Literature by Letter - J

Identify these literary things that start with the letter J.
Quiz by Kestrana
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Last updated: January 5, 2017
First submittedOctober 29, 2016
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Doctor whose alternate personality is Mr. Hyde
Jekyll
Name of Captain Hook's ship (or pirate ships anywhere)
Jolly Roger
Leader of the Argonauts
Jason
Quintessential "butler" introduced by P.G. Wodehouse
Jeeves
Notable werewolf in the "Twilight Series" (first name)
Jacob
This ruthless inspector pursued Jean Valjean
Javert
Romeo's love interest
Juliet
Book by Lord Byron about a womanizer
Don Juan
He jumps over a candle stick in a nursery rhyme
Jack-Be-Nimble
Twas brillig, this nonsensical Lewis Carroll poem about a monster
Jabberwocky
Family that drove their jalopy from Oklahoma to California in "The Grapes of Wrath"
Joad
Michael Crichton novel that became one of the most popular movies of all-time
Jurassic Park
Amy Tan book about Chinese-American women who play mahjong
Joy Luck Club, the
This Old Testament character had a coat of many colors
Joseph
Thomas Hardy's last novel. Some considered it obscene
Jude the Obscure
Author of "Finnegans Wake"
James Joyce
His 1755 dictionary was the best of its era
Samuel Johnson
Upton Sinclair novel about the meatpacking industry
Jungle, the
Charlotte Bronte's most famous work
Jane Eyre
First name of the Great Gatsby
Jay
Collection of children's stories by Kipling
Just So Stories
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Level 82
Dec 20, 2016
Had to guess on Jolly Roger - I previously only associated the term with the skull and crossbones flag, not a pirate ship.
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Level 62
Dec 22, 2016
Yes, that second part of the clue is incorrect. The Jolly Roger is the name for the pirate flag, not the ship.
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Level 76
Apr 19, 2017
Correct. The only instance of Jolly Roger being referred to a ship is in the Peter Pan stories.
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Level 67
Aug 11, 2017
Agreed. Second part really threw me off.
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Level 70
Dec 20, 2016
Typo in the clue for no.14, it's coloUrs not colors. ;-)
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Level 64
Dec 20, 2016
Kestrana and QM are American
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Level 75
Dec 21, 2016
Holy moly...The Jungle is the least guessed? I thought that book was standard to maybe not read but at least discuss in American History class.
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Level 87
Dec 23, 2016
Schools don't bother to teach American History any longer. :-/
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Level 75
Feb 9, 2017
Americans don't have history, they've only been about for a few hundred years :-P
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Level 73
Apr 19, 2017
I'll inform the Native Americans.
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Level 75
Jan 15, 2018
Yes, that was rude of me, it was not meant to be taken seriously anyway
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Level 67
Apr 8, 2019
They werent called (native) americans before america excisted so the argument still holds
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Level 82
Dec 24, 2016
Its socialist propaganda. Can't have that in an American classroom.
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Level 76
Apr 19, 2017
Never heard of it... but I guess there are plenty of us who didn't go to any classes in America.
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Level 77
Apr 19, 2017
I did, but it was fifty years ago. Just couldn't remember the title.
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Level 87
Apr 19, 2017
In my history class, we didn't read it but we did talk about it quite a bit.
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Level 84
Dec 20, 2018
Same.
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Level 90
Jan 3, 2017
The Carroll poem was brillig, not brilling.
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Level 52
Mar 4, 2017
"Jolly Roger" is the name of the flag used by pirates since the early 1700s. Captain Hook's ship was named for the flag, but pirate ships in general are not called Jolly Rogers.
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Level 73
Mar 13, 2017
I remember reading a book (a children's story) about a pirate on a ship called the Jolly Roger. I think he means that in popular culture, it's a common name for a pirate ship. Like, has anyone seen that movie, it's a cartoon, where these kids go flying and they get on a pirate ship in space or something like that? I vaguely remember it and I think the ship could have been called the Jolly Roger. Actually, probably not...
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Level 77
Apr 19, 2017
Could that story have been Peter Pan?
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Level 73
May 12, 2021
I'm pretty sure I was thinking of Treasure Planet here. It's like the Treasure Island story, but in space.
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Level 76
Apr 19, 2017
In popular culture, it's a common name for a pirate flag... not a ship.
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Level 62
Apr 19, 2017
Consider adding James (and Jimmy) as an acceptable Gatsby answer? It was his birth name.
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Level 73
May 12, 2021
Yup
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Level 52
Oct 20, 2018
again beaten by twilight, books that are about 60 years too late for me, ditto hunger games
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Level 71
Mar 4, 2020
I got Jack because at first I misspelled Jekyll, then I got Johnson when trying to right out guess the Joad family and then I got The Jungle out of desperation when trying to guess the Michael Chrichton novel. I feel like I don't deserve the extra point I got in comparison with the last time I took the quiz.
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2021
I believe that Jeeves is technically a valet rather than a butler (a valet looks after a specific man; a butler is responsible for the household). I only mention it because it was one of the interesting facts that pops up under quizzes on JetPunk.