Literature Quizzes & Trivia

Are you an avid reader? If so, you’ll really love our literature quizzes. Which playwright, a contemporary of Shakespeare, was killed in a bar fight? Who is the Scottish author whose family were famous for building lighthouses? What was the name of Don Quixote’s horse?

We delve into literature from every period, and from every part of the world to give you questions which will test your knowledge and at the same time inform and educate you about the vast treasure trove of literature. From Shakespeare to Robert Louis Stevenson, from Tolstoy to Tolkien, from Confucius to Kipling, take our quiz and see how much you know about our written heritage.

This quiz has been developed by a professional psychologist and literature expert at Oxford. If you answer the questions as honestly as possible, the results are surprisingly accurate. Enjoy!

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 9632   |  Last updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Sample Question
    You would describe yourself as:

Do you have a proper understanding when it comes to plot conflict and comprehension? As an aspiring author, you need to have some basic knowledge about the parts that make a story a story, and the quiz...

Questions: 18  |  Attempts: 3573   |  Last updated: Mar 19, 2020
  • Sample Question
    This usually occurs at the beginning of the story. Characters are introduced. We also learn about the setting. Most importantly, we are introduced to the main problem of the story.



Questions: 49  |  Attempts: 1711   |  Last updated: Aug 21, 2017
  • Sample Question
    In chapter 8, Foster points out that in the 20th century fairytales


Questions: 16  |  Attempts: 1480   |  Last updated: Mar 25, 2020
  • Sample Question
    The plot in this kind of story makes sense, ends with a solution to the problem and real events are mixed with fictional events.

Flipping Fantastic.

Questions: 5  |  Attempts: 1107   |  Last updated: Aug 21, 2017
  • Sample Question
    The minor character is _____________.




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