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Each quiz in this category is about books with some kind of common link - they may be very long, or have one-word titles; they may be part of a series or be the only work of their author; they may use a particular word in their title; their authors may all have a common background. You get the idea.
150 quizzes and 2,100 trivia questions.
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1.
  Will the Real Shakespeare Please Stand Up - 10 questions - 3 mins
Taking this Shakespeare quiz will give you insights enabling you to read all of the plays more effectively.
Average, 10 Qns, WilliamCamden, Sep 04 22
Average
WilliamCamden
Sep 04 22
201 plays
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  Genres - 12 questions - 4 mins
In your new job at the library, you have been tasked with organizing the recently returned books. After sorting crime, romance, Western, inspirational, and historical fiction, you are left with a handful of horror, fantasy, and science fiction books.
Average, 12 Qns, reedy, Jan 14 22
Average
reedy gold member
Jan 14 22
357 plays
3.
  The Top Shelf Collection best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Please join me in my censoring crusade, as I attempt to retell some of the great literary classics in ways that couldn't possibly offend anyone. I give you a summary of a censored classic, you name the book. Spoilers included!
Average, 10 Qns, adams627, Mar 28 15
Average
adams627
1500 plays
4.
  Speculative Fiction Books and Authors popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
The category of speculative fiction includes fantasy, science fiction, horror and historical fiction (and more); things that don't exist in the real world. If I give you three book titles can you identify the author? Give it a try!
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Jan 05 22
Average
CmdrK gold member
Jan 05 22
281 plays
5.
  Ten Books on my Bedside Table popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
I have a stack of novels on my bedside table waiting for me. There is a link between each of the first nine books and the tenth. Taking the first letter of the answer to each of the first nine questions, discover the title of that tenth novel.
Average, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Apr 04 20
Average
MikeMaster99 gold member
Apr 04 20
635 plays
6.
  "It was a Dark and Stormy Night" best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
"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?
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Feb 25 22
Average
PDAZ gold member
Feb 25 22
1440 plays
7.
  Word Smiths editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
All of these Smiths can be found in books - either as characters, or with their names stamped in gold leaf on the spine.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Mar 28 15
Average
agony editor
3068 plays
8.
  Well-Read, Long-Dead top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a best-sellers quiz with a twist: the authors of each book in question have been dead for more than half a century. Works of non-fiction are not included.
Average, 10 Qns, lorance79, Dec 23 16
Average
lorance79
Dec 23 16
2577 plays
9.
  Connect Four Literature great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
I will list four items that have a literary connection. You simply identify what that connection is.
Average, 10 Qns, poeticliesense, Dec 23 16
Average
poeticliesense
Dec 23 16
4060 plays
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  Books for Crooks great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
I assume authors don't write their books intended for criminals to read, or even worse, to copy. However, there have been several crimes related to literary works, which makes me think if these crooks thought those books were written for them. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Lpez, Jul 27 22
Easier
Lpez
Jul 27 22
840 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Which Pulitzer Prize-winning "Great American Novel" was dismissed as communist propaganda by the "San Francisco Examiner"?

From Quiz "Negative Reviews of Literary Classics"




11.
  Nemesis best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Mark Twain famously described a classic book as "something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read". These books can be too long, too difficult or too tedious. Can you identify these classic books that are our literary nemeses?
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Dec 23 16
Average
PDAZ gold member
Dec 23 16
1842 plays
12.
  Courtney Love's Guide to Literature editor best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
While rewriting a Hole lyrics quiz, I noticed that several of their songs contain literary references of various kinds. This quiz isn't about Hole, but about the books, poems and plays that inspired Courtney Love's songwriting.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Mar 13 22
Average
Kankurette gold member
Mar 13 22
174 plays
13.
  Match Nobel Laureates & Works - 10 questions - 3 mins
Match these winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature with one of their works.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, jcmttt, Oct 30 19
Very Easy
jcmttt gold member
Oct 30 19
657 plays
14.
  You are Tearing This Family Apart! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Conflict of one sort or another is essential to forwarding the plot of a story. Here we will examine the people and events that have torn ten families apart in a variety of different literary settings.
Average, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Dec 23 16
Average
spanishliz editor
Dec 23 16
2171 plays
15.
  A-Z of Alliterative Authors popular trivia quiz - 20 questions - 6 mins
High brow, low brow, or even no brows, this quiz doesn't discriminate. The only price of admission is an alliterative name. Good luck!
Average, 20 Qns, pagea, Jul 30 17
Average
pagea
Jul 30 17
585 plays
16.
  A Short Quiz About Long Books great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Want a good book you can really sink your teeth into? Well, I hope you have some time on your hands because this time we are going to explore books that need a lot of words to get the point across. So get comfy - this is might take a while.
Average, 10 Qns, adam36, Oct 19 15
Average
adam36 gold member
597 plays
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  Chronicles popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Chronicles: Accounts, biographies, reports, histories and papers. Here's a look at fiction writers who have turned their hands to non-fiction chronicles.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, May 18 12
Average
pollucci19 gold member
638 plays
18.
