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Swallows and Amazons

 

 

 

Swallows and Amazons Book Quiz

 

Test your knowledge of the book 'Swallows and Amazons' 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, Swallows and Amazons?
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Arthur Ransome

 

2. What are the names of the Walker children?
  • John, Susan, Titty and Roger
  • John, Peggy, Titty and Roger
  • John, Nancy, Titty and Roger

 

3. What is the name of the dinghy sailed by the Blackett children?
  • Amazon
  • Swallow
  • Mavis

 

4. Who do the children call Captain Flint?
  • The leader of a gang of criminals
  • A dog belonging to a relative
  • The Blacketts' uncle James

 

5. Who lets off a firework on the houseboat roof?
  • Nancy and Peggy
  • Susan and Titty
  • Peggy and Susan

 

6. Who is the captain of the Swallow?
  • Roger Walker
  • Nancy Blackett
  • John Walker

 

7. Who are seen working in the wood?
  • Charcoal burners
  • Mushroom pickers
  • Lumberjacks from Scotland

 

8. What word do the children use to describe ginger beer and lemonade?
  • Pemmican
  • Grog
  • Scrumpy

 

9. Where do the children hear suspicious voices coming from?
  • Cormorant Island
  • Wild Cat Island
  • Another dinghy on the lake

 

10. Who is given Turner's green parrot as a reward?
  • Vicky
  • Titty
  • Kitty

 

 

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Selected quotations from Swallows and Amazons:

 

"The island had come to seem one of those places seen from the train that belong to a life in which we shall never take part."

 

 

 

 

"The hills had been there before Captain Flint. They would be there for ever. That, somehow was comforting."

 

 

 

 

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