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Literary classics from Ancient Greece until the end of the nineteenth century. Did you study them in school? Have you read them since? Find out what you remember!
50 quizzes and 700 trivia questions.
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The Classics The Classics (22 quizzes)
1.
  Disheveled Victorian Bookshelves great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
The novels in the Victorian section of the public library are all mixed up. Can you help the beset librarian and match titles to authors?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, gracious1, Jan 12 22
Very Easy
gracious1 gold member
Jan 12 22
460 plays
2.
  A Gallery of Literature A Gallery of Literature editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
I'll give you the first line of a book written before 1900 and a picture to suggest a word or two from the book's title. You tell me the author's name.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Sep 22 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Sep 22 16
1561 plays
3.
  Match These Books and Their Authors top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
A new-style "match" quiz. Nice and easy, to get you used to the format; all you have to do is match each classic novel with its writer. Have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, stedman, Mar 08 16
Easier
stedman editor
Mar 08 16
2254 plays
4.
  Nineteenth Century Literary Characters editor best quiz top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
These are some of the most famous characters in nineteenth-century American and British literature. Do you recognize them?
Average, 10 Qns, dinkytown, Jun 04 22
Average
dinkytown
Jun 04 22
9517 plays
5.
  Who Created Me in the Nineteenth Century? best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Can you identify the author who created each of these characters, all of whom originally appeared in a novel published in the 1800s?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, May 05 20
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Very Easy
looney_tunes editor
May 05 20
837 plays
6.
  Classic Literature great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Think you know the classics? Take this quiz and find out! I give the information on the book, you say which book it is. Got it? OK, onto the quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, authorspalace, Jun 03 13
Easier
authorspalace
3040 plays
7.
  Classic Gothic Literature popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Gothic literature combines elements of the supernatural, horror, mystery and romance, and has been responsible some of the most enduring characters and stories in literature. Can you match the authors to some of the best known books of the genre?
Easier, 10 Qns, CardoQ, Feb 02 17
Easier
CardoQ gold member
Feb 02 17
787 plays
8.
  Great Literature Miscellany top quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
A series of questions on a smattering of great literature written before the 20th century.
Average, 15 Qns, skylarb, Oct 02 21
Average
skylarb gold member
Oct 02 21
2664 plays
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  Classic Novels of the 19th Century great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
They are still required reading in most schools-the great Romantic novels of the 1800s. If you haven't read the book, you may have seen the film it inspired. How well do you know your classics?
Average, 10 Qns, robbieh, Apr 03 10
Average
robbieh
1870 plays
10.
  Riddles (Anglo-Saxon Style) best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The Anglo-Saxons banished the doom and gloom of the Dark Ages with light-hearted riddles! See if you can solve these ancient brain teasers found in the "Exeter Book".
Average, 10 Qns, pagiedamon, Apr 17 09
Average
pagiedamon gold member
1324 plays
trivia question Quick Question
His "Island of Dr. Moreau" describes the potential horrors of man playing God.

From Quiz "Great Literature Miscellany"




11.
There have been many non-fiction books, published before 1900, whose ideas have been impactful and revolutionary. Let us explore some of them! Match the book (on the left) to the author (on the right).
Easier, 15 Qns, angikar, Feb 05 19
Easier
angikar
Feb 05 19
406 plays
12.
  Bigger Than Ben-Hur - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz deals with books that are lengthy and the key details about them.
Easier, 10 Qns, bernie73, Oct 09 16
Easier
bernie73 gold member
Oct 09 16
513 plays
13.
  Why Did They Do That? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
For this quiz, I will describe an action that a character or characters took in the story. You will identify the reason, that is, the "why." This quiz focuses on American and British literature of a variety of different genres.
Average, 10 Qns, bernie73, Sep 29 17
Average
bernie73 gold member
Sep 29 17
616 plays
14.
  Who Didn't Write It? - 10 questions - 3 mins
Theme: 19th century authors and books. Instead of asking "Who wrote it?", I ask which of four books was NOT written by a given author.
