10 most difficult literature riddles A list of ten (out of 32) literature related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Literature quiz Who is the author of the shortest horror story?Fredric Brown. He is known for his use of humor and for his mastery of the "short short" form stories of 1 to 3 pages, often with ingenious plotting devices and surprise endings. His short story called "Knock" has only two sentences: "The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door..."very hard 18% Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe41%Stephen KingStephen King28%Fredric BrownFredric Brown18%Bram StokerBram Stoker10%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 1010 answers in 2 languages »books riddles » What number is the pattern for the construction of Dante Alighieri's song "Divine Comedy"?3. The Divine Comedy is composed of 14,233 lines that are divided into three canticas – Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise) – each consisting of 33 cantos . The number "three" is prominent in the work, represented in part by the number of canticas and their lengths. Additionally, the verse scheme used, terza rima, is hendecasyllabic with the lines composing tercets according to the rhyme scheme aba, bcb, cdc, ded, very hard 23% 9929%3323%7741%554%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 1826 answers in 2 languages »numbers riddles » According to the Greek mythology, how many rivers were found in Hades?Five. In Greek mythology, Styx is a deity and a river that formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld (the domain often called Hades, which also is the name of its ruler). There are five rivers in Hades: Styx, Phlegethon, Acheron, Lethe, and Cocytus. All these rivers converge at the center of the underworld on a great marsh, which sometimes, also is called the Styx.very hard 25% oneone41%twotwo16%fivefive25%sevenseven17%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 3207 answers in 2 languages »Greece riddles » Which prizes were awarded to George Bernard Shaw?Oscar and Nobel Prize. He was the first person to be awarded both Nobel Prize and Oscar. He got Nobel Prize in Literature of 1925. Despite his disdain for Hollywood Shaw won Oscar for best written screenplay in 1938.very hard 31% Pulitzer and Nobel PrizePulitzer and Nobel Prize38%Nobel Prize and Order of the SmileNobel Prize and Order of the Smile18%Nobel Prize and Rugby World CupNobel Prize and Rugby World Cup11%Oscar and Nobel PrizeOscar and Nobel Prize31%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 4156 answers in 4 languages »Nobel prize riddles » What is the title of the national epic poem of England?Beowulf is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3,182 alliterative lines. It may be the oldest surviving long poem in Old English and is commonly cited as one of the most important works of Old English literature.very hard 35% The Song of RolandThe Song of Roland39%BeowulfBeowulf35%KalevalaKalevala10%Kings splendorKings splendor15%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 2996 answers in 2 languages »the United Kingdom riddles » Which known writer was a mathematician?Lewis Carroll. Lewis Caroll, author of "Alice in Wonderland" completed his mathematical studies at Oxford University, was a lecturer at this University. He wrote about 250 scientific papers in mathematics, logic and cryptography. He was interested in mathematical puzzles and numerical games.very hard 38% Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling18%Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll38%Karol DickensKarol Dickens28%John Ronald Reuel TolkienJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien13%Created by: Kinga Fabijańska. Statistics based on 15025 answers in 4 languages »writers riddles » Which famous novel was rejected by a number of publishers, so eventually its author had to pay the cost of publication himself?In Search of Lost Time (Proust). André Gide was famously given the manuscript to read to advise on publication and rejected it. In early 1914, he wrote to Proust to apologize "The rejection of this book will remain one of the most stinging and remorseful regrets of my life".very hard 39% Ulysses (Joyce)Ulysses (Joyce)22%The Trial (Kafka)The Trial (Kafka)20%In Search of Lost Time (Proust)In Search of Lost Time (Proust)39%The Name of the Rose (Eco)The Name of the Rose (Eco)16%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9175 answers in 4 languages »culture riddles » What is the name of the Muse of comedy?Thalia was the Muse who presided over comedy and idyllic poetry. She was portrayed as a young woman with a joyous air, crowned with ivy, wearing boots and holding a comic mask in her hand. Many of her statues also hold a bugle and a trumpet (both used to support the actors' voices in ancient comedy), or occasionally a shepherd’s staff or a wreath of ivy. very hard 39% TerpsichoreTerpsichore17%EratoErato18%EuterpeEuterpe23%ThaliaThalia39%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 5484 answers in 2 languages »Greek mythology riddles » Which subject dominates in John Grisham's books?Law. John Grisham is a lawyer and that is the main subject of his books. He is an American bestselling writer and his legal thrillers have been translated to 42 languages and sold in over 60 million copies worldwide. 11 of his books were adopted into a cinema movies including The Firm, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury.hard 45% eroticaerotica13%medicinemedicine11%science fictionscience fiction30%lawlaw45%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 489 answers in 2 languages »USA riddles » Where do the names of Uranus moons (Ariel, Umbriel, Miranda, Titania, Oberon) come from?Shakespeare's characters. William Herschel, Englishman, discoverer of Uranus and its major moons, was very patriotic for naming. He originally named Uranus as "George Star" to honour king of England, but the name was changed later.hard 48% Shakespeare's charactersShakespeare's characters48%Roman godsRoman gods24%German and Arthurian legendsGerman and Arthurian legends17%Roman emperors and their wivesRoman emperors and their wives9%Created by: Cleo. Statistics based on 16817 answers in 2 languages »theater riddles » Play literature quiz and see all the questions.