A selection of questions with answers on the subject of books, all with multiple choice answers.

 

  1. In Hugh Lofting's books, which of these was NOT one of Dr Dolittle's pets?

    A: Achilles the tortoise

    B: Jip the dog

    C: Gub-Gub the pig

    D: Polynesia the parrot

    Achilles the tortoise

     

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  2. What type of animal is Samuel Whiskers in The Tale of Samuel Whiskers by Beatrix Potter?

    A: Cat

    B: Dog

    C: Rat

    D: Squirrel

    Rat

     

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  3. In Mervyn Peake's 'Gormenghast' trilogy of novels, which character's name appears in the title of two of the three books?

    A: Titus

    B: Steerpike

    C: Lord Sepulchrave

    D: Fuchsia

    Titus

    The first book is entitiled 'Titus Groan' the third 'Titus Alone' and the other (2nd) book of the trilogy is simply called 'Gormenghast'.

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  4. In Lord of The Rings, what race does Gimli belong to?

    A: Dwarf

    B: Elf

    C: Human

    D: Orc

    Dwarf

    Gimli aids the Ring-bearer, participates in the War of the Ring, and becomes close friends with Legolas, overcoming an ancient enmity of Dwarves and Elves.

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  5. What is the title of the 1845 poem by Edgar Allan Poe in which the narrator laments the loss of his love, Lenore?

    A: The Albatross

    B: The Owl

    C: The Raven

    D: The Vulture

    The Raven

     

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  6. What kind of animal is Rikki-Tikki-Tavi in a story by Rudyard Kipling?

    A: Baboon

    B: Snake

    C: Mongoose

    D: Anteater

    Mongoose

    It's a short story in the Jungle Book

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  7. Nancy and Peggy Blackett are important characters in which children's book?

    A: Swallows & Amazons

    B: The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe

    C: Bedknobs & Broomsticks

    D: Peter Pan

    Swallows & Amazons

     

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  8. What is the writer Julia Donaldson's most famous creation?

    A: Bob The Builder

    B: Maisie The Cat

    C: The Gruffalo

    D: The Moomins

    The Gruffalo

     

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  9. What is the first name of the writer of the popular 'Gruffalo' series of children's books?

    A: Arthur

    B: Debbie

    C: Julia

    D: Peter

    Julia Donaldson

    Her full name is Julia Donaldso

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  10. Which country is the main setting for "White Fang" a novel written by Jack London?

    A: USA

    B: Canada

    C: Australia

    D: Scotland

    Canada

    Yukon Territory, Canada during the Gold Rush

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  11. What is the name of French fictional elephant Babar's wife?

    A: Celeste

    B: Jesamine

    C: Fleur

    D: Isabelle

    Celeste

    Celeste is also Babar's cousin

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  12. Complete the title of Frank McCourt's 1996 book about growing up in Limerick: 'Angela's...'?

    A: Ashes

    B: Bones

    C: Fire

    D: Umbrella

    Ashes

     

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  13. Which writer's debut novel was published in 1916 and had the opening line "Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road"?

    A: George Orwell

    B: James Joyce

    C: Rudyard Kipling

    D: Virginia Woolf

    James Joyce

    The novel is 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'

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