The Ultimate Books Quiz

Are you a Bibliophile? Think you could ace this book quiz? You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, from the beloved classics to modern-day reads, this quiz has it all. Think novels, authors, and famous literary characters for inspiration to ace our free book quiz.

Round 1 – British Literature

1 – Who wrote Frankenstein?

2 – The orphan Pip is the protagonist of which novel?

3 – Who wrote Small Island?

4 – Who wrote Homage to Catalonia?

5 – Mr. Darcy, George Wickham, and Mr. Allen are characters from which author’s novels?

6 – Which sisters wrote Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?

7 – Which Scottish novel gave its name to a major train station?

8 – Who wrote works including Ulysses and Dubliners?

9 – Who wrote Trainspotting, later adapted as a major film?

10 – Who wrote The Wasp Factory?

Round 2 – European Literature

1 – Who wrote The Unbearable Lightness of Being?

2 – The protagonist of Kafka’s Metamorphosis becomes a giant ant – True or False?

3 – Who wrote the satirical novel ‘Candide’?

4 – Who wrote The Stranger, also known as The Outsider?

5 – What language did Tolstoy originally write in?

6 – Who wrote Crime and Punishment?

7 – Les Misérables is set during the French Revolution of 1789 – True or False?

8 – In Don Quixote, what does the protagonist think are hostile giants?

9 – Who wrote The Name of the Rose, later adapted into a film?

10 – Who wrote In Search of Lost Time?

Round 3 – American Literature

1 – Who wrote The Catcher in the Rye?

2 – What kind of creature is Moby Dick?

3 – Who wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin?

4 – In which conflict is Catch 22 set?

5 – Whose work includes Tender is the Night and The Beautiful and the Damned?

6 – Who wrote The Song of Solomon?

7 – Who wrote A Farewell to Arms?

8 – To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Shirley Jackson – True or False?

9 – Who won a Hugo award for Bloodchild?

10 – Who wrote The Sound and the Fury?

Round 4 – Early Literature

1 – What is the name of the collection of stories compiled in Welsh, in the medieval period?

2 – Who composed Le Morte d’Arthur, one of the most famous Arthurian stories?

3 – Which early epistolary novel is over 1,500 pages long?

4 – What story, supposedly the diary of a shipwrecked man, is considered one of the earliest novels?

5 – The Tale of Genji was written by a Japanese noblewoman – True or False?

6 – Aphra Behn, the author of Oroonoko, was also a spy – True or False?

7 – Which British politician wrote The Castle of Otranto, one of the first Gothic novels?

8 – Who wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress?

9 – Who wrote Moll Flanders?

10 – Who wrote Gulliver’s Travels?

Round 5 – World Literature

1 – In which country is Romance of the Three Kingdoms considered a national classic?

2 – Who wrote Things Fall Apart, one of the most widely translated African novels?

3 – Who wrote Freshwater?

4 – The Japanese novel The Tale of Genji is over a thousand years old – True or False?

5 – Who wrote Pedro Páramo?

6 – Who wrote One Hundred Years of Solitude?

7 – Which 1993 novel, set in India, was adapted into a BBC series?

8 – Who wrote The Woman in the Dunes?

9 – Which 2005 novel by Kazuo Ishiguro was shortlisted for the Booker Prize?

10 – Who wrote The Wretched of the Earth?




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