Ultimate Book Trivia Questions And Answers

Tales of romance, adventure and intrigue: literature lovers unite, it’s time to test your knowledge with these book trivia questions and answers.

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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read!’ Groucho Marx’s witticisms aside, books have indeed long been a companion of man.

From classics like Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin (1813), to more contemporary novels such as Anthony Doerr‘s All the Light We Cannot See (2015), books have kept us company on many a winter night. They take us off to foreign lands, pull on our emotional strings, and enthrall us with epic journeys.

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Are you ready to test your literature knowledge?

These book quiz questions and answers will test how much you know about famous books and the authors that wrote them.

For example, do you know where inspiration for famous characters came from? Can you name the real names behind author’s pen names, or which books were the winners of prestigious literary awards? They’re all in the book trivia questions below; see how many of the questions you can get right!

If you are an epic reader these book trivia questions will challenge your knowledge. These questions can also be useful if you’re planning a literary event. Without further ado, it’s time to hit the books with these book quiz questions and answers!

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Let’s see how well you do in our book quiz now!

Book Quiz Questions

Which author wrote the 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird?

Which book won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in the fiction category?

Alice in Wonderland was written under the pen name of Lewis Carol. What was the author’s real name?

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in the Harry Potter series, goes by which name in the USA?

In which language was the first book in Steig Larsson’s Millennium series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, published?

What is the name of the second volume in the series The Lord of the Rings?

What Stephen King book was published first?

Which of these books was not written by George Orwell?

What was the working title of Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice?

Where is Charles Dickens said to have found inspiration for A Christmas Carol protagonist Ebeneezer Scrooge?

The Booker Prize changed its name to the Man Booker Prize in 2002. Which author won the first newly named Man Booker Prize?

The 1847 novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë details the tragic romance of which two characters?

Anthony Doerr’s novel All the Light We Cannot See is set in which war?

Where was children’s author J.K. Rowling born?

Which author wrote 50 Shades of Grey?

Plan your own quiz night

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If you’re looking for some recommendations, these are a few of our favorite quiz books to buy. We use these when planning fun trivia nights with family and friends!

  1. Ultimate Quiz Night
  2. Quiz Master
  3. The Big Pub Quiz

We hope you enjoyed our book trivia questions and that they’ve inspired you to pick up a book and lose yourself for a few hours.

Challenge your friends and family by sharing these book quiz questions with them and seeing how well they can do. We bet you’ll be the Booker Prize winner though!

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