Children's Literature Trivia Quiz

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10 multiple choice questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Children's Literature? 
    • A. 

      Books written by award winning authors

    • B. 

      Books written for children meeting high literary standards

    • C. 

      Books with lots of pictures.

  • 2. 
    How many categories can children's books fall into? 
    • A. 

      One .

    • B. 

      Three. Early, Young, and Advanced

    • C. 

      Two, Textbook and Trade book.

  • 3. 
    Who was the first printer of books? 
    • A. 

      John Amos Comenius, 1657

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin, 1746

    • C. 

      William Caxton, 1440

  • 4. 
    What is the academic value of children's literature? 
    • A. 

      Opportunity to foster language development.

    • B. 

      Exposure to common vocabulary and writing styles.

    • C. 

      An opportunity for publishers to make a quick dollar off teachers.

  • 5. 
    What are chapbooks? 
    • A. 

      The first picture books created.

    • B. 

      Books full of action and adventure.

    • C. 

      Books containing alphabets, numbers and illustrations.

  • 6. 
    In the history of children's books 
    • A. 

      Mother Goose wrote most of them

    • B. 

      They were found in the wealthiest of children's homes.

    • C. 

      Portrayed children as victims without a future.

  • 7. 
    Children's books bring...
    • A. 

      An opportunity for children to use their imagination.

    • B. 

      Parents a way to punish the children.

    • C. 

      A great way to keep children occupied while you are busy.

  • 8. 
    Children ages 0-2 enjoy story books with simple plots. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Children's literature are not books about childhood that are told in a nostalgic form.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Young adults (children 9-14) read literature that help them find themselves and important situations. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The  _________ had three folding cardboard leaves. 
  • 12. 
    John Amos Comenius prepared what is described today as ________________.
  • 13. 
    ________________ spans from the infant state until adolescence. 
  • 14. 
    Children's literature  was taken seriously until the nineteenth century.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    John Newbery was an English publisher who saw the _____________ as a potential consumer of books. 
  • 16. 
    Children between the ages of 4-7 are at a _______________ where they will begin to enjoy or dislike reading.
  • 17. 
    Children between the ages of 7 and 9 are...
    • A. 

      Solidifying their reading ability.

    • B. 

      Enjoy reading long books that challenge them.

    • C. 

      Gaining independence and determining their point of view.

  • 18. 
    Hornbooks were full of entertaining pictures that held children's attention for hours
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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