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

Shakespearean 'D' Scramble
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Can you unscramble the 'D' words found in Shakespeare?
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From the Sporcle Archives:
Shakespeare Plays by Opening Line

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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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The Hobbit: Top 30 Characters
These characters probably know a thing or two about second breakfast.
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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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A Song of Ice and Fire Veteran Characters
With all of the deaths in this series, it's a wonder ANY character made it on this quiz.
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Shakespearean 'C' Scramble
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Can you unscramble the 'C' words found in Shakespeare?
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Best-Selling Novels of All Time
It looks like the key to having a best-selling novel is to go by your initials.
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ASOIAF tops 3 - animals edition
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Name the 3 most mentioned characters or animals of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' in each of these categories .
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Literature Editor: khands

Recent popular comments in Literature

  1. More Author Riddles
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    I am so glad Vonnegut's kittens didn't sleep in Slaughterhouse Five
  2. Famous Books: First Pages
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    As I type, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is on 42%. Sometimes the universe just does things right.
  3. Famous Books: First Pages
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    Well done Sporclers - only 19% of you know 50 Shades. The other 81% should be proud.
  4. Best-Selling Novels of All Time
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    Good quiz, the top one surprised me (though I guess it has a few centuries' lead on the others). But the first Harry Potter entry really should read "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," considering that's the original title and what everybody else besides the U.S. calls it. Sure, "Philosopher's Stone" is accepted anyway, but if it's written by a British author it makes sense to have the British title in the entry line and have "Sorceror's Stone" be the alternative accepted answer.
  5. Famous Books: First Pages
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    "Brush my hair into submission" OH I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE.
  6. 5-Word Book Title Matchup
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    "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is not five words.... 😉
  7. Middle-Earth Race Match
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    Made the mistake of thinking Bill the Pony grew into a fine fully-grown horse and now went by his full name "William" to symbolize his maturation. Alas, twas not so.
  8. More Author Riddles
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    It was the best of the Times; it was the worst of the Times.
  9. The Last Word: Book Titles II
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    So you're telling me that Daniel Defoe did NOT write a book about Colonel Sanders?
  10. Best-Selling Novels of All Time
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    Somewhat confused with The Lord Of The Rings, which was 3 books.