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1,209 Mixed Literature quizzes and 16,926 Mixed Literature trivia questions.
1.
  Authors and Their Genres    
Classification Quiz
 16 Qns
In this Classification quiz, assign the 16 listed authors to their appropriate literary genre. The four categories are Books About Horses; Humor; Historical Fiction; and Mystery.
Average, 16 Qns, Soxy71, Nov 29 23
Average
Soxy71
Nov 29 23
327 plays
2.
  FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 13    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 Literature questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Dec 09 22
Easier
FTBot
Dec 09 22
1754 plays
3.
Clued Into Literature
  Clued Into Literature   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
In this quiz, I will give you three clues, using various means, that will direct you to a specific novel. Using pictures, music, and words, can you solve these puzzles? Example in question 1.
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, May 01 14
Average
salami_swami gold member
2430 plays
4.
  FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 12    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 Literature questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Oct 27 22
Easier
FTBot
Oct 27 22
1117 plays
5.
  FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 9   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 Literature questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Jul 29 22
Easier
FTBot
Jul 29 22
1180 plays
6.
  23rd-Century Literature   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Come with me to the 23rd Century where some of our best known books have been re-written for these modern times.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Christinap, Sep 01 16
Very Easy
Christinap
5948 plays
7.
  A Literary Alphabet   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
You don't need an encyclopedic knowledge of literature to do well on this quiz--but an alphabetic knowledge will definitely come in handy!
Average, 25 Qns, john_sunseri, Dec 10 14
Average
john_sunseri
5403 plays
8.
  Literary Rejection Notices   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"I regret the American public is not interested in anything on China", read an actual rejection letter to Pearl Buck, author of "The Good Earth". The following are rejection notices of famous works that I have made up- see if you can guess the work.
Average, 10 Qns, bullymom, May 06 23
Average
bullymom
May 06 23
7569 plays
9.
  Memories are Made of This   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Books can be like friends and provide us with some of our happiest memories. Let us share ours with you.
Average, 10 Qns, Calpurnia09, May 17 12
Average
Calpurnia09 gold member
5848 plays
10.
  The Secret Reading Room   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What happens when the Red Crew Ladies get time alone? They take the opportunity to sneak off to a secret book nook for a little light reading. Take a peek over their shoulders to see what has them enthralled.
Easier, 10 Qns, leith90, May 17 22
Easier
leith90 gold member
May 17 22
568 plays
trivia question Quick Question
In what book would we read about a character called Captain Nemo?

