Books Quiz - Author - Beatrix Potter (Questions)

Helen Beatrix Potter was born in 1866 in Kensington. As a child, she spent a lot of time in the Lake District. It was here that she developed a love of the natural world which was evident in both her paintings and her writings. She illustrated insects, fossils, archaeological artifacts, and fungi, as well as animals - both real and from her imagination.

Beatrix Potter wrote and illustrated The Tale of Peter Rabbit, which was published in 1901. A further 22 books in the Tales series followed. With the proceeds from the books Potter bought Hill Top Farm near Windermere, in 1905. She bought more land in later years in an effort to preserve the landscape she loved.

As well as being an author and illustrator, Potter was also a prize-winning sheep breeder. She continued to write and illustrate until her failing eyesight prevented her. She died in 1943 at the age of 77 and left almost all her land to the National Trust.

See how much you know about Beatrix potter and her creations in this quiz.

1. Although she fell in love with the Lake District at an early age, Potter was actually born in which city?
[ ] Birmingham
[ ] Liverpool
[ ] London
[ ] Manchester
2. What name did Potter give to her first pet rabbit?
[ ] Basil
[ ] Benjamin
[ ] Bertram
[ ] Bunny
3. Who played the title role in the 2006 film Miss Potter?
[ ] Elizabeth Hurley
[ ] Keira Knightly
[ ] Emma Thompson
[ ] Renee Zellweger
4. What is the name of the house in Cumbria, now owned by the National Trust, where Potter wrote many of her stories?
[ ] Bank Top
[ ] Fell Top
[ ] Hill Top
[ ] Moor Top
5. In which Lakeland village is the visitor attraction The World of Beatrix Potter?
[ ] Ambleside
[ ] Bowness
[ ] Grasmere
[ ] Windermere
6. In The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, which island do the squirrels visit?
[ ] Badger Island
[ ] Mole Island
[ ] Owl Island
[ ] Toad Island
7. Peter Rabbit has three sisters, Flopsy, Mopsy and who else?
[ ] Bobtail
[ ] Bunnytail
[ ] Cotton-tail
[ ] Furrytail
8. In The Tale of Peter Rabbit, who owns the garden Peter invades?
[ ] Mr McGarvey
[ ] Mr McGonagall
[ ] Mr McGowan
[ ] Mr McGregor
9. In 1913 Potter married William Heelis, who had previously acted in what capacity?
[ ] Her accountant
[ ] Her doctor
[ ] Her farm manager
[ ] Her solicitor
10. What type of animal is the title character in The Tale of Mr Tod?
[ ] A badger
[ ] A fox
[ ] A hare
[ ] A pig

 

Books Quiz - Author - Beatrix Potter (Answers)
1. Although she fell in love with the Lake District at an early age, Potter was actually born in which city?
[ ] Birmingham
[ ] Liverpool
[x] London
[ ] Manchester
She was born in Kensington, the daughter of a barrister
2. What name did Potter give to her first pet rabbit?
[ ] Basil
[x] Benjamin
[ ] Bertram
[ ] Bunny
She used the name in her 1904 sequel to the 1902 book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit - The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
3. Who played the title role in the 2006 film Miss Potter?
[ ] Elizabeth Hurley
[ ] Keira Knightly
[ ] Emma Thompson
[x] Renee Zellweger
The film has many inaccuracies. One sequence portrays The Tale of Jemima Puddleduck as one of the early publications. It was in fact published in 1908, after the period shown in the film ends
4. What is the name of the house in Cumbria, now owned by the National Trust, where Potter wrote many of her stories?
[ ] Bank Top
[ ] Fell Top
[x] Hill Top
[ ] Moor Top
It's near the village of Sawrey
5. In which Lakeland village is the visitor attraction The World of Beatrix Potter?
[ ] Ambleside
[x] Bowness
[ ] Grasmere
[ ] Windermere
The Attraction is in Bowness-on-Windermere, a scenic town with views of the lake and mountains
6. In The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, which island do the squirrels visit?
[ ] Badger Island
[ ] Mole Island
[x] Owl Island
[ ] Toad Island
The squirrels visit Old Brown’s island six times. On each visit Nutkin taunts Old Brown with a riddle. At the end of the story Nutkin is caught and punished
7. Peter Rabbit has three sisters, Flopsy, Mopsy and who else?
[ ] Bobtail
[ ] Bunnytail
[x] Cotton-tail
[ ] Furrytail
Peter also has a cousin, Benjamin Bunny
8. In The Tale of Peter Rabbit, who owns the garden Peter invades?
[ ] Mr McGarvey
[ ] Mr McGonagall
[ ] Mr McGowan
[x] Mr McGregor
Mr McGregor appears in three stories, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
9. In 1913 Potter married William Heelis, who had previously acted in what capacity?
[ ] Her accountant
[ ] Her doctor
[ ] Her farm manager
[x] Her solicitor
William and Beatrix were married in October 1913, when Beatrix was 47
10. What type of animal is the title character in The Tale of Mr Tod?
[ ] A badger
[x] A fox
[ ] A hare
[ ] A pig
He has a squabble with Tommy Brock the badger