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Want to learn more about the lives of the beat poets? Or do you want to show off your knowledge of the Welsh literary world? Then this is the place to do it.   

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match quiz  Match Writers with only Initials to their Name 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zambesi, Apr 22 19

Can you identify these well known writers who only used initials for their christian names.
Very Easy
zambesi gold member
Apr 22 19
552 plays
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.
Oct 31 02
777 plays
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.
Feb 16 04
606 plays
trivia quiz  Quotes from the Literary Gods 5 questions
Difficult, 5 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Sep 04 00

Some of my favorite people of old generated the following quotes, which I now present for your enjoyment...indulge!
thejazzkickazz gold member
Sep 04 00
549 plays
trivia quiz  Weird Facts About Authors 5 questions
Tough, 5 Qns, ravenskye, Mar 20 01

Following are mixed trivia questions about authors.
Mar 20 01
1887 plays
trivia quiz  The Life of Roget 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Feb 15 15

This quiz is about the life and times of P.M. Roget of thesaurus fame.
Feb 15 15
147 plays
trivia quiz  Useless Stuff About Writers 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, purtysurly, Aug 25 01

Some odd facts about certain poets, novelists, and playwrights.
Very Difficult
Aug 25 01
1146 plays
trivia quiz  Authors and their Epitaphs 5 questions
Very Difficult, 5 Qns, ravenskye, Mar 20 01

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
Mar 20 01
1377 plays
trivia quiz  Author! Author! 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, msgene, Mar 24 00

From the classics to modern day prose - see if you can guess who these famous authors are! Good luck!
Mar 24 00
3183 plays
trivia quiz  Interesting Facts About Famous Writers 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, mnina, Dec 14 03

Every person has something unusually interesting about them. Here is a quiz with some little known facts about some of our best loved writers.
Dec 14 03
945 plays
trivia quiz  More Authors Who Also Wrote Hymns 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, GLBlesi, Apr 19 19

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.
Apr 19 19
93 plays
trivia quiz  More About Shakespeare 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Mixamatosis, Feb 24 19

This is my second quiz about Shakespeare - his life and times. You will not need to know the detail of his plays to play this quiz, but an interest in Shakespeare should help you.
Mixamatosis gold member
Feb 24 19
192 plays
trivia quiz  From the Lives of English-writing Authors 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Sep 27 03

This quiz is about anecdotes and facts from the lives of British, and occasionally American, Irish or other authors writing in English.
Sep 27 03
840 plays
trivia quiz  The "Marvel"ous Stan Lee 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, pennie1478, May 26 15

Ten questions dealing with the life of the marvelous Stan Lee.
May 26 15
183 plays
trivia quiz  Right Makes Write 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, RollTidewinner, Dec 30 13

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.
RollTidewinner gold member
Dec 30 13
411 plays
trivia quiz  Last Poet Standing 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, zordy, Nov 24 10

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.
zordy gold member
Nov 24 10
306 plays
trivia quiz  19th Century American Literary Men 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, GLBlesi, Apr 12 19

This quiz is about the lives of some 19th century American authors, their interactions and relationships.
Apr 12 19
195 plays
trivia quiz  Nirod C. Chaudhury, the controversial Indian 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, indranil49, Mar 14 13

Nirod C. Chaudhury was a scholar par excellence. He was also a prolific but controversial writer. He wrote both in English and in Bengali. His English was influenced by the typical pragmatic and sanskritized Bengali style of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee.
Mar 14 13
150 plays
trivia quiz  Authors Who Also Wrote Hymns 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, GLBlesi, Apr 17 19

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.
Apr 17 19
114 plays
trivia quiz  Romanticism and Critical Theory 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, Angelic101, May 14 01

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 :)
May 14 01
360 plays
trivia quiz  Author, Author! 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, ecnalubma, May 25 06

I just love to read, and here are some questions about my favourite authors.
May 25 06
642 plays
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