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Authors Life Quizzes, Trivia and Puzzles
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These quizzes are about works by authors who have something in common in their non-literary lives - it may be a career, or being the eldest child, or something else altogether.
29 Author's Life quizzes and 305 Author's Life trivia questions.
  Books Written by Celebrities - 10 questions - 3 mins
A selection of ten books written by prominent actors, actresses and singers.
Average, 10 Qns, sw11, Jul 27 23
sw11 gold member
Jul 27 23
362 plays
  Women Writers from Around the World Women Writers from Around the World top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz presents you with questions about ten women writers from around the world, complete with portraits to help you. How many of them do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Feb 25 22
stedman editor
Feb 25 22
1685 plays
  You Are Never Too Old To Start, Write?! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
The authors in this quiz prove that imagination and skill do not necessarily wane as one ages. The people here were at least fifty years old when they wrote their best selling novel. Come learn a little more about them and their literary creations.
Easier, 10 Qns, stephgm67, Jul 14 22
stephgm67 gold member
Jul 14 22
324 plays
  One Solitary Life best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Each of these authors has a reputation as a reclusive character. Can you identify them from their works?
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Aug 28 23
looney_tunes editor
Aug 28 23
1660 plays
  Authors Who Knew Medicine great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
These authors are best known for their literary works, but they all studied medicine, too.
Average, 10 Qns, wylie6, Mar 28 15
wylie6 gold member
2768 plays
  You're Lion to Me! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
When you think of famous people born under the zodiac sign of Leo, the lion, you might think of singers and actors. This quiz is in response to an Author's Challenge issued by kyleisalive, so let's take a look at some famous Leo authors.
Easier, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Oct 23 21
CmdrK gold member
Oct 23 21
1388 plays
  Women of Literature - 10 questions - 4 mins
The writers of history have been especially poor at representing women in almost all fields. What follows in this quiz unveils a few of the most important women in literature throughout the centuries.
Average, 10 Qns, Annie75, Oct 26 22
Oct 26 22
279 plays
  A Smorgasbord of Female Writers top quiz - 25 questions - 7 mins
This quiz contains questions about the lives and works of over twenty different female poets and authors. There should be something for everyone to feast upon.
Tough, 25 Qns, skylarb, Feb 15 14
2967 plays
  En-Titled Women popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Match the female authors with their book titles. Warning: This quiz contains spoilers!
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Oct 17 16
492 plays
  Pearl Buck Goes to China - 10 questions - 4 mins
And the inspiration she finds there wins her a Pulitzer. Now, match these famous authors with a journey they took and found the inspiration to create one of their famous works.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Aug 24 19
pollucci19 gold member
Aug 24 19
351 plays
  Written in Prison top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Throughout the ages, writers have fallen foul of the law, sometimes because of their writings and sometimes for other reasons; so it's not really surprising that many works of literature were written in prison. This quiz deals with a few of them.
Average, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Mar 28 15
TabbyTom gold member
770 plays
  Authors Behind Bars great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
All of these famous authors were imprisoned at some time during their lives. Can you identify them?
Average, 10 Qns, fringe, Sep 03 02
fringe gold member
2560 plays
  Mystery Men of Literature great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is devoted to some of the more enigmatic figures of literature - authors whose identities are unknown, who disappeared without trace, who led eccentric or reclusive lives or all of the above. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, MarcelMule, Dec 23 16
Dec 23 16
2119 plays
  "Everyone Has A Book In Them..". - 10 questions - 4 mins
And to complete the quote attributed to Christopher Hitchens, "..and that, in most cases, is where it should stay." A look at some celebrity authors, some more successful than others.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Oct 13 18
480154st gold member
Oct 13 18
335 plays
  Works by UK Nobel Laureates in Literature - 10 questions - 3 mins
Welcome to this match quiz covering English-language works by Nobel Prize-winning authors who are classed as being from the United Kingdom. In some cases they were born elsewhere.
Easier, 10 Qns, KentQuizzer, Sep 07 18
KentQuizzer gold member
Sep 07 18
374 plays
  Let's hear it for the girls - 10 questions - 5 mins
A brief selection from female authors I have enjoyed over the years.
Tough, 10 Qns, Christinap, Nov 21 14
399 plays
  Stars' Stories - 10 questions - 4 mins
Match the book titles with the celebrities who penned them.
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Jun 08 17
Jun 08 17
349 plays
  Write in Chicago great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Chicago is known as the "city that works," the source of "windy" politicians and a home of the blues. But Chicago has also been the source of many notable writers. How many of these can you identify?
Average, 10 Qns, Aliquis, Feb 26 22
Aliquis gold member
Feb 26 22
341 plays
  Common Link: Immigration - 10 questions - 3 mins
Moving from one culture into another is a major change; it has produced some great writing. All of the books below were written by authors who immigrated. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, Aug 06 22
PootyPootwell gold member
Aug 06 22
156 plays
  Don't Quit Your Day Job - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is about authors who wrote as a sideline, or who were were famous in other fields as well as writing. In many cases these other careers were reflected in their literary works.
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, Nov 19 14
daver852 gold member
438 plays
  Politicians who did a bit of Writing. - 10 questions - 4 mins
It's surprising how many people who are famous as politicians have also dabbled in writing. Can you identify them?
Average, 10 Qns, bzjane2, Feb 10 15
bzjane2 gold member
293 plays
  Left-Handed Scribes: Devilish or Divine? - 10 questions - 5 mins
The Bible may suggest that all things lefty are sinister, but that certainly isn't the case for these ten left-handed authors.
Average, 10 Qns, lingophilia, Nov 18 14
278 plays
  Written by Musicians - 10 questions - 5 mins
No autobiographies are allowed in this quiz on prose, fiction and poetry written by rock, pop and folk musicians. I find this type of knowledge enriching and horizon widening and I hope that after playing you will share my view.
Tough, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Mar 28 15
303 plays
  Books by Prominent Leaders - 10 questions - 4 mins
A selection of books written by global political and spiritual leaders.
Average, 10 Qns, sw11, Dec 30 20
sw11 gold member
Dec 30 20
240 plays
  Women Authors In Modern English Literature - 15 questions - 6 mins
More and more women seem to take the adage seriously that the Pen is sometimes mightier than the Sword, and are taking part in the literary debate. How well do you know them?
Tough, 15 Qns, flem-ish, Jun 15 20
Jun 15 20
875 plays
  Women Authors - 10 questions - 3 mins
These are some of my favorite books written by women authors.
Average, 10 Qns, Sarah606, Nov 23 20
Nov 23 20
2289 plays
  Literature By Politicians - 10 questions - 4 mins
In this U.S. election year (2004), many of the candidates have books in the bookstores. It's not unusual for politicians to write during (or after) their experiences.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Mar 28 15
440 plays
  Authors Groups: Who Belongs Where? - 5 questions - 3 mins
Critics and scholars often put certain writers together in groups according to philosophical outlook, writing style, or simply because they were friends. Following are questions about writers' groups.
Tough, 5 Qns, ravenskye, Mar 12 02
666 plays
  Literature by Women - 10 questions - 5 mins
A few questions about literature by women, mostly 20th century.
Tough, 10 Qns, k_w, Mar 18 02
1159 plays
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