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Ambrose Bierce's cynical attitude is best captured in his satirical masterpiece "The Devil's Dictionary", which originated in newspaper columns before being collected into a single publication.
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  Ambrose Bierce's Definitions of the Cynic great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Ambrose Bierce, noted cynic, wrote "The Devil's Dictionary" in which he defined concepts according to his witty and pessimistic view of the world. Can you match the definition to the word?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Allison03, Dec 27 16
Very Easy
Dec 27 16
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  Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary" best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The following definitions are from "The Devil's Dictionary", compiled by American journalist and writer Ambrose Bierce. You need to supply the missing word or phrase. (Hint: Don't forget that he was known as a cynical pessimist.)
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Jun 29 13
360 plays
  A Horseman in the Sky - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a typical story by Ambrose Bierce, who was anything but a typical author. He was a cynical storyteller and a master of irony.
Average, 10 Qns, srfield99, Apr 17 08
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  "Devil's Dictionary" definitions - 25 questions - 6 mins
Ambrose Bierce (1842-?) (motto: "nothing matters"), great - and rare - American satirist. Here are some definitions from his most famous work; you have to guess which word he's defining. The interesting info contains some more of his biting wit.
Tough, 25 Qns, anselm, May 31 06
441 plays
  The Devil's Dictionary popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The Devil's Dictionary is a collection of sharp, witty and cynical definitions by Ambrose Bierce, so bear this in mind when answering the questions. For example, his definition of a Coward, is 'One, who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs.'
Tough, 10 Qns, exit10, May 31 06
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943 plays
  Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary" popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary" is a lexicon of sardonic, ironic, and bitingly humorous definitions written by Bierce during his long career.
Average, 10 Qns, kingofmates, Jul 30 12
219 plays
  The Boarded Window - 10 questions - 4 mins
Ambrose Bierce seems to have been very eccentric and most of his stories deal with death. "The Boarded Window" is one of his better known works.
Average, 10 Qns, srfield99, Mar 03 08
192 plays
trivia question Quick Question
"Zigzag (verb): To move forward uncertainly, from side to side, as one carrying the white man's ______." What word completes the definition?

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