"S" in Literature by HensleyB

Champion(s):

PetersonGG


Runner(s)-Up:

RoseM
De docta ignorantia


Quiz Description

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

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 31 58 58 43 61 58 97 64 34 07 64 94
1 PetersonGG 485 98 15
15
15
15
43
15
61
15
58
00
15
15
15
15
64
15
94
2 RoseM 406 95 15
15
58
00
00
15
43
15
15
58
15
97
15
15
15
15
00
3 WangA 395 90 15
15
58
15
58
15
15
61
00
00
00
15
34
15
15
64
00
3 ESB 395 90 15
31
00
15
15
43
15
15
58
00
15
15
34
15
00
15
94
5 SirolaD 380 84 15
31
15
58
00
15
43
15
00
00
15
64
15
15
15
64
00
5 ChiltonC2 380 84 15
31
15
58
15
58
00
00
00
00
15
64
15
15
15
64
00
7 minarik15 377 80 15
15
58
00
15
43
15
15
58
00
00
15
34
15
15
64
00
8 GrubbC 368 77 15
31
15
58
00
15
15
61
15
00
00
15
34
15
15
64
00
9 BahnamanS 362 74 15
31
15
58
00
15
15
61
15
58
00
15
15
34
15
00
00
10 UllspergerA 356 71 15
15
15
15
43
15
15
58
00
15
64
15
34
15
07
15
00
11 WareD 323 66 15
31
15
58
15
58
15
00
15
00
15
15
34
15
07
15
00
11 PruettC 323 66 15
31
15
15
58
15
43
15
00
00
15
64
15
15
07
00
00
13 Goldenboy 296 60 15
31
00
00
15
43
15
61
00
00
00
15
15
07
15
64
00
13 RosenbergR 296 60 15
31
15
58
15
00
15
61
00
00
00
15
34
15
07
15
00
15 LaudermithM 293 56 15
31
15
58
00
00
00
15
58
00
15
15
34
15
07
15
00
16 HatfieldS 290 53 15
31
15
58
00
00
15
61
15
58
00
00
00
15
07
00
00
17 randalleng 248 50 15
31
00
15
58
15
43
00
00
00
00
15
34
15
07
00
00
18 ShapiroA 226 46 00
00
00
15
58
15
43
00
15
58
00
00
00
15
07
00
00
19 ElendilPickle 183 43 15
31
00
00
00
00
00
15
58
00
00
00
15
34
15
00
00
20 DoyleE 180 40 00
00
15
58
15
43
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
34
00
00
00
21 Tablesaw 177 37 15
31
00
00
15
58
15
43
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
22 GoldsteinB 168 34 00
00
00
15
58
00
00
15
58
00
00
00
00
15
07
00
00
23 usuiw 153 31 00
00
00
15
43
00
15
58
00
00
00
00
00
15
07
00
00
24 WeikleB 132 28 15
31
00
00
15
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
34
15
07
00
00
25 SChu 129 25 00
00
00
00
15
43
00
00
00
00
00
15
34
15
07
00
00
26 AmmermanA 95 22 00
00
00
00
15
43
00
00
00
00
00
15
00
15
07
00
00
27 MarkyMark 71 19 00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
34
15
07
00
00
28 PalmiterA 68 15 15
31
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
07
00
00
00
28 CorlissM 68 15 15
31
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
07
00
00
30 PatschakB 52 10 15
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
15
07
00
00
31 CarterBurke 37 7 00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
00
15
07
00
00
32 JJA 22 3 00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
07
00
00
32 MoyseyC 22 3 00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
00
15
07
00
00
00

Questions:

"The Rivals," whose character Mrs. Malaprop is the origin of the term malapropism, is a play written by what playwright and poet?

Click to Reveal Answer
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The sonnet sequence "Astrophel and Stella" is the work of which English poet who also wrote "An Apology for Poetry"?

Click to Reveal Answer
Philip Sidney

Give the term that names a 36-line poem consisting of six stanzas of six lines each followed by a three-line envoi and which features the repetition of key words from the first stanza.

Click to Reveal Answer
sestina

The life of poet A. E. Housman is central to the play "The Invention of Love," a work of which playwright?

Click to Reveal Answer
Tom Stoppard

Identify the poem subtitled "A Winter Idyl" that is the source of the lines below.

Shut in from all the world without,
We sat the clean-winged hearth about,
Content to let the north-wind roar
In baffled rage at pane and door

Click to Reveal Answer
Snow-Bound

Which poet penned these lines in his "Pullman Porter" in which he tells of a conversation between himself and a train porter?

“When I was quite a little boy I used to savour them with joy;
And now my daughter, aged three,
Can tell the tale of Sam McGee;
While Tom, my son, that’s only two,
Has heard the yarn of Dan McGrew ....
Don’t think your stuff I’m not applaudin’ —
My taste is Eliot and Auden.”

Click to Reveal Answer
Robert W. Service

What name is shared by two female Roman poets, the earlier of the two being the only woman poet of Ancient Rome whose poetry survives today in the form of six love poems addressed to Cerinthus?

Click to Reveal Answer
Sulpicia

Identify the author of the lines below.

So between them love did shine
That the Turtle saw his right
Flaming in the Phoenix' sight:
Either was the other's mine.

Click to Reveal Answer
William Shakespeare

Condemned by the Roman Catholic Church, "The Gospel According to Jesus Christ" is a work of which author who also wrote of a mass epidemic of blindness in another novel?

Click to Reveal Answer
José Saramago

Ivan Denisovich Shukhov, who has been sentenced to ten years of hard labor for espionage, is the protagonist of a novel by what author?

Click to Reveal Answer
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

What namesake and protagonist of an epic poem becomes king of the Mali Empire after defeating the sorcerer king Sosso?

Click to Reveal Answer
Sundiata

Lorraine Hansberry wrote only two plays that were ever staged-- "A Raisin in the Sun" and which other? Aside from the titular writer, its other characters include his wife Iris, the activist Alton Scales, the prostitute Gloria, and the corrupt politician Wally O’Hara.

Click to Reveal Answer
The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window