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If you're looking for quizzes that focus on the titles of a variety of books (and/or poems, plays, stories), you've come to the right place.
74 Literary Titles quizzes and 765 Literary Titles trivia questions.
  Another Look at Literary Titles    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Another one of my quizzes that looks at the inspirations for literary titles.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Dec 09 16
1172 plays
  Literature - By the Numbers editor best quiz   top quiz  
Ordering Quiz
 10 Qns
Arrange these books in increasing order of the numbers that appear in their title.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jan 15 23
zorba_scank gold member
Jan 15 23
633 plays
Whats the Deal with Borrowed Book Titles
  What's the Deal with Borrowed Book Titles? editor best quiz   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Many books use allusions to famous works from art and literature in their titles. This quiz looks at a few of these and where they came from, with somewhat of a sci-fi/fantasy bias.
Easier, 10 Qns, agentofchaos, Apr 02 21
agentofchaos gold member
Apr 02 21
1820 plays
  Fiction By The Numbers   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It seems that a lot of literary works have a number in the title, so here I will present to you a medley of number-related book titles. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, eburge, Nov 24 10
eburge gold member
8876 plays
  Love, Literarily   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Love is in the air--and in the library. Ten questions about novels, memoirs and poems that use 'love' prominently in their titles.
Average, 10 Qns, john_sunseri, Feb 05 10
9973 plays
  Mixed Up Novels editor best quiz   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
The titles of two novels by each of ten authors have been mixed up - for example, "'Salem's Mile" and "The Green Lot" un-mix to "'Salem's Lot" and "The Green Mile" by Stephen King. Can you correctly match up the mixed-up pairs?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ClarkyB, Oct 27 17
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Very Easy
Oct 27 17
2687 plays
  Title Characters editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A literary work is often named after its main character. Some titles are descriptions of characters, not names. For example, in John Fowles' novel, Sarah Woodruff is "The French Lieutenant's Woman." How many of these title characters can you identify?
Average, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Apr 26 07
TabbyTom gold member
7813 plays
  Literature as Tabloid Headlines   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz provides tabloid headlines that describe a famous book, play or poem. Try and guess the work of literature! I have tried to use only titles that are easy to spell...(well, except 9!)
Easier, 10 Qns, crisw, Feb 05 20
crisw gold member
Feb 05 20
12002 plays
  Which Story Am I?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you the title of a well known fairy story, play or novel in the form of sensational newspaper headlines that sums up each work's content. Can you figure out the real titles?
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Nov 10 11
Creedy gold member
3504 plays
  All About Her   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten books with female names in the titles are in search of their authors.
Easier, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jan 09 17
zorba_scank gold member
1599 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What is the first name famous character, which is also the name of the play by Henrik Ibsen?

From Quiz "Tiptoe Through The Titles"

