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Here you will find quizzes covering the work of a range of authors, all writing about the United States (or its colonial predecessor). Quizzes on books by a single author will be found listed under that author's surname.
50 American Literature quizzes and 560 American Literature trivia questions.
1.
  "Forgotten" American Women Authors - 10 questions - 7 mins
Most of these women authors were famous in their lifetimes (or for a time after death), but spent decades virtually forgotten. They are increasingly studied in universities today, receiving more of the attention they deserve.
Difficult, 10 Qns, LipstickC, Feb 21 18
Difficult
LipstickC
Feb 21 18
156 plays
2.
  American Writers of the 1800s great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Many famous writers during the 1800s created memorable classics that affected historical events and influenced lives. Can you match these literary works to their author?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, exceller, May 29 22
Very Easy
exceller gold member
May 29 22
478 plays
3.
  I Have a Novel Idea! editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Good poets and playwrights often try their hands at writing novels. Some succeed. Others, well, probably should have stayed away from prose. The authors in this quiz are all Americans.
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Nov 30 19
Average
adams627
Nov 30 19
6411 plays
4.
  Four Words: The Title editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Each of these great American novels has a pithy four-word title that makes an allusion to another work. I'll give a few details; you name the book!
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Jul 22 13
Average
nannywoo gold member
4088 plays
5.
  Identify the Quote from American Literature Identify the Quote from American Literature popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz tests your knowledge of a mix of American literature, with one book for each decade beginning in the 1920s. The pictures may provide hints, or may just be decorative. Happy reading!
Easier, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Jul 10 18
Easier
PootyPootwell gold member
Jul 10 18
663 plays
6.
  Early American Literature Early American Literature popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is about stories from American Literature before 1900. The pictures may provide clues. Happy reading!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Jul 21 17
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11
Very Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
Jul 21 17
1197 plays
7.
  Dear America great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Dear America, over time you've produced some incredible authors, and I've written this quiz as a tribute to them. I'm going to name three books by ten American authors, and the task is to match the author to the works.
Easier, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Feb 01 19
Easier
Kankurette gold member
Feb 01 19
668 plays
8.
  I Also Wrote (US Authors) popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 3 mins
Match a famous book written by an American author with one of the less famous ones by the same author. For example, "The Maltese Falcon" matches with "The Thin Man", both by Dashiell Hammett.
Easier, 15 Qns, SixShutouts66, Oct 03 20
Easier
SixShutouts66 gold member
Oct 03 20
453 plays
9.
  American Lit: Early Twentieth Century best quiz - 15 questions - 9 mins
This quiz continues the survey of American Literature and begins where the previous quiz in this series ended. It covers writers who were primarily active during the span of time from World War I to World War II.
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Feb 21 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Feb 21 16
772 plays
10.
  American Lit: Middle to Late 20th Century best quiz - 15 questions - 8 mins
This quiz finishes the survey of American Literature and begins where the previous quiz in this series ended. It covers writers who were primarily active from the time following WWII to the end of the 1900s.
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Oct 28 20
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Oct 28 20
590 plays
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11.
  Have Y'all Read These? great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
In this quiz we'll take a look at the literary accomplishments of some authors from the southern United States.
Average, 10 Qns, logcrawler, Aug 10 21
Average
logcrawler gold member
Aug 10 21
1249 plays
12.
  Authors of American Southern Literature popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
The southern United States has a strong literary tradition. Pour yourself a glass of bourbon and match the author with their great southern novel.
Easier, 10 Qns, Ctvega, May 10 18
Easier
Ctvega
May 10 18
395 plays
13.
  American Authors popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 8 mins
A quiz about famous twentieth century American novelists, dramatists and poets. I provide biographical information and some titles and you have to identify the author. Have fun.
Average, 15 Qns, marienbart, Aug 21 21
Average
marienbart
Aug 21 21
4363 plays
14.
  Quotes From American Authors popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
I will provide a quote from one of the author's works, and you will provide the author's name. It is that simple. If you want more of a challenge, try it without using a search engine.
Average, 10 Qns, davegrilla, Jul 01 12
Average
davegrilla
1001 plays
15.
  American Lit: Early to Mid-1800's great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 9 mins
This quiz is concerned with various works of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry written from the early 1800's to the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. It is the third quiz in a series on American Literature.
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Oct 11 17
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Oct 11 17
596 plays
16.
  American Lit: Late 1800s to Early 1900s great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 10 mins
This quiz continues the survey of American Literature and begins where the previous quiz in this series ended. It covers writers who were primarily active during the span of time from the Reconstruction years to the beginning of World War I.
