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December 2, 2022

Back in high school, you either loved English class or you hated it. Class periods were spent reading The Great Gatsby, diagramming sentences, or writing essays. They were a mix of linguistics and pop culture; after all, you probably weren’t reading Shakespeare on your own. Or maybe you were, you are on this page after all. How will you fair with our English trivia questions and answers?

Whether you loved it or hated it, how much of what you learned do you still remember? Can you confidently recite the differences between lie and lay? Can you tell me what a gerund is? Do you remember what object symbolizes power in Lord of the Flies? If you answered ‘yes’ to all of these questions, you’re probably also the sort of person who does Mad Libs for fun and earned an endless supply of personal pan pizzas in elementary school. 

While no one is giving you free personal pan pizzas for completing your reading list anymore, you can still earn a little rush of dopamine from answering these English trivia questions. Want more? Try our Grammar or Spelling trivia.

1. What is the name of the lion in 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'?

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2. Who wrote the lyric poem 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud'?

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3. What is the name of the main horse in Michael Morpurgo 'War Horse'?

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4. What animal does Little Red Riding Hood find in her grandma's bed?

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5. How many syllables are in the word absolutely?

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6. Which of the words in this sentence is the noun? Summer was very nice and hot.

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1. What in the adverb in the sentence? The doctor spoke softly while the nurse unwound the bandage carelessly.

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2. Complete the following sentence ' ... is only one type of cereal she eats'.

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3. Complete the title of the children's book by Roald Dahl, '…and the Giant Peach'.

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4. How many syllables are in the word heavily?

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5. What is the name of the horse who narrates the novel by Anna Sewell?

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6. Which word is the article in the following sentence? Sophia loves going swimming in the sea.

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1. If you were describing an upbeat birthday party, which word would be most effective to use?

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2. What is Macbeth's original title in the play?

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3. Which of these is a simile?

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4. How many syllables are in the word vase?

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5. What is the name of the doctor who can speak to animals in a novel by Hugh Lofting?

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6. How many syllables are in the word speaker?

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1. Who wrote the poem 'Ode to a Nightingale'?

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2. Who wrote the poem 'Ode on a Grecian Urn'?

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3. From which Shakespeare comes the line 'To be or not to be'?

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4. Which of the words in this sentence is the adjective? Playing with the kitten made her so happy.

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5. Which of the words in this sentence is the verb? Suddenly, she fell from the roof.

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6. Who wrote the poem 'War Photographer'?

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1. What is a main theme of 'Lord of the Flies', a book about a group of school boys stranded on an island?

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2. Which word is the article in the following sentence? Maria bought a cat for her birthday.

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3. Which of these is an example of linking words? Finally they arrived at the house after a slow journey.

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4. In which country is 'Macbeth' set?

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5. Which of these is a metaphor?

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6. Complete the title of the children's book by E. B. White, '… Web'.

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1. Which of these is an example of onomatopoeia?

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2. Which word is the article in the following sentence? Martha went to the florist to get a bouquet of flowers.

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3. Which of Shakespeare's play is set in Venice?

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4. Which one of these is an idiom?

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5. Which of these is an example of pathetic fallacy?

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6. Complete the title of the children's book by Lewis Caroll, 'Alice's Adventures in…'.

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1. Mr Rochester finally marries who in Charlotte Bronte's novel?

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2. Which John Spyri novel is about a girl who lives in the Alps?

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3. Which of the words in this sentence is the adjective? I have a really good idea of what to paint.

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4. Who wrote the poem 'To a Skylark'?

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5. What in the adverb in the sentence? Although she tried hard, she did not score a goal.

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6. What was George Orwell's name at birth?

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1. Which of these is an example of a rhetorical question?

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2. Which Victorian author is this who wrote 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Emma'?

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3. What is the name of the prince in 'Cinderella'?

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5. Which Charles Dickens' book about an orphan does this picture depict?

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6. Who wrote the poem 'A Poison Tree'?

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1. Which of the words in this sentence is the verb? He listened very carefully to everything.

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2. How many syllables are in the word blueberry?

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3. Who's porridge and bed does Goldilocks' like best?

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4. Which of the following includes a silent letter?

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5. Which of these is not a synonym for happy?

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6. Which of the following sentences contains a modal verb?

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1. Which of these is an example of a quantifiers?

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2. Which century was John Milton's 'Paradise Lost' written in?

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3. What is the name of Don Quixote's horse?

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4. Which of these is not an example of a compound sentence?

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5. Which of these is not a synonym for clever?

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6. Change this sentence to be in the second person. She needs to open the letter.

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1. Which one of these is an example of a portmanteau?

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2. Complete the sentence: Remind me again, what ... tea tonight?

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3. Who wrote 'A Clockwork Orange'?

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4. Change this sentence to be in the second person. We got given an ice cream today for our good behaviour.

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5. Which city is 'Romeo and Juliet' set in?

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6. Which word is in the past tense?

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1. Which word contains a prefix?

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2. Which pig is based on Joseph Stalin in 'Animal Farm'?

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3. Complete the following sentence 'The beach in the evening was a heavenly…'.

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4. What is the complete title of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'?

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5. Who is the current Poet Laureate of England as of 2020?

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6. Which of these is an example of an intensifier?

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1. Which is the correct use of an apostrophe for possession?

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2. Which sentence has the correct punctuation?

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3. What is the name of the main character in Jules Verne's novel who travelled around the work in 80 days?

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4. Which one of these words is an homonym?

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5. Who wrote 'The Iliad'?

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6. Complete the sentence: If … a man on the moon, why can't the trains run on time?

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1. Which poem did Emily Dickinson not write?

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2. Which of these is a demonstrative adjective?

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3. Which of these is a synonym for fast?

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4. Which word contains a suffix?

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5. Which of the following word is an alternative for 'walk'?

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6. Which of the words in the adverb? Unfortunately, she wasn't going to make the train.

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1. What is the name of the main character in 'The Worst Witch'?

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2. Which street does W.H. Auden include in his poem 'As I Walked Out One Evening' ?

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3. Which aspect of setting is most often used as pathetic fallacy?

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4. What in the adverb in the sentence? She laughed loudly at her sister's joke.

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5. What does Rapunzel let down from the tower?

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6. Which children's author is this who wrote 'Matilda' and 'The BFG'?

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1. What is the name of the monster in the epic poem 'Beowulf'?

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2. The dark streets of Victorian London in 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' most echo which theme?

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3. Which of the words in this sentence is the verb? She looked out of the window onto the beach.

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4. What would a reader expect from a novel set during World War Two?

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5. Which is the correct use of an apostrophe for omission?

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6. Which type of word is love?

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1. Which literary figure's home is this in Haworth, Yorkshire?

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2. Complete the following sentence ' ... touch the hot pan!'

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3. Complete the sentence: You're not that good at singing, … yourself!

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4. Identify the subject in the following 'active voice' sentence. A while ago, a little girl took her sheep up a hill.

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5. Who wrote 'The Great Gatsby'?

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6.

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