"W" in Literature by HensleyB

Champion(s):

PahkJ


Runner(s)-Up:

PenningtonJ
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Quiz Description

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

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Questions:

Kate Croy plots to have her love Merton Densher marry the rich but dying American Milly Theale so that they may inherit her fortune in what novel?

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The Wings of the Dove

What pea-eating title character of a 19th century play stabs Marie, the mother of his child, to death after she sleeps with a drum major?

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Woyzeck

The following lines have been excerpted from a poem by what poet?

unsignificantly
off the coast
there was

a splash quite unnoticed
this was
Icarus drowning

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William Carlos Williams

Give the surname the militia officer who elopes with Lydia Bennet in Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."

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Wickham

The following text has been excerpted from an essay that appeared in "Gourmet" that was written by which author?

Standing at the stove, it is hard to deny in any meaningful way that this is a living creature experiencing pain and wishing to avoid/escape the painful experience. To my lay mind, the lobster’s behavior in the kettle appears to be the expression of a preference; and it may well be that an ability to form preferences is the decisive criterion for real suffering.

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David Foster Wallace

The eccentric Anne Catherick is the title character of what 1859 novel whose other characters include the art teacher Walter Hartright and the heiress Laura Fairlie?

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The Woman in White

The following lines form the first stanza of what poem?

The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright--
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night.

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The Walrus and the Carpenter

Jack Gladney, a professor of Hitler studies, is the protagonist of what novel that is the source of the phrase "airborne toxic event"?

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White Noise

Set in nineteenth-century Brazil, what novel by Mario Vargas Llosa tells of the conflict between a small group of settlers in Bahia and the Brazilian government?

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The War of the End of the World (edited at 10:49 am, January 3, 2016 (CST))

Identify the poet who penned the lines below.

'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
That there's a God, that there's a Saviour too:
Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.
Some view our sable race with scornful eye,
"Their colour is a diabolic die."
Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain,
May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.

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Phyllis Wheatley

A band of 108 outlaws is central to what classical Chinese novel set during the Song dynasty and attributed to Shi Nai'an?

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Water Margin

Tod Hackett, an artist who travels to California in search of inspiration for his painting "The Burning of Los Angeles," and Mr. Doyle, who intends to shoot a titular columnist for sleeping with his wife, are among the characters created by what author?

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Nathanael West