  Beneath Your Beautiful   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten exquisitely penned famous works. Simply choose their titles, and enjoy a quoted section, a glimpse inside their beauty.
Easier, 10 Qns, Godwit, May 10 14
Godwit gold member
1636 plays
  Great Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten literary works that have one thing in common - the word "Great" in their title. See how much you know about "great" literature.
Average, 10 Qns, parrotman2006, Dec 25 22
parrotman2006 gold member
Dec 25 22
454 plays
  Literary Allusions in Literary Titles editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sometimes an author thinks up the title for a literary work "from scratch." Other times, a phrase from another's work of literature may be adopted and/or adapted to provide just the right title. Can you identify the sources of the titles in this quiz?
Average, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Jun 13 09
FatherSteve gold member
4129 plays
  Who Created the Literary Classic?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
A collection of titles - mostly what I would call 'classics' and a choice for the author - what could be easier?
Easier, 25 Qns, Mamaja, Aug 01 10
11780 plays
  Name That Book!    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
For all 15 questions, I will be giving the plot of the book and you have to identify the book, play, poem, etc. It's that simple, except for the questions that is.
Average, 15 Qns, JsusFreak, Feb 13 21
Feb 13 21
10304 plays
  Animals in the Title    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Choose the real or fictional animal on the right that completes the book title on the left.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, DizWiz, Feb 26 18
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Very Easy
DizWiz gold member
Feb 26 18
1427 plays
  All You Need is a Good Book   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Read any good books lately? Here is a quiz where all the books are good reads and have the word "good" in their title. Read on and enjoy this (hopefully) good quiz.
Easier, 10 Qns, adam36, Mar 16 13
adam36 gold member
1980 plays
  Writing Wrongs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For everyone who loves a book there is someone else who hates it. The following were all voted amongst the worst books ever by members of
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Jan 21 10
1884 plays
  Fix Some Titles    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My friend Michael has been trying to recall some works by famous authors, but they're not quite right. Can you help fix some titles for us? The incorrect words may share a (sometimes tenuous!) link with the correct ones.
Easier, 10 Qns, malik24, Mar 12 20
Mar 12 20
893 plays
  Novels and Their Plots    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the novel with the brief description of its plot.
Easier, 10 Qns, bernie73, Jan 26 21
bernie73 gold member
Jan 26 21
748 plays
  Where Did They Get That Title?   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Many famous works of literature take their titles from a specific line in the text. I'll give you a quote from the book with a blank: by filling in the blank, you'll have named the work. Some multiple choice, some fill in the blank.
Average, 15 Qns, adams627, Feb 22 19
Feb 22 19
1930 plays
  Borrowing from the Bard   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Many well-known authors have sourced their titles from the works of Shakespeare. Can you match the author with the title they borrowed from the Bard?
Easier, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Apr 14 19
MotherGoose editor
Apr 14 19
460 plays
  Titles and Subtitles   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In literature, a subtitle is a secondary title which is usually explanatory in nature. Can you recognise these famous plays and novels by their subtitles?
Tough, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Apr 28 13
MotherGoose editor
2298 plays
  Books That Changed Our Lives   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled 'This could change your life,'" so said Helen Exley, the noted collector and publisher. See how many of these life-changers you can identify.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Aug 29 14
2926 plays
  Abridged Classics by John Atkinson   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the summaries with the appropriate book titles. They are all quotes taken from the blog, "Wrong Hands", by cartoonist John Atkinson. They can be found at!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Aug 16 16
Very Easy
648 plays
  All the Stories Are Real   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many popular works of fiction are derived from true events. While they may alter accounts and people may contest their truths, the ten books found in this quiz have real stories behind them. Can you name them?
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jun 05 16
kyleisalive editor
804 plays
  Let Others Write Your Titles   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These writers were inspired by other famous pieces of literature when trying to create titles for some of their most famous works. When I give you a title, can you tell me the literary source of that title?
Tough, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, May 23 14
alaspooryoric gold member
668 plays
  Anonymous Title Characters in Books   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After my Entertainment quiz with a similar title, let's stick now to literature only. Warning: contains spoilers.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 09 17
JanIQ gold member
Nov 09 17
550 plays
  Pass, Code, Word, or Door?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Which word is missing from each book title? Pass, code, word, or door?
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Jan 30 20
Jan 30 20
564 plays
  Written in Black and White    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you complete the titles of these ten novels with either "black" or "white"?
Average, 10 Qns, helen295, Jan 19 22
helen295 gold member
Jan 19 22
326 plays
  The Great White Part 2: Waxen Words   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Team Blue's Great White quiz authoring challenge explores literature - specifically novels with "White" in the title.
