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Pairs #29 (Literature Edition)

Select the other half of each pair. Assume the word “and” (or an ampersand) between the hint and the answer.

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The Fox
“The Fox and the Grapes.” One of Æsop’s fables, and the origin of the expression “sour grapes.”
Gargantua
Gargantua and Pantagruel. The two giants who figure in The Five Books of the Lives and Deeds of Gargantua and Pantagruel (c. 1532-c. 1564) by François Rabelais.
Cain
Cain and Abel. The first two sons of Adam and Eve in Genesis 4, one of whom (Cain) murdered the other in a fit of jealousy.
Fair Katrinelje
“Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie.” A German nonsense fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm.
Sodom
Sodom and Gomorrah. A pair of cities destroyed by God for their inhabitants’ wickedness in Genesis 19 and in the Quran 15.
Abraham
Abraham and Isaac. Principal characters in the biblical story of the binding of Isaac in Genesis 22.
The Farmer
“The Farmer and the Stork.” Æsop’s fabled warning about the consequences of associating with bad companions.
Dalziel
Dalziel and Pascoe. Andrew "Andy" Dalziel and Peter Pascoe, Yorkshire detectives who figure in a series (1970-2009) of novels by Reginald Hill. The novels were adapted into a TV series (1996-2007) originally broadcast on BBC One.
Calvin
Calvin and Hobbes. A daily comic strip by Bill Watterson that was syndicated from 1985 until 1995.
Blood
Blood & Honey. A 2020 novel by U.S. author Shelby Mahurin, the second book in the young adult Serpent & Dove series.
The Bear
“The Bear and the Gardener.” An ancient Indian fable that warns against foolish friendships.
The Dog
“The Dog and the Wolf.” Æsop’s fabled lesson of how freedom is more valuable than comfort.
James
James and the Giant Peach. Roald Dahl’s 1961 children’s novel that was made into an animated musical film in 1996 and a musical play in 2010.
Chanticleer
“Chanticleer and the Fox.” A fable dating from the Middle Ages and cautioning against pride.
Hal
Hal and Roger Hunt. Adventuresome teen brothers in Willard Price’s Adventure Series of children’s novels (1949-1980).
Elizabeth Bennet
Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. A seemingly unlikely couple who eventually fall in love in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Fire
“Fire and Ice.” A short poem (1920) by Robert Frost that discusses the end of the world.
Weeping
“Weeping and gnashing of teeth.” The fate of the unrighteous according to seven New Testament passages.
Hermod
“Hermod and Hadvor.” An Icelandic fairy tale collected by Jón Árnason telling of the struggles Prince Hermod and his foster-sister Princess Hadvor had with their evil stepmother.
Fili
Fili and Kili. The youngest dwarves in Thorin’s company — and Thorin’s nephews — in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
Damon
Damon and Pythias. In ancient Greek legend, two men who illustrated the Pythagorean ideal of friendship.
Abelard
Abelard and Heloise. A 2005 book by Constant Mews about the real life Pierre Abélard and Héloïse d’Argenteuil, who conducted a famous love affair in 12th-century Paris.
The Frog
“The Frog and the Ox” Æsop’s fable about a frog who bursts while trying to inflate himself to the size of an ox.
Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. J. K. Rowling’s second contribution (1998) to her Harry Potter series, later made into a film (2002).
Beatrice
Beatrice and Benedick. The happily single woman and the confirmed bachelor who are each duped into thinking the other is in love with them in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Abel
Benedick
gnashing of teeth
Gomorrah
Hadvor
Heloise
Hobbes
Honey
Ice
Isaac
Kili
Mr. Darcy
Pantagruel
Pascoe
Pif-Paf-Poltrie
Pythias
Roger Hunt
the Chamber of Secrets
the Fox
the Gardener
the Giant Peach
the Grapes
the Ox
the Stork
the Wolf
1 Comments
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Level 66
Feb 29, 2024
“Literature” should be interpreted in a very broad sense to include not only novels, poetry and short stories, but also legends, fables, fairy and folk tales, mythology, children’s literature, comic books and graphic novels, comic strips, religious texts, etc.

A pair in this quiz may be any of the following.

1. A pair of characters with a strong and obvious connection in some work of literature

2. A pair of places with a significant connection in a literary work

3. A quotation (or fragment) from a literary work

4. The name of a series of books or other literary works

5. The title of a literary work in any form (e.g., novel, poem, story, fable, fairy tale, etc.) and of any genre