Children's Literature Quotation Quiz
All quotations appear in Quotation Index to Children's Literature
by Melanie Axel-Lute.
1. Winnie the Pooh, in the book by A. A. Milne
2. Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
3. The Lorax, from the book by Dr. Seuss
4. Ping (a duck), in The Story about Ping, by Marjorie Flack
5. Harriet the Spy, in the book by Louise Fitzhugh
6. Pollyanna, in the book by Eleanor Porter
7. a glass of milk, from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,
- 1. Who said "Time for a little something"?
- 2. What book begins "Christmas won't be Christmas
without any presents"?
- 3. Who "speaks for the trees"?
- 4. Who lived "on a boat with two wise eyes on the
- 5. Who had a governess called Ole Golly?
- 6. Who played the "just being glad" game?
- 7. If you give a mouse a cookie, what is he going to
- 8. Who had "hair the color of a carrot, braided in two
tight braids that stuck straight out"?
- 9. Identify the sources of these lines:
A. God knows what was in that bed; but it was something
hard, and I'm black and blue all over.
B. It was the terrible tick-tock of the crocodile.
C. the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River
D. Let the wild rumpus start!
E. We are going to swim all together like the biggest fish in the sea.
- 10. Finish the quotes:
A. I'm really a very good man, but I'm a very bad -----.
B. Hundreds of ----, thousands of ----,
Millions and billions and trillions of ----.
C. My mom says some days are like that. Even in ----.
D. There is nothing-absolutely nothing-half so much worth doing as simply ----.
E. You are not a boat, or a plane, or a Snort! You are a bird, and you are ----.
by Laura Joffe Numeroff
8. Pippi Longstocking, from the book by Astrid Lindgren
9.A. "The Princess and the Pea," by Hans Christian Andersen
9.B. Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie
9.C. "The Elephant's Child," from Just-So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
9.D. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
9.E. Swimmy, by Leo Lionni
10.A. wizard. From The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
10.B. cats. From Millions of Cats, by Wanda Gag
10.C. Australia. From Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good,
Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst
10.D. messing about in boats. From Wind in the Willows,
by Kenneth Grahame
10.E. my mother. From Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman
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