Christmas quiz

To celebrate the last week of term and the run up to a well-deserved break for everyone, here is a Christmas quiz.  There are three sections: a picture round, a school stories round, and a connections round.  Cheese and wine, anyone?


Cats have nine lives, we’re told.  Can you name these nine cats?

























Where do (or did) these pupils attend school?

  1. Darrell Rivers
  2. Billy Bunter
  3. Mildred Hubble
  4. Harry, Ron, and Hermione
  5. Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells




What (or who) links:

  1. A Kid in my Class, by Rachel Rooney with The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman?
  2. Varjak Paw (S.F.Said) with The Wolves in the Walls (Neil Gaiman)?
  3. I Talk like a River (Jordan Scott) with Footpath Flowers (JonArno Lawson)?
  4. The Colour of Home by Mary Hoffman with The Colour Thief by Andrew Fusek Peters (yes, they both have the word ‘colour’ in the title, but there’s another link.  Can you get it?)
  5. Tadpole’s Promise (Jeanne Willis) with Miss Dirt the Dustman’s Daughter (Allan Ahlberg)?
  6. Super Daisy and Eat Your Peas – both by Kes Gray, with The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson?
  7. You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! (Andy Stanton) with Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots (Michael Rosen)?
  8. Sam and Dave Dig a Hole (Mac Barnett) with The Dark (Lemony Snickett)?
  9. All of these classic picture books: My Two Grannies by Floella Benjamin; Pass the Jam, Jim by Kaye Umansky; The Man whose Mother was a Pirate by Margaret Mahy; and The Tale of Mucky Mabel by Jeanne Willis?







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  1. Answers
    Name the cats
    1. Atticus Claw (written by Jennifer Gray, illustrated by Mark Ecob)
    2. Mog (written and illustrated by Judith Kerr)
    3. Mog (of Meg and Mog, written by Helen Nicholl and illustrated by Jan Pienkowski)
    4. Fred (Posy Simmonds)
    5. Varjak Paw (S.F.Said, ill. Dave McKean)
    6. Tabby McTat (Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler)
    7. Tantrum O’Furrily (Cressida Cowell, Mark Nicholas)
    8. Six Dinner Sid (Inga Moore)
    9. Mr Wuffles (David Wiesner)

    1. Malory Towers
    2. Greyfriars
    3. Miss Cackle’s Academy
    4. Hogwarts
    5. Deepdean School

    What links?
    In each case, it’s the illustrator.
    1. Chris Riddell
    2. Dave McKean
    3. Sydney Smith
    4. Karin Littlewood
    5. Tony Ross
    6. Nick Sharratt
    7. David Tazzyman
    8. Jon Klassen
    9. Margaret Chamberlain

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