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Jul 27 15
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
603 plays
17.
  African American Women Authors - 10 questions - 5 mins
African American women have played an important role in encouraging movements of change and history. Can you recognize these ladies from their quotes, works, and accomplishments?
Average, 10 Qns, exceller, Feb 19 22
Average
exceller gold member
Feb 19 22
144 plays
18.
  An American Literature Syllabus great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
While writing the syllabus for my American Lit summer school class, I realized that all of these works would make an interesting Quizzyland quiz! Most information comes from "Literature and the Language Arts: The American Tradition." Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, MALibrarian, Jul 12 07
Average
MALibrarian
2670 plays
19.
  There Is Nothing There There - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a quiz about American authors' works. Some were inspired by Gertrude Stein (hence the misquoted title), some not.
Average, 10 Qns, mpkitty, Jun 14 21
Average
mpkitty
Jun 14 21
1678 plays
20.
  American Lit: 18th Century and Revolution great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz is concerned with various works of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry written from the early 1700s to those written toward the end of that century. It is the second quiz in a series on American Literature.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, May 10 20
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
May 10 20
543 plays
21.
  American Novels popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
These are some of the greatest novels ever written by Americans. How many of them do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, skydude13579, Jul 24 14
Average
skydude13579
784 plays
22.
  A Novel State: Alabama best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Come with me as we visit Alabama and focus on the various authors who have ties to towns and cities across the state. We'll visit each town and you tell me, based on the clues, who is connected to that area.
Average, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Oct 14 16
Average
stephgm67 gold member
Oct 14 16
253 plays
23.
  American Lit: Exploration and Colonization great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 8 mins
This quiz is concerned with the letters, journals, histories, poetry, etc. written in America from 1492 to 1720 or so, as well as early Native American stories and myths. It is the first in a series of American literature.
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Aug 18 14
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
528 plays
24.
  African American Writers popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
These authors and writers had an instrumental part in American history, literature, and their culture. How much do you know about these African American writers and works of literature?
Average, 10 Qns, exceller, Jan 04 13
Average
exceller gold member
412 plays
25.
  American Literature - 10 questions - 4 mins
Since I like history, I suppose it isn't odd that I like literature as well. This one deals with American literature from the 1700s to the 1900s. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, sk8trmom51, May 26 14
Average
sk8trmom51
1790 plays
26.
  Famous First Words: American Literature popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 8 mins
Another installment of my Famous First Words, here are the first lines from some of my favourite (North) American books, you just match them with the title/author. Clues and year of publication are given in all but one; the last one!
Average, 10 Qns, thula2, Sep 13 12
Average
thula2
752 plays
27.
  Georgia: Home to Peaches...And Books - 10 questions - 5 mins
Come with me as we explore my home state of Georgia and discover the various authors that have ties there. We will visit several different cities and, based on the clue, you tell me what writer we are talking about.
Average, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Oct 17 20
Average
stephgm67 gold member
Oct 17 20
253 plays
28.
  Short and Sweet - 15 questions - 6 mins
The short story is unique literary art. Here is a collection of questions about short stories by American writers.
Average, 15 Qns, Rehaberpro, Aug 10 21
Average
Rehaberpro
Aug 10 21
336 plays
29.
  California Novels: The Match Game - 10 questions - 4 mins
All of these novels are set entirely or partially in the varied state of California. See if you can match the title with the author. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Apr 10 18
Average
PootyPootwell gold member
Apr 10 18
271 plays
30.
  Literary Landmarks of New York popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Many works of literature have been set in Manhattan. In this quiz, you will have to link several NYC sites to the authors who wrote about them.
Average, 10 Qns, rocco6557, Jan 21 15
Average
rocco6557
972 plays
31.
  Pulitzer Prize Winners in Fiction - 10 questions - 4 mins
Launched as an incentive to excellence, the Pulitzer Prize began as a series of awards in several categories of publishing for writers that deeply reflected American life in their work. This is a quiz about books in the Fiction category.
Average, 10 Qns, albert11, Feb 04 17
Average
albert11 gold member
Feb 04 17
404 plays
32.
  Write or Wrong, It's All American to Me - 10 questions - 4 mins
I love American authors. From Alcott to Twain and everyone in between. See how much you know about some of them.
Easier, 10 Qns, cathyR88, Dec 23 16
Easier
cathyR88
Dec 23 16
949 plays
33.
