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These quizzes are on books by a variety of authors, all of them British. If you are looking for quizzes about a specific British author, you need to look for them in the author-based categories.
47 British Literature quizzes and 555 British Literature trivia questions.
1.
  A Picture of British Lit A Picture of British Lit! - 10 questions - 3 mins
Using the pictures as clues, can you identify some of my all-time favorite books from English literature?
Easier, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Jan 16 18
Easier
coachpauly
Jan 16 18
917 plays
2.
  A Very British Book A Very British Book popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
There are books by British writers that are universal. Then there are books by British writers that reflect Britain in a particular time or period with astounding clarity.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Dec 22 18
Average
Christinap
Dec 22 18
795 plays
3.
  Brit Lit: The Modern Age--1902-1960 editor best quiz best quiz - 15 questions - 8 mins
This is the final quiz in my British Literature series. It contains questions about poetry, short fiction, novels, and drama from the early to middle twentieth century. Have fun!
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 27 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Dec 27 16
1939 plays
4.
  A Pictorial Guide to British Literature A Pictorial Guide to British Literature popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
A quiz about some popular British authors and their works, with pictorial clues to help you answer.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 01 15
Average
rossian editor
970 plays
5.
  Writers Bloc Writer's Bloc great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
There is writer's block, and then there is a writer's bloc, an informal grouping of writers with a common association, in this case, all British. See if you can put together these authors or their works from the clues and pictures provided.
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Dec 04 14
Average
CmdrK gold member
748 plays
6.
  Brit Lit: The Victorian Age--1831-1901 best quiz - 15 questions - 8 mins
Here is yet another quiz in my ongoing British Literature series. This one covers the poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, etc. written during what is typically referred to as the Victorian Age.
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 26 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Dec 26 16
1267 plays
7.
  Brit Lit Puzzler Brit Lit Puzzler - 10 questions - 3 mins
A brief tour of some British authors and their works. Your task is, using the photographic clue and any hints, to work out who they are or what they wrote.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Dec 07 14
Average
suomy
736 plays
8.
This quiz is concerned with poetry, drama, etc. written by English writers between 1485 and 1603. This quiz is also one of several in a series about British literature that begins with the Old English literary period.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Feb 26 22
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Feb 26 22
805 plays
9.
  Ben and Stephen and Nick editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
A quiz on some of my favorite modern British authors. Nothing too high-brow here - what these men have in common is readability and wit.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Apr 19 14
Average
agony editor
3323 plays
10.
  Let Me Go Look popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
You might mutter these words as you delve into your collection of books to see who started their books with these words. This collection of words come from the start of various novels all written by British authors. Let's see which ones you recognise.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Apr 11 16
Average
suomy
Apr 11 16
2421 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who is the main character and narrator of the story?

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11.
  Famous First Words : Great British Novels great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This is the second installment in my "Famous First Words" series. I'll give you some clues, then the first line of a British novel, you just pick the title and author. Watch out: in question ten, I'll give you the author, you pick the novel!
Average, 10 Qns, thula2, Aug 04 17
Average
thula2
Aug 04 17
1259 plays
12.
  Tea With Tolkien popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Have you ever wondered what it would be like share a cup of tea with the following writers? See if you can figure out who they are. The hints should help (all are British).
Very Easy, 10 Qns, nmerr, Feb 25 22
Very Easy
nmerr gold member
Feb 25 22
1172 plays
13.
This quiz is one in a series of British Literature games. This particular one is about literature written during the late Renaissance or the early seventeenth century. See what you know or what you can learn!
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 26 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Dec 26 16
830 plays
14.
  Middle English Literature best quiz - 20 questions - 6 mins
Refresh your knowledge or broaden your horizons with this survey of Middle English Literature. Here, you'll find more than just Chaucer, though you'll find him too!
Tough, 20 Qns, skylarb, Mar 31 21
Tough
skylarb gold member
Mar 31 21
1880 plays
15.
  I Also Wrote (British Authors) - 15 questions - 4 mins
How deep is your knowledge of British authors? Match a famous work by an author with one of their less famous works (e.g. "The Man Who Would be King" with "Kim", both by Rudyard Kipling).
Average, 15 Qns, SixShutouts66, Sep 11 20
Average
SixShutouts66 gold member
Sep 11 20
299 plays
16.