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, May 15 19
Fifiona81 editor
May 15 19
422 plays
  May I Have A Word...or Five.   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many authors take a word or phrase from other works to name their own creations. These questions refer only to the title of the work, not to its content. See if you can find where these originate. Have Fun!
Average, 10 Qns, alexis722, Mar 04 13
1428 plays
  Literary One-Hit Wonders   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just like music, literature has its own one-hit wonders. I'll provide the author and a brief description of the book, you guess the name of the book.
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, May 27 15
nmerr gold member
2218 plays
  The Key to a Great Title   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Many writers have found the key to a truly memorable title in a quote from some earlier literary work. Can you match each of these titles with the work it originally comes from?
Average, 10 Qns, LadyNym, May 13 17
LadyNym gold member
510 plays
  On My Bookshelf   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sitting here in my study, I am surrounded by books. What better quiz to write, than on my favourite novels? See if you can pick which book I am referring to. Many have been adapted to film - you may recognize the premise from there.
Average, 10 Qns, Vogon, Apr 05 15
2295 plays
  A Book By Any Other Name   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All best-sellers need a catchy title. Can you recognise these famous novels by their original or working titles?
Average, 10 Qns, MotherGoose, Mar 04 10
MotherGoose editor
1941 plays
ONE woman, nine men in prison. All telling their story. The titles of the books in this quiz show this through the word prisoner, or by giving the name of the incarcerated. One key to solve it: the questions are listed chronologically (1816-1999)
Average, 10 Qns, heidi66, Nov 11 19
heidi66 gold member
Nov 11 19
353 plays
  Tiptoe Through The Titles   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some titles from books which have become ordinary phrases. Can you add the words which complete the title of literary works or famous phrases?
Average, 10 Qns, Windswept, Nov 17 08
Windswept gold member
2243 plays
  The Harder Three Clue Book Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These books are a bit harder to identify but might be more fun to detect. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, hpreed62, Oct 13 16
466 plays
  What Does that Title Come From?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten books and the source of their titles. Involving the usual suspects, The Bible and Shakespeare, of course, but some others as well.
Average, 10 Qns, Upstart3, Oct 27 14
Upstart3 gold member
750 plays
  Extra, Extra, Read All About It    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you ever read a book and been left wanting more? Some authors go the distance to tell you just little extra. Here are ten such instances. Good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jan 11 17
kyleisalive editor
403 plays
  Title Waves    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you pick the correct work of literature or its author?
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Dec 04 15
600 plays
This quiz is designed to give you some insight into the Worldwide Wizards, and at the same time test your general knowledge of literature. All you have to do is guess the name of the book we are describing! Good luck, and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, logikzer0, May 12 15
logikzer0 gold member
524 plays
  Can You Find Your Pot of Gold?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a colourful array of book titles. What do you know of them?
Average, 10 Qns, balaton, Mar 02 14
938 plays
  Colorful Titles!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some titles of literary classics. Each has a word missing. The missing word is a color. Most of these have been made into movies so even if you haven't read the book you should know them. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, minch, Feb 26 04
minch gold member
5372 plays
This quiz is designed to give you some insight into the Worldwide Wizards, and at the same time test your general knowledge of literature. All you have to do is guess the name of the book we are describing! Good luck, and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, pokemonkid3, Aug 08 15
457 plays
  Title Characters No 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you identify the characters who are described in the titles of ten literary works (e.g. Sarah Woodruff, in John Fowles' novel, is "The French Lieutenant's Woman")?
Tough, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Jan 19 14
TabbyTom gold member
1232 plays
  A Quick Tour of the CMM Bookshelf    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a brief tour of fiction which has had a shaping effect on some classicalmusic/mensan'ers. You may enjoy finding out here some of our "formative influences."
Average, 10 Qns, Windswept, Oct 11 10
Windswept gold member
481 plays
  Original Titles of Famous Books   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"I've got a great idea for a novel, but all the good titles have been taken", as Snoopy once said. Many authors had problems deciding how to call their books: let's try to pair each working title with the final one.
Average, 10 Qns, zordy, Dec 02 10
zordy gold member
892 plays
  Arithmetic By The Book    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz centers on numbers that appear in the titles of various kinds of books (such as Becky Monson's "Thirty-Two Going On Spinster"). Follow instructions to add/subtract/multiply/divide to arrive at a numerical total.
Tough, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Dec 30 17
Dec 30 17
170 plays
  Who's #1?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We all have opinions about the best book(s) we've ever read. Organizations such as "Time" magazine and The Modern Library have come up with "Top 100" or "Top 10" lists. Literary awards and reading lists also have "firsts." See if you can guess these.
Average, 10 Qns, chicagojanet, Nov 15 20
Nov 15 20
663 plays
  Subtitles Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many books have subtitles, but often they're not recognized. See how many subtitles of these famous books and poems you know.
