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These quizzes invite you to play games with your literary knowledge - can you recognise a title which has been paraphrased, or identify the story to which a hypothetical newspaper headline refers? All these, and more, lie within.
56 quizzes and 620 trivia questions.
1.
EmojiCoded Classics
  Emoji-Coded Classics editor best quiz    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
I give you emojis representing book titles, and you give me the correct title! The interesting information will contain NO spoilers.
Average, 10 Qns, VBookWorm, Apr 27 23
Average
VBookWorm
Apr 27 23
369 plays
2.
Books  In Other Words With Help
  Books -- In Other Words (With Help!)   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Sometimes, it's hard to wrap one's mind around a difficult Brain Teaser. For this quiz, you'll need to determine some book titles...in other words...and I'll give you a little help. Maybe the picture will give a hint-- or not. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Nov 19 12
Average
kyleisalive editor
2834 plays
3.
  Tolkien Characters by Definitions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In Tolkien's epic series names carry great power and meaning - they reveal aspects of a character's identity or may hint at their destiny and knowing someone's true name can give you power over them. Let's see how many of the ten that you know.
Average, 10 Qns, Midget40, Sep 30 23
Average
Midget40 gold member
Sep 30 23
89 plays
4.
  The Geek Interpreter editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So you are a geek and don't speak any normal language any more? Well, don't worry - I have put some well-known literary works into computer code for you! (No actual programming skills required - just look at keywords distributed in the code)
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Dec 23 16
Average
WesleyCrusher editor
5739 plays
5.
  A Novel Approach To Novels editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Literick:" Use of a low-level literary form to describe a (theoretically) higher-level one. Can you guess the novels described by these litericks? Thanks to logcrawler for the Author Challenge!
Average, 10 Qns, shorthumbz, Mar 12 17
Average
shorthumbz gold member
3589 plays
6.
  Disturbed Authors   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These authors are disturbed! Their last names have lost their consonants. If you can't help, they might have to find another occupation! Can you insert the missing consonants using the hints given?
Easier, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 30 17
Easier
ponycargirl editor
1943 plays
7.
  Make Lovecraft, Not Waugh editor best quiz   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Each definition on the left hand side is a clue to an author's surname. All you need to do is match that author to one of their better known works. Warning! Some of the words (e.g. 'war' and 'Waugh') are homophones. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, pagea, Aug 25 17
Easier
pagea
822 plays
8.
  Loony Literary Limericks editor best quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Identify the author or literary character from these limericks. The harder examples will be multiple choice.
Average, 10 Qns, jeremyb, Dec 23 16
Average
jeremyb gold member
8433 plays
9.
  I'm Entitled to This No 2   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you figure you these well known fairy stories, plays or novels by their sensational newspaper headlines? Have fun.
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Sep 03 12
Easier
Creedy gold member
2469 plays
10.
  Literary Corruptions   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
These two word book titles have been corrupted and it is up to you to match them together. For example, "Anna Copperfield" would match with "David Karenina". Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, Plodd, Jun 29 16
Easier
Plodd
1315 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Anna told me that she preferred peace to war and told a story of Ivan Ilyich. Name this Russian giant of literature.

From Quiz "Who am I? Authors and Works"




