Your child’s self image and empowerment can grow because of one young woman’s sharing of her early and lifelong passion for reading good books. Here’s a video clip of the Classics Excellence award quiz at teacher/author Fiza Pathan’s launch of How We Can Encourage Children to Read the Classics. Test yourself to see if you know as much as the kids. It’s a long video, so start watching from 46:30 and then follow to the end.
Fiza Pathan’s 19-Point Quiz on Classic Books
- Who wrote Alice in Wonderland?
- Who wrote The Jungle Book?
- Who wrote Oliver Twist?
- Who wrote The Time Machine?
- In what book does the main character say, “Please, sir, I want some more”
- Name one book by Jules Verne
- Name one book by Jack London
- What classic has a white whale as its main character?
- What classic is narrated by a horse?
- What is the sequel to Alice in Wonderland?
- What is the sequel to The Three Musketeers?
- What revolution is highlighted in A Christmas Carol?
- What revolution is highlighted in A Tale of Two Cities?
- Name the man in 19th century England who couldn’t find work as a doctor and so he became the world’s most famous detective story writer
- Name the man in the 19th century who wrote books which were all failures except one.
- Name the funniest classic of the late 19th century
- Name the 19th century classic also known as A Tale of the Christ.
- Name three books written by Jules Verne.
- Name three books written by H.G. Wells
Answers: (1) Lewis Carroll (2) Rudyard Kipling (3) Charles Dickens (4) H.G. Wells (5) Oliver Twist (6) Around the World in Eighty Days (7) The Call of the Wild (8) Moby Dick (9) Black Beauty (10) Through the Looking Glass (11) The Man in the Iron Mask (12) Industrial Revolution (13) French Revolution (14) Sherlock Holmes (15) Bram Stoker (16)Three Men in a Boat (17) Ben Hur (18) Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days, A Thousand Leagues under the Sea (19) The Time Machine, War of the Worlds, The First Man on the Moon (There could be other answers to (18) and (19) since these authors wrote a number of books.)
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