Tough, 10 Qns, bullymom, Jun 11 02
1476 plays
  Castles Between the Lines    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There's no dearth of literature with the word "castle" in the title! Let's explore some of these books in a variety of genres from children's and adult fiction.
Average, 10 Qns, Caseena, Nov 04 19
Nov 04 19
196 plays
  All Zipped Up    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Throw on that winter jacket and get all zipped up, as you head out for adventure through ten cold places that act as the setting for ten great books.
Average, 10 Qns, klinski_1987, Mar 10 16
363 plays
  Book Titles from Other Sources    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many famous books have taken their titles from passages in other works. See if you can determine the original source of these titles...
Tough, 10 Qns, kmria, Apr 03 11
1119 plays
  First Famous Coarse Thread, or, Famous First Lines    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
First lines from famous novels have been translated electronically into other languages and then back into English, with some surprising results! See if you can identify the novel from the odd-sounding intro.
Average, 10 Qns, alkmene, Mar 12 17
1893 plays
  Great Writing In Other Words    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is a list of great pieces of literature using different words that mean the same thing. For example, if the question read 'Of Rodents and Homo Sapiens' the answer would be 'Of Mice and Men'.
Average, 10 Qns, arowfast, Jan 22 12
4375 plays
  Stranger Things Have Happened   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some trivia questions on books that have strange, or stranger in the title. Some have been made into movies. You will probably have heard of either the author, the novel, or the movie mentioned in the question.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Mar 11 10
635 plays
  Colorful Titles    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many authors have chosen to add color to their book titles. What do you know about the following "colorful" books?
Tough, 10 Qns, grisham, Jan 17 11
660 plays
  Literary Titles Explained    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some detail and clarification of some noted literary titles
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Jul 24 13
3358 plays
  The "How-To" Guides in Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some books are really instruction manuals for certain things. See if you can guess the title of the real book based on what it might be called if it were an instruction manual.
Average, 10 Qns, lck423, Apr 08 12
1547 plays
  Just A Minute!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Don't have time to read a whole story? Well, here's some plots, in a nutshell. Just tell me what book. No quotation marks necessary, and give ONLY the (complete) name of the novel. Have fun! (Thanks to for the idea; these, though are mine.)
Tough, 10 Qns, --xKIWIx--, Jun 26 05
1876 plays
  The Beagle Book Club!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Beagles might not be generally known for their interest in literature, so the Regal Beagles decided to put the myth to rest by offering a selection of our favorite books in quiz-form. We hope you enjoy our quiz as much as we enjoyed reading the books!
Difficult, 10 Qns, strudi74, Oct 09 10
386 plays
  Blankety-blank ....know these book titles?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Complete the titles of these well-known modern classics by choosing the correct word to fill in the blank....very easy!
Average, 10 Qns, Ruma, Oct 23 10
4392 plays
  Literary Sequels    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When a novel is a success, the author often likes to follow it up with 'more of the same'. Can you answer these questions on sequels in 19th and 20th century literature?
Tough, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Mar 09 02
TabbyTom gold member
1247 plays
  Butterflies and Hurricanes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each of the books in this quiz has either "Butterfly" or "Hurricane" in the title. How many of them do you know?
Difficult, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Aug 20 11
Rowena8482 gold member
291 plays
  Secrets of Novel Titles    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Authors search high and low to find a great title -- this is a quiz to see if you recognize the source!
Tough, 10 Qns, WiseTao, Jun 12 22
Jun 12 22
782 plays
  Complete the title    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One word to complete the title of the book.(Dots do not indicate the number of letters, only a missing word).
Difficult, 10 Qns, Quizcall, Dec 20 16
2197 plays
  Just A Minute! Part 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pretty positive feedback on the first of these quizzes, so here's another in the same mode. Below are some VERY quick summaries of various novels and stories - just match the plot with the title, or fill in the blank.
Tough, 10 Qns, --xKIWIx--, Nov 12 14
1316 plays
  Characters in Literary Titles    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each question offers the name of a character who is mentioned in the title of a literary work. You have to try to identify the author.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Jan 25 20
Jan 25 20
1169 plays
  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you the author, some characters, and a short plot; you tell me whether the title includes the word GOOD, BAD, or UGLY (or none of these). GOOD, BAD, or UGLY can also be part of a word, as in "Goodbye, Columbus".
Average, 10 Qns, CzarManx, Apr 15 21
Apr 15 21
1203 plays
  More Titles Explained    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are more literary titles to explain. I've also tossed in a movie or two. This one may be a bit tougher.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Dec 27 09
1426 plays
  Recent Writings    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Match the recent work to the novelist or playwright who wrote it.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Jan 25 20
Jan 25 20
633 plays
  Book Titles for Booker Lookers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about book authors, I give you the title, you give me the author.
Average, 10 Qns, stevethehunter, Oct 13 07
1496 plays