11.
  Author Rebus and Match   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Each question has two or more word definitions. Just join the answers together to come up with the last name of an author (some answers are literal and others phonetic) and then match them with their first names.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Midget40, Feb 10 18
Recommended for grades: 9,10,11,12
Very Easy
Midget40 gold member
Feb 10 18
869 plays
12.
  A Waugh of Words   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Each definition on the left hand side is a clue to an author's surname. All you need to do is match that author to one of their better known works. Warning! Some of the words (e.g. 'war' and 'Waugh') are homophones. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, pagea, Apr 01 18
Easier
pagea
Apr 01 18
425 plays
13.
  Author Rebus and Match Two   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Each question has two or more word definitions. Just join the answers together to come up with the last name of an author (some answers are literal and others phonetic) and then match them with their first names.
Easier, 10 Qns, Midget40, Mar 26 21
Easier
Midget40 gold member
Mar 26 21
744 plays
14.
  Literary Drop-a-Letter editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz was inspired by a crossword puzzle I once did. The author of a book or play is given, followed by a cryptic-like clue or definition. That description refers to the title of the work, minus one letter. More instructions given in number 1.
Tough, 20 Qns, adams627, Apr 25 21
Tough
adams627
Apr 25 21
2371 plays
15.
  Literary Haiku   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you guess the famous work from the haiku given? I bet you can!
Average, 10 Qns, ensiform, Jan 22 23
Average
ensiform
Jan 22 23
3028 plays
16.
  Who am I? Authors and Works   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Read the cryptic clues and sort out name of the author.
Easier, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Jul 01 20
Easier
Rehaberpro
Jul 01 20
1208 plays
17.
  Poet Rebus and Match   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Each question has two or more word definitions. Just join the answers together to come up with the last name of a poet (some answers are literal and others phonetic) and then match them with their first names.
Easier, 10 Qns, Midget40, Apr 01 18
Easier
Midget40 gold member
Apr 01 18
507 plays
18.
  Poet Rebus and Match Three   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Each question has two or more word definitions. Just join the answers together to come up with the last name of a poet (some answers are literal and others phonetic) and then match them with their first names.
Average, 10 Qns, Midget40, Oct 28 23
Average
Midget40 gold member
Oct 28 23
506 plays
19.
  Twit Lit editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
On Twitter, tweets are limited to 140 characters. What would have happened to great literature if Twitter had always been around? Wonder no more as you try to figure out what's being tweeted below. ("Great" is at the discretion of the quiz writer.)
Average, 10 Qns, Tchochkekop, Dec 23 16
Average
Tchochkekop
2791 plays
20.
  Literary Change-A-Letter   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz is a follow-up to my original "Literary Drop-a-Letter". I'll give you the author of a work, a letter of the alphabet, and a clue. Change one letter of the work into the given letter to form an answer that corresponds with the given clue.
Average, 25 Qns, adams627, Dec 20 14
Average
adams627
673 plays
21.
  Poet Rebus and Match Two   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Each question has two or more word definitions. Just join the answers together to come up with the last name of a poet (some answers are literal and others phonetic) and then match them with their first names.
Average, 10 Qns, Midget40, Apr 02 18
Average
Midget40 gold member
Apr 02 18
491 plays
22.
  Shakespeare in Other Words   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions from Shakespeare's plays, the titles of which are in other words. Can you give me the words I need from those titles?
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Feb 25 13
Easier
Creedy gold member
1248 plays
23.
  Fragmented Authors   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each of the following clues will lead you to the surname of a famous author. Simply join each fragment together and the author will appear!
Average, 10 Qns, moonraker2, Apr 25 19
Average
moonraker2 gold member
Apr 25 19
311 plays
24.
  Stephen King Anagrams    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The contents of Stephen King's books are much scarier than this quiz. I have scrambled these ten book titles, but have also included a clue to help out.
Average, 10 Qns, reedy, Dec 24 21
Average
reedy gold member
Dec 24 21
284 plays
25.
  Orangutans Are Not the Only Fruit   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz I will ask you to identify the titles of ten novels in which one of the words in the title has been altered, by changing, dropping or adding one letter, to form an animal-themed word. Beast of duck!
Easier, 10 Qns, candy-pop, Feb 24 18
Easier
candy-pop
Feb 24 18
189 plays
26.
  Agatha Christie Titles - In Other Words   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The titles of ten well known Agatha Christie novels have been rephrased. Can you figure out the original title? *No Spoilers*
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Sep 14 15
Average
zorba_scank gold member
559 plays
27.
  Sesquipedalian Alternatives   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
From the Latin for a foot and a half, sesquipedalian means long-winded. Here's a quiz and half worth of alternative titles to Nevil Shute's books for you to identify. E.g. Unfrequented thoroughfare is 'Lonely Road'. All UK titles. Contains spoilers.
Easier, 15 Qns, Lottie1001, Feb 13 18
Easier
Lottie1001 gold member
Feb 13 18
218 plays
28.
  Deep Thoughts and Creative Talent   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Feb 25 22
Easier
dcpddc478
Feb 25 22
1028 plays
29.
  I'm Entitled to This    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you find the correct names for the following well known works in the rewording of their titles?
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jun 24 10
Easier
Creedy gold member
1318 plays
30.
  Clerihew Clue    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
With a rhyming scheme of AABB, clerihew poems generally identify the subject in the first line and provide a reference--or two--in the remaining three lines. The quiz includes ten of these rhyming poems. Enjoy!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Jan 29 18
Very Easy
mlcmlc gold member
Jan 29 18
493 plays
31.
  What Author? Haiku Clue!    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the Haiku clue to the author of that work.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Allison03, Nov 16 16
Recommended for grades: 10,11,12
Very Easy
Allison03
738 plays
32.
  The Velveteen Rarebit editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz each question refers to the title of a famous novel in which one of the words has been substituted for something edible by changing a letter in one of the original words. The clues in the questions should help you! Bon appetit!
Average, 10 Qns, candy-pop, Dec 26 15
Average
candy-pop
559 plays
33.
  Literature By Definitions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each question has two or more word definitions. Just join the answers together to come up with the name of a literary piece - some answers are literal and others phonetic. UK English is used where there may be occasional differences.
