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They may be heroes (or indeed heroines), they may be villains, they may just be incidental characters who are so wonderfully delineated that they remain in your memory long after you have finished the book, and they will be found in these quizzes.   

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trivia quiz  "Daffy Does Dickens!" 'Looney' Literary Characters Editor choice cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, doorsfan58, Apr 12 12

A few of my favorite "Looney Tunes" characters will replace well-known literary icons from a variety of novels. Simply use the scenarios and dialogue provided to match the 'Looney' to the correct character. Have fun!
Apr 12 12
3981 plays
trivia quiz  Is It Right or Is It Wrong? Editor choice 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mazza47, Mar 07 18

This quiz will test your knowledge of which characters appear in which works of literature. I shall pair up characters and works and ask you to identify the right pairing from the wrong ones.
mazza47 gold member
Mar 07 18
819 plays
trivia quiz  Adulterous Women cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, pagiedamon, Oct 28 08

Adulterous women are ubiquitous in fiction. Listen to each unhappy woman tell her tale of woe, and try to identify the novel in which she appears. *SPOILERS*
pagiedamon gold member
Oct 28 08
8850 plays
trivia quiz  Literary Famous Last Words Part II cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Nov 29 09

This quiz is a follow-up to "Famous Last Words- Literary Edition". Literary characters unfortunately die, and their last words before death are often interesting and profound: how much do you know about them? Some spoilers in the interesting info.
Nov 29 09
1563 plays
trivia quiz  My Life as a Book cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, trident, Feb 10 06

As of late, my life just seems to be the same as the literary characters I have been reading about. Can somebody please tell me how?
trident editor
Feb 10 06
3684 plays
trivia quiz  Moral Ambiguity Suits You cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Jun 10 17

A quiz on ten literary characters who either are morally ambiguous or are heroes but had some moments of immoral behavior they would probably rather not talk about.
Joepetz gold member
Jun 10 17
597 plays
trivia quiz  Literary Famous Last Words Part I cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Nov 15 09

Many great works of literature involve the death of a major character, be it the protagonist or another. See if you can identify the deceased character by his or her last lines, plus a couple of other hints!
Nov 15 09
2496 plays
trivia quiz  Novelist Walks Into A Bar... cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Nov 30 18

At a swanky hotel in the big city, The Literary Society has arranged for key characters from fiction to meet the authors that created them. Embrace this unlikely scenario and detect the clues that identify the required novelist or the character.
1nn1 editor
Nov 30 18
693 plays
trivia quiz  There, But for the Grace of God, Go I cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 17 14

The quiz title expresses my feelings at being spared the fate of some of my favourite literary heroines. In a different world, or another time, I might have found myself suffering as they did. How many can you recognise?
rossian editor
Jan 17 14
3099 plays
trivia quiz  A Little Less Conversation cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Jennifer5, May 18 12

Ten questions on well-known literary characters of whom it could be said 'a little less conversation' might sometimes have been useful, but had that been the case they would have lost much of their impact. See if you can identify them all!
Jennifer5 gold member
May 18 12
1041 plays
trivia quiz  What Did I Ever See in Him? cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Godwit, Nov 05 13

These beloved and famous males in literature make the female heart race and fill a guy with admiration--but what were you thinking? Choose which he-man gives us reason to pause.
Godwit gold member
Nov 05 13
2310 plays
trivia quiz  Knights' Tales cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 11 12

The chivalrous knight, with or without his white charger, has been a stock character in literature for many years. How many of these literary knights can you recognise?
rossian editor
Mar 11 12
846 plays
trivia quiz  Because the Night... cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jonnowales, Dec 27 09

Do you ever wish, on those boring evenings, where you feel as though you have nothing to do, that you could be an exciting fictional character? OK, maybe not, but humour me anyway! Enjoy the quiz.
jonnowales gold member
Dec 27 09
1197 plays
photo quiz  Literary Trades cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Nov 02 14

Can you identify the careers, jobs or trades undertaken by each of these characters from famous works of literature? The picture clues might also give you a hint.
Fifiona81 editor
Nov 02 14
1167 plays
trivia quiz  "The West Wing" - In Their Own Words cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, darksplash, Sep 08 10

