Literature by Letter - K

Identify these literary things that start with the letter K.
Quiz by Kestrana
Last updated: December 30, 2016
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"Ode on a Grecian Urn" poet who died at 25
John Keats
Protagonist of "The Hunger Games" (first name)
Arthur, Lear, or Joffrey, e.g.
Anna's surname in the Tolstoy novel about her life
Author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
Ken Kesey
Quote from Cain in the book of Genesis: Am I my brother's ______?
Ivory trader who went mad in "Heart of Darkness"
Titular brothers of Dostoyevsky's last novel
Winnie the Pooh's friend; mother of Roo
Czech author of "The Metamorphosis"
Franz Kafka
Author of "The Jungle Book" and "The White Man's Burden"
Rudyard Kipling
Another book by the above, about an orphan boy on the subcontinent
Legendary, tentacled sea creature that was first mentioned in Old Norse sagas
Khaled Hosseini novel about a boy living in Kabul
Kite Runner, The
The "shrew" in "The Taming of the Shrew"
The protagonist of "Roots" by Alex Haley
Kunta Kinte
City in which "Memoirs of a Geisha" was set
Author of the Beat generation classic "On the Road"
Jack Kerouac
This American politician won a Pulitzer for "Profiles in Courage",
but he might not have been the author
John F. Kennedy
Japanese writing system that uses Chinese characters
Level 82
Dec 21, 2016
Could "Kate" also be accepted for "Katherine"? She is called by that name on several occasions.
Level 76
Dec 21, 2016
I always thought the Kraken originated in Greek mythology. Probably due to the original Clash of the Titans film
Level 81
Dec 21, 2016
Apparently it's Katharina or Kate in the play , so the former should be the answer listed, though other versions could be accepted as well:
Level ∞
Dec 21, 2016
Changed the answer to Katherina based on the Wikipedia article, and Kate will work now as well.
Level 82
Dec 22, 2016
Great quiz!
Level 80
Dec 30, 2016
Enjoying these quizzes! Very small quibble: "Profiles IN Courage."
Level ∞
Dec 30, 2016
Fixed. Thanks!
Level 57
Apr 23, 2017
Excellent variety of questions - great.
Level 61
Apr 24, 2017
I apparently don't know how to spell Kesey. Still did OK.
Level 69
Apr 27, 2017
Thank you. Enjoyed this. A bit of a challenge and makes you think. Glad, as always, that the ones I didn't know had the smallest percentages on the results.
Level 66
Apr 27, 2017
I am stunned that A) I failed to see the Heart of Darkness question, and B) that it's the least-guessed answer! What's with people?
Level 83
May 3, 2017
People who have watched Apocalypse Now should also know the answer to that one.
Level 59
Nov 30, 2017
Tried just Kinte and was surprised that didn't work.
Level 49
Oct 20, 2018
me too
Level 84
Feb 2, 2019
Interesting, because "Kinta" (my misspelling) does work.
Level 75
Feb 3, 2019
Good catch. Please accept Kinte as it is the last name of the character.
Level 87
Dec 26, 2019
Last name Kinte still doesn't work....
Level 67
Jun 25, 2019
Kafka was born and lived in Prague, but it isn't very correct to call him Czech. Actually for most of his life he had been Jewish, German speaking subject of Habsburg monarchy, the identity that doesn't exist any more