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Have you read "The Railway Children" book? Are you ready for the quiz based on the same book? Go for it, then! The Railway Children is a children's book that Edith Nesbit writes. The book was originally serialized in The London Magazine around 1905. This famous story was published in book form that same year. It has been adapted for visual media several times, of which the 1970 film version is the most popular. Let's see if you really know the book well or not.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Mrs. Viney is  ______________.

    • A.

      A woman from the village who sold mother the white house

    • B.

      A woman from the village who made dinner and cleaned the white house for mother on the first night they arrived

    • C.

      A woman from the village who stole all of the items from the white house before mother and the children arrived the first night.

    • D.

      A woman from the village who watched the children in the white house until mother arrived

    Correct Answer
    B. A woman from the village who made dinner and cleaned the white house for mother on the first night they arrived
  • 2. 

    Peter received a  ________________ for his birthday.

    • A.

      Train

    • B.

      Car

    • C.

      Candy

    • D.

      Book

    Correct Answer
    A. Train
    Explanation
    Peter received a train for his birthday.

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  • 3. 

    Where and when did mother finally find the dinner from the first night in the white house?

    • A.

      In a room behind a door in the living room

    • B.

      In the kitchen, in a cupboard

    • C.

      In a room behind a door in the kitchen

    • D.

      In a box under the table in the kitchen

    Correct Answer
    C. In a room behind a door in the kitchen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "In a room behind a door in the kitchen". This suggests that the mother found the dinner from the first night in the white house in a separate room, behind a door, specifically located in the kitchen. This implies that the dinner was stored or hidden in this room, possibly to keep it fresh or to maintain its privacy.

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  • 4. 

    What is the purpose of the white line on the wall at the railroad station?

    • A.

      To tell the trains to stop.

    • B.

      To measure how much coal there is.

    • C.

      To show people where to wait for the train.

    • D.

      To warn the people that the train is coming.

    Correct Answer
    B. To measure how much coal there is.
    Explanation
    The purpose of the white line on the wall at the railroad station is to measure how much coal there is. This suggests that the white line is used as a reference point or indicator to determine the quantity of coal present at the station. It is likely that the coal is stored or loaded along the wall, and the white line helps in monitoring and managing the amount of coal available.

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  • 5. 

    Who did the children wave to every morning at 9:15?

    • A.

      The old woman

    • B.

      The old gentleman

    • C.

      The train conductor

    • D.

      Mrs. Viney

    Correct Answer
    B. The old gentleman
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The old gentleman." This is because the question asks who the children waved to every morning at 9:15, and the correct answer is the old gentleman. This suggests that the old gentleman was a regular presence in the children's lives and they had a daily interaction with him at that specific time.

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  • 6. 

    The children write the old gentleman with white hair because  ______________.

    • A.

      They wanted candy and thought the man would give it to them

    • B.

      They were poor and wanted food that they couldn't afford

    • C.

      Mother was sick, and they couldn't afford things the doctor said they needed

    • D.

      Mother asked them to because she wanted money

    Correct Answer
    C. Mother was sick, and they couldn't afford things the doctor said they needed
    Explanation
    The children wrote the old gentleman with white hair because their mother was sick and they couldn't afford the things the doctor said they needed.

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  • 7. 

    What three things were in the box that the old gentleman with white hair gave the children?

    • A.

      Wine, two chickens, twelve big roses

    • B.

      Wine, beef, twelve books

    • C.

      Wine, one chicken, and twelve books

    • D.

      Soda, one chicken, and twelve pieces of candy

    Correct Answer
    A. Wine, two chickens, twelve big roses
    Explanation
    The old gentleman with white hair gave the children wine, two chickens, and twelve big roses.

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  • 8. 

    Which item did Bobbie not receive as a birthday gift?

    • A.

      Brooch

    • B.

      Three birthday cards with pictures

    • C.

      Two blue glass vases

    • D.

      Three pieces of candy

    Correct Answer
    D. Three pieces of candy
    Explanation
    Bobbie did not receive three pieces of candy as a birthday gift. The other options, including a brooch, three birthday cards with pictures, and two blue glass vases, were all mentioned as items that Bobbie received.

