Quiz about The Scariest Books Youll Ever Read
Quiz about The Scariest Books Youll Ever Read

The Scariest Books You'll Ever Read Quiz

Strange, scary creatures have invaded your favourite books! Can you help fix the titles of these books by choosing the correct word to replace the MONSTERS that have taken over?

A matching quiz by reedy. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Dec 03 21
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. "The Tale of Peter WEREWOLF" by Beatrix Potter  
2. "Mrs. Frisby and the GHOSTS of NIMH" by Robert C. O'Brien  
3. "The Girl Who Loved Wild DRAGONS" by Paul Goble  
4. "The Music of GHOULS" by Karen Hesse  
5. "Hotel for MUMMIES" by Lois Duncan  
6. "Mr. Popper's POLTERGEISTS" by Richard and Florence Atwater  
7. "The OGRE and the Motorcycle" by Beverly Cleary  
8. "A VAMPIRE Called Paddington" by Michael Bond  
9. "The ZOMBIE, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis  
10. "Fantastic Mr BIGFOOT" by Roald Dahl  

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "The Tale of Peter WEREWOLF" by Beatrix Potter

Answer: Rabbit

"The Tale of Peter Rabbit" has been around since 1901 and is still a popular children's book. Over the last more than 100 years it has sold more than 45 million copies!

Both written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" follows the misadventures of the young and mischievous Peter as he ventures into the forbidden territory of Mr. McGregor's vegetable garden. His three older sisters (Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail) are good girls and follow the rules, and in the end, everyone receives their just rewards for their choices.
2. "Mrs. Frisby and the GHOSTS of NIMH" by Robert C. O'Brien

Answer: Rats

Written by Robert C. O'Brien and illustrated by Zena Bernstein, "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" (1971) tells the story of a group of laboratory rats who have become literate and have established a society of their own, including technologies such as heat, lighting and elevators. They help a field mouse (Mrs. Frisby) who must move her home to save it from destruction by the local farmer... her son is too ill to move (pneumonia), and this is the only way.

The children's book won the Newbery Medal in 1972 and was adapted to an animated film in 1982 with the title "The Secret of NIMH".
3. "The Girl Who Loved Wild DRAGONS" by Paul Goble

Answer: Horses

"The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses" was published in 1978 and was both written and illustrated by Paul Goble. And he won the Caldecott Medal for Illustration for his work.

The story follows a Native American girl who loves horses and takes care of the ones that her tribe uses to hunt buffalo. When a storm causes the horses to stampede, the girl is carried along with them. She ends up choosing to stay with the herd in the wild, until one day she is caught and forced to come home. But she only sickens and gets weaker with her people, and she convinces them to let her return to the herd. I won't give away the ending.
4. "The Music of GHOULS" by Karen Hesse

Answer: Dolphins

"The Music of Dolphins", written by Karen Hesse and published in 1996, is the (fictional) story of a girl raised by dolphins who is 'rescued' and brought to a research facility to help her integrate with human society. She progresses well, but eventually yearns to return to the dolphins.

While not a true story, it is based on the experiences observed of actual feral children. Hesse writes the story from the perspective of the girl Mila, changing the writing style and level of vocabulary to reflect the different stages the girl goes through in her learning and understanding.
5. "Hotel for MUMMIES" by Lois Duncan

Answer: Dogs

Lois Duncan published "Hotel for Dogs" in 1971 with illustrations by Leonard Shortall. It was adapted for film in 2009 and has since spawned two sequels "News for Dogs" (2009) and "Movie for Dogs" (2010).

In the original "Hotel for Dogs" story, Andi Walker and her brother Bruce find themselves in a temporary living situation with their aunt, who is allergic to dogs. Because of this, they have to leave their dog Bebe with another family. But Andi's love for dogs can't be quelled, and they begin to care for stray dogs, using an abandoned house across from their aunt's, in secret.

Interestingly, the book was re-released in 2008 in preparation for the upcoming film with different character names (to match the film adaptation).
6. "Mr. Popper's POLTERGEISTS" by Richard and Florence Atwater

Answer: Penguins

"Mr. Popper's Penguins" was published by husband and wife team Richard and Florence Atwater in 1938 with illustrations by Robert Lawson. It was adapted in 2011 as a movie starring Jim Carrey.

The story is about Mr. Popper and his family and how they come into possession of a penguin after Mr. Popper writes to a polar explorer. They keep the penguin in the icebox, but after time it begins to exhibit poor health. Contacting a local zoo, they end up with another (female this time) penguin and companionship seems to do the trick. Before too long, they have ten more penguins to feed, making for a 'cool' dozen. But, they have to find some way to support the costs involved.
7. "The OGRE and the Motorcycle" by Beverly Cleary

Answer: Mouse

"The Mouse and the Motorcycle" (1965) was written by Beverly Cleary and illustrated by Louis Darling. Cleary also wrote two sequels: "Runaway Ralph" (1970) and "Ralph S. Mouse" (1982) before her original story was adapted into a film in 1986.

In the story, Ralph is a young mouse in the Mountain View Inn in California that befriends a boy (Keith) who is vacationing there. Ralph loves to go fast and wants to live dangerously, and he is able to do this when Keith lets him use his red toy motorcycle. Adventures ensue, and not all with good outcomes, but Ralph learns that sometimes you have to risk everything for a friend.
8. "A VAMPIRE Called Paddington" by Michael Bond

Answer: Bear

"A Bear Called Paddington" was published by Michael Bond in 1958 as a collection of stories about a bear (from 'darkest Peru') found at Paddington Station in London. The Brown family adopts him and we learn of his many adventures adapting to life in London and civilization.

Many more books about Paddington Bear have been written, various television adaptations have been aired, and a movie franchise began in 2014 with "Paddington".
9. "The ZOMBIE, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis

Answer: Lion

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" was published in 1950 by C.S. Lewis (and illustrated by Pauline Baynes), introducing us to "The Chronicles of Narnia". Although it was the first book written in the seven-book series, it falls as the second, chronologically. The story has been adapted many times across different media, from radio and television to the stage and to the big screen.

When siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are evacuated from London during the Blitz, Lucy discovers a magic doorway to the world of Narnia, which is under the rule of the evil 'White Witch' and where it is always winter but never Christmas. The children are named by the inhabitants as 'sons of Adam' and 'daughters of Eve' and are hailed as saviours come to defeat the White Witch.

The story is a famous allegory for Christianity with the messianic sacrifice of Aslan to redeem Edmund for his betrayal and to save the world.
10. "Fantastic Mr BIGFOOT" by Roald Dahl

Answer: Fox

Written by Roald Dahl with illustrations by Donald Chaffin, "Fantastic Mr Fox" was first published in 1970 and has since been adapted for the stage and for film, and even as an opera!

"Fantastic Mr Fox" tells the tale of the wily fox and his family as they subsist off the spoils taken from three nasty (but stupid) farmers named Boggis, Bunce and Bean. But while they may be dumb, they are persistent, and they hatch a plan to root Mr Fox and his family out of their den. Despite being cornered, Mr Fox still manages to burrow out of trouble and (with help from many other animals in the community) continue raiding the farms of the three men.
Source: Author reedy

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