Impossible Literature Quiz 2 (30 Questions)

1.) A valet named Passepartout accompanies what literary character?

2.) What Roald Dahl duo inflicts cruelty on animals until the Roly-Poly Bird arrives from Africa to help the monkeys enact revenge?

3.) Who wrote Black Beauty?

4.) What British writer wrote a poem that begins: “I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me.”?

5.) Who wrote the poem “Ode to a Nightingale”?

6.) What bestselling book resulted from a friendly dispute over whether a the golden plover or the red grouse flew faster?

7.) Two animals talk “of shoes and ships and sealing wax/of cabbages and kings” in what Lewis Carroll poem?

8.) Johann David Wyss wrote what work first published in 1812?

9.) What acts as the titular Breakfast of Champions in the 1973 Kurt Vonnegut novel of the same name?

10.) What American poet wrote the lines “Every time I climb a tree/I scrape a leg/Or skin a knee”?

11.) The Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat occur in what book?

12.) What Shakespearean play’s final speech contains the line “No grave upon the Earth shall clip in it a pair so famous”?

13.) What British poet wrote the poem that begins: “Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright/In the forests of the night”?

14.) What author hit one million Kindle e-book sales before anyone else?

15.) What contemporary African-American poet wrote a book of poems called Spin a Soft Black Song describing experiences of African-American children?

16.) A sestina contains how many lines?

17.) The oldest known written language of the Cinderella story told its tale in what language?

18.) The Cat in the Hat contains how many different words?

19.) Who wrote The Indian in the Cupboard?

20.) According to the title of the popular children’s book by James Marshall, what teacher Is Missing!?

21.) Who wrote the Amelia Bedelia series of books?

22.) What character acts as the primary antagonist of Uncle Tom’s Cabin?

23.) Nicknames for what playwright include “The Father of Comedy” and “The Prince of Ancient Comedy”?

24.) Ranked among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, what 1908 novel by E.M. Forster concerns a young woman in the repressed culture of Edwardian-era England?

25.) Who wrote Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day?

26.) Pertaining to the Dreyfus Affair, whose 1898 letter “J’Accuse!” states, “As for the persons I have accused … they are … embodiments of social malfeasance”?

27.) Who wrote The Temple of My Familiar and included several characters from The Color Purple?

28.) King Lear fathered what “good” daughter?

29.) Who wrote The Bell Jar?

30.) What British author wrote Jude the Obscure and Tess of the D’urbervilles?

Answers
1.) Phileas Fogg
2.) The Twits
3.) Anna Sewell
4.) Robert Louis Stevenson
5.) John Keats
6.) Guinness World Records
7.) “The Walrus and the Carpenter”
8.) The Swiss Family Robinson
9.) a martini
10.) David McCord
11.) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
12.) Antony and Cleopatra
13.) William Blake
14.) Stieg Larsson
15.) Nikki Giovanni
16.) 39 lines
17.) Chinese
18.) 220 words
19.) Lynne Reid Banks
20.) Miss Nelson
21.) Peggy Parish
22.) Simon Legree
23.) Aristophanes
24.) A Room with a View
25.) Judith Viorst
26.) Emile Zola
27.) Alice Walker
28.) Cordelia
29.) Sylvia Plath
30.) Thomas Hardy

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