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Quiz about Literary Wormhole Deux
Quiz about Literary Wormhole Deux

Literary Wormhole Deux Trivia Quiz


You have just started work as the Librarian. While stamping a few items, you see a large bound book titled 'The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything'. You open the book and a familiar wormhole appears and sucks you in.

A multiple-choice quiz by eytank. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
eytank
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
191,208
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
657
Last 3 plays: Guest 86 (10/10), bernie73 (8/10), Guest 174 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The wormhole spits you out and you see before you one man flipping a coin while another man looks on. Apparently, for the last eighty-five rolls, the coin has consistently landed heads each time. You wonder if it's a double-headed coin when the voice from the wormhole booms, "Answer quickly, what story are you in?" Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. The wormhole spits you onto the deck of a ship and you watch as the cabin boy climbs atop the crow's nest and points a gun at a sailor climbing after him. The young cabin boy bravely says, "One more step Mr. Hands and I'll blow your brains out." The sailor smiles and throws his dagger, pinning the boy to the mast. The boy fires and Mr. Hands falls. The voice from the wormhole booms, "What story are you in?" Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The wormhole spits you into the middle of a wild party. People are getting drunk, dancing the Charleston, and making fools of themselves. There seems to be an undercurrent of anticipation as people keep on bringing up the name of the mysterious man who is throwing this party. You look up and see the eyes of Dr. TJ Eckleburg looking down in great sadness. The voice from the wormhole booms, "What story are you in?" Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The wormhole spits you out and you see before you a troubled young man talking with himself. You hear him say "...But that the dread of something after death/ The undiscovered country, from whose bourn/ No traveler returns..." The voice from the wormhole booms, "I must visit my friend Polonius before we leave. What story are you in?" Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The wormhole expels you into a stone room. A boy with a lightning scar is reaching into a moldy top hat and pulling out a jeweled sword, as a gigantic snake comes at him with fangs bared. The voice from the wormhole booms, "That boy is a fool. He must use the basilisk's vanity against it. Basilisks are notoriously sensitive about their weight. What story are you in?" Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The wormhole expels you onto a patch of grass and you watch as a young boy whitewashes a fence. Another boy walks over eating an apple, and the whitewashing boy manipulates the other boy into giving him his apple and whitewashing the fence instead. The voice from the wormhole booms, "What story are you in?" Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The wormhole spits you out into a house that seems to be on fire. A woman is rushing to get her valuables while an old man lies in the bed watching her. She opens a hidden latch and pulls out a picture of herself and a regal looking gentleman. The voice from the wormhole booms, "What story are you in?" Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. You are thrown from the wormhole onto the deck of a spaceship. You see two humans in front of you recoiling in horror as an alien captain reads some of the most horrifying poetry ever heard by the ears of any race. The voice from the wormhole booms, "The captain of this ship belongs to an alien race known as the Vogons. They have just destroyed the Earth to make room for an intergalactic highway. Supposedly, their poetry can kill. What story are you in?" Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The wormhole expels you and you realize that you haven't gone anywhere. Everything is just as it was before. Something falls out of the wormhole and bonks you on the head. You see that it's the book that started this, the one 'The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything'. The voice from the wormhole booms, "According to 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', what is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?" Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The wormhole spits you out onto the floor of a bell tower. You see a man, cloaked in the mantle of the bat, battling with a white skinned man who never stops smiling. The Batman says, "Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight?" The voice from the wormhole booms, "What story are you in?" Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The wormhole spits you out and you see before you one man flipping a coin while another man looks on. Apparently, for the last eighty-five rolls, the coin has consistently landed heads each time. You wonder if it's a double-headed coin when the voice from the wormhole booms, "Answer quickly, what story are you in?"

Answer: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

The voice from the wormhole booms, "You are correct. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are secondary characters from the Shakespearian play 'Hamlet'. Playwright Tom Stoppard decided to devote an entire book to them. The story, really a play, juxtaposes scenes from Hamlet with scenes of how Rosencrantz and Guildenstern perceive the action around them.

