The Ultimate Alice in Wonderland Quiz!

By: Annette
Estimated Completion Time
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The Ultimate Alice in Wonderland Quiz!
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About This Quiz

Things get pretty weird when you gaze through the looking glass. And things get really weird when you read "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"! We're about to test your knowledge of one of the best stories ever written. Disney brought it to the screen and even Johnny Depp tried. Let's see how much you know about this classic!
The Alice books were written by whom?
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll was the author of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and the rest of the series. His real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.
Doctor Seuss
J.M. Barrie

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"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is considered to be what?
A fair novel
A hit or miss novel
One of the world's best novels
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is considered to be one of the world's best novels. It's an influential classic that everyone knows and loves.

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The actress who voices Alice in the Disney movie also voices which famous character?
Belle
Wendy Darling
Kathryn Beaumont, the actress who voices Alice in the 1951 film, also voices Wendy Darling in 1953's "Peter Pan."
Snow White

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What is Alice in Wonderland syndrome?
Taking too many drugs
Reading the book 100 times
A neurological condition
Alice in Wonderland syndrome is actually a neurological condition. It's otherwise known as Todd's syndrome.

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The plot is largely what?
Straightforward
Nonsensical
The plot of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is largely nonsensical. The characters are also rather strange and wonderful.
Simple

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Who was the real Alice?
Carroll's daughter
Carroll's boss' daughter
Carroll's boss' daughter was the model for Alice. The boss was Henry Liddell, and he was the dean of the Christ Church College of Oxford.
There was no real Alice

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Before it became a book, what was "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"?
Poem
Song
Verbal tale
Carroll started by telling the story of Alice aloud to children. He never planned on becoming an author, but eventually decided to write the story down, with the real Alice's encouragement.

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There are many ____ references within "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."
Christ
Drug
There are many drug references within "Alice." In fact, druggies love this story. It's pretty far out.
Psychotic

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Which monarch liked the book?
Elizabeth I
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria was a known fan of the book. Some could even imagine her as the Queen of Hearts!
Mary Queen of Scots

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The original manuscript contained images by whom?
Picasso
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll himself made drawings for the original manuscript. Apparently, they were really quite good!
Klimt

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Why is a raven like a writing desk?
It's hard and black
It sits with dignity
There is no answer
Originally there was no answer to this famous riddle posed in the book. Even Carroll himself admitted that there was no answer, but he later concocted a lame one: "Because it can produce a few notes, tho they are very flat; and it is never put with the wrong end in front!"

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What was the original title of the Alice story?
Alice Escapes from Eden
Alice and the Mad Hatter
Alice's Adventures Under Ground
It was originally called "Alice's Adventures Under Ground" before it got its famous title. We're glad they changed the name!

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The Alice in Wonderland story is seen as a metaphor for what?
Childhood
Alice in Wonderland is seen as a metaphor for childhood! It starts with birth, continues through growth, and finally ends with exploring the world.
Death and loss
Testing your limits

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Approximately how many languages has Alice been translated into?
25
100
200
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" has been translated into nearly 200 different languages. The book has never been out of print.

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What is the name of the sequel to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"?
Through the Looking-Glass
"Through the Looking-Glass" was the name of the sequel. It was met with critical success.
Another Step in Time
Alice: Traveling Again

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When "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was first published, how was it received?
A critical success
Met with mixed reviews
When "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was first published it was actually met with mixed reviews. It was only after the sequel was published that it was widely acknowledged​.
The top-rated children's book

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The real-life Alice was actually . . . ?
A brunette
The real-life Alice was actually a brunette. In the books and films, she's depicted as a blonde.
Incredibly tall
Not very pretty

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What was the inspiration for mock turtle soup?
Carroll invented it
It was a Chinese delicacy
It was a real food in England
Mock turtle soup was quite popular in Victorian times. It was made of calf brains and hoof!

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How many jobs did Carroll have, throughout his life?
2
3
Many
Lewis Carroll actually had many jobs throughout his lifetime. He was a novelist, photographer, artist and clergyman, to name a few.

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How many chapters are in the novel?
5
7
12
There are 12 chapters in "Alice." There was a shortened version of the novel that Carroll created later in life.

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Which of these is another Carroll book?
Sylvie and Bruno
The Hunting of the Snark
Both
These are both other Carroll novels. They were met with success, but not as much as "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."

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"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was banned where?
China
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was banned in China. This was in 1931, because China didn't approve of talking animals.
Ohio
Scotland

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When was "Alice" first published?
1865
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was published in 1865. It is a work that has changed the landscape of children's literature.
1920
1943

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Who inspired the Dodo?
Carroll himself
Carroll used himself as the inspiration for the Dodo. It was based on his real name, Charles Dodgson.
Carroll's brother
Carroll's dog

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Not only was Carroll an author, he was also savvy as a what?
Marketer
Carroll was a savvy marketer of his characters. He was a pioneer in brand licensing.
Publisher
Dancer

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When did the Disney film come out?
1925
1937
1951
Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" came out in 1951. There has also been a 2010 Tim Burton adaptation.

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Who is famous for the psychedelic song 'White Rabbit'?
The Doors
Pink Floyd
Jefferson Airplane
Jefferson Airplane released the psychedelic song "White Rabbit." In the 1967 hit, "One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small / And the ones that mother gives you, don’t do anything at all."

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"Alice" was first made into a movie in what year?
1951
1940
1903
"Alice in Wonderland" was actually made into a film in 1903. It was only 12 minutes long, but it was the longest film produced in Britain at the time. The restored version runs for only about nine minutes.

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Carroll's other job as a _______ influenced the book.
Mathematician
There are hints of mathematics in the book, especially newfangled theories in math, which are discussed by the Mad Hatter.
Scientist
Archeologist

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The original manuscript lives in which country?
Germany
Britain
The original manuscript for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" lives in Britain. In fact, it almost never leaves, and it's a big deal when it does.
America

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Who here was a fan of the book?
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde was apparently a huge fan of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." It doesn't seem to have influenced Wilde's work, though, or did it?
George Bernard Shaw
Van Gogh

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The original illustrations for the book were reproduced by which method?
Printing press
Wood carvings
The original drawings were carved into wood, so that they could be reproduced. We can imagine how much those wood carvings are worth today.
Lasers

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Where is the Cheshire Cat's tree today?
In Stratford
In Oxford
The real Cheshire Cat tree is in a garden behind the home in Oxford where Alice lived. The home was at Christ Church College.
It doesn't exist

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Carroll was a professor of which subject?
Math
Carroll was a professor of math at Oxford University. There are many places in the book where math comes into play.
Art
Literature

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Carroll's personal copy of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was sold for how much?
100,000
1 million
Over 1 million
Carroll's personal copy of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was sold for $1.54 million in 1998. Other items at the same auction included a photograph Carroll took of the original Alice, which went for $62,000!

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