British Literature Quizzes & Trivia

As Winston Churchill once said "Now is the time for all men to come to the aid of the party." And why is he in here? Because he was a writer before he was a prime minister! Another famous writer? J.K. Rowling!

But how much do you know about the writers of the island over the pond? Can you answer questions about the works of Shakespeare, or are you thinking that maybe Harry Potter is more your thing?

Do you know your Union Jack from your civil unions? Well, now is the time for you to come to the party then!

This quiz is designed to help students determine which of the six major eras of British literature studied this year most resonates with them personally.

Questions: 14  |  Attempts: 1336   |  Last updated: Sep 21, 2017
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    How do you feel about love, women, and romantic relationships?

This is a quiz to prepare me for my first exam in Brit Lit II. The quiz is over Romantic Poetry.

Questions: 53  |  Attempts: 234   |  Last updated: Sep 14, 2018
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    Who wrote: "Songs of Innocence," "Songs of Experience," and "Visions of the Daughters of Albion?"

The literature associated with United Kingdom Is the British Literature and also involves writings in Anglo-Norman. The largest part of this literature has been written in English language and this means English is taking a...

Questions: 14  |  Attempts: 61   |  Last updated: Nov 14, 2018

A quiz based on older identification questions in British Literature II. This is for the final exam (not the mid term).

Questions: 44  |  Attempts: 32   |  Last updated: Dec 2, 2013
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    Here lies, to each her parents’ ruth, Mary, the daughter of their youth; Yet all heaven’s gifts being heaven’s due, it makes the father less to rue.


Questions: 43  |  Attempts: 18   |  Last updated: Jan 22, 2013
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    The Puritans were not successful in establishing a stable government after the king's execution. 




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  • How do you feel about love, women, and romantic relationships?
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  • What is your ideal political situation?
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  • Who wrote: "Songs of Innocence," "Songs of Experience," and "Visions of the Daughters of Albion?"
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  • Who wrote "A Vindication of the Rights of Women?"
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  • Who wrote "To a Mouse," "To a Louse," and "A Red, Red Rose?"
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  • Here lies, to each her parents’ ruth, Mary, the daughter of their youth; Yet all heaven’s gifts being heaven’s due, it makes the father less to rue.
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  • Some ne’er advance a judgement of their own, But catch the spreading notion of town; They reason and conclude by precedent, And own stale nonsense which the ne’er invent. Some judge of authors’ names, not works, and then Nor praise nor blame the writings, but the men.
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  • The great contentions of criticism is to find the faults of the moderns and the beauties of the ancients. While an author is yet living we estimate his powers by his worst performance; and when he his dead we rate them by his best. To works, however, of which the excellence is not absolute and definite, but gradual and comparative; to works not raised upon principles demonstrative and scientific, but appealing wholly to observation and experience, no other test can be applied than length of duration and continuance of esteem.
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