Literary Titles Trivia Questions

1. Philip Roth's 1995 novel "The Great American Novel" is centered on what sport?

From Quiz
Great Literature

Answer: baseball

Roth's novel is a farce about America's national pastime, telling the story of the fictional Patriot League and some of the most dysfunctional characters in the history of baseball. The novel tells the story of the Port Ruppert Mundys, a New Jersey based team that includes a one-legged catcher. This actually mirrors the lower standards in Major League Baseball during World War II. The primary criticism of Roth's book is that it tends to take the underlying joke and beat it to death. Roth also faced charges of misogyny, a common criticism throughout his career. Other critics charge Roth with racism, even though racism was a common element of life in the 1940s.

2. Michael felt that, in spite of being a collection of Stephen King's earliest works, the 'Night Switch' anthology of short stories still held up well. What word should we exchange for 'Switch'?

From Quiz Fix Some Titles

Answer: Shift

'Switch' is a synonym of 'Shift', hence the inspiration for this mistitling. The titles in this anthology were either previously unpublished or had been published during the late '60s or '70s, mainly in magazines like 'Cavalier' or 'Penthouse'. Stephen King's career as an author has been very long-lived indeed! This anthology of horror and suspense titles was itself published in 1978.

3. "The Moonstone Castle Mystery" is part of what children's mystery series?

From Quiz Castles Between the Lines

Answer: Nancy Drew

The "Nancy Drew" series began in 1930; it was and is written by a team of writers collectively known as Carolyn Keene. "The Moonstone Castle Mystery" was published in 1963 and involves the mysterious gift of a moonstone, a missing girl, and the supposedly-haunted Moonstone Castle.

4. What is the title of a prize-winning novel by Zadie Smith that was first released in 2000 and featured a pair of Second World War veterans who became best friends despite their differing backgrounds?

From Quiz The Great White Part 2: Waxen Words

Answer: White Teeth

Zadie Smith's 'White Teeth' won the Whitbread Book Award for best first novel and the James Tait Memorial prize for fiction, amongst other accolades. The main protagonists are a white Englishman named Archie Jones and his Bangladeshi best friend Samad Iqbal, who first met while fighting for Britain in the Second World War. The novel focuses on issues of intertwining race, religion and culture by tracing the connections between the two families across the generations. Question submitted by Fifiona81.

5. Start with the number of Nathaniel Hawthorne's gables. Add the number of men in Jerome K. Jerome's boat. Then add Graham Greene's ___th man. What is the sum?

From Quiz Arithmetic By The Book

Answer: 20

Start with Hawthorne's "House Of Seven Gables" (an 1851 Gothic romance detailing the history of the Pyncheon family and their ancestral home). Add Jerome K. Jerome's "Three Men In A Boat" (a humorous 1889 description of a two-week boat trip taken by Jerome, two friends, and Jerome's fox terrier, where more things seem to go wrong than could). Then add Graham Greene's "The Tenth Man" (a 1985 complicated tale of a prison camp bargain and its future results). [7 + 3 + 10 = 20.]

6. "Two Gentlemen of Verona" is a comedy by William Shakespeare. The two Veronese youngsters mentioned in the title both fall in love with Silvia, the daughter of the Duke of Milan. But who ends up marrying Silvia?

From Quiz Anonymous Title Characters in Books

Answer: Valentine

The title characters are Valentine and Proteus, noble young men of Verona and best friends. At the start of the play, Valentine departs for Milan, where he will serve at the Duke's court. Proteus has fallen in love with Julia, a local noblewoman. When in Milan, Valentine gets head over heels in love with Silvia, who is already betrothed to Thurio. Proteus follows Valentine to Milan, and he too falls for Silvia's charms. Now Proteus sets up a scheme that will lead to the downfall of Valentine, and Proteus hopes to get rid of Thurio as well. Julia misses Proteus and travels to Milan too, disguised as a boy. She arrives there just after Valentine has been sentenced to exile. After an encounter with several outlaws, rumour has it that Valentine died by the sword. Then Silvia leaves the city, aided by Sir Eglamour (a Milanese nobleman). The outlaws capture Silvia, and two groups chase them to their hideout: Proteus with Julia (still disguised as Sebastian), the Duke with Thurio. In the final, Valentine appears as head of the outlaws, Proteus threatens to duel Valentine, Sebastian faints and reveals to be none other than Julia, and the soldiers come to rescue the Duke. Thurio flees and a double marriage is celebrated: Valentine marries Silvia, and Proteus marries Julia.

