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Characters from Books #1

Can you name the books or series that featured these famous characters?
Includes plays, books and series
If multiple answers fit, guess the most well-known
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Last updated: December 7, 2019
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First submittedDecember 15, 2010
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Character
Book
Tinkerbell
Peter Pan
Jay Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
Quasimodo
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Captain Ahab
Moby-Dick
Dorothy Gale
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Scarlett O'Hara
Gone With the Wind
Achilles
The Iliad
Rosencrantz &
Guildenstern
Hamlet
Nurse Ratched
One Flew Over the
Cuckoo's Nest
Miss Trunchbull
Matilda
Ender Wiggin
Ender's Game
Character
Book
Miss Havisham
Great Expectations
Annabeth Chase
Percy Jackson & the
Olympians series
Dr. John Watson
Sherlock Holmes series
Hester Prynne
The Scarlet Letter
Captain Nemo
Twenty Thousand Leagues
Under the Sea
Humbert Humbert
Lolita
Tyler Durden
Fight Club
Christian Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey
Alexis Zorba
Zorba the Greek
Wife of Bath
The Canterbury Tales
Artful Dodger
Oliver Twist
53 Comments
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Level 44
Dec 8, 2013
Percy Jackson and the Olympians?
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Level 48
Jun 2, 2014
Yeah, I know. I'm too old for that stuff.
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Level 84
Jul 3, 2014
What is it? Never heard of it.
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Level 75
Mar 6, 2015
Just bought the set for my grandson at Christmas. Set in present day Percy is the 12 y/o son of a human woman and the Greek god Poseidon. He has superpowers and special objects, but is also dyslexic and has ADHD. He performs quests to fight various monsters and save the earth.
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Level 70
Dec 26, 2015
Thanks for the explanation ander217, it gave me a great laugh!
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Level 81
Aug 18, 2020
I got that one thanks to my daughters; they have read every one of Rick Riordan's books.
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Level 47
Aug 20, 2020
Hopefully I don't offend anyone by saying this but I didn't realize how old some Jetpunk users are until now.
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Level 18
May 2, 2024
I know right! PJO has been around for almost 20 years. It's insane that 20% of test takers know it, especially with how large the fandom is. I guess I'm the odd user out, being a teenager...
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Level 34
Dec 8, 2013
Great quiz. I love the variety. But.......Percy Jackson and 50 Shades of Grey? Really?
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Level 65
Jul 21, 2015
Couldn't remember how many shades... 1000 ,100, 101?
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Level 82
Jun 6, 2016
A children's book okay... but... 50 Shades is crappy smutty fanfiction based on a crappy children's book...
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Level 83
Aug 4, 2020
Yeah its rubbish , but its still a book.
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Level 56
Aug 10, 2018
Didn't say great literature just said books, so all qualify.
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Level 73
Feb 11, 2014
Yeah Wife of Bath!!
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Level 36
Sep 3, 2014
Seven seconds left. Phew.
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Level 75
Mar 6, 2015
50 Shades of Grey was a terrible book which I deleted from my tablet, and I had no desire to read the sequels. Not only was it ridiculous and dangerous, but with phrases such as, "Keep your hair on," and storing dishes in the "cupboards" instead of the cabinets, the author was obviously British trying to write a book set in America. A little editing might have gone a long way to at least make it readable if the plot had not been so absurd. Had Grey not been a billionaire, whats-her-name would never have let him touch her. I just don't understand all the hype.
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Level 64
Jun 6, 2016
There are many reasons not to like the books, but using British phrases is a bizarre reason to hate a book.
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Level 56
Sep 8, 2016
Yeah I say cupboard. Never jelly cupboard but like I put the canned goods in the cupboard and I'm pretty young. :)Relatively speaking
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Level 45
Jul 21, 2015
Thank Goodness no Harry Potter clues.
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Level 70
Dec 26, 2015
Who is Harry Potter?
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Level 56
Aug 10, 2018
Magical kid who had a great adventure. Look him up sometime.
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Level 47
Aug 20, 2020
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not.
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Level 34
Jul 21, 2015
I have no problem with kid's books being on here. Peter Pan and Wizard of Oz are great examples. My problem with books like 50 Shades of Grey and Percy Jackson is that they haven't stood the test of time yet. That would fine if the entire quiz was an equal mix of classic AND contemporary literature, but it's clearly not.
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Level 70
Aug 8, 2015
No matter how long since publication, 50 Shades of Grey will be nothing more than a waste of trees & paper.
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Level 61
Jun 24, 2016
Don't forget ink. That stuff's expensive!
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Level 75
Aug 11, 2020
The Percy Jackson series is very good, and quite informative about the subject of Greek (and later Roman) mythology. 50 Shades of Grey is a bad smutty fanfiction that was originally using the characters of another bad series of books (Twilight) and is just a general piece of garbage
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Level 81
Aug 18, 2020
The Percy Jackson books really open up children and teens to exploring mythology, history, religion, civilizations, etc... I haven't read any of the books but the concept is intriguing of mixing modern day characters with lineage to mythological deities. My daughters loved all the books and the books sparked their interests in other texts. This is a limited sample group of course.
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Level 40
Jun 11, 2022
Twilight's OK...
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Level 18
May 2, 2024
Percy Jackson opened the door for literature and mythology to enter my life; I owe it quite a lot. Heck, the reason I found out about this site was because someone sent me a PJO quiz on here.
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Level 20
May 7, 2016
I only got 3 correct... But one of them was the Percy Jackson one so yeah!!
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Level 22
Jun 6, 2016
I recently got the book "Magnus Chase" by Rick Riordan and it features Annabeth Chase in the book. Annabeth is the cousin (fairly sure), so I typed it in straight away. Didn't work. So I look at the notes and remember Annabeth was from Percy Jackson.
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Level 18
May 2, 2024
Magnus Chase is a spinoff character and series.
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Level 65
Jun 6, 2016
I feel like such an idiot, I tried "The Scarlett A."
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Level 70
Jun 6, 2016
Um, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern could also be from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
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Level 43
Jun 7, 2016
Quizmaster specifically wrote "If multiple answers fit, guess the most well-known". I'm thinking Hamlet might win that argument by quite a large margin.
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Level 24
Jun 18, 2016
I put Ender's Shadow for Achilles and it didn't work. I tried Ender's Game for Achilles and it worked for Ender. I didn't even see him there lol
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Level 82
Aug 18, 2020
Achilles de Flandres was not a character in Ender's Game.
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Level 47
Aug 4, 2017
Just about to finish..... AND THE PAGE RELOADED!!!!!
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Level 69
Aug 1, 2019
were you on a tablet/smartphone? and scrolled? That happened to me several times... my own fault though, the page reloads, when you swipe down from too high up.
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Level 45
Aug 21, 2018
Haha I knew it was leagues under the sea but for the life of me I couldn't remember how many!
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Level 75
Oct 27, 2021
I thought it was 22,000 for some reason 🤷
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Level 58
Aug 18, 2020
so small nitpick but could we allow 20000 for twenty thousand leagues under the sea.

