Classic Literature "Who Wrote It?" Trivia Quiz

Think you're an expert on classic literature? Test your knowledge of classic novels and authors with this fun trivia quiz!


1. Which of the following classic novels was penned by James Joyce?

Their Eyes Were Watching God
The End of the Affair
Finnegans Wake
Catch-22

2. "Mrs. Dalloway " was written by which of the following authors?

Flannery O'Connor
Virginia Woolf
Pearl S. Buck
Fannie Flagg

3. American author John Irving wrote which of the following novels?

A Prayer for Owen Meany
Rabbit, Run
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Death of a Salesman

4. "Ethan Frome" and "The Age of Innocence" were both written by which author?

Willa Cather
Gertrude Stein
Edith Wharton
Louisa May Alcott

5. In addition to penning the once-banned "The Catcher in the Rye", J.D. Salinger produced several other works of fiction including which of the following?

The End of the Road
Sister Carrie
The Go-Between
Franny and Zooey

6. Who wrote the much-acclaimed "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"?

Toni Morrison
Maya Angelou
Alice Walker
Margaret Atwood

7. "Wuthering Heights" was written by which author?

Emily Bronte
Charlotte Bronte
Jane Austen
Louisa May Alcott

8. The classic adventure novel "Ivanhoe" was written in 1820 by which of the following authors?

James Fenimore Cooper
Robert Louis Stevenson
Sir Walter Scott
Daniel Defoe

9. Mark Twain penned all but which of the following?

Pudd'nhead Wilson
Tom Brown's School Days
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
The Prince and the Pauper

10. "Crime and Punishment" was written in 1866 by which author?

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Leo Tolstoy
Vladimir Nabokov
Marcel Proust