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Algerian author who wrote The Stranger, "The Rebel," and The Plague.

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Algerian author who wrote The Stranger, "The Rebel," and The Plague.

Camus

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Author who wrote The Book of the Duchess, Canterbury Tales, and House of Fame.

Chaucer

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Name this epic poem by John Milton that ends with with the first humans being exiled from the Garden of Eden.

Paradise Lost

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This author was an English poet who wrote Paradise Lost and Areopagitica.

Milton

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This American author wrote about a woman's murder in "A Rose for Emily." Name this man who wrote As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury

Faulkner

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This Greek god killed the Python. He is known as the Greek god of music, light, and prophecy, and his twin sister is Artemis.

Apollo

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This Greek goddess turned Actaeon into a stag and wields a silver bow. Name this twin sister of Apollo and the goddess of the moon and of the hunt.

Artemis

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This huntress lost in a footrace by being distracted by golden apples. Name this only female Argonaut.

Atalanta

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Name this child of Zeus who slew the Nemean Lion and captured Cerberus in his 12 labors.

Hercules

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This Greek god was reborn from Zeus's thigh. Name the Greek god of wine and revelry.

Dionysus

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This daughter of Metis was born from Zeus's head. Name this Greek god of wisdom and war.

Athena

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This Greek god forced his father, Cronus, to vomit up his siblings. Name this Greek thunder god, who is the leader of the Greek gods.

Zeus

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This Greek god is known as the Earthshaker. Name this Greek god of the sea who wields a trident.

Poseidon

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This Greek god's wife is Persephone. Name this Greek god of the underworld.

Hades

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This man was the tutor of Alexander the Great. Name this Greek philosopher who wrote Poetics.

Aristotle

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This man wrote The Republic and The Allegory of the Cave. Name this ancient Greek philosopher, student of Socrates

Plato

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This man was an ancient Greek author. He wrote about Jason's wife in Medea and also wrote The Bacchae.

Euripides

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In one of this man's plays, animals chant,"Brekekekex koax koax." Name this Greek playwright of The Birds, The Frogs, and The Wasps.

Aristophanes

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This man wrote the Beautiful and the Damned. He also wrote about Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby.

Fitzgerald

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Name this author who wrote The Brothers Karamazov and told about Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment.

Dostoyevsky

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Name this French author of Sentimental Education and Madame Bovary.

Flaubert

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Name this German author whose Danzig Trilogy contains his most famous work, The Tin Drum.

Grass

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Name this author of "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" who wrote in "Mending Wall" that "good fences make good neighbors."

Frost

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Identify this author of the collection Twice-Told Tales who wrote of Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter.

Hawthorne

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Name this novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne in which Hester Prynne is branded with a red emblem.

The Scarlet Letter

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Name this massive French novel centering on Inspector Javert and the escaped conflict Jean Valjean, by Victor Hugo.

Les Miserables

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Name this French novelist who wrote about the thief Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and about Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Hugo

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Name this author of The 42nd Parallel, 1919 and The Big Money, which make up his U.S.A Trilogy.

Dos Passos

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Name this Athenian playwright of the Theban Trilogy, including Oedipus Rex.

Sophocles

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Name this tragedy about a ruler of Thebes who learns that he killed Laius and married his mother, written by Sophocles.

Oedipus Rex

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Name this author of Wuthering Heights, the sister of Anne and Charlotte.

E. Bronte

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Name this Elizabethan writer whose 154 sonnets include one which begins "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"

Shakespeare

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Name this play about Cordelia and her sisters, daughters of the title monarch in this work by William Shakespeare.

King Lear

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This work by William Shakespeare features a Prince of Denmark who loses his love, Ophelia.

Hamlet

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Name this comedy by Shakespeare centering on Petruchio's courtship of Katherina, the title figure.

The Taming of the Shrew

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Name this English writer of Bleak House and Great Expectations, who also wrote A Christmas Carol.

Dickens

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Name this Charles Dickens novel centering on Esther Summerson who lives in the title location.

Bleak House

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Name this author of The Portrait of a Lady and Daisy Miller. He also wrote a ghost story.

H. James

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Identify these Shinto deities that include Ryujin, Raijin, Uzume, and Amaterasu.

Kami

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Name this Japanese novel about Heian court life, written by Murasaki Shikibu.

Tale of Genji

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Name this Charles Dickens novel about Charles Darnay that begins, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

A Tale of Two Cities

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Identify this author of "The Kreutzer Sonata" and Anna Karenina, Leo. He also wrote War and Peace.

Tolstoy

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Name this novel consisting mostly of letters written to God and Nettie by Celie, the best-known work of Alice Walker.

The Color Purple

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Name this novel about the defense of Tom Robinson against false rape accusations by Atticus Finch, a work of Harper Lee.

To Kill a Mockingbird

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Name this Russian author of "The Nose," "The Overcoat," and Dead Souls.

Gogol

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This daughter of Izanagi and sister of the storm god Susanoo is considered to be one of the most important kami. Name this Shinto sun goddess.

Amaterasu

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This deity retrieved the sword Kusanagi after slaying the eight-headed monster Orochi. Name this brother of Amaterasu, the kami of the oceans and storms.

Susanoo

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This religion includes the concept of samsara, whose escape, called moksha, is dependent on good karma. Name this Indian religion.

Hinduism

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Identify this Hindu "preserver" god, who forms the Trimurti (treh-MORE-tee) with the creator Brahma and destroyer Shiva.

Vishnu

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Name this novel about the phony-hating Holden Caulfield by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

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Identify this Greek counterpart of the Roman Mercury, who flew about with his winged sandals.

Hermes

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Name this ugly husband of Aphrodite, the lame son of Hera whose forge was said to be located below Mount Aetna.

