Literature Quizzes

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Shakespeare play by faked death
Editor Pick
Pick the Shakespeare play by faked death.
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Game of Thrones House Profiles

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Stories Told in a Single Day
It may take you more than a day to read these books.
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Author - Book - Character Match
Better hope those character names stuck with you through the years (or they made a movie of the book.)
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Hogwarts Typing Challenge III
Sorry, there's not a spell to help you get 100%.
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Harry Potter Top 200 C Surnames
Editor Pick
Name the surnames that start with C that appear in the Harry Potter Top 200 characters.
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Names in Novel Titles Match II
You know you've truly made it in life when you make it in the title of a best selling novel.
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Edgar Allan Poe or Agatha Christie?
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Can you identify if the given work was written by Edgar Allan Poe (P) or Agatha Christie (C)?
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Which Words Did Shakespeare Use?
Little known fact, Shakespeare invented the word 'humblebrag', of course it meant something much different back then.
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A Song 'of' Ice & Fire
This quiz is dark and full of terrors.
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Literary Works ending in 'Y'
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Name the authors of these literary works ending in 'Y.
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Political Books by Political Women
For when a memo, tweet or speech just won't cut it.
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Fictional Characters by Description III
These characters are used to full books, not measly quiz descriptions!
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Clickable Poetry Terminology
Step one to writing a poem: Get a really fancy pen.
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Clickable: Authors ending in Y
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Pick the correct authors based on one of their literary works and the year it was first published.
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Match-Up
Hopefully none of you suffer the same fate that some of these children did.
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Famous Books: Before & After
Looking for some great books? This quiz has you covered.
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Who's that? (Literature)
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Can you click the literary character when given the title that refers to them and their author?
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Brit Lit Bunker
And you thought reading was just a fun pastime.
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Barnes & Noble Classics Covers III
How many of these classics can you identify by cover alone?
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Grab Bag: Literary Animals
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Name the answers in each of these Literary Animals categories.
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Main Shakespeare Characters by Play
Hint: Try the title characters first.
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Lord of the Rings Top 50 Places
Any place with a circle door is a good place in our book.
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Popular Writers, Unpopular Books
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Pick these popular writers' least read novels (according to Goodreads).
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Animal Protagonists
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Name the book or series in which the following animals play major roles.
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The Nine Lyric Poets
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Name the Nine Lyric (or Melic) Poets of Ancient Greece studied by scholars in Hellenistic Alexandria.
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Harry Potter Top 200 D Surnames
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Name the surnames that start with D that appear in the Harry Potter Top 200 characters.
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Ozymandias
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Name the words to Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
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ASOIAF's great Families by Family Tree
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Can you identify each great family of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by its family tree (See 'How to play')?
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Literary Works ending in 'R'
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Name the authors of these literary works ending in 'R'.
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A Song of Ice and Fire POVs and Non-POVs (Minefield)
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Pick the POV characters from the A Song of Ice and Fire series.
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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, lines 1-36
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Name the words from lines 1-36 of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
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Literature Editor: khands

Recent popular comments in Literature

  1. Famous Books: Before & After
    53
    Agree with the archived comment, that giving the author's name just turns this into 'Who wrote ...?' Either leave out the author, or make a quiz where there are two answers for each author, where book B was written between A and C, and book D was written between C and E - not identifying what the full order is in the clues, so you could mis-guess B for D and vice versa.
  2. Famous Books: Before & After
    39
    Your Record Album quiz in the same format is BRILLIANT. And this one would be, too, if you didn't give us the authors' names. The fun of it is IDing the author from two books, then finding the third. By giving us the name, we don't have to pay any attention to the book title at all. PLEASE RETHINK THIS! :) (And while you're at it, do more like this, and like the albums one.)
  3. Famous Books: Before & After
    28
    OwenHerring stole my comment! I totally agree, I only looked at the authors.
  4. Lord of the Rings Top 50 Places
    27
    Can't believe I missed Middle Earth. *facepalm*
  5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Match-Up
    25
    I do have to wonder why Gene Wilder is used as the image when the quiz uses the book/Johnny Depp film version of Veruca's fate. I do still love it, though.
  6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Match-Up
    22
    Thanks to Sporcle for the publish and to evryone who plays. I remember making this quiz while my wife and daughter were watching the movie. Half an hour well spent as it turned out.
  7. Aesop's Fables Illustrated
    21
    Anyone else automatically type "hound" for number 6?

    Disney movies have ruined me.
  8. Hogwarts Professors A-Z
    20
    @geronimostilton- Actually, Berry IS in the quiz. He's a bonus answer that triggers the B section. He's not listed among the displayed B answers because he only appears in the Tales of Beedle the Bard and not in the seven canon books. @mathknapp- Kettleburn is the Care of Magical Creatures professor before Hagrid. He retires, according to Dumbledore, "in order to enjoy more time with his remaining limbs."
  9. Aesop's Fables Illustrated
    20
    ^ My fine-feathered friend, I've now allowed for the singular form of that answer.

    The moral of the story is "Be grateful for those who help improve a quiz, and to those who choose to publish them. Thanks admin."
  10. Famous Books: Before & After
    17
    Yup ... people beat me to it. All I needed to do was match the famous book to the famous author.