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11.
  FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 10    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 Literature questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Aug 29 22
Easier
FTBot
Aug 29 22
830 plays
12.
  FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 11    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 Literature questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Sep 25 22
Easier
FTBot
Sep 25 22
720 plays
13.
  FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 8    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 Literature questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Jul 10 22
Easier
FTBot
Jul 10 22
734 plays
14.
  FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 5    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 Literature questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, FTBot, Apr 08 22
Very Easy
FTBot
Apr 08 22
843 plays
15.
  FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 6    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 Literature questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, May 08 22
Easier
FTBot
May 08 22
712 plays
16.
  FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 7    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 Literature questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Aug 14 22
Easier
FTBot
Aug 14 22
657 plays
17.
  Calm Before the Storm   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the perfectly peaceful or innocuous event that occurred before tragedy and drama struck to the book or play the event took place in.
Easier, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Sep 09 20
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Easier
Joepetz gold member
Sep 09 20
757 plays
18.
  FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 Literature questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Jan 11 22
Easier
FTBot
Jan 11 22
789 plays
19.
  Very Easy Literature Questions   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Take an easy stroll down the literature path.
Very Easy, 15 Qns, itsfun4u2c, Jun 26 21
Very Easy
itsfun4u2c
Jun 26 21
11763 plays
20.
  I Remember Reading That!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz takes you through a tour of some of the literature you may have read in High School. Warning: This quiz contains spoilers.
Average, 10 Qns, redsoxfan325, Jul 16 15
Average
redsoxfan325
5168 plays
21.
  FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 4    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 Literature questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, FTBot, Mar 26 22
Very Easy
FTBot
Mar 26 22
663 plays
22.
  FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 3    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 Literature questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, May 01 22
Easier
FTBot
May 01 22
652 plays
23.
  FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A mix of 10 Literature questions, submitted by 10 different FunTrivia players! The first few questions are easy, but the last couple are tough!
Easier, 10 Qns, FTBot, Feb 06 22
Easier
FTBot
Feb 06 22
639 plays
24.
  The Classic Book Mash    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A combination of classics! Are you a classic reader? If so, this is for you!
Average, 10 Qns, VBookWorm, Oct 23 22
Average
VBookWorm
Oct 23 22
594 plays
25.
  Llamas in the Library   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Whenever Ralph the Llama is given a book, all he does is try and eat it. Perhaps the other llamas in the paddock can try to convince Ralph to actually read some of their favorites.
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Sep 28 23
Average
salami_swami gold member
Sep 28 23
1433 plays
26.
  World Literature Test Your Knowledge   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz ranges over fictional literature from across the world, with at least one question relating to every continent. Grab your passport and let's go.
Easier, 10 Qns, Quizaddict1, Mar 11 21
Easier
Quizaddict1 gold member
Mar 11 21
858 plays
27.
  My Reading List    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Take a look at a variety of books ready for me to read. Match the book with the author, the author with the book, the books with their publishers and the subject matter of the book.
Easier, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Mar 25 17
Easier
ClaudiaCat gold member
1788 plays
28.
  My Bookshelf   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I love reading books from a range of genres and have built up quite a collection. See if you can work out which books are on my shelf! (Most are classics, sci-fi, or fantasy. Other genres have been thrown in, but all are fairly well known.)
Easier, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Jul 27 16
Easier
AcrylicInk gold member
1184 plays
29.
  Stocking the FunTrivia Manor's Library   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It seems that I have been put in charge of organizing the FunTrivia Manor's library. So I employ a few people to aid me in such an enormous task. Care to join me?
Average, 10 Qns, salami_swami, Nov 30 11
Average
salami_swami gold member
1993 plays
30.
  Literature Lucky Dip    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a mixture of questions about literature. I hope you enjoy it. All the books mentioned are a good read.
Easier, 10 Qns, Serenesh, Jan 04 24
Easier
Serenesh gold member
Jan 04 24
1003 plays
31.
  Books    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See how well you know your books.
Average, 10 Qns, hopalong davo, Aug 09 15
Average
hopalong davo
6253 plays
32.
  The Misplaced Literature Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I have not read many books, but I think my team are secret bibliophiles, so here is a quiz by The Misplaced on authors and their books.
Average, 10 Qns, shipyardbernie, Dec 07 18
Average
shipyardbernie gold member
Dec 07 18
789 plays
33.
  Fanfiction   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The internet has given birth to a whole new genre of literature. How much do you know about "fanfiction"?
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, May 23 13
Average
skylarb
2850 plays
34.
  Reading in the Dark    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Reading in the dark is a possible activity thanks to the e-readers that do not need external light. I travel a lot at night and use my time to read without disturbing other travelers. The books cited in the quiz are the first ones I have bought.
