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Literature Trivia

A collection of literature trivia questions in which all of the answers are book, series, or poem titles.
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This book by James Joyce was forbidden by the US authorities for 15 years, because it was considered obsene. The ban was lifted in 1933.Ulysses
This book by George Orwell was banned as it was pro-communist.1984
This Lewis Carroll work was banned in China because in it humans and animals used the same language.Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
In which Stephen King story do we meet a red-headed character named Malachai?Children of the Corn
In which Stephen King story are we introduced to a recovering alcoholic named Jack Torrance?The Shining
Billy Halleck, a rather rotund lawyer, is a character from which Stephen King story?Thinner
The paraplegic Marty Coslaw is a character in which Stephen King story?The Silver Bullet
In which Stephen King story to we meet the intriguing stranger Andre Linoge?Storm of the Century
The former nurse Annie Wilkes is a character from which Stephen King story?Misery
Johnny Smith is a character that awakens from a coma in which Stephen King story?The Dead Zone
What fantasy series tells us first about a sword, then about the elfstones and finally about a wishsong?Shannara
In this sci-fi story, a young boy is given advanced training and then tricked into destroying an invading an alien fleet.Ender's Game
The fictional spice-drug Melange has a central role in which Sci-fi epic?Dune
This fantasy series features channelers, who can control the One Power, a mighty force that is separated into two halves: a male part and a female one.The Wheel of Time
This series depicts a unicorn-riding wizard, who is actually a contestant in a game show, in the futuristic world of Proton.Apprentice Adept
This popular fantasy series tells the story of a small human-like character, sent on a mission to save the world. He has to destroy an item of dark and terrible power by casting it into the fires of the mountain, where it was made.The Lord of the Rings
Which Fantasy Series tells the story of the War Wizard, Richard Rahl?The Sword of Truth
Which sci-fi classic features the story of an alien invasion thwarted by Earth's microorganisms?The War of the Worlds
Which fantasy series by C.S. Lewis includes a book entitled The Voyage of the Dawn Treader?The Chronicles of Narnia
Name the 19th century novel, which begins with the following sentence: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."Pride and Prejudice
This book was censored in 1985 in Cairo, Egypt as it contained obscene passages which posed a threat to the countrys moral fabric.Arabian Nights
This is a quote from a novel in which the action takes place in a mental institution: "You have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy." Name the novel.One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
After Dr. Seuss used 236 different words to write The Cat in the Hat, his publisher, Bennett Cerf, bet $50 that Seuss could not write a book of only fifty words. Seuss won the bet with this book in 1960.Green Eggs and Ham
Published in January 1990, this is the last book written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss. In the US, its a popular graduation gift.Oh, the Places You'll Go!
The title of this 1956 Dr. Seuss book has become a popular phrase used to introduce an opinion.If I Ran the Circus
Published in 1937, this is Dr. Seusss first book. Its main character Marco is based on Marco McClintock, the son of Mike McClintock, Seuss editor, and Helene McClintock, to whom he dedicated the book.And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
In this 1954 Dr. Seuss book the moral of the story (and a repeated phrase throughout the book) is: a person's a person no matter how small. This was the first of two Seuss books starring this kind-hearted elephant.Horton Hears a Who!
