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                                   Spring Quiz

The Easter break is a great time to make a trip to your local library or
bookshop, where you can check out the range of great titles available to
enjoy, whether you’re looking for advice on a new hobby or you just want to
relax with a funny story. You could even look up the answers if any of the
questions below are too tricky!

1) In Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, what is unusual about the White
Rabbit that Alice follows down the rabbit hole in which her adventure begins?
a) It is made entirely from white chocolate, apart from its eyes, which are
made from pink icing
b) It is a ghost rabbit who can only be seen by Alice
c) It takes a watch out of its waistcoat pocket and mutters ‘Oh dear! Oh dear! I
shall be late!’

2) What animal hatches out of the cube-shaped egg at the end of ‘There’s No
Such Thing’, one of Paul Jenning’s Thirteen Unpredictable Tales?
a) a vicious baby dragon, with a liking for the taste of nasty nurse’s flesh
b) a fluffy little cube-shaped chick
c) a wasp with a human head

3) How does Augustus Gloop end his visit to Willy Wonka’s factory in Roald
Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
a) He is miniaturised by television rays and has to be stretched out until he is
ten feet tall but as thin as paper
b) He is pushed down the Great Rubbish Chute when he is mistaken for a
‘bad nut’
c) He is caught in the tide of the river of melted chocolate and is sucked away
by a pipe

4) The Goose That Laid a Golden Egg is one of Aesop’s Fables, and tells how
a man blessed with a goose that could make his fortune kills the bird in an
effort to see if it is made entirely of gold. What is the bad quality that this story
teaches against (and should perhaps be considered when you are faced with
a big pile of Easter eggs?)
a) laziness
b) greediness
c) pride

5) In Little Rabbit Foo-Foo by Michael Rosen and Arthur Robins, what does
the main character do to all the animals he meets while out on his motor-
a) Bops them on the head
b) Sounds his extra-loud horn to give them a fright
c) Gives them all an Easter egg
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                                 Winter Quiz

There’s something even nicer about curling up with a book when it’s cold
outside…see how well you can do in this winter-themed quiz,

1) In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis, why is it always
winter in Narnia?
a) Narnians love having snowball fights
b) Narnia is in the North Pole
c) The White Witch has placed a curse on the land

2) In Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, how does Gerda rescue
her friend Kai, the little boy whose heart and eye are pierced by an icicle?
a) She melts the ice with her tears
b) She takes him to a warm island
c) She puts him next to the radiator

3) In Father Christmas Goes on Holiday, by Raymond Briggs, Father
Christmas finds Las Vegas too expensive and Scotland too wet. What doesn’t
he like about France?
a) It’s too hot
b) The food is too rich
c) It’s too close to Belgium

4) In John Masefield’s Box of Delights, when Kay arrives home for his
Christmas holidays, what is the occupation of Cole Hawlins, the old man he
meets at the station?
a) Punch and Judy man
b) Ice cream seller
c) Ticket collector

5) In A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, what is the name of the
youngest son of the Cratchit family?
a) Big Bob
b) Medium Martin
c) Tiny Tim
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                                First Lines Quiz

Whether you’ve had a great idea for a story, but had a hard time getting it
started, or you are looking for inspiration for the next book to read, you should
enjoy this quiz based on first lines. Designed to draw you into the story,
reading just a first line can be a quick and easy way to decide if the book is for
you - maybe you’ll even see one below that makes you want to read on! Try to
guess which book these first lines belong to:

1. ‘When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle,
everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.’
a) The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
b) The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
c) The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

2. ‘It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was
chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea.’
a) Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
b) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
c) Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

3. ‘Virgo: A very fat man will sit next to you on the bus, and he won’t have had
a bath since Christmas.’
a) Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
b) Mates, Dates and Mad Mistakes by Cathy Hopkins
c) Girl, 15 Charming But Insane by Sue Limb

4. ‘As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found
himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.’
a) The Killer Underpants by Michael Lawrence
b) The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip by George Saunders
c) Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

5. ‘What a lot of hairy-faced men there are around nowadays.’
a) The Twits by Roald Dahl
b) Awful End by Philip Ardagh
c) War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
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                             Heroes and Villains

Every book has its goodies and baddies, but just how much do you know
about their wicked - or wonderful - ways? Test your knowledge with our
Heroes and Villians quiz…

1) Which of the following punishments does the terrible Miss Trunchbull not
hand out for misbehaviour at Crunchem Hall School in Roald Dahl’s Matilda?
a) Locking up children in a tiny dark cupboard studded with glass, nails and
sharp pieces of metal.
b) Making children eat slug sandwiches instead of their packed lunches.
c) Picking up children by their hair and throwing them out of the window.

2) What is the name of the cat who takes sadistic pleasure in terrorising small
garden animals in Anne Fine’s Diary of a Killer Cat?
a) Scraggy
b) Scarface
c) Tuffy

3) In Anthony Horowitz’s Scorpia, how does teenage spy Alex Rider escape
from the flooding Venice cellar Scorpia’s henchmen have locked him into to
a) He rips up a loose board and swims out through the water pipes into the
canals above.
b) He picks the lock on the door, knocks out the guard on the other side and
puts on his uniform to walk out unnoticed.
c) He pulls a hidden lever opening up a coal chute to the room above, which
he scrambles up and jumps out of a window.