Easier, 10 Qns, masfon, Nov 30 17
Easier
masfon gold member
Nov 30 17
829 plays
35.
  General Literature   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here is a general quiz on literary works by different authors from different countries. Have fun.
Easier, 15 Qns, evelina0606, Mar 13 22
Easier
evelina0606
Mar 13 22
5249 plays
36.
  Welcome To My Bookshop!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
If you love books of all different genres, then this is the place to be. You have a list of books to find, and the shelves are in alphabetical order, so you should have no problems!
Average, 20 Qns, buffy_anne, Oct 04 19
Average
buffy_anne
Oct 04 19
4297 plays
37.
  Random Literary Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to my quiz of random trivia from the world of literature. Have fun and good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, freddy_krueger, Aug 25 13
Average
freddy_krueger
4861 plays
38.
  Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are In My Neck   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There is a plot against me dear quizzers. Because certain people want to steal my badges I have been trapped inside several books, all of which see me in great peril. Please help me escape.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Jul 31 11
Average
Christinap
1811 plays
39.
  Audio Books: You'll Like What You Hear    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You are taking a long boring car trip and need some entertainment to break the monotony. How about an audio book on tape? Which one to choose? Here is a list of some top selling audio books that span a variety of different literature genres.
Easier, 10 Qns, adam36, Dec 21 19
Easier
adam36 gold member
Dec 21 19
491 plays
40.
  Senior English    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These questions are from pieces of literature commonly read during the senior year of high school. Dedicated to the memory of Diane Burnett, my senior English teacher.
Average, 10 Qns, rubytuesday87, Jul 31 16
Average
rubytuesday87
4669 plays
41.
  Literary Alphabet    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This is a quiz of character names, authors and book names for every letter of the alphabet from A-Y.
Average, 25 Qns, wizequizgenius, May 31 20
Average
wizequizgenius
May 31 20
3981 plays
42.
  Things Are Getting Wyrd   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Shakespeare had three weird sisters in the play we won't name - Terry Pratchett had the Wyrd Sisters. This quiz can be played if you're familiar (or a familiar!) with either. Enjoy the quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, Quiz_Beagle, Aug 25 09
Average
Quiz_Beagle gold member
905 plays
43.
  I Like What They Write    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My bookshelf is overflowing, so I thought I would share some of my favourite authors with you. Fiction, non-fiction, serious, funny- they are all there. I hope you like them, too.
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Dec 30 12
Average
ozzz2002 gold member
868 plays
44.
  Trident's Literature Challenge   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Think you know your literature? Test your prowess with these Literature GRE-inspired questions.
Average, 10 Qns, trident, Jun 25 12
Average
trident editor
1299 plays
45.
  Pretty Easy General Literature Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A relatively easy Literature quiz - if you know your novels, you'll know the answers!
Average, 10 Qns, ecstasybabe, Aug 26 19
Average
ecstasybabe
Aug 26 19
4238 plays
46.
  Ten Terrific Tales    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These following short stories have left an impact on the minds of millions. See if you can identify them. Spoilers are present.
Average, 10 Qns, remote9, Jul 13 13
Average
remote9
1576 plays
47.
  Who, What, Where, or When - Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions about the 'who, what, where, or when' of an assortment of classic literary works. Are you ready to begin this biblio-quiz?
Average, 10 Qns, Pegbshack, Mar 28 13
Average
Pegbshack
805 plays
48.
  What Have I Been Reading?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The only connection between the books in this quiz is that they are things I have read recently! It's quite a varied mixture but I hope there's nothing too obscure!
Average, 10 Qns, HCR1, Jul 22 13
Average
HCR1
670 plays
49.
  Literary Curiosities    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I wrote this quiz keeping in mind facts that I considered interesting in the world of literature.
Average, 10 Qns, masfon, Aug 13 23
Average
masfon gold member
Aug 13 23
846 plays
50.
  Don't Forget to Write    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many different reasons why people write and writing takes many forms. Here is a short quiz about some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, Serenesh, Jan 02 21
Average
Serenesh gold member
Jan 02 21
396 plays
51.
  A Spoonful of Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on a variety of books, classics, comics and modern publications, as well as poetry. Are you hungry? Well, feel free to take a spoonful of literature. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Fangy_Junes, Sep 25 14
Average
Fangy_Junes
722 plays
52.
  What Next?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are many well-known books but do you know about their sequels or prequels? This quiz takes a brief look at some of these. Let's see how you get on.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Dec 23 12
Average
suomy
599 plays
53.
  A Miscellany of Literature Test    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions on literature from days of yore to the late 20th century (and with absolutely no Harry Potter!).
Average, 10 Qns, MrSheen, Jan 30 11
Average
MrSheen
846 plays
54.
  The BBC Big Read    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
In 2003, the BBC published a list of the nation's best loved books. This quiz contains a question about each book in the top 20.
Average, 20 Qns, psc3kh, Apr 19 23
Average
psc3kh
Apr 19 23
2891 plays
55.
  Trident's Literature Challenge II    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Think you know your literature? Test your prowess with these Literature GRE-inspired questions.
Average, 10 Qns, trident, Feb 20 12
Average
trident editor
643 plays
56.
  High School Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a quiz about some of the more memorable books I read in High School. Give it a try if you can!
