Quiz: A Perfect Score On This Literary Test Means You're A True Scholar

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Are you a literary scholar?

From Kurt Vonnegut to Ernest Hemingway to common literary prizes and terminology, this quiz covers it all.

 Sep 18, 2017
1 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Who wrote the famous short novel "Of Mice and Men?"
Edgar Allen Poe
Ernest Hemingway
John Steinback
2 of 15Pick the correct answer!
In "Moby Dick", what species of whale is Captain Ahab hunting?
orca (killer whale)
sperm whale
humpback whale
3 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Who is the main character in "The Catcher in the Rye?"
Huckleberry Finn
Holden Caulfield
Moby Dick
4 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Which famous novel features a fascination with a green light?
Oliver Twist
Mark Twain
The Great Gatsby
5 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Which famous book was written by Harper Lee?
To Kill A Mockingbird
Moby Dick
The King Has Risen
6 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Which of the following books is nonfiction?
The Great Gatsby
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid
7 of 15Pick the correct answer!
What book series is this line from, "We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter
8 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Which of the following is NOT a literary award?
Noontime Prize
Edgar Award
Pulitzer Prize
9 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Who wrote this six word short story-- For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.
Shel Silverstein
Emily Dickenson
Ernest Hemingway
10 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Homer said, "I look at you and a sense of wonder takes me," in what book?
The Illiad
The Christening
The Odyssey
11 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Which book says, "It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.”
To Kill A Mockingbird
Oh, The Places You'll Go!
The Diary of Anne Frank
12 of 15Pick the correct answer!
What is another word for the conclusion of a book?
Resolution
Rising action
Climax
13 of 15Pick the correct answer!
In "The Crucible", Arthur Miller makes parallels between the Salem Witch Trials and ________.
the War of the Worlds
the Civil War
the Red Scare of the 1950s
14 of 15Pick the correct answer!
What kind of book is the Nebula Prize given for?
non-fiction
science fiction
poetry
15 of 15Pick the correct answer!
Which author wrote the famous quote, "Everything is beautiful and nothing hurt," in Slaughterhouse Five?
Emily Dickenson
Edgar Allan Poe
Kurt Vonnegut
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