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

Same Author, Different Characters
A quiz where authors and characters mingle.
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Authors by Last Novel
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Name the authors by their last published novels.
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Decades by Literature
This would be easier if books aged as noticeably as some celebrities.
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'U', 'V', 'X', 'Y' & 'Z' ASoIaF characters (clickable)
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Pick the A Song of Ice and Fire characters starting with 'U', 'V', 'X', 'Y' or 'Z' who fit the descriptions.
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The Last Word: Contemporary Authors
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Name the missing final word from these books.
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Which Words Did Shakespeare Use?
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Can you guess which words Shakespeare used at least once?
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Lord of the Rings Rulers Match-up
Middle-Earth just wasn't into democracy.
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'Twelfth Night' Characters (Clickable)
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Pick the named characters in Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'.
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Penguin Drop Caps Series Covers
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Name the authors of the Penguin Drop Caps series from their novel cover.
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Book Title Zoo Match
The pages of a book can be a wild place.
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Country by Nobel Literature Laureate
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Name the country each of these Nobel Prize for Literature laureates represented when they were awarded*.
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Dulce et Decorum Est (Clickable)
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Pick the missing words from the Wilfred Owen poem 'Dulce et Decorum Est'.
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Killers in the Illiad
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Name the people who have been described to kill at least one other person during the part of the Trojan War that was described in the Illiad.
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What To Expect When You're Expecting: Most Common Words
What were you really expecting?
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Harry Potter Forenames (Clickable)
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Pick the forenames of the Harry Potter characters.
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Bears, Children. Bears.
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Can you name children's books* from which these bears hail?
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Marauder's Map Nicknames
We solemnly swear that we are up to no good.
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Fill in the Titles
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Add the missing word to the titles of these 50 famous poems
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Poetry Map: Carl Sandburg - 'Fog'
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Name the words to 'Fog' by Carl Sandburg.
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The Last Word: Book Titles
Who knew last words were so important? To Kill A Mockingbird just isn't the same without the Mockingbird.
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Faux Bard
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Shakespeare gets quoted a LOT...sometimes people don't even know that's who they're quoting. But sometimes it's NOT Will. Can you tell the geniune O-riginal from the F-aux? F or O, that's all you need to type.
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Romeo and Juliet Prologue
Romeo and Juliet, two lovers who royally ruined it for each other.
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Harry Potter Characters: Over 500 Mentions
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Name the Harry Potter characters that have over 500 mentions.
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Shakespeare in Three Panels Part II
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Name the Shakespeare in Three Panels Part II.
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Fictional Schools of Literature
Even fictional characters have something they need to learn.
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Books that Start with 'T' by Cover
These books are truly top-notch.
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ASOIAF Last Name Blitz
Answer quickly or you'll be sent to the Wall!
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Fifty Shades Books
What about the other 47 shades? When are those coming out?
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Fairy Tale by Moral
Fairy Tales teach us lots of things, like what to do if a wolf blows our houses down.
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Clicktion on the Fiction: (1970s)
True or false? These books all featured a disco ball.
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American Literature Titles Match-Up
It turns out that Americans really like to write.
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Literature Editor: khands