"M" in Literature by HensleyB

Champion(s):

RoseM
De docta ignorantia


Runner(s)-Up:

BoyleJ


Quiz Description

All correct answers will begin with "M" (excluding leading articles).

Full Results:

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1 RoseM 473 98 15
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2 BoyleJ 428 95 15
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3 ESB 422 92 15
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4 PenningtonJ 380 89 15
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5 UllspergerA 377 86 00
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6 WangA 362 81 15
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6 minarik15 362 81 15
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8 PetersonGG 358 77 15
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9 PahkJ 341 74 15
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10 PruettC 338 71 00
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11 creedofhubris 328 68 00
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12 LaudermithM 305 65 15
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13 WareD 296 62 15
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14 allisonmotto 295 59 00
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15 SChu 290 56 15
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16 HatfieldS 287 53 00
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17 CoenM 262 50 00
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18 LairdM 235 46 00
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19 JordanG 232 43 15
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21 randalleng 226 37 00
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22 VaccaD 217 33 00
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22 Goldenboy 217 33 15
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24 Tablesaw 208 28 00
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The murder of Ryuji at the hands of a group of adolescent boys is the implied ending of what author's "The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea"?

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Yukio Mishima

"Lives of Girls and Women" and "Runaway" are among the short story collections of what "master of the contemporary short story" whose work is often set in Huron County, Ontario?

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Alice Munro

A real life game between Honinbō Shūsai and Minoru Kitani was the inspiration for what 1951 novel in which that game occurs over six months?

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The Master of Go

The sequel to "Myra Breckinridge," what novel by Gore Vidal famously replaced profane terms with the names of Supreme Court justices in protest of a 1973 anti-pornography ruling?

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Myron

Identify the "she" in the excerpt from a play below.

To all the daemons of the air
In witness of these things; how she
Who slew them, will not suffer me
To gather up my babes, nor bear
To earth their bodies; whom, O stone
Of women, would I ne'er had known
Nor gotten, to be slain by thee!

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Medea

What figure of speech is being employed in the adage "The pen is mightier than the sword" in which "pen" stands in for writing and "sword" stands in for military force?

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metonymy

Jimmie Johnson, brother of the title character, tells his mother his sister is dead at the end of which novel that ends with the mother exclaiming, "Oh, yes, I'll fergive her! I'll fergive her!"?

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Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

Spanning the time between the Gilded Age and the Jazz Age, what John Dos Passos novel has been described as an "expressionistic picture of New York"?

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Manhattan Transfer

Alceste, the title character, loves Célimène and decides to exile himself from society after she rejects his marriage proposal in what play?

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The Misanthrope

Identify the Sylvia Plath poem from the excerpt below.

I am important to her. She comes and goes.
Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness.
In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman
Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish.

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Mirror

Set over the course of the 1989-1990 academic year, what sprawling novel set in the American Midwest features such characters as Earl Butz (a boar), Governor O.T. Early (who proposes funding cuts at the titular university), and Loren Stroop (a farmer who always wears a bulltproof vest)?

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Moo

The quote "A good Booke is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, imbalm'd and treasur'd up on purpose to a life beyond life" is derived from which author's "Areopagitica"?

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John Milton