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

Children's Books by Cover II
This quiz brings us back to when our parents would tuck us into bed and read us a story.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
Dahl, Blume or Lewis?

More Recent Games

A Song of Ice and Fire Surnames
We can only take a certain number of Tullys and Starks before we get overwhelmed.
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Literature by One-Word Hints
When it comes to literature, sometimes it's best to be brief.
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The Last Word: Classic Authors
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Name the missing final word from these classic books.
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Macho Literature
Do these books even lift, bro?
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Plays by the 3 Great Playwrights of Ancient Greece
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Name the plays, written by Euripides, Sophocles and Aeschylus.
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Poets by Two Poems
Two poems converged in a clickable quiz...
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ASOIAF Characters A-Z
Being able to name all the Stark kids will get you far in this quiz.
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'The Three Brothers' Harry Potter (complete)
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Can you provide the words missing from the complete 'The Tale of The Three Brothers' from the book 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'?
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Written First?
Writing is not a race, but if it was, we'd bet all our money on Jack Kerouac.
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Three Images: Guess the Writer
Just imagine a few of these authors playing charades together and tell us you're not intrigued!
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Annabel Lee (Edgar Allan Poe)
Edgar Allan Poe certainly has a unique set of facial features.
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Group Writing Challenge [Solved! after 1057 Plays]
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Won't you participate in an experiment of group novel writing? Start by reading the 'How to Play' section for what's going on specifically.
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Hunger Games Definitions
Won't someone think of the poor tracker jackers?
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Places in Tortall (Map Quiz)
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Name the places in Tamora Pierce's Tortall (and surrounding kingdoms).
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Name the Author: Literature (1900-1919)
Check out this early-20th century literature. All the cool kids are doing it.
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Books that Lost a Word
Lost words probably make these books hard to read.
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Chronicles of Narnia - Pevensie children sorting
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Can you sort the Pevensie children into which books from the Narnia series they appear in?
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Shakespeare Play Isograms
Shakespeare was never one to repeat himself.
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25 Literary Mothers
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Pick the literary mothers when given the names of their children.
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25 Literary Fathers
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Pick the literary fathers when given the names of their children.
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Who's Talking to Arya?
Remember: Direwolves can't talk, so they won't be in this quiz.
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3-Word Book Title Match-Up
Apparently you only need a 3-word title to write a best seller.
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'A' ASoIaF characters (clickable)
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Pick the A Song of Ice and Fire characters starting with 'A' who fit the descriptions.
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Shakespeare Play Title by Unique Three Letters
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Name the ONLY Shakespeare Play Title that contains each three-letter string.
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Authors Having it Both Ways
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Identify the authors who have held the #1 spot on New York Times Best Seller lists for both fiction & non-fiction
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Christmas Authors
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Can you find the authors of these Christmas books?
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Young Adult Fiction Novels
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Pick the young adult fiction novels from the plot descriptions.
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LotR: Who's Your Daddy?
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Pick the father of each of these characters from Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit.
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Who's Writing Green Eggs and Ham?
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Pick the author who is being imitated in each passage.
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But They Wrote the Books!
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Name the sometimes-forgotten authors of the BOOKS upon which these famous movies were based.
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Literature Editor: MovieGuru

Recent popular comments in Literature

  1. Books that Lost a Word
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    When are we going to see some of these alternates like "Go Fishing, Alice," "Country of Mice Men," or even "The Sex Pioneers?" I would be interested in seeing "The Love Machine" made into a movie.
  2. Three Images: Guess the Writer
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    Funny, I never really thought of Nostradamus as a "writer."
  3. Three Images: Guess the Writer
    14
    Oh, THAT'S how you spell "Chekhov."
  4. Chronicles of Narnia - Pevensie children sorting
    14
    I know that Eustace isn't a Pevensie, he's a Scrubb, but he is a cousin of the other children.
  5. Name the Author: Literature (1900-1919)
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    The title of this quiz should have been, "You know, I really should get around to reading _____________" or, "(S)HE wrote that?!"
  6. Three Images: Guess the Writer
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    It's not Tolstoy... and it's not Dostoevsky... then I don't know enough Russian writers to answer.
  7. Children's Books by Cover II
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    The Phantom Tollbooth is my favorite book ever - no matter how old I get, I still love reading about Milo and Tock! Thanks for including it!
  8. Literature by One-Word Hints
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    I love that you need to have read the book, not just memorize the author/work lists.
  9. Children's Books by Cover II
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    to parents of youngsters: mo willems, the author that wrote "don't let the pigeon drive the bus" (which luckily was the first pigeon book to pop into my brain), also wrote a wonderful series of knuffle bunny books. i have the series, and i buy it as gifts for lots of my friends.
  10. Children's Books by Cover II
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    Could you accept "The Pigeon..."? There are a lot of other books in the series like "The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog" and "The Pigeon Needs a Bath".