10 most difficult literature riddles A list of ten (out of 37) 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 Poe42%Stephen KingStephen King28%Fredric BrownFredric Brown18%Bram StokerBram Stoker10%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 1116 answers in 3 languages »books 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 24% oneone41%twotwo16%fivefive24%sevenseven17%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 3298 answers in 2 languages »Greece 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 24% 9929%3324%7741%555%Created by: Tschuka. Statistics based on 1936 answers in 2 languages »numbers riddles » Where Dante's remains lie?In Ravenna. Dante was exiled from Florence due to his political views and activities. After years of wandering through Italy, he died in Ravenna in 1321. Florence made repeated requests for the return of his remains but Ravenna refused. The tomb built for him in 1829 in the Basilica of Santa Croce has been empty ever since.very hard 27% in Florencein Florence44%in Milanin Milan17%in Romein Rome10%in Ravennain Ravenna27%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 724 answers in 2 languages »history riddles » Who wrote the set of biographies known as The Twelve Caesars?Suetonius. De vita Caesarum, commonly known as The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire. It was considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history. The book discusses the significant and critical period of the Principate from the end of the Republic to the reign of Domitian.very hard 28% TacitusTacitus25%SuetoniusSuetonius28%Titus LiviusTitus Livius28%Pliny the ElderPliny the Elder17%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 91 answers in 3 languages »ancient Rome 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 4298 answers in 5 languages »Nobel prize riddles » How many lines does a limerick have?5. A limerick is a form of verse, often humorous and sometimes obscene, in five lines. It has a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA; the first, second and fifth line rhyme, while the third and fourth lines are shorter and share a different rhyme.very hard 35% 3319%4433%5535%6611%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 62 answers in 3 languages »poetry 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 36% The Song of RolandThe Song of Roland38%BeowulfBeowulf36%KalevalaKalevala9%Kings splendorKings splendor15%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 3208 answers in 3 languages »the United Kingdom 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 5696 answers in 3 languages »Greek mythology 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 39% Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling18%Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll39%Karol DickensKarol Dickens28%John Ronald Reuel TolkienJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien13%Created by: Kinga Fabijańska. Statistics based on 15497 answers in 5 languages »Britons riddles » Play literature quiz and see all the questions.