Are You a Book Genius? Test Your Knowledge and Find Out

Did you know that July 30this known as Paperback Book day? To celebrate this holiday, we are honoring all things books – paper and hardback! Quiz your skills of the best-selling novels below and see how many you know.


  1. Since its publishing in 1997, how many copies of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone have sold?
    1. 120 million
    2. 100 million
    3. 120 billion
    4. 75 million
  2. Who wrote the book, Charlotte’s Web?
    1. Jack Higgins
    2. E. Hinton
    3. B. White
    4. Ernest Hemingway
  3. The Odyssey by Homer was originally written in what language?
    1. English
    2. Ancient Greek
    3. Chinese
    4. Russian
  4. Danielle Steele is commonly associated with writing books in what type of genre?
    1. Historical
    2. Poetry
    3. Children’s Literature
    4. Romance
  5. Which of Roald Dahl’s famous novels has been turned into a film?
    1. The BFG
    2. James and the Giant Peach
    3. Matilda
    4. All of the above
  6. The last book Charles Dickens wrote was…
    1. A Tale of Two Cities
    2. Oliver Twist
    3. A Christmas Carol
    4. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  7. Which classic novel is the line below in?

“In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.” 

  1. The Great Gatsby
  2. Little House on the Prairie
  3. Pride and Prejudice
  4. The Catcher in the Rye
  1. Samuel Clemens is the original name of what famous author?
    1. Ernest Hemingway
    2. Mark Twain
    3. Ian Fleming
    4. Scott Fitzgerald
  2. As of 2017, which book is in the top 21 best-selling books of the 21stcentury?
    1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    2. The Great Gatsby
    3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    4. Safe Haven


Scored a nine out of nine? Then, you are a novel genius! Share this quiz with your family and friends to see who is the best reader of the bunch!




Answers: 1.A, 2.C, 3.B, 4.D, 5.D, 6.D, 7.A, 8.B, 9.A


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