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

1950s Novel Best Sellers (matching)
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Match the authors to their 1950s best-selling fiction.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
Verbose Novel Titles

More Recent Games

Most Common Animals (ABC Books)
You're going to have to go way back to remember these common animals.
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Friends in books
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Match the two halves of the literary friendship with their author.
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Author Riddles
The real question is, is a raven at all like a writing desk?
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Harry Potter: Find the 'British' Word
Those sneaky Brits keep putting extra u's in everything.
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Funny Books by Funny Women
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Name the comedians who wrote these funny books.
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Novel Series Titles
If you've stuck with your favorite book series, this quiz will be a snap.
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The Last Word: Classic Authors VI
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Name the missing final word from the titles of these books.
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'T' Literature Match
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Match the works of literature starting with the letter 'T' to their authors.
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Classic Literature Spoiler Alert
It's never too late for a good spoiler.
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Patch the Mending Wall
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Name the Mending Wall.
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Young to Old-Minefield (ASOIAF)
Birthdays are important when you might be betrayed at any moment.
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Odyssey or Aeneid
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Pick the poem in which these characters appear: Homer's Odyssey or Virgil's Aeneid.
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More Barnes & Noble Classics Covers
Curl up and read a classic. Or, you know, just stare at the cover for awhile.
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A Series of Unfortunate Events Covers
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Name the books from A Series of Unfortunate Events from a picture of their covers.
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Philip Roth Novels
'Sheer Playfulness and Deadly Seriousness are my closest friends.'
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'G' Books by Opening Lines
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Match these books with their opening lines.
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Gimme Five: Literature
Be careful when giving an author a high five, those hands have a lot of words to write.
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19th Century Literature Shooting Gallery
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Match the works to these 19th Century authors.
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10-to-1 Young Adult Characters
Not all of these young adult characters can be considered role models.
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4-Word Book Title Match-Up
This is the story about how 4 words met on a book cover. You'll never guess what happened next.
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ASOIAF tops 3 - children edition
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Name the 3 most mentioned children of the following characters of 'A song of ice and fire'.
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Discworld Title Match
RIP Terry Pratchett (1948-2015)
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Literal Literary Characters
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Can you provide the full name of these literary characters, given their initials and an image corresponding to their last name?
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Literature of the '60s
Those poor typewriters...
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Literary Murderer Match-up
This is George R.R. Martin's favorite quiz.
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Click John Irving's Novels by brief synopsis
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Pick the John Irving novel from the brief synopsis.
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Milton or Shakespeare?
Luckily, it's one or the other. No other poets made the cut.
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'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Characters (Clickable)
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Pick the named characters in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
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A Game of Thrones: 50 Most Appearings in Chapters
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Name the characters in George RR Martin's 'A Game of Thrones' according to the number of chapters they appear in.
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Authors by Last Novel
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Name the authors by their last published novels.
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Literature Editor: khands

Recent popular comments in Literature

  1. Most Common Animals (ABC Books)
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    Octopus? No. Ostrich? Nope? Otter? Guess again. Ox? Still wrong. Orangutan? DAMMIT!!
  2. Harry Potter: Find the 'British' Word
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    I still think that changing certain elements of lexicon for the sake of the American market is a disgusting one. The US is more than aware that the books represent a character living in England and so many individuals I have asked always enjoyed the quirky elements of language which the British version possesses. After all, American texts aren't altered for the European market...
  3. Most Common Animals (ABC Books)
    34
    Is there really not a more common N animal than a nightingale? Wouldn't have guessed that in a million years
  4. Novel Series Titles
    27
    The answer for the first Harry Potter book should be The Philosopher's Stone as this is the proper title of the original book. It was only changed to Sorcerer for the US market, for some reason. Apparently JK Rowling was not happy with this name change.
  5. Author Riddles
    26
    Depending on which direction Jules Verne pointed his slingshot, he could have also gone Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
  6. Harry Potter: Find the 'British' Word
    23
    I'll still never understand why 'Philosopher's Stone' was changed to "Sorcerer's Stone' in the US. It seems a lot of the interesting little British quirks of the original books were, dare I say, lost in translation. Shame!
  7. Novel Series Titles
    22
    Wait... surely there are 8 Harry Potters and 5 Twilights? What? That was just a money-making scheme by the movie studios? Surely not...
  8. Discworld Title Match
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    "In the Ramtop village where they dance the real Morris dance, for example, they believe that no one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away—until the clock he wound up winds down, until the wine she made has finished its ferment, until the crop they planted is harvested. The span of someone’s life, they say, is only the core of their actual existence."
  9. Most Common Animals (ABC Books)
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    Unicorn!? What are we teaching these poor children? I know there aren't any really common 'u' animals, so how about the Umbrella Bird? It's a description that kids could relate to AND it is REAL.
  10. Discworld Title Match
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    "'THERE'S NO JUSTICE,' Death sighed...'THERE'S JUST ME.'" -Mort