  Books Within Books great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
I will morph into several fictitious authors, who appeared in famous books. You'll have to identify who wrote those books. Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, noire, Dec 23 16
Average
noire
Dec 23 16
4156 plays
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  What Do These Works Have in Common? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
A quiz with a very simple theme: all you have to do is choose what the three titles I give you have in common.
Average, 10 Qns, timence, Dec 23 16
Average
timence gold member
Dec 23 16
1159 plays
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  I Also Wrote (Foreign Language Books) popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
Match two works by the same author that were written in a language other than English. For instance, the Iliad would be matched with the Odyssey, both attributed to Homer.
Average, 15 Qns, SixShutouts66, Mar 26 21
Average
SixShutouts66 gold member
Mar 26 21
174 plays
21.
  Tom, Dick and Harry in Literature great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 5 mins
How much do you know about every Tom, Dick and Harry in this Literature quiz? There are five Toms, five Dicks and five Harrys in this quiz.
Average, 15 Qns, MotherGoose, May 07 22
Average
MotherGoose editor
May 07 22
1699 plays
22.
  Books for Cooks popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Some of our best known celebrity cooks have chosen their holiday reading. Lacking much literary knowledge, they have picked authors or characters which share their names. Note - no knowledge of cookery (or even cooks) is needed.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Dec 23 16
Average
rossian editor
Dec 23 16
705 plays
23.
  It's A Long Story best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Many well-known books first appeared in serial form. These novels all took their earliest readers a long time to finish.
Average, 10 Qns, dellastreet, Mar 28 15
Average
dellastreet gold member
529 plays
24.
  Celebrities Can Read! top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Well, at least the characters they play can read. These are books featured in movies or TV shows. No need to have seen the film or show though - the answers can be divined from the clues if you're familiar with the literature. (Contains spoilers!)
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Mar 28 15
Average
PDAZ gold member
1112 plays
25.
  Literary Sneers, Snits and Scandals editor best quiz popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
And not just cheap stuff about this or that famed scribbler who was really a drunk, a loony, a Trot or a recluse.
Difficult, 10 Qns, coolupway, May 27 19
Difficult
coolupway
May 27 19
3858 plays
26.
  These Books Fill a Much Needed Void! great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz takes a light-hearted look at a selection of books with odd titles that delved into unique topics, arguably filling a void that never needed to be filled! Hope you enjoy the theme.
Average, 10 Qns, timence, Dec 23 16
Average
timence gold member
Dec 23 16
724 plays
27.
  The Best Sellers popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here are some of the best selling books of all time where such data was available. Not included are religious books or foreign language books that have not had wide translation into English. All sales figures are estimates.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Mar 28 15
Average
Rehaberpro
493 plays
28.
  Book of the Month Club Books - 10 questions - 4 mins
Ten questions on ten books that have been discussed in the FunTrivia Book of the Month Club forum. This quiz is for all readers--you need not have participated in the club to play!
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Mar 28 15
Average
skylarb gold member
727 plays
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  Three of These Books Belong Together popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Three of these books belong together. Three of these books are kind of the same. Can you guess which one just doesn't belong here? With the sounds of the "Sesame Street" song ringing in your ears, your task is to identify the odd one out in each question
Tough, 10 Qns, lorance79, Dec 23 16
Tough
lorance79
Dec 23 16
658 plays
30.
  Authors' Dedications great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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.
Tough, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Feb 25 22
Tough
TabbyTom gold member
Feb 25 22
628 plays
31.
  Three's Company, Four's a Crowd popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is my third quiz so I have given it a theme based around threes in literature. This could be a trio of characters or a trilogy of novels. Your task is to identify the impostor amongst the four possibilities. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Aussiedrongo, Feb 26 22
Average
Aussiedrongo
Feb 26 22
409 plays
32.
  Books Never Written -- Yet Written About - 25 questions - 10 mins
This is a quiz about books never written, but mentioned in real-world fiction books. REAL books not obscure, most questions can be answered correctly by well-read persons with SOME knowledge about the book or author. Being well and broadly read REQUIRED.
Very Difficult, 25 Qns, xaosdog, Dec 23 16
Very Difficult
xaosdog
Dec 23 16
2242 plays
33.
  Let's Write a Book Together! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Authors often collaborate on books, or write books under several pen names. Here is a selection to identify.
Tough, 10 Qns, Christinap, Feb 06 15
Tough
Christinap
666 plays
34.
  Names Lost in Translation - 10 questions - 6 mins
Especially in books for children that are translated into German, it is very common for names, places, etc. to be translated as well, or replaced by a German name. Can you guess the original name from the translation I'm giving you?
Difficult, 10 Qns, PearlQ19, Dec 23 16
Difficult
PearlQ19 gold member
Dec 23 16
525 plays
35.
"Bridget Jones' Diary" is a loose reworking of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". This is a quiz about some of the similarities between the books and also between the film and TV adaptations of the books.
Average, 10 Qns, akatwasborn, Jan 25 21
Average
akatwasborn
Jan 25 21
1602 plays
36.
  Book Dedications - 10 questions - 6 mins
Here's a quiz about the dedications writers put in their books.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, tjoebigham, Feb 25 22
Very Difficult
tjoebigham
Feb 25 22
741 plays
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