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

Centuries of Literature Minefield
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Pick the correct literature from each century (or it's Ender's Game)
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From the Sporcle Archives:
'A' Literature Match

More Recent Games

Literary Best Friends
How do you and your BFF compare to these friends from books?
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Speed Literature
Read, read, read!
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Finish the Dickens Title
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Can you finish each title of these literary works by Charles Dickens?
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Five Each Fantasy Authors
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Can you select the books by each fantasy author?
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James and the Giant Peach Companions
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Name the eight companions that traveled on the giant peach in 'James and the Giant Peach'.
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Animals in Fantastic Mr Fox
Books with animals are just the best.
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Shakespeare Character Missing Name, Part I
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Pick the Shakespeare Character Missing Name.
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Literary Rejection Letters
This quiz best played along with a series of sad trombone slides.
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Hunger Games Characters Per Letter
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Name the names (FIRST or LAST) that start with each letter and appear in the Hunger Games Trilogy.
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Books by Reading Level
If only the authors knew the standards we judge them by...
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Shakespearean 'B' Scramble
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Can you unscramble the 'B' words found in Shakespeare?
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19th Century Literary Characters Match-up
Just because these characters are old doesn't mean they're old-fashioned.
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A Face from the Book
We give you the face, you give us the book. Simple as that!
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Henry James Novels
One of the important figures behind literary realism.
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'XYZ' Literature Match
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Match the works of literature starting with the letters 'X,' 'Y' or 'Z' to their authors.
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Female Literary Characters Sorting Gallery
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Match the female characters to their authors in this shooting gallery.
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'G' Books by Opening Lines
First lines of novels probably feel a lot of pressure to perform well.
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Multi-Category Literature Blitz
We're going to need a librarian for this quiz, and preferably a mean one.
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Missing Word: For Dummies Books
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Name the missing words in these actual ''...for Dummies'' book titles.
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Game of Thrones Houses Sorting Gallery
Kind of like the Sorting Hat and the houses at Hogwarts, only you're more likely to get hurt.
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Political Books by Political Women
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Pick the female politician authors of these books.
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Books by Subtitle
Subtitles let us know that these books are for smart people.
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'Love's Labour's Lost' Characters (Clickable)
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Pick the named characters in Shakespeare's 'Love's Labour's Lost'.
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Novels by Map II
Getting lost in a book is encouraged.
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'D' Literary Characters (Clickable)
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Pick the authors based on the 'd' characters.
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Criteria Characters: Harry Potter
Accio quiz answers!
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10 to 1 American Literature
These are some of the most prolific authors of all time.
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ASOIAF: Most mentioned 'Under 18' characters
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Name the 'A song of Ice and Fire''s characters who are under 18 years old at the beginning of 'A Game of Thrones'.
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Postmodern Literature Fill-in-the-Blank
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Name the missing word in each postmodern book title.
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'The' Books A-Z
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Match the literary works* to the author.
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Literature Editor: khands