10 most difficult literature riddles A list of ten (out of 20) 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 25% oneone41%twotwo15%fivefive25%sevenseven18%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 1977 answers in 2 languages »Greece 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% TerpsichoreTerpsichore19%EratoErato18%EuterpeEuterpe23%ThaliaThalia39%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 3103 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".hard 40% Ulysses (Joyce)Ulysses (Joyce)23%The Trial (Kafka)The Trial (Kafka)20%In Search of Lost Time (Proust)In Search of Lost Time (Proust)40%The Name of the Rose (Eco)The Name of the Rose (Eco)16%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6368 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 legends17%Roman emperors and their wivesRoman emperors and their wives9%Created by: Cleo. Statistics based on 11007 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 49% Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter18%Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein10%Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong20%Stanislaw LemStanislaw Lem49%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10185 answers in 2 languages »writers 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% TimeTime28%Swedish Royal AcademySwedish Royal Academy14%Columbia UniversityColumbia University52%United NationsUnited Nations4%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11110 answers in 2 languages »prizes 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 53% peacepeace31%economic scienceseconomic sciences12%literatureliterature53%chemistrychemistry2%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15309 answers in 4 languages »politicians 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 8046 answers in 2 languages »famous people riddles » Where was Samuel Beckett from?Ireland. Samuel Becekett was born in 1906 in the Dublin suburb of Foxrock. His large family house with garden and its neighbourhood often feature in his prose and plays.hard 55% USAUSA10%United KingdomUnited Kingdom25%FranceFrance8%IrelandIreland55%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8564 answers in 2 languages »Ireland riddles » Which novel describes just one day?Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, 16 June 1904, making a lot of parallels between it and events the mythical story of Odysseus (Latin Ulysses). Joyce fans worldwide now celebrate 16 June as Bloomsday.hard 57% In Search of Lost TimeIn Search of Lost Time28%UlyssesUlysses57%Gargantua and Pantagruel Gargantua and Pantagruel 6%SteppenwolfSteppenwolf7%Created by: life-o-holic. Statistics based on 8209 answers in 4 languages »culture riddles » Play literature quiz and see all the questions.