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Emil and the Great Escape




Emil and the Great Escape Book Quiz


Test your knowledge of the book 'Emil and the Great Escape' by completing the quiz below. When finished you might want to try your hand at one of our other book quizzes.



1. Who wrote the book, Emil and the Great Escape?
  • Emil Tischbein
  • Erich Kastner
  • Astrid Lindgren


2. What scratched Emil's mouth when he tried to eat it?
  • A Christmas tree
  • A fir cone
  • An acorn


3. Where does Emil live?
  • In a cabin in the forest
  • In a flat in an apartment block
  • On a farm in the countryside


4. What does Emil get stuck on his head?
  • A saucepan
  • A soup tureen
  • A colander


5. What are Emil's parents called?
  • Anton and Magda
  • Anton and Anna
  • Anton and Alma


6. What does Emil hoist up the flagpole?
  • His sister
  • A pirate flag
  • A chicken


7. Where is Emil locked in as punishment?
  • The food store
  • The tool shed
  • The cow shed


8. How does Emil earn money at the fair in Hultsfred Plain?
  • By helping the sword swallower
  • By dressing up as a clown
  • By singing the song 'My Old Grey Mare'


9. What is the thief's name?
  • Sparrow
  • Swallow
  • Hawk


10. Who is Alfred?
  • The President of the local council
  • Someone who works at the circus
  • Someone who works on his father's farm



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An excerpt from Emil and the Great Escape:


"Once upon a time there was a boy called Emil, who lived in Lonneberga. He was a harum-scarum, stubborn little chap, not as nice as you, of course, but he looked nice enough, that is to say when he wasn't screaming."







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