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.

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Lord of the Rings Top 20 Minefield
Ah, we face off at last, Mr. Tolkien.
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Novels by Map
It's helpful to have a map when wandering around in your imagination.
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Missing Vowels - Literature
Reading the great works would be a lot harder without the help of A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y.
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Barnes & Noble Classics Covers
These covers aren't quite the ones we remembered, but they'll do.
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Kid's Book Series Sort-O-Rama
If you were a kid at some point, you probably read at least one of these.
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Who's Writing Green Eggs and Ham?
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Pick the author who is being imitated in each passage.
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But They Wrote the Books!
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Name the sometimes-forgotten authors of the BOOKS upon which these famous movies were based.
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20 Best Opening Lines From Novels
These novels got started on the right foot. Where they went after that, we can't say.
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Daenerys' Titles
Who needs a big fancy name when you have dragons?
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Harry Potter: Azkaban etc
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Can you define the Harry Potter terms beginning with A?
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She Wrote Him
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Match the female authors to their male characters.
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Shakespeare by Haiku
Iambic pentameter meets haiku meets Sporcle.
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Percy Jackson A-Z
Percy Jackson: the only character who can save the world with a pen.
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Written First?
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Can you pick which book was written first? (see GAME NOTE)
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Jane Austen's Bachelors
These young men have captured many a lady's heart since Miss Austen's day.
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ASOIAF tops 3 - alphabet edition
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Name the 3 most mentioned characters of 'A song of ice and fire' with a first name beginning by each of these letters .
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Children's Literary Characters Match-Up
If only they had outfits to match.
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Harry Potter: Find the 'British' Word
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For each brief quote from 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', can you pick the ONE word that was changed for the American edition?
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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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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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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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Literary Killer Click
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Match the literary killers and their victims.
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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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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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Recent popular comments in Literature

  1. 20 Best Opening Lines From Novels
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    @armadilloking - I don't know about that. I'll give you Invisible Man (and Lolita), but If On a Winter's Night a Traveler is not nearly as well known as the other two novels and authors. Perhaps I'm just saying this because I don't really have time to see a doctor this week.
  2. 20 Best Opening Lines From Novels
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    Best opening lines according to whom?
  3. Novels by Map
    25
    It seemed a decent guess that a map showing the route of the Orient Express would be from "Murder on the Orient Express"... sadly not.
  4. Barnes & Noble Classics Covers
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    Several of these are only well-known for one book, so the question becomes "Which book did this author write?" and the cover is irrelevant.
  5. Harry Potter: Find the 'British' Word
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    Yeah, the triviality of some of the changes is what made me feel that this quiz would be interesting/challenging enough to write. I have NO idea why "happily" was deemed unacceptable for the American edition!
  6. Novels by Map
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    I'd never heard of Leviathan before this quiz, but that is an excellent map.
  7. Novels by Map
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    I think this is the first time I've encountered the Phantom Tollbooth on Sporcle. It was long past due.
  8. Children's Literary Characters Match-Up
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    I had never heard of it as a character's name before, but I picked Strega Ortega with such confidence... Whatever author that was, they seriously missed a great rhyming opportunity in naming that character.
  9. Harry Potter: Find the 'British' Word
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    Interesting quiz with a lot of surprising answers, since I often expected them to have changed another item in the sentence (e.g. "trifle", "came round"). Other phrases in the original sounded American enough to me ("reminded them happily", "dare to try and hurt him".) But what a peculiar idea to rewrite a book like that at all!
  10. Missing Vowels - Literature
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    As someone who had never heard of that 2nd Agatha Christie novel, I must say that that was cruel in the best way haha