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Back to Front Trivia Quiz


You fell asleep while reading "Through the Looking Glass" and you have woken up on the other side of the mirror! You must answer the questions below about various authors to get back to the front. All of the answers are hidden in anagrams.

A multiple-choice quiz by nahs386. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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Author
nahs386
Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
360,158
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1363
Awards
Editor's Choice
Last 3 plays: jannymur (6/10), Guest 78 (6/10), Trish192 (5/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. A panicky white rabbit puts the first question to you. "What author created the charming world of the looking glass that we find ourselves in? Whose name is an anagram of SCROLL WAILER?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 2 of 10
2. A walrus and a carpenter step forward to put the next question to you, dropping oyster shells as they go. "Which expatriate Irish author penned a parallel to Homer's 'Odyssey' titled 'Ulysses' set in modern-day Dublin? What can you make of a JAM SEC JOEY?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 3 of 10
3. A grinning cat rubs against your legs while it recites the following riddle to you. Which Russian author coined the term "nymphet" in his controversial work, "Lolita"? Was it a BRAVADO MILK VINO?" (Watch your spelling on this one!)Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 4 of 10
4. A caterpillar, coughing slightly and surrounded by a corona of smoke, puffs out the next question for you. "Which British author, a noted member of the Bloomsbury Set, describes a horrific vision of London in the future in his 'Brave New World'? What can you make of AXED HULLS YOU?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 5 of 10
5. A sobbing turtle chokes out the next riddle in between copious bouts of dramatic crying. "What much-married and highly controversial author was the subject of a series of obscenity trials in the 60s after the publication of his novel, 'Tropic of Cancer'? Was he IN MERRY HELL?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 6 of 10
6. A gryphon curls his tail and asks his question with a solemn demeanor. "Which English author wrote 'Sons and Lovers' and 'Women in Love'? What can you find in a HANDLE CREW?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: (Two Initials and Surname--NO PUNCTUATION)
Question 7 of 10
7. A hatter, with a somewhat crazed look in his eye, bursts forth the following riddle. "Which Georgia author wrote the Southern Gothic masterpiece, 'The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter'? What author's name hides in a CAMELS CURL SCORN?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 8 of 10
8. A shy and rather dowdy queen dressed all in white sidles up to you and shyly asks, "What influential and prolific science-fiction author terrified us with his harsh condemnation of censorship in 'Fahrenheit 451'? Was he a RADAR RUBY BY?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 9 of 10
9. Two fat and rather infantile looking twins bounce up to you. After arguing vociferously as to which of them will get to ask you the question, they both grin and recite:"Which reclusive author delineated one of the most iconic adolescent antiheroes in his protagonist, Holden Caulfield? Was the author a JANGLED SIR?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: (Two Initials and Surname--NO PUNCTUATION)
Question 10 of 10
10. An imperious queen clad in scarlet marches up to you. She says, "One more riddle and you can go back to your own place. Although why you would want to leave my domain, I have no idea. Answer me, and quickly--what Hugo-Award winning science-fiction author wrote 'Stranger in a Strange Land'? Whose name is a scrambled LIBERTINE HERON?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: (Two Words)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A panicky white rabbit puts the first question to you. "What author created the charming world of the looking glass that we find ourselves in? Whose name is an anagram of SCROLL WAILER?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll is the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodson. In addition to writing the fascinating adventures of Alice, he was also a noted mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer.
2. A walrus and a carpenter step forward to put the next question to you, dropping oyster shells as they go. "Which expatriate Irish author penned a parallel to Homer's 'Odyssey' titled 'Ulysses' set in modern-day Dublin? What can you make of a JAM SEC JOEY?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: James Joyce

James Joyce has been simultaneously praised as a brilliant, groundbreaking author while being vilified as pretentious and deranged. He is also the inventor of the word "quark"--a term still in use in modern particle physics.
3. A grinning cat rubs against your legs while it recites the following riddle to you. Which Russian author coined the term "nymphet" in his controversial work, "Lolita"? Was it a BRAVADO MILK VINO?" (Watch your spelling on this one!)Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: Vladimir Nabokov

An exile from Bolshevik Russia, Nabokov was also a well-respected entomologist and lepidopterist. He wrote several works on chess problems in addition to his novels.
4. A caterpillar, coughing slightly and surrounded by a corona of smoke, puffs out the next question for you. "Which British author, a noted member of the Bloomsbury Set, describes a horrific vision of London in the future in his 'Brave New World'? What can you make of AXED HULLS YOU?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: Aldous Huxley

"Brave New World" is indeed a disturbing vision of the future. Biological techniques and a caste system are used to control the populace in Huxley's terrifying "world state".
5. A sobbing turtle chokes out the next riddle in between copious bouts of dramatic crying. "What much-married and highly controversial author was the subject of a series of obscenity trials in the 60s after the publication of his novel, 'Tropic of Cancer'? Was he IN MERRY HELL?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: Henry Miller

According to Wikipedia regarding the trial, "The U.S. Supreme Court, in Grove Press, Inc., v. Gerstein, citing Jacobellis v. Ohio (which was decided the same day in 1964), overruled the state court findings of obscenity and declared the book a work of literature." Miller's influence was widespread and opened up literature to the treatment of sexual subjects.
6. A gryphon curls his tail and asks his question with a solemn demeanor. "Which English author wrote 'Sons and Lovers' and 'Women in Love'? What can you find in a HANDLE CREW?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: D H Lawrence

Lawrence was another author plagued with obscenity charges. He spent much of his life away from his native England because of the infamy the publication of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" gave him.
7. A hatter, with a somewhat crazed look in his eye, bursts forth the following riddle. "Which Georgia author wrote the Southern Gothic masterpiece, 'The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter'? What author's name hides in a CAMELS CURL SCORN?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: Carson McCullers

McCullers had a tragic life, much like her misfit characters. She was an alcoholic and constantly ill. She died at only fifty after a series of strokes led to a brain hemhorrhage.
8. A shy and rather dowdy queen dressed all in white sidles up to you and shyly asks, "What influential and prolific science-fiction author terrified us with his harsh condemnation of censorship in 'Fahrenheit 451'? Was he a RADAR RUBY BY?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: Ray Bradbury

In my opinion, Bradbury's works defined the genre, along with Asimov and Heinlein. In Bradbury's novel, firemen start fires, specifically to burn books. Fahrenheit 451 refers to the temperature at which books will burn.
9. Two fat and rather infantile looking twins bounce up to you. After arguing vociferously as to which of them will get to ask you the question, they both grin and recite:"Which reclusive author delineated one of the most iconic adolescent antiheroes in his protagonist, Holden Caulfield? Was the author a JANGLED SIR?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: J D Salinger

"Catcher in the Rye" is standard material on most high-school reading lists. Although the book was published in 1951, it still sells more than 250,000 copies per year.
10. An imperious queen clad in scarlet marches up to you. She says, "One more riddle and you can go back to your own place. Although why you would want to leave my domain, I have no idea. Answer me, and quickly--what Hugo-Award winning science-fiction author wrote 'Stranger in a Strange Land'? Whose name is a scrambled LIBERTINE HERON?" Find the anagram in the capitalized text.

Answer: Robert Heinlein

Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land" is arguably one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. One can derive parallels to the story of Christ, as the main hero of the novel, who preaches a message of love, is ultimately destroyed by society.
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