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144 quizzes and 2,016 trivia questions.
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  19th Century American Literary Men - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is about the lives of some 19th century American authors, their interactions and relationships.
Tough, 10 Qns, GLBlesi, Apr 12 19
Tough
GLBlesi
Apr 12 19
211 plays
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  Author! Author! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
You likely know all of these authors, and intimately know their works of prose. But what do you know of their backgrounds? Can you determine which authors I'm describing?
Easier, 10 Qns, reedy, Jan 22 22
Easier
reedy gold member
Jan 22 22
475 plays
3.
  Authors from A to Z top quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
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).
Easier, 15 Qns, shechamellion, Oct 04 19
Easier
shechamellion
Oct 04 19
9495 plays
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  Drink up me Hearties best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz concerns ten famous writers who were influenced somewhat by alcohol before, during or after their writing careers.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, christopherm, Aug 15 13
Very Easy
christopherm gold member
2886 plays
5.
  The Face Behind the Pen best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, 10 Qns, fringe, Jun 15 04
Average
fringe gold member
8398 plays
6.
  Literary Biographies best quiz - 20 questions - 6 mins
Twenty questions about twenty world famous writers. Each question provides only a single, but significant, event in their life. Can you identify them?
Tough, 20 Qns, Arlesienne, Dec 14 11
Tough
Arlesienne
3846 plays
7.
  I'm in Love top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz delves into the love lives of famous poets. Match each poet with the corresponding "I'm in love" clue.
Easier, 10 Qns, skylarb, Dec 28 19
Easier
skylarb gold member
Dec 28 19
533 plays
8.
  What Is My Middle Name? - 10 questions - 3 mins
Remembering the middle name of a famous author is just a way to review what we know about this person.
Easier, 10 Qns, masfon, May 03 20
Easier
masfon gold member
May 03 20
816 plays
9.
  Literary Suicides top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, 10 Qns, alexicon, Jan 07 07
Average
alexicon
5922 plays
10.
  I'm in Love (Part II) popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Ten more poets, ten more love stories. Match these poets with the corresponding description of their love lives.
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Jan 11 20
Average
skylarb gold member
Jan 11 20
299 plays
trivia question Quick Question
I am known as "The Master of Horror" and I've written "The Running Man" and "Carrie". Who am I?

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  Oddities of the Literary World best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Oct 21 12
Tough
thejazzkickazz gold member
3825 plays
12.
  Female Firsts in Literature popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Women have achieved some wonderful things in the world of literature. Can you match these ten accomplishments to the correct female author?
Easier, 10 Qns, helen295, Sep 29 19
Easier
helen295 gold member
Sep 29 19
426 plays
13.
  Writer's Block top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Apr 03 18
Average
kyleisalive editor
Apr 03 18
442 plays
14.
  Women Authors great trivia quiz - 15 questions - 8 mins
March is Women's History Month, and this quiz celebrates the great contributions women have made to literature, both early and modern.
Tough, 15 Qns, bullymom, Jul 04 15
Tough
bullymom
3893 plays
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Books open our minds and expand our imaginations. This quiz takes a look at the brilliant minds who created those literary gifts which inspire us to think big and never stop dreaming.
Easier, 10 Qns, sharonfaye, Oct 06 21
Easier
sharonfaye
Oct 06 21
793 plays
16.
  Authors' FAQs on Writing best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, 10 Qns, uglybird, Aug 13 13
Average
uglybird gold member
2261 plays
17.
  Choo Choose Thomas! Part 2 popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Sep 29 17
Average
ponycargirl editor
Sep 29 17
339 plays
18.
  Those Scribbling Jailbirds top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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?
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Jul 14 11
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
896 plays
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  The Family Ties that Bind Us top quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Aug 08 13
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
814 plays
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  Kick The Bucket - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, Tony_TV_King, May 24 14
Average
Tony_TV_King
959 plays
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  Authors - Bits and Pieces great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz discusses ten famous authors and some little known facts about them, some comical, some less so. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, Creedy, Mar 14 16
Tough
Creedy gold member
Mar 14 16
782 plays
22.
