Books Quiz - Genre - Childrens Literature 4 (Questions)

The 20th Century saw some of the most epic children’s books - JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit, CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia and JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series spring instantly to mind. It also introduced us to a variety of anthropomorphic creatures including AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh and Kenneth Grahame’s Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger from Wind in the Willows. Whoever your favourite children’s writer, I hope you’ve come across them at least once in this series of quizzes. If you haven't yet then maybe you'll find them in this last one.

Are you old enough to remember the writing of Lucy Maud Montgomery or young enough to have enjoyed the Harry Potter books? Whenever you were born you will find questions to suit your taste in this, the last in our series of children's literature quizzes. Have a go and see if you can score ten out of ten!

1. Lucy Maud Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables is set in which Canadian province?
[ ] Alberta
[ ] British Columbia
[ ] Manitoba
[ ] Prince Edward Island
2. What is the title of the first book in Lemony Snicket's series A Series of Unfortunate Events?
[ ] The Bad Beginning
[ ] The Ominous Opening
[ ] The Perilous Prologue
[ ] The Sinister Start
3. In Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons stories, what do the Blackett sisters call their Uncle Jim?
[ ] Billy Bones
[ ] Captain Flint
[ ] Jim Hawkins
[ ] Long John Silver
4. In Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel Little Women, who is the eldest of the March sisters?
[ ] Amy
[ ] Beth
[ ] Jo
[ ] Meg
5. In the Horrid Henry books by Francesca Simon, what is the name of Henry's best friend?
[ ] Disgusting Donald
[ ] Horrible Hubert
[ ] Nasty Norman
[ ] Rude Ralph
6. In Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, what type of creature is Kaa?
[ ] An elephant
[ ] A panther
[ ] A python
[ ] A tiger
7. The 1880 novel Heidi, by Johanna Spyri, is set in which country?
[ ] Austria
[ ] Germany
[ ] Italy
[ ] Switzerland
8. In Susan Coolidge's 1872 book What Katy Did, Katy is injured after falling off a what?
[ ] Cliff
[ ] Horse
[ ] Roof
[ ] Swing
9. In the Harry Potter books, what is the name of Harry's only cousin?
[ ] Damian Dursley
[ ] Darius Dursley
[ ] Dominic Dursley
[ ] Dudley Dursely
10. What is the title of Kate Douglas Wiggin's 1903 novel?
[ ] Rebecca of Scatterbrook Farm
[ ] Rebecca of Silverbrook Farm
[ ] Rebecca of Stonybrook Farm
[ ] Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

 

Books Quiz - Genre - Childrens Literature 4 (Answers)
1. Lucy Maud Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables is set in which Canadian province?
[ ] Alberta
[ ] British Columbia
[ ] Manitoba
[x] Prince Edward Island
The book tells the story of Anne Shirley, an orphan who is sent to a middle-aged brother and sister by mistake. They had wanted to adopt a boy to help them on their farm
2. What is the title of the first book in Lemony Snicket's series A Series of Unfortunate Events?
[x] The Bad Beginning
[ ] The Ominous Opening
[ ] The Perilous Prologue
[ ] The Sinister Start
Violet, Klaus and Sunny are sent to live with Count Olaf
3. In Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons stories, what do the Blackett sisters call their Uncle Jim?
[ ] Billy Bones
[x] Captain Flint
[ ] Jim Hawkins
[ ] Long John Silver
He's a 'Friendly Native'
4. In Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel Little Women, who is the eldest of the March sisters?
[ ] Amy
[ ] Beth
[ ] Jo
[x] Meg
Meg is 16 at the beginning of the story, Jo is 15, Beth 13 and Amy 12
5. In the Horrid Henry books by Francesca Simon, what is the name of Henry's best friend?
[ ] Disgusting Donald
[ ] Horrible Hubert
[ ] Nasty Norman
[x] Rude Ralph
Ralph never says 'please' or 'thank you'
6. In Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, what type of creature is Kaa?
[ ] An elephant
[ ] A panther
[x] A python
[ ] A tiger
The elephant is Hathi, the panther is Bagheera, the tiger is Shere Khan
7. The 1880 novel Heidi, by Johanna Spyri, is set in which country?
[ ] Austria
[ ] Germany
[ ] Italy
[x] Switzerland
The book was originally in two volumes - Heidi's years of learning and travel and Heidi makes use of what she has learned
8. In Susan Coolidge's 1872 book What Katy Did, Katy is injured after falling off a what?
[ ] Cliff
[ ] Horse
[ ] Roof
[x] Swing
During the course of her four year recovery, Katy changes from a tomboy into a kind young woman
9. In the Harry Potter books, what is the name of Harry's only cousin?
[ ] Damian Dursley
[ ] Darius Dursley
[ ] Dominic Dursley
[x] Dudley Dursely
He's the son of Harry's Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia
10. What is the title of Kate Douglas Wiggin's 1903 novel?
[ ] Rebecca of Scatterbrook Farm
[ ] Rebecca of Silverbrook Farm
[ ] Rebecca of Stonybrook Farm
[x] Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
The book tells us about Rebecca Rowena Randall and her two strict aunts