Average, 10 Qns, Midget40, Sep 08 23
Average
Midget40 gold member
Sep 08 23
654 plays
34.
  Agatha Christie Titles - In Other Words #2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten more rephrased Christie titles for you to figure out. *No Spoilers*
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Sep 19 15
Average
zorba_scank gold member
553 plays
35.
  Agatha Christie Titles - In Other Words #3   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten more Agatha Christie book titles have been rephrased for you to figure out in the final quiz in this series.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Sep 23 15
Average
zorba_scank gold member
502 plays
36.
  Literary Skeletons II   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Insert the missing vowels to complete the names of these classical and celebrated writers. For example, SHKSPR would be "Shakespeare". The letter "Y" has also been removed from names when it's used as a vowel.
Average, 25 Qns, alaspooryoric, Mar 09 13
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
579 plays
37.
  The Weirdest Bookshop In The World editor best quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Fun and games in a surreal shop called "I Hate Books", owned by a man with a daffodil strapped to his head and who's altered well known plots, titles and authors' names. Name his version of the titles from the clues provided.
Average, 10 Qns, sectant, Apr 24 16
Average
sectant
486 plays
38.
  Mary Stewart Novels - In Other Words   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The titles of these Mary Stewart novels have been rephrased. Can you figure out the original names? *No Spoilers*
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Jan 25 16
Average
zorba_scank gold member
153 plays
39.
  Literary Skeletons    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Insert the missing vowels to complete these one-word titles of famous literary classics. The letter "y" has also been removed from titles when it is being used as a vowel. For example, PGMLN would be "Pygmalion".
Average, 25 Qns, alaspooryoric, Feb 25 13
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
595 plays
40.
  The Old Man and the Sea Quells   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Add, change, or drop a letter from the book title 'The Old Man and the Sea' to discover the unwritten sequels that Hemingway might have written in a parallel universe. All questions are fill in the blank.
Easier, 10 Qns, Chavs, Nov 06 19
Easier
Chavs gold member
Nov 06 19
447 plays
41.
  It's Time For A Change   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Would some books have been so popular if their titles were different? Well, here are some titles that could have been used instead of the published ones.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Jan 31 13
Average
Christinap
770 plays
42.
  Professorjon's Assault on Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz I present the ending of famous works of literature. All you have to do is to name the work or the author. There is one catch. I made a few changes to the ending of each piece of literature.
Average, 10 Qns, professorjon, Jun 13 23
Average
professorjon
Jun 13 23
2624 plays
43.
  Wordwise Books    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This game is like the typical Wordwise; however, the answers are all titles of books. The "question" will be a rebus that playfully suggests a title of a book. For example, THE MADDING CROWD----------FAR would be "Far from the Madding Crowd" by Hardy.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Jul 02 12
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
404 plays
44.
  Literary Ditloids: How Many Whats?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The following are all literary titles. However, the numbers in the titles have been changed to digits, and the other words in the titles have been reduced to initials. Can you figure them out? Ex. : A T W I 80 D = Around the World in Eighty Days
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Jul 28 14
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
366 plays
45.
  Finding Mr Right   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Look for the clue in each sentence to unscramble these heroic characters taken from the literary world. For example; RUNNY FIB HECKLER = Huckleberry Finn.
Average, 10 Qns, Plodd, Nov 10 12
Average
Plodd
375 plays
46.
  Back to Front editor best quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Average, 10 Qns, nahs386, Mar 04 20
Average
nahs386
Mar 04 20
1363 plays
47.
  Literary Mergers   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Name the merged title from the description of two literary works with a word or words in common. Example, "Gone with the Wind in the Willows." "A," "An" or "The" at the beginning of any title is omitted.
Tough, 10 Qns, susanjacosta, Sep 16 11
Tough
susanjacosta
912 plays
48.
  In Other Words    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Interpret these book titles and figure out which author is the originator. Some old, some new. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, alexis722, Mar 30 14
Average
alexis722
681 plays
49.
  A Litany of Leaping Lords    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten famous literary lords had a get-together. However, all of the vowels have leaped out of each lord's name. Can you correctly identify each lord? Answers may be real or fictional people.
Average, 10 Qns, Joepetz, Oct 02 21
Average
Joepetz gold member
Oct 02 21
337 plays
50.
  Alternative Novels    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten cryptic clues to the titles of ten well known novels; let's see how many you can figure out. Good luck.
Tough, 10 Qns, navaho56, Jun 18 10
Tough
navaho56
442 plays
51.
  Broken Up Vic Lit 'Chicks'    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Women had it tough in the Victorian era, and modern feminism has its roots in this period, before which highly regarded female authors were scarce. These are some good Victorian authors (not all English), fractured.
Average, 10 Qns, Codeine, Dec 17 21
Average
Codeine
Dec 17 21
145 plays
52.
  Add a Letter - Shakespearean Characters    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
By adding a letter to another word and anagramming, you get the name of a Shakespearean character.
Tough, 10 Qns, geniusonwheels, Sep 14 18
Tough
geniusonwheels
Sep 14 18
191 plays
53.
  Anagrams of Novel Titles    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some jumbled titles of novels. Try to unscramble them.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, May 03 07
Tough
robert362
1155 plays
54.
  Novels by Women in Other Words    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the first of my In Other Words quizzes. The titles now are exaggerated and somewhat wordy; your answers will correct that. This quiz is specifically on American women's novels. I hope you have a good time with it.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Windswept, Sep 18 10
Very Difficult
Windswept gold member
270 plays
55.
  Literary Word Play    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Add the two letters indicated to each of the following words and you'll get the name of some American literary works. The first five are novels and the next five are plays.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Oct 03 20
Tough
robert362
Oct 03 20
571 plays
56.
  Anagrams of Popular Fiction    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of these are titles of popular novels. Here's one hint: they've all been made into movies.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Jun 29 07
Tough
robert362
886 plays

