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

Working Titles?
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Pick the (FAKE) working titles for these various literary works.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
Middle-Earth Match

More Recent Games

Canstruction: Kiddie Lit
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Name the characters from children's literature, folk lore or nursery rhymes from images made of cans.
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The Hunger Games: Book/Movie Differences
There are some odd differences between The Hunger Games book and movie, but we'll leave it up to you to decide.
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'Some Thing' Book Words
It sounds like we just couldn't think of a title for this quiz, but actually it's very accurate or whatever.
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Authors by Non-Fiction Book Cover
Just because it's non-fiction, that doesn't make it all true.
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Roald Dahl Character Match-Up
Roald Dahl sure knew how to create a weird name, but real life has him beat by a wide margin. We're looking at you Coco Crisp.
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'A' Authors
These authors are always first...alphabetically speaking.
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Romeo and Juliet: Plot
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Can you answer the questions about the plot of Romeo and Juliet?
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D.H. Lawrence Novels
Today would have been D.H. Lawrence's 129th birthday. Happy Birthday man, we have computers now!
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Book Blanket: Four-Word Titles
A blanket made of books? I hope it's well...red!
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44 Famous Characters: Which Author?
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Pick the authors to match the characters.
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Hogwarts Heads of House
Who put these people in charge? Oh right, Dumbledore.
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Female Authors Match
These women know a thing or two about the written word.
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Famous Novels Re-Rhymed
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Based on the clue, can you name the new title of these famous novels that have had one word replaced with a rhyming word? (See HOW TO PLAY for example)
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Three-Part Names: Authors
We have to assume the more names you have as an author, the more you get paid.
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Short Words in Shakespeare Titles
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Name the three-, four- and five-letter words that appear in the titles of Shakespeare's plays.
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The Word Is Not Sporcle (Book Titles)
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Pick the the word in each title from the New York Times 100 greatest novels that has been replaced by the word 'Sporcle'.
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Literary Toponyms
Some authors love geography just as much as literature.
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Literary Animals Shooting Gallery
We're talking about a metaphorical shooting gallery here, don't worry!
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Well-Known Literature (A-Z)
These are the books that get to sit at the popular table.
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3 Books, 1 Common Word
Are you sure they don't have more than 1 word in common? As far as we know, there are plenty of words in a book.
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Top 100 ASoIaF Characters (A-Z)
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Out of the 100 most mentioned throughout 'A Song of Ice and Fire', can you name one character's first name per letter?
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Colours in ASOIAF
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Pick the colours to fill in the blanks in the names, places and things from the Song of Ice and Fire Books.
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The Harry Potter Honeydukes Challenge
These treats don't sound all that tasty...
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Poems by Opening Verse (Clickable)
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Pick the author and title of each poem from their opening verses.
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Literature Surnames A-Z
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Name these characters' surnames A-Z from these books.
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American Literature Shooting Gallery
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Pick the correct works for the authors listed in this shooting gallery.
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English Literature Shooting Gallery
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Match these English literary works to their authors.
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'Lolita' Trivia
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Name the trivia pertaining to the novel 'Lolita'.
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Author-Character Mix
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Match the authors who have switched surnames with one of their characters.
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YA Book Character Illustrations (Slideshow)
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Name the characters depicted in these Young Adult book illustrations.
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Literature Editor: MovieGuru

Recent popular comments in Literature

  1. Roald Dahl Character Match-Up
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    Miss ... Honey. Nope. Miss ... Trunchbull. Nope. And yet they were primarily known by those names. Tricky.
  2. List of best selling novels of all time, since 1839
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    So many problems:
    - The title asks for the best selling novels "of the year", not of all time
    - Why does the Harry Potter series count as 7 books, buth Lord of the Rings count as only one?
    - Why are the English translations of "The Little Prince" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude" not accepted?
    - Probably the same is true of the Cuelho book, but I'm not familiar with it
    - Should accept just "She" for the Haggard boot. The part after the colon can be displayed but it shouldn't be required.
    - "Think and Grow Rich" is not considered a novel. It is a non-fiction book. Well, at least it purports to be non-fiction. I doubt anyone has actually grown rich from this 1937 book other than its author.
    - Finally, without sales figure and a source, this is a questionable quiz.
  3. Roald Dahl Character Match-Up
    14
    @chickenfish He's up there, in a million pieces!
  4. Roald Dahl Character Match-Up
    13
    Where is Mike Teavee?
  5. Female Authors Match
    11
    Saw Collins, saw Harper, Click! Oops...

    C'mon, HarperCollins, simple mistake to make - it's a name I often see on books.....
  6. Three-Part Names: Authors
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    putting Van Goethe in when you separate out the de in the other two seems inconsistent to me. That's not intended as a major complaint, I generally liked the quiz.
  7. Literary Toponyms
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    I now know at least a dozen different ways of how not to spell Brogdib....Brogdig..... that big word.
  8. Female Authors Match
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    Saw Alcott, then saw L.M. before Louisa May. Annoying.
  9. Female Authors Match
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    Good mix of well-known and less-well-known authors. Or maybe I'm just illiterate and don't know authors everyone else knows! That really could be the case...
  10. Literary Toponyms
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    You should probably allow the spelling "Pandaemonium" since that's how it appears in Paradise Lost...
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