Year 8 Compete in Kids’ Lit Quiz


How would you fare in the Kids’ Lit Quiz? Read more to find out

Year 8 students participated in the Kids’ Lit Quiz, an international competition that was hosted online by Bangkok Patana School. With the support of Wayne Mills, the founder of the quiz, eight schools took part in an adapted version of the annual competition. Mr Murgatroyd was the Quiz Master and led the competitors through ten quiz rounds with topics including Animals, Adventure, Beards and France. Students enjoyed the diversity of the questions and the teamwork involved in solving the challenges. Additional activities were provided in between the quiz rounds, which gave students from international school throughout Thailand an opportunity to share book recommendations and discuss books that they are currently reading.

Curious how you’d fare in the Kids’ Lit Quiz yourself? Try a few example questions below:

  1. This novel has a complex plot. A father decides to send his son through a portal to our world for safety while he deals with the forces against him. Henry rescues the boy from with the help of an elderly former crook they decide to build their own portal to return the boy, who turns out to be the crown prince, son of the Purple Emperor. Extraordinary events bring out the best in the characters as the evil faeries were defeated. Written by Herbie Brennan, the title is…
  2. Three versions of this film have been made: one in 1942, another by Disney in 1967 and the latest in 1994. The 1967 version was the last animated cartoon film that had Disney’s personal stamp on it. He based this cartoon film on a well known collection of stories. It included songs such as “I Wanna Be Like You”, “That’s What Friends Are For” and “The Bare Necessities”. The movie dealt with an Indian boy who had been abandoned at birth and raised as a wolf cub after being discovered by a panther. Ten years later the panther decided to return the boy to his own people when he learned that the tiger Shere Khan was coming back to his home territory. Both book and movie had the same title…
  3. This novel was first published in Germany in 2000. A private investigator is asked to track down two brothers who have fled to Venice because their aunt wants to adopt the five-year-old boy but not the 12-year-old. In Venice they had fallen in league with a gang of homeless children led by a young thief called Scipio. Written by Cornelia Funke, this book is called…
  4. This creator of a classic read-aloud book, published in 1908. Its creator was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, but lived most of his life in England. At 39, he became one of the youngest secretaries in the history of the Bank of England. He married in 1899 and his son Alastair was the inspiration for the stories, which were first told at bedtime. The animal characters lived and talked like humans and spent their lives on, beside or near the river. Some say the character Mole was the author himself as a child, while Toad was specially written for his son. The author’s name was…