4) What would J.K Rowling’s hero Harry Potter say to conjure up a phantom
figure which can protect against Dementors?
a) Wingardium Leviosa
b) Expecto Patronum
c) Incendio

5) Which of the following books is not part of the Captain Underpants cartoon
superhero series by Dav Pilkey?
a) Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets
b) The Adventures of Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor
c) Captain Underpants and the Nightmare of the Nappy Rash Nanny
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                                 School Quiz

How clued up are you on all things school? Would you know your Hogwarts
from your Malory Towers? Try this school quiz to find out.

1) In Anne Fine’s Charm School, what is the prize that all the girls want to
a) A year’s supply of chocolate
b) A tiara
c) A pair of dancing shoes

2) Who wrote the Malory Towers series of school stories?
a) Geraldine McCaughrean
b) Anne Fine
c) Enid Blyton

3) What is the name of the Headteacher in Jeremy Strong’s Chicken School?
a) Mr Ghoul
b) Mr Dedman
c) Mr Crooks

4) Which of the following is NOT a lesson at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft
and Wizardry?
a) Cauldron technology
b) Potions
c) Divination

5) What is the name of the new school Louis is sent to in How to Train Your
Parents by Pete Johnson?
a) Swotsville School
b) Smartypants High
c) Boffin Academy

6) How many storeys are there in Louis Sachar’s crazy Wayside School?
a) 7 ½
b) 30
c) 500.
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                         Spies and Detectives Quiz

It’s time to explore some of the great crime, detective and thriller books
available. We have five questions that should be easy for those of you who
are already fans, and give those of you who haven’t tried this kind of book
before a few ideas.

1) In The Falcon’s Malteser by Anthony Horowitz, what is Tim Diamond’s (of
the Diamond Brothers Detective Agency) real name?
a) Vic Vacant
b) Simon Dull
c) Herbert Simple

2) In Philip Pullman’s The Ruby In The Smoke, what does the main character,
Sally Lockhart, do within 15 minutes of the start of the story?
a) Fall asleep
b) Kill a man
c) Sail to the Far East

3) What crime was Stanley Yelnats accused of that got him sent to Camp
Greenlake in Louis Sachar’s Holes?
a) The theft of a pair of trainers
b) Graffiti on school premises
c) Art forgery

4) In The Thief Lord, by Cornelia Funke, what pets does Victor Getz, the
detective, keep?
a) Tortoises
b) Terrapins
c) Seahorses

5) Mark Haddon wrote a book about a boy investigating the murder of an
animal with a garden fork…what was the title?
a) The Strange Happening of the Goldfish in the Morning
b) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
c) The Intriguing Episode of the Iguana in the Afternoon

6) What special skill helps Jessica ‘Lighting Girl’ Mastriani in Meg Cabot’s
Missing series in the fight against crime?
   a) Psychic powers
   b) X-ray vision
   c) An ability to become invisible
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                        Telly Addict /Bookworm Quiz

Could you happily watch TV and videos all day, or would you rather curl up
with a good book? (Or perhaps you enjoy a little bit of both?) Either way, you
stand an equally good chance of doing well in this quiz, as it’s all about books
which have been made into films or TV programmes!

1) The smash hit film “Babe” was based on which book by Dick King-Smith?
a) Go Babe!
b) The Pig Who Knew Too Much
c) The Sheep-Pig

2) Roald Dahl’s brilliant Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first made into
a film in 1971, starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. But who is playing the
reclusive chocolatier in the musical remake currently being filmed?
a) Johnny Depp
b) Brad Pitt
c) Jim Carrey

3) The Railway Children by E. Nesbitt has been a much-loved book and film
for generations. The three children Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter are reunited
with their father at the end of the story. But where had he been?
a) Lost in the mountains
b) Away on business
c) In prison for a crime he didn’t commit

4) The hilarious film A Series of Unfortunate Events is now on current release
across UK cinemas. Who is the author of the book upon which the film is
a) Orangey Flippet
b) Lemony Snicket
c) Limey Picket

5) Charles Dickins’ classic Oliver Twist has been made into countless films
and musicals. What is the nickname of the crafty young pickpocket who
befriends Oliver on his arrival in London?
a) The Artful Dodger
b) Pinching Pete
c) Light-Fingers
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                       Witchcraft and Wizardry Quiz.

Test your knowledge of witchcraft, wizardry and all things supernatural with
this special Book Quiz.

1) The terrifying White Witch in C.S Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the
Wardrobe had the power to do what to her enemies by waving her wand at
a) Turn them to stone
b) Turn them into a follower of evil
c) Turn them into rats

2) How many Harry Potter books is author J.K Rowling planning to write in
a) 6
b) 7
c) 9

3) What is the sequel to Witch Child – Celia Rees’ story of a young girl
persecuted and accused of witchcraft – called?
a) Wizard Child
b) Sorceress
c) Black Magic

4) Which of the following characteristics is NOT true of the child-hating
witches in Roald Dahl’s The Witches?
a) They had square feet
b) They were bald
c) They had an extra eye in the back of their heads

5) After Gandalf overtook the evil Saruman as the most powerful wizard in
Middle Earth, in J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings he became known as
a) Gandalf the White
b) Gandalf the Great
c) Gandalf the Grey

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