Sunday, September 19, 2010

How well read are you?

                                                            By Trina Boice

Today's post is brought to you by author, Susan Dayley, who created a fun quiz to test how well read you are.   She created ten lists of characters to see if you can recognize them from books that are found on the Children’s Classics Book List.   Have you read them?   Which books are the following characters from:

1) Mary Lennox, Martha and Dickon

2) Peter, Lucy, Edmond

3) Duchess, Ginger, Merrylegs

4) Peggotty, Betsy Trotwood, Wilkins Micawber

5) Marilla, Matthew, Diana

6) Brian de Bois-Guilbert, Isaac of York, The Black Knight

7) Mario Bellini, Chester, Tucker

8 ) Fritz, Ernest, Francis

9) Edmond Dantes, Danglars, Villefort

10) B612 (slight fudge on this one–it’s actually a place), The Rose, The Fox

11) Nathaniel Bowditch, Elizabeth, Mary (Polly)

12) Homer, Freddy, Uncle Ulysses

13) Pa, Mary, Laura

14) Henry, Jessie, Violet

15) Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver, Captain Flint

16) Margot, Mrs. Van Daan, Peter

17) Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones

18) Scout, Jem, Atticus

19) Captain Nemo, Aronnax, Conseil

20) George Knightly, Frank Churchill, Harriet Smith


• All twenty correct: (assuming no internet searches were resorted to)—You deserve the Award for Literary Acumen (if there were such an award, I’d be delighted to send it to you, but you are welcome to claim on FB, your blog, or Twitter that you qualified.)

• 15-19: Well done, and well read. Please accept the accolades of those who wish they had done as much, which would be, well, you know who you are.

• 10-14: Pretty good. Really. Better than it could have been at least.

• Less than 10: I wouldn’t tell anyone. Seriously, less than ten?

Be sure to visit Susan's blog at

To see the Children's Classics Book List go to: