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Literature by Letter - A

Identify these literary things that start with the letter A.
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First submittedOctober 24, 2016
Last updatedDecember 16, 2016
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She went to Wonderland
Alice
A play usually has 3 to 5 of these major divisions
Act
Mr. Finch of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Atticus
Wrathful hero of the Iliad
Achilles
Famous Greek teller of fables
Aesop
She lived at Green Gables
Anne
Predecessor to "The Da Vinci Code"
Angels & Demons
Literary device of repeating the initial sound in a series of words
Alliteration
Her novels included "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma"
Jane Austen
Sun Tzu's essential guide to the military
Art of War, The
Adversary of the protagonist
Antagonist
An Orwell book about Napoleon
Animal Farm
Shakespeare play set in Roman times
Antony and Cleopatra
Faulkner novel about Thomas Sutpen
Absalom, Absalom
Prolific sci-fi author who wrote "I, Robot"
Isaac Asimov
What Hester Prynne's scarlet letter stood for
Adultery
He had a no good, terrible, very bad day
Alexander
Collection of 1001 stories told by Sheherazade
Arabian Nights, The
Author of "Little Women"
Louisa May Alcott
WWII book & movie starring James McAvoy
Atonement
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level 77
Dec 15, 2016
Angels and Demons isn't a prequel. It was written 3 years before The Da Vinci Code.
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level 64
Dec 15, 2016
By the strictest definition it might not be, although the events of the book precede The DaVinci Code. The movie version, with which the larger audience will be familiar, is certainly a prequel as the movie version came out after the movie version of the DaVinci Code.
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level 82
Dec 16, 2016
You two are confusing me. Prequel is what happens BEFORE. So movie version coming out after something doesn't make it a prequel. And being written earlier isn't necessary proof of something being a prequel or not. Maybe Star Wars with chapters 1,2,3 coming out after 4,5,6 confuse you of the meaning of "prequel". That said, I am not familiar with Angels and Demons, so no idea if it is setting up the scene for the Da Vinci Code or not.
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level 82
Dec 16, 2016
Besides. It says "predecessor" right now at least. Which just means it was written first...
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level 64
Dec 16, 2016
I changed it to "predecessor" based on fuanacdc's complaint. In the exceptionally technical sense, a prequel is a story that is written after the original work, but tells the events that occurred before it. Fuanacdc's complaint is that the book Angels & Demons was both written before, and tells the events that occurred before The DaVinci Code. This means it is not a "true" prequel.
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level 77
Dec 16, 2016
Yes, that is what I was getting at, thanks. Those two books were written in the order in which the events occur. It would only be considered a prequel if the book told the events that happened prior to an already established story line. Since this is a literature quiz and not a movie quiz, the order the movies were released is really a moot point.
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level 77
Feb 8, 2017
I read the clue as "professor of DaVinci Code" and thought it was asking about the guy's name. Might have gotten it otherwise.
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level 73
Feb 12, 2017
me too :)
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level 77
Dec 16, 2016
Collection of 1001 "stories" told .......
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level 49
Feb 8, 2017
"Animal Farm" is not about Napoleon, it's about Stalin and the Russian Revolution of 1917.
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level 59
Feb 8, 2017
But the central pig is called Napoleon, which is what the quiz is getting at.
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level 45
Feb 9, 2017
Yeah, but that's *really* obscure. How about "book about Stalin" or "book about totalitarianism." I know my Animal Farm this didn't occur to me.
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level 64
Feb 15, 2017
How is the main character of the novel really obscure?
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level 61
Apr 8, 2019
Yes but it is the phrasing "about him", if you would ask someone what the book animal farm was about I dont think a single person would answer napoleon.
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level 58
Mar 13, 2017
I was thrown for a moment too. I thought it was about Napoleon Bonaparte, but then I figured it out. It's fine how it is.
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level 25
Nov 3, 2017
It does seem like a stretch to me. A bit of a sneaky clue, anyway.
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level 62
Feb 8, 2017
First name of Professor Dumbledore
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level 62
Feb 8, 2017
Nicknamed "Strider" in The Lord of the Rings
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level 64
Feb 15, 2017
Yes those are both A answers, but I could have put a Harry Potter and LOTR question on every quiz and I didn't want to be too repetitive.
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level 64
Feb 8, 2017
"Adulteress" for the scarlet letter? That's what wiki has it as...
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level 79
Feb 8, 2017
I think the letter actually stood for adulteress.
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level 55
Jan 19, 2018
I agree totally
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level 77
Feb 8, 2017
How can Ann be accepted for Anne of Green Gables? Pages and pages of the book are dedicated to the character's insistence on "Anne with an e."
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level 72
Feb 8, 2017
Correct. This absolutely needs to be changed. Anne would never accept Ann. She would assume you meant a different person. Same with Katherine with a C.
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level 64
Feb 15, 2017
While I sympathize with Anne's desire to be properly spelled, if I didn't accept "Ann" I would have a whole host of commenters complaining that the "e" was required. Can't please everyone.
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level 25
Nov 3, 2017
If people know Atticus, they should at least know how to spell 'Anne'! :)
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level 72
Feb 10, 2017
Nice one! It's all there; authors, titles, characters, Could you pull off B to Z, I wonder.
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level 64
Feb 15, 2017
Yes, all of the letters will be featured over the next year.
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level 56
Mar 12, 2017
please accept adulteress
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level 51
May 25, 2017
Someone didn't understand Animal Farm at all, if they think it is about Napoleon the person, over whom this quiz creator is clearly thinking it was written about. It's about communism and the Russian Revolution, and the ideology that those who are controlled and still have leaders, will never be truly equal.
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level 66
Mar 23, 2018
You do realize that Napoleon is the name of the pig, i.e. of the main character of the book, right?
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level 65
Jun 23, 2017
And again, you really should accept adulteress.
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level 50
Apr 17, 2019
The Atonement clue is weak - and confusing. Why not say Ian McEwan novel and film.......
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level 43
Aug 20, 2019
Who is Alexander?