Quiz about Six Impossible Things
Quiz about Six Impossible Things

Six Impossible Things Trivia Quiz


Venture into the weird and wonderful world of Lewis Carroll with a selection of quotes and even curiouser trivia about his life.

A multiple-choice quiz by VegemiteKid. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
VegemiteKid
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
396,006
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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1. "I'm not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours" quipped which excessively beauteous kitty? Hint

Sylvester
Top Cat
Elsa the Lion
The Cheshire Cat

2. What jolly-looking sea-creature, found in zoos and at sea, provides us with the quote: "The time has come...to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings"? Hint

The Gryphon
The Walrus
The Mock Turtle
The Knave Of Hearts

3. Not only was Lewis Carroll a novelist, he was also fixated about geometry (though not jazz). What quick-witted Greek problem solver did Carroll write about in 1879? Hint

Archimedes
Ptolemy
Pythagoras
Euclid

4. From which quizzical personage does sulky exclamation "Jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today" come? Hint

Mad Hatter
White Queen
Lord Ascot
Dormouse

5. The Jabberwocky was slain in what novel that featured a queen, a grumpy king and vexing puzzles? Hint

A Tangled Tale
Phantasmagoria
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
What the Tortoise Said to Achilles

6. Gravely and unjustly Lewis Carroll died in 1898 after he squeezed out his final breaths while battling pneumonia. In what Saxon county town of Surrey did Carroll kick the bucket? Hint

Ipswich
Guildford
Oxford
Northampton

7. Which regal "Alice in Wonderland" character opined to Alice: "Tut, tut, child! Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it." Hint

White Rabbit
Tweedle dee
March Hare
The Duchess

8. Photography wasn't just another quirky hobby of Lewis Carroll. What master of verse and exposition did Carroll seize the opportunity to photograph in 1857 while he was Poet Laureate of the UK? Hint

Rudyard Kipling
John Keats
Alfred Tennyson
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

9. In which Lewis Carroll book does the following quote appear?
"Contrariwise ... if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."

Hint

The Valley of the Shadow of Death
Fame's Penny-Trumpet
Through the Looking-glass
Sylvie and Bruno

10. Alice just shook herself out of a daze when the Queen of Hearts in 'Alice in Wonderland' confided in her that she sometimes believed "as many as six impossible things before" which meal? Hint

Luncheon
Supper
Breakfast
Dinner


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "I'm not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours" quipped which excessively beauteous kitty?

Answer: The Cheshire Cat

The wide grin of the Cheshire Cat appears first in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", and the Cat both amuses and perplexes Alice during her adventures. The book was written for a young friend named Alice Liddell, and Dodgson (who took the pen-name Lewis Carroll) presented her with a hand-written copy before its publication in 1865.
2. What jolly-looking sea-creature, found in zoos and at sea, provides us with the quote: "The time has come...to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings"?

Answer: The Walrus

The poem "The Walrus and The Carpenter" was another gem found in the 1872 novel "Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There". In this nonsense poem, at which Carroll excelled, the Walrus was walking with the Carpenter, idly wondering if the sand could be cleared away. Some young oysters chose to walk along with them and discoursed about the sea and the weather... but never made it home to their beds, as the Walrus and Carpenter ate them up!

The poem of "The Walrus and the Carpenter" was told by the characters Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
3. Not only was Lewis Carroll a novelist, he was also fixated about geometry (though not jazz). What quick-witted Greek problem solver did Carroll write about in 1879?

Answer: Euclid

"Euclid and his Modern Rivals" was a defense of Euclid against 13 geometry books that were commonly in use at the time Lewis Carroll published the book. In it Carroll argued that the theories and teaching methods described in Euclid's works from 300 BCE were more suited to instruct than any of the textbooks of his era.
4. From which quizzical personage does sulky exclamation "Jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today" come?

Answer: White Queen

The White Queen offers Alice the empty promise of a treat that can never be fulfilled, since yesterday has gone and tomorrow is never here yet.

The White Queen is played by Anne Hathaway and the Mad Hatter by Johnny Depp in the 2010 film "Alice in Wonderland". Though liberties were taken with the script, it was a suitably ludicrous portrayal of the Lewis Carroll novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".
5. The Jabberwocky was slain in what novel that featured a queen, a grumpy king and vexing puzzles?

Answer: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

Released in 1871, "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" was a sequel to the 1865 novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". The Jabberwocky was the source of words such as 'chortle' and 'galumph' and is written in a confusing manner intended to convey that it was part of a dream.
6. Gravely and unjustly Lewis Carroll died in 1898 after he squeezed out his final breaths while battling pneumonia. In what Saxon county town of Surrey did Carroll kick the bucket?

Answer: Guildford

Lewis Carroll suffered from several maladies over the course of his life. While a child he developed a fever that left him deaf in one ear and at the age of 17 he had a tenuous battle with whooping cough. His pneumonia that ended up causing his death occurred after he had influenza. Carroll was buried at the Mount Cemetery in Guildford. In 2015 Guildford had a population of about 80,000 and it is located about halfway between London and Portsmouth on the A3 road.
7. Which regal "Alice in Wonderland" character opined to Alice: "Tut, tut, child! Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it."

Answer: The Duchess

The excessively ugly Duchess is initially very rude when she meets Alice in the Lewis Carroll book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". She lives in a small palace outside the Caterpillar's forest. As an antagonist of the Queen to Hearts, she becomes almost crushingly friendly towards Alice later in the book.
8. Photography wasn't just another quirky hobby of Lewis Carroll. What master of verse and exposition did Carroll seize the opportunity to photograph in 1857 while he was Poet Laureate of the UK?

Answer: Alfred Tennyson

In addition to Tennyson, Lewis Carroll also did sitting portrait photographs of Michael Faraday and Lord Salisbury. He was such a prodigious photographer that he had his own studio with over 3,000 images by the time he quit the hobby in 1880.
9. In which Lewis Carroll book does the following quote appear? "Contrariwise ... if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."

Answer: Through the Looking-glass

Lewis Carroll was a logician, mathematician and master of word games - he popularised word games that were the precursor to Scrabble. Often hard to understand, in Sylvie and Bruno he presents the following humorous explanation of a logical argument:

"For a complete logical argument", Arthur began with admirable solemnity, "we need two prim Misses-"

"Of course!" she interrupted. "I remember that word now. And they produce-"

"A Delusion," said Arthur.

"Ye-es?" she said dubiously. "I don't seem to remember that so well. But what is the whole argument called?"

"A Sillygism."
10. Alice just shook herself out of a daze when the Queen of Hearts in 'Alice in Wonderland' confided in her that she sometimes believed "as many as six impossible things before" which meal?

Answer: Breakfast

At a rare moment when the Queen of Hearts was not calling for someone's beheading, she made the curious pronouncement that she practices believing impossible things and suggests that Alice, in the novel 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' should try it!
Source: Author VegemiteKid

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