7. Good Friday eve. "Lost in a dark woods." Ten circles. Which 14th century Italian masterwork has all these clues in it?

From Quiz The Harder Three Clue Book Quiz

Answer: The Divine Comedy

"The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri is widely considered one of the greatest allegories of all time. Virgil meets a terrified, lost Dante in a dark woods on the night before Good Friday and conducts him through the ten levels or circles each of Hell and Purgatory. Beatrice, whom Dante adores, takes him through the 10 circles of Paradise. William Saroyan authored "The Human Comedy" about an Armenian family living in Ithaca, CA during the 1940s. "Black House" is a Stephen King/Peter Straub horror collaboration. Boccaccio wrote "The Decameron" in the 14th century. It is based on the stories of young people fleeing from the Black Death and finding themselves in need of entertainment.

8. What 1996 novel by Jon Krakauer chronicled the final days of Christopher McCandless, who died in Alaska?

From Quiz All the Stories Are Real

Answer: Into the Wild

"Into the Wild" actually discusses many adventurous travellers heading off into the wilderness for whatever reasons, but it focuses most of its story on Christopher McCandless, who actually did head to Alaska, living in an abandoned bus for nearly four months before dying, likely due to the consumption of poisonous seeds. Although based on a true story, Krakauer's account (and his retracing of McCandless' steps) can only be considered speculative due to the second-hand narrative. The story was adapted for film by Sean Penn in 2007; it was nominated for two Academy Awards.

9. This started out as a 1940 Western novel by Walter Van Tilberg Clark, and three years later it turned into a classic movie about two drifters, a small Nevada town and a lynch mob...which one am I?

From Quiz Title Waves

Answer: The Ox-Bow Incident

"The Ox-Bow Incident" was made into a 1943 movie starring Henry Fonda and Henry/Harry Morgan (aka Colonel Potter), which depicts lives 'hanging in the balance' in a small Western town in 1885. A mob must decide between violence and justice after they catch the three 'rustlers' who supposedly killed a local man. Unfortunately, there is no justice for the men who decided to take the law into their own hands. All of the other choices are Westerns too: "The Searchers" is a 1956 John Wayne vehicle; "High Noon" (1952) stars Gary Cooper; "Blazing Saddles" is a very funny Mel Brooks comedy.

10. Hello, my name is Anthony/Pokemonkid3, and my favourite book is set in a dystopian future, where teenagers are chosen by lottery, and forced to fight to the death in an arena. What book am I talking about?

From Quiz The Worldwide Wizards' Recommended Reads!

Answer: The Hunger Games

"The Hunger Games" is actually a trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins, and has been made into a bestselling film starring Jennifer Lawrence as the main character Katniss Everdeen. In the story, Northern America has been split into twelve Districts, and a Capitol. Each year, The Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each District to send into the arena. The last one standing is pronounced the victor, and is set for life. The reason the games exist is that years before, the Districts rebelled against the Capitol.

11. The title of a James Joyce novel was slightly altered to what for a collection of stories by Dylan Thomas?

From Quiz What Does that Title Come From?

Answer: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog

Joyce's 1916 novel, 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man', is a 'Künstlerroman', or 'artist's novel', following the development of an artist who, like Joyce did himself, leaves Ireland for Europe. Thomas's use of the jokey title, 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog', for his 1940 selection of short stories, must have been referring to Joyce's book, despite his protestations to the contrary.

12. Hello, my name is Pokemonkid3, and my favourite book is set in a dystopian future, where teenagers are chosen by lottery, and forced to fight to the death in an arena. What book am I talking about?

From Quiz The Worldwide Wizards' Recommended Reads!

Answer: The Hunger Games

"The Hunger Games" is actually a trilogy, written by Suzanne Collins, and has been made into a bestselling film starring Jennifer Lawrence as the main character, Katniss Everdeen. In the story, Northern America has been split into twelve Districts, and a Capitol. Each year, The Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each district to send into the arena. The last one standing is pronounced the victor, and is set for life. The reason the games exist is that, years before, the Districts rebelled against the Capitol.

13. In "To Build a Fire", a man new to the Yukon makes a terrible blunder. This short story was written by which American master of wintery adventure?

