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Famous First Lines in Novels Quiz

 Famous First Lines in Novels Quiz

Does 'call me Ishmael' ring a bell? Test your knowledge of some famous first lines of novels with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Famous Last Lines in Novels Quiz

 Famous Last Lines in Novels Quiz

What writer doesn’t yearn to leave his or her readers clinging to every final word? Take our quiz on famous last lines in novels to learn more! See more »

The Great Old Ones Rise: The Cthulhu Mythos Quiz

 The Great Old Ones Rise: The Cthulhu Mythos Quiz

Do the words 'Necronomicon' and 'Deep Ones' ring a bell? Then take this quiz to test your knowledge of the Cthulhu mythos at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Most Heartbreaking Children's Books Quiz

 The Most Heartbreaking Children's Books Quiz

Many kids' books are dark, tragic tales. Test your knowledge of the most heartbreaking children's books with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Famous Poets Quiz

 Famous Poets Quiz

Their powerful prose made lasting statements, both personal and political. Test your knowledge with our famous poets quiz. See more »

The Famous Poems Quiz

 The Famous Poems Quiz

Can you match the line of poetry to the poet who wrote it? Test your knowledge of famous poems with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

A Glimpse of the Future: The Science Fiction Authors Quiz

 A Glimpse of the Future: The Science Fiction Authors Quiz

Are you a sci-fi fan? Match the science fiction works to their authors with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

From Gothic Gloom to Splatterpunk Gore: The Horror Fiction Quiz

 From Gothic Gloom to Splatterpunk Gore: The Horror Fiction Quiz

Horror fiction can range from creepy to downright gruesome. See what you know about made-up worlds of monsters and ghouls by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Rhythm and Rhyme: The Poetry Quiz

 Rhythm and Rhyme: The Poetry Quiz

There's a lot more to poetry than just rhyming words. See how much you know about the art form by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Stephen King's 'Misery' Quiz

 The Stephen King's 'Misery' Quiz

A successful author's life takes an abject turn when he is imprisoned in a farm house. Quiz yourself on Stephen King's 'Misery' at HowStuffWorks. See more »