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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Trivia Thursday

Okay smart dogs! Let's have some trivia fun.

It's time to get those brain cells moving! Jump up and down and run around the room a few times to get the blood flowing so you can answer all of our "literary dogs" questions.

Time to prove that dogs are smarter than cats.
We've posted the answers at the bottom but try not to cheat.
Here we go...
Name that dog!

1. In Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie, published in 1935, this dog is nearly lost when the Ingalls family crosses a swollen creek.

2. These dogs - a Labrador and an English bull terrier - go on an "incredible journey" through the Canadian wilderness (accompanied by a Siamese cat named Tao) in search of their lost human family.

3. This oft-slobbering boarhound is one of several pets belonging to the lovable giant Hagrid in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

4. Aggressive and angry, Bill Sikes in Oliver Twist doesn't take very good care of his dog, his pet bull terrier.

5. Dorothy Gale and this little terrier go on an amazing adventure in L. Frank Baum's 1900 classic.

6. Bridge to Terabithia, first published in 1977, tells the story of Jesse Aarons and Leslie Burke, two lonely kids who create a magical imaginary land in the forest. One of their kingdoms royals in this dog.

7. The Darlings of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play (officially published in 1911) Peter Pan employ this Newfoundland to watch over the children.

8. Jack London's Call of the Wild tells the story of this Saint Bernard/collie mix. In the 1920s and 1930s several European countries, including Italy and Yugoslavia banned the book, calling it "radical" and too socialist.

9. The tragic A Dog of Flanders was first published in 1872 and told the tale of this dog and Nello, his poverty-stricken young master who lives outside Antwerp. Although set in Belgium, the book is incredibly popular in Japan, where it has been turned into a cartoon.

10. This canine narrates Rudyard Kipling's Thy Servant a Dog, published in 1930.

So, how many do you know?
Between the three of us, we only knew the answers to 5 of the questions.
Here are your answers:

1. Jack 2. Luath and Bodger 3. Fang 4. Bull's Eye 5. Toto
6. Prince Terrian 7. Nana 8. Buck 9. Patrasche 10. Boots


Tee said...

Errr ... we remember faces better than we remember names. We could picture all the dogs faces of your trivia question but could not recall their human names! Not one! :P

Licks and wags

The Dog Woods Pack

Life With Dogs said...

I ended up at five as well. Great quiz! I actually learned something today, as much as I try to resist that...

Mack said...

Mom says she knew in TWO....

Twix said...

All I can say is thanks for making me feel dumb! It was fun though.
Love and hugs,

Martha Basset said...

Mmmm - our mum managed a couple but a lot of those books were before we were born!
We will need to do more history!
You guys are always so clever!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Brind'Amour said...

Well, um, I got them all wrong. But then again, I'm better at numbers than names.


Brownie said...

Urm... I didn't know too many names cause I'm rotten - absolutely rotten! - with names. Sigh... I bet I could recognize them all by the smell of their poopie though! BOL

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Furry cool trivia! Mommee sez she knew 6 of the ansurz.

Gus and Waldo