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

Decades by Literature
This would be easier if books aged as noticeably as some celebrities.
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Doctored Literature

More Recent Games

'U', 'V', 'X', 'Y' & 'Z' ASoIaF characters (clickable)
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Pick the A Song of Ice and Fire characters starting with 'U', 'V', 'X', 'Y' or 'Z' who fit the descriptions.
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The Last Word: Contemporary Authors
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Name the missing final word from these books.
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Which Words Did Shakespeare Use?
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Can you guess which words Shakespeare used at least once?
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Lord of the Rings Rulers Match-up
Middle-Earth just wasn't into democracy.
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'Twelfth Night' Characters (Clickable)
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Pick the named characters in Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'.
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Penguin Drop Caps Series Covers
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Name the authors of the Penguin Drop Caps series from their novel cover.
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Book Title Zoo Match
The pages of a book can be a wild place.
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Country by Nobel Literature Laureate
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Name the country each of these Nobel Prize for Literature laureates represented when they were awarded*.
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Dulce et Decorum Est (Clickable)
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Pick the missing words from the Wilfred Owen poem 'Dulce et Decorum Est'.
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Killers in the Illiad
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Name the people who have been described to kill at least one other person during the part of the Trojan War that was described in the Illiad.
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What To Expect When You're Expecting: Most Common Words
What were you really expecting?
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Harry Potter Forenames (Clickable)
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Pick the forenames of the Harry Potter characters.
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Bears, Children. Bears.
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Can you name children's books* from which these bears hail?
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Marauder's Map Nicknames
We solemnly swear that we are up to no good.
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Fill in the Titles
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Add the missing word to the titles of these 50 famous poems
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Poetry Map: Carl Sandburg - 'Fog'
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Name the words to 'Fog' by Carl Sandburg.
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The Last Word: Book Titles
Who knew last words were so important? To Kill A Mockingbird just isn't the same without the Mockingbird.
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Faux Bard
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Shakespeare gets quoted a LOT...sometimes people don't even know that's who they're quoting. But sometimes it's NOT Will. Can you tell the geniune O-riginal from the F-aux? F or O, that's all you need to type.
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Romeo and Juliet Prologue
Romeo and Juliet, two lovers who royally ruined it for each other.
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Harry Potter Characters: Over 500 Mentions
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Name the Harry Potter characters that have over 500 mentions.
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Shakespeare in Three Panels Part II
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Name the Shakespeare in Three Panels Part II.
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Fictional Schools of Literature
Even fictional characters have something they need to learn.
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ALL Twilight Characters A-Z
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Name the characters from the Twilight Series for each letter of the alphabet.
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Books that Start with 'T' by Cover
These books are truly top-notch.
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ASOIAF Last Name Blitz
Answer quickly or you'll be sent to the Wall!
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Fifty Shades Books
What about the other 47 shades? When are those coming out?
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Fairy Tale by Moral
Fairy Tales teach us lots of things, like what to do if a wolf blows our houses down.
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Clicktion on the Fiction: (1970s)
True or false? These books all featured a disco ball.
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American Literature Titles Match-Up
It turns out that Americans really like to write.
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Characters in Literature II
We love a good literary character every once in a while.
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Literature Editor: khands