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The book is about a young boy, referred to as "Buddy," and his older cousin, who is unnamed in the story but is called Sook in later adaptations. The boy is the narrator, and his older is his best friend. Test your knowledge of the story by answering he quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the author of this story?
    • A. 

      Harper Lee

    • B. 

      Truman Capote

    • C. 

      Edgar Allan Poe

    • D. 

      Buddy Johnson

  • 2. 
    What is the setting for this story?
    • A. 

      Late November, in the South, the Depression

    • B. 

      Early spring, in New York, the 1960s

    • C. 

      End of summer, in Wisconsin, the 1800s

  • 3. 
    What does Buddy's friend exclaim at the beginning of the story that indicates it is time for them to get busy on their yearly ritual?
    • A. 

      "Winter's comin'!"

    • B. 

      "Christmas is comin'!"

    • C. 

      "It's fruitcake weather!"

    • D. 

      "Time for Christmas!"

  • 4. 
    How many cakes did Buddy's friend plan to bake?
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      31

    • C. 

      32

    • D. 

      33

  • 5. 
    For whom did they decide to add an additonal cake?
    • A. 

      The preacher

    • B. 

      The President

    • C. 

      Haha Jones

    • D. 

      Laffy Reynolds

  • 6. 
    Buddy's friend calls him "Buddy"
    • A. 

      Because he is her friend.

    • B. 

      In memory of a friend who died.

    • C. 

      Because that is his name.

    • D. 

      Because she can never remember his name.

  • 7. 
    What do the two friends use to haul things around in?
    • A. 

      A wagon

    • B. 

      A wheelbarrow

    • C. 

      A baby buggy

    • D. 

      A shopping cart

  • 8. 
    Who is Queenie?
    • A. 

      Buddy's aunt

    • B. 

      The dog

    • C. 

      Buddy's little sister

    • D. 

      Their cat

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is one of the ways Buddy and his friend earn money?
    • A. 

      Entering contests

    • B. 

      Having bake sales

    • C. 

      Shining shoes

    • D. 

      Cleaning fireplaces

  • 10. 
    Why was their Fun and Freak Museum forced to close?
    • A. 

      They got into trouble

    • B. 

      The chicken died

    • C. 

      They were using a stolen chicken

    • D. 

      They were charging too much

  • 11. 
    What is the one thing that their money is used for other than making fruitcakes?
    • A. 

      Treats for their dog

    • B. 

      Chewing gum for Buddy

    • C. 

      Birthday presents for their friends

    • D. 

      Tickets for the picture show for Buddy

  • 12. 
    Which coin in "the liveliest coin"?
    • A. 

      Fifty-cent pieces

    • B. 

      Quarters

    • C. 

      Dimes

    • D. 

      Nickels

  • 13. 
    How did Buddy and his friends earn pennies?
    • A. 

      Selling fruitcakes

    • B. 

      Killing flies

    • C. 

      Picking flowers

    • D. 

      Walking dogs

  • 14. 
    Why do Buddy and his friend throw a penny out the window?
    • A. 

      According to Buddy's calculations, they had $13 and 13 is an unlucky number.

    • B. 

      They like to help people, and there might be a homeless person passing by in need of money.

    • C. 

      The change purse is becoming too full.

  • 15. 
    The most expensive ingredient in the fruitcakes is
    • A. 

      Sugar

    • B. 

      Whiskey

    • C. 

      Fruit

    • D. 

      Pecans

  • 16. 
    How did Mr. Haha get his name?
    • A. 

      He is happy all the time.

    • B. 

      He is very gloomy.

    • C. 

      He likes to make jokes all the time.

    • D. 

      His face always looks like he is smiling, even when he is not.

  • 17. 
    How do Buddy and his friend pay Mr. Haha for the whiskey?
    • A. 

      Dimes and nickels and pennies

    • B. 

      They make him a fruitcake

    • C. 

      They kill flies in his dancing cafe

  • 18. 
    Why does Buddy think his friend makes cakes for people who are essentially strangers?
    • A. 

      She lives too far out to get to know people

    • B. 

      She is too shy to make friends other than Buddy

    • C. 

      She doesn't like anyone

    • D. 

      She never leaves the house and can't make friends

  • 19. 
    What does Buddy's friend do that makes the other people who live in the house very angry?
    • A. 

      Puts up a Christmas tree

    • B. 

      Makes a huge mess in the kitchen

    • C. 

      Steals money to buy stamps to mail the fruitcakes

    • D. 

      Gets Buddy drunk

  • 20. 
    What does Buddy remind his friend of that makes her cheer up and stop crying?
    • A. 

      Their fruitcakes are going to make so many people happy.

    • B. 

      They are planning to go and cut a tree tomorrow for Christmas.

    • C. 

      The rest of the house will hear her and they will be in trouble again.

    • D. 

      They have money left over after making the fruitcakes.

  • 21. 
    How tall should a Christmas tree be, according to Buddy's friend?
    • A. 

      Four feet tall

    • B. 

      Twice as tall as a boy

    • C. 

      Half as tall as she is

    • D. 

      Too tall for Queenie to reach

  • 22. 
    What proves just  how proud Buddy and his friend are of their tree?
    • A. 

      They wait until dark to walk back home so no one will see them and try to steal it.

    • B. 

      They walk five miles out of the way to keep people from seeing it.

    • C. 

      They refuse to sell it to the mill owner's wife.

  • 23. 
    What doe Buddy give to his friend for Christmas?
    • A. 

      Ermine tails

    • B. 

      Chocolate covered cherries

    • C. 

      A radio

    • D. 

      A kite

  • 24. 
    What does Buddy's friend give him for Christmas?
    • A. 

      A bike

    • B. 

      A kite

    • C. 

      A fruitcake

    • D. 

      A pocket watch

  • 25. 
    Why does Queenie stand looking up at the tree?
    • A. 

      It is so shiny.

    • B. 

      There is a bone hidden in it for her.

    • C. 

      She thinks there is a cat in there.

    • D. 

      They have decorated it with food items.

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