Impossible Literature Quiz 1 (30 Questions)

1.) The Robert Louis Stevenson novel Treasure Island pertains to whose treasure as the subject of the map?

2.) What English science fiction author first conceived the idea of artificial communication satellites in 1945?

3.) Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy includes what paranoid android?

4.) Roald Dahl’s first work intended for children, what book pertains to little creatures?

5.) Chittenango, New York promotes itself as the birthplace of what iconic children’s author?

6.) Phileas Fogg rescues a girl of what nationality in Around the World in 80 Days?

7.) Lucy Maud Montgomery’s best-selling novel Anne of Green Gables occurred in what smallest and least-populated Canadian province?

8.) Dr. Seuss wrote what popular children’s book in 1957 with the intent of replacing the Dick and Jane elementary school primers?

9.) Sherlock Holmes pursued what hobby after he retired from crime solving?

10.) A six-foot floral arrangement shaped like what American symbol stood alongside Atlas Shrugged author Ayn Rand’s casket at her 1982 funeral?

11.) What Nobel Prize-winning author wrote a poem entitled “Ash Wednesday” after converting to Anglicanism in 1927?

12.) Lord of the Flies occurs during what war?

13.) What 18-year-old married 26-year-old Anne Hathaway?

14.) Both Quasimodo and the judge who sentenced him to the pillory suffered from what disability in The Hunchback of Notre Dame?

15.) Traits of what nursery rhyme character include being “born on Monday but [dying] on Sunday”?

16.) What Shakespearean play occurs January 5th?

17.) What American author wrote a series of books about a 10-year-old girl named Anastasia Krupnik?

18.) What Illinois poet wrote “The fog comes/On little cat feet”?

19.) The creators of Curious George originally intended what name for the monkey?

20.) Who wrote the limerick that begins “There was an Old Man with a beard/Who said, ‘It is just as I feared…'”?

21.) The book Sands of Time pertains to what sport?

22.) Anne Frank addresses all of her entries in her eponymous diary to whom?

23.) Margaret Mitchell originally intended what name for her heroine of Gone with the Wind?

24.) Who wrote the children’s story The Happy Prince in 1888 in which a statue commands a swallow to pluck off its gold leaf and give it to the poor?

25.) Who wrote The Giving Tree?

26.) Who wrote the satiric 19th-century Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero?

27.) Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle revealed the corruption in what American industry?

28.) Who wrote The Velveteen Rabbit?

29.) Who wrote Goodnight Moon?

30.) Who wrote a poem entitled “The Baby” containing the rhyme “A bit of talcum is always walcum”?

Answers
1.) Captain Flint’s treasure
2.) Arthur C. Clarke
3.) Marvin
4.) Gremlins
5.) L. Frank Baum
6.) Indian
7.) Prince Edward Island
8.) The Cat in the Hat
9.) beekeeping
10.) dollar sign
11.) T.S. Eliot
12.) World War II
13.) William Shakespeare
14.) deafness
15.) Solomon Grundy
16.) Twelfth Night
17.) Lois Lowry
18.) Carl Sandburg
19.) Fifi
20.) Edward Lear
21.) beach volleyball
22.) Kitty
23.) Pansy
24.) Oscar Wilde
25.) Shel Silverstein
26.) William Makepeace Thackeray
27.) meatpacking industry
28.) Margery Williams
29.) Margaret Wise Brown
30.) Ogden Nash

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