Pairs #32 (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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Last updated: March 24, 2024
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Ferdinand the Faithful
“Ferdinand the Faithful and Ferdinand the Unfaithful.” A German fairy tale (#126) collected by the Brothers Grimm.
The Cobbler
“The Cobbler and the Financier”. A fable collected by Jean de La Fontaine.
The Dog
“The Dog and the Sheep.” An Æsop fable dealing with perversions of justice by the powerful at the expense of the poor.
“Cupid and Psyche.” A story from Metamorphoses (2nd century CE) by Apuleius.
“Khamba and Thoibi.” A mythological and folkloric legend that originated in the Ancient Moirang kingdom in what is today the Indian state of Manipur.
archy and mehitabel. A fictional cockroach and alley cat created in 1916 by Don Marquis for his “The Sun Dial” column in New York City’s The Evening Sun. The column featured the two in humorous verses and short stories.
Angels & Demons. The first book in the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown (2000), and the basis for a 2009 film of the same name.
“Frederick and Catherine.” A German fairy tale (#59) collected by the Brothers Grimm, sometimes known as “Freddy and Katy Lizzy.”
Karius and Bactus. A 1949 Norwegian children’s novel by Thorbjørn Egner, about a pair of tooth trolls who live inside cavities in the teeth of a boy named Jens.
The Dogs
“The Dogs and the Lion's Skin.” A fable attributed to Æsop, illustrating that it’s easy to kick a man when he’s down.
Archie Andrews
Archie Andrews and Betty Cooper. A teenage couple involved in a somewhat lopsided relationship, introduced in Pep Comics #22 (Dec. 1941).
Br’er Fox
Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear. Characters from African-American folk tradition who also appeared in animated sequences in the 1946 Disney film Song of the South.
Boesman and Lena. A 1969 play by Athol Fugard and the basis for a 2000 film of the same name starring Danny Glover and Angela Bassett.
The Dove
“The Dove and the Ant.” A fable attributed to Æsop about the reward of compassionate behavior.
Green Eggs
Green Eggs and Ham. A 1960 children’s book by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel).
Jean, the Soldier
“Jean, the Soldier, and Eulalie, the Devil's Daughter.” A French fairy tale collected by Achille Millien.
Elephant and Piggie. A book series for early readers created by Mo Willems.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A 1964 children’s novel by Roald Dahl, and the basis for the 1971 musical film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
The Chicken
“The Chicken and the Pig.” A business fable about commitment to a project or a cause.
David and Goliath. Characters in a biblical story from 1 Samuel.
Asterix and Obelix. A pair of Gallic comrades in arms who battle the Roman Republic c. 50 BCE. The pair originated in Franco-Belgian and French comic strips and comic books and have been featured on TV and in film.
Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. A 2016 play by Jack Thorne from an original story written by J. K. Rowling, Thorne and John Tiffany.
The Blind Man
“The Blind Man and the Lame.” An ancient Greek fable (sometimes erroneously attributed to Æsop) about two men collaborating to overcome their respective disabilities.
Adam and Eve. Characters in the biblical creation narrative presented in the Book of Genesis.
Castor and Pollux. Twin half-brothers in Greek mythology, known collectively as the Dioscuri (in Greek) and the Gemini (in Latin), and sometimes said to have been born from an egg, along with their twin sisters Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra.
Betty Cooper
Br’er Bear
Eulalie, the Devil’s Daughter
Ferdinand the Unfaithful
the Ant
the Chocolate Factory
the Cursed Child
the Financier
the Lame
the Lion’s Skin
the Pig
the Sheep
Level 66
Mar 24, 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