Can you identify these well known writers who only used initials for their christian names.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zambesi, Apr 23 19
Very Easy
zambesi
Apr 23 19
674 plays
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  Ten Romantics popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, 10 Qns, skylarb, Jun 20 17
Tough
skylarb gold member
Jun 20 17
2416 plays
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  Author Anagrams best quiz - 15 questions - 11 mins
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, 15 Qns, TabbyTom, Aug 17 05
Difficult
TabbyTom gold member
2146 plays
25.
  Writers of the Ancient World - 10 questions - 3 mins
All these writers have had great impact on modern society in the different field they chose.
Easier, 10 Qns, Babilonia, Sep 03 17
Easier
Babilonia gold member
Sep 03 17
500 plays
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  I'm A Word Wizard popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A quiz on a collection of word wizards, also known as writers. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Feb 22 13
Average
zebra101
1433 plays
27.
  Anecdotes About European Authors popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is about meaningful anecdotes from the lives of major European authors.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Mar 04 04
Average
flem-ish
1658 plays
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  Authorial Family Ties great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 10 Qns, sallyo, Aug 30 13
Average
sallyo
1976 plays
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  Shelley & Mary & Byron & Claire best quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, 10 Qns, gretas, Apr 03 07
Difficult
gretas
819 plays
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  The Author's Kitchen popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This is a quiz about various influential authors. Each question will consist of a quote and some information regarding the author in question. Good luck and enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, gkaz4, Mar 01 15
Average
gkaz4
360 plays
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  Might Makes Write popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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, 10 Qns, Avalice, Oct 27 19
Average
Avalice
Oct 27 19
382 plays
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  The In Crowd - 10 questions - 4 mins
The Bloomsbury Group, or Bloomsbury Set, was an intellectual group of people that included writers, philosophers, and artists. Just who was part of The In Crowd?
Average, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Oct 20 21
Average
ClaudiaCat gold member
Oct 20 21
123 plays
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  Authors of India popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
It's quiz about authors of India. Have Fun! Please rate and leave a feedback. Thanks!
Average, 10 Qns, LoveAnimals555, Sep 14 16
Average
LoveAnimals555
Sep 14 16
186 plays
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  Famous Authors And Poets Biographies popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, 10 Qns, kristian88, Oct 27 18
Average
kristian88
Oct 27 18
3325 plays
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  Interesting Facts about World Writers - 10 questions - 5 mins
I hope you enjoy taking this quiz as much as I have enjoyed putting it together. The world of the writer is indeed fascinating!
Tough, 10 Qns, chessart, Aug 12 04
Tough
chessart gold member
3423 plays
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A member of Funtrivia is a retired light house keeper. This got me thinking about how lighthouses have featured as symbols of potency and hope in poetry, history and literature. Can you cast a beam of light on these questions?
Average, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Feb 01 05
Average
bracklaman
544 plays
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  Writers Of The Western Isles - 10 questions - 4 mins
The islands off the west coast of Europe have produced some notable authors over the years. Match these 10 modern writers to their birthplaces: England, Scotland, Wales, or Ireland.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 02 20
Average
darksplash gold member
Jul 02 20
192 plays
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  Authors from India (Part II) - 10 questions - 3 mins
This is second part of my books and author quiz. I hope you will enjoy! Good luck! Please rate the quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, Insanity_In_Me, Aug 01 14
Average
Insanity_In_Me
259 plays
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  Round and Round the Table popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, 10 Qns, Englizzie, Oct 02 20
Average
Englizzie
Oct 02 20
616 plays
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  Writers and Prisons - 10 questions - 3 mins
Many writers have written about prisons - or have spent time there. Here are a few examples.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Mar 18 11
Average
robert362
1921 plays
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  Meter Magic - 10 questions - 4 mins
A collection of poets who have charmed me with their magical use of meter, rhyme, and imagery in their poetry. Included will be a couplet from the poem cited in the question, just to whet your poetic appetite.
Average, 10 Qns, Irishrosy, Feb 13 16
Average
Irishrosy
Feb 13 16
324 plays
42.
  Fantastic Writers! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Can you identify these great science fiction writers from their biographical details?
