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

Medieval Authors and Titles
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Match these medieval authors with the titles of their works.
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Match the Fantasy Character, Novel and Author
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No, Freddie Mercury. This one is not the real life. This one's just fantasy.
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20th Century Author Names Match-up
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Match the parts of these names of famous 20th century authors.
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Shakespeare by Opening Lines (Clickable)
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Pick the correct Shakespeare work given the opening lines spoken by the first character.
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Verbose Novel Titles
This is what book editors are for, right?
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Alive for Five? (Literature Edition)
For some authors, it only took one great novel to put them, and keep them, on the map. Others were more prolific.
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Books that Start with 'F' by Cover
Frankly, these covers are fancy!
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Harry Potter Scrolling Typing Challenge
Just scroll with it!
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Prostitutes in Literature
If you're looking for a thesis for your literature class, comparing character types is a good way to go.
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Thomas Pynchon Novels
Whenever we're trying to sound smart we casually drop the phrase 'That's Pynchon-esque'. Works every time.
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Anagram Finder: Shakespeare Plays
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Can you find all the Shakespeare plays by their anagrams?
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Initial Authors
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Pick the Initials that match each surname in an author's common identity.
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BEFORE or AFTER: Literature
We knew some of these books were old, but we didn't know they were THAT old!
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In Plain English: Antony and Cleopatra
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Pick the 'plain English' version of each of these quotes from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.
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Seuss Title Match
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Match the two halves to find the Dr. Seuss book titles.
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'A' Literature Match
These books all got an 'A' for effort!
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ASOIAF Characters by Journey
Westeros can be a long strange trip. Especially if you're a Stark.
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Who Stole That Book Off the Shelf?
It's time to put your observational skills to the test.
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Misquotable Quotes
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Can you fill in the (possibly incorrect number of) blanks with the correct words while the Bonus answers unfairly make fun of you?
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Shakespeare by Children's Illustration
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Name the Shakespeare play based on the Children's illustration.
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Profile: Tris Prior
This Divergent Diva is about to knock your socks off!
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Which Word Wins? Harry Potter Edition
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Can you select the word (A or B) which was used more frequently in the entire Harry Potter series?
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Mega Mixed Word Collection: Literature
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Can you name things from all realms of Literature when given these mixed words?
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Author or Fictional Person?
With names like these, we'd just have to assume they're all fictional.
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Same Novel Trios
We didn't include the Three Musketeers for personal reasons.
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Divergent Factions Multi-Column Match
To which faction do you belong?
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Middle-Earth Couples
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Name the Middle-earth couples.
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B in Shakespeare
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Name the Shakespearean people, places, and things starting with B.
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Harry Potter Books Blitz
The pressure's on, Potter fans!
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50 Nameless Novels
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Pick the unnamed character from each of these novel titles.
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Shakespeare Summaries in Three Parts
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Match the Shakespeare play to its summary.
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Recent popular comments in Literature

  1. BEFORE or AFTER: Literature
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    It may come across as sour grapes since I did so poorly on this quiz, but I think the years shown are generally way too close to the actual date of publication. Take as an example, Don Quixote, to which I immediately thought, "Oh good, I know that was written in the early 17th century," only to find that the year to guess was 1630. It was largely a 50-50 guess, even though I thought I actually knew something. And then with Ulysses (1922) being only 2 years off from 1920, that's kind of evil, especially when parts of it were serialized between 1918-20. The important thing about knowing the publication date of a novel is knowing the era from which it came, to understand the historical landscape and impact of the novel, not knowing whether it was published 1948 or 1954.
  2. Verbose Novel Titles
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    It is indeed the case that this quiz is worthy of being given a rating of globes with a number one higher than 4 and one less than 6.
  3. Verbose Novel Titles
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    Thanks to this quiz, I learned that 1984 was a leap year.
  4. Who Stole That Book Off the Shelf?
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    loved this quiz! great idea, brilliant execution.
  5. Who Stole That Book Off the Shelf?
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    Name the third Bronte or a little-read work of Dickens? No problem. Notice the word "book" in a series of titles? That one eluded me.
  6. Verbose Novel Titles
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    I can't imagine why Is It the Case That Sleeping Automatons in Human Form Experience Images of Mammals of the Genus Ovis Operating on Physical Phenomena Produced by Positive and Negative Charges? never caught on.
  7. Prostitutes in Literature
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    Well, I was really hooked by this one.
  8. Who Stole That Book Off the Shelf?
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    ^ Thanks, mccullen, I appreciate the feedback. It was a lot of fun work to put it together. I want to thank the administration for publishing it as well. So I will. Thanks!
  9. 'A' Literature Match
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    No, opusthepenguin, he wrote "Are You There, Gods? It's Me, Electra."
  10. Who Stole That Book Off the Shelf?
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    Great job cluing with the bookends!
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