its title has since become synonymous with "unwitting, brainwashed sleeper agent." How well do you remember this novel?
Tough, 20 Qns, qrayx, Nov 21 19
Nov 21 19
107 plays
  The Poetry of Stephen Crane   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Stephen Crane is best known for his novel "Red Badge of Courage," but he was also an intriguing American contemporary poet. Learn a bit more about his verse.
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Jun 18 20
Jun 18 20
162 plays
  The Most Dangerous Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz about the well known short story 'The Most Dangerous Game' by Richard Connell, was originally written by an English class, by way of FunTrivia member baultman. Be careful--in updating the quiz, I may have introduced some spoilers.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Oct 26 22
bernie73 gold member
Oct 26 22
76 plays
  The Poetry of Billy Collins    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Dip your toe into the verse of former poet laureate Billy Collins through this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Jul 26 20
Jul 26 20
194 plays
  "The Demon King" by Cinda Williams Chima    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"The Demon King" is the first installment in the Seven Realms series by fantasy author Cinda Williams Chima. See how much you know about this book.
Tough, 10 Qns, reeshy, Apr 16 16
reeshy gold member
110 plays
  "My Antonia" by Willa Cather   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A beautiful, stirring novel about the immigrant struggle in Nebraska's prairies.
Average, 10 Qns, pagiedamon, May 12 13
pagiedamon gold member
344 plays
  The Life and Works of Anton Chekhov    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Russian author, Anton Chekhov, is acknowledged as one of the greatest playwrights and short story writers. What do you know about him and his works?
Average, 10 Qns, momonaco, Dec 26 16
momonaco gold member
356 plays
  "Dark Matter" by Blake Crouch    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Dark Matter" is a book about a man who is kidnapped, drugged and wakes up in a world where his life is different than the one he knows. This fascinating book by Blake Crouch is the subject of this quiz. There are spoilers.
Average, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Jul 16 21
ramonesrule gold member
Jul 16 21
152 plays
  "The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Stephen Crane was only 24 when this book was published, but it is considered one of the greatest war novels.
Average, 10 Qns, mpkitty, Oct 03 13
1751 plays
  "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is based on the book "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho.
Tough, 10 Qns, anaxahra, Nov 02 19
Nov 02 19
532 plays
  The "FBI" series by Catherine Coulter    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a 15-question quiz on the 15 "FBI" series books by author, Catherine Coulter. The books generally follow the cases of Special Agents Dillon Savich and his wife Lacey Sherlock.
Average, 15 Qns, Illini43, Apr 01 14
Illini43 gold member
177 plays
  'Graceling' by Kristin Cashore    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on the fantasy book, "Graceling" written by the talented Kristin Cashore. Check it out! Quiz contains spoilers. Enjoy the quiz, and good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, diamondback1, Mar 17 09
246 plays
  Don't Sweat The Small Stuff    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a well-known #1 "New York Times" bestseller, written by Dr. Richard Carlson. How much do you know about "Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life?"
Tough, 10 Qns, superferd, Feb 26 22
Feb 26 22
751 plays
  Collodi's Cricket    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"When You Wish Upon a Star...Dreams come true!" I'll bet a lot of you folks don't believe that, about a wish comin' true? By the way, my name's Jiminy Cricket and I want to see how much you know about me and the famous book I first appear in."
Average, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Jul 04 12
135 plays
  Father Brown    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
G. K. Chesterton's 'Father Brown' series, about a crime-solving Catholic priest, is almost as famous as the Sherlock Holmes canon. (Warning: some SPOILERS ahead, though not about the murderers!)
Tough, 15 Qns, tjoebigham, Nov 14 03
387 plays
  Pat Conroy   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
American author Pat Conroy has created a number of bestsellers over the years. Let's see what you know about his work.
Average, 10 Qns, neon000, Mar 29 20
neon000 gold member
Mar 29 20
278 plays
  The First Book of Pellinor: The Naming    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This book (written by Alison Croggon) is my favorite book, if you have not read it I strongly advise you to do so! This is my frst quize so I hope you enjoy it!
Average, 10 Qns, rainstorm7, Aug 05 07
261 plays
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Authors A-C: 'C' Trivia Questions

1. In Gary Chapman's book "The Five Love Languages", which category describes telling someone you love them, verbally saying that they make you happy?

