Literature Quizzes

Literature at Sporcle is much more than just a Shakespeare quiz. If your style is more Quidditch than King Lear, you can test your knowledge of Hogwarts with a Harry Potter quiz a thousand times over. Whether you've read all the Lord of the Rings books or are looking for a good Twilight quiz , or you prefer the work of a more classical author, there is an online game for you. It's time to put down that novel and test your knowledge with a book quiz. There are hundreds of literature quizzes to choose from, so your hardest question may be where to start.

Today's Featured Game

Literature By World City
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Pick the city in which each book is set.
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'C' Authors
These authors help give the letter C a good name in the literary world.
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LOTR Character by Quote II
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Name the LOTR character from the quote.
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Novels by Map
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Can you name each book by their corresponding map?
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Westeros, Middle-Earth or Narnia?
Don your wizards robe and sword for this adventure...
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74th Hunger Games Bunker
This quiz is just as tough to bust as District 13.
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Don DeLillo Novels
Today is author Don DeLillo's 78th birthday. Can you name the 16 novels he's written?
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Hunger Games: Odd One Out
If you're going to go with the odd one out, always choose the capital, there are some weird hairstyles.
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Panem Districts Shooting Gallery
It can get dangerous in some of these Panem districts.
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Famous Authors by Their Deaths
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Pick the famous authors by the way, location and year they died.
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Kids Book Series Shooting Gallery
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Pick the book that belongs in each series.
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Mockingjay's Squad 451
If you're looking for adventure and daring plans, look no further than Squad 451.
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Children's Book Grab Bag
You'll be surprised at the details you remember from these 15 books.
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Harry, Hunger, or Twilight? II
This is great and all, but what about Divergent? Star Wars?
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Literature Surnames A-Z
Names like 'Chuzzlewit' and 'Scrooge' are the main reason Charles Dickens was so successful.
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Nancy Drew Fill-in-the-Blank
If Nancy could solve mysteries, the least you can do is fill in these missing words.
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Literary Killer Click
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Match the literary killers and their victims.
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky Novels
This Russian knew how to write conflicted characters. Whew!
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Follow That Line: Poetry
You just might be a poet, even if you don't know it.
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Shakespeare in Three Panels
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Name the Shakespeare Plays from these Three Panel Comics.
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Literary Meal Time
You'll need to be a calorie burner after reading these page turners.
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Real or Fake: Harry Potter Spells
This all sounds like a load of mumbo-jumbo to us.
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Literature from 1900-1919
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Name the Literature of the 1910's.
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Arthurian legends
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Pick the People and Places connected with the Arthurian legends.
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Literature of the '60s
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Name the Literature of the '60s.
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Poetry Shooting Gallery
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Match the correct poems with their authors.
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Female Author Match-Up
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Match the female authors to their female characters.
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'S' Authors
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Name the authors whose last names begin with S.
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Harold Bloom on Authors
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Pick the author about whom Harold Bloom* is writing.
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Hogwarts Professors A-Z
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Can you name a known Hogwarts professor (by LAST name) for each letter of the alphabet?
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Shakespeare Monologue Word Clouds
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Name the Shakespeare character who speaks the monologue represented in each word cloud.
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Recent popular comments in Literature

  1. Adjectives in Books
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    Totally mixed up my "peculiar", "strange" and "curious".
  2. Male Author Match-Up
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    So...there's a picture of Tyrion Lannister on the front page for this quiz just because he's a...male character? Even though neither he nor his creator are part of the quiz? That's...random.
  3. Follow That Line: Poetry
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    @Heregoom I don't recognise the poem, but I imagine the next line is "With your bitter, twisted lies"
  4. Literary Meal Time
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    "The trout of wrath" was the original title for Jaws. Somebody later pitched the idea that a shark would be scarier. Also, they would indeed need a bigger boat because, "come on, how big can trouts get?". The final straw was when a fisherman passing by the set, noticed the pile of dead trouts near the dock and yelled "they need freshwater you mugs!".True story.
  5. Adjectives in Books
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    Numbers are adjectives when they modify nouns by telling how many there are. In the case given, "eighty" is absolutely an adjective.
  6. 'C' Authors
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    Nice selection of authors!
  7. 'W' Books by Cover
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    I think that for this quiz series, a preponderance of kid's books is understandable, just because they tend to have more distinctive/canonical covers.
  8. Children's Book Grab Bag
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    This should be answer in order. Then you could label the choices A/B/C/D for each question so we wouldn't have to type everything out.
  9. Literature Surnames A-Z
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    This is a great quiz - it covers such a wide range of books that everyone should be able to get some of them, but very few could get all. The only thing that puzzles me is, why the missing letters? I can understand that it might be difficult to find answers to fit X and Z, but surely there are plenty of choices for K and N?
  10. 'W' Books by Cover
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    I missed the most obvious one. Waldo was NOT hiding and I missed him.