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trivia quiz  Literary Biographies cool 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, Arlesienne, Nov 29 06

Twenty questions about twenty world famous writers. Each question provides only a single, but significant, event in their life. Can you identify them?
Tough
Arlesienne
Nov 29 06
3720 plays
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trivia quiz  Author Anagrams cool 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, TabbyTom, Jan 01 05

Fifteen British and American authors introduce themselves with anagrams of their names (in capitals) and a few more clues (usually references to their works). Many anagrams were generated by Anagram Genius software. Fill in the blanks with the names.
Difficult
TabbyTom gold member
Jan 01 05
2091 plays
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trivia quiz  Oddities of the Literary World cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Jun 16 03

Reading about the lives of the most famous authors of history could very well be more interesting than reading the works they produced! Here are some examples of my findings...
Tough
thejazzkickazz gold member
Jun 16 03
3747 plays
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trivia quiz  The Face Behind the Pen cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, fringe, Sep 26 02

You know the name, the clues are just a bit more personal than usual! Who is the famous author--all multiple-choice so take a guess.
Average
fringe gold member
Sep 26 02
8148 plays
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trivia quiz  Shelley & Mary & Byron & Claire cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, gretas, Dec 09 06

If poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and his wife Mary were alive today, their bios would sound like a "True Hollywood Story" episode on E! And so does this quiz about them and their inner circle. How much dirt can you dish?
Difficult
gretas
Dec 09 06
771 plays
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trivia quiz  Drink up me Hearties cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, christopherm, Aug 15 13

This quiz concerns ten famous writers who were influenced somewhat by alcohol before, during or after their writing careers.
Very Easy
christopherm gold member
Aug 15 13
2526 plays
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trivia quiz  Authors' FAQs on Writing cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Nov 09 04

This quiz concerns writer's opinions about their craft. Each question will involve facts about the author, the author's name and a quotation (FAQ). Two of the three will be provided, and you must choose the third.
Average
uglybird
Nov 09 04
2115 plays
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trivia quiz  Those Scribbling Jailbirds cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Jul 01 11

All of us were American or British writers who spent time in jail--writing before, during, or after our imprisonment. Can you guess who we are?
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alaspooryoric gold member
Jul 01 11
819 plays
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trivia quiz  Literary Suicides cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alexicon, Jan 07 07

Many brilliant writers have chosen to end their own lives. I will provide the method of choice, and details of their work; can you name the author? (Extra clues will be provided for less well known writers).
Average
alexicon
Jan 07 07
5697 plays
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trivia quiz  Authors from A to Z cool 15 questions
Easy, 15 Qns, shechamellion, Nov 10 05

From the clues I give, can you name these notable authors? The answers will be their names in alphabetical order beginning with "A" and ending with "O" (not actually A to Z).
Easy
shechamellion
Nov 10 05
9150 plays
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trivia quiz  The Family Ties that Bind Us cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Jul 15 13

The families that write together share the limelight together, or something like that. See what you know about famous writers who were kin to other famous writers.
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alaspooryoric gold member
Jul 15 13
723 plays
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trivia quiz  Writer's Block cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Mar 31 18

Every writer gets stuck. Ten authors in this quiz, however, have surefire ways to break free of writer's block. See if you can identify them from their methods. Good luck!
Average
kyleisalive editor
Mar 31 18
300 plays
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trivia quiz  Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Englizzie, Jul 21 09

Lady Caroline Lamb described Lord Byron as "Mad, bad and dangerous to know". A look at his tumultuous life, and to hell with the poetry!
Tough
Englizzie
Jul 21 09
564 plays
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trivia quiz  Women Authors cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, bullymom, Feb 23 02

March is Women's History Month, and this quiz celebrates the great contributions women have made to literature, both early and modern.
Tough
bullymom
Feb 23 02
3831 plays
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trivia quiz  Authors of India cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, LoveAnimals555, Sep 07 16

