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Literary Characters

Quiz: fictional characters in literature

  1. Miss Havisham is an embittered jilted bride in which Charles Dickens’s novel?
  2. The characters Tweedledum and Tweedledee appear in which book?
  3. Elinor Dashwood is a fictional character in which novel published in 1811?
  4. Becky Sharp is the main protagonist of which novel?

  5. Which character is the center of attention of the writer's memoirs in Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
  6. Tiny Tim is a fictional character from which 1843 novella?
  7. In which novel is Santiago is an elderly Cuban fisherman who has gone eighty-four days without catching a fish?
  8. Bathsheba Everdene is the beautiful young woman at the centre of which novel written in 1874 by Thomas Hardy?
  9. What's the name of the family that adopt Paddington Bear?
  10. What's the name of the young chimney sweep in The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley?
  11. Randle Patrick McMurphy is a character in which Ken Kesey novel?
  12. Who is the central character in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  13. What's the name of the butler in The Remains of the Day?
  14. Veruca Salt is the second winner of what?
  15. Harry Flashman is a fictional character in which book created by Thomas Hughes?
  16. Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character and the protagonist of which trilogy?
  17. Molly Bloom is a fictional character in which 1922 novel?
  18. Elizabeth Bennett is the main character in which novel?
  19. Who created the private detective Philip Marlowe?
  20. Humbert Humbert is a fictional character in which 1955 novel?
  21. Lyra Belacqua, also known as Lyra Silvertongue, is the heroine of which trilogy?
  22. Michael Henchard auctions off his wife and baby in which novel written in 1886?


  1. Great Expectations
  2. Through the Looking-Glass (by Lewis Caroll)
  3. Sense and Sensibility (by Jane Austen)
  4. Vanity Fair (by William Makepeace Thackeray)
  5. Holly Golightly
  6. A Christmas Carol (by Charles Dickens)
  7. The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
  8. Far from the Madding Crowd
  9. Brown
  10. Tom
  11. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  12. George Smiley
  13. Stephens
  14. A Golden Ticket (in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
  15. Tom Brown's School Days
  16. The Hunger Games (by Suzanne Collins)
  17. Ulysses (by James Joyce)
  18. Pride and Prejudice (by Jane Austen)
  19. Raymond Chandler
  20. Lolita (by Vladimir Nabokov)
  21. His Dark Materials (by Philip Pullman)
  22. The Mayor of Casterbridge (by Thomas Hardy)