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(2006) AT: World Literature
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Although his true identity was never known, this title character was believed to be the twin brother of Louis XIV by its French author. Identify this French title character.
(The) Man in the Iron Mask
Although extremely controversial, Francisco Scaramanga is the real name of the title character of the 13th and final work in the James Bond series. The title of this work is The Man with what two word object which includes a color and a weapon?
(The Man with the) Golden Gun
This question requires a two-part answer. Identify both of the authors of The Man in the Iron Mask and The Man With the Golden Gun.
(Alexandre) Dumas (Pere) and (Ian) Fleming
Born in North Wales, his autobiography was titled The Seven Pillars of Wisdom although he is more famous for his war exploits. Identify this Irish aristocrat whose more famous nickname is used to rhyme with "British Beatlemania."
Lawrence of Arabia or (T.E.) Lawrence or (T.E.) Shaw
What author's name is used to rhyme with "Kerouac" in the song? He is famous for winning the 1958 Nobel Prize in literature and declining it due to pressures within his home country.
What novel, published in 1952 was made into an Academy Award winning movie starring Sir Alec Guinness in 1957? Written by Pierre Boulle, it is used in the song to rhyme with "Chou En Lai."
(The) Bridge on the River Kwai
The 1934 Nobel Prize winner for Literature, he is most famous for his Six Characters in Search of an Author. Identify this Sicilian-born Italian playwright.
An Italian humanist, this 14" century writer is most famous for his The Decameron, Identify this Italian writer.
A native of Crete, this playwright is most famous for Zorba the Greek. Identify this 20th century Greek author.
(Nikos) Kazantzakis ("kah-zun-zah-kiss")
Given a description of two works, put them together to form a before and after. Story told by ONE of Geoffrey Chaucer's pilgrims followed by Dickens work featuring Charles
(The) Canterbury Tale of Two Cities
Given a description of two works, put them together to form a before and after. George Bernard Shaw work featuring Raina Petkoff followed by the most famous work of Robert Bolt.
Arms and the Man for All Seasons
Given a description of two works, put them together to form a before and after. Most famous work of Johann Wyss followed by the most famous work of Daniel Defoe.
The Swiss Family Robinson Crusoe
What William Golding character speaks the last words "Which is better--to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?"
What George Orwell character speaks the last words "Forward comrades! ... Forward in the name of the Rebellion. Long live Animal Farm! Long live comrade Napoleon. Napoleon is always right."
What Alexandre Dumas character speaks the last words "D'Artagnan! d'Artagnan! remember that I have love you. I am lost! I must die! ... Where am I to die?"
(Lady de) Winter
Given a French title of a work, identify the French author. La Comedie Humane (LAY COMMA-DEE HOO-MAN)
(Honore de) Balzac
Given a French title of a work, identify the French author. L'Etranger (LAY E-TRAIN-GAR)
(Albert) Camus (CAH-MOO)
Given a French title of a work, identify the French author. Huis Clos (HWEE CLOSE)
In this work, the King of Uruk is two-thirds God and one-third man. When his best friend Enkidu died of an illness brought on by the Gods, he travels to the ends of the Earth to learn the secrets behind his friend's death and all the secrets of the Gods. Identify this work, named for the title character whose self-actualization is that although he cannot carry on forever, humankind will always endure.
(epic of) Gilgamesh
The first modern version of this story was published by J.R.R. Tolkien. In this work, an unexpected visitor arrives at the King's party and challenges anyone to a "game." In this game, the visitor will allow any person to strike him once with his own axe. In return, the challenger must track him down in one year and take a blow himself. Identify this story, whose themes include following the codes of obedience and chivalry.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
In this work, the title character serves as the "right-hand man" to Charlemagne. When a messenger is needed to accept surrender from the Muslims, the title character nominates his stepfather, who refuses since he believes the title character just wants him dead. The stepfather then works with the Muslims to plan an ambush. Identify this work, in which the title character dies prior to the battle with the Muslims when he tries to blow a horn and ends up bursting his temples.
(The) Song of Roland or Chanson de Rolande
Bertolt Brecht's most financially successful work, it is closely based on an earlier John Gay work. Brecht used this work to introduce methods of disconnection within the theater, which allow the audience to comfortably view the work without being directly affected by it. Identify this work, which features the characters Macheath and Sheriff Jackie Brown.
(The) Threepenny Opera
Perhaps the masterpiece of Brecht, this work premiered in 1941 and was inspired by the invasion of Poland, beginning World War II. Because of the Nazi occupation of Germany, however, it was forced to debut in Zurich. Identify this work which actually deals with the Thirty Years' War and features the characters Swiss Cheese, Eilif and Kattrin.
Mother Courage and Her Children (NOTE: Prompt if only "Mother Courage" given)
Although Mother Courage and Her Children was considered Brecht's masterpiece, it was one of the few works not adapted into a musical composition by this man. Identify this German-born American composer, who adapted The Threepenny Opera and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny into music.
In 13" and 14" century Italy, these two first met when they were nine, yet they only met in close contact one other time throughout their lives. The second time they met was just a chance meeting as they passed on the street, but it led to the inspiration of the first sonnet of this man's La Vita Nuova and the use of her name in his most famous literary work-a trilogy. Identify this pair of lovers who, although reportedly madly in love, both took other spouses during their lives.
Dante Alighieri and Beatrice Portinari (Accept either part of each name)
This 14" century Italian scholar first spotted her in a church in Avignon Although not as much of an obsession as Dante had with Beatrice, some believed that she was a completely made up character. Identify this pair, one who wrote the Canzoniere and the woman to whom most of his poems were dedicated.
Petrarch or Petrarca Alpanista and Laura (accept either for Petrarch)
Unlike all fictional accounts of his life, the real person of this name did not have a physical deformation that caused him grief. It was said that many of his works were stolen by Moliere and these two characters only meet in the fictional novel of Edmund Rostand. Identify these two so-called lovers.
Cyrano de Bergerac and Roxanne (Accept either part for Cyrano)
It is a fictionalized account of the year 1665 in England. First released in 1722 when its author was 62 years old, it was published under the initials H.F. Identify the period of time that completes Dafoe's journal.
(A Journal of the) Plague Year
Set around the turn of the 20th century, the events in this period are set with the backdrop of a 50-year love triangle between three people. A landmark work in the area of "Magic Realism," this time period is featured in the second most famous work of its author Gabriel Garcia-Marquez. Identify this period of time in which this love triangle is set.
Love in the Time of Cholera
Unlike the previous two, the title of this work serves as the whole time period in question. This work is alternately known as Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen. At the time it was published, it was the masterpiece of its author, Jules Verne. Identify this work, whose entire title is a period of time.
Five Weeks in a Balloon (DO NOT ACCEPT: Around the World in 80 Days)
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