Word Origins From Literature Trivia Quiz Answers

Answers to a quiz about words that came from authors, books, or literature.

Words with Character

If you get 4 correct, that's Fair. Anywhere between 5 and 8 correct is Very Good. Between 9 and 12 correct is Excellent. Between 13 and 16 correct--well, your name deserves to become a word.


Your answers should read: 1. (d.) from a character in The Iliad; 2. (b.) Don Quixote; 3. (m.) The Rivals; 4. (j.) Gargantua; 5. (c.) A Christmas Carol; 6. (n.) Gulliver's Travels; 7. (h.) Contes, or Fairy Tales; 8. (k.) The Fair Penitent; 9. (f.) Babbitt; 10. (p.) The Three Princes of Serendip; 11. (g.) La Princesse d'Elide; 12. (l) Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus; 13. (e.) Volpone, or the Fox; 14. (o.) The Wonderful World of Peter Schlemihl; 15. (i.) Pollyanna; 16. (a.) R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots).

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