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This category is for fiction published in the 20th and 21st centuries. Quizzes on the work of a single author are found under the names of the individual authors. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Mystery, and Detective fiction have their own categories.
21 quizzes and 294 trivia questions.
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The Beat Generation The Beat Generation (4 quizzes)
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  Classic Contemporary Novels editor best quiz best quiz - 25 questions - 7 mins
This quiz tests your familiarity with some classic 20th century works of science fiction, fantasy and alternative reality fiction.
Average, 25 Qns, Akhnaten, Oct 27 13
Average
Akhnaten
9141 plays
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The first part of the 21st century has seen a mix of new literary classics as well as popular reads. See if you can match the title of the book with at least one of its major settings. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Feb 21 18
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PootyPootwell gold member
Feb 21 18
315 plays
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  Notable But Neglected - 10 questions - 4 mins
These 20th century works are considered classics by some, but they don't show up very often in FunTrivia. Do you know what they're about?
Tough, 10 Qns, wylie6, Oct 16 20
Tough
wylie6 gold member
Oct 16 20
234 plays
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  20th Century Fiction - 10 questions - 5 mins
If you've come to a quiz website, you've probably read more than just the TV Guide in your time! But how many of these novels can you identify from the descriptions given? Some of them may be tricky...!
Average, 10 Qns, tom888mot, Dec 23 16
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tom888mot
Dec 23 16
705 plays
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  Best Selling Fiction 2000-2009 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Welcome to some of my favorite fiction. These are books worth reading and reading again.
Average, 10 Qns, Duchess716, Mar 24 13
Average
Duchess716 gold member
1809 plays
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Visit or revisit some of the most important 20th century North and South American authors and works. Some of these you may have encountered in school; others are well worth an investigation all of your own.
Average, 10 Qns, lola0177, Apr 07 12
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lola0177
1077 plays
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  New Classics in Literature - 10 questions - 4 mins
Great books don't have to be very old to be classics. Some are actually relatively new. Let us take a look at some modern classics.
Average, 10 Qns, triviaking162, Jul 20 12
Average
triviaking162
1665 plays
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  Twentieth Century Books - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz deals mostly with European literature in the twentieth century.
Tough, 10 Qns, ijsbek, Sep 23 12
Tough
ijsbek
741 plays
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  Olympia Press - 10 questions - 4 mins
Olympia Press was a 1950s-1960s publishing house that published various controversial American and European books. Although many of its publications are considered simply pornographic, others are renowned as modern classics.
Average, 10 Qns, echomikeromeo, Jan 16 07
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echomikeromeo
525 plays
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  Books Through Teenagers - 15 questions - 5 mins
I give you a description of a book from the point of view of a teenage boy or girl. You give me the book. Less information is supplied each time, so it gets harder.
Average, 15 Qns, notheridesbus, Sep 18 11
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notheridesbus
633 plays
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Who wrote 'Still Life with Woodpecker'?

From Quiz "New-Age Writers are Great Fun"




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  20th Century Authors - 25 questions - 5 mins
You will be given the name of a 20th century author and a list of four book titles. You need to pick out the title which was NOT written by the named author. Most of these authors are pretty recent. Have fun with it.
Difficult, 25 Qns, JaniceC, Feb 25 22
Difficult
JaniceC
Feb 25 22
2568 plays
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  Literature of the last 50 years - 15 questions - 7 mins
This quiz exclusively contains questions on American literature of the last 50 years
Difficult, 15 Qns, gnossos, Jun 16 18
Difficult
gnossos
Jun 16 18
2118 plays
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  Recent Authors - 15 questions - 6 mins
As someone who works in a bookstore, I thought I deserved to do a quiz about this. And to those of you who shop in bookstores, please remember that just because you think a book is well known does not mean it is.
Tough, 15 Qns, SarahJC, Jun 16 18
Tough
SarahJC
Jun 16 18
1452 plays
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  Remo And Chiun - 15 questions - 4 mins
Some questions from the Destroyer series of books (by various authors).
Tough, 15 Qns, awkins, Jan 05 19
Tough
awkins
Jan 05 19
327 plays
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  New-Age Writers are Great Fun - 10 questions - 3 mins
Yes, indeed they are!
Average, 10 Qns, sweetwheat, Jan 31 17
Average
sweetwheat
Jan 31 17
657 plays
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  Fiction from the last 20 years (roughly!) - 10 questions - 6 mins
These are some questions based on my favourite recent novels. Some of them might be a bit random!
Difficult, 10 Qns, vh219, May 04 07
Difficult
vh219
1056 plays
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