The Battle Of The Books Quizzes & Trivia

The Battle of the Books is a satire that was written in 1704 by a man named Jonathan Swift. This is a piece which depicts a literal battle that takes place between the books inside of the King’s Library, which at the time was placed in St. James’s Place. The books struggle for supremacy based on the ideas inside of them and the authors.

This satire was actually written with incredible detail in reference to the authors of the books jousting their critics. The battle does not just take place between modern authors and classical ones, but between authors and their critics. See just how well you can do against the competition by trying your luck at one of our multiple quizzes!

This quiz is designed to assist 4th graders with practicing for the Battle of the Books.

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 214   |  Last updated: Dec 26, 2012
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    Name the title:  Art Teacher's scarf had an egg stain on it that looked exactly like a pelican.



Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 117   |  Last updated: Jan 17, 2017
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    What are 2 of the ingredients of the secret recipe?

This quiz is for Battle of the Books try-outs for 2012-2013.

Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 41   |  Last updated: Sep 18, 2018
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    From which book is the quote, "I can't really tell what the words are.  It's more like I just know what all the squeaking means."?

Battle of the Books - 2010/2011

Questions: 13  |  Attempts: 22   |  Last updated: Apr 5, 2019
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    The author of Double Fudge

The battle of the book is a book showing contrasting opinion about different forms of literature. Today we take seven different books already covered previously and try to see what we can remember from them. Do this...

Questions: 35  |  Attempts: 20   |  Last updated: Apr 5, 2019
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    In what book does a character claim to be an advanced reader?




The Battle Of The Books Questions and Answers