25 Literary Quizzes (15 per page with answers)

  each set 15 questions with answers   each set 15 questions with answers
Literature 001 What was the Book of the Dead? Literature 013 The character 'Porthos' appears in which famous book?
Literature 002 Which author dropped the Onions when he changed his name? Literature 014 Who was Omar Khayyam?
Literature 003 Which famous book by a famous Irish author, was described by a
critic as 'the foulest book ever printed?
Literature 015 'When I consider how my life is spent' is the beginning of a
poem by whom?
Literature 004 Dikran Kuyumjian is better known as whom? Literature 016 Who wrote The Scarlet Letter?
Literature 005 What did the fictional character 'Phileas Fogg' achieve? Literature 017 'I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,' is the beginning of
a poem by whom?
Literature 006 Complete the proverb: 'Circumstances...' Literature 018 Who wrote the play Pygmalion?
Literature 007 How much did Charley Barley sell his wife for? Literature 019 Who, in Treasure Island, was Captain Flint?
Literature 008 Who wrote The Lord of the Flies? Literature 020 Complete the proverb: 'Clothes do not...'
Literature 009 The character 'Passepartout' appears in which famous book by
Jules Verne?
Literature 021 Who wrote Fear Of Flying?
Literature 010 Who's dead business partner, Jacob Marley, returns to haunt him
and teach him to be charitable and kind?
Literature 022 Who wrote Autobiography of a Super-tramp?
Literature 011 The character 'Captain Rawdon' appears in which book by Charles
Literature 023 Complete the proverb: 'Better the devil you know...'
Literature 012 Who wrote the story The Murders in the Rue Morgue? Literature 024 According to Keats, what is the, 'Season of mists and mellow



About these quizzes

These quizzes are for general purpose as Quiz Night type quizzes and should not be mistaken for Exam questions, they are simply to use as general quizzes and can be used for relief lessons or quiz nights or as a general quick subject quiz for students.

NOTE: most quizzes are being updated so this is a work in progress.

I ran a quiz each week in the computer lab with one question per week pasted on the notice board, on Fridays at morning recess I would draw entries out of a bag (A4 Envelope) and for the correct answer a prize was given to the wining student (usually a Crunchie Bar).

On Friday recess I then ran a quick 10min quiz on any topic and these became quite popular, so I have put together many quizzes over several years and from various quiz books that I purchased. Here are some of the quizzes, many starting around 1997-8 so some may now be slightly outdated but I am certain you can modify the questions to bring them up to date.


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