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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth


by Norton Juster

The Phantom Tollbooth: Themes (For the Most Part) 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. How do the people of Dictionopolis eat?

They don’t have to eat
They eat their words
They catch wild punctuation marks to barbeque
They eat until they are hungry
Q. Which are more important, words or numbers?

They’re both unimportant
They are equally important, just for different reasons
Q. How does Milo get himself out of all the sticky situations he finds himself in?

Dumb luck
Sheer genius
An open mind
By having friends who are smarter than him
Q. What is The Phantom Tollbooth actually about?

The importance of learning different subjects
The importance of having smart friends
The importance of imagination
The importance of ignoring your family while you go on weird trips
Q. What proves that Milo is an explorer?

He wears the cool explorer hat
He went to the Lands Beyond even though he had no idea what was there
He kept going even though it was dangerous
He wanted to go back