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1. In Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet", two families were feuding. A son of one family and a daughter of the other family committed suicide because they were in love and could not continue their relationship because of the feud between the families. What was the name of the families that could not "work it out"?
2. In a series of novels written by J. K. Rowling, an evil wizard named Tom Riddle just wanted to conquer both the wizarding and muggle worlds and rid the wizarding world of wizards with non-magical heritage. A young wizard with a lightning scar on his forehead wouldn't let Tom Riddle complete his mission. Which young wizard could not "work it out" with Tom Riddle?
3. In the 1667 poem "Paradise Lost" by John Milton, God the Father defeated and banished his nemisis to Tartarus. The nemisis went to the Garden of Eden disguised as a serpent to cause the death of God the Father's creation, Adam and Eve. What was the name of the character who could not "work it out" with God the Father?
4. In a Herman Melville 1851 novel, Captain Ahab and Ishmael were sailing on their ship, the Pequod, to feud with a white sperm whale. What was the name of the white sperm whale that could not "work it out" with the crew of the Pequod?
5. In the Shakespeare play "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark", Prince Hamlet of Denmark wanted revenge on the man who murdered his father, King Hamlet. What was the name of the murderous uncle who could not "work it out" with Prince Hamlet?
6. In L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", Dorothy's house was lifted by a Kansas tornado and landed, in a field in Munchkin Country in the fictional Land of Oz, on top of a witch, killing her. Dorthy was given a pair of silver shoes that belonged to the dead witch. The witch's ally wanted those shoes and pursued Dorothy. Who was the witch could not "work it out" with Dorothy?
7. In the 1911 novel "Peter and Wendy" by J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan had many battles with a pirate who captained the boat named the Jolly Roger. This pirate kidnapped several of Peter Pan's friends because Peter cut off one of the pirate's hands. What was the name of the pirate who could not "work it out" with Peter Pan?
8. In 1999, Ann Rinaldi wrote a novel called "The Coffin Quilt". This novel was about which two feuding families from the Kentucky and West Virginia area who could not "work it out"?
9. In the 1884 novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain, the title character, Huck Finn, traveled the Mississippi River on a raft stopping at various places along the river. One of the places he stopped was in a small town on the Kentucky and Tennessee border. What were the names of two feuding families in that area that could not "work it out"?
10. In the Shakespeare tragedy "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar", there was a conspiracy to assassinate the Roman dictator Julius Caesar which was led by a suspicious Roman senator. What was name of the Roman senator who could not "work it out" with Julius Caesar?
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