Literature Word Play Trivia Questions

1. A statement of money owed for goods or services + Used to shoot an arrow

From Quiz
Tolkien Characters by Definitions

Answer: Bilbo

Bill + Bow Bilbo Baggins was a Hobbit from the Shire. He is best known as the 'Hobbit that left the Shire' because he went on a journey and returned with the Ring of Power. His adventures are the basis of the book "The Hobbit." His young cousin Frodo eventually destroyed the Ring and became legendary among his peers. Bilbo has no meaning in Hobbitish - it is just a common male name. Baggins is an old English expression meaning 'one who eats between meals' which is very apt. He is also known as Bilba Labingi, Barrel-rider, Mr Lucky Number, Child of the Kindly West and, commonly, Mad Baggins.

2. Combine the chemical symbols for Gold + Sulfur + Tellurium + Nitrogen.

From Quiz Fragmented Authors

Answer: Austen

Jane Austen was born in Hampshire, England in December 1775. The severe winter weather that year caused her baptism to be delayed until the following April, when she was baptised at the local church where her father served as rector, and given the single name Jane. Her six major novels, which have remained ever popular, are "Sense and Sensibility", "Pride and Prejudice", "Mansfield Park", "Emma", "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion". The latter two were published posthumously in 1818, but every one of these novels was originally published anonymously, meaning she received little recognition during her lifetime.

3. This novel is the final work from the author of "Pride and Prejudice": Small bag for carrying money + Moves to and fro + An electrically charged atom

From Quiz Literature By Definitions

Answer: Persuasion

Purse + Sways + Ion "Persuasion" is a novel by English author Jane Austen. It is the last novel that she finished completely herself and was published posthumously in 1817, six months after her death. The book was named by her brother Henry as they couldn't find any reference to a title in her notes, although other family members state that she referred to it as 'The Elliots'. It has been published many times and been adapted into stage, film and television productions.

