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

Literary Animals Shooting Gallery
We're talking about a metaphorical shooting gallery here, don't worry!
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From the Sporcle Archives:
Missing Word: 'M' Literature II

More Recent Games

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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Country Quiz: Panem
You know, we gotta think Panem should have had a more relaxed policy towards hand signals.
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ASoIaF Major Houses Typing Challenge
So many Targaryens with awkward names, George R. R. Martin is a sick man.
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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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Literature by Female Character
Behind every good book cover, there is an amazing literary lady.
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'Lolita' Trivia
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Name the trivia pertaining to the novel 'Lolita'.
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Children's Book by Opening Line
Ready for a story? Of course you are!
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Some Thing Book Words
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Name the missing book title words.
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Literature by Numbers
We like our books to have as many numbers as possible.
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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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One of Two: Harry Potter Edition
We have to assume the Weasley twins are responsible for this.
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Fictional Characters by Description
Whole books have been written on these characters, but we've got them summed up in a few phrases.
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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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Novel First Lines A-Z II
You've gotta hook 'em with the first line, or else you'll never be Dan Brown.
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50 More Characters: 50 More Books
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Pick the books to match the characters.
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Sci-fi author matchup
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Match the Sci-fi authors to their titles.
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Fruit and Literature
There's nothing like fruit to make for a tantalizing literary title.
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Literary Sixes
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Name the various sextets in the given literary categories? (SEE GAME NOTES).
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Books Around The World
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Name the places (large and small) associated with these book titles when given a geographic hint.
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Murderers in Literature Match-up
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Match the murderer characters that correspond to each work of 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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Lost in Translation: Book Titles
This is why you can never trust the Internet to give you a decent translation.
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Literature Editor: MovieGuru

Recent popular comments in Literature

  1. One of Two: Harry Potter Edition
    21
    Ugh, why did Umbridge have to live
  2. Well-Known Literature (A-Z)
    18
    Seems like any valid book by the listed author should be accepted. Ones I found that were not were "Little Men" by Alcott and "Paradise Regained" by Milton.
  3. 3 Books, 1 Common Word
    18
    FWIW, I would take a leisurely click game over a frantic typing challenge any day of the week.
  4. Novel First Lines A-Z II
    14
    The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day. And then I married a swarthy guy with his wife locked up in the attic.
  5. 3 Books, 1 Common Word
    11
    Yes it was easy, but it's nice too have some more relaxed quizzes that are fun rather than have all quizzes be timed to be difficult. This way, anyone who is slower taking quizzes gets a chance to play all the way through
  6. 3 Books, 1 Common Word
    11
    Easy, yes, but fun to be reminded of these great books in this way.
  7. ASOIAF Trivia
    11
    I second what Kahlvin said and have a couple more to add: 1) Rhaegar was Dany's oldest brother, not Viserys, so if you're going to make us answer in order, you need to either switch the hint or the answer - really, though, you don't need a hint there at all. It makes it too easy. 2) It's not confirmed (and seems unlikely) that Catelyn lost her virginity to Littlefinger. He only thought she did because he got drunk and slept with Lysa, thinking it was Cat. In reality, Cat was never interested in him.
  8. ASOIAF Trivia
    11
    Issues: 1) Lysa's son is named Robert, please accept it. Robin is a nickname used primarily in the show to make things less confusing. 2) Meera is older than Jojen. 3) You accept only first names for everyone except Olenna with no explination. 4) Aegon is not Dany's brother, he is Dany's nephew, son of Rhaegar
  9. Well-Known Literature (A-Z)
    10
    I think Dante's work is actually the Divine Comedy and one of the parts is The Inferno along with Purgatorio and Paradiso. Really liked the quiz though
  10. ASoIaF Major Houses Typing Challenge
    10
    Oh, God, those Targaryen names. Fatfingering galore.
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