Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Laurel. They left Laurel petrified in the field.
Silverweed. After Silverweed recited the poem, Fiver flipped out and ran out of the burrow.
A mouse. The mouse helped them by telling them about a field of the best grass.
Near hind. Captain Holly's mark was right flank.
Hyzenthlay. Hyzenthlay= Shine-dew-fur.
Campion. Woundwort was never seen again after the dog attacked them.
Captian Holly. He was determined to tell Bigwig he was right.
Threarah. Threar= A rowan tree, or mountain ash. Rah= Prince, or leader.
Sandelford warren. Kensington warren doesn't exist.
Elahrairah. Although the book does not specifically state this, Richard Adams has said that it is Elahrairah and not the Black Rabbit who appears at Hazel's death.
Fur Head. Only Fiver, Pipkin and Bigwig are given both Lapine and common names.
Walnut. The characters in Watership Down were based on the soldiers that Adams fought with in the Second World War.
Rabscuttle. Yona is a hedgehog known to Elahrairah, Hufsa is a spy for King Darzin and Rowsby Woof is a dog, fooled by Elahrairah into leaving the lettuces unattended.
In the ears. The white blindness is myxomatosis - a disease made by man to get rid of the rabbits who were eating farmers' crops.
Holly. Holly was chief of Owsla in Sandleford, and therefore most qualified to take on the job.
Pimpernel. Pimpernel was one of the rabbits that escaped from Sandleford with Holly. He is killed by Cowslip after Holly mentions that they know Bigwig.
Yew. Fiver slept under a yew tree because he had a feeling that the warren was not safe. He was right - it was full of snares.
Silver. Silver was the least injured of the four, and the only one who felt able to return.
Holly. Holly escaped along with Strawberry, Buckthorn and Silver. Although Blackavar already attempted an escape before he joined Bigwig, he was caught and made an example of.
Guessing if the stones are round or square.. Bob-stones is a sort of gambling game the rabbits play. The question was a little picky, but I thought it was interesting that Adams came up with the idea that even wild animals get bored and come up with ways to entertain themselves. Bob-stones is discussed in chapter 31, in case you wanted to look it up.
|This question will deal with one of my favorite parts of the book. During Woundwort's attack, Fiver has passed out from his vision and nobody can seem to get him up. As the Efrafans break into the Honeycomb and Bigwig calls everyone down a run to hide, who wants to stay with Fiver so he won't be left in the Honeycomb alone?||A Quiz on "Watership Down"
Pipkin. Pipkin, always faithful to his friends, wanted to face death by staying and hopelessly trying to protect his best friend. Bigwig and Holly don't let him, but luckily General Woundwort thinks Fiver is dead. I always liked this part because earlier in the book Pipkin mentions how he isn't brave, but here he is willing to face certain death for one of his companions. Well, that's it. I hope you liked my quiz.
|Bigwig and Holly prepare a trap during General Woundwort's attack on Watership Down, but what does Bluebell do in Dandelion's absence to calm everyone down and take their minds off the approaching fight?||A Quiz on "Watership Down"
He tells them stories about El-ahrairah.. Apparently the story had something to do with El-ahrairah tricking a fox, but we only hear a few lines from it. It is stated a few times in the book that Bluebell was second only to Dandelion at telling stories, and since Dandelion had left with Hazel and Blackberry to attract the dog it fell on him to tell one.
|After the group realize they have no does to mate with, they decide to send a few of their rabbits to request some does from a nearby warren called Efrafa. With the help of a gull named Kehaar, Holly and a few others locate the warren but find out that the Efrafans won't let them leave. They do escape but soon realize they are being tracked by an Efrafan patrol. What saves Holly and the others from being killed by the patrol?||A Quiz on "Watership Down"
A train cuts the patrol off.. Holly, Silver, Strawberry, and Buckthorn were selected to go on the patrol and only Silver returned unharmed. Buckthorn had a scratch on his face, Holly was limping, and Strawberry became ill from the shock of the experience. We later find out that the Captain of the patrol was killed by the train.
|Which rabbit is extremely intelligent and often confuses the others with his ideas and explanations of how things work?||A Quiz on "Watership Down"
Blackberry. Blackberry saves the group on several occasions. One time is when they are blocked by a stream with a dog coming after them. He figures out that a piece of wood floats, much to the confusion of Hazel and the others, and is able to ferry Pipkin and Fiver across while the others swim. Another time is when he quickly figures out how the snare works and saves Bigwig's life. Also, in the end he is the one who comes up with the entire plan to get the does out of Efrafa and thinks of the idea of using a boat to escape General Woundwort as well. He acts as a kind of second-in-command to Hazel throughout the story and, as stated above, is my favorite character (along with Bluebell).
Bluebell. Bluebell adds a lot of comic relief to the story, although occasionally he gets on one of the character's nerves. He did not leave Sandleford Warren with the original group, but left with Holly after the warren was destroyed. On a personal note, he and Blackberry are my favorite characters in the story. Bluebell is also a talented story teller, but not quite as good as Dandelion.
|Strawberry has many ideas on how to construct a warren from his previous home. What is the name of the open meeting hall he helps create in their new warren at Watership Down?||A Quiz on "Watership Down"
honeycomb . Strawberry wants to show his worth to his new friends, so he offers his expertise on constructing a new warren. He also goes to Efrafa with Holly, Silver, and Buckthorn to ask them if they can take some of their does back to Watership, seeming as they didn't have a single female to mate with.
|Captain Holly eventually catches up with the original group that escaped from Sandleford Warren. He tells them about the destruction of the warren by a construction crew and how a few others had escaped with him. Who else escaped the warren with Holly?||A Quiz on "Watership Down"
Pimpernel and Bluebell. Pimpernel and Bluebell were both extremely poisoned by the gas the men used to kill the rabbits. Bluebell had recovered but Pimpernel was still weak when they came upon Cowslip's Warren. When Cowslip heard that they knew Hazel and Bigwig, he tried to kill the three of them. Bluebell and Holly escaped but poor Pimpernel was killed. Bluebell and Holly both survive the journey and somehow manage to find Hazel and his companions.
|Towards the end, General Woundwort leads an attack on Watership Down. At first everything is going well, but soon the Efrafan patrol becomes nervous and starts to panic when they hear what coming from under the warren?||A Quiz on "Watership Down"
Fiver eerily moaning as he begins to black out from a vision.. Fiver's moaning did not sound like an ordinary rabbit, and the Efrafans begin to wonder if they have some other kind of animal fighting for them down in the warren. They then remember how Kehaar had swooped down and attacked them to cover Bigwig's escape. This takes most of the fight out of them and a few are too scared to continue trying to dig into the Honeycomb, until General Woundwort himself starts digging and yelling at them. His wrath scares them even more than the noise and they continue. Fortunately, Fiver's vision of a dog loose in the warren gives Hazel the idea to let loose the dog at a farm nearby to scare the Efrafans away.
|After the snare incident, the group decides to leave Cowslip's Warren. Why does Strawberry decide to leave his home warren and join Hazel's group of hlessil?||A Quiz on "Watership Down"
His doe, Nildro-hain, had been killed by a snare earlier.. Strawberry befriended Hazel when they first meet but he had deceived them about the safety of the warren, and Hazel at first wouldn't let him come with him. But once he learned that Nildro-hain had been killed he immediately allowed Strawberry to come with them.
|Bigwig is caught in a snare during an argument with Fiver. Who figures out how the snare works, and who ends up digging it out the rest of the way?||A Quiz on "Watership Down"
Blackberry; Fiver. Bigwig, choking on his own blood, gasps that they have to dig in order to loosen the snare. Blackberry thinks quickly and figures out that the wire is attached to a peg in the ground. Hazel, Silver, Buckthorn, and Pipkin all take turns trying to dig the peg out, but it was Fiver who finished the job. Blackberry, Bigwig, and Fiver help Hazel the most throughout the story. They kind of act as his advisors or his seconds-in-command.
|During the escape from Efrafa, Bigwig and the does run into Silver leading most of the Watership rabbits towards the arch. What did Silver do to mark the path to the boat?||A Quiz on "Watership Down"
He left three rabbits at intervals along the way to guide the runaway Efrafans.. He left Blackberry, Bluebell, and Fiver to guide any rabbits that had strayed from the group. They were probably chosen because they appeared to be the least nervous about being around Efrafa (especially Fiver) and would not panic and run away.