  Brit Lit: Age of Reason--18th Century great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Welcome to another game in my ongoing British Literature series of quizzes! This one covers the poets, novelists, dramatists, and essayists of the 1700's until late in the century when Romanticism is the dominant influence.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 26 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Dec 26 16
601 plays
17.
  If All Else Fails - 10 questions - 5 mins
If all else fails, I can count on a good book from my home nation to take me to a better place. Here are some British favourites for you to peruse. Beware! Some plot spoilers lie in wait...
Average, 10 Qns, malik24, Sep 25 13
Average
malik24
2302 plays
18.
  Medieval Literature: Old English best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The topic of this quiz is English literature composed between 450 AD and 1066 AD. Much of it would have been written originally in Old English or Latin.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 26 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Dec 26 16
779 plays
19.
  British Detectives and their Creators popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Can you match these British detectives with the authors who created them?
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Sep 29 16
Average
Dizart gold member
Sep 29 16
527 plays
20.
Welcome to yet another quiz in the ongoing survey of British literature! This quiz is about the playwrights, poets, and prose writers of the late 1700s or the era of the Restoration of the English monarchy.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 26 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Dec 26 16
563 plays
21.
  Medieval Literature: Middle English top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A quiz about English lit from 1066 (the Norman conquest) to 1485 (the ascension of the House of Tudor), the second half of the Medieval Period. "Middle English" refers to the language spoken between Old English and Modern English.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 26 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Dec 26 16
660 plays
22.
  London In Literature best quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
Naturally enough, a lot of English literature is concerned with the capital, and many authors are intimately associated with the city. Here is a quiz on London in literature from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries.
Tough, 15 Qns, TabbyTom, Sep 06 10
Tough
TabbyTom gold member
2583 plays
23.
  The Write Stuff - 10 questions - 4 mins
Welcome to the third of my quizzes, that go towards my Adventures in Authoring badge. This quiz is about British authors who became world famous for their various novels because they had "The Write Stuff" if you excuse the pun.
Easier, 10 Qns, mcsurfie, Feb 25 22
Easier
mcsurfie
Feb 25 22
797 plays
24.
  Brit Lit: The Romantic Age--1785-1830 top quiz - 15 questions - 8 mins
Here is yet another quiz in my ongoing British Literature series. This one covers the poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, etc. written during what is typically referred to as the Romantic Period.
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 26 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Dec 26 16
675 plays
25.
  Do You Know Your Early British Novels? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz will cover only British novels (no poetry) up to the Modernist period. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, cotton804, May 01 09
Average
cotton804
2086 plays
26.
  For Your Ayes Only - 10 questions - 5 mins
Aye, laddie - or lassie, as the case may be - a quiz about Scottish literature. Scottish authors, Scottish subjects, or Scottish settings. A wee bit of everything Scots related.
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, Nov 19 18
Average
daver852 gold member
Nov 19 18
1968 plays
27.
  English Literature Made Simple - No. 2 - 10 questions - 2 mins
Anyone who survived a high school or college English Lit. class should have no problem with this quiz about 'non-Shakespearian' Elizabethan Age and 17th Century literature. Enjoy.
Easier, 10 Qns, rblayer, Dec 26 16
Easier
rblayer
Dec 26 16
1808 plays
28.
  Classic English Novels - 10 questions - 6 mins
You are given the summary of the initial situation or events of a classic English novel. Up to you to find out which one is meant.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Oct 02 21
Average
flem-ish
Oct 02 21
3902 plays
29.
  Scottish Literature popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
Robert Burns is possibly the most famous Scottish writer but there are plenty of others, see how well you know them.
Average, 15 Qns, alan03, Feb 26 06
Average
alan03
1121 plays
30.
  Yup, English and Irish Lit great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
Here are some questions on English and Irish writers, their works, etc., all trivialized for your safety and enjoyment. Enjoy!
Tough, 15 Qns, Lofgeornost, Oct 21 17
Tough
Lofgeornost
Oct 21 17
1833 plays
31.
  Opening Lines from British Books - 10 questions - 4 mins
I will give you the opening line/s and name of the author. You should then choose from which of that author's books the quote has been taken.
