## How is it that Tock can fly?

19. How is it that Tock can fly? He has wings. Time flies.

How does Milo trick the Mathemagician Phantom tollbooth?

So Milo was able to trick the Mathemagician into giving him his permission when he got the Mathemagician to admit that he and King Azaz would never agree on anything. That was exactly what King Azaz told Milo thus, making the two rulers in agreement with each other.

What is the message of The Phantom Tollbooth?

Two of the big themes of The Phantom Tollbooth are education and boredom. Milo’s adventures help him learn many things, but more importantly, they help him learn how much fun it is to learn. The story also shows us that boredom can happen even in the craziest of places.

### What is the demon’s name in The Phantom Tollbooth?

The Senses Taker (“census taker”) is a demon who robs Milo, the Humbug, and Tock of their senses by wasting their time and asking useless questions.

What does the clock on Tock’s body represent?

What does the clock on Tock’s body represent? It symbolizes the need for Milo not to waste time. You just studied 10 terms!

What were the four gifts that Milo took with him in the mountains of ignorance?

Let’s take a closer look at the gifts themselves: From King Azaz, Milo gets a “box [with] all the words [the king] know[s]” (8.64). From Alex Bing, he gets a telescope that shows “things as they really are, not just as they seem to be” (11.25). From the Mathemagician he gets a pencil, his “own magic staff” (16.70).

#### What is subtraction stew?

Subtraction Stew is what Milo eats in The Phantom Tollbooth, in Digitopolis. The ingredients are Assorted Polygons (crackers in various shapes) and Minus Symbols (pretzel sticks), mix them apart and soak or dip them in frosting of some kind.

Why is it called Phantom tollbooth?

The tollbooth is called the ‘phantom’ tollbooth because like a ghost, it disappears after Milo has passed it.

Who helps Milo escape the doldrums?

The Watchdog
9. The Watchdog helped Milo get out of the Doldrums.

## How did tock get his name?

Prior to his birth, Tock’s mother and father had a puppy whom they named Tick, but when they first wound him up, he did not make a “ticking noise” as they anticipated. He went “tock” instead.