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Each of these quizzes covers multiple authors - how well do you know the output of each? Some quizzes focus on the characters, some on the plots, some on the titles.   

There are 170 quizzes and 1,770 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  I Have a Novel Idea! Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Mar 12 10

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.
Mar 12 10
5976 plays
trivia quiz  Mister Topsy-Turvy Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Mar 06 12

Some of the greatest writers the world has ever seen have created some "worlds" where Mr. Topsy-Turvy would be most happy to reside. Can you identify the author or the worlds from the clues provided?
Mar 06 12
2868 plays
trivia quiz  Literary Sneers, Snits and Scandals Editor choice 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, coolupway, Aug 11 02

And not just cheap stuff about this or that famed scribbler who was really a drunk, a loony, a Trot or a recluse.
Aug 11 02
3741 plays
trivia quiz  Back to Front Editor choice 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nahs386, Jun 03 13

You fell asleep while reading "Through the Looking Glass" and you have woken up on the other side of the mirror! You must answer the questions below about various authors to get back to the front. All of the answers are hidden in anagrams.
Jun 03 13
1146 plays
trivia quiz  Author Identification: Style and Substance cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Apr 29 06

Here are some snippets of information about authors and/or their works written in a way I hope will be reminiscent of their styles. Will this style and substance lead you to the author's identity? Play and see.
Apr 29 06
5226 plays
trivia quiz  Eventually I Found Love cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Apr 02 12

Eventually, these classics found love, but at one point, they were tossed aside or angrily dismissed by publishers. Can you recognize the book or author from its publication history? Good luck!
Apr 02 12
1200 plays
trivia quiz  "It was a Dark and Stormy Night" cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Jul 08 10

"It was a dark and stormy night" were the first words of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's novel, "Paul Clifford", and they led to an annual contest to write a bad opening to a novel. Can you identify these other authors who have been honored with contests?
PDAZ gold member
Jul 08 10
1254 plays
trivia quiz  The Call of a Farewell to Hard Travels cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Sep 10 09

Remember Starbuck? Tom Sawyer? Ishmael? Ralph and Piggy? They're all nearby, either in your den, the library, the nearest bookstore or the local bookswap. All you need is enough time to decide who you want to spend a few hours with.
Sep 10 09
1920 plays
trivia quiz  Literature and Authors cool 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, CellarDoor, Feb 19 00

Some random literature facts. Some more random than others. Blame my English classes for filling my head with useless knowledge.
CellarDoor gold member
Feb 19 00
13779 plays
trivia quiz  One Solitary Life cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 12 12

Each of these authors has a reputation as a reclusive character. Can you identify them from their works?
looney_tunes editor
Mar 12 12
1410 plays
trivia quiz  Sort of Truth cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Dec 21 14

An autobiographical novel is not an oxymoron but a combination of real events stipulated as fiction. This quiz is about such novels and their counterparts, the semi-autobiographical novel.
1nn1 editor
Dec 21 14
597 plays
trivia quiz  Books You Shouldn't Read Before You Die? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Sep 21 08

This quiz picks a bone with the omissions in the recently released "1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die." You need not have even glanced at that book to ace this quiz, however, which will be a general literature overview.
Sep 21 08
3768 plays
trivia quiz  A Smorgasbord of Female Writers cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, skylarb, Feb 07 03

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.
Feb 07 03
2685 plays
trivia quiz  Jane in the Jungle With a Twist cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Oct 10 11

My vacation is finally here, and I plan on curling up on the couch and delving into several good books. Perhaps you've read a few of those I plan on enjoying this week - but how well do you remember them?
Oct 10 11
723 plays
photo quiz  Women Writers from Around the World cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Feb 05 16

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?
stedman editor
Feb 05 16
690 plays
trivia quiz  Prose and Cons cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Jul 22 12

Can you determine the culprits behind these appalling literary crimes? If you can figure out whodunnit from these reports, then perhaps for these authors, the writing is on the wall...
Jul 22 12
1209 plays
trivia quiz  Rejection In The Modern World cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Christinap, Jun 29 13

Some great classics of literature would possibly be rejected by publishers if submitted now. Here are some modern rejection notes.
Jun 29 13
1401 plays
match quiz  Little Known Works cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, tjoebigham, Apr 23 17

My first match quiz concerns lesser-known novels and stories by these famous writers; you must match these works with authors.
Apr 23 17
219 plays
trivia quiz  One Book Wonders & Second Time Flops cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Mar 28 09

Nearly anybody can write one novel, or so reckoned D.H. Lawrence. A second novel, he opined, was "a step farther". These questions are about those who never wrote a second novel, or whose second novels were flops.
darksplash gold member
Mar 28 09
1047 plays
trivia quiz  Authors' Dedications cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Jan 28 05

Authors use the device of the dedication to express all kinds of feelings for others. This quiz takes ten dedications from the "Bloomsbury Dictionary of Dedications" by Adrian Room. The dedication itself often gives some kind of clue to the answer.
TabbyTom gold member
Jan 28 05
591 plays
trivia quiz  Deep Thoughts and Creative Talent cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Dec 31 13

The works of one author are used in each question as clues to the correct answer. Most of these works are not their most famous, but each of these authors are well known although they come from different genres and times.
dcpddc478 gold member
Dec 31 13
876 plays
trivia quiz  Authors Behind Bars cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, fringe, Sep 03 02

All of these famous authors were imprisoned at some time during their lives. Can you identify them?
fringe gold member
Sep 03 02
2337 plays
match quiz  A Authors cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Feb 01 19

Match the works listed to the authors, all with surnames beginning with the letter A. I'll give you three works for each, and most will be deeper cuts. Good luck!
kyleisalive editor
Feb 01 19
339 plays
trivia quiz  Pick the Book They Didn't Write! cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, gracious1, Nov 19 14

For each question, you are given an author and four novels. He or she wrote three of them, but didn't write the fourth. Which is the odd one out?
gracious1 gold member
Nov 19 14
660 plays
trivia quiz  Chronicles cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, May 18 12

Chronicles: Accounts, biographies, reports, histories and papers. Here's a look at fiction writers who have turned their hands to non-fiction chronicles.
pollucci19 gold member
May 18 12
447 plays
trivia quiz  A-Z of Alliterative Authors cool 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, pagea, Jun 17 17

High brow, low brow, or even no brows, this quiz doesn't discriminate. The only price of admission is an alliterative name. Good luck!
Jun 17 17
477 plays
trivia quiz  Who am I? Authors and Works cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, May 07 17

Read the cryptic clues and sort out name of the author.
Rehaberpro gold member
May 07 17
831 plays
trivia quiz  "C"haracter Creators cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Feb 29 16

In this, the third instalment in this series of literary quizzes, we meet ten more authors, all of whom have names starting with the letter "C".
EnglishJedi gold member
Feb 29 16
570 plays
trivia quiz  Who the Devil Wrote It? cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, poshprice, Nov 23 14

When it comes to personifications of evil, the Devil is the worst of them all, and has long played a notable role in English literature. But can you identify some of the writers who have written about him?
poshprice gold member
Nov 23 14
510 plays
trivia quiz  Why So Mysterious? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Nov 18 18

Many famous writers have hidden their true identity for at least part of their career, publishing their works either anonymously or under a pseudonym. In this quiz you will meet a few of these "mysterious" authors - many of them women.
LadyNym gold member
Nov 18 18
288 plays
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