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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Famous Imaginary Places?

Off to see the wizard.


Have you ever imagined yourself skipping down the yellow brick road? Felt the Lion's furry arm and the Tin Man's metal one linked with yours? Heard Toto yipping? Smelled the poppies of The Emerald City?

And then realized, suddenly, that Oz isn't actually a place you can visit? Some places --products of rich, creative minds-are as real to us as our own back yards. Grab a pencil and match these classic imaginary American places with their creators.

Answers at the end.


  1. Manderley
  2. Metropolis
  3. Gotham City
  4. Yoknapatawpha County
  5. Tara
  6. Sleepy Hollow
  7. Injun Joe's Cave
  8. Dogpatch
  9. Lake Wobegon
  10. Treasure Island
  11. The March family home
  12. The Emerald City
  13. The Death Star


  • Margaret Mitchell
  • Bob Kane and Bill Finger
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • William Faulkner
  • L. Frank Baum
  • George Lucas
  • Al Capp
  • Mark Twain
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Garrison Keillor
  • Daphne du Maurier
  • Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster
  • Washington Irving

Off to see the wizard.



1. Daphne du Maurier  2. Jerry Siegl, Joe Shuster 3. Bob Kane, Bill Finger 4. William Faulkner 5. Margaret Mitchell 6. Washington Irving  7.  Mark Twain 8. Al Capp 9. Garrison Keillor 10. Robert Louis Stevenson 11. Louisa May Alcott 12. L. Frank Baum 13. George Lucas

*Adapted from AARP Bulletin's Power of 50, April 2013






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