It is a prime example of Absurdist Theater. Long ago, actually only two weeks ago, I finally found the man who would take up the mantle of the Librarian.

Unfortunately, I need something far more important now. If you answer the next ten questions correctly, you will learn my purpose. We move on now." You make a promise with yourself never to open strange books again as the wormhole sucks you in.
2. The wormhole spits you onto the deck of a ship and you watch as the cabin boy climbs atop the crow's nest and points a gun at a sailor climbing after him. The young cabin boy bravely says, "One more step Mr. Hands and I'll blow your brains out." The sailor smiles and throws his dagger, pinning the boy to the mast. The boy fires and Mr. Hands falls. The voice from the wormhole booms, "What story are you in?"

Answer: Treasure Island

The voice from the wormhole booms, "Arrr, that be sounding right. 'Treasure Island', written by Robert Louis Stevenson, is a tale of mystery and adventure, as a young boy named Jim Hawkins finds a treasure map and follows it to reach the gold at the other side.

He was a fool though. Money corrupts, and a lot of money corrupts a lot. After the story ended, he took his gold, bought a house on the Canary Islands, went through six divorces, and died at the ripe old age of twenty-six. We move on now."
3. The wormhole spits you into the middle of a wild party. People are getting drunk, dancing the Charleston, and making fools of themselves. There seems to be an undercurrent of anticipation as people keep on bringing up the name of the mysterious man who is throwing this party. You look up and see the eyes of Dr. TJ Eckleburg looking down in great sadness. The voice from the wormhole booms, "What story are you in?"

Answer: The Great Gatsby

The voice from the wormhole booms, "You are correct. The 'Great Gatsby' was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It's interesting that the main character of 'The Great Gatsby' is not Gatsby, but Nick, a man with little money but a good name, who lives in East Egg, a place of gaudy mansions where the nouveau riche come to party.

The book follows the relationship he develops with Gatsby, a man who lacks the wildness and craziness of his neighbors. TJ Eckleburg is a billboard who resides in the valley of ashes, a place that symbolizes the emptiness of people's lives. We move on now." The eyes of T.J. Eckleburg continue to stare at you as the wormhole sucks you in.
4. The wormhole spits you out and you see before you a troubled young man talking with himself. You hear him say "...But that the dread of something after death/ The undiscovered country, from whose bourn/ No traveler returns..." The voice from the wormhole booms, "I must visit my friend Polonius before we leave. What story are you in?"

Answer: Hamlet

The voice from wormhole booms, "You are correct. The play of Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare (maybe), is about a Danish prince whose father was murdered and his uncle has taken the throne. After he speaks with the ghost of his father, he realizes that his uncle is the murderer and he must now overcome his indecisiveness and fear in order to avenge all wrongs. Polonius is the father of Ophelia, Hamlet's true love. Alas, my old friend was slain by Hamlet who had mistaken him for a rat. Polonius may have acted like an old fool but there was much wisdom in his words. I remember when he first told me "Neither a borrower nor a lender be". We move on now."
5. The wormhole expels you into a stone room. A boy with a lightning scar is reaching into a moldy top hat and pulling out a jeweled sword, as a gigantic snake comes at him with fangs bared. The voice from the wormhole booms, "That boy is a fool. He must use the basilisk's vanity against it. Basilisks are notoriously sensitive about their weight. What story are you in?"

Answer: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The voice from the wormhole booms, "You are correct. 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets', written by J.K. Rowling, is about a young wizard who goes off to the wizard school of Hogwarts and discovers the creature that has been turning students into stone. Overcoming sarcastic teachers, bullies, and love struck sisters of best friends, he manages to slay the monster and save the school.

