Special Sub-Topic: Animal Stories
|In Dr. Seuss's 'Horton Hears a Who,' what kind of animal was Horton?|
|What animal was one of the characters in 'The Wind in the Willows'?|
Toad. Mole and Ratty are also main characters. Toad lived at Toad Hall.
|Who wrote the book "The Black Stallion"?|
Walter Farley. Anna Sewell wrote Black Beauty,' and Mary O'Hara wrote 'My Friend Flicka.'
|You probably know that Hans Christian Andersen wrote 'The Ugly Duckling,' but what is the correct term for a baby swan?|
cygnet. A young swan is called a cygnet. A swain is a lover.
|In 'The Yearling,' a young boy becomes emotionally attached to an orphaned animal. Name the type of animal he raises.|
Deer & deer & Fawn & fawn.
|Author Anne McCaffrey writes of flying magical animals? Which ones?|
dragons. In her series of books including 'The Dragon Riders of Pern,' McCaffrey tells stories of airborne dragons who protect another planet.
|In the book 'Born Free,' which big cats play the starring role?|
lions. Reared from cubs, lions are released back into the African wild in this true story.
|'All Animals are equal but some are more equal than others' is a famous quote from 'Animal Farm.' What type of animal was featured most prominently in this book?|
pigs. George Orwell wrote this satire about class-conscious pigs.
|Who wrote the children's book about Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig?|
E. B. White. 'Charlotte's Web' also featured a helpful rat. A.A. Milne wrote 'Winnie the Pooh,' James Heriot wrote about a vet's practice, and Jack London wrote about dogs.
|Let's veer away from books for just a bit... In the charming movie 'Babe,' which animals do NOT make appearances?|
a dancing turkey. Babe is a small pig adopted by a mother border collie. The only dancing in the film is when his owner, the farmer, does a jig to cheer up his sick porker.
|The book 'Watership Down' was about what animal?|
rabbits. Richard Adams wrote about a colony of rabbits living on the 'downs,' which means a grassy, sandy slope.
|Poor Alice also played a game of croquet where the fuzzy balls would walk away before being whacked and then curl back up again. Her ball was a hedgehog, but what kind of animal was the long-handled croquet stick ?|
flamingo. They were flamingos, but I do rather like the idea of pelican croquet sticks!
|Astrologers use animals as symbols in their writings. What animal represents Aries?|
a ram. Sagittarians are symbolized by centaurs (which are half-man and half-horse), fish represent Pisces, Leo is a lion.
|And finally what is the name of the depressed donkey in 'Winnie the Pooh'? (Watch your spelling!)|
Eeyore. Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Piglet and Owl all lived with Pooh who said, 'I am a Bear of Very Little Brain and Long Words Bother Me.'
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