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Literature by Letter - C

Identify these literary things that start with the letter C.
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Fairytale heroine who had a glass slipper and fairy godmother
Brontë sister or web-creator
Dickens holiday book featuring Scrooge
City to which Chaucer's pilgrims were headed
Juliet's family name
Ancient editor (and possible author) of many classic Chinese texts
This Joseph Heller novel's title became slang for an unwinnable situation
Stephen King character who had the world's worst prom
Author who created Inspector Poirot
He wrote "Ender's Game"
Terrifying sleeping god created by H.P. Lovecraft
Dostoyevsky's most famous novel - about a murderer and his guilty conscience
Gabriel García Márquez's home country
In a Mark Twain story, a Yankee from this place is transported to King Arthur's court
A pair of lines in poetry, often rhyming
Author of children's novels such as "Ramona the Pest"
King Arthur's castle
Working-class accent of Elizabeth Doolittle in "Pygmalion"
Terrible one-eyed giant encountered in the "Odyssey"
Voltaire's most famous work, subtitled "The Optimist"
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level 62
Dec 15, 2016
When did Columbia gain independence? The name sounds to Hispanic to have been born in Columbia.
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level 67
Dec 15, 2016
I *to* agree with this statement
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level 67
Dec 15, 2016
Ha ha. I've fixed this error.
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Dec 16, 2016
That was my error. Thanks for fixing it Kestrana!
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level 46
Mar 4, 2017
After a two-year civil war in 1863, the "United States of Colombia" was created, lasting until 1886, when the country finally became known as the Republic of Colombia.
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level 45
Mar 6, 2017
Yeah coz he's Columbian...where they speak Spanish...
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level 67
Dec 15, 2016
The country is spelled Colombia not Columbia.
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level 72
Dec 15, 2016
I never heard of Catch-22 but got it by typing the first letters of Catcher in the Rye...
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level 67
Dec 15, 2016
I know and both are such seminal works that I wanted to include both and I figured Catch 22 was the easier clue. But I've changed Catcher in the Rye to another question since I hated that book :D
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level 76
Dec 16, 2016
You should require Catch-22 answer to include the numbers. Especially because Catcher in the Rye, but otherwise too, it's too easy not to ask for them but just half the name of the novel. - In general this is a very nice series and you got varied questions. Good work.
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level 71
Mar 4, 2017
I think if you don't know the answer, you aren't going to guess Catch as a random answer - those few who try Catcher in the Rye will get a freebie, but using just Catch is fine with me. (Not that my opinion really matters but that's my zero cents' worth.)
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level 45
Mar 6, 2017
I think you need the numbers too...
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level 72
Dec 16, 2016
I like these literature quizzes Kestrana, but it seems that an awful lot accept only partial answers. I understand why you would do that in many cases, but I think this is one example where less is more. Here you accepted "Catch" for "Catch 22"; my opinion is that it would be ok to require the full name. (And ditto for the "Colombia" vs. "Columbia")
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level 46
Mar 4, 2017
it is also a movie
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level 68
Dec 16, 2016
Wonderful quiz!
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level 68
Dec 18, 2016
I realize that your description room is short, but I wouldn't call a Catch-22 an "unwinnable situation". That sounds like a "no-win" scenario, which is a Kobayashi Maru; it's unwinnable because the rules don't permit victory. A Catch-22 is unwinnable due to contradictory rules; it's a paradox. I'm not sure how I would rewrite the hint, but I would try to work in "contradictory rules", "paradox", or both.
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level 67
Dec 18, 2016
1. Kobayashi Maru is from Star Trek so I wouldn't consider it literary. 2. Kobayashi Maru does not start with C. So I don't think we need to worrying much about confusion here.
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level 72
Feb 9, 2017
Candide wasn't subtitled "the Optimist". It was subtitled "OR, the Optimist"
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level 63
Mar 4, 2017
If you want to be picky try "Candide, ou l'Optimisme" to be correct.
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level 58
Feb 13, 2017
"Cyclops" was the collective name for the race of one-eyed giants encountered by Odysseus (or Ulysses). In the Odyssey the giant who actually meets Odysseus is named "Polyphemus". Please consider changing the answer to this one or changing the question as follows: "Terrible one-eyed giantS encountered in the "Odyssey". By the way, thank you for the wonderful quiz :)
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level 67
Feb 15, 2017
Since the quiz is "Literature by Letter - C" I think it should be pretty clear what the question is asking.
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Mar 8, 2017
I didn't think it was obvious, like iuvias, I would also think it would be better if it was changed to giants, because giant obviously refers to Polyphemus, not cyclops in general.
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level 60
Mar 4, 2017
I believe that Camelot was the name of King Arthur's kingdom, not the castle.
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level 71
Mar 4, 2017
Wikipedia says it's both a castle and a court.
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level 69
Jun 13, 2017
Lancelot: "Look, my liege!"
(sound of trumpets blaring)
King Arthur: "Camelot."
Galahad: "Camelot!"
Lancelot: "Camelot."
Patsy: "It's only a model."
King Aurthur: "Shh!"
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level 38
Mar 4, 2017
100 percent
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level 71
Mar 4, 2017
I'm really enjoying these literature by letter quizzes. Thanks!
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level 38
Aug 11, 2017
Since Kestrana mentioned books that are hated: 30+ years later, thanks to my senior Brit lit teacher for forcing me to read "Crime and Punishment" over Christmas break. And this'll be the only time I'll ever be thankful for it. Just ugh.
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