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Quiz from the Land of Nursery Rhymes and Story Books

  1. Who met a pieman going to the fair?
  2. When did the mouse in “Hickory Dickory Dock” run down the clock?
  3. What were the Magic words that opened Alibaba’s cave?
  4. (a) Who created ’Winnie the Pooh’?
    (b) Who created ’Peter Rabbit’?
  5. (a) What are the names of Daisy Duck’s nieces?
    (b) What is the name of Richie Rich’s butler?
    (c) Which Peanuts Character has a brother called Spike?
  6. What did the seven dwarfs in “Snow White” do for a living?
  7. Who “picked a peck of pickled pepper”?
  8. What were the lion and unicorn fighting for?
  9. What did the Dame and master lose in “Cock-a-doodle-do”?
  10. How many fiddlers did old king Cole call for?
  11. Who ran away “when the boys came out to play”?
  12. What are little boys and little girls made of?
    (a) little Boys
    (b) little girls
  13. Which animal dined on bread and oysters with a carpenter?
  14. (a) What were the names of Cinderella’s step-sisters?
    (b) What was Sleeping Beauty’s real name?
    (c) What was the name of Alauddin’s nasty uncle?
    (d) What was Gulliver’s first name?
  15. (a) What famous wooden puppet was first written about by Carlo Collodi?
    (b) Name the four guests present at the ’Mad Hatter’s Party’.
  16. Who went with Dorothy to find the wizard of Oz?
  17. Who decided never to grow up and ran off to live with the fairies?
  18. What did Tweedledum and Tweedledee fight over in “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll?
  19. Which of the children’s tales by Hans Christian Anderson is an account of his life?
  20. Which nursery rhyme character did not say his prayers?


  1. Simple Simon
  2. When the clock struck one
  4. (a) A.A. Milne
    (b) Beatrix Potter
  5. (a) April, May and June
    (b) Cadbury
    (c) Snoopy
  6. They were miners
  7. Peter Piper
  8. The crown
  9. The Dame lost her shoes and the master lost his fiddling stick.
  10. He called for three fiddlers
  11. Georgie Porgie
  12. (a) Frogs and snails and puppy-dog’s tails
    (b) Sugar and spice and all things nice
  13. The Walrus in Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking-Glass”
  14. (a) Anastasia and Drizella
    (b) Princess Aurora
    (c) Abanazar
    (d) Lemuel
  15. (a) Pinocchio
    (b) Alice, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare and the Dormouse
  16. Dorothy’s little dog, the Cowardly Lion, the straw Man and the Tin Man.
  17. Peter Pan
  18. A brand new rattle
  19. “The Ugly Duckling”
  20. The Old Man in the nursery rhyme “Goosey-Goosey Gander”

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