Literature by Letter - E

Identify these literary things that start with the letter E.
Quiz by Kestrana
Rate:
Last updated: January 13, 2017
First submittedOctober 27, 2016
Times taken9,570
Average score60.0%
Rating4.05
4:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 20 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Hint
Answer
Jane Austen novel. (Hint: a woman's name)
Emma
The capital of Oz
Emerald City
Powerful wand owned by Dumbledore
Elder Wand
Work that is vast, heroic, and long. "The Odyssey", for example
Epic
Brontë sister who wrote "Wuthering Heights"
Emily
Scrooge's first name
Ebenezer
Opposite of a prologue
Epilogue
One of the few Biblical books that follows a female character
Esther
This was written on cakes in "Alice in Wonderland"
Eat Me
Leader of the Transcendentalist movement and mentor of Thoreau
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Oscar Wilde play: The Importance of Being _______
Earnest
Third book of the "Twilight" series
Eclipse
First name of "Brideshead Revisited " author Waugh (also the name of his first wife)
Evelyn
Italian author of "The Name of the Rose"
Umberto Eco
Using a mild term in place of a more explicit one. "With child", for example
Euphemism
This Greenland discoverer was the subject of an Icelandic saga
Erik the Red
Funeral oration, or the carving on a tombstone
Epitaph
Boy detective featured in a series of children's books
Encyclopedia Brown
Legendary sword of King Arthur
Excalibur
Hamlet's castle
Elsinore
+1
Level 83
Oct 27, 2016
It's sad, but I can only remember the name of Hamlet's castle by remembering the name of the brewery in Strange Brew.
+1
Level 61
Oct 27, 2016
+1
+1
Level 87
Dec 20, 2016
Ha! So true!
+3
Level 71
Dec 17, 2016
I think the "epitaph" clue might throw most people, because they are *definitely* going to expect "eulogy" to be accepted – eulogy is way more used to describe a funeral oration than epitaph.
+2
Level 81
Dec 17, 2016
You would never carve a eulogy on a tombstone though.
+2
Level 52
Mar 8, 2017
No, but I still found it confusing. Once I had "eulogy" in my head, I couldn't get past it. Most sources I found say that an epitaph is written text...only saw one that included speaking.
+1
Level 69
Mar 18, 2017
Yes. A bit frustrating. I managed to try epigraph, eulogy and encomium before running out of time just as I was typing epitaph.
+4
Level 48
Mar 18, 2017
You wouldn't carve a eulogy on a tombstone, but you also wouldn't deliver an epitaph as an oration. Elegy might work for both, but I think eulogy and epitaph are each one or the other.
+1
Level 60
Mar 31, 2017
"Let no man write my eulogy..." No, wait...
+1
Level 81
Dec 17, 2016
I always thought it was spelled "euphenism". It's good to learn the correct spelling, but could that be accepted as a type in, please?
+1
Level 84
Dec 17, 2016
But it's clearly pronounced "m"...
+1
Level 75
Dec 27, 2016
You've obviously never met my dad...
+2
Level 77
Mar 18, 2017
If we're going to accept my father's pronunciations, then we also have to accept chimley, samwich, and Massatusetts on other quizzes. :)
+1
Level 82
Dec 20, 2016
Great quiz!
+1
Level 71
Jan 13, 2017
It's the capital of Oz. :)
+2
Level 73
Mar 13, 2017
Oh, I read a bunch of those Encyclopedia Brown books. You always felt good about yourself when you knew the answer.
+2
Level 83
Mar 18, 2017
LOVED those as a kid. Wasn't Sally the girl that always protected him 'cause she could beat up the bully? Wow, blast from the past.
+2
Level 67
Aug 11, 2017
These books are probably why I'm hooked on murder mysteries now, 40 years after 4th grade. LOL My kids loved them, too.
+3
Level 67
Mar 18, 2017
Lord of Rivendell who befriended Bilbo Baggins.
+1
Level 53
Mar 18, 2017
Everything but Eclipse. I can't say this makes me sad.
+4
Level 70
Apr 11, 2017
Sad that the boy detective wasn't Emil. Wrote in the wrong answer before reading the rest of the clue - loved that book
+1
Level 61
May 25, 2017
I didn't get the Twilight question... and this doesn't bother me in the slightest!
+1
Level 52
Oct 20, 2018
ditto, that and the hunger games
+1
Level 67
Aug 11, 2017
Got on the wrong path from the "with child" clue ... Tried typing "enceinte" - nice try, but no prize.
+1
Level 83
Jun 26, 2019
I tried "expecting" before re-reading the question.
+2
Level 41
Mar 3, 2018
Could you also accept "Epos" instead of only Epic ? It means the same and in an ancient greek context it's more commonly used. At least in Europe, I presume :))
+1
Level 74
Aug 3, 2018
A good quiz. But am I the only one saddened to note that Rowling seems to have eclipsed Shakespeare? I console myself with the thought that it is probably only a temporary phenomenon.
+1
Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
I thought it was epitath (or atleast that would be my first instinct) i ll probably remember that isnt the right way, but i doubt i ll remember what the right way is haha
+1
Level 61
Sep 6, 2021
An epitaph is written. Ergo, not an oration, which is spoken. A eulogy is a funeral oration. Not the same thing at all