"K" in Literature by HensleyB

Champion(s):

RoseM
De docta ignorantia


Runner(s)-Up:

creedofhubris


Quiz Description

All correct responses will begin with "K" (excluding leading articles).

Full Results:

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1 RoseM 454 98 15
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2 creedofhubris 424 96 15
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3 BoyleJ 416 93 15
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4 LujanP 409 91 15
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5 LaudermithM 406 88 15
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6 randalleng 399 86 15
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7 GrubbC 381 83 15
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8 WangA 369 81 15
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9 PahkJ 364 78 15
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10 PenningtonJ 356 76 15
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11 Goldenboy 354 73 15
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12 grimesr 347 71 15
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13 UllspergerA 339 68 15
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14 minarik15 334 66 15
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15 elfm 329 63 15
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16 PruettC 326 61 15
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17 DoyleE 311 56 15
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17 OlewnickB 311 56 15
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17 PetersonGG 311 56 15
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20 ShapiroA 309 51 15
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21 WareD 308 48 15
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22 PlotkinD 292 46 15
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23 LairdM 274 43 15
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24 ElendilPickle 264 41 15
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25 BanksL 261 38 15
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26 RonningD 259 36 15
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27 ConnorA 247 33 15
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28 JordanG 246 31 15
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30 GoldsteinB 231 25 15
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30 SChu 231 25 15
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32 WeikleB 189 21 15
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33 Tarn 186 18 15
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34 PatschakB 176 16 15
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35 BoyerA 170 13 15
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36 KonkelT 164 11 15
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37 MoyseyC 136 8 15
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Questions:

The novel "Roots" tells the story of what semi-fictional Gambian man who was captured and sold into slavery in the late 18th century?

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Kunta Kinte

2007's "A Thousand Splendid Suns," described as a "mother-daughter" story, was the author's second novel following what best-selling 2003 debut described as a "father-son" story?

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The Kite Runner

"The Painted Bird," which tells of a young boy's wanderings and struggle for survival in Eastern Europe during World War II, is a work of what controversial author who was dogged by accusations of plagiarism and use of ghostwriters?

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Jerzy Kosiński

"He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Ajaib-Gher—the Wonder House, as the natives call the Lahore Museum. Who hold Zam-Zammah, that 'fire-breathing dragon', hold the Punjab, for the great green-bronze piece is always first of the conqueror's loot."

So begins what novel?

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Kim

Associated with Old Norse sagas, what word refers to a figurative phrase that replaces a concrete noun, such as "battle-sweat" for blood or "sea-steed" for ship?

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kenning

Having one act and requiring a single actor, what play takes place on the 69th birthday of the title character, although his 39 year-old self provides most of the play's dialogue?

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Krapp's Last Tape

Charlie Gordon, who undergoes an experimental procedure that temporarily increases his IQ from 68 to 185, is a character created by what author?

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Daniel Keyes

The fictional logging town of Wakonda, Oregon is at the center of what author's "Sometimes a Great Notion"?

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Ken Kesey

The cimbalom-playing Alexis Zorba's friendship with the narrator forms the basis of a novel by what author?

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Nikos Kazantzakis

"The Poisonwood Bible," which tells of an American missionary family that moves to the Belgian Congo in 1959, is a work of what author?

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Barbara Kingsolver

Conversations between the prisoners Molina and Valentín form the basis of what 1976 novel noted for its lack of narrative voice?

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Kiss of the Spider Woman

The couple Tomáš and Tereza are killed in a car accident near the end of a novel by what author?

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Milan Kundera