From Quiz Beneath Your Beautiful

Answer: Jack London

"To Build a Fire" (1902,1908) by Jack London is a startling and gorgeous short story set, like many of London's tales, in the Yukon wilderness. The reader feels foreboding, but the man does not, as we follow him off the Yukon Trail into the brutal cold. Jack London spent only months in the Klondike, but said that there, "I found myself". "As he turned to go, he spat speculatively. There was a sharp, explosive crackle that startled him. He spat again. And again, in the air, before it could fall to the snow, the spittle crackled. He knew that at fifty below spittle crackled on the snow, but this spittle had crackled in the air..."

14. "The Red Badge of Courage" is a book about the American Civil War and the experiences of a young untried recruit. What ornithological sounding author wrote it?

From Quiz Can You Find Your Pot of Gold?

Answer: Stephen Crane

The hero is Henry Fleming who flees from the scene of battle. He is ashamed of his cowardice and longs for a wound - "the red badge of courage" - to counteract it. Later he becomes his regiment's standard bearer. Crane's first novel was not very successful but "The Red Badge of Courage" was greatly acclaimed. He travelled to England where he became very friendly with Joseph Conrad and H.G.Wells. He died of tuberculosis in 1900.

15. What religious text is often simply called the "Good Book"?

From Quiz All You Need is a Good Book

Answer: Christian Bible

There is no definitive etymology for the naming of the Christian Bible as the "Good Book". The phrase has been around since at least the 19th Century as it is found in literature for that period. One theory is that the "good book" is a follow on from the similar colloquialism for the Christian bible of "Good News". "Good News" has a more defined etymology coming from the Greek euangélion ("good" + "messenger"). The Greek term was Latinized as "evangelium" and then into Old English as gôdspel or gospel (gôd "good" + spel "news"). The Bhagavad Gita is a Hindu scripture that is part of the ancient epic called the "Mahabharata". "Dianetics" is a modern book written by L. Ron Hubbard that forms the basis for Scientology, while the Bardo Thodol is a funerary text more commonly known as the "Tibetan Book of the Dead".

16. The concept of writing a book about a horse may not be anyone's idea of a potential classic. However, what makes this book so special is that the book is narrated by the horse himself. What is the title of Anna Sewell's only book?

From Quiz Literary One-Hit Wonders

Answer: Black Beauty

"Black Beauty" is the tale of a high-bred horse who leads a difficult life pulling cabs in London. Sewell had been rendered lame from a childhood fall and had much difficulty getting around in her later years. This is when she wrote her only book. It was published in 1877.

17. Popular children's authors Rumer Godden and Michael Morpurgo have both written novels with "Butterfly" in the title. The name of which other animal completes the titles of each of their stories?

From Quiz Butterflies and Hurricanes

Answer: Lion

Rumer Godden's "Butterfly Lions" was first published in 1977, and is all about the Pekingese dog and its significance at the Chinese Imperial Court over the years. "Butterfly Lion" (1996) by Michael Morpurgo is about a young boy who makes a pet of an albino lion cub, only to see it sold to a circus when he is sent away to school.

18. Girl in Coma Finally Awakens! ?

From Quiz Which Story Am I?

Answer: Sleeping Beauty

And how is this beautiful sleeping princess finally awoken? By the kiss of her one true love. Sigh...Oh Colin Firth, be mine.

19. This Jane Austen novel was published in 1831. Her first idea was to call it, appropriately for a working title, "First Impression". Then she changed her mind. What was the final choice with which the book became a hit, and still is?

From Quiz Original Titles of Famous Books

Answer: Pride and Prejudice

20 million copies sold worldwide. This is not Austen's only book with a different title from the first version. She called "Elinor and Marianne" the first draft of the novel that became "Sense and Sensibility".

20. In "The Brothers Karamazov", which brother was considered the intellectual?

From Quiz The Beagle Book Club!

Answer: Ivan

Ivan is similar in some respects to another one of Dostoevsky's great characters-Raskolnikov. Ivan sinks into madness as the book progresses. He feels guilt over his father's death, and how he planted the idea of murder into Smerdyakov's head. Contributed by mlipo.

21. #1 on The Modern Library's list of 100 best novels describes the experiences of Leopold Bloom on a single day in Dublin, Ireland.

From Quiz Who's #1?

