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Richard Adams is known for his fantasy novels written from the persepctive of animals, including "Watership Down" (rabbits), "The Plague Dogs" (dogs, to nobody's surprise) and "Traveler" (Robert E. Lee's horse).
11 Richard Adams quizzes and 135 Richard Adams trivia questions.
  A Quiz on "Watership Down"    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz on Richard Adams' "Watership Down", a book that went straight to number one on the New York Times Bestseller List after only 14 days and remained there nearly a year later. Note: due to some editing, a few questions will be out of order.
Average, 15 Qns, Teej417, Jan 01 21
Jan 01 21
964 plays
  The Lapine Language from "Watership Down"    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
If you have read "Watership Down" by Richard Adams, then you are familiar with the special lapine language that rabbits use. Let's test your memory with a few words and expressions.
Average, 20 Qns, jtcarrot, Jun 26 05
1731 plays
  Richard Adams' "The Plague Dogs"   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Although tough to read for some because of subject matter or dialects, "The Plague Dogs" is a book that should be read by all. How closely did you pay attention to the story?
Tough, 10 Qns, authorjdg, Feb 22 07
571 plays
  "Watership Down": The Novel    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know the novel "Watership Down" by Richard Adams?
Average, 10 Qns, StaffieLover, Apr 21 10
441 plays
  Watership Down    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the excellent book by Richard Adams. All questions are multiple-choice.
Easier, 10 Qns, MizzLynn, Jun 28 03
2259 plays
  Watership Down Quotes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just a few quotations from that good old Richard Adams novel!
Average, 10 Qns, lizzy_gilbert, Sep 24 06
797 plays
  Ya Ya, Is Many Rabbits!    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
"Watership Down" is one of the best stories ever! If you think you know everything about Hazel and his friends try these questions! Beware: Bigwig wont be happy if you get many wrong!
Average, 20 Qns, kewlkiwi, Dec 09 05
723 plays
  "Watership Down" (Novel)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz on one of my fave books, "Watership Down" by Richard Adams. I love the film too. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, Poppy_Pom_Pom, Mar 18 08
650 plays
  "Watership Down" by Richard Adams    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is to test how closely you read this wonderful book!
Tough, 10 Qns, psc3kh, Jul 08 10
780 plays
  Characters in Richard Adams' "Watership Down"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Watership Down" is, in my opinion, one of the greatest adventure novels ever written. And it's all about rabbits. Try to guess the characters based on my brief descriptions.
Average, 10 Qns, grazel, Dec 28 16
1225 plays
trivia question Quick Question
When Hazel first went to Nuthanger farm, who did he take with him?

From Quiz "Ya Ya, Is Many Rabbits!"

  A quiz on "Watership Down" Test    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Quiz on "Watership Down" by Richard Adams.
Average, 10 Qns, Tenderloin, Jan 01 21
Jan 01 21
1355 plays
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Richard Adams Trivia Questions

1. What is the name of the Sandleford warren's Chief Rabbit?

From Quiz
"Watership Down": The Novel

Answer: Threarah

Threrah, according to the novel, means "Lord Rowan Tree". He was level-headed and had a "certain self-contained detachment", but, as Bigwig said, was "rather good at making himself unpleasant". Threrah viewed Fiver's prophecy as "a piece of trivial nonsense", and perished when the warren was destroyed.

2. What is the name of the warren where the rabbits originally live?

From Quiz "Watership Down" (Novel)

Answer: Sandleford Warren

The rabbits originally lived at Sandleford but a group left because Fiver saw danger coming.

3. As the story begins, who is conducting an experiment?

From Quiz Richard Adams' "The Plague Dogs"

Answer: Dr. Boycott

Dr. Boycott, seemingly uninterested in the experiment's humane effects on the dog, was conducting a water "drowning" experiment on a black dog.

4. Who said this? "Well, I'll do it for you, Hazel, although I'll probably get my head bitten off."

From Quiz Watership Down Quotes

Answer: Bigwig

Bigwig was referring to the Threarah, who is Chief Rabbit of the Sandleford warren. And, as you probably know, he did!

5. What was the name of the poet at Cowslip's warren?

From Quiz Ya Ya, Is Many Rabbits!

Answer: Silverweed

Silverweed is a prized rabbit of this warren even though he is only a few months old.

6. Who was the first rabbit to escape from Efrafa?

From Quiz "Watership Down" by Richard Adams

Answer: 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.

7. "Chief rabbit" among those that find their way to the Down.

From Quiz Characters in Richard Adams' "Watership Down"

Answer: Hazel

Hazel, of course. A lapine Alexander the Great.

8. When rabbits speak of enemies, they often use this term.

From Quiz The Lapine Language from "Watership Down"

Answer: Elil

"...all the enemies (or elil, as they call them) of rabbits --fox, stoat, weasel, cat, owl, man, etc...."

9. What warren did Hazel and the others leave when Fiver sensed danger?

From Quiz A quiz on "Watership Down"

Answer: Sandelford warren

Kensington warren doesn't exist.

10. Why did Hazel and Fiver want to leave the warren where they were born?

From Quiz Watership Down

Answer: Fiver sensed danger

11. What is the name of the chief rabbit of the original warren?

From Quiz "Watership Down" (Novel)

Answer: The Threarah

The Threarah refused Fiver's warning of impending doom.

