Test Your Knowledge About English Literature

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 160

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English Literature Quizzes & Trivia

There are so many incredible writers throughout history that it’s near impossible to soak in all of their great works. You can certainly try, however! In the following quiz, we’re going to be seeing just how much of a literature buff you are, as we test your knowledge of various writers and their works from days gone by. Let’s see how much you can tell us!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What part of speech is "pitiable", meaning "contemptible"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 2. 
    What part of speech is "pitiless", meaning "hard-hearted"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 3. 
    What part of speech is "pittance", meaning "any small portion or meager allowance"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Adverb

  • 4. 
    What part of speech is "placid", meaning "serene"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 5. 
    What part of speech is "planisphere", meaning "a polar projection of the heavens on a chart"?
    • A. 

      Noun

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 6. 
    What part of speech is "platitude", meaning "a written or spoken statement that is flat, dull, or commonplace"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 7. 
    What part of speech is "plaudit", meaning "an expression of applause"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 8. 
    What part of speech is "pleasant", meaning "agreeable"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Verb

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 9. 
    What part of speech is "plebeian", meaning "common"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 10. 
    What part of speech is "pledgee", meaning "the person to whom anything is pledged"?
    • A. 

      Adjective

    • B. 

      Adverb

    • C. 

      Noun

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 11. 
    What part of speech is "plenipotentiary", meaning "a person fully empowered to transact any business"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Adjective

    • D. 

      Verb

  • 12. 
    What part of speech is "plumb", meaning "a weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Adverb

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 13. 
    What part of speech is "plummet", meaning "a piece of lead for making soundings, adjusting walls to the vertical"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adjective

  • 14. 
    What part of speech is "plural", meaning "containing or consisting of more than one"?
    • A. 

      Verb

    • B. 

      Adjective

    • C. 

      Adverb & Adjective

    • D. 

      Noun

  • 15. 
    What part of speech is "plurality", meaning "a majority"?
    • A. 

      Adverb

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Verb

    • D. 

      Adjective

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