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Trivia - Books and Novels

Test your knowledge of books and novels with this fun but challenging trivia quiz. There are 12 trivia questions. Answers can be found at the end of the quiz. Enjoy and share them with your bookish friends.
1. Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji is widely acknowledged as the world's first novel. What is the occupation/title of the main protagonist Genji?
a) Samurai b) Prince c) Thief d) Buddhist monk

2. What does it mean when a book is called an anthology of poetry?
a) A collection of poems
b) A critique of poetry
c) An encyclopedia of poetic works

3. The Bible (New Testament) is the most read book of all time. Which of the following is NOT of one of the principal writers?
a) John b) Mark c) Matthew d) Paul

4. The great Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky was known for two famous novels, Crime and Punishment and __________.
a) War and Peace
b) Anna Karenina
c) The Brothers Karamazov
d) The Foundation Pit

5. True or False. A novella is a novel written for the female audience.

6. The Art of War is a famous military treatise written by Sun Tzu. How many chapters does it have?
a) 8 b) 13 c) 17 d) 21

7. What is the bestselling book series of all time?
a) Goosebumps b) Chicken Soup for the Soul c) Nancy Drew d) Harry Potter

8. Though unrecognized during his lifetime, Franz Kafka is one of the most influential writers in modern literature. In his novella The Metamorphosis, the protagonist wakes up one day in this form of animal. 
a) A bird b) A fish c) An insect d) A lion

9. The first recognized dictionary of the English language was published in ________.
a) 1604 b) 1755 c) 1806

10. An autobiography is written in ________.
a) First person b) Second person c) Third person

11. What is the digital version of a book called?
a) Kindle book b) E-book c) Blog

12. True or False. A novel is a book but a book may not be a novel. 

Answer Key:
1)b 2)a 3)d 4)c 5)False 6)b 7)d 8)c 9)a 10)a 11)b 12)True

Classifications
Master - 12 correct answers
Expert - 10 to 11 correct answers
Intermediate - 7 to 9 correct
Beginner - 4 to 6 correct
Novice - Less than 4 correct

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