Literature Quiz

How Well Do You Know Your Books ?

Calling all book worms ... Fact or fiction ? Our literature quiz (a little further down the page), will test you on a variety of types and styles of literature ...

Feel free to use these book quiz questions, when writing your own quizzes.

Booker Prize - List of booker prize winners and their winning books from the first awarded in 1969.

Charles Dickens - List of novels by the British novelist of the Victorian era.

Novel First Lines - This is a list of first lines, of well known, popular novels.

William Shakepeare Plays - Have been translated into every major language and performed more often than those of any other playwright.


1. Whose diary was written by Helen Fielding ?
Bridget Jones

2. What was the initial print run, to the nearest million for ‘Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire ?’
5 (4.8 Million)

3. Which leading actress wrote an anthology of critics’ anecdotes called ‘No Stone Unturned’ ?
Diana Rigg

4. Whose first novel was ‘The Rachel Papers’ in 1974 ?
Martin Amis

5. Who wrote the best seller of 2004-2005, ‘The Da Vinci Code’ ?
Dan Brown

6. Which pop celebrity wrote ‘Be My Baby’ ?
Ronnie Spector

7. How many ‘Barchester Chronicles’ are there ?

8. Who wrote the novel on which the movie ‘Prince Of Tides’ was based ?
Pat Conroy

9. Who went from ‘Deceit & Betrayal’ to ‘A Dark of Devotion’ ?
Clare Francis

10. Whose book ‘Sex’, coincided with a dance album ‘Erotica’ ?

11. Which science fiction writer, wrote the ‘Foundation’ trilogy ?
Isaac Asimov

12. Which 1957 Evelyn Waugh novel is largely autobiographical ?
‘The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold’

13. Who or what was the ‘Empress of Blandings’ ?
Pig (Created by PG Wodehouse)

14. Whose 19th century dictionary standardised US English ?
Noah Webster

15. Which comedian wrote ‘Families And How To Survive Them’ ?
John Cleese

16. Which sports stars’ autobiography was called ‘Facing The Music’ ?
Torvill & Dean

17. Against wrote background is Hemingway’s ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’, told ?
Spanish Civil War

18. Who publishes ‘Hansard’ ?
Her Majesty’s Stationery Office

19. Whose 1998 best seller argued that the universe is a part of a super universe’ ?
Steven Hawkins

20. Which novelist’s great-great-grandfather, founded the ‘Yorkshire Post’?
Jilly Cooper

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