"X" in Literature by HensleyB

Champion(s):

BahnamanS
Taz'dingo!


Runner(s)-Up:

Tablesaw
It's the Saw of the Table!


Quiz Description

All correct responses will begin with "X" (excluding leading articles). Bear with me on this one.

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Questions:

What fictional land with a "stately pleasure-dome" is home to the river Alph?

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Xanadu

"A Spell for Chameleon," "The Source of Magic," and "Castle Roogna" are the first three of many novels that take place in, and that collectively take their name from, what fantasy world?

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Xanth

What 2015 entry in Sue Grafton's "alphabet series" of detective novels follows "'W' is for Wasted"?

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X

What animal (technically a genus) represents "X" in the "Sweet Pickles" series of children's books? A redacted screenshot is provided below.

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xerus

What is the name of the little boy with whom Robinson Crusoe escapes his captivity in Africa and whom he later sells to a Portuguese sea captain?

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Xury

What name did Aristophanes use for several of his slave characters, most notably the slave of Dionysus in "The Frogs"?

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Xanthias

What name does Martin Arrowsmith give to the mysterious mechanism capable of killing harmful bacteria in a novel by Sinclair Lewis? He later finds out that he was not the first to discover it.

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X Principle

What 1991 novel that was nominated for a Hugo Award is the third entry in the "Ender's Game" series?

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Xenocide

What name is shared by a river of ancient Lycia and of one of the immortal horses of Achilles, both of which are mentioned in the "Iliad"?

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Xanthus

Not to be confused with the one written by Plato, the 422 BC "Symposium" was written by what author who also wrote the "Hellenica" and "Anabasis"?

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Xenophon

"The Plum in the Golden Vase" (also known as "The Golden Lotus") is an early 17th century novel that centers on the decline of what aristocratic family whose patriarch dies of an overdose of aphrodisiacs?

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Ximen

Octavia Butler's science fiction trilogy of "Dawn," "Adulthood Rites," and "Imago" is known both by "Lilith's Brood" and what other name that refers to the creation of a human-oankali hybrid?

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Xenogenesis