Answer: Ulysses

Both "Ulysses" and "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" were written by James Joyce and include the character Stephen Dedalus; however, only "Ulysses" features Leopold Bloom. The book is set on June 16th, which is celebrated by Joyce fans as "Bloomsday."

22. 'The Red Badge of Courage' was written by Stephen Crane about which event?

From Quiz Colorful Titles

Answer: American Civil War

'Red Badge', published in the 1890s, was one of the first books to highlight that war was not only glory but that it also had its horrific side. Crane, born after the Civil War, also wrote a collection of poetry sarcastically named 'War is Kind'. Henry Fleming, the story's protagonist, is an 18 year old volunteer recruit in the Union Army. He describes in detail the feelings that he has upon seeing men shot and wounded and how civilized men may lose some of their own dignity during the horrors of war.

23. What famous author's last unfinished novel was called "The Mysterious Stranger"?

From Quiz Stranger Things Have Happened

Answer: Mark Twain

This unusual book which takes place in the dank dark Austrian winter of 1590 was Mark Twain's last novel. He wrote on this book for over 20 years but never finished it. It was meant to be a serious tale that looked at the dark side of humanity and the influence of Satan.

24. Marooned children turn into savages sums up which book?

From Quiz Writing Wrongs

Answer: Lord of the Flies

Written by William Golding, "Lord of the Flies" recounts the story of a group of English schoolboys stranded on an uninhabited island after a plane wreck. Gradually the veneer of civilization is stripped away from them and animal instinct takes over. Many regard this book as a classic, however, enough people didn't for it to make number 13 on the worst books list.

25. Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez released a book in 1985 detailing a love affair between Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza that lasts (with 622 affairs along the way) for fifty-one years. What is this lovely book?

From Quiz Love, Literarily

Answer: Love in the Time of Cholera

"Love in the Time of Cholera" begins, "It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love." The novel was translated into English in 1988 and filmed in 2007. Author Márquez won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.

26. "A Tale of Two Cities", published in 1859, tells the story of the plight of the French peasantry under the French aristocracy in the years before the revolution. Which famous English author wrote this story?

From Quiz Fiction By The Numbers

Answer: Charles Dickens

"A Tale of Two Cities" holds the record as the most printed English book, with over 200 million copies sold worldwide. The book was also a departure from Dickens' traditional writing, as it is only one of two historical fiction novels that he wrote (the other being "Barnaby Rudge").

27. In 1955, Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee wrote the play "Inherit the Wind" which described the 1925 "Monkey Trial" of schoolteacher John T. Scopes for teaching evolution in a Tennessee public school. On what was the play's title based?

From Quiz Literary Allusions in Literary Titles

Answer: The Old Testament Book of Proverbs

In the Authorized (King James) Version, Proverbs 11:29 reads: "He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart." The play has been produced on Broadway several times and has been adapted in four movie versions.

28. "All's Well That Ends Well" is a play by Shakespeare. It is also the original title of which epic novel by Leo Tolstoy?

From Quiz A Book By Any Other Name

Answer: War and Peace

"War and Peace" is an epic novel which relates the history of Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812. "Anna Karenina" is also written by Leo Tolstoy. "Crime and Punishment" is by Fyodor Dostoevsky. "War, What is it Good For?" was featured in an episode of Seinfeld, where Jerry jokes that this was the title Tolstoy originally intended for his novel "War and Peace" - but this phrase really came from the lyrics of the song "War", an anti-Vietnam War protest song by Edwin Starr which was a hit in 1970.

29. The first novel that comes to hand is an epic tome by Irwin Shaw. It is a story about two brothers. What book am I holding?

From Quiz On My Bookshelf

Answer: Rich Man, Poor Man

"Rich Man, Poor Man" was made into one of the first very successful mini-series, back in 1976, and the New English Library version of the novel I have has 636 pages. "The Money Changers" was written by Arthur Hailey; "A Clash of Kings" was penned by George R. R. Martin; "Debt of Honour" was scribed by Tom Clancy.

30. In Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," what is the name of the shrewish heroine?

From Quiz Title Characters No 2

Answer: Katharina, or Kate

Petruchio's penultimate speech in the play ("Why, there's a wench! Come on and kiss me, Kate!") provided Cole Porter with the title of his musical comedy centring on a production of the "Shrew."

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