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Jun 19 15
Average
skylarb gold member
2861 plays
15.
  Authors of the Classics - 10 questions - 4 mins
I'm taking this class that's all about Gothic novels... so here's a test your 'Gothic' author skills...
Average, 10 Qns, jaydeeTECH, Oct 04 19
Average
jaydeeTECH
Oct 04 19
6315 plays
16.
  Authors of Literary Classics - 10 questions - 3 mins
Match the classic literary work with the author to win big!
Average, 10 Qns, highstrung, Dec 22 10
Average
highstrung
7155 plays
17.
  Gothic Literature - 10 questions - 4 mins
How well do you know your 18th Century gothic literature? This easy quiz features questions on the themes and the authors of seven gothic novels.
Tough, 10 Qns, highland_jadey, Apr 30 19
Tough
highland_jadey
Apr 30 19
791 plays
18.
  Mysterious Middle Age popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Officially, 1066 to 1470 is called the Middle English period. The writers and philosophers were cultivating the English soil for a rich harvesting. This quiz deals with a few of such inspiring and enlightening activities.
Tough, 10 Qns, indranil49, Mar 12 21
Tough
indranil49
Mar 12 21
420 plays
19.
  Mostly European Literature - 10 questions - 4 mins
Thanks to my lit class in college, I've been inspired to produce this quiz concerning the writings of the western world. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, GypsyQueen, Dec 12 12
Average
GypsyQueen
1557 plays
20.
  Literary "LXG" - 10 questions - 7 mins
I found "LXG" to be a thoroughly entertaining movie. The question is, what do you remember about the original literature from which the characters were drawn? ***Spoiler Warning***
Tough, 10 Qns, reedy, Apr 11 11
Tough
reedy gold member
573 plays
21.
  Early English Prose - 15 questions - 5 mins
A brief walk through English prose from the 12th to the 18th century.
Average, 15 Qns, marienbart, Nov 26 21
Average
marienbart
Nov 26 21
872 plays
22.
  Literature, generally - 10 questions - 5 mins
Did you pay attention in lit class? A simple literature quiz to check it out ! Good Luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, Ruma, Jun 03 18
Tough
Ruma
Jun 03 18
2900 plays
23.
  In Search of the White Rabbit - 10 questions - 5 mins
Alice has asked you to help her look for the white rabbit. To find out where he is you have to travel through the World of Books and answer the questions to get to his hiding place.
Average, 10 Qns, eufosyne, Dec 04 21
Average
eufosyne
Dec 04 21
527 plays
24.
  Great Romantic Books and Authors - 10 questions - 4 mins
How much do you know about Romanticism? Here are some questions to test your knowledge about some of the most known Romantic books, and some not so famous!
Average, 10 Qns, marioarcadia, Feb 16 22
Average
marioarcadia
Feb 16 22
773 plays
25.
  English Literature Before 1800 - 15 questions - 6 mins
Welcome. Below you'll find the first couple of lines from some famous major English literary works. Some of the texts are presented in a modern translation or in a modernized spelling. It's up to you to identify the work. Good luck.
Average, 15 Qns, marienbart, Jul 03 18
Average
marienbart
Jul 03 18
1432 plays
26.
  Mixed Literature - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here's a quiz on many different books mainly from before 1900...
Tough, 10 Qns, emeraldstar, Mar 23 09
Tough
emeraldstar
1147 plays
27.
  Mixed Literature Rather Tough But ? - 10 questions - 6 mins
All Multiple choice. Quotes from the past, obscure but interesting. Not easy, BUT there is a clue with each, in the brackets; however, beware the red herring. Have fun and enjoy some wisdom from the past. Cheers.
Difficult, 10 Qns, gearloose, Aug 14 15
Difficult
gearloose
826 plays
28.
  Lazarillo De Tormes - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a quiz about the first picaresque novel 'Lazarillo de Tormes'. The author is anonymous.
Tough, 10 Qns, mandapanda880, Oct 04 19
Tough
mandapanda880
Oct 04 19
360 plays
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