Average, 10 Qns, laur_xoxo89, Jan 21 12
Average
laur_xoxo89
1894 plays
57.
Here is some literature from various countries for your enjoyment and to test "the little grey cells".
Average, 10 Qns, Mixamatosis, May 17 15
Average
Mixamatosis gold member
617 plays
58.
  The Bookstore On 'Wysteria Lane'    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Are you one of the handful of people who have not seen TV's "Desperate Housewives"? If so, no matter! They built a bookstore right in their neighborhood. Let's see what they all are reading!
Average, 10 Qns, Gatsby722, Dec 01 05
Average
Gatsby722 gold member
545 plays
59.
  Popular Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions on popular literature including novels and their authors.
Average, 10 Qns, PotterLove95, Aug 01 15
Average
PotterLove95
1368 plays
60.
  Books for Inuksuks    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
An Inuksuk is a stone landmark made from slabs piled on top of one another forming a large figure. What we are going to do in this quiz is to build a literary one that will take the form of a human.
Average, 10 Qns, gme24, Aug 24 14
Average
gme24 gold member
264 plays
61.
  The Sporting Bloke's Guide to Literature    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
If you know your popular classics, you'll do well. If you've never read a book in your life but know your sport, you'll do just as well. (Trend towards UK/Commonwealth sports.)
Average, 20 Qns, tkane82, Sep 07 13
Average
tkane82
776 plays
62.
  Popular Literature Old and New    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The heart of this quiz is popular literature past and present. Many of these books have translated to the big screen.
Average, 10 Qns, tag2371, Feb 22 15
Average
tag2371
716 plays
63.
  The Ten Books I Would Choose If I Were Marooned    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A Facebook challenge by a poster queried what ten books we would choose if we were marooned. After consideration, I came up with the following. How many of them are on your list?
Average, 10 Qns, babsr, Nov 23 15
Average
babsr gold member
782 plays
64.
  Literary Twosomes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about twosomes in literature: authors, characters, etc.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Dec 23 16
Average
robert362
4349 plays
65.
  10 Questions about World Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz concerns books that are famous around the world and have been well acclaimed internationally. How many do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, Mixamatosis, May 16 15
Average
Mixamatosis gold member
970 plays
66.
  Desert Island Library    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All book-lovers know there is never enough time to read all the books that we want to. Given an unlimited amount of time, this is part of the library I would like to enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, HeathMor, Sep 27 17
Average
HeathMor
Sep 27 17
778 plays
67.
  Novels Through the Ages    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
From genre pieces to literary fiction, novels have been published for centuries. Close reading of the novels is not required to answer these questions; general familiarity should suffice.
Average, 15 Qns, Trivia_Ruler, Mar 27 16
Average
Trivia_Ruler
489 plays
68.
  Welcome Back To My Bookshop (2nd installment)    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Welcome back to the bookshop. For some this may be your first time, and if it is, you can find other book lists in other quizzes of mine! If this is not your first time, welcome back!
Average, 20 Qns, buffy_anne, Oct 04 19
Average
buffy_anne
Oct 04 19
1458 plays
69.
  Literature Allsorts    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz covers a lifetime of literature.
Average, 15 Qns, Emma-Jane, Jun 30 20
Average
Emma-Jane gold member
Jun 30 20
1462 plays
70.
  Mixed Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My first quiz combines various literature from almost all genres. Have fun and good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, mpittman17, Jun 07 22
Average
mpittman17
Jun 07 22
2636 plays
71.
  Random Literature Part 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my second quiz in a series of random literature knowledge.
Average, 10 Qns, Sarah606, Apr 14 13
Average
Sarah606
2067 plays
72.
  Literary Wormhole Deux    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You have just started work as the Librarian. While stamping a few items, you see a large bound book titled 'The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything'. You open the book and a familiar wormhole appears and sucks you in.
Average, 10 Qns, eytank, Mar 02 05
Average
eytank
649 plays
73.
  High School Reading List    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz asks questions about books I came across in my high school English classes. It's my first quiz. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, minto64200, Aug 10 10
Average
minto64200
714 plays
74.
  Fantastic Books    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A tremendous quiz which I thoroughly enjoyed writing....it should be fairly easy if you have read the books, if not then you'll be in the same boat as I am.
Average, 10 Qns, onearmedbandi55, Jun 26 21
Average
onearmedbandi55
Jun 26 21
3479 plays
75.
  Books, Authors, and Quotations    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What do you know about book titles, pseudonyms and quotations from novels?
Average, 10 Qns, support5, Apr 05 06
Average
support5
790 plays
76.
  Halloween Delivery with a Literary Flair    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Castle Fiachra's whispering library is no place to be trapped on Halloween. To escape before 'the witching hour', find six initial letters (qs.1-6) and four numbers (qs 7-10) for the combination to open the secret door.
Average, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Jan 28 23
Average
Fiachra
Jan 28 23
816 plays
77.
  Random Literature Part 3    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my third quiz in a series of random literature knowledge.
Average, 10 Qns, Sarah606, Mar 17 14
Average
Sarah606
1202 plays
78.
  Literature-thou shall rule!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Respect thy ruler and answer these...!
Average, 10 Qns, ankan, Aug 04 18
Average
ankan
Aug 04 18
1640 plays
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Mixed Literature Trivia Questions