Average, 10 Qns, Flamis, Feb 15 10
Average
Flamis
886 plays
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  Fiction Derived From Life - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many writers told fictional tales that had their origins in actual experiences.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Sep 28 16
Average
robert362
Sep 28 16
3718 plays
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  Famous Polish Writers popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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, 10 Qns, beatka, Mar 05 08
Tough
beatka gold member
604 plays
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  Authors I Love - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz is about my ten favorite authors for young adults. I will tell you about them and you tell me who I'm talking about. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Sep 20 18
Average
zebra101
Sep 20 18
1282 plays
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  Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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, 10 Qns, Englizzie, Oct 18 14
Tough
Englizzie
602 plays
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  More Than Human - 10 questions - 4 mins
Some authors write about humans. However, some authors write about more than just humans. This quiz is about those authors. How much do you know about these science fiction and fantasy writers?
Average, 10 Qns, triviaking162, May 30 12
Average
triviaking162
541 plays
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  Collected Literary Oddities Vol. 2 - 10 questions - 4 mins
Writers it seems have as many quirks and foibles as the rest of us. See if you can identify the writers from my clues.
Average, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Feb 22 15
Average
bracklaman
531 plays
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  Midwest Authors - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a quiz about authors with Midwest connections by members of the MidWest USA Team. How much do you know about these famous writers? Take our quiz and learn more.
Average, 10 Qns, JMElston, Jan 30 15
Average
JMElston
261 plays
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  Poets Who Were Novelists and vice versa - 10 questions - 7 mins
I will give you a sample of poetry, and a list of novels to choose from. Can you match the poetry to the novel, without knowing the author's name? Good luck and have fun!
Difficult, 10 Qns, alliefarrell, Dec 23 06
Difficult
alliefarrell
700 plays
51.
  Ancient Roman Writers - 10 questions - 5 mins
Ancient Rome produced many famous and talented writers. Test how much you much you know about them and their works.
Tough, 10 Qns, nerthus, Jul 31 06
Tough
nerthus
1083 plays
52.
  From the Lives of English-writing Authors - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is about anecdotes and facts from the lives of British, and occasionally American, Irish or other authors writing in English.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jul 30 14
Tough
flem-ish
858 plays
53.
  Authors From India (Part I) - 10 questions - 3 mins
India is a great country and there are many authors from India. Take this quiz and enjoy. This is my first quiz. I hope you get to know about Indian authors.
Average, 10 Qns, Insanity_In_Me, Feb 20 22
Average
Insanity_In_Me
Feb 20 22
220 plays
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  Collected Literary Oddities Vol. 1 - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz investigates some quirks and oddities of the writers, authors, poets and playwrights who have contributed to the literature I have enjoyed so much. I invite you to share them with me.
Tough, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Aug 03 16
Tough
bracklaman
Aug 03 16
552 plays
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  Common Bond - Find This Mystery Author - 15 questions - 5 mins
For each of the first ten questions, remember the first letter; put them together to find the answer to question 15.
Tough, 15 Qns, robynraymer, Sep 20 22
Tough
robynraymer
Sep 20 22
1237 plays
56.
  Right Makes Write - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here is a list of 10 writers associated with the "right" or conservative causes. These are all fiction writers and are not necessarily known for writing or talking about their political views.
Average, 10 Qns, RollTidewinner, Jan 01 14
Average
RollTidewinner
441 plays
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  Comedic Playwrights Through History - 15 questions - 6 mins
Try your luck at various comedic playwrights from ancient Rome to ones who are still living today.
Average, 15 Qns, GWU_Boy, Feb 04 06
Average
GWU_Boy
1090 plays
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  More Dramatic Lives - 10 questions - 4 mins
For those of you who enjoyed the original, this is another look at the dramatic lives of creative people. I hope you enjoy this one, too.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Jan 11 18
Average
robert362
Jan 11 18
2385 plays
59.
  A Literary Gazetteer of Wales popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Jun 27 07
Tough
bracklaman
339 plays
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Who literally made the following praiseworthy or not so praiseworthy statements about which literary heavyweights? Multiple choice.
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, Jul 21 15
Average
Engadine
799 plays
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  Initially Famous - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many authors, poets and playwrights are known by their initials rather than their forenames. Do you know the names behind the initials?
Tough, 10 Qns, cristabel56, Nov 25 08
Tough
cristabel56
960 plays
62.
  Interesting Facts About Famous Writers - 10 questions - 4 mins
Every person has something unusually interesting about them. Here is a quiz with some little known facts about some of our best loved writers.
Tough, 10 Qns, mnina, Jul 30 20
Tough
mnina
Jul 30 20
966 plays
63.
