"P" in Literature by HensleyB

Champion(s):

minarik15


Runner(s)-Up:

PahkJ


Quiz Description

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

Full Results:

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1 minarik15 490 98 00
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3 PetersonGG 471 92 15
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4 WangA 455 90 00
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10 LaudermithM 394 72 15
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11 ESB 376 70 15
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12 ShapiroA 332 67 15
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20 JordanG 248 44 15
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21 toro913 233 41 15
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33 JordanT 35 5 15
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35 Ryan 15 1 15
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Questions:

What title character of a 1913 children's novel by Eleanor H. Porter has now become synonymous with an overly, sometimes naively, optimistic person?

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Pollyanna

From what poem have the following lines been excerpted?

That moment she was mine, mine, fair,
Perfectly pure and good: I found
A thing to do, and all her hair
In one long yellow string I wound
Three times her little throat around,
And strangled her. No pain felt she;
I am quite sure she felt no pain.

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Porphyria's Lover

What satirical novel is premised on a wayward Christian monk mistaking a colony of great auks for human pagans?

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Penguin Island

The pompous Pyrgopolynices, the old man Periplectomenus, and the clever slave Palaestrio are all characters of what comedic playwright?

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Titus Maccius Plautus

Written in Middle English and attributed to William Langland, what poem in unrhymed verse consists of a series of dream visions and tells of a quest for the true Christian life?

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Piers Plowman

What is the first name of the magistrate who investigates the murder central to "Crime and Punishment" and who appears interested in not simply the conviction of Raskolnikov, but also his redemption?

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Porfiry (Petrovich)

In what 1961 novel set in Edinburgh is the titular teacher betrayed by her student and confidante Sandy who later becomes a nun?

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

"Life a User's Manual," in which each chapter represents a room in a 10x10 apartment block, is a work of what author whose novel "A Void" is noted for the complete lack of the letter "e"?

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Georges Perec

August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson" and "Fences" are two plays in a 10-play cycle named after what city?

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Pittsburgh

"Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo..."

So begins what novel?

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

The crafty Panurge is a friend of what character who once drowned an army of invading giants in urine and, in another incident, encountered a flying pig that dropped mustard onto a battlefield?

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Pantagruel

What 2015 novel that revolves in part around "The Sunshine Project," a fictional competitor to WikiLeaks, takes its name from the real name of protagonist Pip?

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Purity