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Laura Ingalls- "Farmer Boy" Part I
Take this quiz to see how well you know "Farmer Boy".
#1 Who was Almanzo's oldest sister?
#2 What month and state are mentioned on the first page?
February/ New York
January/ New York
November/ New Hampshire
#3 What is the name of the Wilders' teacher?
#4 What is the nickname of the troublemaker at the schoolhouse?
3 words, 14 letters.
#5 What did Almanzo do every night after supper?
Took care of his moccasins
Made everyone dessert
Danced for his family
Ironed his clothes
#6 At what time were the Wilders woken up?
#7 From whom did Almanzo's teacher get the whip?
It was his own whip.
A friend of his
#8 What did Almanzo get for his birthday?
Two horses to train
Two calves to train
A milk cow
A pig to raise
#9 What did Almanzo name his pet(s)?
Star and Bright
Hank and Sam
Roy and Anna
#10 Besides his new pet(s), what did Almanzo get for his birthday?
1 word, 4 letters. There is also an alternate answer.
#11 Who helped the Wilders cut the ice from the pond?
Lazy John and French Joe
Lazy Joe and French John
Wild Eric and Silly Billy
Crazy Rob and Silly Willie
Stan and Dan
#12 The Wilders went to church on Sundays.
#13 Finish this line: "When the day begins to lengthen..."
The cold begins to lengthen.
The cold begins to strengthen.
The cold begins to abate.
The cold disappears.
#14 Finish this line: "Whistling girls and crowing hens..." (Do not include punctuation in your answer.)
6 words, 23 letters.
#15 Who is Mr. Brown?
A store clerk
A tin peddler
#16 Who do the Wilders think protected them from robbers the night Mr. Wilder sold his horses for $200 each?
1 word, 3 letters. There is also an alternate answer.
#17 How did Almanzo beat his father, Royal, and their neighbors in a sheep-shearing contest?
He was able to shear two sheep at a time.
He kept a sheep in the attic with the loose fleece.
He used an electric razor.
He didn't really win the contest.
#18 How much money did Almanzo's father give him at the Fourth of July celebration?
#19 Almanzo and his father go hunting together, just the two of them.
#20 Even though the Wilder kids had misadventures when they were left at home when their parents were out, they fixed everything up and didn't tell on each other.
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