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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.
22 quizzes and 308 trivia questions.
The Beat Generation The Beat Generation (4 quizzes)
  Literature of the last 50 years    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz exclusively contains questions on American literature of the last 50 years
Difficult, 15 Qns, gnossos, Jun 16 18
Jun 16 18
2133 plays
  Classic Contemporary Novels editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
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
9324 plays
  Newer Books that Inspired Operas    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The books that were adapted into opera classics are not widely read now. Knowing the story portrayed in an opera enhances the experience - here are ten books published since 1970 that have been the basis for new operas. Bet you've read at least one!
Average, 10 Qns, pusdoc, Nov 15 22
pusdoc gold member
Nov 15 22
154 plays
  Match the 21st Century Book with its Setting   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
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
PootyPootwell gold member
Feb 21 18
359 plays
  20th Century Fiction    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
Dec 23 16
776 plays
  Notable But Neglected    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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?
Average, 10 Qns, wylie6, Oct 16 20
wylie6 gold member
Oct 16 20
265 plays
  Twentieth Century Literature of the Americas    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
1141 plays
  New Classics in Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
1733 plays
  Best Selling Fiction 2000-2009   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to some of my favorite fiction. These are books worth reading and reading again.
Average, 10 Qns, Duchess716, Mar 24 13
Duchess716 gold member
1932 plays
  Twentieth Century Books    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals mostly with European literature in the twentieth century.
Tough, 10 Qns, ijsbek, Sep 23 12
801 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Set in the South during the civil turbulence of 1964, "The Secret Life of Bees" was a best selling debut novel (2002) for what nurse turned novelist?

From Quiz "Best Selling Fiction 2000-2009"

  Olympia Press    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Jun 10 23
Jun 10 23
540 plays
  Books Through Teenagers    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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
651 plays
  20th Century Authors    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
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
Feb 25 22
2594 plays
  Recent Authors    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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, Feb 25 23
Feb 25 23
1471 plays
  New-Age Writers are Great Fun    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Yes, indeed they are!
Average, 10 Qns, sweetwheat, Jan 31 17
Jan 31 17
664 plays
  Remo And Chiun    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Some questions from the Destroyer series of books (by various authors).
Tough, 15 Qns, awkins, Jan 05 19
Jan 05 19
330 plays
  Popular Recent Storytellers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are first rate storytellers you would enjoy
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Feb 25 22
Feb 25 22
904 plays
  Fiction from the last 20 years (roughly!)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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
1067 plays
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