10 most difficult literature riddles A list of ten (out of 24) literature related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Literature quiz 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 24% oneone42%twotwo15%fivefive24%sevenseven17%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 2759 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 30% Pulitzer and Nobel PrizePulitzer and Nobel Prize39%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 Prize30%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 3518 answers in 4 languages »Nobel prize riddles » Which of the writers 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 37% Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling19%Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll37%Karol DickensKarol Dickens29%John Ronald Reuel TolkienJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien13%Created by: Kinga Fabijańska. Statistics based on 13000 answers in 4 languages »writers 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 38% TerpsichoreTerpsichore18%EratoErato18%EuterpeEuterpe24%ThaliaThalia38%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 4489 answers in 2 languages »theatre 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)17%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8131 answers in 4 languages »books 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 47% Shakespeare's charactersShakespeare's characters47%Roman godsRoman gods24%German and Arthurian legendsGerman and Arthurian legends18%Roman emperors and their wivesRoman emperors and their wives9%Created by: Cleo. Statistics based on 14921 answers in 2 languages »theater riddles » Phillip K. Dick, author of SF novels that have been made into numerous films ("Blade Runner", "Minority Report", "Paycheck") denied the existence of a certain person. Who was that person?Stanislaw Lem is a Polish SF writer, author of "Solaris". In 1974 Philip K. Dick (probably suffering from schizophrenia) sent the letter to the FBI stating that "Lem is probably a composite committee rather than an individual, since he writes in several styles and sometimes reads foreign, to him, languages (...) these people are Marxists (...) and a threat to our whole field of science fiction"hard 48% Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter18%Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein11%Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong21%Stanislaw LemStanislaw Lem48%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12818 answers in 2 languages »film riddles » In which domain did Winston Churchill win the Nobel Prize?Literature. Winston Churchill was a prolific writer. Churchill received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his numerous published works, especially his six-volume work The Second World War. hard 52% peacepeace33%economic scienceseconomic sciences11%literatureliterature52%chemistrychemistry2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 19379 answers in 4 languages »politicians riddles » Which institution awards the Pulitzer prize?Columbia University. Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer gave money in his will to Columbia University to launch a journalism school and establish the Prize. The prizes are given annually to award achievements in journalism and photography, as well as literature and history, poetry, music and drama. The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded in 1917.hard 52% TimeTime27%Swedish Royal AcademySwedish Royal Academy14%Columbia UniversityColumbia University52%United NationsUnited Nations4%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 13524 answers in 2 languages »prizes riddles » Where was Bertrand Russel from?United Kingdom. Bertrand Russell was born on 18 May 1872 as the youngest child of Viscount and Viscountess Amberley, an influential Whig family of the British aristocracy since the rise of the Tudor dynasty. His grandfather, the Earl Russell, served twice as Prime Minister in the 1840s and 1860s.hard 54% USAUSA15%United KingdomUnited Kingdom54%FranceFrance10%SwitzerlandSwitzerland19%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10399 answers in 2 languages »famous people riddles » Play literature quiz and see all the questions.