Boxcar Children - Mystery Of The Hidden Picture

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In their hunt for their grandma`s necklace that has been missing for years our favorite siblings discover a mysterious picture that sets off a chain of events. Below is a 20-question quiz on the boxcar children the mystery of the hidden picture. Give it a try and refresh your memory of the book.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When the children awoke to a strange noise in the house, they suspect it was a prowler in the house.  Give some details that they said proved that someone had been in the house.
  • 2. 
    What were the Alden children planning at the beginning of the story?
    • A. 

      To find the missing necklace

    • B. 

      To have a surprise birthday party for grandfather

    • C. 

      To go on vacation to Aunt Jane's

    • D. 

      Go to the store to buy bread

  • 3. 
    How did the children end up finding the painting?
    • A. 

      It was hanging on the wall

    • B. 

      It was in the boxcar

    • C. 

      Aunt Jane brought showed it to them

    • D. 

      It was in the attic with the dress up clothes

  • 4. 
    Why was the painting hidden?
    • A. 

      Grandfather didn't like it

    • B. 

      Grandfather put it away when the necklace was stolen

    • C. 

      Grandmother didn't like it

    • D. 

      Grandmother dies, and it made grandfather sad

  • 5. 
    Who was the first person the children questioned about the necklace?
    • A. 

      Mr. Mason

    • B. 

      Aunt Jane

    • C. 

      Mrs. Harkins

    • D. 

      The Police

  • 6. 
    Why do the children keep their investigation a secret from grandfather?
    • A. 

      Grandfather dislikes mysteries.

    • B. 

      Grandfather wouldn't approve.

    • C. 

      Grandfather might be disappointed if they didn't find the necklace.

    • D. 

      Grandfather was too busy to worry about the children.

  • 7. 
    Why do the children go to visit Aunt Jane?
    • A. 

      They miss her.

    • B. 

      They wanted her help to solve the mystery.

    • C. 

      They wanted to get away from Grandfather because he was grumpy.

    • D. 

      They wanted to question someone in her town about the mystery.

  • 8. 
    What happens to the drawing that Violet leaves with Mr. Mason?
    • A. 

      Mr. Mason threw it away.

    • B. 

      The cleaning crew moved it.

    • C. 

      Mr. Mason used it for an exhibit

    • D. 

      We never find out.

  • 9. 
    The children suspect someone is following them in the car.  Who is it?
    • A. 

      Aunt Jane

    • B. 

      Mrs. Harkins

    • C. 

      Mr. Mason

    • D. 

      Grandfather

  • 10. 
    Why does Mrs. Newton's daughter try to interupt during the children's visit?
    • A. 

      Mrs. Newton's daughter didn't want her mother to tell the truth

    • B. 

      Mrs. Newton's daughter wanted her mother to tell the truth

    • C. 

      Mrs. Newton needed to rest

    • D. 

      Mrs. Newton's daughter needed to leave and wanted to say goodbye to her mother.

  • 11. 
    How did the Alden children find Laura Garrison's phone number?
    • A. 

      She gave it to them when she phoned earlier.

    • B. 

      They called everyone with the same last name from local towns.

    • C. 

      They asked Aunt Jane to find it.

    • D. 

      They called Mr. Mason and asked for her number.

  • 12. 
    When Laura Garrison phoned the children, she told them to stay away form her mother and give up on finding the necklace.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    After Laura Garrison didn't show up at the house, the children decide that they should give up on solving this mystery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    When the children meet up with Laura at the ice cream shop, she refuses to talk to them and sends them home.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Who shows up at the Alden's with the necklace?
    • A. 

      The children and Aunt Jane

    • B. 

      Mrs. Barstow and Laura

    • C. 

      Mrs. Newton and Mr. Mason

    • D. 

      Mrs. Newton and Laura

  • 16. 
    Mrs. Newton feels really bad for keeping the necklace from the rightful owner for all of these years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Who had stolen the necklace form Grandfather's house?
    • A. 

      Mr. Mason

    • B. 

      Mrs. Newton's son

    • C. 

      Mrs. Newton's daughter

    • D. 

      Aunt Jane

  • 18. 
    When Grandfather learns what the children have been up to, he is absolutely furious with them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    When Mrs. Newton returns the necklace - Grandfather has her sone arrested for theft.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    When Mrs. Newton returned the necklace, grandfather gave it to _________________.
  • 21. 
    When Mrs. Newton returned the necklace, grandfather gave it to _________________.
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