Literature Quiz Questions with Answers – How Well Do You Know Literature

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Literature – How Well Do You Know Literature?

 

Literature Quiz Questions with Answers - How Well Do You Know Literature

 

Literature Quiz and Answers

 

1. What ‘I’ Is The Chinese Book Of Divination?
I Ching

 

2. Who wrote the poems “Ozymandias” and “Ode to the West Wind”?
Shelley

 

3. What ‘TOTH’ Is A. A. Milne’s Play Taken From A Book By Kenneth Grahame?
Toad Of Toad Hall

 

4. What book about four days in Iowa took Robert J. Waller two weeks to write, and topped bestseller lists for seven months?
The Bridges of Madison County

 

5. Which comic actor and writer co-wrote the book “Life and How to Survive It”?
John Cleese

 

6. What town was the birthplace of William Shakespeare?
Stratford-upon-Avon

 

7. Who wrote Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln and Julian?
Gore Vidal

 

8. What ‘N’ Is The Bird Keats Wrote An Ode To?
Nightingale

 

9. What Was The Only Novel To Be Written By Margaret Mitchell?
Gone With The Wind

 

10. Which Author Created The Sleuths Miss Jane Marple And Hercule Poirot?
Agatha Christie

 

11. Which 4 letter word for having sex first appeared in a dictionary in 1986?
Bonk – not the obvious one!

 

12. Which ‘JE’ Is Governess To The Ward Of Mr Rochester, In The Book Bearing Her Name?
Jane Eyre

 

13. How Many Sonnets Did William Shakespeare Write?
154

 

14. Which Authors First (Unsuccessful) Book Was Inland Voyage?
Robert Louis Stevenson

 

15. Who wrote “An Outcast of the Islands”?
Joseph Conrad

 

16. Who Wrote Charlie And The Chocolate Factory?
Roald Dahl

17. In Which Thomas Hardy Novel Does The Character BathSheba Everdene Appear?
Far From The Madding Crowd

 

18. Who Wrote The Science Fiction Novel Slaughterhouse Five?
Kurt Vonnegut

 

19. What seven words provide the opening line of the Shakespeare play Richard III?
Now is the winter of our discontent

 

20. Which Group Of Fans Are The Only Ones To Be Mentioned In The Oxford English Dictionary?
Trekkies

 

21. Who Wrote The Novel Invisible Man In 1952?
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

22. John Ridd is the male lead in which book with a girl’s name as its title?
Lorna Doone

 

23. Which Great Book Was Started In Bedford Jail In 1675?
The Pilgrim’s Progress

 

24. The Authorised Version Of The Holy Bible Was Made At The Order Of Which King?
James The First (1611)

 

25. Which novel opens with the words, ‘Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again … ”
Rebecca

 

Online Literature Quiz Questions and Answers 2017 – 2018

 

26. Who Wrote About A Pig Called The Empress Of Blandings?
P G Wodehouse

 

27. Whose 1995 Novel The Moor’s Last Sigh Enraged Hindu Militants In
India?
Salman Rushdie’s

 

28. Which County Shares Its Name With The First Name Of An English Author?
Somerset (Maugham)

 

29. What title is held by Shakespeare’s Cymbeline?
King of Britain

 

30. Excluding The Word Hawaii What Is The Only Word In The English Dictionary That Has A Double Ii?
Skiing (Possibly Radii)

 

31. Who wrote her memoirs in “What Falls Away”?
Mia Farrow

 

32. Who wrote the play Happy Days in 1961?
Samuel Beckett

 

33. Who wrote a cookery book called “Keeping lt Simple”?
Gary Rhodes

 

34. What is the term used to denote the unauthorized and illegal accessing of programs, often with criminal intent?
Hacking

 

35. Who Wrote The Novel Bonfire Of The Vanities?
Tom Wolfe

 

36. What ‘W’ Is The Name By Which Mr Collins, Who Wrote ‘The Woman In White’, Is Known?
Wilkie

 

37. What Pen Name Was Adopted For The Book ‘Bravo Two Zero’?
Andy Mcnab

 

38. What ‘E’ Was A Greek Dramatist Who Wrote Some Eighty Plays?
Euripides

 

39. What is the first book in the New Testament?
Gospel of Matthew

 

40. Which playwright wrote “Barefoot in the Park” and “The Odd Couple”?
Neil Simon

 

41. What ‘Gem’ Is The Strange Looking Creature That Jealousy Is Described As In Shakespeare’s Othello!?
Green Eyed Monster

42. Who wrote the long-running West End play ‘The Mousetrap’?
Agatha Christie

 

43. Which Shakespeare Play Concerns The Two Old Friends Valentine And Proteus’ Love For The Beautiful Julia?
The Two Gentlemen Of Verona

 

44. Who’s First Book Was Pebble In The Sky?
Isaac Asimov

 

45. What book was the best-seller of the year in America in 1794?
Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography, which had been published in England the year before – three years after his death

 

46. Who Wrote That ‘The Female Of The Species Is Deadlier Than The Male?’?
Rudyard Kipling

 

47. Who Wrote Servants Of The Wankh In 1969?
Jack Vance

 

48. What ‘D’ Is The Setting For Shakespeare’s Hamlet?
Denmark

 

49. Who wrote plays with a political theme such as “The Little Foxes”?
Lillian Hellman

 

50. In What Book Does Humpty Dumpty First Appear?
Through The Looking Glass

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