But in truth, young Harry is no hero. That balisk only acted the way he did because there was a thorn in his tail. If Harry had pulled it out, the poor Balisk need not have died. Young Harry is a murderer. We move on now."
6. The wormhole expels you onto a patch of grass and you watch as a young boy whitewashes a fence. Another boy walks over eating an apple, and the whitewashing boy manipulates the other boy into giving him his apple and whitewashing the fence instead. The voice from the wormhole booms, "What story are you in?"

Answer: Tom Sawyer

The voice from the wormhole booms, "You are correct. 'Tom Sawyer', written by Mark Twain, is the story of a young, mischievous boy who lives with his aunt and cousin. He entertains himself by sneaking around in graveyards, freeing innocent men from prison, and getting lost in caves with pretty girls.

His best friend is Huckleberry Finn, to whom the author dedicates an entire book. We move on now."
7. The wormhole spits you out into a house that seems to be on fire. A woman is rushing to get her valuables while an old man lies in the bed watching her. She opens a hidden latch and pulls out a picture of herself and a regal looking gentleman. The voice from the wormhole booms, "What story are you in?"

Answer: A Scandal In Bohemia

The voice from the wormhole booms, "You are correct. The fire was set by the old man who is in fact the great Sherlock Holmes, the detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He had been hired by the Prince from Bohemia to get a picture that the woman, Irene Adler, was using to blackmail him.

Sherlock Holmes was ultimately defeated by her and therefore forever refers to her as "the woman". We move on now."
8. You are thrown from the wormhole onto the deck of a spaceship. You see two humans in front of you recoiling in horror as an alien captain reads some of the most horrifying poetry ever heard by the ears of any race. The voice from the wormhole booms, "The captain of this ship belongs to an alien race known as the Vogons. They have just destroyed the Earth to make room for an intergalactic highway. Supposedly, their poetry can kill. What story are you in?"

Answer: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The voice from the wormhole booms, "You are correct. 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', written by Douglas Adams, is about a normal human named Arthur Dent who escapes his world right before it is destroyed by the Vogons. He goes on an intergalactic adventure with Ford Prefect, an alien who has been observing Earth for years.

There are at the moment five books in Adam's Hitchhiker's trilogy. We move on now."
9. The wormhole expels you and you realize that you haven't gone anywhere. Everything is just as it was before. Something falls out of the wormhole and bonks you on the head. You see that it's the book that started this, the one 'The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything'. The voice from the wormhole booms, "According to 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', what is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?"

Answer: 42

The voice from the wormhole booms, "There is much wisdom in such a simple answer. To imply that such vast concepts are quantifiable is simply brilliant. 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy' has a lot of wisdom in it. For instance, did you know that the most important item a hitchhiker can carry is a towel? It's so versatile.

It is time for your last question. If you answer correctly, you will finally learn the true purpose."
10. The wormhole spits you out onto the floor of a bell tower. You see a man, cloaked in the mantle of the bat, battling with a white skinned man who never stops smiling. The Batman says, "Have you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight?" The voice from the wormhole booms, "What story are you in?"

Answer: Batman

The voice from the wormhole booms, "You are correct. 'Batman' starred Jack Nicholson as..." You interrupt the voice from the wormhole and ask, "Isn't 'Batman' a movie?" The voice from the wormhole starts to fade as it says, "You are correct Librarian, and are therefore the Librarian no longer. I am getting older and I don't think I will be around for much longer. I need someone to write my memoirs. I name you...the Biographer. I move on, for now." The wormhole picks you up and gently transports you back to your desk at the library.

As you try to clear your head, a white skinned man with a face that never stops smiling comes up to you and asks, "Where do you keep books about killing bats?" You turn up your nose haughtily at him and say in a superior tone, "I shall not help you for I am the Biographer." You leave the smiling man and walk out of the library.

The smiling man searches around without the aid of a librarian, and sees a book titled, 'Don't Open Me'. As he reaches for it, he laughs and says, "What's the worst that could happen?"
Source: Author eytank

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