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Fictional Creatures 1
Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston was a seagull.

Fictional Creatures 1

In the children’s books of Beatrix Potter we meet such famed characters as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck and Pigling Bland. In Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White we see a friendship between a spider and a pig bound for slaughter. And who can forget Watership Down, the classic adventure story in which the heroes are all rabbits? There’s no doubt that birds and beasts have made an impact on the world of fiction.

This is the first of two quizzes on fictional creatures. In it you will find questions on creatures that we have loved and hated, empathised with and not understood! Can you remember what kind of creatures Jonathan Livingston, Kaa and Shardik are? Did Winnie-the-Pooh know an ellyfump, heffalump, hellyfump or a phumple? See whether you can recall the denizens of this quiz on fictional creatures.

1.
In Richmal Crompton's Just William stories, what is the name of William's mongrel dog?
Jumble
Rumble
Stumble
Tumble
There are a total of 39 books in the Just William series, published between 1921 and 1970 - over which time William Brown remains 11 years old!
2.
What type of bird is Jonathan Livingston in Richard Bach's 1970 novella?
An albatross
A crow
A raven
A seagull
Bach is himself a pilot and many of his books are related to flying
3.
Which fish appears in Doulas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?
Babble fish
Babel Fish
Bubble fish
Burble fish
If you put it in your ear you can understand alien languages
4.
In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which creature sings Beautiful Soup?
The Dormouse
The Gryphon
The March Hare
The Mock Turtle
In chapter nine The Mock Turtle's Story, The Mock Turtle is sad and tries to tell the story of how he used to be a real turtle when he was at school
5.
In Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, what is the name of the whaling captain who hunts the title character?
Captain Ahab
Captain Bligh
Captain Nemo
Captain Queeg
The book tells the story of Ahab's obsessive hunt for the white whale Moby-Dick who destroyed his ship and severed his leg on a previous voyage
6.
In the 1974 novel by Richard Adams, what type of creature is the title character, Shardik?
A bear
A fox
A rabbit
A wolf
Adams is most famous for his rabbit adventure novel Watership Down
7.
What type of animal is the Empress of Blandings, who appears in several P G Wodehouse stories?
A cow
A horse
A pig
A sheep
She's a black Berkshire sow belonging to Lord Emsworth
8.
Which science fiction author created the Triffids?
Brian Aldiss
Isaac Asimov
J G Ballard
John Wyndham
The Day of the Triffids was published in 1951
9.
What is the name of the elephant-like creature mentioned in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories?
Ellyfump
Heffalump
Hellyfump
Phumple
Winnie-the-Pooh appeared in 4 volumes by A A Milne: Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six
10.
In Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories, what type of creature is Kaa?
A bear
An eagle
A mongoose
A python
Kipling thought the sound of his name suggested the hiss-spit of a snake

 

Author:  Tony Rennick

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