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  • 9. 

    Bobbie fell into the coal on the steam engine and ended up in  ______________.

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Oxford

    • C.

      Stackpoole

    • D.

      Stockford

    Correct Answer
    C. Stackpoole
    Explanation
    Bobbie fell into the coal on the steam engine and ended up in Stackpoole.

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  • 10. 

    The children waved  ______________ to flag down a train in order to stop it from getting in an accident.

    • A.

      Red shirts

    • B.

      Red hats

    • C.

      Red petticoats

    • D.

      Red scarves

    Correct Answer
    C. Red petticoats
    Explanation
    The children waved red petticoats to flag down a train in order to stop it from getting in an accident. The use of red petticoats as a signal is effective because the color red is highly visible and easily catches the attention of people. By waving red petticoats, the children were able to attract the train's attention and successfully prevent an accident from happening.

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  • 11. 

     ______________ wrote a letter to the children to thank them for saving the train from getting in an accident.

    • A.

      Mrs. Viney

    • B.

      Perks

    • C.

      Father

    • D.

      Inglewood

    Correct Answer
    D. Inglewood
  • 12. 

    The old gentleman gave all of the children a  ______________ for their bravery (saving the train from getting in an accident).

    • A.

      Candy

    • B.

      Gold watch

    • C.

      New boots

    • D.

      A gold piece

    Correct Answer
    B. Gold watch
    Explanation
    The old gentleman rewarded the children with a gold watch for their bravery in saving the train from getting in an accident. This suggests that he wanted to give them a valuable and memorable gift to commemorate their courageous act. A gold watch is a significant and meaningful present that symbolizes appreciation and recognition for their heroic actions.

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  • 13. 

    The children gave roses to  ______________.

    • A.

      Mrs. Ransome from the post office

    • B.

      Perks from the railway station

    • C.

      The old gentleman

    • D.

      Mother

    Correct Answer
    A. Mrs. Ransome from the post office
    Explanation
    The children gave roses to Mrs. Ransome from the post office.

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  • 14. 

    Bobbie saw and read a newspaper and read that father was  ______________.

    • A.

      Dead

    • B.

      Missing

    • C.

      In India

    • D.

      A spy

    Correct Answer
    D. A spy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a spy" because the question states that Bobbie saw and read a newspaper, indicating that Bobbie came across information about their father. Since the options provided are different possibilities, it can be inferred that the newspaper mentioned that Bobbie's father was a spy.

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  • 15. 

    Mr. Perks loved the gifts that the children gave him right away.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement states that Mr. Perks loved the gifts that the children gave him right away. However, the correct answer is False. This means that Mr. Perks did not love the gifts immediately.

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  • 16. 

    The two men that came to the house in the beginning of the story found  ______________ in father's desk; that is why they took him to jail.

    • A.

      Money

    • B.

      Gold

    • C.

      Letters

    • D.

      Guns

    Correct Answer
    C. Letters
    Explanation
    In the beginning of the story, two men came to the house and found letters in the father's desk. This discovery led them to take the father to jail. The letters may have contained incriminating evidence or information that implicated the father in some illegal activity. This suggests that the letters were important and played a significant role in the events that unfolded in the story.

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  • 17. 

    Peter, Bobbie, and Phyllis went in the tunnel to get  ______________.

    • A.

      The boy in the red shirt

    • B.

      Their mother

    • C.

      The secret pile of coal

    • D.

      The money that they hid

    Correct Answer
    A. The boy in the red shirt
    Explanation
    Peter, Bobbie, and Phyllis went in the tunnel to get the boy in the red shirt. This suggests that they entered the tunnel with the intention of finding and retrieving the boy who was wearing a red shirt. The context of the question implies that the boy in the red shirt was either lost or needed assistance, prompting Peter, Bobbie, and Phyllis to venture into the tunnel to rescue or help him.

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  • 18. 

    The boy in the red shirt  ______________.

    • A.