12. Who said this? "Kehaar'll fly you up to the moon, Hlaoroo...and you can come down on Bigwig's head like a birch branch in the frost."

From Quiz Watership Down Quotes

Answer: Bluebell

This refers to a story that Dandelion told about a time when the whole world was covered with rain but man built a giant floating hutch that held all the animals.

13. Shortly after their departure from Sandleford Warren, some of the rabbits become frustrated and feel Hazel really has no idea where he's leading them. Which characters want to leave and confront Hazel about it?

From Quiz A Quiz on "Watership Down"

Answer: Speedwell, Acorn, and Hawkbit

Bigwig convinces them to stay by chewing them out and knocking them around a little. When Hazel eventually leads them to safety, they all take back what they said and apologize for doubting him.

14. Which rabbit from the Owsla do we meet first?

From Quiz Ya Ya, Is Many Rabbits!

Answer: Toadflax

Fiver finds some Cowslip but Toadflax says "Cowslips are for Owsla and we'll eat it."

15. Considered to be the smartest rabbit among Hazel's gang.

From Quiz Characters in Richard Adams' "Watership Down"

Answer: Blackberry

Blackberry solved many difficult problems for the Watership rabbits, including how to cross water safely.

16. When the rabbits were leaving Efrafa, the fear began to turn many of them...

From Quiz The Lapine Language from "Watership Down"

Answer: Tharn

"Stupified, distraught, hypnotized with fear. But can also, in certain contexts, mean 'looking foolish,' or again 'heartbroken' or 'forlorn'"

17. Who was chief rabbit in Hazel's original warren?

From Quiz A quiz on "Watership Down"

Answer: Threarah

Threar= A rowan tree, or mountain ash. Rah= Prince, or leader.

18. What is an Owsla?

From Quiz Watership Down

Answer: ruling clique of a warren

19. At Cowslip's warren, Bigwig was caught in a snare. Which rabbit successfully dug out the snare's wooden peg?

From Quiz "Watership Down": The Novel

Answer: Fiver

Hazel and Silver - plus Buckthorn and Pipkin - dug at the peg, but Fiver was the one who dug it from the ground. Of all the rabbits at Cowslip's warren, only Strawberry had the courage to leave with the Sandleford rabbits.

20. Who are the three hutch rabbits that Hazel rescues from Nuthanger?

From Quiz "Watership Down" (Novel)

Answer: Clover, Boxwood, Haystack

They tried to get Laurel as well, but the men came and put him back in the hutch.

21. Who said this? "A water hawk!...So they hunt and eat down there, too! Don't fall in, Hlaoroo. Remember El-ahrairah and the pike."

From Quiz Watership Down Quotes

Answer: Fiver

When Pipkin and Fiver were crossing the great river, Fiver loved crossing bridges and the other rabbits were more cautious. Pipkin inquires whether the water hawk will eat him.

22. When Bigwig's first attempt to get the does out of Efrafa must be delayed a day, what does Hyzenthlay tell Bigwig she is worried about?

From Quiz A Quiz on "Watership Down"

Answer: She had told some of the does that they were leaving today and they might tell someone their secret.

The first attempt fails because Woundwort wants to talk to Bigwig and they miss their chance to escape. Hyzenthlay, who helped Bigwig orchestrate the plan, had told the does that they were leaving today and she was worried that Nelthilta and some of the others would ruin their escape by blabbing about it to the wrong people. Nelthilta in fact does just that and she is caught right before they leave the next day, almost ruining their escape.

23. What type of tree did Fiver sleep under near Cowslip's warren?

From Quiz "Watership Down" by Richard Adams

Answer: 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.

24. This rabbit was the fastest AND the best story teller.

From Quiz Characters in Richard Adams' "Watership Down"

Answer: Dandelion

Dandelion was also one of the bravest and instumental in carrying out Hazel's plan that saved the Watership warren.

25. What is the suffix used to denote a leader?

From Quiz The Lapine Language from "Watership Down"

Answer: Rah

Rah. When the group began to accept Hazel as their chief rabbit, many of them called him "Hazel-rah".

26. The rabbit they thought was the Black Rabbit of Inle turned out to be who?

From Quiz A quiz on "Watership Down"

Answer: Captain Holly

He was determined to tell Bigwig he was right.

27. How did Fiver and Pipkin get across the river?

From Quiz Watership Down

Answer: floated on wood

28. Which farm was raided by the rabbits after they moved to Watership Down?

From Quiz "Watership Down": The Novel

Answer: Nuthanger Farm

All of these farms appear on the map at the beginning of the book, although Nuthanger Farm is the only one visited by the rabbits. The raid resulted in two does being taken from captivity to Watership Down. Hazel was shot and presumed dead, but Fiver and Blackberry brought him back alive.

29. Which rabbit in Hazel's group is considered to be the cleverest?

From Quiz "Watership Down" (Novel)

Answer: Blackberry

He figures out how to cross the River Enbourne and how to escape General Woundwort using the boat.

30. Who do the dogs refer to as the Tobacco Man?

From Quiz Richard Adams' "The Plague Dogs"

Answer: Tyson

Tyson had the job of feeding the dogs their appropriate rations at the end of the day. He often smoked while doing his job and the dogs associated the smell with Tyson, thus calling him the Tobacco Man.

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