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

Fictional Characters from Description I, World Lit
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Pick the Fictional Characters from Description I (World Literature).
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4-word Book Title Matchup
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Pick the 4 words that together make up a famous book title.
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100 Books, 100 Authors
If all these authors were to get in a royal rumble style fight, who would win?
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NEXT 5 Words (Famous Poems)
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Name the next five words to these famous poems.
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Lost in Translation: Book Titles
This is why you can never trust the Internet to give you a decent translation.
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No-Hint Missing Words: Books
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Pick the missing word from these two-word book titles when there's no hint showing if the word comes first or last.
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'B' Literary Characters (Clickable)
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Pick the authors based on the 'b' characters.
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Clickable Missing Buildings (Literature Edition)
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Pick the types of building missing from these literary titles.
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Game of Thrones House Profiles
Let's just say this, Westeros has some pretty amazing logo designers. They're probably all dead now though.
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One-Word Shakespeare Plays
Shakespeare knew that short titles could still pack a punch.
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Jews in Literature
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Pick the literary work described that features a Jewish character.
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'H' Books by Cover
Trying to say these book covers too fast might cause wheezing.
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Author Word Match
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Match the author's surname to a word that appears in one of the author's book titles.
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Othello: Plot
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Can you answer the questions about the plot of Othello?
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Children's Authors (A-Z)
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Name the children's authors for each letter of the alphabet except Q and X because of a lack of authors with last names beginning with Q or X.
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Harry Potter: Full Name, Same Letter
We think this is a clear indication that J.K. Rowling got bored of sifting through the alphabet.
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Harry Potter Wizarding Businesses
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Name the wizarding businesses in the Harry Potter books.
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Harry Potter Wand Woods
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Name the woods that wands can be made out of in the Harry Potter universe.
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Jane Austen Beaus
You know when we're throwing around a word like 'beau' we're probably dealing with Jane Austen.
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Ancient Authors and Titles
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Match these ancient works with their authors.
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Authors and Works A-Z
If anyone knows the alphabet well, it should be a famous author.
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5 Letter Names in Literature
You wouldn't want your pen name to be too long or else you might run out of ink.
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A Song of Ice and Fire Surnames (Clickable)
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Pick the Song of Ice and Fire surnames that match each given name (*SEE NOTE*).
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Stephen King Novels per Letter
How creeped out are we by this quiz? Very.
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3 Books, 1 Missing Word
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Pick the word that is missing from all three book titles.
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TFIOS: The Eulogy
Is it getting dusty in this quiz? Who's been dusting!?
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The Hobbit: Characters by Number of Mentions
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Name the The Hobbit characters by number of mentions.
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Jack Ryan Novels
Jack Ryan has been portrayed by 4 different actors, but we all know that Alec Baldwin was the best.
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20th Century Literature Characters Match-up
These characters are so great, they make characters in the 19th century feel bad about themselves.
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Gilderoy Lockhart Books (Harry Potter)
This one's for the truly hardcore Potter fans.
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You Probably Read It in High School
They've managed to leave out our high school yearbook, but that's probably for the best.
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