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Difficult Questions: Literature
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1
According to Rudyard Kipling which animal walked by himself and was the wildest of all the wild animals?
Cat
Bear
Lynx
Lion
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2
Shakespeare lived to a ripe old age - for his time. How old was he when he died?
Under 40
In his 60's
In his 40's
In his 50's
3
In "The Little Prince," what happens to the Little Prince in the end?
He leaves for his planet
He is bitten by a snake
He stays with the narrator
He leaves for another planet
4
Complete the line from a poem by Emily Dickinson: "Hope is the thing with... "
Wings
Money
Feathers
Wisdom
5
Which novel by Jules Verne was completed after his death by his son?
The Barsac Mission
The Sea Serpent
Facing the Flag
Carpathian Castle
6
What is the slipper made of in the Brothers Grimm version of the Cinderella story?
Glass
Gold
Diamond
Silver
7
Continue the line from Shakespeare's sonnet 130: "I have seen roses damask'd,..."
Full of scent
Bright with dew
Big and tall
Red and white
8
When Babe the Big Blue Ox passed away, Paul Bunyan was so devastated, that the tears he cried formed...
The Mississippi River
Niagara Falls
The Great Lakes
The Missouri River
9
Complete the quote from "For Whom the Bell Tolls": He was completely . . . now and he took a good long look at everything.
Happy.
Satisfied.
Exhausted.
Integrated.
10
Complete the quote from "To Kill a Mockingbird:" That boy is your company. And if he wants to eat up that... you let him, you hear?
Sugar bowl
Whole cake
Tablecloth
Stale bread
11
Complete the quote from "Lord of the Flies": There isn't anyone to... you. Only me. And I'm the Beast.
Save
Protect
Help
Forgive
12
Complete the quote from "Atonement": A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily . . . and not easily mended.
Broken
Killed
Torn
Wounded
13
Complete the quote from "The Great Gatsby": Gatsby believed in the..., the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.
God
Stars
Green light
Space
14
Who became the prototype for Sherlock Holmes, one of the most famous literary characters created by Conan Doyle?
A surgeon
A lawyer
A Scotland Yard officer
The author's uncle
15
What is the number of the dreaded room in the book 'Nineteen Eighty Four'?
Room 13
Room 101
Room 1984
Room 0000
16
Complete the quote from "To Kill a Mockingbird:" . . . always filled me with vague apprehension and a firm desire to be elsewhere.
Schools
Colored people
Courtrooms
Ladies in bunches
17
What author do these words belong to: It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not?
J.K. Rowling
Andre Gide
Mae West
Richard Bach
18
Which novel by Jules Verne was published first?
Journey to the Center of the Earth
From the Earth to the Moon
The Mysterious Island
Five Weeks in a Balloon
19
What thing was the first destroyed horcrux in the series of books about Harry Potter?
Marvolo Gaunt's Ring
Tom Riddle's Diary
Salazar Slytherin's Locket
Nagini
20
In "Moby Dick," Fedallah predicts Ahab's death. He says that Ahab will be killed by
a storm.
his crew.
a whale.
hemp rope.
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