4. ___, a genius can make quite a fuss. Pfui--he might even squeal if he thought he'd miss a meal. Which fictional detective created by Rex Stout does this describe?

From Quiz Clerihew Clue

Answer: Nero Wolfe

Nero Wolfe is a detective character created by Rex Stout. He appeared in novels and short stories until 1975. He is large and eccentric, working only when he must, around tending orchids and eating gourmet meals prepared by chef Fritz Brenner. His associate Archie Goodwin narrates the tales, keeps the books, types the correspondence and does most of the detecting outside of the New York City brownstone where they live.

5. He's quite the romantic (and an easy one to solve to get you going): LRD BYRN

From Quiz A Litany of Leaping Lords

Answer: Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron, commonly known as Lord Byron, is a British poet of the Romantic Era. He frequently traveled to the European continent, which often inspired his poetry. His most famous works include "She Walks in Beauty" and "Don Juan".

6. Crust inn arrow settee What author's name has been fractured here?

From Quiz Broken Up Vic Lit 'Chicks'

Answer: Christina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti was a devout Christian who wrote of transcending (overcoming) longings for sensual pleasures. She was rumoured to be an ascetic and to have given up chess because she'd enjoyed winning at it too much. She was a highly popular poet, and critics praised the "perfection of form" her poetry was graced by. This sonnet is a fairly typical example of her evocative, romantic work. "Remember" "Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far a away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day by day You tell me of our future that you plann'd: Only remember me; you understand It will be late to counsel then or pray. But if you should forget me for awhile And afterwards remember, do not grieve: For if the darkness and corruption leave A vestige of the thoughts that I once had, Better by far you should forget and smile Than that you should remember and be sad." Rossetti did not marry. She died of cancer, at age 64, in 1894.

7. Which Mary Stewart book title has been rephrased below? Untamed Conflagration at the Witching Hour

From Quiz Mary Stewart Novels - In Other Words

Answer: Wildfire at Midnight

"Wildfire at Midnight" was published in 1965. When model Gianetta Brooke leaves London for a quite break at the Scottish island of Skye, the last person she expects to encounter is her ex-husband. It's bad enough being stuck in such close quarters with him, but things only get worse when the tiny group staying at the hotel realises they may have a murderer in their midst.

8. The Assassination on the Golf Course

From Quiz Agatha Christie Titles - In Other Words #3

Answer: The Murder on the Links

Hercule Poirot receives a letter from a French businessman asking him to come immediately. When Poirot and his friend, Captain Hastings arrive at his house, they are informed that he has been murdered.

9. Which author made a descent into a maelstrom while hunting for a black cat and a gold-bug?

From Quiz Deep Thoughts and Creative Talent

Answer: Edgar Allan Poe

American author Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is often credited as being the inventor of the detective fiction genre. His macabre style of writing, along with ghoulish storylines are responsible for his popularity. "A Descent into the Maelstrom" (1841) is a short story about a man who survives both a shipwreck and a whirlpool. "The Gold-Bug" (1943), another of Poe's short stories, tells of a man driven insane after being bitten by a gold colored bug and incorporates code-breaking and buried treasure into the tale. The short story "The Black Cat" (1843) was published in "The Saturday Evening Post" and was an immediate hit. It is the story of a criminal who kills his wife, and ends up revealing his crimes after becoming unable to live with his guilt. Many critics believe that the dark nature of most of Poe's writings were a reflection of his sad life and severe life-long depression.

10. "Hostility plus Tranquility" was written by whom?

From Quiz In Other Words

Answer: Tolstoi

"War and Peace", as it is widely known, was published in 1869 and is a challenging book to read. There are many prominent characters and the lives of five important Russian families are interwoven in this long epic involving Napoleon's failed march on Moscow in 1812. Tschaikovski proudly wrote the "1812 Overture" playing the French and Russian anthems against each other with the bells of Moscow ringing in victory at the end. With an ill equipped army of men, Napoleon crossed into unfamiliar territory. It was colder than expected, hunger and disease became problems, morale was untenable, as the dwindling army marched past miles of 'burn and slash' countryside. On finally reaching Moscow, they found the city in flames. The Russians had outfoxed them. In pitiful defeat Napoleon and his army trudged back to France. This was the beginning of the end for a megalomaniac.

11. Add a letter to 'The Old Man and the Sea' to find the best-selling parallel universe sequel in which Hemingway's hero, Santiago, goes back out to sea but this time to hunt an aquatic mammal.

