Literature Quizzes

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Today's Featured Game

A Year in Literature
Each month has poetic beauty of some kind. These authors saw it.
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Books by Opening Sentence (21st Century)
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Name the books by their opening sentence (21st Century).
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Children's Books by Characters
These characters grew up with us.
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'The Merchant of Venice' Characters (Clickable)
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Pick the named characters in Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice'.
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Hunger Games: Who or What Kills Whom?!
Warning: competing in the Hunger Games is bad for your health and well-being.
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Shakespearean 'D' Scramble
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Can you unscramble the 'D' words found in Shakespeare?
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Famous Books: First Pages
This is how it all began.
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Missing Word: 'E' Authors
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Name the word missing from these 'E' authors' names.
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Author Name Slot Machine
You shouldn't have to take a gamble on any of these answers.
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Little Boy Blue and Shakespeare
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Name the words to Little Boy Blue and Shakespeare dialogue based on it? (Lyrics).
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20 American Authors
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Name these American authors.
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Middle-Earth Race Match
You can tell who's who, but can you tell what exactly they are?
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An Author in the Passage II
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Name the book when the author's first name is contained in the passage.
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Book Titles Missing a Number
We just hope there aren't any missing page numbers.
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More Author Riddles
Even serious writers have a funny side.
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20 European Authors
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Name these European authors.
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Book Title Pictograms
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Name the famous literary works by two images, each representing one of the words in their two-word title (ignoring 'The' and 'A' in some titles).
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19th Century Literature Sorting Gallery
These books are from back in the day when authors were paid by the word.
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The Last Word: Book Titles II
Those literature people always like to have the last word.
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'H' Books by Opening Lines
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Match these books with their opening lines.
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Shakespeare Character by Tweet
We are starting to think that Will Shakespeare really would have taken to Twitter.
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The Red Wheelbarrow (Click-a-Poem)
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Pick the words in William Carlos Williams's poem 'The Red Wheelbarrow,' in order.
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25 Literary Mothers
To all of the real mothers out there - Happy Mother's Day!
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Shakespeare's Murderers
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Name the character who kills the given victim.
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5-Word Book Title Matchup
We hope you're okay with reading a little extra.
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Authors by Last Novel
These people got their last word in pretty eloquently.
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Shel Silverstein or Edgar Allan Poe?
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Can you name whether these poems/short stories are from Shel (S)ilverstein or Edgar Allan (P)oe?
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Author Initials Match-Up
These authors are so famous they don't need an first name, just a few letters.
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ASOIAF: Blood of the Dragon
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Name the 25 most mentioned ASOIAF's characters who have the blood of the dragon.
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Literature with 'And' in the Title
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Name the Literature with 'And' in the title.
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Books by War Setting
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Pick the books by their war setting.
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