The Thirty-nine Steps Quiz

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Reading a novel is not just for interest, but it also expands your perspective to see the world. Would you like to play "The Thirty Nine-Steps quiz" that we have designed here for you? As you must have already known by the title, the quiz is based on the very famous novel The Thirty-Nine Steps, which is an adventure novel written by Scottish author John Buchan. You will easily pass the quiz if you have read this novel and memorized it. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What or who was "Kent"?
    • A. 

      An evil German spy

    • B. 

      Hannay's ally

    • C. 

      A place in England where Hannay and his men looked for German spies.

    • D. 

      A part of Germany where the spies come from.

  • 2. 
    When Hannay goes into the house with the fat man, the old man, and the thin man, they ___________ for half an hour.
    • A. 

      Argue

    • B. 

      Shoot guns at each other

    • C. 

      Punch each other

    • D. 

      Play cards

  • 3. 
    Why are the thirty-nine steps important?
    • A. 

      Richard Hannay takes exactly thirty-nine steps before he dies.

    • B. 

      There are thirty-nine steps in Germany's plan to start a war with England.

    • C. 

      There are thirty-nine steps between Karolides and his killer at the end of the book.

    • D. 

      There are thirty-nine steps on the stairway from the German spies' cottage to their boat.

  • 4. 
    That fat German spy pretended to be _____________ the day before Hannay found him.
    • A. 

      Richard Hannay

    • B. 

      Franklin Scudder

    • C. 

      The Prime Minister of England

    • D. 

      Lord Alloa

  • 5. 
    In the end, Hannay finished his mission because he was ____________.
    • A. 

      Angry

    • B. 

      In love

    • C. 

      Clever

    • D. 

      Persistent

  • 6. 
    What was true about Julia Czechenyi? Check all that are true.
    • A. 

      She was Scudder's enemy.

    • B. 

      Her name helped Hannay understand Scudder's secret code.

    • C. 

      She was Scudder's wife.

    • D. 

      She helped the Americans in the end.

  • 7. 
    What was true about the innkeeper? Check all that are true.
    • A. 

      He is a German spy.

    • B. 

      He helps Richard Hannay.

    • C. 

      He is young.

    • D. 

      He is interested in adventure.

  • 8. 
    How does Hannay know when he has found Scudder's enemy? Check all that are true.
    • A. 

      The man has a voice like a young man's.

    • B. 

      Hannay knows the man's name.

    • C. 

      The man has half-closed eyes, like a bird.

    • D. 

      The man has a tattoo of a cross on his arm.

  • 9. 
    When Hannay and his men are looking for the German spies, what kinds of people are they looking for? Check all that are true.
    • A. 

      A fat man

    • B. 

      A thin man

    • C. 

      An old man

    • D. 

      A young man

  • 10. 
    What are some words that describe Richard Hannay? Check all that are true.
    • A. 

      Smart

    • B. 

      Careful

    • C. 

      Angry

    • D. 

      Old

  • 11. 
    The milkman was actually a German spy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Hannay is happy to see the airplane when he is driving in Scotland.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The words "black stone" and the song "Annie Laurie" help Hannay and the other spies know each other.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Sir Walter immediately believes Hannay's story that the Germans are trying to start a war.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Richard Hannay sometimes lies to get what he wants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Richard Hannay is never good at pretending to be someone he isn't.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Who is Karolides, and why do the Germans want to kill him?
    • A. 

      He is the Prime Minister of Germany, and the Britons want to kill him.

    • B. 

      He is the British Prime Minster, and the Germans want to kill him.

    • C. 

      He is the British Prime Minister, and Richard Hannay wants to kill him.

    • D. 

      He is the Greek Prime Minister, and the Germans want to kill him.

  • 18. 
    At the beginning of the story, what is the relationship between Richard Hannay and Franklin Scudder?
    • A. 

      Scudder is an American spy, and Hannay and Scudder are enemies.

    • B. 

      Scudder is a German spy, and he is helping Hanny.

    • C. 

      Scudder is an America, and Hannay helps protect him from the Germans.

    • D. 

      Scudder is a Greek, and Hannay is trying to kill him.

  • 19. 
    Why didn't Hannay tell the police after Scudder died?
    • A. 

      Because Hannay killed Scudder

    • B. 

      Because Hannay didn't know Scudder died

    • C. 

      Because Hannay was Scudder's enemy

    • D. 

      Because Hannay didn't want the police to think that he killed Scudder

  • 20. 
    How does Sir Harry help Hannay when he is pretending to be an Australian?
    • A. 

      He gives Hannay a gun to fight against the Germans.

    • B. 

      He helps Hannay get back to Australia.

    • C. 

      He sends Hannay to his uncle, a member of the British government.

    • D. 

      He understands Scudder's code and helps Hannay understand it himself.

  • 21. 
    Why was "Specky" the Roadman important?
    • A. 

      He helped fix the road that Hannay needed to drive on.

    • B. 

      He was actually a British spy that helped Hannay get into Germany.

    • C. 

      Hannay used the Roadman's clothes as a disguise.

    • D. 

      The Roadman gives Hannay all the money he needs to get back to England.

  • 22. 
    How does Hannay escape from the farmhouse?
    • A. 

      He shoots the men holding him and runs away.

    • B. 

      He convinces the men that he is not Hannay, and they let him go.

    • C. 

      German spies rescue him.

    • D. 

      He uses dynamite to blow a hole in the wall.

  • 23. 
    Why doesn't the man in the farmhouse kill Hannay?
    • A. 

      He is afraid that the police will catch him.

    • B. 

      He is afraid that the German spies will catch him.

    • C. 

      He is not sure who Hannay is and doesn't want to kill the wrong man.

    • D. 

      He is afraid that Hannay will survive and kill him himself.

  • 24. 
    After he escapes from the farmhouse, why is a stone birdhouse helpful to Hannay?
    • A. 

      He finds a map of a German spy camp there.

    • B. 

      He finds more dynamite there.

    • C. 

      He finds the last part of Scudder's code there, which allows him to finally read Scudder's notebook.

    • D. 

      He is able to hide there for quite a while.

  • 25. 
    After he left the farmhouse, why did Hannay get sick?
    • A. 

      He went a long time without food.

    • B. 

      He was poisoned by the old man at the farmhouse.

    • C. 

      He had an illness that he got in Africa that sometimes came back to him.

    • D. 

      He was only pretending to be ill to fool his enemies.

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