It's quiz about authors of India. Have Fun! Please rate and leave a feedback. Thanks!
Average
LoveAnimals555
Sep 07 16
147 plays
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trivia quiz  Authors - Bits and Pieces cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 15 12

This quiz discusses ten famous authors and some little known facts about them, some comical, some less so. Good luck!
Tough
Creedy gold member
Mar 15 12
741 plays
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trivia quiz  Authorial Family Ties cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, sallyo, Jan 29 07

The following names are all of well-known writers and some of their family members. See if you can match the first names with the correct surname. All writers have had large sales and amassed great popularity, so none is obscure. Most are British.
Average
sallyo
Jan 29 07
1851 plays
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trivia quiz  Anecdotes About European Authors cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Sep 24 03

This quiz is about meaningful anecdotes from the lives of major European authors.
Tough
flem-ish
Sep 24 03
1464 plays
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trivia quiz  Ancient Roman Writers cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, nerthus, Apr 15 02

Ancient Rome produced many famous and talented writers. Test how much you much you know about them and their works.
Tough
nerthus
Apr 15 02
1050 plays
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trivia quiz  Round and Round the Table cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Englizzie, Aug 05 09

Dorothy Parker is synonymous with the Algonquin Round Table in 1920s New York. However, we shall look at some of the other witty writers and critics who helped form the Algonquin's sometimes vitriolic magic.
Average
Englizzie
Aug 05 09
591 plays
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trivia quiz  Ten Romantics 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, skylarb, Jul 14 03

This is my second quiz on the Romantics. This time, you'll get two clues for each person: a biographical fact, and a quote from a work.
Tough
skylarb gold member
Jul 14 03
2208 plays
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trivia quiz  Might Makes Write 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Avalice, Jul 22 16

You may know these people for the stories they wrote, but you may be quite surprised to learn of their military records. Here are ten novelists, poets, and playwrights that have shown the might of the pen and the sword.
Average
Avalice
Jul 22 16
345 plays
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trivia quiz  Choo Choose Thomas! Part 2 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Sep 29 17

There is no doubt that the railroad system in the UK has greatly influenced its history. Living near the main line of a railroad also inspired a man to create a world where steam engines had personalities and met the same challenges as human beings.
Average
ponycargirl editor
Sep 29 17
216 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous Polish Writers 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, beatka, Mar 19 03

This quiz deals with the most outstanding Polish novelists, playwrights and poets, many of whom gained a huge recognition and an everlasting place in the world's literature. All questions are multiple choice.
Tough
beatka gold member
Mar 19 03
582 plays
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trivia quiz  Writers of the Ancient World 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Babilonia, Sep 01 17

All these writers have had great impact on modern society in the different field they chose.
Easy
Babilonia gold member
Sep 01 17
423 plays
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trivia quiz  A Literary Gazetteer of Wales 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Jun 26 07

Wales is much more than a Land of Song. I offer you a literary guided tour of my homeland with clues to famous authors and story settings and ask you to tell me where in Wales they lived or were based.
Tough
bracklaman
Jun 26 07
324 plays
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trivia quiz  Famous Authors And Poets Biographies 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, kristian88, Jul 24 03

Quite simple really, this quiz. I will give you some biographical details of an author or poet and some of their works and you just have to name them. Easy peasy. Enjoy!
Average
kristian88
Jul 24 03
3282 plays
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trivia quiz  Kick The Bucket 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Tony_TV_King, May 24 14

This quiz is about authors and poets who have "kicked the bucket" or "are no longer with us, on this earth." I hope you enjoy these questions on the deaths and careers of ten famous writers.
Average
Tony_TV_King
May 24 14
777 plays
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trivia quiz  Fables I: Aesop's Life 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, riobr, Mar 18 08

What do you know about fables and their authors? Let's recall some facts about Aesop's life in this quiz. Enjoy your trip back in time.
Tough
riobr
Mar 18 08
477 plays
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trivia quiz  Fantastic Writers! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Flamis, Feb 15 10

Can you identify these great science fiction writers from their biographical details?
Average
Flamis
Feb 15 10
861 plays
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