"U" in Literature by HensleyB

Champion(s):

PahkJ


Runner(s)-Up:

ESB


Quiz Description

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

Full Results:

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1 PahkJ 485 98 15
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2 ESB 448 95 15
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3 BahnamanS 427 93 15
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4 PetersonGG 422 90 15
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5 minarik15 412 87 15
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6 UllspergerA 404 85 00
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7 PenningtonJ 377 82 15
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8 RoseM 366 79 15
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9 LujanP 358 77 00
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10 GrubbC 351 72 00
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10 LaudermithM 351 72 15
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12 HatfieldS 343 68 00
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13 randalleng 338 66 15
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14 ShapiroA 321 63 15
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15 KreitzerJ 317 60 15
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16 RonningD 315 58 15
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17 OlewnickB 313 55 00
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18 WangA 309 52 15
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19 ElendilPickle 305 50 15
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20 Goldenboy 285 47 15
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21 elfm 283 44 15
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22 Tablesaw 278 41 00
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23 VaccaD 270 39 00
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24 NathanL 263 36 15
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25 PruettC 248 33 00
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31 MoyseyC 156 17 00
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32 KingJA 143 14 00
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33 CarterBurke 142 12 00
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34 GoodmanDL 141 8 15
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34 GoldsteinB 141 8 00
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36 LeeS 75 2 00
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Questions:

Written as a radio drama in 1954, what work set in Wales features the blind Captain Cat as one of its principal characters?

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Under Milk Wood

From what play has the following line been excerpted?

I beg your pardon, my name is not Ivan, but Ilia, ma'am—Ilia Telegin, or Waffles, as I am sometimes called on account of my pock-marked face.

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Uncle Vanya

What character from "The Rape of the Lock" is described as "a dusky melancholy Spright" and makes a journey to the Cave of Spleen?

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Umbriel

First and last name required. Name the villainous and patronizing clerk from "David Copperfield" whose plans to attain the Wickfield fortune are eventually stymied.

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Uriah Heep

What play memorably opens with the word "Merdre"? The riot that followed its December 1896 debut may have been in part manufactured by the author.

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Ubu Roi

What title did Booker T. Washington give his influential 1901 autobiography?

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Up from Slavery

What best-selling 1958 novel's title character is Homer Atkins, an engineer who travels to the fictional Asian nation of Sarkhan? The title is the source of a term for the arrogant, ignorant, and ethnocentric behavior of US citizens abroad.

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The Ugly American

Give the single name that both fills all three blanks in the excerpt from a Poe poem below as well as names the title.

Thus I pacified Psyche and kissed her,
And tempted her out of her gloom—
And conquered her scruples and gloom:
And we passed to the end of the vista,
But were stopped by the door of a tomb—
By the door of a legended tomb;
And I said—"What is written, sweet sister,
On the door of this legended tomb?"
She replied—"___—___—
'Tis the vault of thy lost ___!"

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Ulalume

"The Wreath," "The Wife," and "The Cross" comprise a trilogy of historical fiction novels centered on the character Kristin Lavransdatter and are works of what author?

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Sigrid Undset

The fictional chief Chingachgook is the father of what man who is indeed the last of the Mohican tribe?

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Uncas

Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie are the titular witches in a 1984 novel by what author?

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John Updike

By what name are the novels "The 42nd Parallel," "1919," and "The Big Money" collectively known?

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U.S.A. Trilogy