The Question: Which fictional character is known for fighting windmills?
A Don Quixote
B Cyrano de Bergerac
C Sherlock Holmes
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).
The correct answer is Don Quixote.