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The Borrowers




The Borrowers Book Quiz


Test your knowledge of the book 'The Borrowers' 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, 'The Borrowers'?
  • Mary Poppins
  • Mary Berry
  • Mary Norton


2. Where do the borrowers live in the house?
  • The attic
  • Under the floorboards
  • In a cupboard


3. Why did other borrower families leave the house?
  • The problems with damp and mildew
  • There was less food and other things to be had
  • Noisy neighbours


4. When do think the story is set?
  • The early 1900s
  • The late 1940s
  • The early 1970s


5. Where did Mrs May live as a child?
  • In Germany
  • In South Africa
  • In India


6. What does Great Aunt Sophy drink every evening?
  • Madeira wine
  • Hot chocolate
  • Lady Grey tea


7. What happened to the cat that Mrs Driver sent after the borrowers?
  • It lost interest and went to sleep
  • It was chased off by the rat catcher's dogs
  • It was distracted by a mouse and chased that instead


8. What is the borrower family's last name (surname)?
  • Clock
  • Crampfurl
  • May


9. What is the boy's name?
  • Pod
  • John
  • It is not mentioned


10. How old is Arrietty?
  • 10
  • 13
  • 15



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An excerpt from The Borrowers:


"It was Mrs. May who first told me about them. No, not me. How could it have been me - a wild, untidy, self-willed little girl who stared with angry eyes and was said to crunch her teeth? Kate, she should have been called. Yes, that was it - Kate. Not that it matters much either way: she barely comes into the story"







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