Over the River and Thru the Woods
The River Maze

Literature Questions

1Question: What extremely long Shakespeare play finally ends when Fortinbras says, 'Go, bid the soldiers shoot'?
Straight: Richard III
Left: Hamlet
Right: Troilus and Cressida
2Question: Not only did Ralph Ellison and Ralph Emerson have confusingly similar names, they shared what exact same middle name?
Right: Kennedy
Left: Waldo
Straight: Foster
3Question: Published in 1958, the first Cliff Notes series explained what author to students who couldn't be bothered to read his works?
Straight: Mark Twain
Right: Charles Dickens
Left: William Shakespeare
4Question: What 1937 book begins with a chapter called An Unexpected Party?
Straight: Atlas Shrugged
Right: The Hobbit
Left: Lord of the Flies
5Question: What Shakespeare play, translated entirely into Klingon, renders the line 'To be or not to be?' as 'taH pagh taHbeh-pa?'
Straight: King Lear
Left: Othello
Right: Hamlet
6Question: Who wrote War of the Worlds?
Left: Edgar Allan Poe
Right: HG Wells
Straight: Joseph Conrad
7Question: A minor character, Constable Dogberry, is popular with audiences for his malapropisms. In what play?
Left: Much Ado About Nothing
Straight: The Tempest
Right: A Midsummer Night's Dream
8Question: What was unusual about Hitler's Mein Kampf, Marco Polo's Il Millione, the Marquis de Sade's Justine, Cervante's Don Quixote and Mallory's Morte d'Arthur?
Left: They were written in prison
Straight: They were banned in Boston
Right: They were written first in Latin
9Question: The Shakespeare play Love's Labours Lost is said to have a lost sequel. Called what?
Straight: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Left: Love's Labours Lost II: This Time It's Personal
Right: Love's Labours Won
10Question: Which of these is not a retelling of Shakespeare's King Lear?
Right: Christopher Moore's "Fool" looks at it from a minor character's perspective
Left: The film 'Forbidden Planet' gives it a science fiction twist
Straight: Jane Smiley's "A Thousand Acres" retells it on a modern farm