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The Railway Children Book Quiz


Put your knowledge of the book 'The Railway Children' to the test 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 children's book, 'The Railway Children'?
  • Enid Blyton
  • Edith Nesbit
  • Robert Louis Stevenson


2. Where do the family live at the beginning of the story?
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • London


3. Why is the father imprisoned?
  • He is accused of murder
  • He is involved in some sort of corruption
  • He is accused of spying


4. What is the name of the house they move into in Yorkshire?
  • The Three Chimneys
  • The Three Horseshoes
  • The Three Cuckoos


5. What is the family's last name (surname) in the book?
  • Waterbury
  • Waterstone
  • It isn't mentioned in the book


6. Who is the oldest of the children?
  • Roberta
  • Peter
  • Phyllis


7. Where does the mother tell the children their father is?
  • He has taken a well paid job in another country
  • He has been falsely imprisoned
  • He has had to go away on business


8. What time is the train that they usually see the old gentleman on?
  • 9.15 am
  • 11.15 am
  • 6.15 pm


9. What is the name of the Russian exile?
  • Krzyszczyk
  • Ratajczak
  • Szczepansky


10. What happens to Jim, the grandson of the Old Gentleman?
  • He breaks his leg
  • He sprains his ankle
  • He pulls a leg muscle



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Selected quotes from The Railway Children:


"Open my present. It's crayons. If you don't want them, I'll have them!"



Don't ask me no questions and I won't tell you no lies," the red-headed Ruth replied. "You'll know soon enough."



"Oh!" said Roberta, drawing a long breath; "it was like a great dragon tearing by. Did you feel it fan us with its hot wings?" "I suppose a dragon's lair might look very like that tunnel from the outside," said Phyllis."








"I'd like to marry a lady who had trances, and only woke up once or twice a year."



"Girls are just as clever as boys, and don't you forget it!"



"It's an odd thing - the softer and more easily hurt a woman is the better she can screw herself up to do what has to be done."



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