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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth


by Norton Juster

The Phantom Tollbooth: Symbols Quiz Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Phantom Tollbooth? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why are the meals Milo eats in Dictionopolis and Digitopolis so important?

They nourish Milo and his friends
Milo learns the customs of each place at meals
His good manners get him presents
He is a growing boy, and growing boys need their food
Q. What does Milo use the telescope from Alex Bing for?

Locating the Castle in the Air
Tricking the Giant into thinking he is just as big
Studying tiny bugs
Revealing the Demon of Insecurity as something that is not dangerous
Q. What place in the Lands Beyond had Milo seemingly “visited” before?

The Doldrums, where they are always bored
The Silent Valley
The Castle in the Air
Q. Who thinks the Castle in the Air is glorious?

Rhyme and Reason
The Humbug
The Giant, but he’s too big to fit in it
Q. What is the gateway to the Lands Beyond?

Milo’s imagination
A tollbooth
A chalk picture on the sidewalk
A very long plane ride