From Quiz The Old Man and the Sea Quells

Answer: The Old Man and the Seal

The third in the parallel universe trilogy was 'The Old Man and the Sea-Bream'. Meanwhile, back in our universe, Hemingway really did write 'The Old Man and the Sea' as part of an unfinished trilogy.

12. There was a young lad name of Ed, Who was actually pretty much dead. That didn't stop Bella, Who made him her fella, But kept him away from her bed.

From Quiz A Novel Approach To Novels

Answer: "Twilight," by Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer began weaving her tangled web of vampires, werewolves, young love, and fog-shrouded teen angst in 2005 with the publication of "Twilight," the first in a series of four wildly successful novels which chronicle the saga of teenager Bella Swan and her great love, Edward Cullen, a 104-year-old vampire. The novels detail their developing romance, marriage, and parenthood against a backdrop of high school cliques, vampire history and palace intrigue, werewolf tribalism, and animal behaviorism. Imprinting, anyone?

13. A panicky white rabbit puts the first question to you. "What author created the charming world of the looking glass that we find ourselves in? Whose name is an anagram of SCROLL WAILER?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

From Quiz Back to Front

Answer: Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll is the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodson. In addition to writing the fascinating adventures of Alice, he was also a noted mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer.

14. Insert the missing vowels to complete the last name of this writer. (The letter "Y" may be left out when it serves as a vowel). Please submit only the last name. DCKNS ("Bleak House")

From Quiz Literary Skeletons II

Answer: Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most beloved Victorian writers. His novels "Great Expectations", "A Tale of Two Cities", "Oliver Twist", and "A Christmas Carol" are perennial favorites. "Bleak House" was published initially as a serial between March 1852 and September 1853. Critically, the novel is praised as one of his best, partially because of his experimental reliance on two narrators: one, a third-person omniscient narrator, and the other, a first-person narrator, the central character Esther Summerson.

15. Insert the missing vowels to complete this one-word title of a literary classic. FRNKNSTN (Shelley)

From Quiz Literary Skeletons

Answer: Frankenstein

Mary Shelley, the British author and wife of the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, published the novel "Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus" anonymously in 1818. She began writing the work when she was only nineteen!

16. "Disappeared In A Quick Burst of Flatulence". Which one book author might not have had the same success if this title had been used?

From Quiz It's Time For A Change

Answer: Margaret Mitchell

The book is "Gone With The Wind". It was the only book Margaret Mitchell ever wrote. She had started the sequel but was knocked down by a car and killed before she had a chance to finish writing it. The book has become a firm favourite, and is viewed by many as a classic story of the American Civil War.

17. Did our SHOCK HERO SMELL when Dr Watson visited him at 221B Baker Street?

From Quiz Finding Mr Right

Answer: Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle bought us the legendary Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr Watson. From his house at 221B Baker Street in London, Sherlock went on to solve many murders and mysteries, including "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (1892) and "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (1902).

18. Diminutive Members of the Male Gender

From Quiz Novels by Women in Other Words

Answer: Little Men

Louisa May Alcott published "Little Men" in 1871. It had a longer title, "Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys." Many readers of the times wanted to know what happened to Jo from "Little Women." There is a third novel which develops Jo's life more, the 1886 book, "Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to 'Little Men.'"

19. A canyon or gorge where Barbie and her friends hang out?

From Quiz Alternative Novels

Answer: Valley of the Dolls

Written by Jacqueline Susann, the hugely successful novel was published in 1966. Due to its popularity it paved the way for numerous female writers. Hollywood bought the film rights to the novel and filmed it in 1967 casting Sharon Tate in one of the major roles. Sadly, Sharon would later become one of the victims of the infamous Manson family in 1969.

20. Disappeared With A Burp

From Quiz I'm Entitled to This

Answer: Gone With The Wind

Written by Margaret Mitchell, and made into a movie starring the incomparable Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, this is the story of love and passion during and after the American Civil War.