From Quiz
Five Love Languages - Gary Chapman

Answer: Words of affirmation

"Words of affirmation" are one of the five categories in the book. Verbal acknowledgements of affection, encouragement, even written in text form can all be classified in the "words of affirmation" category.

2. Where does the book take place?

From Quiz "Dark Matter" by Blake Crouch

Answer: Chicago

Jason Dessen and his wife Daniela and son Charlie live a happy life in Chicago. Before they found out that Daniela was pregnant, they both had dreams to make it big in their chosen fields, but gave up on those lofty dreams in order to focus on family. They are happy together if not a little unfilled professionally. As the book begins, they are enjoying Thursday night family night in their brownstone in Logan Square, Chicago on a beautiful October evening.

3. What was the first volume of Stephen Crane's poetry ever to be published?

From Quiz The Poetry of Stephen Crane

Answer: Black Riders and Other Lines

"The Black Riders and Other Lines" was published in 1895 by Copeland & Day. "War Is Kind" was published a year later. "Lyrical Ballads" is a collection by Wordsworth and Coleridge. "And Still I Rise" is a Maya Angelou collection. "A City Winter and Other Poems" is by Frank O'Hara. Stephen Crane preferred to refer to his verse as "lines" rather than "poems."

4. The main character of "The Manchurian Candidate" was Raymond Shaw, who became a brainwashed sleeper assassin during which war?

From Quiz The Manchurian Candidate

Answer: Korean War

"The Manchurian Candidate" was published in 1959, six years before the Americans had soldiers in Vietnam. Ray served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war, which lasted from 1950 to 1953. Ray returned from the war and left the Army in 1952, before the war was over. Ray and his squad were captured and taken to Tonghua, a city in China close to the Korean border.

5. The main character, Edna Pontellier, lived in Louisiana with her Creole husband, but she herself wasn't Creole. Where was she from?

From Quiz "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin

Answer: Kentucky

Early in the novel, it was established that Edna, "though she had married a Creole, was not thoroughly at home in the society of Creoles". It was during one of her talks with Madame Ratignolle that she described a scene from her childhood which she was reminded of upon looking out at the sea. She described a summer day where she was crossing a large meadow "that seemed as big as the ocean". At one point, her husband even referred to her as coming from "sound old Presbyterian Kentucky stock".

6. The first story in the book was called 'The Bloody Chamber'. What happened in the chamber?

From Quiz Morbid Fantasy

Answer: Murder

'The Bloody Chamber' was about a teenage girl who married a rich, older man in order to bring herself out of poverty. The man had been married multiple times before - his last wife had died in a 'boating accident', though her body had never been recovered. When her husband went away on a business trip, the girl was told that she was forbidden to enter one particular room. You can probably guess what was inside...

7. What was the major catastrophe of the book?

From Quiz "Wild Storm" by Richard Castle

Answer: Airliners were being shot down with lasers.

Terrorists were using a futuristic weapon to shoot down any airliner they wished. The media was comparing the attacks to 9/11, when terrorists hijacked several planes and used them as weapons against the United States.

8. Of which area of Fellmarch did Han used to be the streetlord?

From Quiz "The Demon King" by Cinda Williams Chima

Answer: Ragmarket

Han Alister is a sixteen year old boy who had previously been the leader of a street gang, the Raggers, in his home area of Ragmarket. He lives with his mother and young sister, Mari. To protect his family, he is no longer part of the gang, now headed by a new streetlord called Cat. In the neighboring area, Southbridge, is the Raggers' rival gang, the Southies, headed by Shiv. Although he is no longer a street thug, the finger is pointed toward Han when several Southies turn up tortured and murdered, and so he is on the run from the Queen's Guards even more than usual.

9. What was the name of the program that most of the planet logged into daily?

From Quiz Ready Player One

Answer: The Oasis

Created by James Halliday and Ogden Morrow, The Oasis became the biggest computer program on the planet within the confines of the book. People across the globe could use the simulation to attend virtual schools, play vintage video games, read books and just about anything else that could be done in the real world.