This 1971 Dr. Seuss book about a mossy, bossy creature, the Once-ler and the Truffula trees has been banned by some schools and libraries for its anti-forestry industry content.The Lorax
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) probably began this work in 1306. Its first canto begins with: Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, for the straightforward pathway had been lost.The Divine Comedy
In this tragic play by William Shakespeare, three witches tell a general in the army of King Duncan that he will never be vanquishd until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him.Macbeth
This 1971 novel by Anthony Burgess relates the story of a fifteen-year-old boy named Alex, who, with his gang members (known as droogs) roam the streets at night, committing violent crimes for enjoyment.A Clockwork Orange
This great work of Russian literature by Fyodor Dostoevsky features the character Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg student who kills an unscrupulous pawnbroker.Crime and Punishment
This novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1850, is considered his most autobiographical. It begins with: Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.David Copperfield
As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect is the opening line to this famous work of German fiction by Franz Kafka.The Metamorphosis
This novel by Charlotte Brontë includes the character Mr. Rochester, whose wife is a violent lunatic.Jane Eyre
In what 1851 novel would you find the characters Ishmael, Captain Ahab, Queequeg and Starbuck?Moby Dick
This early Anglo-Saxon work, possibly from the 800s, features the antagonist Grendel, a descendant of Cain who invades the mead-hall of the Danes and eats the men within. The title character ultimately beheads Grendel and keeps it as a trophy.Beowulf
What is Stephen Kings first published novel?Carrie
Once in a kingdom called Delain, there was a king with two sons. Delain was a very old kingdom and it had had hundreds of kings, perhaps, even thousands... is the beginning of what book?The Eyes of the Dragon
In 2000, Alice Randall wrote a new version of Gone With the Wind in which the story is told from the point of view of the slaves. What was the name of this novel?The Wind Done Gone
Which novel by Ernest Hemingway was published in Great Britain under the title Fiesta?The Sun Also Rises
Which 1929 novel narrates the decline of the distinguished Southern family, the Compsons?The Sound and the Fury
The 1961 publication of this sexually explicit novel led to an obscenity trial in the USA.Tropic of Cancer
Which novel, set in the Great Depression of the 1930s, won the the Pulitzer Prize in 1940?The Grapes of Wrath
Humbert Humbert is the protagonist and narrator of which 1955 novel?Lolita
In this book, a man loses his memory during the war, falls in love and marries, then hits his head and remembers his former life, forgetting his wife completely.Random Harvest
This novel tells the story of a man that meets his double and changes identities with him.The Scapegoat
A man who searches for inner peace, finally finding it by the side of a river is the protagonist of this 1922 German novel.Siddhartha
In this book, a man says that he will stop the motor of the world. He does so by removing the creative and visionary leaders from society one by one, tempting them to come live in an utopian society in the wilderness.Atlas Shrugged
The main character of this novel can make people disappear from existence with an effort of will.Stranger in a Strange Land
In this novel, the son of a wealthy man is obsessed with creating more wealth, in a subconscious desire to rebel against his father. In the end, he discovers that he has become his father. During his life, he invests in airplanes and movies, among other things. He has many affairs with beautiful women along the way.The Carpetbaggers
Electrodes are implanted into the brain of this book's protagonist in an effort to cure his seizures. But the electrodes fire too often, making him go on a murderous rampage.The Terminal Man
A mild-mannered coward is enlisted to help a group of hardened criminals pull off a museum theft in this 1962 English novel.The Light of Day
This book tells the story of a pilot and a scientist on an air expedition to Greenland who have separate dreams of being two long-dead lovers.An Old Captivity
Name the movie that ends with the following line: Louis. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.Casablanca
Which great movie ends with this line: The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of. Huh?The Maltese Falcon
Which novel by Charles Dickens is generally regarded as the first Victorian novel?The Pickwick Papers
This highly symbolic story by Polish-born novelist Joseph Conrad served as a base for the movie Apocalypse Now.Heart of Darkness
This novel, which satirizes society in early 19th-century England, opens at Miss Pinkertons Academy for Young Ladies.Vanity Fair
This literary work by Mary Shelley, infused with some elements of the Gothic novel, was subtitled The Modern Prometheus.Frankenstein