      Broke his arm

    • B.

      Broke his food

    • C.

      Broke his finger

    • D.

      Broke his leg

    Correct Answer
    D. Broke his leg
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "broke his leg" because the question states that "The boy in the red shirt ______________." This implies that the boy in the red shirt performed an action, and out of the given options, breaking his leg is the most logical action that could have occurred.

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  • 19. 

     ______________ is Jim's grandfather.

    • A.

      Mrs. Perks

    • B.

      Mr. Inglewood

    • C.

      Father

    • D.

      The old gentleman

    Correct Answer
    D. The old gentleman
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The old gentleman" because it is stated that the person in question is Jim's grandfather. "The old gentleman" is a common way to refer to an elderly man, and since Jim's grandfather is mentioned, it can be inferred that "the old gentleman" is the correct answer.

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  • 20. 

    Mother will stop writing so that she can become a  ______________.

    • A.

      Teacher

    • B.

      Secretary

    • C.

      Nurse

    • D.

      Shopkeeper

    Correct Answer
    C. Nurse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is nurse because the sentence implies that the mother will stop her current activity (writing) in order to pursue a different profession. Since "nurse" is the only option that represents a different profession, it is the logical choice.

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  • 21. 

    Peter, Phyllis, and Bobbie wave  ______________ at the end of the story, and all the people wave at them, too.

    • A.

      Hats

    • B.

      Shirts

    • C.

      Flags

    • D.

      Handkerchiefs

    Correct Answer
    D. Handkerchiefs
    Explanation
    In the story, Peter, Phyllis, and Bobbie wave handkerchiefs at the end. It is mentioned that all the people also wave at them. Therefore, the correct answer is handkerchiefs.

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  • 22. 

     ______________ helped father get out of jail.

    • A.

      Mother

    • B.

      Mrs. Viney

    • C.

      Mr. Perks

    • D.

      The old gentleman

    Correct Answer
    D. The old gentleman
    Explanation
    The old gentleman helped father get out of jail.

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  • 23. 

    Bobbie takes the  ______________ to the railway station to see if the engineer can mend it.

    • A.

      Shirt

    • B.

      Petticoat

    • C.

      Toy train

    • D.

      Toy car

    Correct Answer
    C. Toy train
    Explanation
    Bobbie takes the toy train to the railway station to see if the engineer can mend it.

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  • 24. 

    Mr. Perks is poor.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Mr. Perks is poor" is true. This implies that Mr. Perks has a lack of financial resources or wealth.

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  • 25. 

    Father never returns home.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Father never returns home" implies that the father never comes back to his home. However, the correct answer is False, which means that the statement is not true. This suggests that the father does return home at some point, contradicting the initial statement.

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  • 26. 

    Mother is a math teacher.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Mother is a math teacher" is not true because it does not provide any information about the occupation of the mother. It only mentions that she is a mother, but it does not specify her profession. Therefore, the answer is false.

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  • 27. 

    Bobbie is Roberta's nickname.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Bobbie is a common nickname for the name Roberta. Many people choose to use a shorter or more informal version of their given name as a nickname, and in this case, Bobbie is the nickname for Roberta. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 28. 

    The children do not like living in the white house in the country and want to move home.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the children do not like living in the white house in the country and want to move home. However, the answer is False, indicating that the statement is incorrect. This implies that the children actually like living in the white house in the country and do not want to move home.

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  • 29. 

    All the children join and play the "paper chase".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is "All the children join and play the 'paper chase'." The correct answer is False. This means that not all the children join and play the game. It could be possible that some children do not participate in the activity for various reasons.

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  • 30. 

    Peter and the other children stole coal from the railway station because  ______________.

    • A.

      They were naughty little children

    • B.

      Mother told them to because they needed it

    • C.

      They were bored and decided to make it a game

    • D.

      They were poor and needed it

    Correct Answer
    D. They were poor and needed it
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that Peter and the other children stole coal from the railway station because they were poor and needed it. This implies that they resorted to stealing as a means to fulfill their basic needs due to their financial difficulties.

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