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Practice Questions and Answers (2010)

  1. If a trilogy means three novels what is the word for four related books? — Quartet
  2. What type of powder was used by wizards to travel using fireplaces? — Floo
  3. What boy discovered that he was the modern day son of the Greek god Poseidon? — Percy Jackson
  4. What is the name of the dog that lived with Wallace the inventor? — Gromit
  5. Who was the tortured vampire that knew he shouldn’t love a human girl? — Edward
  6. Who popped down a large rabbit hole under a hedge in 1865? — Alice
  7. What mouse featured in a story about a princess, some soup and a spool of thread? — Despereaux
  8. Who had two nasty aunts called Spiker and Sponge? — James (from James and the Giant Peach)
  9. What form of aerial transport does a witch favour? — Broom (sticks)
  10. What does this abbreviation mean when applied to children’s literature: YA? — Young Adult
  11. What author was awarded the first ever posthumous Carnegie Medal in 2009 for her novel Bog Child? — Siobhan Dowd
  12. What name did Mary Norton give to the little people that lived furtively beneath the floorboards of people’s houses? — The Borrowers
  13. A modern day classic book is The Cay by Theodore Taylor. What is a cay? — A small island
  14. Who offered to fetch the princess’s golden ball from the pond? — A frog
  15. What was Sinbad’s occupation? — Sailor
  16. The Nac Mac Feegles are small fairy folk covered with tattoos. They are better known as what men in Terry Pratchett’s novels? — Wee Free Men
  17. Queen Lillian and King Harold are the parents of which princess? — Princess Fiona
  18. What famous farmer had a farm E-I-E-I-O? — Old MacDonald
  19. What colour was Beegu the small alien stranded on Earth? — Yellow
  20. What type of animal accompanied Postman Pat when he delivered the mail? — Cat

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