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Children's Literature
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Short Stories
Frank Stockton wrote a story in which the ending was left to the reader's judgment. A man ends up before two doors. Behind one is a tiger. Behind the other is a ...
A. lion
B. lady
C. fleet horse
D. cask of gold
E. king's crown
Swimming Doggerel
What are the last four words in this poem?
"Mother, may I go out to swim?"
"Yes, my darling daughter,
Hang your clothes on a hickory limb,
But don't ..."
In the poem, "Animal Fair," what creature disappeared when the elephant sneezed and fell on his knees?
Carl Sandburg
The story, "The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle and Who Was in It" is one of Carl Sandburg's ...
A. Kohlrabi Stories
B. Rootabaga Stories
C. Asparagus Stories
D. Horseradish Stories
E. Brussels Sprouts Stories
Quoth the Sparrow
What is the next line in the poem which includes these words?
I, said the sparrow
A. with my bow and arrow
B. have a red wheel barrow
C. will make a new sombrero
D. am becoming very narrow
E. have mighty fine bone marrow
Animal Novels
The main character in this novel by Felix Salten was born in a thicket. He was taught not to kill other animals and not to fight over food. Gobo and Faline were two of his cousins. What was this character's name?
The Jungle Book
Which character from Kipling's "The Jungle Book" was human?
A. Kaa
B. Baloo
C. Mowgli
D. Bagheera
E. Shere Khan
Fractured Rhymes
What word appears in the nursery rhyme beginning with this line from which all vowels and spaces between words have been removed?
A. whey
B. cupboard
C. fiddlers
D. pail
E. wall
Opening Lines
This is a first line from what story?
All children, except one, grow up.
Strange Stories
This apparent gibberish is a mutilation of what children's story?
"Oh grammar," crater ladle gull,
"Wart bag icer gut! A nervous
  sausage bag ice."
A. Cinderella
B. The Three Pigs
C. Little Red Riding Hood
D. The Princess and the Pea
E. Goldilocks and the Three Bears
From what story was this line taken?
Command and I obey.
A. The Hobbit
B. Wind in the Willows
C. Beauty and the Beast
D. Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
E. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Tongue Twisters
How many times does the letter "p" occur in the first line of the tongue twister about Peter Piper?
Name the novel by Peter Beagle about the quest of the only surviving member of a particular legendary species which led to King Haggard's castle and the terrifying red bull.
Literary Apprentices
According to Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain was an apprentice in what trade?
Dirty Poetry
Who wrote the ditty beginning with these words?
Oh I'm Dirty Dan, the world's dirtiest man,
I never have taken a shower.
I can't see my shirt - it's so covered with dirt,
And my ears have enough to grow flowers.
Pioneer Novels
A stray dog moves in with a family in the Texas hill country in the 1860s in what novel by Fred Gipson?
What was the occupation of the man who uttered these lines?
Oh, man of the sea!
Come listen to me
For Alice my wife,
The plague of my life,
Hath sent me to beg a gift of thee.
Literary Pirates
A central character in "The Princess Bride" was the dread pirate ...
A. Kidd
B. Fezzik
C. Morgan
D. Roberts
E. Blackbeard
Frontier Authors
Who wrote these books?
The First Four Years
These Happy Golden Years
The Long Winter
Little Town on the Prairie
Stories of Royalty
The old queen put something on the bedstead. Then she took twenty mattresses and piled them on top, and then twenty feather beds were placed on top of the mattresses, atop which the princess was to sleep. What was put on the bedstead?
Distinctive Spelling
This sign was on the door of whose friend?
A. Bilbo Baggins
B. Goosey Loosey
C. Fred Flintstone
D. Winnie-the-Pooh
E. Yertle the Turtle
Canine Novels
This is about what American novel?
A great coon dog and his master are
wounded and doomed to a shared and
terrible destiny. This is a classic
tale about a young boy who must
struggle with poverty and the
trappings of sharecropper life.
Grotesque Titles
What author fortunately did not use this as a story title?
Emerald Bird Ova and Meat from Hog Thighs
A. Dr. Seuss
B. Mark Twain
C. Lewis Carroll
D. J.R.R. Tolkien
E. Laura Ingalls Wilder
Bird Munching
Who ate these guys?
Goosey Loosey
Henny Penny
Ducky Lucky
Spectacular Spiders
A fictional spider named Charlotte spun the word "TERRIFIC" into her web in an attempt to save her friend from the slaughterhouse. Her friend was ...
A. Porky
B. Wilbur
C. Horace
D. Eeyore
E. Francis
Fictional Critters
In what story by Hugh Lofting do we find these characters?
Dab Dab
Pushmi Pullyu
Sea Poetry
What was the precise color, according to Edward Lear, of the boat in which the Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea?
Extended Spoonerisms
This passage is a spoonerized version of a line from what story?
She pranced with the dince all night
long, but at the moke of stridnight
she ran down the stalace peps and
slopped her dripper.
Traveling Tail Tales
In which story do a Siamese cat, an old bull terrier, and a Labrador retriever play central roles?
A. Charlotte's Web
B. The Call of the Wild
C. The Incredible Journey
D. A Day No Pigs Would Die
E. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Words from Wonderland
What character said this?
You might just as well say that
"I see what I eat" is the same thing
as "I eat what I see."
A. Dormouse
B. Mad Hatter
C. Cheshire Cat
D. White Rabbit
E. Queen of Hearts
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Answers to Children's Literature
1. B
2. go near the water
3. the monkey
4. B
5. A
6. Bambi
7. C
8. C
9. Peter Pan
10. C
11. D
12. 9
13. The Last Unicorn
14. Silversmithing
15. Shel Silverstein
16. Old Yeller
17. fisherman
18. D
19. Laura Ingalls Wilder
20. a pea
21. D
22. Sounder
23. A
24. Foxy Loxy
25. B
26. Dr. Doolittle
27. pea green
28. Cinderella
29. C
30. B
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