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31.
trivia quiz  I'm A Word Wizard 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Feb 07 13

A quiz on a collection of word wizards, also known as writers. Enjoy!
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zebra101
Feb 07 13
1140 plays
32.
trivia quiz  More Than Human 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, triviaking162, May 30 12

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?
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triviaking162
May 30 12
480 plays
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trivia quiz  Writers and Prisons 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Sep 17 04

Many writers have written about prisons - or have spent time there. Here are a few examples.
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robert362
Sep 17 04
1803 plays
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trivia quiz  Authors From India 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Insanity_In_Me, Jan 17 14

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.
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Insanity_In_Me
Jan 17 14
204 plays
35.
trivia quiz  Authors from India (Part II) 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Insanity_In_Me, Feb 16 14

This is second part of my books and author quiz. I hope you will enjoy! Good luck! Please rate the quiz!
Average
Insanity_In_Me
Feb 16 14
231 plays
36.
trivia quiz  Match The Right Writer To The Right Written Tome 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, sharonfaye, Nov 25 15

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.
Easy
sharonfaye
Nov 25 15
645 plays
37.
trivia quiz  Very Dramatic Lives of Creative People 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Jun 10 02

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.
Difficult
robert362
Jun 10 02
1422 plays
38.
trivia quiz  Midwest Authors 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, JMElston, Jan 30 15

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.
Tough
JMElston
Jan 30 15
237 plays
39.
trivia quiz  Fiction Derived From Life 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Aug 31 01

Many writers told fictional tales that had their origins in actual experiences.
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robert362
Aug 31 01
3633 plays
40.
trivia quiz  Collected Literary Oddities Vol. 2 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Jul 24 06

Writers it seems have as many quirks and foibles as the rest of us. See if you can identify the writers from my clues.
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bracklaman
Jul 24 06
495 plays
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trivia quiz  Lighthouses in Poetry, Literature and History 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Feb 01 05

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?
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bracklaman
Feb 01 05
480 plays
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trivia quiz  Poets Who Were Novelists and vice versa 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, alliefarrell, Dec 23 06

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
alliefarrell
Dec 23 06
675 plays
43.
trivia quiz  Writers And Their Muses 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Mar 23 01

'Behind every great man', they say ...
Tough
robert362
Mar 23 01
1065 plays
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trivia quiz  Collected Literary Oddities Vol. 1 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Jul 22 06

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
bracklaman
Jul 22 06
525 plays
45.
trivia quiz  Published Junkies 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, coldmachine45, Sep 13 12

Drugs and booze have fueled some fantastic writers. This quiz is dedicated to their lives and works.
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coldmachine45
Sep 13 12
456 plays
46.
trivia quiz  Initially Famous 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, cristabel56, Nov 24 08

Many authors, poets and playwrights are known by their initials rather than their forenames. Do you know the names behind the initials?
Difficult
cristabel56
Nov 24 08
933 plays
47.
trivia quiz  Interesting Facts about World Writers 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, chessart, Feb 19 00

I hope you enjoy taking this quiz as much as I have enjoyed putting it together. The world of the writer is indeed fascinating!
Difficult
chessart gold member
Feb 19 00
3261 plays
48.
trivia quiz  Meter Magic 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Irishrosy, May 06 13

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.
Tough
Irishrosy
May 06 13
291 plays
49.
trivia quiz  Dramatic Lives of Creative People 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Aug 11 00

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.
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robert362
Aug 11 00
2829 plays
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trivia quiz  More Dramatic Lives 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Aug 13 00

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.
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robert362
Aug 13 00
2298 plays
51.
trivia quiz  Authors I Love 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, May 18 08

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!
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zebra101
May 18 08
1245 plays
52.
trivia quiz  William Shakespeare: General Knowledge 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CharmedLivesOn, Jan 06 14

Here is a general knowledge quiz on William Shakespeare. Enjoy!
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CharmedLivesOn
Jan 06 14
879 plays
53.
trivia quiz  Common Bond - Find This Mystery Author 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, robynraymer, Oct 07 02

Robyn's 100th Quiz: With homage to linkan's celebrity quizzes. For each of the first ten questions, remember the first letter; put them together to find the answer to question 15.
Tough
robynraymer
Oct 07 02
1206 plays
54.
match quiz  What Is My Middle Name? 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, masfon, Jul 20 19

Remembering the middle name of a famous author is just a way to review what we know about this person.
Easy
masfon gold member
Jul 20 19
387 plays
55.
trivia quiz  Nick-Names and Pseudonyms of English Authors 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, indranil49, Jul 12 14

This is a quiz on the nicknames and pseudonyms of English authors who became immortal by writing great literary works. The quiz has been written with an emphasis on the funny aspects of the authors and tries to be informative.
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indranil49
Jul 12 14
495 plays
56.
trivia quiz  Comedic Playwrights Through History 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, GWU_Boy, Nov 24 02

Try your luck at various comedic playwrights from ancient Rome to ones who are still living today.
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GWU_Boy
Nov 24 02
1071 plays
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trivia quiz  Overlooked or Forgotten Writers 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Dec 10 00

Many of the so-called 'masters' seem to have been overlooked recently. See which ones you recognize.
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robert362
Dec 10 00
2823 plays
58.
trivia quiz  Writers and Actors 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Jan 30 01

Take a look at the lives of some interesting people.
Tough
robert362
Jan 30 01
1893 plays
59.
trivia quiz  Who Literally Said What About Which Literary Great 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, Oct 31 02

Who literally made the following praiseworthy or not so praiseworthy statements about which literary heavyweights? Multiple choice.
Average
Engadine
Oct 31 02
774 plays
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trivia quiz   Dramatic Lives of Literary People 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Feb 16 04

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
robert362
Feb 16 04
603 plays
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