21. Leaving Pencey Prep. The world is full of phonies Except old Phoebe.

From Quiz Literary Haiku

Answer: Catcher In the Rye

'Catcher In the Rye' was written by notorious recluse J.D. Salinger. In this, his most famous work, the narrator Holden Caulfield relates how he was expelled from his prep school and makes his way home to New York City without telling his parents. Phoebe is his beloved sister. Holden's got issues with society, seeing everyone as sell-outs and phonies. 'The Chocolate War' is about a teen's confrontation with a gang in high school; it was written by that master of pessimistic youth fiction, Robert Cormier. 'The Lords Of Discipline' is about four friends at a military institute and was written by Pat Conroy. 'Decline And Fall' is a satire of English manners, following the misadventures of a man who is expelled from Oxford; it is by Evelyn Waugh.

22. Inspirational pamphlet for the American Revolution written by Thomas Paine; Jane Austen's 1811 novel about the Dashwood sisters.

From Quiz Literary Mergers

Answer: Common Sense and Sensibility

At the time "Common Sense" was written, the only book that sold better was "The Bible." The most acclaimed adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility" for the screen was Ang Lee's in 1995 which starred Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet as the Dashwood sisters and featured Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman.

23. There was a young man of Verona Saw Rosaline and wanted to own her. She said "Nothing doing", So he fell for her cousin But feuds, potions, daggers have blown her. Who is the Shakespearean hero described?

From Quiz Loony Literary Limericks

Answer: Romeo

Romeo had already fallen for a Capulet (Rosaline) across the divide of the family feud. He just looked for trouble. Juliet couldn't resist (like many a fourteen year olds).

24. Add the letters 'A' and 'M' to the word 'INTEREST', move the letters around, and you'll get the name of a work that was written by ...?

From Quiz Literary Word Play

Answer: Sinclair Lewis

'MAIN STREET'. Probably the best known work by this Nobel Prize winner (who also did 'Babbitt', 'Arrowsmith' and 'Elmer Gantry'.)

25. Elevated railway + Finish of race + Not well

From Quiz Tolkien Characters by Definitions

Answer: Elendil

El + End + Ill Elendil was a Numenorean Man of Gondor. His name means 'elf-friend' and 'lover of stars" in Quenya. He was given the surname Voronda which means 'steadfast' or 'faithful' after he remained loyal to the elves throughout Sauron's dominance of Numenor. At over 7-foot tall, he was also known as Elendil the Tall and, later, as High King of the United Kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor which he founded with his sons.

26. A synonym for trembles + A small juicy fruit + Fifth letter of the alphabet.

From Quiz Fragmented Authors

Answer: Shakespeare

There can be few people who haven't come across the works of William Shakespeare during their formative years. Born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564, this English playwright authored 39 known plays in addition to numerous sonnets, and is considered by many to be the world's greatest ever dramatist. In 1582 at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, and three children were born to them, Susanna the eldest and also twins Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet was only eleven years old when he died in 1596, possibly having contracted bubonic plague. It has been suggested by some Shakespearean scholars that Hamnet's death may have influenced his writing of the play "Hamlet" and also "King John" and "Twelfth Night".

27. Which book deals with the world's most famous castaway? Steal + Place to put rubbish + Male offspring AND People who sail a boat + Join with a stitch

From Quiz Literature By Definitions

Answer: Robinson Crusoe

Rob + Bin + Son AND Crew + Sew "Robinson Crusoe" was written by English author Daniel Defoe and published in 1719. The first edition was written in an autobiographical style and Crusoe was noted as its author, so it was originally believed to be a true story. It is considered to be one of the most published books in history and has been adapted for radio, television series and films. It has even been staged as a pantomime and an opera.

28. This one might haunt you if you get it wrong: BNQ

From Quiz A Litany of Leaping Lords

Answer: Banquo

Lord Banquo is a character in William Shakespeare's famous play "MacBeth". MacBeth has Banquo murdered because MacBeth suspects Banquo knows he is behind the murder of King Duncan. Also, MacBeth feels insecure in his newly acquired power with Banquo and his son Fleance alive. Banquo's ghost proceeds to haunt MacBeth, causing him to become madder and madder.

29. Am lid tick hens hon What author's name has been fractured here?

From Quiz Broken Up Vic Lit 'Chicks'

Answer: Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was born in 1830. She attended schools until she was 17, after which she became progressively reclusive. She confined herself to her family's estate, then their house and eventually her room. She was a poetic genius whose output in her youth was prolific. She died of kidney disease at the age of 55 and penned the memorable first lines, "I'm nobody. Who are you? Are you - nobody- too?" She used hyphens to great effect. Her style is unique and her poems are remarkable for being highly introspective.

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