"N" in Literature by HensleyB

Champion(s):

PetersonGG


Runner(s)-Up:

minarik15


Quiz Description

All correct responses will begin with the letter "N" (excluding leading articles).

Full Results:

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1 PetersonGG 507 98 15
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2 minarik15 479 95 15
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3 RoseM 435 91 15
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4 BoyleJ 427 88 15
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5 WangA 400 85 15
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6 PahkJ 344 81 15
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7 Goldenboy 335 78 15
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8 RosenbergR 331 75 15
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9 UllspergerA 324 71 15
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10 WoodwardA 322 68 15
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11 LaudermithM 320 65 15
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12 jonah 306 61 15
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13 creedofhubris 303 58 15
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15 Tablesaw 280 51 15
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20 CarterBurke 182 35 15
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21 OlewnickB 175 31 15
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22 JordanG 155 28 15
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23 KingJA 148 23 15
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Questions:

The absent-minded professor Timofey Pavlovich Pnin is the title character of a work by what author?

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Vladimir Nabokov

"The Well Wrought Urn" is considered a seminal text of what school of literary criticism that counts T. S. Eliot among its great influences?

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New Criticism

In what novel is the very orderly and somewhat neurotic "Stormtrooper" the roommate of protagonist Toru Watanabe, who is brought back to his college years upon hearing the titular song?

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Norwegian Wood

Give the line that completes (and titles) the poem below.

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.

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Nothing Gold Can Stay

What novel set in the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald was originally published in Yiddish with the title "And the World Remained Silent," getting its current title upon its translation into French in 1955?

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Night

Give the name that fills the blank in this dialogue from Professor Aronnax to Captain Nemo:

For me, study is a support, a powerful diversion, an absorption, a passion which can help me forget everything. For ___, not so much, and there's nothing on board the Nautilus to fill that hole.

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Ned

"The Heights of Macchu Picchu" is the second canto of what poet's 1950 collection "Canto General"?

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Pablo Neruda

What 1988 novel by Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga tells the story of a Rhodesian family in the 1960's and was followed by the sequel "The Book of Not" in 2006?

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Nervous Conditions

Aimé Césaire, Léopold Sédar Senghor, and Léon Damas are collectively most closely associated with what provocatively-named literary movement that rejected French colonialism?

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Négritude

What five-word phrase fills the blank in this stanza from William Butler Yeats's "Sailing to Byzantium"?

That is ___. The young
In one another's arms, birds in the trees
– Those dying generations – at their song,
The salmon‐falls, the mackerel‐crowded seas,
Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long
Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.
Caught in that sensual music all neglect
Monuments of unageing intellect.

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No Country for Old Men

Set against the backdrop of the Mau Mau rebellion, "A Grain of Wheat" is a novel by what author?

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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

The trilogy consisting of "Swami and Friends," "The Bachelor of Arts," and "The English Teacher" is a work of what author whose other novels include "The Painter of Signs" and "A Tiger for Malgudi"?

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R. K. Narayan