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Book Trivia Display

            I’ve been spending a lot of my time recently playing and watching trivia games. It got me thinking, how would I make my own trivia game if I could? And then I did! The rules are simple, I will ask the question and list multiple choices beneath it and you will take your best guess. At the very bottom is where the correct answers will be located (no cheating). Make sure to keep track of your points to know how well you did.


Ready? Let’s go!

1)      What is the Queen of Hearts from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland most repeated line?

queen of hearts


a.      “We’re all mad here.”

b.      “Curiouser and Curiouser.”

c.      “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.”

d.      Off with their heads!”


2)      What does Victor Frankenstein from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein refuse to do for the monster?



a.      Help the monster kill

b.      Make a wife for the monster

c.      Apologize

d.      Find shelter to keep the monster safe


3)      Who wrote the first vampire fiction The Vampyre?


a.      John Polidori

b.      Edgar Allan Poe

c.      Sheridan Le Fanu

d.      Bram Stoker


4)      Who does Elizabeth Bennett marry in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen?

Pride and Prejudice

a.      Fitzwilliam Darcy

b.      George Wickham

c.      Charles Bingley

d.      William Collins


5)      What is the primary crime that reoccurs throughout The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson?

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

a.      Theft

b.      Burglary

c.      Murder

d.      Arson


6)      Who is the character Beloved in Toni Morrison’s Beloved?


a.      Sethe’s daughter

b.      A friend of Denver

c.      The community’s school teacher

d.      Beloved is not a character in the book


7)      What are the names of the three pigs from George Orwell’s Animal Farm?

Animal Farm

a.      Benjamin, Boxer, and Clover

b.      Snowball, Napoleon, and Squealer

c.      Jessie, Blue Bell, and Old Major

d.      Moses, Molly, and Muriel


8)      Who is the author of the children’s book Peter Pan?

Peter Pan

a.      Roald Dahl

b.      Eric Carle

c.      J.M. Barrie

d.      J.R.R Tolkien


9)      What is Montag’s first name in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury?

Fahrenheit 451

a.      Faber

b.      Beatty

c.      Fred

d.      Guy


10)  What defining characteristic do the people in the dystopian novel The Giver by Lois Lowry have?

The Giver

a.      They cannot see color

b.      They do not eat food

c.      Only women exist in the society

d.      They can turn into animals


11)  What species is Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien?

Bilbo Baggins

a.      Elf

b.      Orc

c.      Dwarf

d.      Hobbit


12)  Who lives on 221B Baker Street?

221 B

a.      Sherlock Holmes and John Watson from Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle

b.      The Dashwood family from Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility 

c.      Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

d.      Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


13)   What is the primary theme of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde?

Dorian Gray

a.     The consequences of greed

b.     Evil vs. good

c.     The power of art

d.     Loyalty and justice


14)  What state is Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn set in?

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

a.      Mississippi

b.      Missouri

c.      Alabama

d.      Tennessee


15)  Which of these books is NOT a John Steinbeck novel?

East of Eden

a.      Tortilla Flat

b.      The Pearl

c.      The Sun Also Rises

d.      East of Eden




Correct Answers:

1) D

2) B

3) A

4) A

5) C

6) A

7) B

8) C

9) D

10) A

11) D

12) A

13) C

14) B

15) C


How well did you do? You might recognize some of these novels from your early middle and high school days, and some you might just be reading right now! Regardless of how much literary knowledge you know, reading is something that is all-encompassing and meant to intrigue people with all different kinds of interests. Classic literature is definitely not required knowledge when it comes to finding your favorite novel—but maybe this post might help you find your next well-loved book!

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