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Quizzes - Test Your Knowledge in Literature

Taking a quiz can be a fun way to test your knowledge about a particular topic in literature. How much do you remember? Are there areas in which you feel you could still learn more?
  1. Quizzes About Writers (9)
  2. Quizzes by Title (12)

1984 Quiz
"1984" is a famous British novel. What happens in this book? And, why is the story so memorable? Test your knowledge about "1984."

Antigone Quiz
"Antigone" is a famous Greek tragedy. What happens in this play? And, why is the play so memorable? Test your knowledge about "Antigone."

Brownings Quiz: Robert & Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The courtship and marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning is legendary in literary history. Test your knowledge about the relationship and writings of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning.

Brush up on Your Shakespeare -- Quiz
Test your knowledge about William Shakespeare. Identify the play (or other work by William Shakespeare) in which the following lines appear...

Canterbury Tales Quiz
How many tales are a part of "The Canterbury Tales"? Why were the pilgrims on a journey, and where were they going? Test your knowledge about "The Canterbury Tales."

Catcher in the Rye Quiz
"The Catcher in the Rye " is a controversial American novel. How many books did this writer create, and for which of these works is he best known? What was the book banned? Who is the main character, and what happens in the end? Test your knowledge about "The Catcher in the Rye."

Dying of the Light -- Quiz
Dylan Thomas wrote, "Do not go gentle into that good night, / Old age should burn and rave at close of day; / Rage, rage against the dying of the light." But, what do you know about the deaths of some of the greatest writers? With this quiz, you can test your knowledge of how writers met their final moments.

E.B. White Quiz
E.B. White was a well-known American writer. What books are among his most popular? Test your knowledge about E.B. White.

Edna Ferber Quiz
Edna Ferber was an award-winning novelist and writer. Her works have been made into movies, and her plays were also well-received. Test your knowledge about Edna Ferber.

French Writers
French literature is rich and diverse, influenced by the political history of France. The writers who have been a part of the literary tradition have included: Antonin Artaud, Honre de Balzac, Charles Baudelairie, Andre Breton, Albert Camus, Colette, Guy de Maupassant, and others. Test your knowledge about these great writers...

Jane Austen Quiz
Why was Jane Austen so famous? What are some of her most well-known works? Which characters fall in love? And what happens? Test your knowledge about Jane Austen.

Jane Eyre Quiz
When was the book published? Who are the main characters? Who wrote the novel? Test your knowledge about one of the greatest novels of that period.

Literature Tests and Quizzes
Test your knowledge in reading and literature with these books of tests and quizzes. Find tips and tricks for successfully taking tests for your literature class. Or, just browse through these books to find out just how much you know about literature from around the world. Read on.

Louisa May Alcott Quiz
Why was Louisa May Alcott so famous? What are some of her most well-known works? From whence did she draw the material for her books? Test your knowledge about Louisa May Alcott.

Madame Bovary Quiz
"Madame Bovary" is a famous French novel. What happens in this novel? And, why is the play so memorable? Test your knowledge about "Madame Bovary."

Marcel Proust Quiz
Marcel Proust is a famous French writer. What is best-known works? Where did he live? And, why has he made such a mark on literary history? Test your knowledge about Marcel Proust.

Mark Twain Quiz
Mark Twain is one of America's greatest writers, famous for his wit and wisdom. What are some of his most well-known works? Where did he live? What was his real name? Test your knowledge about Mark Twain.

My Last Duchess Quiz
"My Last Duchess" is a famous poem from the Victorian period. What happens in this poem? And, why is the poem so memorable? Test your knowledge about "My Last Duchess."

Myths & Beyond -- Harry Potter Quiz
The Harry Potter series is filled with a number of remarkable creatures, many of which have appeared in other myths and legends. Test your knowledge about Harry Potter and mythology.

Old English Quiz
What is the language of Old English literature? What famous works do we have from that period? Test your knowledge about Old English literature.

Pride and Prejudice - Quiz
When was the book published? Who are the main characters? Who wrote the novel? Test your knowledge about one of the greatest novels of that period.

Red Badge of Courage Quiz
"The Red Badge of Courage " is a famous American novel. What happens in this book? And, why is the story so memorable? Test your knowledge about "The Red Badge of Courage."

Story of An Hour Quiz
"The Story of an Hour" is a famous American short story. What happens in this story? And, why is the story so memorable? Test your knowledge about "The Story of an Hour."

Summer Quiz
What have writers said about summer in poems, stories, novels, and other works? In this quiz, you can test your knowledge of who wrote about summer in the classics. Also, see if you know the titles of these summertime works.

Treasure Island Quiz
"Treasure Island " is a famous adventure novel. What happens in this book? Where does the book take us? Test your knowledge about "Treasure Island ."

Uncle Tom's Cabin Quiz
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" is a famous American novel. What happens in this book? And, why is the story so memorable? Test your knowledge about "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

Walden Quiz
The author of "Walden" lived on Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts, in order to simplify his life. Who wrote this famous work, and what do we know about the author's life? Test your knowledge about "Walden."

War of the Worlds Quiz
"The War of the Worlds" is a famous British novel. Who wrote this novel, and why has it so touched our imaginations? Test your knowledge about "War of the Worlds."

Washington Irving Quiz
Why was Washington Irving so famous? What are some of his most well-known works? Where did he live? Test your knowledge about Washington Irving.

Who Wrote It? -- Quiz
In this quiz, you can test your knowledge of some of the world's greatest and most memorable classics. For each question, just indicate who wrote the quote. Then, see if you know the work from which the quote originated. This quiz is by Tamra Willett-Johnson. Enjoy!

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