Kidlit Trivia #2 – Newbery edition

1. Taran, hero of the Prydain Chroncles and Newbery winner The High King, is an assistant pig keeper. What is the name of the pig? Hint: not Wilbur.
2. Why would you want a “Wheel on a School” anyway?
3.  Which Newberry winner begins “Robin drew the coverlet close about his head and turned his face to the wall?” Hint: Not “Batman: Summer of the Swan.”
4. Who wrote “Ways to Amuse a Dog?” Hint: “Ways to Amuse a Dog” is not a Newberry winner.
5.Which Newberry winner is set in Fitzgibbon’s vegetable garden?
6. What card game is played in “From the Mixed Up Files…?” Hint: He cheated.
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7. Gay Neck is a
a) horse
b) cat
c) pigeon
d) rat
e) water buffalo
8. In what Newbery-winning book do children bounce their balls to the same rhythm?
9. You know Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter, but Patrolman M’Gonegal is from which Newbery Winner? His beat is Bryant Park.
10. Which Newbery winner is a favorite of the Qwikpick Adventure Society? Hint: One of the characters was named after the author of this book.
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  1. 1. Taran, hero of the Prydain Chroncles and Newbery winner The High King, is an assistant pig keeper. What is the name of the pig? HEN WEN

    2. Why would you want a “Wheel on a School” anyway? IT’S STORK-FRIENDLY

    3. Which Newberry winner begins “Robin drew the coverlet close about his head and turned his face to the wall?” THE DOOR IN THE WALL

    4. Who wrote “Ways to Amuse a Dog?” MR. HENSHAW

    5.Which Newberry winner is set in Fitzgibbon’s vegetable garden? MRS> FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH

    6. What card game is played in “From the Mixed Up Files…?” WAR

    7. Gay Neck is a
    PIGEON

    8. In what Newbery-winning book do children bounce their balls to the same rhythm? WRINKLE IN TIME

    9. You know Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter, but Patrolman M’Gonegal is from which Newbery Winner? ROLLER SKATES

    10. Which Newbery winner is a favorite of the Qwikpick Adventure Society? Dave Raskin is named for Ellen Raskin, author of THE WESTING GAME

  2. 6 out of 10 … I guess I need to freshen up on my Newbery winning books.

    On a related note … last summer, when I read the Prydain Chronicles to my sons, my younger son (9) looked at “The High King,” with its medallion pressed onto the front, and declared that it was marked as “the best book ever!” He agreed that it deserved the award.

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