Literature General Knowledge Quiz Questions

Here are 50 important literature general knowledge questions about famous literature books, story characters, authors and the quotes from some famous literary figures. The answer of each question is given at the bottom of this page. 

Literature General Knowledge Quiz Questions (First Part)  

  1. ‘The Gathering Storm’ is written by which author?
  2. How long did Rip Van Winkle sleep for?
  3. How many lines does a sonnet have?
  4. In which century did science fiction become a major type of writing?
  5. In which century were Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales written?
  6. In which story of Hans Christian Andersen has the character Ariel?
  7. Name the book which opens with the line ‘All children, except one grew up’?
  8. Princess Aurora is the sleeping princess of which fairy tale?
  9. The Bennet family appear in which Jane Austen novel?
  10. What is the name of the pirate in Treasure Island?
  11. What is the novel ‘Lord of the Flies’ about?
  12. What is the pen-name of novelist Mary Ann Evans (1819-80)?
  13. What was Charles Dickens’s last novel?
  14. What was the first science-fiction novel?
  15. Which British prime minister was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature?
  16. Which character from Greek mythology figures in the title of Frankenstein?
  17. Which famous horror novel is subtitled The Modern Prometheus?
  18. Which historical event does Charles Dickens’s novel A Tale of Two Cities concern?
  19. Which historical event does Charles Dickens’s novel A Tale of Two Cities concern?
  20. Which is the first Harry Potter book in its series?
  21. Which poet wrote the famous poem ‘Leisure’?
  22. Which poet wrote the famous poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’?
  23. Who has said this famous saying ‘I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.’
  24. Who is the author of ‘Lord of the Flies’?
  25. Who is the author of ‘Robinson Crusoe’?

 

Literature General Knowledge Quiz Questions (Second Part)

  1. Who is the author of China Harayeko Manchhe?
  2. Who is the author of Doshi Chasma?
  3. Who is the author of Jhola?
  4. Who is the author of Phoolko Ankhama?
  5. Who is the author of Seto Dharti?
  6. Who is the Greek Goddess of love?
  7. Who is the little girl alongside Peter Pan in J.M. Barrie’s play?
  8. Who is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016?
  9. Who painted The Laughing Cavalier?
  10. Who was the Greek goddess of peace?
  11. Who was the Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 awarded to?
  12. Who wrote Huckleberry Finn?
  13. Who is the author of Jiwan Kada ki Phool?
  14. Who is the author of Muna Madan?
  15. Who is the author of Palpasa Café?
  16. Who wrote the book “Adventures of Sherlock Homes”?
  17. Who wrote the crime novel “Ten Little Niggers”?
  18. Who wrote the famous book Alice in Wonderland?
  19. Who wrote the famous novel ‘The Treasure Island’?
  20. Who wrote the Twilight series of novels?
  21. Who wrote War and Peace?
  22. Whose autobiography is known as ‘The Story of My Experiments with Truth?
  23. Which story has a puppet that turns into a real boy?
  24. Who collaborated with his daughter Lucy, in 2007, to write the children’s book George’s Secret Key to the Universe?
  25. Who has said this famous saying ‘A wounded deer leaps the highest’.

 

Answers (First part):

  1. Winston Churchill
  2. 20 years
  3. 14
  4. 20th
  5. Between 1387 and 1400
  6. The Little Mermaid
  7. Peter Pan
  8. Sleeping Beauty
  9. Pride and Prejudice
  10. Long John Silver
  11. British schoolboys stranded on a tropical island.
  12. George Eliot
  13. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  14. Frankenstein
  15. Winston Churchill
  16. Prometheus
  17. Frankenstein
  18. French Revolution
  19. diary
  20. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  21. William Henry Davies
  22. Robert Frost
  23. Thomas A. Edison
  24. William Golding
  25. Daniel Dafoe

 

Answers (Second part):

  1. Hari Bansha Acharya.
  2. Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala
  3. Krishna Dharabashi
  4. Ani Choying Drolma
  5. Amar Nyaupane
  6. Aphrodite
  7. Wendy
  8. Bob Dylan
  9. Frans Hals
  10. Eirene
  11. Svetlana Alexievich
  12. Mark Twain
  13. Jhamak Ghimire
  14. Laxmi Prasad Devkota
  15. Narayan Wagle
  16. Arthur Conan Doyle
  17. Agatha Christie
  18. Lewis Carroll
  19. Robert Louis Stevenson
  20. Stephenie Meyer
  21. Leo Tolstoy
  22. Mohandas K. Gandhi
  23. Pinocchio
  24. Stephen Hawking
  25. Emily Dickinson

 

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