Literature by Letter - V

Identify these literary things that start with the letter V.
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Last updated: January 1, 2017
First submittedDecember 21, 2016
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Another word for poetry
Verse
Musical instrument played by Sherlock Holmes
Violin
What the V stands for in SVO
Verb
Author of early sci-fi adventures like "Journey to the Center of the Earth"
Jules Verne
Archvillain of the "Harry Potter" series
Lord Voldemort
Thackeray novel that follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Emmy Sedley
Vanity Fair
Jeeve's profession (not actually a butler)
Valet
Nom de plume of "Candide" author François-Marie Arouet
Voltaire
Italian city where Romeo and Juliet lived
Verona
Author of "Slaughterhouse Five" and "Breakfast of Champions"
Kurt Vonnegut
Collective name for the oldest Hindu scriptures
Vedas, the
In Norse mythology, female figures who choose those who die in battle
Valkyries
The mythical realm where Norse dead were brought by the above
Valhalla
First name of Dr. Frankenstein
Victor
Roman poet who wrote the "Aeneid"
Virgil
Children's book where a stuffed rabbit desires to become a real rabbit
Velveteen Rabbit, the
Medieval writing surface made of calfskin
Vellum
Spoiled brat who visits a chocolate factory and gets dumped down
a garbage chute by trained squirrels
Veruca Salt
Best-selling novel of 1966 about three women who use pills
Valley of the Dolls
Roses are red, ______ are blue
Violets
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Level 54
Dec 21, 2016
I like these literature quizzes.
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Level 61
Dec 22, 2016
Thanks very much!
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Level 92
Dec 26, 2016
It was Violet Beauregarde who got turned into a blueberry in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, not Veruca Salt. But at least they both start with V. :)
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Level 80
Dec 27, 2016
True
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Level ∞
Dec 27, 2016
D'oh! That was my fault. Fixed the clue.
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Level 75
Dec 30, 2016
I always thought it was very strange that Americans think Veruca is a nice name for a person, nearly as bad as calling someone melena.

I guess they must have a different word for the foot wart thing

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Level 87
Jan 3, 2017
Who says that "Americans think Veruca is a nice name for a person"? Just because it is the character name in a fairly popular novel/film doesn't mean that everything thinks it's great.

Have a look here: http://www.babynamewizard.com/voyager#prefix=veruca&sw=both&exact=true

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Level 78
Mar 6, 2017
I'm pretty sure everyone knows Veruca is a horrible name. And Roald Dahl was British.
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Level 71
Dec 28, 2016
Oy. I think many more than 23% know what "SVO" all stand for, but were totally thrown by the context, as I think it's really stretching it to expect we'd make a link to "literature"! How about expanding the clue a bit to make it clear it's talking about sentence structure/diagramming, or at least that it relates to proper grammatical format in writing?
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Level 82
Dec 29, 2016
Nope, I've never seen SVO before. I somehow managed to become a writer without learning it.
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Level 73
Dec 31, 2016
I googled SVO and got an airport in Russiaand then SVO in literature and the closest thing to literature was social value orientation

All I can say is, if google doesn't see it . . .

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Level ∞
Jan 1, 2017
Third result for me is the Wikipedia article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subject%E2%80%93verb%E2%80%93object

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Level 58
Aug 3, 2017
I was surprised to see SVO on this quiz. On a linguistics quiz it would be an apt question, but it does seem out place on a literature quiz.
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Level 73
Aug 19, 2021
I agree.
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Level 78
Mar 6, 2017
I agree. Maybe you could show the answer as Subject ____ Object.
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Level 70
Dec 31, 2016
Surely you could accept Valkyrie for "Valkyries"?
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Level ∞
Jan 1, 2017
Okay
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Level 60
Apr 12, 2017
Securities Valuation Office
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Level 83
Aug 2, 2017
Violets are blue, ancient materials, and 2 questions about Norse mythology on a literature quiz? Having trouble coming up with V answers? What about Valjean? Or the manner of creature that Bram Stoker became famous writing about?
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Level 83
Aug 2, 2017
The grammar question also seems odd to file under "literature"
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Level 77
Aug 2, 2017
Should be Jeeves's or Jeeves', not Jeeve's. [/pedantry]
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Level 71
Aug 2, 2017
Please could you accept 'Veda' as well as 'Vedas' - I spent ages on that one. Thanks
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Level 56
Aug 2, 2017
Anyone else misread "SVO" and put "Victims" while wondering what it had to do with literature? I have no idea what SVO is, by the way.
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Level 45
Aug 2, 2017
Can you accept Valkyre for valkyries? Pretty please :-)
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Level 52
Oct 20, 2018
i thought SVO had something to do with alcohol... VSOP Very Special/Superiorl Old Pale
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Level 78
Mar 27, 2019
I just took the "Vikings" quiz and on that quiz it asks for the hall (answer Valhalla) in the region of Asgard. After I took that quiz I did a little refresher search on Norse Mythology and it looks like the Viking quiz is correct. It doesn't look like too many people are having trouble with the question the way it is, just thought I'd point it out.
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Level 73
Aug 19, 2021
I was about to comment on that. Valhalla is indeed a hall, not a realm. The realm (or world) would be Asgard.
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Level 58
Jun 22, 2021
Frankenstein was not a doctor, he was a second-year university student who never finished his studies. This is a literature quiz, not a movie quiz, right?
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Level 61
Sep 6, 2021
I'm a linguist and I know what SVO is, but was completely thrown by it in this context.

It would be nice to see, say, Villon here (où sont les neiges d'antan?), or Verlaine perhaps, at any rate something that is more literature than linguistics.

Not a criticism! Just a suggestion as I've really enjoyed this quiz series!