10. The bulk of the novel takes place on Falstaff Island, found north of what Canadian province?

From Quiz The Troop

Answer: Prince Edward Island

A hungry man hightails it to the coast in an old truck. Reaching the northern coast of Prince Edward Island, he steals a fishing boat and rides out, bound for any escape from those who are surely following behind him. Arriving on what he finds to be Falstaff Island, a remote location a few kilometers offshore, he follows a small pinprick of light coming from a solitary shack where Scoutmaster Tim and five boys on an expedition are spending the night. Tim, also a doctor, offers the mystery man, clearly ill, a place to rest. During this time, the man destroys the radio, knowing people are after him, before he throws up on Tim; spreading his unknown infection. The boys, meanwhile, are locked in their room for the night.

11. Who is The Alienist?

From Quiz Caleb Carr's "The Alienist"

Answer: Laszlo Kreizler

An "alienist" was an early term for a psychiatrist or psychologist - they explored the minds of people who were considered alienated from society.

12. Henry Fleming was a teen-ager who joined the Union forces to battle the Confederate army, in the American Civil War. He had a romantic dream of the war. He joined in spite of objections from whom?

From Quiz "The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane

Answer: His mother

His mother felt he was needed on the farm. She also looked with contempt on his dreams and eagerness to join in the fray. Athough she called him a fool, she made a lengthy speech of advice and farewell.

13. During the titular story, "The Bloody Chamber", what does the protagonist find in the chamber?

From Quiz The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Answer: The bodies of her husband's previous wives

In this take on the Charles Perrault folk tale "Bluebeard", a young bride is taken in as the fourth wife of a rich man and it soon becomes apparent that the marriage is not going to be a lasting one. After several instances of forewarning and bad vibes, she allows herself to be whisked off to her new husband's castle. A pianist, the bride doesn't take to her new castle abode, especially when the piano inside is compromised by the sea out the window; she has to ask to have a tuner come in and fix it regularly. Before the husband heads to New York on a six-week business trip, she's left with the keys and told to have free run of the castle-- every room except one at the foot of the west tower. A blind piano tuner is hired. It takes little time for the bride to start exploring and, in an attempt to uncover more about her new husband and sate her curiosity, she decides it won't hurt to check his forbidden room. It does. In this literal chamber of horrors she finds the dead bodies of her husband's three prior wives, all tortured. She drops the key in a pool of blood and that ends up being her undoing. After she tells her piano-tuner, her husband returns home and asks to see the keys. He places the bloody one on her forehead, leaving a mark, and tells her that she shall be decapitated. Fortunately, before her head can roll, she's saved by her mother who rides in on a horse and shoots her executioner with a revolver. The widow inherits the money, marries the blind piano-tuner, and forever holds the mark on her forehead.

14. "Carlo Collodi first started writing about me way back in 1881. He was a dreamer just like me. Can you guess where he was from?"

From Quiz Collodi's Cricket

Answer: Italy

"Hmm hopefully you all got that one right. My life began in Italy not America like most people think. However, Walt Disney was the American animator who really brought me to life in 1940. It was Disney's second film, after the success of 'Snow White and the Seven Vertically Challenged People' -- okay they were called dwarves, I was just trying to be polite." "Now back to Carlo Collodi. He was born in Florence, Italy in 1826. He became an accomplished writer of children's stories. In 1880 he began writing "Storia di un Burattino" simply translated as "Story of a Marionette." It was first published in "Il Giornale dei Bambini" which was a newspaper especially for children. Who knew way back then that me and my wooden friend would become so famous? It really is all thanks to dear old Collodi!"

15. Which dessert does the town highlighted in the first book of the series, "The Cove", promote as "The World's Best"?

From Quiz The "FBI" series by Catherine Coulter

Answer: Ice Cream

The character of Sally Brainerd travels to this little town called the Cove in Oregon to try to escape the questioning about her father's death. To find out the truth, Special Agent James Quinlan is sent in undercover to find out the rest of the story. Along the highway an Ice Cream billboard is displayed to try to get some tourist attendance and increased revenue into this small town.

16. In order to protect herself in the immigration centre, Little Bee makes herself as unattractive to men as possible. What is the one reminder of her femininity that she allows herself?

From Quiz The Other Hand

Answer: She paints her toenails.

Little Bee knows that if she is attractive and pretty, she could become a target of the male detainees, which is a frightening prospect. In order to avoid their attention, she has her hair cut short, binds her breasts, and wears masculine clothing. One day she finds a pot of nail polish inside a charity box. She wears the nail polish underneath her combat boots in order to remind herself of who she is underneath the facade.

