French Literature by BruceM

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

RoseM
De docta ignorantia


Quiz Description

Works in odd numbered questions are from France. Works in even numbered questions involve Nancy French.

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Questions:

Who wrote the short stories "The Ball of Fat" and "The Necklace"?

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Guy de Maupassant

Who is credited with writing (with Nancy French) the polemic/memoir Cops Under Fire? Chapter titles include "I'm Colorblind When It Comes to Crime and Punishment" and "Guess What? Prison is Supposed to be Unpleasant."

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David Clarke

What is the profession of the title character's provincial husband in Madam Bovary?

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doctor

Either of two answers is acceptable. First names are acceptable. Name either the bachelorette who eliminated Sean Lowe in a 2012 episode of The Bachelorette (she subsequently described Sean as "the perfect guy") or the woman who married Sean after accepting a proposal at the end of season 17 of The Bachelor.

Lowe wrote For the Right Reasons (with Nancy French).

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Emily (Maynard); Catherine (Giudici)

"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman."

Which 1946 book begins its second volume with that line?

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The Second Sex

First and last name required. Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far is a 2011 memoir written (with Nancy French) by whom? She was 20 years old at the time and her first child was two.

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Bristol Palin

Which lover of Paul Verlaine wrote "A Season in Hell" and "The Drunken Boat"?

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Arthur Rimbaud

Which co-star of Clueless and co-host of Outnumbered wrote (with Nancy French) There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative?

She once said "I feel like he could give a shit--excuse me, he could careless" about Barack Obama's reaction to terrorism. Meanwhile, in an argument about supposedly segregationist entities (such as BET), she once said "Just like there shouldn't be a Black History Month. You know? We're Americans. Period."

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Stacey Dash

What novella by André Gide takes its title from the name of a musical work that the clergical protagonist takes an adopted blind girl to see?

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The Pastoral Symphony

What specific plural noun is in the title of a 2012 book by David and Nancy French: Why [BLANK] Should Support Mitt Romney (And Feel Good About It!)

An October 1976 issue of Newsweek used this word on the cover, along with a picture of Jimmy Carter and the phrase "Born Again!" The George Gallup in fact defined this term as people who described themselves as "born again."

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evangelical(s)

Which contemporary of Molière wrote the play Le Cid? A type of dilemma, usually a choice between love and honor, is named for this 17th century playwright.

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Pierre Corneille

“There will be an independent candidate–an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance.”

What editor of The Weekly Standard wrote those words in May 2016, apparently about David French of all people? A few days later, French published "Why I Am Not Running for President" on National Review.

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Bill Kristol