1. Who authored the book "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life", published 24th November 1859?

From Quiz
FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 13

Answer: Charles Robert Darwin FRS

Darwin proposed that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and put forward the theory that this branching pattern resulted from a process known as Natural Selection. Although his theory was accepted in his own lifetime, there were still people who refuted this many decades after his death and in parts of the U.S. it was illegal for a teacher to teach his theory in schools.

Question by player Traveller1982

2. The Spanish author, Cervantes, wrote this work in the seventeenth century about a single-minded knight who goes on a quest that leads him to duel with windmills.

From Quiz FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 12

Answer: Don Quixote

The tone of this work is mock heroic and satirical, dealing with an idealistic but somewhat simple-minded knight who goes on a quest to duel with windmills (under the impression he was battling giants). The work's full name is "The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha", and it was published in two parts.

Question by player swimmgirl

3. Agatha Christie dedicated her 1969 novel, "Hallowe'en Party", to which other author, the creator of the character Jeeves?

From Quiz FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 11

Answer: PG Wodehouse

Agatha Christie's dedication in "Hallowe'en Party" reads: "To P. G. Wodehouse, whose books and stories have brightened my life for many years. Also, to show my pleasure in his having been kind enough to tell me that he enjoys my books." The feeling was mutual. Agatha Christie and PG Wodehouse corresponded with each other in their later years. In the last letter she ever wrote to him (January 14, 1975), a month before Wodehouse died, she said: "One eats and drinks what one likes, - occasionally short periods resting in bed and reading one's favourite books like those of PG Wodehouse."

Question by player MotherGoose

4. In "Moby-Dick; or, The Whale" by Herman Melville, where did Moby-Dick live?

From Quiz FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 9

Answer: Ocean

Bearing the real full title "Moby-Dick; or, The Whale", "Moby-Dick" is the tale of an all-consuming desire for revenge, even to the loss of one's life. It contains one of literature's most famous opening lines, "Call me Ishmael." In a famous Hollywood movie version, Gregory Peck plays Captain Ahab, who is driven to kill the whale that was the cause of his loss of a leg. The story is one of the great 19th century American novels about character flaws and strengths.