I tried that first then kept thinking i had the number wrong when it didnt work

And because i feel left our, yes fifty shades is terrible. Especially given just how bad and frankly childish the portrail of BSDM is despite it being the central premise of the books

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Level 65
Aug 18, 2020
I get a lot of BS DM's on Social Media :p
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Level 82
Aug 18, 2020
that works
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Level 68
Aug 18, 2020
I put 10,000 leagues under the sea 🤦‍♀️
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Level 60
Aug 18, 2020
Accepting just 'Oliver' for Oliver Twist?? Really? That's the musical, not the book.
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Level 79
Aug 19, 2020
If you want it in full, it's "Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy’s Progress".

You're welcome.

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Level 48
Aug 20, 2020
Just could not figure out why One Cuckoo Flew Over the Nest would not accept. (I then tried an answer that worked)
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Level 72
Jun 21, 2021
Kicked myself when I didn't have a guess that Alexis Zorba was from Zorba the Greek but felt much better when I realised that nearly three quarters of quiz takers had done the same
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Level 66
Aug 5, 2021
tried 13000, 10000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 100, 200, 300, 8000 but not 12000 ah!!
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Level 57
Aug 5, 2021
Jetpunk nitpickery #3476. Achilles also appears in the Odyssey.
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Level 40
Jun 11, 2022
Love Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Read every book, they're brilliant. But he's never visited Iowa! Boo!
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Level 67
Jul 15, 2023
18/22, guessed randomly for some of these