Quiz: The Ultimate Young Readers Quiz

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Yes, it’s time for another quiz! This time it’s a Goodreads quiz to test how much you know about children’s and young adult literature. I’m guessing I’m going to be good at this. I read a lot of young adult, and I used to devour books as a child. So let’s get started!

  1. What sugary treat tempts Edmund Pevensie in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe?
    1. Chocolate Cake
    2. Turkish Delight
    3. Toffee
    4. Candied Almonds
  2. Who was the Half-Blood Prince in the Harry Potter series?
    1. Lucius Malfoy
    2. Albus Dumbledore
    3. Severus Snape
    4. Sirius Black
  3. In The Fellowship of the Ring, what Elvish and English word must Gandalf speak to open the entrance to Moria?
    1. Elendil, Friend
    2. Mellon, Please
    3. Daeron, Now
    4. Mellon, Friend
  4. In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, how many sizes bigger does his heart grow?
    1. Three
    2. Five
    3. Eight
    4. Ten
  5. What is the last line in this Shel Silverstein poem:
    Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
    And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
    For the children, they mark, and the children, they know

    1. The place where the sidewalk bends.
    2. The place where the sidewalk ends.
    3. How to climb that mountain below.
    4. The place that every child must go.
  6. In Teofila’s Halloween, what nickname do Tee and Heddie give Comet the Cat’s propeller tail?
    1. Creepeller
    2. Propcreeper
    3. Helicopter
    4. Spinneller
  7. In The Amber Spyglass, what do the Gallivespians ride on?
    1. Dolphins
    2. Eagles
    3. Pigeons
    4. Dragonflies
  8. In Matilda, what is the closet-like room that The Trunchbull puts children in as a punishment called?
    1. The Punisher
    2. The Chokey
    3. The Black Hole
    4. The Void
  9. In The Giving Tree, what does the old man rest on at the end of the book?
    1. The stump
    2. A bed of twigs
    3. A pile of leaves
    4. A branch in the tree
  10. In Eragon, what is the main character destined to become?
    1. A Sorcerer
    2. A Magic Wielder
    3. A Dragon Slayer
    4. A Dragon Rider
  11. What is the name of the great dragon in The Hobbit?
    1. Smaug
    2. Glaurung
    3. Prothero
    4. Scatha
  12. In Ender’s Game, what is the name of the book that Ender writes under the pseudonym “Speaker for the Dead”?
    1. Beyond Life
    2. The Hive Queen
    3. Battles End
    4. Battle Room
  13. In The Lorax, what is the last word in this sentence: “I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no”
    1. Words
    2. Mouths
    3. Tongues
    4. Knees
  14. In The Giver, what position is Jonas selected to inherit?
    1. Receiver of Memory
    2. Receiver of Information
    3. Protector of Memory
    4. Protector of Knowledge
  15. What is the name of the camp in Holes?
    1. Camp Blue Sky
    2. Camp Brown Lake
    3. Camp Green Lake
    4. Camp Red Rover
  16. In The Lightning Thief, who is Percy Jackson’s father?
    1. Kronos
    2. Hades
    3. Zeus
    4. Poseidon
  17. In Anne of Green Gables, what does Anne break over Gilbert’s head after he calls her carrots?
    1. A slate
    2. A wooden board
    3. A loaf of bread
    4. A brick
  18. In Black Beauty, what is the name of Beauty’s mother?
    1. Ginger
    2. Brownie
    3. Duchess
    4. Arial
  19. What is the next line in this classic Lewis Carrol poem:
    “You are old, Father William,” the young man said,
    “And your hair has become very white;
    And Yet you incessantly stand on your head-

    1. Do you think, at your age, it is right?
    2. Your behaviour, it gives me a fright.
    3. Doing cartwheels and jumping jacks all night.
    4. Do you think you will ever see the light?
  20. In Charlotte’s Web, what is the last word Charlotte writes in her webs?
    1. Loving
    2. Humble
    3. Some Pig
    4. Awesome

Oh wow, I really didn’t do as well as I thought! I only got 65% correct, 13 out of 20 right and 7 out of 20 wrong. But in my defence, as I child, I read mostly Dutch/Flemish children’s books, and therefore I’m not so familiar with the classing English children’s stories and poems. I’m happy with my 65%! Can you do better?

Happy quizzing,

Loes M.

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