Short Stories by KingC2

Champion(s):

ShaheeS


Runner(s)-Up:

minarik15


Quiz Description

In some ways, short stories are better than novels. Short stories develop characters and plot in ways similar to novels, and they're short! You can read several classic short stories in an hour! You can't read several novels in an hour, so why not read more short stories? So, here's a new quiz that delves into the short works of famous authors, none of whom are Edgar Allen Poe because I know you know how "The Tell-Tale Heart" goes. And, none of these answers are the names of the authors themselves, because I think short stories should be able to stand on their own. So, find yourself a clean, well-lighted place and prove that everywhere, you are wisest. The most dangerous game: the 1DS, because there will come smart brains.

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Questions:

What American STATESMAN lends his name to the title creature in Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"?

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Daniel Webster

What FIVE WORDS should go in the blank which would complete this excerpt from an 1853 short story? "In this very attitude did I sit when I called to him, rapidly stating what it was I wanted him to do—namely, to examine a small paper with me. Imagine my surprise, nay, my consternation, when without moving from his privacy, Bartleby in a singularly mild, firm voice, replied, “_____.”"

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I would prefer not to

Name the BODY OF WATER shown in this 8-bit rendering of a scene from an 1890 short story.

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Owl Creek

Give EITHER THE FIRST OR LAST NAME of the character who "won" the lottery in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery".

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Tessie Hutchinson

Telling the story of Gabriel Conroy at a dancing party, which SHORT STORY is the last (and longest) entry of James Joyce's collection "Dubliners"?

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The Dead

What SHORT STORY by Ernest Hemingway focuses on a man and a woman waiting at a Spanish train station while discussing whether the woman should have an "operation" (implied to be an abortion)?

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Hills Like White Elephants

What TOWN serves as the setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1835 work "Young Goodman Brown"? An ancestor of Nathaniel Hawthorne once served as a judge in this town.

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Salem, Massachusetts

The closing scene in what SHORT STORY first published in 1869 is depicted here?

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The Outcasts of Poker Flat

Although containing a total of 34 essays and short stories, the 1819 collection "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." contains two short stories that are certainly much more famous than the collection they are anthologized in. Name the PROTAGONISTS of BOTH of these two short stories.

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Rip van Winkle and Ichabod Crane

As seen in a Nikolai Gogol short story, what THING did the barber Ivan Yakovlevich find his bread at breakfast, which he identified as belonging to one of his customers, Major Kovalyov?

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A nose

The French prostitute Elisabeth Rousset is better known by what NICKNAME, as seen in an 1880 short story by Guy de Maupassant? All roughly equivalent translations will be accepted.

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Boule de Suif (or Ball of Fat)

This computer-rendered graphic displays one possible architectural layout of what FACILITY, the setting of a short story that can be found in the 1944 collection "Ficciones"?

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The Library of Babel