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The Wind in the Willows

 

 

 

Wind in the Willows Book Quiz

 

Test your knowledge of the book 'The Wind in the Willows' by completing the quiz below. When finished you might want to try your hand at one of our other book quizzes.

 

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1. Who wrote the book, The Wind in the Willows?
  • A. A. Milne
  • Kenneth Grahame
  • C. S. Lewis

 

2. Who does Mole meet after he loses patience with spring cleaning?
  • Rat
  • Toad
  • Badger

 

3. When Rat and Mole first meet Toad what is his main interest?
  • Rowing boats
  • Horse-drawn caravans
  • Canoes

 

4. Who lives deep underground in the Wild Wood?
  • Badger
  • Ratty
  • Foxy

 

5. What is Badger wearing when Mole and Rat first meet him?
  • Absolutely nothing!
  • Wax cotton jacket and wellington boots
  • Dressing-gown and slippers

 

6. Who is on guard duty when Toad escapes from his house arrest?
  • Rat
  • Otter
  • Rabbit

 

7. From outside which pub does Toad steal a car?
  • The Prancing Pony
  • The Green Dragon
  • The Red Lion

 

8. Who helps Toad escape from prison?
  • The gaoler's daughter
  • A gypsy
  • Ratty and Mole

 

9. Toad Hall was taken over by ... and ... while Toad was in prison.
  • Weasles and Foxes
  • Rabbits and Weasles
  • Weasles and Stoats

 

10. How do the four friends get in to Toad Hall?
  • Through a secret tunnel
  • By climbing through an unlocked window
  • By using a key Badger was given by Toad's late-father

 

 

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Selected quotes from The Wind in the Willows:

 

"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

 

 

'Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.'

 

 

 

 

 

"Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that's always changing!"

 

 

'When the girl returned, some hours later, she carried a tray, with a cup of fragrant tea steaming on it; and a plate piled up with very hot buttered toast, cut thick, very brown on both sides, with the butter running through the holes in great golden drops, like honey from the honeycomb. The smell of that buttered toast simply talked to Toad, and with no uncertain voice; talked of warm kitchens, of breakfasts on bright frosty mornings, of cosy parlour firesides on winter evenings, when one's ramble was over and slippered feet were propped on the fender, of the purring of contented cats, and the twitter of sleepy canaries.'

 

 

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