World Book Day Quiz

3rd March 2016

Year six pupils from Badgemore Primary School learn about collecting books

World Book Day was celebrated in style at Jonkers Rare Books with visitors from two local primary schools. St Mary's School came with a group of enthusiastic young bookworms, members of the schoolbook club, aged between 8 and 11 years and Badgemore Primary School sent a select group of their year six pupils, who asked intelligent and probing questions. All the children were engaged and looked with interest at a range of books, from a 1493 Suetonius to Enid Blyton first editions. Some of the children honed in on a copy of the Tempest with Arthur Rackham's illustrations, they had performed the play and loved the details in Rackham's drawings.

The Tempest illustration by Arthur Rackham

The children enjoyed seeing a range of rare books, loved the Beatrix Potter panorama books, the signed Enid Blyton and first edition of Jane Eyre, though they were glad that times had moved on and female authors need no longer worry about how a novel by a woman will be received.

After looking at the books the children completed this literary quiz, with one point for each correct answer the winning teams had an impressive 12 marks. Have a go and see how you get on.

Children’s Book Quiz


1               Name the five members of Enid Blyton’s Famous gang.


2          Which books do these quotes come from?


a)   “Some Pig”


b)    "I didn't know raspberry cordial was so nice."


c)     “Off with their heads”


d)    “Let the wild rumpus begin!”


e)     “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”


3    Paddington Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, Rupert Bear in the annuals - which came first?


4          In James and the Giant Peach, what provided the power for the peach when it floated through the air?

A) Balloons

B) Dreams

C) Seagulls


5.         In what book do the Waterbury family star?

A) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

B) The Railway Children

C) Naughty Amelia Jane


6          What is Paddington’s country of origin?


7          In which English county is Malory Towers?

A) Sussex

B) Cornwall

C) Yorkshire

D) Shropshire


8          In Winnie the Pooh what is the name of the game played by dropping sticks into a river from a bridge?


9          In which book does 11 year old Mary leave India after the death of her parents and live in Yorkshire with a sickly cousin?


10        Which author, born in Nettlebed, wrote the James Bond books?


11        Which book was written first – The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland or Carrie’s War?


St Mary's Book Club

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