"L" in Literature by HensleyB

Champion(s):

UllspergerA


Runner(s)-Up:

PetersonGG


Quiz Description

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

Full Results:

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Questions:

Barabbas, the man released by Pontius Pilate instead of Jesus, is the title character of a 1950 novel by which Nobel Laureate?

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Pär Lagerkvist

Which poet penned the following immortal lines?

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.

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Philip Larkin

The detective Joseph Rouletabille, who appeared in "The Mystery of the Yellow Room" among other novels, is a creation of which author who is also known for a novel that was adapted into a Tony-winning musical?

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Gaston Leroux

Dr. Juvenal Urbino's death from a fall allows Florentino and Fermina to realize their lifelong affection for each other in what novel?

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Love in the Time of Cholera

Identify the woman whose transformation is described below.

Left to herself, the serpent now began
To change; her elfin blood in madness ran,
Her mouth foam’d, and the grass, therewith besprent,
Wither’d at dew so sweet and virulent;

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Lamia

What name did Catullus use to refer to his lover, believed to be Claudia Metelli Celeris, in his poetry?

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Lesbia

What is the first name of the mentally disabled man's whose death by a gunshot in the back of the head occurs at the end of the novella "Of Mice and Men"?

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Lennie

"The Sons of La Malinche," "From Independence to the Revolution," and "The Day of the Dead" are among the nine sections of what essay published in 1950?

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The Labyrinth of Solitude

Identify the George Meredith poem that begins with the following lines:

He rises and begins to round,
He drops the silver chain of sound
Of many links without a break,
In chirrup, whistle, slur and shake,
All intervolv’d and spreading wide,
Like water-dimples down a tide
Where ripple ripple overcurls
And eddy into eddy whirls;

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The Lark Ascending

What right-wing party of "Naked Lunch" is (ostensibly) named for its attempts to gain power by eliminating all non-supporters?

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Liquefactionists

The tour guide Mr. Kapasi, who works weekdays in a doctor's office and who develops a romantic interest in Mrs. Das, is the title character of a short story by what author?

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Jhumpa Lahiri

The Byronic Grigory Alexandrovich Pechorin is the protagonist, title character, and, in the third part, narrator of a novel by what author?

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Mikhail Lermontov