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5. Morgan Robertson's novella "Wreck of the Titan" bears many striking similarities to the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Why is this so surprising?

From Quiz FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 8

Answer: It was written before Titanic sank

The story was written in 1898, 14 years before Titanic sank. The story describes a state-of-the-art passenger liner named the Titan that sinks after colliding with an iceberg in the Atlantic during an April night. Massive casualties ensue due to an inadequate number of lifeboats. The eerie similarity between the events of the story and the real Titanic disaster have kept interest in the novella alive.

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6. Theodor Seuss Geisel is known for his children's books with titles such as "Green Eggs and Ham" and "The Cat in the Hat". How is he better known?

From Quiz FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 7

Answer: Dr. Seuss

He was an American writer and cartoonist. He wrote over sixty children's books including "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", which was adapted for film in 2000. Question by player suomy

7. Which role in Shakespeare's plays is most often portrayed by black actors?

From Quiz FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 6

Answer: Othello

Othello is described as a Moor, which in Shakespeare's day could refer to any of a number of tribes living in North Africa, or to Muslims in general. But there are numerous scenes in the play which describe him as having a dark complexion and African features, so black actors are often chosen to play the part. "Othello" isn't the only play by Shakespeare to have a Moor as a character; they also appear in "The Merchant of Venice" and "Titus Andronicus".

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8. What are the two cities referred to in the book title, "A Tale of Two Cities"?

From Quiz FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 4

Answer: London and Paris

"A Tale of Two Cities" was published in 1859 and was written by Charles Dickens.

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9. Which story, which was H.G. Wells' most popular, is reputed to have led to a panic that Martians had invaded the Earth?

From Quiz FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 3

Answer: The War of the Worlds

'The War of the Worlds', about Martians who invade London, was said to have led to a widespread panic that Martians were invading the earth when Orson Welles presented it on the radio. The extent of the concern was vastly exaggerated by media reports, but it was a very intense program! Question by player CAGeoBee

10. What is the name of the squire sidekick who accompanies Don Quixote on his misadventures through Spain in the Miguel Cervantes classic?

From Quiz FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 2

Answer: Sancho Panza

Sancho Panza is a farmer who is raised to a squire by the delusional Don Quixote. After reading several romantic tales of knights wandering the countryside righting wrongs, Don Quixote determines he must do the same. While not the brightest tool in the shed, Sancho is often able to shed light on his master's folly. Sancho is able to provide comic relief as the two adventurers find themselves in trouble again and again.

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11. Which character was created by Mark Twain?

From Quiz FunTrivia Literature Mix: Vol 1

Answer: Huckleberry Finn

Holden Caulfield is a character in "Catcher in the Rye" by J. D. Salinger. Howard Roark is from "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. "The Cat in the Hat" is a children's book by Dr. Seuss. Question by player Rizeeve

12. Published in 1948, "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton is set in which country?

From Quiz World Literature

Answer: South Africa

This great but tragic novel combines an analysis of the injustices of the apartheid system in South Africa with the experience of a minister seeking his son only to find that he has become involved in crime and is eventually executed for murder. The victim of the murder was a social reformer whose father becomes a friend of the minister and the two work together to try to improve the conditions of the people in the minister's village. Reading the book is an emotional roller coaster but is very rewarding. It became the basis for a film and for a musical with music by Kurt Weill.

13. Charles Dickens, born in 1812, wrote "A Tale Of Two Cities" in which lawyer Sydney Carton forfeits his life to save that of another man. What is that man's name?

From Quiz The Misplaced Literature Quiz

Answer: Charles Darnay

"A Tale Of Two Cities" was written by Charles Dickens and published in 1859, between "Little Dorrit" and "Great Expectations". During the French revolution, which began in 1789, Charles Darnay, a French aristocrat, is sentenced to be guillotined. Sydney Carton, an Englishman, takes his place after helping him to escape from prison. Carton selflessly sacrifices himself because of his dissolute life and unrequited love for Lucie Manette who loves Charles Darnay. Charles Dickens died in 1870 aged 58. Question submitted by shipyardbernie

14. Which author, who is well known for writing books of an entirely different genre, wrote 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'?

