Literature Quizzes

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A Century of Literature
You don't need your reading glasses, you'll only have time to scan the titles.
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Poet By First Line

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Books by Plot Pictogram
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Name the works of literature by pictograms of their plots.
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'N' Books by Cover
Some people like the smell of old books, but we think 'N'ew books are just as nice.
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Lewis Carroll Animals
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Name the animals characters in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
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Female-Led Novels Written by Men
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Pick the novels, all of which feature a female lead character, that were written by men.
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London in Literature
The setting might be the same, but these authors convey very different visions of London.
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3-D Lit Quiz (Clickable)
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Can you pick three correct 'D' answers for each Literature category?
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Illustrated 'The Hobbit' Slideshow
In a hole in the ground, there lived a...what?
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Top 25 Non-Humans in Harry Potter
The fact that some of these characters refer to themselves in the third person will surely help you out.
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Quick Pick: William Faulkner Novels
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Pick the missing words in these Faulkner book titles.
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Tough Choices: Literature Edition
As if literature wasn't tough enough.
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Lord of the Rings: Who Killed Whom?
Death in the movies? Sean Bean must be involved in some fashion.
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Pride and Prejudice First 200 Words
Thankfully Mr. Collins didn't make this quiz. If he did it would never end!
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Harry Potter Deaths in Order Minefield
'You think the dead we love ever truly leave us?' -Albus Dumbledore
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Mixed Word: Agatha Christie Titles
'The Mystery of the Mixed Books' by Christie.
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Missing Word: 'N' Authors
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Name the word missing from these 'N' authors' names.
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Stephen King in One Word
These books suddenly seem way less scary when reduced to just one word.
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Seuss Book or Not?
Can you detect the Seuss spoofs?
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No Hint Sorting Gallery: Literature
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Pick the answers to this sorting gallery without any hints.
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Shakespeare Female Characters by Death
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Can you identify how each female character in Shakespeare's plays died?
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'Lord of the Rings' Chapters by ANY Word
There's a disappointing lack of Elvish words here, but who wanted to try and spell those words anyway?
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Shakespeare by Unique 3 Letters
I-C-U showing off your Shakespeare knowledge!
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Literary Mugs [Images]
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Name the literary works (or series) referenced on these mugs.
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1960s Literature Match
These books are timeless regardless of what decade they are from.
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Quick Pick: The 'T' Literature
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Pick the works of literature starting with 'The T' that match each of these authors in a minute.
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A Magical Scavenger Hunt of Wizarding Britain
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Use the clues to name each magical location in Wizarding Britain and find the items in the scavenger hunt.
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Seize the Day Poem (map)
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Name the words in Robert Herrick's 'To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time'?* .
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Clickable Canterbury Tales prologue
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Pick the missing words from the Canterbury Tales prologue.
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ASOIAF Criteria: House Lannister
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Pick the members of House Lannister that fit the criteria.
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Pelican Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Covers
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Name the Shakespeare play by its Pelican Shakespeare 400th Anniversary cover.
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Types of poems
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Pick the type of poem being described.
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Literature Editor: khands

Recent popular comments in Literature

  1. Illustrated 'The Hobbit' Slideshow
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    I did this quiz because I wanted to know what it has got in its slideshowses.
  2. Harry Potter Deaths in Order Minefield
    17
    Congratulations on your first publish, HikariYang38! :)
  3. Illustrated 'The Hobbit' Slideshow
    16
    Why do you say that, maverick2014? Were you going to point out that Tolkein writes in the appendices to The Return of the King that the correct plural of dwarves is actually dwarrow even though he never used it? Because I was hoping that was going to be an alternative answer to number 12. Sadly, no.
  4. Pride and Prejudice First 200 Words
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    The first sentence of Pride and Prejudice is often cited as an especially fine example of irony in literature. It is a sublime statement. Jane Austen was as surgically precise as they come.
  5. Illustrated 'The Hobbit' Slideshow
    12
    Wow, I'm an even bigger nerd than I feared. ;)
  6. Tough Choices: Literature Edition
    12
    Looks like a lot of other people were caught out on the Catcher in the Rye. I know he talked about Phoebe, but I remember a ton of "phoney"s
  7. Tough Choices: Literature Edition
    12
    Well, except for the question about the year (I had no idea if "higher associated value" meant the number of the year or whether the book was older), I enjoyed this.
  8. A Century of Literature
    11
    That was great fun and greatly educational. Thank you for creating it!
  9. Harry Potter Deaths in Order Minefield
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    How did I not know Moaning Myrtle's last name?! (Or use context to figure it out, for that matter?)
  10. Top 25 Non-Humans in Harry Potter
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    @bramblecampbell: It says in the description that ghosts, paintings, and half-human characters count as human. Which makes sense to me, since Myrtle and Nick were both human before they died.