Russian Literature

Fact Mountain Russian Literature is the best educational trivia/game app for a complete study of Russian literary history. Learn of the country’s greatest authors from Pushkin to Yevtushenko!

To try the app, go to App Store or Google Play . Download the freemium version and tap “Instructions” for more details about the app.


What are the main features of your Russian Literature app?

It’s “freemium”, so a user can play its game modes for free entertainment (yes, fun and games while studying!) Feel free to look at some of the works in the app. Try the two games for free (and ad free!) before purchase. Both games are designed in single player mode for trivia game fans and serious students but can be used with friends or groups.


How do you play the first of the app’s two games?

One game uses the “flash cards” popular in studying for exams. All flash card clues that come on the screen are at your chosen difficulty level.

When you begin to type a title, we suggest possible answers to help speed the game. Thus, the game uses a different type of multiple choice quiz questions.

Points allow your mountain hiker to make game progress along the track toward the winning score. The winning score varies by level to keep the game competitive to play without becoming ridiculously long at lower levels.

How do you get good at the app, and how long does it take?

We recommend starting with Level 1 the first time, as in other video games, and winning the game twice before moving to Level 2 and so on. Difficulty increases at each level. Even Level 1 is a skill-building adventure for new players and provides great entertainment. Each possible answer is a work of literature. We guarantee you’ll get smart and discover things you didn’t know!

The amount of time needed for clear improvement is usually one week to get clearly better with the two games (assuming at least 5 different study sessions) and one month (to see clear improvement in quizbowl).

You can also just play a solitaire quiz, or let one person host by reading the clues aloud and playing together with friends.

Even if you play trivia games made by others, ours may become your favorite trivia quiz, at least while studying for a class or exam. Measure success both by the levels you attain while playing and by how few clues you need to win the game at those levels.

Once you have reached Level 5 with “flash cards”, let your brain try to beat the other game.

How do you play the second game?

This is the harder “pyramid” game used in College Bowl, University Challenge, and top-flight academic competition. It was played as students by trivia and U.S. quiz celebrities like Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and Matt Amodio.

Users see multiple clues on the screen, one at a time, all for the same literary work. The hyperlinks provide free hints for some answers. Clues get easier until you select the correct one. Correct answers allow your hiker to make game progress toward victory.

The easiest few clues for each work always appear in the “pyramid” game. Over time, your brain learns those easiest few clues.

We have kept some pure trivia but have concentrated on general knowledge and useful stuff that you actually need to know. The app provides hours of trivia fun while you’re learning the material. Again, play with friends or just solitaire. Even quiz heads and trivia addicts will see: it’s a perfect brain training game!

These two trivia games are also excellent study aids for students from middle school through college, and much better in helping you retain the answer in your brain than most trivia games (if you’re playing several times a week). It’s one of the most exciting trivia games out there!

How can you actually study with a trivia app?

Our study mode lets you scroll through and read and study/learn all clues for a work of literary acclaim at the same time.

Many links offer access to a work’s author or to things referenced in the work. We write our own questions, and most clues are related to plot detail and main characters, with a few on the author’s background. Because of Project Gutenberg, you can read most of the works (like Anna Karenina) for free on your computer or device of choice. You even get an easy way to learn the works/writers combinations just while scrolling through the list.

Teachers can use our list of works to get ideas for deciding what to emphasize in their classes.

Students will find the app worth its weight in gold in their literature classes, especially as they prepare for their final test!

Ours is one of the best digital games/video games, and one of the best trivia games out there, period, for developing a detailed knowledge of literature.

Enjoy challenging trivia gameplay, and play a trivia quiz anytime, with one of the best trivia game apps you’ll find anywhere!

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This app includes works from the nineteenth century by Russian writers Anton Chekhov (including short stories like Lady with Lapdog and plays like Three Sisters), as well as works about peasant life by Nikolai Gogol (including Dead Souls, written before Czar Alexander II freed the serfs) and by many others who discuss 1800’s military campaigns, social life, and social class.

The app also includes works by Leo Tolstoy (including such works as Anna Karenina, his historical fiction novel War and Peace that includes numerous philosophical essays and discusses the Russian military campaigns of France’s Napoleon I, The Death of Ivan Ilych and The Kreutzer Sonata).

The app even includes works published during the Soviet regime, like Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago and Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, based on his personal experience in a labor camp.

For other Fact Mountain trivia categories made by our company like American Literature to 1900 and 19th-Century British Literature, look around this website.

The church-related apps are free for download, including those in foreign languages (set your device to Spanish or Portuguese); the others are freemium. All of them take just a moment to obtain.

This app concentrates on literature originally published in Russia or in the Soviet Union that are given more weight in top-flight academic competition and are some of the best in the Russian language. Truly educated people simply must read every work in our apps. Some of these have been made into film and have become part of popular culture.

Authors in the app are alphabetized to create a complete list, so you can easily find a specific author and their most popular works. Selecting a work of classic fiction is even easier than checking one out from a library. Enjoy reading, studying, learning and remembering to your heart’s content!

The Kindle app to read the classic fiction in our app is available from the Kindle store. You can also just read free ebooks straight off your mobile phone. Interested readers can even help Project Gutenberg record audio books!

Try our Fact Mountain app! It’s one of the best trivia games out there and adds to your general knowledge. It provides access to a digital library with one of the best literary collections of public domain fiction in the world. Now it’s easy to learn about and read classic books!