17. Who is not in "Betrayal at Falador"?

From Quiz Runescape: Betrayal at Falador

Answer: Slyr

Sir Amik is a White Knight of Falador. Kara-Meir is a mysterious woman who appears in Falador. Jerrod is a werewolf trying to find his nephew, Gar'rth, to force him to be blooded. Slyr is woman from Umbriel in a novel based on "The Elder Scrolls" series.

18. "L.A. Candy" was written by Lauren Conrad. Which MTV reality television series did Lauren star in?

From Quiz L.A. Candy

Answer: Laguna Beach

"Laguna Beach" is set as the basis for the book "L.A. Candy." Two girls in California are cast on a television series and have to deal with the issues that come with popularity.

19. Where does most of this book take place?

From Quiz The Empty Mirror

Answer: Stoneybeach

New England is the northeastern corner of the United States. It is bordered by Canada, The Atlantic Ocean, and New York.

20. Katsa killed someone - accidentally - for the first time when she was just eight years old. How did she kill him?

From Quiz 'Graceling' by Kristin Cashore

Answer: She hit him in the face.

The man was some sort of distant cousin, to whom Katsa took an immediate dislike when she saw the creepy way he interacted with girls. Eventually the man began to pay unwelcome attention to Katsa. She tried to leave, but instead of letting her, the man reached out a hand to grab her leg. Feeling threatened, Katsa hit him in the face, only the blow was so strong that it shoved the bones of his nose into his brain, and he died on the spot. It was at this point that the nature of Katsa's Grace was first revealed.

21. What are the Children of Amarid?

From Quiz Children of Amarid

Answer: Mages

Mages, of course, named after the man who helped found the Order of Mages and Masters.

22. Which three characters carry Dracula's bloodline?

From Quiz "Bloodline" Characters

Answer: Tepes, John, and Quincey

Tepes is the son of Dracula. Quincey and John are Tepes' sons. They are half-brothers. Lily is John's half-sister, but she is entirely human.

23. Who encounters Jason as he is leaving Raven's Ghyll?

From Quiz The Dragon Heir

Answer: Devereaux D'Orsay

Jason is just leaving from stealing from them when he is caught. D'Orsay tries to stop him, but fails.

24. At the beginning of the book, who is Merry living with?

From Quiz "The Windflower" by Tom and Sharon Curtis

Answer: April

Merry has lived with her Aunt April ever since her mother died.

25. In the beginning of the novel, young Jim Burden has to move to Nebraska. Why?

From Quiz "My Antonia" by Willa Cather

Answer: He is going to live with his grandparents

Jim's parents both die "within a year" of one another at the beginning of the story. Jim's family in Virginia decides it is best for him to go live with his grandparents in Nebraska.

26. Where does Santiago have his dream about treasure?

From Quiz "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

Answer: The ruined Sacristy

He feels the old church is haunted when he has the same dream of a child leading him to the pyramids to show him treasure twice.

27. The story in this novel is told from the perspective of one of the members of the Black Company. Which character is the storyteller?

From Quiz "The Black Company" by Glen Cook

Answer: Croaker

Croaker is, among other things, the Company Annalist! He is the person who keeps the written history of the Company brothers and the Company itself. Mercy, Tom-Tom and the Lieutenant are other members of the Company.

28. What conflict are the characters involved in?

From Quiz The Last of the Mohicans

Answer: The French and Indian War

What we now refer to as "The French and Indian War" was but one theater on a nearly global war between France and Great Britain.

29. How old is Terzah when the story begins?

From Quiz "Terzah's Sons" by Victoria Copus

Answer: Fifteen

Terzah is fifteen when the story begins, although as a Har he is fully adult and a parent. Deria, who has no knowledge of Harish development, is amazed when Terzah tells her how old he is.

30. What is Lucy's last name?

From Quiz High School Bites: The Lucy Chronicles

Answer: Hellenberg

Stoker was the name of the man who wrote the book "Dracula". Carnahan is her best friend's last name. Dobbs is the last name of the teacher who helps Lucy. Lucy learns about Dracula from her English teacher Mr. Dobbs who is the great, great nephew of Bram Stoker.

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