Which fictional character is known for fighting windmills?

[5-14-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: Which fictional character is known for fighting windmills?

The given options are:

  • Don Quixote
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Sherlock Holmes

Correct Answer: Don Quixote

Fact: Mistaking windmills in a field for ferocious giants, the title character of Cervantes’ 17th-century novel attacks them. The scene gave rise to the idiom ’tilting at windmills,’ a phrase used to describe an act of attacking imaginary enemies (or an act of extreme idealism).


Today’s “Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz” has three questions related to the Netherlands. Each question has only one correct answer and carries one point. The wrong answer does not earn any points. So, select only the correct answers.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. What were these Dutch windmills used for?
  2. Which of these is true about the Netherlands?
  3. Which fictional character is known for fighting windmills?

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