  Very Dramatic Lives of Creative People - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is another of my quizzes about the dramatic lives of creative people. This one deals entirely with authors. You may not know the answers, but (hopefully) you'll find the information interesting.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Feb 05 12
Tough
robert362
1450 plays
64.
  Published Junkies - 10 questions - 5 mins
Drugs and booze have fueled some fantastic writers. This quiz is dedicated to their lives and works.
Average, 10 Qns, coldmachine45, Sep 23 13
Average
coldmachine45
480 plays
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  Overlooked or Forgotten Writers - 10 questions - 3 mins
Many of the so-called 'masters' seem to have been overlooked recently. See which ones you recognize.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Feb 10 16
Average
robert362
Feb 10 16
2856 plays
66.
  Dramatic Lives of Creative People - 10 questions - 3 mins
Many of the truly creative people (writers, artists, musicians) have greater drama in their lives than in their works. See what you know about some of them.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Aug 23 10
Tough
robert362
2860 plays
67.
  More Authors Who Also Wrote Hymns - 10 questions - 5 mins
These are all authors from the U.K. who also wrote hymns that are included in modern hymnals. They wrote novels, children's books, poetry and non-fiction. The questions concern their lives and achievements.
Tough, 10 Qns, GLBlesi, Apr 19 19
Tough
GLBlesi
Apr 19 19
102 plays
68.
  Authors Who Also Wrote Hymns - 10 questions - 5 mins
All of these writers wrote one or more hymns that have made it into our modern hymnals. All were in 19th century America. They were primarily novelists, poets and essayists. This quiz pertains mostly to their lives and occupations, sometimes their works.
Tough, 10 Qns, GLBlesi, Apr 17 19
Tough
GLBlesi
Apr 17 19
123 plays
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  Writers And Their Muses - 10 questions - 4 mins
'Behind every great man', they say ...
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Dec 21 09
Tough
robert362
1092 plays
70.
  Last Poet Standing - 10 questions - 5 mins
We all love poems. But do we know when great poets lived? Or when they died? Let see if you can guess, for each quartet of poets, which one was the last to depart.
Tough, 10 Qns, zordy, Nov 25 10
Tough
zordy gold member
318 plays
71.
  Writers and Actors - 10 questions - 4 mins
Take a look at the lives of some interesting people.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Nov 20 06
Tough
robert362
1928 plays
72.
  Weird Facts About Authors - 5 questions - 3 mins
Following are mixed trivia questions about authors.
Tough, 5 Qns, ravenskye, Jun 01 06
Tough
ravenskye
1908 plays
73.
  Dramatic Lives of Literary People - 10 questions - 6 mins
This is another in my series of quizzes about the dramatic lives of creative people. It's difficult, perhaps, but (hopefully) interesting and informative.
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Jul 03 09
Difficult
robert362
634 plays
74.
  Romanticism and Critical Theory - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a quiz about the Romantics and some basic theory stuff that I'm currently revising, I'll give you a quotation and you simply have to choose the person who wrote it. The theory is all mixed up with the Romantics :)
Difficult, 10 Qns, Angelic101, Sep 08 07
Difficult
Angelic101
370 plays
75.
  The Benchleys - 15 questions - 6 mins
About the famed three-generation literary family.
Difficult, 15 Qns, tjoebigham, Oct 17 16
Difficult
tjoebigham
Oct 17 16
194 plays
76.
  Author, Author! - 10 questions - 6 mins
I just love to read, and here are some questions about my favourite authors.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ecnalubma, Feb 10 11
Difficult
ecnalubma
667 plays
77.
  Useless Stuff About Writers - 10 questions - 6 mins
Some odd facts about certain poets, novelists, and playwrights.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, purtysurly, Mar 03 22
Very Difficult
purtysurly
Mar 03 22
1168 plays
78.
  Quotes from the Literary Gods - 5 questions - 5 mins
Some of my favorite people of old generated the following quotes, which I now present for your enjoyment...indulge!
Difficult, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Aug 02 05
Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
573 plays
79.
  Authors and their Epitaphs - 5 questions - 5 mins
I'll supply a line or two from a famous author's epitaph (tombstone inscription). You choose the author to whom it belongs.
Very Difficult, 5 Qns, ravenskye, Mar 03 22
Very Difficult
ravenskye
Mar 03 22
1410 plays
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