A Quiz for History & Literature Obsessed Folk

30 Questions - Developed by:
- Updated on: - 20,851 taken - 4 people like it

Tired of being losing out on all the Star Wars & Star Trek quizzes? Give your friends this one.

  • 1
    Which is the correct author and spelling for the novel "Persuasion?"
  • 2
    Which Civil War battlefield was the site of two major battles, fought roughly a year apart?
  • 3
    Which King of England was beheaded? (Hint: this was before the French Revolution)

  • 4
    Mr. Rochester is the hero of which English novel?
  • 5
    Which US President served two, non-consecutive terms?
  • 6
    Which was the first US President to be impeached?

  • 7
    "...my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe." Who said this?
  • 8
    Choose one word to describe Thomas Hardy's books.
  • 9
    June 6, 1944, D-Day... What happened?
  • 10
    How did Alexander Hamilton die?

  • 11
    Which of these titles was not written by Charles Dickens?
  • 12
    "Rosemary, that's for remembrance." - which Shakespeare play is this from?
  • 13
    Why is Richard III supposed to have been such a nasty person?
  • 14
    Who Wrote "Battle of the Books"
  • 15
    Who won the War of 1812?
  • 16
    Alaska originally belonged to which country?

  • 17
    What does Britain's Trafalgar Square commemorate?
  • 18
    Use one word to describe P. G. Woodhouse's novels.
  • 19
    "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife." - Opening line from what novel?
  • 20
    "If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field That is forever England."
    - Who wrote these lines?

  • 21
    Who is the "father of the essay?"
  • 22
    Shipwrecked Twins.
    Count Orsino.

    --- which play?
  • 23
    Grendel is the foe in which of the following works?
  • 24
    Early in his reign, King Henry VIII published a defense of what?
  • 25
    "Do not send for whom the bell tolls...it tolls for thee," - who said this?
  • 26
    When was the Magna Charta signed?

  • 27
    In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales we are told of several pilgrims on their way to Canterbury Cathedral. What famous event happened at Canterbury?
  • 28
    Who is the author of "Crime and Punishment?"
  • 29
    Two of the signers of the Declaration of the Independence died on the 50th anniversary of its signing. Who were they?
  • 30
    What is Northanger Abbey?

Comments (0)