Literature Trivia Questions VIIFree Quiz Questions - Printable
Position your cursor over the question mark found beside each question for the
Although he was the villain of The Three Musketeers, he also
created the Academie Francaise in 1635, which regulated the language and encouraged literature. Who was
b. Cardinal Richelieu
c. Louis XIV
It's a poetry syllogism! According to poems by Keats, one can infer that "truth" is a "joy
a. You can never have both
b. Both are definitions of "love"
c. Both are definitions of "beauty"
d. You can never have one without the other
What writer so accurately described the submarine periscope in
"Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" that it prevented a later inventor from patenting its real-life
a. Jules Verne
b. HG Wells
c. Arthur Conan Doyle
d. Edgar Rice Burroughs
This Shakespeare character walks into a bar and orders a beer in
iambic pentameter. How would he do so?
a. Forsooth, I doth crave ale, anon!
b. Hello, I want a beer, dear girl, and soon
c. A beer delivered unto me shall be like a newborn sun on an April
d. Yo, bitch. Get me a brew. Chop, chop!
In what minimalist Thornton Wilder play do folding chairs represent
a. The Bridge of San Luis Rey
b. Blithe Spirit
c. Our Town
d. Private Lives
What pronoun did Graves put in front of Claudius, Hammer in front
of the Jury and Asimov in front of Robot?
In what Shakespeare play does Brutus have the most lines?
a. Titus Andronicus
b. Julius Caesar
c. Anthony and Cleopatra
d. Troilus and Cressida
What did Roth say to Columbus, Isherwood to Berlin and Hilton to Mr
b. Never Again
c. Good Luck
d. Bring It On
What Shakespeare play was inspired when colonists aboard the Sea
Venture, who were headed for Virginia, were instead shipwrecked and founded Bermuda?
a. Twelfth Night
b. As You Like It
c. The Tempest
d. Measure for Measure
As of 2005, who was the only former president to get a novel
published, namely "The Hornet's Nest," about North Carolina and the American Revolution?
a. Woodrow Wilson
b. Jimmy Carter
c. George HW Bush
d. Gerald Ford
What magazine infamously darkened OJ Simpson's mug shot before
putting it on its cover?
a. National Review
d. New Republic
Name the novel that describes a future society where books are
outlawed and firefighters burn any house that contains them.
a. Fahrenheit 451
b. Sun and Shadow
c. Pillar of Fire
d. Twice 22
Click Here To Print This Quiz
Share this site with others
- ADD TO:
- Y! MyWeb