  The Lost Generation in Paris popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
After World War I many American writers moved to Paris. They were known as "The Lost Generation".
Average, 10 Qns, Englizzie, Feb 07 14
Average
Englizzie
698 plays
34.
  Oklahoma Literature - 10 questions - 4 mins
Oklahoma has certainly had its share of great literary minds. In fact, almost every genre and style has visited, at least, once. Still, Oklahoma being what it is, Oklahoma literature carries a flavor and a flair unlike that written anywhere else.
Average, 10 Qns, thaver, May 03 10
Average
thaver
402 plays
35.
  Southern Literature Classics 2 - 15 questions - 6 mins
A second quiz on poetry and prose by great Southern authors.
Tough, 15 Qns, rjchief, Feb 26 06
Tough
rjchief
705 plays
36.
  Quotes From American Authors [2] popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Welcome to the second volume of this quiz series. I will provide a quote from one of the author's works, and you will provide the author's name. It is that simple. If you want more of a challenge, try it without using a search engine.
Average, 10 Qns, davegrilla, Feb 02 11
Average
davegrilla
609 plays
37.
  Quotes from American Authors [3] popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Welcome to volume 3 of "Quotes from American Authors". I'll give you a quote, you give me the author. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, davegrilla, Sep 03 15
Average
davegrilla
699 plays
38.
  Southern Literature Classics - 15 questions - 7 mins
Test your knowledge of novels, poems, and authors from the American South, focusing primarily on the 20th Century.
Tough, 15 Qns, rjchief, Apr 07 12
Tough
rjchief
1290 plays
39.
  Another Look at African American Writers - 10 questions - 5 mins
African Americans have contributed many works that have influenced American culture. Can you recognize more of these novels, plays, and other works of literature?
Tough, 10 Qns, exceller, Oct 16 14
Tough
exceller gold member
195 plays
40.
  Classic American Novels - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz deals with such classic American novelists as Herman Melville, Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Dec 07 14
Tough
flem-ish
3107 plays
41.
This quiz asks you to identify some American women writers whose achievements have often been misunderstood or overlooked.
Difficult, 15 Qns, Windswept, Aug 28 08
Difficult
Windswept gold member
573 plays
42.
  Great American (Anti-) War Novels - 10 questions - 5 mins
"I sing of arms and the man..."
Tough, 10 Qns, misshuxley, Feb 26 06
Tough
misshuxley
786 plays
43.
  Midwest Literature - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz contains questions on authors and literary works connected to the American Midwest. How much do you know about these classics? Questions provided by MidWest Team members.
Tough, 10 Qns, JMElston, Jan 21 15
Tough
JMElston
339 plays
44.
  American Romanticism - 10 questions - 5 mins
American Romanticism was as much a spiritual movement as it was a literary one. Test your knowledge of Emerson, Whitman, and Hawthorne with this tasty little quiz!
Difficult, 10 Qns, gypsyqueen, Apr 05 13
Difficult
gypsyqueen
1139 plays
45.
  Quotable Characters in American Lit. - 20 questions - 7 mins
In this quiz, I provide a quote from a work of American Literature, some past, some present, and you choose the character who said it. Many of the quotes are famous, a few are more obscure, but all questions are multiple choice!
Average, 20 Qns, image22, Feb 25 22
Average
image22
Feb 25 22
718 plays
46.
  Texas Literature - 10 questions - 5 mins
Texas has a rich and deep body of literature, as varied and expansive as the state itself.
Tough, 10 Qns, deaconblues63, Jun 26 15
Tough
deaconblues63
195 plays
47.
  Authors and their Works - 10 questions - 3 mins
Do you know who wrote what? Let's find out. Test your knowledge with these modern American writers.
Average, 10 Qns, bryenjarrett, Nov 01 14
Average
bryenjarrett
1303 plays
48.
  Serious African American Literature I - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz will take more than High School English. See how far from the reading list you've gone.
Difficult, 10 Qns, brandiwyne77, Sep 12 12
Difficult
brandiwyne77
573 plays
49.
This quiz highlights some of Minnesota's famous authors, illustrators and a tribute to a very special cartoonist. Some questions may prove a little difficult.(You should know who gave us Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang.
Tough, 10 Qns, YOMD39, Jan 18 09
Tough
YOMD39
492 plays
50.
  Match Author and Literary Period - 5 questions - 4 mins
Following is a quiz about major American writers and the literary periods to which they belong.
Tough, 5 Qns, ravenskye, Mar 12 02
Tough
ravenskye
667 plays
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