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

Most Mentioned Gryffindors
You just wish you were on this list.
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Lord of the Rings vs. Game of Thrones

More Recent Games

Stephen King By Character
Everything about this quiz is spooky.
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He Wrote Him
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Match the male authors to their male characters.
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She Wrote Her
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Match the female authors to their female characters.
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Characters in Literature
You can't keep a good literary character down, unless you don't read, of course.
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'S' Authors
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Name the authors whose last names begin with S.
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Harold Bloom on Authors
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Pick the author about whom Harold Bloom* is writing.
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Twilight Saga Books
These books are probably best read...after dark.
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Hogwarts Professors A-Z
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Can you name a known Hogwarts professor (by LAST name) for each letter of the alphabet?
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Shakespeare Monologue Word Clouds
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Name the Shakespeare character who speaks the monologue represented in each word cloud.
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'B' Authors
These authors may be 2nd in the alphabet, but they are first in our hearts.
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Lord of the rings: tops 3
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Name the 3 most mentioned characters of 'The lord of the rings' in each of these categories .
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Wildean Witticisms
The Internet might be made up of at least 25% Oscar Wilde quotes, the rest of it is cat pictures.
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Authors Sharing Names
Aspiring authors out there - if you create a pen name, you can join this list!
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Literary Sixes
If good things come in threes, we can only imagine what must come in sixes.
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Name a Shakespeare Play...
There seems to be a lot of quizzes about this Shakespeare guy!
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A is for ? and then what happened? (Gashlycrumb Tinies)
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Pick the correct child's name for each letter; and then pick the word that is missing from the rhyme? (from the story The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey) (*read note).
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Harry Potter Characters in Chapter Titles
These Harry Potter characters just get all the recognition don't they?
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Most Common Animals - ABC Books
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Name the most common animals used in a sampling of 50 ABC animal books.
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'The Heroes of Olympus' Books
This Riordan must have accumulated a small fortune writing numerous books about teenagers saving the world.
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A Clash of Kings POV Characters
Part 2: Which of these characters are still alive?
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Aesop's Fables Illustrated (Slideshow)
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Can you provide the missing word for the titles, shown below each image depicting a story by Aesop or another fabulist?*
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Penguin Classics Book Covers
These are both great books as well as great covers, we're sure this is somehow creating a paradox.
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Characters in Literature II
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Name these characters in literature II.
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Lord of the Rings Limericks
There once was a hobbit named Frodo...
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Triple Bond Images - Writers
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Name the Triple Bond Images - Writers.
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ASOIAF: most mentioned dead characters
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Name the 10 most mentioned characters who died before and during 'A song of ice and fire' (SPOILERS!).
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Literary Characters Sorting Blitz
It's like speed-reading for lit freaks!
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'R' Literature Match
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Match the works of literature starting with the letter 'R' to their authors.
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Missing Words Missing Spaces: Books
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Pick the missing word from these book titles when no space is provided to let you know where the word goes.
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Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet
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Name the books in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet.
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Recent popular comments in Literature

  1. Literary Sixes
    23
    What about Shakespeare's gay lovers, Titus and Ronicus?
  2. Literary Characters Sorting Blitz
    16
    Anything currently popular is clearly not highbrow enough to exclude the hoi polloi, which, as all respectable literary snobs know, is what demarcates all true literature. Even referring to literature in any broader sense offends my delicate sensibilities so that I am compelled to remind you all that your greasy, be-Cheetoed, paperback children's romance novels are unworthy of the title. Perhaps you find me harsh, but understand that this is all I have left. If you take this away, how else could I inform you of my superiority? By complaining about the ease of quizzes or shouting my scores from the rooftops? *scoffs*
  3. Literary Sixes
    15
    You might put whatever ASOIAF stands for in your instructions.
  4. Penguin Classics Book Covers
    15
    Loved the penguin one! Most of the others I just got from the authors, but still enjoyed the covers.
  5. Most Mentioned Gryffindors
    14
    I do enjoy typing 'Weasley' in Harry Potter quizzes and watching up to 9 answers pop up.
  6. Literary Sixes
    13
    I tried both Tigger and Christopher Robin for "Pooh's Animal Friends." Neither counted because Tigger came in Book 2 and because Christopher is a human, not an animal. The category wasn't animals in Book 1, so Tigger should count. And last I saw, humans were of the animal kingdom (except for certain politicians who clearly are vegetables), so it should count, too.
  7. Most Common Animals - ABC Books
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    Unicorn?
  8. Literary Sixes
    12
    I rated 5 Sporcles just for the easter egg on "blurst". Great work!
  9. Literary Characters Sorting Blitz
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    @Bobman1, I apologize for the nitpicking, but neither Harry Potter nor Game of Thrones are anywhere near Sci Fi. I know that they are often grouped as Sci Fi/Fantasy, and there are many bridges between the two genres, but HP and GoT are both staunchly in the Fantasy Catergory.
  10. Twilight Saga Books
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    This seems like it would have been published a long time ago.
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