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Have you ever read the Phantom Tollbooth? Do you believe you could pass a quiz on it? The Phantom Tollbooth is a children’s adventure novel which is written by Norton Juster. It was published in 1961. It reveals the story of a young man who obtains a magic tollbooth, and he drives through it in his toy car. Take this quiz and find out more about The Phantom Tollbooth.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What did the package Milo opened say would happen if someone were not completely satisfied?

    • A.

      Your wasted time would be not be refunded

    • B.

      Your money would be returned

    • C.

      Your money would not be returned

    • D.

      Your wasted time would be refunded

    Correct Answer
    D. Your wasted time would be refunded
    Explanation
    If someone is not completely satisfied, the package that Milo opened states that their wasted time would be refunded. This implies that if the person feels that their time was wasted or not well-spent, they will receive a refund for it.

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  • 2. 

    Why was Milo surprised to see the package in his bedroom?

    • A.

      It was his birthday

    • B.

      It was not his birthday

    • C.

      It was Christmas

    • D.

      It was Easter

    Correct Answer
    B. It was not his birthday
    Explanation
    Milo was surprised to see the package in his bedroom because it was not his birthday. This implies that receiving a package on his birthday would have been expected, but since it was not his birthday, the arrival of the package was unexpected and therefore surprising to him.

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  • 3. 

    What is the place where nothing ever happens?

    • A.

      Dictionopolis

    • B.

      Doctoropolis

    • C.

      Doldrums

    • D.

      Drearydums

    Correct Answer
    C. Doldrums
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Doldrums. The doldrums refer to a region near the equator where the winds are calm and there is little to no movement. It is often associated with a sense of stagnation and boredom. In this context, "the place where nothing ever happens" can be interpreted as a metaphorical representation of the doldrums, emphasizing the lack of excitement or activity in that particular place.

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  • 4. 

    What is not on the busy schedule of the Lethargarians?

    • A.

      Daydreaming

    • B.

      Dawdle and delay

    • C.

      Linger and loiter

    • D.

      Thinking and laughing

    Correct Answer
    D. Thinking and laughing
    Explanation
    The Lethargarians do not have thinking and laughing on their busy schedule. This implies that they are constantly occupied with daydreaming, dawdling, delaying, lingering, and loitering. They seem to prioritize these activities over engaging in active thinking and laughing, suggesting that they prefer to be idle and unproductive.

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  • 5. 

    What is unusual about the words that the 5 members of the king's cabinet say?

    • A.

      They are all synonyms

    • B.

      They are all antonyms

    • C.

      They are all homophones

    • D.

      They are all homonyms

    Correct Answer
    A. They are all synonyms
    Explanation
    The unusual thing about the words that the 5 members of the king's cabinet say is that they are all synonyms. This means that the words have similar meanings or can be used interchangeably in certain contexts. It is uncommon for a group of people to consistently use synonyms when speaking, as it can lead to confusion or redundancy in communication.

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  • 6. 

    What is Tock's job?

    • A.

      To make sure that everyone wastes time

    • B.

      To make sure that nobody wastes time

    • C.

      To make sure that everyone watches time

    • D.

      To make sure that nobody watches time

    Correct Answer
    B. To make sure that nobody wastes time
    Explanation
    Tock's job is to make sure that nobody wastes time. This means that Tock is responsible for ensuring that people use their time efficiently and do not engage in unproductive activities.

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  • 7. 

    Who caused confusion in the Word Market?

    • A.

      Spelling Bee and Humbug

    • B.

      Spelling Bee and Milo

    • C.

      Milo and Humbug

    • D.

      Milo and Tock

    Correct Answer
    A. Spelling Bee and Humbug
    Explanation
    Spelling Bee and Humbug caused confusion in the Word Market.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Officer Shrift arrest Milo and Tock?

    • A.

      Because they were in the market

    • B.

      Because of illegal barking

    • C.

      Because of legal barking

    • D.

      Because of remembering his birthday

    Correct Answer
    B. Because of illegal barking
    Explanation
    Officer Shrift arrested Milo and Tock because of illegal barking. This suggests that Milo and Tock were engaged in some form of disruptive or unlawful barking activity, which is likely against the law or regulations in the given context. This behavior may have caused disturbance or nuisance to others, prompting Officer Shrift to take action and make the arrest.

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  • 9. 

    Who did Milo and Tock find in the dungeon?

    • A.

      The Whether Man

    • B.

      The Spelling Bee

    • C.

      Faintly Macabre

    • D.

      The Humbug

    Correct Answer
    C. Faintly Macabre
    Explanation
    Milo and Tock found Faintly Macabre in the dungeon.

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  • 10. 

    Why was the Official Which thrown into the dungeon?

    • A.

      Because of using too many words

    • B.

      Because of using boring words

    • C.

      Because of being miserly with words

    • D.

      Because of being generous with words

    Correct Answer
    C. Because of being miserly with words
    Explanation
    The Official Which was thrown into the dungeon because they were being miserly with words. This suggests that they were not using enough words in their communication, possibly being too brief or concise. This behavior might have been seen as uncooperative or unhelpful, leading to their punishment.

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  • 11. 

    Why is the return of Rhyme and Reason important to Faintly Macabre?

    • A.

      Because Mrs. Jenkins wants them to help her

    • B.

      Because they will keep her in the dungeon

    • C.

      Because they are the only thing that can't help her

    • D.

      Because they are the only thing that can help her

    Correct Answer
    D. Because they are the only thing that can help her
    Explanation
    The return of Rhyme and Reason is important to Faintly Macabre because they are the only thing that can help her. This suggests that Rhyme and Reason possess some sort of knowledge, power, or ability that Faintly Macabre needs in order to resolve her situation or overcome a problem. Without their return, Faintly Macabre may remain unable to find a solution or escape her predicament.

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