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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!
Difficult
thejazzkickazz gold member
Sep 04 00
546 plays
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trivia quiz  Weird Facts About Authors 5 questions
Tough, 5 Qns, ravenskye, Mar 20 01

Following are mixed trivia questions about authors.
Tough
ravenskye
Mar 20 01
1881 plays
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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.
Tough
pennie1478
Feb 15 15
147 plays
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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
purtysurly
Aug 25 01
1143 plays
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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
525 plays
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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.
Tough
flem-ish
Sep 27 03
837 plays
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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
ravenskye
Mar 20 01
1374 plays
68.
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!
Tough
msgene
Mar 24 00
3180 plays
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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.
Tough
mnina
Dec 14 03
945 plays
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trivia quiz  More About Shakespeare 10 questions
Tough, 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.
Tough
Mixamatosis gold member
Feb 24 19
177 plays
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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.
Tough
pennie1478
May 26 15
183 plays
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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.
Average
RollTidewinner gold member
Dec 30 13
408 plays
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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.
Tough
GLBlesi
Apr 19 19
84 plays
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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.
Tough
zordy gold member
Nov 24 10
300 plays
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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.
Tough
GLBlesi
Apr 12 19
189 plays
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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.
Average
indranil49
Mar 14 13
147 plays
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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 :)
Difficult
Angelic101
May 14 01
354 plays
78.
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.
Difficult
ecnalubma
May 25 06
633 plays
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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.
Tough
GLBlesi
Apr 17 19
102 plays
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