Average, 10 Qns, rubytops, May 01 22
Average
rubytops gold member
May 01 22
887 plays
32.
  British Literature of the Restoration - 10 questions - 6 mins
The Restoration was unique for many reasons. Test your knowledge of this time period from a literary and historical perspective.
Tough, 10 Qns, jessepop, May 09 20
Tough
jessepop
May 09 20
544 plays
33.
  English Lit 101 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
See if you can recall facts about authors, poets and their works found in literature from the British Isles.
Tough, 10 Qns, debodun, Sep 25 14
Tough
debodun
870 plays
34.
  English Literature Made Simple - No. 3 - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz will cover Eighteenth Century English literature up to the Romantic Revolt.
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Dec 26 16
Average
rblayer
Dec 26 16
1651 plays
35.
  Writers From Wales - 10 questions - 5 mins
Wales is a small country which has produced its share of well-known writers, poets and playwrights. Your challenge is to identify them from my clues.
Average, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Sep 18 15
Average
bracklaman
701 plays
36.
  British Classical Women Writers - 15 questions - 4 mins
This quiz concerns the lives and works of women writers.
Average, 15 Qns, nutter2002, Oct 01 22
Average
nutter2002
Oct 01 22
1580 plays
37.
  Eminent Victorians - 20 questions - 9 mins
This quiz deals with British literature of the Victorian Period (1830-1901). I hope you'll enjoy it.
Tough, 20 Qns, marienbart, Sep 12 22
Tough
marienbart
Sep 12 22
867 plays
38.
  Mixed Bag of Victorian Literature - 15 questions - 6 mins
Tired of quizzes about the Bronte sisters? Try this quiz, it will test a broader range of literature from some much-loved Victorian writers.
Tough, 15 Qns, tkane82, Dec 26 16
Tough
tkane82
Dec 26 16
1100 plays
39.
  Post-War British Literature - 10 questions - 5 mins
After the Second World War there were important changes in British Literature. There were the Angry Young Men. There were the voices from the ex-Empire. See for yourself what you still remember of those recent 'past times'.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Nov 02 19
Tough
flem-ish
Nov 02 19
1260 plays
40.
  English Literature Made Simple - No. 4 - 10 questions - 3 mins
While my first English Lit. quiz covered a thousand years, this one will focus on the 39 year period between 1798 and 1837 and the great works of the Age of Romanticism.
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Aug 10 21
Average
rblayer
Aug 10 21
1238 plays
41.
  English Literature Made Simple - No. 1 - 10 questions - 3 mins
A superhero, some talkative pilgrims and a legendary king. How about a thousand years of English Literature in ten questions? This quiz highlights three early Anglo-Saxon and Medieval English writings from 449 to 1485.
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Mar 29 20
Average
rblayer
Mar 29 20
918 plays
42.
  Romanticism - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz deals with the period of romanticism in Britain. The questions are mainly about the chief authors of this period, i.e. the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century.
Average, 10 Qns, marienbart, Dec 26 16
Average
marienbart
Dec 26 16
820 plays
43.
  Victorian Literature - 10 questions - 6 mins
Questions on British (and Irish?) Victorian poets and novelists.
Difficult, 10 Qns, oink, Dec 26 16
Difficult
oink
Dec 26 16
2359 plays
44.
  English Literature Through the Ages - 15 questions - 6 mins
Test your knowledge of English literature from the Middle Ages to the present!
Difficult, 15 Qns, nsweitz, Apr 11 21
Difficult
nsweitz
Apr 11 21
1108 plays
45.
  London Literary Allusions popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
You will need to know some literary history to do well in this quiz.
Difficult, 10 Qns, londoneye98, Apr 19 14
Difficult
londoneye98 gold member
435 plays
46.
  The Victorian Age Quote Identification - 15 questions - 6 mins
Match the passage to the author. All of the quotes come from British works from the Victorian age. Most of the selections are from poems, but a few are from important essays from the period.
Tough, 15 Qns, chicknator, Dec 26 16
Tough
chicknator
Dec 26 16
652 plays
47.
  19th Century British Lit - 20 questions - 9 mins
Your high school teacher would be so proud... or not!
Very Difficult, 20 Qns, sampras, Dec 20 15
Very Difficult
sampras
2281 plays
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