"Q" in Literature by HensleyB

Champion(s):

PenningtonJ
The bird, bird, bird. The bird is the word.

RoseM
De docta ignorantia


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Quiz Description

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

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Questions:

What Polish-language novel subtitled "A Narrative of the Time of Nero" contributed to its author winning the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature?

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Quo Vadis

What member of the Compson family who appears in "The Sound and the Fury" and "Absalom, Absalom!" drowns himself in the Charles River?

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Quentin

The literary group Oulipo, which counted Italo Calvino among its members, was co-founded by what author who is also remembered for his 1959 novel "Zazie in the Metro"?

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Raymond Queneau

What grotesque, dwarfish moneylender is the primary antagonist of Charles Dickens's "The Old Curiosity Shop"?

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Daniel Quilp

What title character of an 1831 novel dies of starvation in the tomb of his dead love?

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Quasimodo

What Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist wrote of the abuse of Fran Benedetto at the hands of her husband Bobby in the 1998 novel "Black and Blue"?

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Anna Quindlen

What Leon Uris novel about a libel trial centered on the fictional novel "The Holocaust" has a title that refers to the room in which the trial takes place?

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QB VII

What term denotes a poem or stanza consisting of four lines, as exemplified by the stanza below?

“Hope” is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all

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quatrain

Not to be confused with the answer to the previous question, what poetic term denotes a style in which the central theme is divided into four parts? Noteworthy examples from Anne Bradstreet include "Four Elements" and "Four Seasons."

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quaternion

What plural noun, which has since come to be used in a very different context, fills the blank in this excerpt from "Finnegan's Wake"?

Three ___ for Muster Mark!
Sure he hasn't got much of a bark
And sure any he has it's all beside the mark.

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quarks

Drawing on the author's experiences as a war correspondent in French-Indochina, what 1955 novel includes the characters Thomas Fowler (a British journalist) and Alden Pyle (a CIA agent and the title character)?

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The Quiet American

Name the Nobel-winning Italian poet whose surname is an answer to one of the previous eleven questions.

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Salvatore Quasimodo