Books Quiz - Genre - Childrens Literature 2 (Questions)

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 R D Blackmore's novel Lorna Doone, what is the profession of the hero, John Ridd?
[ ] Blacksmith
[ ] Clergyman
[ ] Doctor
[ ] Farmer
2. 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
3. Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is set in which century?
[ ] 17th
[ ] 18th
[ ] 19th
[ ] 20th
4. In The Wind in the Willows, Toad escapes from prison disguised as a what?
[ ] Barge woman
[ ] Engine driver
[ ] Gypsy
[ ] Washerwoman
5. In Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books, what type of animal is Gub-Gub?
[ ] A donkey
[ ] A pig
[ ] A rabbit
[ ] A seal
6. 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
7. 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
8. In Richard Adams's Watership Down, what is the name of the rabbit who has prophetic dreams?
[ ] Blackberry
[ ] Dandelion
[ ] Fiver
[ ] Hazel
9. 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
10. Who wrote the book of stories The Happy Prince and Other Tales?
[ ] Graham Greene
[ ] Somerset Maugham
[ ] George Bernard Shaw
[ ] Oscar Wilde

 

Books Quiz - Genre - Childrens Literature 2 (Answers)
1. In R D Blackmore's novel Lorna Doone, what is the profession of the hero, John Ridd?
[ ] Blacksmith
[ ] Clergyman
[ ] Doctor
[x] Farmer
Ridd is the son of a farmer who was murdered by one of the notorious Doone clan, of which Lorna is a member
2. In Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry books, what is the name of the boy who talks all the time?
[x] 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
3. Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is set in which century?
[ ] 17th
[ ] 18th
[x] 19th
[ ] 20th
The book is a scathing satire on the racist society in the USA at the time
4. In The Wind in the Willows, Toad escapes from prison disguised as a what?
[ ] Barge woman
[ ] Engine driver
[ ] Gypsy
[x] Washerwoman
He's helped by the gaoler's daughter
5. In Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle books, what type of animal is Gub-Gub?
[ ] A donkey
[x] A pig
[ ] A rabbit
[ ] A seal
He also appears in Gub-Gub's Book, An Encyclopaedia of Food
6. In Edward Lear's nonsense poem, The Owl and the Pussy-cat, the title characters sail away to the land where what grows?
[x] The Bong-tree
[ ] The Dong-tree
[ ] The Gong-tree
[ ] The Pong-tree
It's where the Piggy-wig lives
7. What did the Reverend W Awdry call his series of books featuring Thomas the Tank Engine?
[ ] The Engine Series
[x] 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
8. In Richard Adams's Watership Down, what is the name of the rabbit who has prophetic dreams?
[ ] Blackberry
[ ] Dandelion
[x] Fiver
[ ] Hazel
He foresees the warren's imminent destruction
9. In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, who gives Dorothy the silver slippers?
[ ] The Good Witch of the East
[x] 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!
10. Who wrote the book of stories The Happy Prince and Other Tales?
[ ] Graham Greene
[ ] Somerset Maugham
[ ] George Bernard Shaw
[x] 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