Literature Quizzes

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SF&F Authors of the 2000s
Editor Pick
Match these science-fiction and fantasy novels to their authors.
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From the Sporcle Archives:
Harry Potter First Names (A-Z)

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Most Mentioned ASOIAF Characters Who...
Died? Knowing George R. R. Martin it's died.
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'Wuthering Heights' or 'Pride and Prejudice'
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Name the novel in which these characters appear: Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights (W) or Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (P).
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Sci-Fi Authors: Title Sort
"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." - Arthur C. Clarke
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Missing Word: 'J' Authors
Editor Pick
Name the word missing from these 'J' authors' names.
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SF&F Authors of the 1990s
Editor Pick
Match these science-fiction and fantasy novels to their authors.
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Shakespeare by Themes and Motifs
Editor Pick
Pick the Shakespearian Play by Themes and Motifs (as given by SparkNotes).
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Anything but Harry Potter
If you don't ace this quiz it's likely you're either a Muggle or a Squib.
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Books By Sporcle II
Someday, someone will write a book about Sporcle. And in that book, there will be at least 3 chapters about Kyrgyzstan.
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Shakespearean 'E' Scramble
Editor Pick
Can you unscramble the 'E' words found in Shakespeare?
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Tintin Books by Cover
Billions of billious barbecued blue blistering barnacles, it's a Tintin quiz!
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BBC Culture's 20 Greatest Novels of the 21st Century
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Name the novels in the BBC's list of the top 20 of the 21st Century.
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Alliterative Character to Novel
These letters just sound so familiar.
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Before and after in poetry
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Name the word that ends one line of poetry and begins the other.
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Literature: Oldest to Newest
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Pick the works of literature starting with the oldest and continuing to the newest.
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Criteria Characters: Hunger Games
The number one criteria: Don't find yourself in Panem.
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20 American Authors
Whether they wrote with a quill, pen, or typewriter, these authors sure were great.
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A 'Canterbury Tales' Tale: A Logic Puzzle
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Name the A Canterbury Tales Tale: A Logic Puzzle.
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Passable Literature Trivia
In this literature quiz, 'You shall not pass' is not an answer.
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25 Literary Fathers
Happy Father's Day to all fathers, real and fictional!
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ASOIAF: Father's Day
Editor Pick
Can you click the father of these characters from 'A Song of Ice and Fire'?
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Mixed Word: Agatha Christie Titles
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Can you unscramble the titles of these works by Agatha Christie?
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Missing Word: Crime Stories A-Z
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Name the missing words in these crime/detective/mystery/thriller stories.
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Poet By First Line
Thank goodness poets have a unique style.
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New York in Literature
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Match the author to the books that feature New York.
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Harry Potter book by character mentions (slideshow)
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Name the Harry Potter book by character mentions across time? .
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'L' Books by Cover
Looks like these book covers are missing their titles.
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Missing Word: 'I' Authors
Editor Pick
Name the word missing from these 'I' authors' names.
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The Hobbit: A Clickable Journey
In a hole in the ground there Sporcled a hobbit.
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The Clickable Dickens
You might say Charles Dickens is a great author, but really it's his character names that put him into legendary status.
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Clickable Dumbledore's Army
They were pretty well organized, for kids.
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Literature Editor: khands

Recent popular comments in Literature

  1. Anything but Harry Potter
    39
    I think the timer needs increasing by a minute on this one. 130 answers in 120 seconds isn't enough, and there'll still be enough obscure ones left over at the end to have players squirming until the last second.
  2. Passable Literature Trivia
    34
    For some reason I blanked on Phileas Fogg's name, so I thought I'd be really clever and try typing the name of his assistant, Passepartout, in case that was allowed as a technicality. 4 letters in to typing that answer, I realised I wasn't so clever...
  3. A Book By Any Other Name
    32
    I really like the game, but I think it's one that would work better if you had to type the answers, rather than clicking on them. As it stands, it's quite easy to spot most of them, but I think it would have taken me a lot longer to come up with "Dusky Attractiveness" if the answer hadn't been in front of me.
  4. Passable Literature Trivia
    30
    I really don't get the point of having to answer in order and not being able to skip ahead. If the one book you haven't read is, say #3 on the list, you're done, while the one book someone else isn't familiar with is #28, then they're so much better than you?
  5. Anything but Harry Potter
    29
    I would totally read an alternate version of the Harry Potter series with the main trio replaced by Oprah Winfrey, Homer Simpson, and a stick of butter.
  6. Passable Literature Trivia
    28
    @hustwit and @caramba you realise that you can type pass to skip a question right?
  7. Passable Literature Trivia
    22
    I think the issue is that "passable", whether it's meant to be a double entendre or not, can mean two things. And most people, I assume, are taking it to mean "adequate" in terms of their knowledge of literature, as opposed to its intended meaning "being able to pass a question". This would be one occasion where there should be a very obvious, overt instruction (like in the "Add Media" section even though that's not its intended use) to type "pass" to skip ahead. Most people won't think to expand the "how to play" menu.
  8. Anything but Harry Potter
    16
    "Harry Potter! What an obvious decoy. Of course I won't click it" *clicks Hermione Granger*
  9. The Clickable Dickens
    15
    How do you know you're a really big nerd? You log into Sporcle on a Saturday morning and squeal with happiness when you see a quiz called "Clickable Dickens." I can't decide if this site is bad for me, or if it's just that I've found my people.
  10. Passable Literature Trivia
    13
    @Jdog42: No, I did not realize that because, unlike a couple of years ago, the instructions are now hidden and I did make the mistake of assuming that "passable" meant easy, so no instructions needed. Still, why make the user type "pass" in order to see the other questions instead of just allowing them to not answer at all? It's a gimmick that doesn't make sense - it's either I got 26/30 or I got 26/30 and typed "pass" four times. All it leads to is the same result for people who read the instructions and low quiz ratings from people who don't.