The Railway Children Book Quiz

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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

  • 2. 
    Peter received a  ________________ for his birthday.
    • A. 

      Train

    • B. 

      Car

    • C. 

      Candy

    • D. 

      Book

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 9. 
    Bobbie fell into the coal on the steam engine and ended up in  ______________.
    • A. 

      London

    • B. 

      Oxford

    • C. 

      Stackpoole

    • D. 

      Stockford

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 14. 
    Bobbie saw and read a newspaper and read that father was  ______________.
    • A. 

      Dead

    • B. 

      Missing

    • C. 

      In India

    • D. 

      A spy

  • 15. 
    Mr. Perks loved the gifts that the children gave him right away.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 18. 
    The boy in the red shirt  ______________.
    • A. 

      Broke his arm

    • B. 

      Broke his food

    • C. 

      Broke his finger

    • D. 

      Broke his leg

  • 19. 
     ______________ is Jim's grandfather.
    • A. 

      Mrs. Perks

    • B. 

      Mr. Inglewood

    • C. 

      Father

    • D. 

      The old gentleman

  • 20. 
    Mother will stop writing so that she can become a  ______________.
    • A. 

      Teacher

    • B. 

      Secretary

    • C. 

      Nurse

    • D. 

      Shopkeeper

  • 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

  • 22. 
     ______________ helped father get out of jail.
    • A. 

      Mother

    • B. 

      Mrs. Viney

    • C. 

      Mr. Perks

    • D. 

      The old gentleman

  • 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

  • 24. 
    Mr. Perks is poor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Father never returns home.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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