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Arthur Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons" series about the school-holiday adventures of several groups of children is set mostly in England's Lake District and the Norfolk Broads. Written in 1929, these stories of adventures encountered while the children are involved in such outdoor activities as sailing and camping remain engaging in the 21st century.   

There are 23 quizzes and 275 trivia questions in this category.
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1
Velocities of Swallows

A basic quiz on the Swallows, one of the families in Arthur Ransome's series "Swallows and Amazons". Of the twelve volumes in the series, the Swallows appear in nine. There will be one question from each of these stories, plus one general query.
Average (10 qns)
Ampelos
105 plays
2
A Quiz on "Swallowdale"

"Swallowdale" is the second in the series, "Swallows and Amazons". The Walker children ("Swallows") are eagerly looking forward to returning to their adventures with the Blacketts ("Amazons"). But things do not go as they expect.
Tough (10 qns)
Ampelos
99 plays
3
"Swallows and Amazons" Part 1

All these questions are on the first book "Swallows and Amazons" which started the wonderful series by Arthur Ransome.
Average (15 qns)
Philian
435 plays
4
Swallows and Amazons

One of my favourite books as a child :) It deserves a quiz!
Average (10 qns)
LadyCaitriona
486 plays
5
Peter Duck

"Peter Duck" is the third book in the Arthur Ransome series "Swallows and Amazons" and features the Walkers (Swallows) and the Amazons (the Blackett sisters) along with Uncle Jim ("Captain Flint") on a treasure hunt to an island in the Caribbean.
Average (10 qns)
Ampelos
99 plays
6
"Swallows and Amazons" Part 2

Here's a quiz with a simple question on each one of the twelve "Swallows and Amazons" books by Arthur Ransome. "Barbecued Billygoats, it's too easy !" says Captain Nancy.
Average (15 qns)
Philian
423 plays
7
A Quiz About "Coot Club", Part II

"Coot Club" is the fifth of the series "Swallows and Amazons", and is set on the Norfolk Broads. The first half concerns the adventures of the Coot Club and the Callums on the Northern Rivers. In this quiz they journey down to the Southern Rivers.
Tough (10 qns)
Ampelos
87 plays
8
Arthur Ransome's 'We Didn't Mean To Go To Sea'

This is one of my favourite books from the series - four children adrift in a boat in the North Sea and a thick fog. I hope you enjoy the quiz.
Tough (15 qns)
Quiz_Beagle
219 plays
9
"Pigeon Post" - a brilliant adventure

All of Arthur Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons" stories are good but "Pigeon Post" is the one that won the big Carnegie Medal. Can you sail away with a prize as well ?
Average (15 qns)
Philian
276 plays
10
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

This is a quiz based on a Russian folktale "The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship" retold by Arthur Ransome along with illustrations by Uri Shulevitz. This book was published in 1969 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Average (10 qns)
TuTu10
150 plays
11
"The Picts and the Martyrs" - Arthur Ransome

This is the last complete northern lakes story of the "Swallows and Amazons" series. See how the Amazons and the D's deal with the dreaded Great Aunt.
Average (15 qns)
Philian
237 plays
12
"Swallows and Amazons" Part 3

Arthur Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons" is the most famous book in the series of 12. Here are some multi-choice questions to get you thinking on what happens in Book 1.
Average (15 qns)
Philian
357 plays
13
"Swallowdale" by Arthur Ransome

"Swallowdale" is Arthur Ransome's second children's book and it continues the adventures of the "Swallows and Amazons" back at the lake once more and plunged literally into disaster.
Average (15 qns)
Philian
309 plays
14
Arthur Ransome -- "Pigeon Post"

"Pigeon Post" is the sixth of the "Swallows and Amazons" books by Arthur Ransome, and features all three groups of children: the Swallows (the four Walker children), the Amazons (Nancy and Peggy), the D's (Dick and Dorothea).
Average (10 qns)
Ampelos
135 plays
15
A Quiz About "Coot Club", Part I

"Coot Club" is the fifth novel in Arthur Ransome's series "Swallows and Amazons". The setting on the Norfolk Broads in East Anglia means a different sort of boat and a different type of sailing. This is a quiz on the first half of the story.
Average (10 qns)
Ampelos
99 plays
16
"Great Northern?" - the last Ransome adventure

Arthur Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons" series comes to an end with this last story set in Scotland. Sail off into the sunset with these questions on the adventure.
Average (15 qns)
Philian
252 plays
17
We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

A quiz on the most grown-up adventure for Arthur Ransome's Swallows.
Average (10 qns)
SBH
237 plays
18
"Secret Water"

"Secret Water" is my favourite Swallows and Amazons book - just behind "We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea". I think maybe I just like mud!
Average (10 qns)
gabbatoir
189 plays
19
"Winter Holiday" by Arthur Ransome

What could be better than curling up by a fire and reading Arthur Ransome's "Winter Holiday"? I hope you have the same pleasure answering questions about it.
Average (15 qns)
Philian
255 plays
20
Amazons Forever!

For everyone who likes the Amazons in Arthur Ransome's book "Swallows and Amazons"
Average (10 qns)
Beatme2002
324 plays
21
The Swallow and the Amazon - The boats

The boats in the Swallows and Amazons books are as much stars as the children. These questions are all about the boats and sailing. It's not easy, unless you're as passionate about boats and sailing as the children were!
Tough (10 qns)
qcobb
225 plays
22
Arthur Ransome Books

This is about all of the "Swallows and Amazons" books. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
Beatme2002
285 plays
23
The Picts and the Martyrs

How much do you know about this Arthur Ransome book? (Caution: Beware of Great Aunts!)
Average (10 qns)
SBH
117 plays
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