KS1 English Quiz - Reading - Fairy Tales Characters (Questions)

This reading quiz is all about characters in fairy tales. This quiz asks KS1 children to identify which character belongs to which well-known story. The National Curriculum states that Year 1 children should know and be able to retell these tales, alongside traditional stories. This quiz jogs their memory bank and also adds another dimension to their English and literacy skills.

There are many fairy tales and many characters. A fairy tale is a short story and often finishes with a happy ending. There are normally magical elements and memorable characters. See if you can remember the stories you have read.

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1. Finish this fairy tale title: Beauty and the...
[ ] Frog
[ ] Child
[ ] Beast
[ ] Dog
2. Which character leaves a glass slipper at a ball?
[ ] Snow White
[ ] Cinderella
[ ] Belle
[ ] Prince Charming
3. Look at the picture, who does this look like?
[ ] Sleeping Beauty
[ ] The Beast
[ ] An Ugly Sister
[ ] Wide Awake Princess
4. Which character doesn't want you to know his name?
[ ] Prince Albert
[ ] Rumpelstilskin
[ ] Rumplebum
[ ] Prince Andrew
5. Snow White met how many dwarves?
[ ] 6
[ ] 4
[ ] 3
[ ] 7
6. Finish this title: Hansel and...
[ ] Gretel
[ ] Grizelda
[ ] Geraldine
[ ] Gary
7. Who does Red Riding Hood go to visit?
[ ] The wolf
[ ] Her granny
[ ] Her auntie
[ ] Her sister
8. Which character breaks three chairs, tries three porridges and sleeps in three beds?
[ ] Cinderella
[ ] Snow White
[ ] Goldilocks
[ ] Gretel
9. Who is after the three little pigs?
[ ] The Beast
[ ] A witch
[ ] A wolf
[ ] Three bears
10. This character is very small - who is it?
[ ] The Giant
[ ] Sleeping Beauty
[ ] The Ugly Sisters
[ ] Thumbelina
KS1 English Quiz - Reading - Fairy Tales Characters (Answers)
1. Finish this fairy tale title: Beauty and the...
[ ] Frog
[ ] Child
[x] Beast
[ ] Dog
The beauty in this story is called Belle, which is french for beautiful.
2. Which character leaves a glass slipper at a ball?
[ ] Snow White
[x] Cinderella
[ ] Belle
[ ] Prince Charming
When the prince finds this slipper, he searches the town to see who the shoe fits.
3. Look at the picture, who does this look like?
[x] Sleeping Beauty
[ ] The Beast
[ ] An Ugly Sister
[ ] Wide Awake Princess
Sleeping Beauty is actually called Princess Aurora.
4. Which character doesn't want you to know his name?
[ ] Prince Albert
[x] Rumpelstilskin
[ ] Rumplebum
[ ] Prince Andrew
This character was a villain!
5. Snow White met how many dwarves?
[ ] 6
[ ] 4
[ ] 3
[x] 7
In the traditional story they are just called dwarves. In Disney's version they have names that tell you about their character, like Grumpy - who is miserable and grumpy!
6. Finish this title: Hansel and...
[x] Gretel
[ ] Grizelda
[ ] Geraldine
[ ] Gary
The brother and sister leave biscuit crumbs on the floor so they can find their way home.
7. Who does Red Riding Hood go to visit?
[ ] The wolf
[x] Her granny
[ ] Her auntie
[ ] Her sister
She tries to visit her granny but the wolf is there instead!
8. Which character breaks three chairs, tries three porridges and sleeps in three beds?
[ ] Cinderella
[ ] Snow White
[x] Goldilocks
[ ] Gretel
Goldilocks is later found by the three bears - who aren't too happy!
9. Who is after the three little pigs?
[ ] The Beast
[ ] A witch
[x] A wolf
[ ] Three bears
This is also called a fable because there is a moral to the story.
10. This character is very small - who is it?
[ ] The Giant
[ ] Sleeping Beauty
[ ] The Ugly Sisters
[x] Thumbelina
Thumbelina was written by Hans Christian Andersen, who has written many well-known fairy tales.