Hephaestus

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This Greek goddess is the wife of Hephaestus as well as the goddess of love and beauty.

Aphrodite

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Identify this winged horse from Greek mythology, who was tamed by Bellorophon.

Pegasus

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Name this poetry collection narrated by pilgrims at the Tabard Inn, written by Geoffrey Chaucer.

The Canterbury Tales

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Name this belief system centered on worshipping the kami, or nature spirits, of Japan.

Shintoism

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Name this French medieval epic, a "song" named after a soldier in the army of Charlemagne.

The Song of Roland

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Name this religion created by Siddhartha Gautama in which adherents attempt to break the cycle of samsara and achieve nirvana.

Buddhism

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Name this Indian religion whose scripture is the Adi Granth and whose Golden Temple is found in Amritsar.

Sikhism

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Name this creator of the character Okonkwo, the Nigerian author of Things Fall Apart.

Chinua Achebe

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Name this work set in Umuofia and starring Okonkwo, written by Chinua Achebe.

Things Fall Apart

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Name this Egyptian god, the son of Isis and Osiris who is depicted with the head of a falcon.

Horus

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Identify this Egyptian god of the Nile whose animal form is suggested by the name of another of his major cult centers, Crocodilopolis.

Sobek

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Name this Greek goddess of marriage and birth who was the husband of Zeus.

Hera

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Name this Athenian hero who took Ariadne's golden thread and killed the Minotaur as well as founded Athens.

Theseus

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Name this poem which includes the line "Good fences make good neighbors," written by Robert Frost.

Mending Wall

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Name this Polish-born British author of Lord Jim who detailed the corruption and death of Mr. Kurtz in Heart of Darkness.

Conrad

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What novella in which the last words "The horror, the horror!" are uttered by Kurtz to Marlow in the Belgian Congo, written by Joseph Conrad?

Heart of Darkness

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Name this American author who also created the characters Becky Thatcher, Tom Sawyer, and Huckleberry Finn.

Twain

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Name this author of short stories such as "The Ransom of Red Chief" and "The Gift of the Magi."

O. Henry

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Name this poet of "Tithonus" and "Crossing the Bar," who wrote "Into the valley of Death rode the six hundred" in a memorial written after a Crimean War loss, his "Charge of the Light Brigade."

Tennyson

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Name this author of "Mandalay," "If," and "Gunga Din," who created the characters of Akela, Bagheera, and Mowgli in The Jungle Book.

Kipling

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Name this Belle of Amherst who wrote "I heard a fly buzz when I died" and "Because I could not stop for Death."

Dickinson

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Name this play in which Prospero conjures the title storm in an attempt to regain the Duchy of Milan, written by Shakespeare.

The Tempest

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Name this Shakespeare tragedy in which the titular Thane of Cawdor murders King Duncan, often referred to as the "Scottish Play."

Macbeth

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Name this novel, in which the insane Bertha Mason is kept in an attic by Mr. Rochester, written by Charlotte Bronte.

Jane Eyre

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Identify this third of Sophocles's Theban plays, centering on a daughter of Oedipus.

Antigone

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Name this Norse ice giant, who was eventually killed by the sons of Bor.

Ymir

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Name this Norse deity who wields the spear Gungnir, rides the eight-legged horse Sleipnir, and controls the ravens Hugin and Munin.

Odin

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Name this wielder of Mjollnir, the Norse god of thunder. He is expected to be killed at Ragnorak by the World Serpent.

Thor

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Name this member of the Vanir who slept with four dwarves in order to obtain the necklace Brisingamen, the Norse goddess of love and the sister of Frey.

Freyja

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This Norse god's wife, Sigyn, catches the poison that falls on him. Name this Norse trickster god.

Loki

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Name this Norse god of fertility whose twin sister is Freyja. Among his possessions include the magic ship Skidbladnir.

Frey

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Name this Norse goddess who was distraught over the death of her son Balder, the queen of Asgard and the wife of Odin.

Frigg

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Name this English author who wrote the dystopian 1984 and Animal Farm.

Orwell

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Name this novel in which a bunch of sheep bleat "Four legs good, two legs bad!" and Stalin is allegorized as the pig Napoleon in a "fairy story" by George Orwell.

Animal Farm

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Name this dystopian work about Winston Smith's life under Big Brother, a novel by George Orwell.

1984

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Name this American author of "The Cask of Amontillado," the "Tell Tale Heart," and "The Raven."

Poe

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Name this play which ends shortly after the suicide of the title character, Willy Loman, written by Arthur Miller.

Death of a Saleman

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Name this American playwright who wrote The Crucible and created Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman.

Miller

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Name this author of The Sun Also Rises, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Old Man and the Sea.

Hemingway

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Name this novella about the Cuban fisherman Santiago, written by Ernest Hemingway.

The Old Man and the Sea

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Name this story by Hemingway in which Harry imagines a plane taking him to the title mountain.

"The Snows of Kilimanjaro"

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Name this novel about the veteran Jake Barnes, written by Ernest Hemingway.

The Sun Also Rises

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Name this novel about Robert Jordan which is set during the Spanish Civil War, a work of Ernest Hemingway.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

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Name this Shakespeare play in which the title character murders Desdemona due to the machinations of Iago.

Othello

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Name this author of Travels with Charlie, Of Mice and Men, and The Grapes of Wrath

Steinbeck

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Name this Depression era novel about the Joad family's travels from Oklahoma to California, a work of John Steinbeck.

The Grapes of Wrath

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Name this novella by John Steinbeck in which Kino finds the title object inside of a large oyster.

The Pearl

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Name this work in which Queen Dido commits suicide, an epic about the titular Trojan hero by Vergil.

Aeneid

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