The multi-award winning "West Wing" was hailed as one of the best shows of its time and gathered legions of devotees. Quotes are from "The Official Companion" to "The West Wing", seasons 1 and 2. (Authorship credits: Ian Jackman & Paul Ruditis.)
darksplash gold member
Sep 08 10
243 plays
trivia quiz  Reader, I Married Him cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Nov 08 09

Many novels and plays deal with relationships between the main characters. This quiz covers some marriages, or prospective marriages, from fiction.
rossian editor
Nov 08 09
1221 plays
photo quiz  Literary Protection Program cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, trident, Dec 29 16

These characters need protection from the authors who want to kill them! Time to become a document forger and relocate the characters to the Republic of Fictonia. Can you help save them from their writers' wrath? Spoilers! Click on the photos to enlarge!
trident editor
Dec 29 16
795 plays
trivia quiz  Doctors in Literature cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Mar 06 04

Some fictional doctors are selfless saviours, some are unscrupulous quacks, and some are just fairly ordinary human beings. Here are a few questions on physicians in literature.
TabbyTom gold member
Mar 06 04
918 plays
match quiz  They Went on an Amazing Journey cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Aug 30 18

All of these literary characters are from books that involved some sort of journey. You just have to match them up with the right one.
Very Easy
Fifiona81 editor
Aug 30 18
540 plays
trivia quiz  From Which Literary Work Am I? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Aug 15 10

I'll give you the name of a literary character - the main one or a lesser character - and a choice of four works, one of which will be the work from which that character comes.
Creedy gold member
Aug 15 10
1755 plays
match quiz  Layla cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Aug 06 16

Whenever I hear the name "Layla", my thoughts go to sorrowful stories of unrequited love. See if you can correctly match the following pairs whose love was either never realized or grossly misunderstood.
ponycargirl editor
Aug 06 16
852 plays
trivia quiz  Friends and Foes in Literature cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, wylie6, Mar 27 09

Choose the character associated with these friends and foes.
wylie6 gold member
Mar 27 09
1257 plays
trivia quiz  Classic Literature Characters cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, athena6557, Mar 29 04

Welcome to the Classic Literature Character quiz! The rules are very simple. I give you three characters from a book, and you give me the title. Enjoy!
Mar 29 04
6033 plays
trivia quiz  Spies and their Creators in English Literature. cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Mar 02 05

The spy or secret agent has been a strong force in English Literature since the late nineteenth century. Can you identify the character or author described?
bracklaman gold member
Mar 02 05
567 plays
trivia quiz  Rain When I Die cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Aug 14 13

"I think it's gonna rain when I die" says a song by Alice in Chains. In this quiz, I propose other conditions surrounding my eventual death, if I were to die in the manner of these literary characters. Spoilers abound (and the quiz is a bit morbid!)
guitargoddess editor
Aug 14 13
558 plays
match quiz  Bragging Rights cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, LadyNym, Mar 09 18

Many works of literature feature characters with a penchant for self-aggrandizing and "alternative facts", as they would be called today. This match quiz is dedicated to them.
LadyNym gold member
Mar 09 18
645 plays
trivia quiz  Which Book Am I In? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, wenray, Dec 01 12

This is a quiz about characters in works of fiction. All you need to do is name the book in which I appear. Good luck!
Dec 01 12
2520 plays
trivia quiz  My Less Well Known Sibling cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Creedy, May 14 12

In response to an author challenge with the title given, this quiz deals with ten lesser known siblings in well known written works. Have fun!
Creedy gold member
May 14 12
885 plays
trivia quiz  Who Created Me? #2 cool 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, agony, Aug 02 03

I'll name a few literary characters, and you pick the author who created them.
agony editor
Aug 02 03
2772 plays
trivia quiz  Fathers and Children in Literature cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, wylie6, Mar 17 09

I'll give you the father's name, you choose his child.
wylie6 gold member
Mar 17 09
780 plays
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