From Quiz Literature Lucky Dip

Answer: Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming, so well known for his 'James Bond' novels, wrote 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' for his son Caspar. Originally a successful racing car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ends up in a run down garage where two children grow fond of it. On finding out that it is destined to be sold for scrap, they eventually persuade their father, the eccentric Caractacus Potts, to buy it. During their adventures they discover that the car can do magical things including changing itself into a power boat and flying. The book was turned into a movie starring Dick van Dyke, which was one of the most popular movies of 1969.

15. This novel started out as a BBC TV show before being adapted to book form by the writer. It's set in a London that's a bit different to the one we know. What book is being described here?

From Quiz My Bookshelf

Answer: 'Neverwhere' by Neil Gaiman

The book explores London Below, where there are real shepherds in Shepherds Bush and a real earl at Earl's court. As well as being adapted into a novel, 'Neverwhere' has also been made into a radio series, a stage play, and a comic book.

16. Mikhail Bulgakov was a Russian writer and playwright who lived in the time of Stalin. Which was his best known book, described as a masterpiece and classic of the 20th century?

From Quiz World Literature

Answer: The Master and Margarita

Bulgakov died in 1940 aged 48. "The Master and Margarita" was published more than 25 years after his death. Described as a "dark fantasy" and a "funny satire", it begins with Satan visiting Moscow and develops into an indictment of Soviet Russia.

17. Margaret Mahy was a prolific author who died in 2012. Today, there is an award named after her that is given to someone who has contributed very much to childrens' literature. Where is this award from?

From Quiz A Spoonful of Literature

Answer: New Zealand

Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) was a children's and young adult fiction author from New Zealand. She has written over 140 books and her works are considered national treasures. In 2006, she was awarded the prestigous Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest award for an author or illustrator who has contributed a lot to children's literature. The Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal and Lecture Award, usually called the Margaret Mahy Award, is awarded by the Storylines Childrens Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand. Margaret Mahy herself was the first recipient, in 1991, for her work, 'Surprising Moments'.

18. 'The Crimson Petal and the White' is a novel set in Victorian England by Michel Faber. Do you know which poet's work the title is adapted from?

From Quiz What Have I Been Reading?

Answer: Tennyson

"Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white" is the first line of a sonnet by the Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson. 'The Crimson Petal and the White' tells the story of a London prostitute called Sugar and her growing involvement with the businessman William Rackham. It was published in 2002 and adapted into a TV miniseries by the BBC in 2010.

19. The central theme of the "Epic of Gilgamesh" was the friendship between ________ and Gilgamesh. Who?

From Quiz Who, What, Where, or When - Literature

Answer: Enkidu

The "Epic of Gilgamesh", an ancient Mesopotamian epic poem, was lost to the modern world until it was discovered at Nineveh in 1853 by Hormuzd Rassam. George Smith published the first modern translation in the early 1870s. Currently, there are 12 tablets that form the foundation for the modern translation.

20. This man has written over 30 books, all of them about his home continent. Titles include 'The Sounds of Thunder', 'Birds of Prey', 'River God', 'A Falcon Flies'. Who is he?

From Quiz I Like What They Write

Answer: Wilbur Smith

Smith's books have sold squillions, and several have been made into movies. Most have been based on historical incidents, such as the Matabele Wars of the 1870s ('Men of Men'), the independence of Zimbabwe ('The Leopard Hunts in Darkness') and the Sharpeville Massacre ('Rage'). He has even written a series about Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs. Wonderfully engrossing novels and well worth the read.

21. Margaret Mitchell refused to write a sequel to her 1936 book "Gone with the Wind". It was not until after her death that her estate authorised Alexandra Ripley to write one. What was it called?

From Quiz What Next?