Jim, Marlowe, Stein, Sherif Ali, Rajah Tunka Allang and Gentleman Brown were characters in this novel.Lord Jim
The characters in this novel included Pierre Bezukov, Natasha Rostovic, Sonya Rostovic, Andrei N. Bolkov and Elene Kuragin.War and Peace
Jim, Widow Douglas, Miss Watson, The Grangerford and the Shepardsons were characters in this novel.The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Raskolnikov, Sonya S. and Porfry were characters in this novel.Crime and Punishment
The characters in this novel included Hester Prynne, Pearl, Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmsdale.The Scarlet Letter
The characters in this novel included Wilfred, Rebecca, Rowena, Isaac of York and Prior.Ivanhoe
This massive novel, consisting of 18 chapters, chronicles the events of one single day in the life of the protagonist Leopold Bloom.Ulysses
In 1989, the author of this book and all those involved in its publication were sentenced to death by the Supreme Leader of Iran.The Satanic Verses
Which allegorical novel by William Golding features a group of boys stranded on a desert island?Lord of the Flies
This novel, which follows the adventures of junkie William Lee, was banned by Boston courts in 1962.Naked Lunch
What classic satirical novel by Jonathan Swift was banned in Ireland for being wicked and obscene?Gulliver's Travels
What Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, set during the Great Depression, was banned in some US States for vulgar language?The Grapes of Wrath
What 2003 best-selling novel by Dan Brown was denounced by Roman Catholics for being anti-Christian?The Da Vinci Code
What novel opens with this sentence: I was born in the year 1632 in the city of York, of a good family thou not of that country, my father being from Bremen, who settled first at Hill.?Robinson Crusoe
Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again is the first sentence of this literary work.Rebecca
What novel opens with this line: It was a cold day in April and the clock was striking thirteen.?1984
This novel opens with the following sentence: You may rejoice to hear that a disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil foreboding..Frankenstein
To begin at the beginning: It is spring, moonless night in the small town is the opening of this literary work.Under Milk Wood
You better not tell nobody but God is the beginning of this novel.The Color Purple
This novel opens with the question Who is John Galt?.Atlas Shrugged
All this happened, more or less is the first sentence of this book.Slaughterhouse Five
Mother died today is the opening of this novel.The Stranger
What play opens with a street brawl in Verona between the servants of two feuding noble families?Romeo and Juliet
What Shakespearean tragedy, set in Denmark, explores the themes of treachery and revenge?Hamlet
This comedy by Shakespeare, characterized by a lot of mix-ups and witty dialogue, involves two sets of identical twins.The Comedy of Errors
This pastoral comedy contains one of Shakespeare's most quoted monologues, which opens with the lines, All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players.As You Like It
Which detective novel by Agatha Christie introduced Miss Marple to readers?The Murder at the Vicarage
What book in the popular Harry Potter series contains a chapter titled The Seven Potters?Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
This 1990 film featuring Harrison Ford and Brian Dennehy was an adaptation of the Scott Turows novel of the same name about of a prosecutor charged with the murder of his female colleague.Presumed Innocent
Based on a 1983 book by Dick King-Smith, this 1995 Australian film directed by Chris Noonan was nominated for seven Academy Awards.Babe
This 1997 science fiction movie directed by Robert Zemeckis was adapted from Carl Sagan's novel of the same title.Contact
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, set in the fictional tired old town of Maycomb, Alabama, is narrated by six-year-old Scout Finch.To Kill a Mockingbird
This novel by Jack Kerouac, regarded as the defining work of the Beat Generation, is based on the spontaneous trips made by the author and his friends.On the Road
What novel follows Holden Caulfield, a character that has come to be associated with teenage angst and rebellion?The Catcher in the Rye
A neurological condition, characterised by altered perceptions of body image and visual illusions, was named after this character from childrens literature.Alice in Wonderland
This novel by Nevil Shute is set in the future after WWIII. Due to the nuclear fallout, only land in the southern hemisphere is inhabitable.On the Beach
Author Gabriel García Márquez stresses in this 1985 novel that love-sickness is a literal disease causing pain and other physical symptoms.Love in the Time of Cholera
Which novel has the opening lines, My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1963.?The Lovely Bones
According to many scholars, Miguel Cervantes penned the first modern novel. What is its title?Don Quixote
This famous anti-war novel by Erik Marie Remarque was banned in Nazi Germany.All Quiet on the Western Front
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