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Genre - Childrens Literature 2
In Watership Down, Fiver was the rabbit who had prophetic dreams.

Genre - Childrens Literature 2

In the 18th Century one man, John Newberry, became known as the “Father of Children's Literature”. He was the first publisher to devote himself to publishing books for children. Two of his better known works are A Pretty Little Pocket Book in 1744 and The Renowned History of Little Goody Two Shoes in 1765. Most children’s books of the time still contained moral lessons, such as Thomas Day’s History of Sandfordand Merton or Mary Wollstonecraft's Original Stories from Real Life.

This is the second of our four quizzes on the genre of children's literature which will, hopefully, invoke memories of your childhood reading. Will you be able to name the prophetic rabbit in Watership Down or the writer of The Happy Prince and Other Tales? Do you know which century was the setting for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Try your hand at this fun quiz and see how much you can remember from your childhood.

1.
In Richard Adams's Watership Down, what is the name of the rabbit who has prophetic dreams?
Blackberry
Dandelion
Fiver
Hazel
He foresees the warren's imminent destruction
2.
What did the Reverend W Awdry call his series of books featuring Thomas the Tank Engine?
The Engine Series
The Railway Series
The Sodor Series
The Thomas Series
The series contains 42 books in all - 26 written by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and 16 by his son, Christopher Awdry
3.
Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is set in which century?
17th
18th
19th
20th
The book is a scathing satire on the racist society in the USA at the time
4.
In Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books, what type of animal is Gub-Gub?
A donkey
A pig
A rabbit
A seal
He also appears in Gub-Gub's Book, An Encyclopaedia of Food
5.
Who wrote the book of stories The Happy Prince and Other Tales?
Graham Greene
Somerset Maugham
George Bernard Shaw
Oscar Wilde
The book contains five stories in all - The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend and The Remarkable Rocket
6.
In The Wind in the Willows, Toad escapes from prison disguised as a what?
Barge woman
Engine driver
Gypsy
Washerwoman
He's helped by the gaoler's daughter
7.
In R D Blackmore's novel Lorna Doone, what is the profession of the hero, John Ridd?
Blacksmith
Clergyman
Doctor
Farmer
Ridd is the son of a farmer who was murdered by one of the notorious Doone clan, of which Lorna is a member
8.
In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, who gives Dorothy the silver slippers?
The Good Witch of the East
The Good Witch of the North
The Good Witch of the South
The Good Witch of the West
The shoes had previously been worn by the Wicked Witch of the East who had been killed when Dorothy's house landed on top of her!
9.
In Edward Lear's nonsense poem, The Owl and the Pussy-cat, the title characters sail away to the land where what grows?
The Bong-tree
The Dong-tree
The Gong-tree
The Pong-tree
It's where the Piggy-wig lives
10.
In Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry books, what is the name of the boy who talks all the time?
Babbling Bob
Chattering Charles
Jabbering Joe
Rabbiting Rupert
Bob only appears in one of the books - Horrid Henry's Birthday Party in which he is a guest

 

Author:  Tony Rennick

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