Answer: Scarlett

"Scarlett" by Alexandra Ripley, published in 1991, was found wanting by critics although it became a commercial success. It carried on from where the original book left off. "Rhett Butler's People" by Donald McCraig (2007) gives Rhett's perspective on the original book. "The Wind Done Gone" by Alice Randall and "The Winds of Tara" by Katherine Pinotti were both unauthorised and ended up in court. The first is a slave girl's version of the original story and became a New York Times Best Seller; the second got published in Australia instead of the US.

22. Who was the inventor of the famous characters Frodo Baggins, Gandalf and Legolas?

From Quiz Popular Literature

Answer: J R R Tolkien

J R R Tolkien wrote one of the most famous collection of novels, 'The Lord of the Rings', which is composed of 'The Fellowship of the Ring', 'The Two Towers' and 'The Return of the King'. 'The Hobbit', written earlier, provided our first introduction to Middle Earth. Frodo Baggins was a hobbit, charged with destroying the Ring of Power in 'The Lord of the Rings'; Gandalf was a wizard who provided invaluable assistance in the task; Legolas was an elf who was one of his companions on the quest.

23. One legged sea captain is sent for compulsory animal welfare re-education after trying to kill endangered species. Cabin boy gives sensational evidence. Which classic may turn into this?

From Quiz 23rd-Century Literature

Answer: Moby Dick

In the 23rd century whaling will, hopefully, be viewed with complete abhorrence, and Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" will be completely changed. Captain Ahab will be charged with animal cruelty. He will be sent for compulsory re-eduction to a correctional facility, where he will be brainwashed into loving all animals. Ishmael, the cabin boy, will be hailed as a hero for alerting the authorities to the Captain's deviant behaviour.

24. This is a work of both fact and fancy. Most likely composed in the 8th century and written down 200 years later, it is the oldest surviving epic in British literature.

From Quiz A Miscellany of Literature

Answer: Beowulf

"Beowulf" exists in only one manuscript (the Nowell Codex) which survived both the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII and a disastrous fire. Written in Old English, it describes the adventures of a great Scandinavian warrior of the sixth century.

25. It's grade 9 and my class is given its first novel to study, "Cue for Treason", by Geoffrey Trease. Which famous author is a character in the novel?

From Quiz High School Reading List

Answer: William Shakespeare

Kit and Peter become young actors in William Shakespeare's plays, where they discover Sir Philip's treasonous plan.

26. "The Necronomicon" is a fictional book created by horror author H.P. Lovecraft. Who, according to Lovecraft, wrote this evil tome?

From Quiz A Literary Alphabet

Answer: Abdul Al-Hazred

Aciman wrote "Out of Egypt", Abdullah wrote the novelization of "The Thief of Baghdad" in 1924, and Akhmatova was a Russian poet of the 20th century. The "Mad Arab" Abdul Al-Hazred was supposedly torn apart in broad daylight in a bazaar by an invisible assailant. That's the kind of thing that happens when you write unspeakably blasphemous books.

27. In 'Macbeth', the three witches met at 'a desert place'. In 'Wyrd Sisters', the three witches met on a storm-lashed hill. However, both sets spoke the same opening words - what were they?

From Quiz Things Are Getting Wyrd

Answer: When shall we three meet again

In 'Macbeth', the question "When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain?" was answered with the couplets "When the hurlyburly's done, When the battle's lost and won" and "That will be ere the set of sun". However, in 'Wyrd Sisters' the 'eldritch shriek' of "When shall we three meet again?" was answered in a more normal voice by "Well, I can do next Tuesday."

28. "The Time Machine" tells of a man that went far into the future. While there, he meets two different races; one race lives on the surface while the other lives under the ground. Name the two different races of H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine".

From Quiz Mixed Literature

Answer: The Eloi and the Morlocks

When he arrived in the year Eight Hundred and Two Thousand Seven Hundred and One, the Time Traveler first met the frail and not exactly intelligent Eloi. Later, he ventured under ground to search for his time machine only to find the ape-like Morlocks dwelling below.

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