What is your book collection

Knowledge test: reading and books

On the following pages you will find 15 questions, each with three possible answers. Click on an answer - and you will find out immediately whether you were correct or not. In addition, the correct solution will be described in detail for each question answered. After question 15 you can click on an overview page on which you will find all the correct answers and what you have typed as a solution yourself. Have fun pondering!

The answers to the questions can be found below.

Question 1 of 15
World Book Day is celebrated around the world on April 23rd. What do the Spaniards get for free in the bookstores that day?

a) bookmarks

b) rose

c) ballpoint pen

Question 2 of 15
What is the name of the author of the children's books "Pippi Longstocking"?

a) Elke Heidenreich

b) Astrid Lindgren

c) Annika Settergren

Question 3 of 15
Who invented printing in Europe?

a) Johannes Gutenberg

b) Martin Luther

c) Galileo Galilei

Question 4 of 15
Who or what is Moby Dick?

a) little elephant

b) white whale

c) lame turtle

Question 5 of 15
What are books with a cardboard cover called?

a) Picture book

b) paper book

c) paperback

Question 6 of 15
Which bear was created by the writer Walter Moers and experiences incredible adventures in books and films?

a) Captain Bluebear

b) The little polar bear

c) Winnie the Pooh

Question 7 of 15
Which author put the drama "Romeo and Juliet" on paper?

a) Jonathan Swift

b) Charles Dickens

c) William Shakespeare

Question 8 of 15
How many books does the GEOlino library contain?

a) 20

b) 10

c) 15

Question 9 of 15
Which novel by the Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder was made into a film?

a) The card secret

b) The rare bird

c) Sofie's world

Question 10 of 15
Where do you go if you don't want to buy books but just borrow them?

a) Library

b) lost property office

c) bookstore

Question 11 of 15
Which ghost visits the hard-hearted Scrooge in Charles Dickens´ "Christmas Story"?

a) Annual Christmas spirit

b) Spirit of Christmas to come

c) Spirit of Peaceful Christmas

Question 12 of 15
Which people invented the papyrus scrolls, which are considered to be the oldest predecessors of the book?

a) Egyptians

b) Greeks

c) Romans

Question 13 of 15
Which author wrote the novels "Around the World in 80 Days" and "The Journey to the Center of the Earth"?

a) John Irving

b) John Grisham

c) Jules Verne

Question 14 of 15
What is the name of a book in which the author writes about his own life?

a) biography

b) Bibliography

c) autobiography

Question 15 of 15
What is the name of the fictional character who meets midgets and giants on her travels?

a) Swift

b) Gulliver

c) Miller

Attention resolution!

Here are the answers to the review:

Question 1 of 15
World Book Day is celebrated around the world on April 23rd. What do the Spaniards get for free in the bookstores that day?

a) Bookmarks ❌

b) Rose ✔️

c) ballpoint pen ❌

According to a Catalonian tradition, the Spaniards give each other roses on the name day of the popular saint Sant Jordi (Saint George). This name day is April 23. All Spaniards get a rose when they buy a book that day.

Question 2 of 15
What is the name of the author of the children's books "Pippi Longstocking"?

a) Elke Heidenreich ❌

b) Astrid Lindgren ✔️

c) Annika Settergren ❌

Astrid Lindgren created the cheeky little girl with red braids and freckles as early as 1941. After that, many books appeared about Pippi's adventures. The books were so popular that they were even translated into 50 languages. "Michel from Lönneberga" and "Karlsson vom Dach" were also penned by the Swedish author.

Question 3 of 15
Who invented printing in Europe?

a) Johannes Gutenberg ✔️

b) Martin Luther ❌

c) Galileo Galilei ❌

In the middle of the 15th century, Johannes Gutenberg developed printing with movable letters, i.e. the letters were mirror-inverted on the push buttons, which were then transferred to the paper. In this way, more books could be produced in a shorter time.

Question 4 of 15
Who or what is Moby Dick?

a) little elephant ❌

b) white whale ✔️

c) lame turtle ❌

In his novel "Moby Dick" the writer Herman Melville tells of the captain Ahab who goes on the hunt for a great white whale.

Question 5 of 15
What are books with a cardboard cover called?

a) Picture book ❌

b) Paper book ❌

c) Paperback ✔️

Paperback books are smaller and cheaper than hard-cover books. With the cardboard cover, the books are light and can be carried in your pocket, but of course you quickly get an ugly dog-ear.

Question 6 of 15
Which bear was created by the writer Walter Moers and has incredible adventures in books and films?

a) Captain Bluebear ✔️

b) The little polar bear ❌

c) Winnie the Pooh ❌

In the book "The 13 ½ Lives of Captain Bluebear", the fur seal experiences a lot of funny adventures. The figure, created by Walter Moers, became famous through the show with the mouse, where he likes to tell his grandchildren about old seaman's thread.

Question 7 of 15
Which author put the drama "Romeo and Juliet" on paper?

a) Jonathan Swift ❌

b) Charles Dickens ❌

c) William Shakespeare ✔️

The tragic story of the love between Romeo and Juliet is one of the most famous works by William Shakespeare. It was created over 400 years ago and is still read in school today. In 1998 the drama was filmed with Leonardo Di Caprio in the role of Romeos.

Question 8 of 15
How many books does the GEOlino library contain?

a) 20 ✔️

b) 10 ❌

c) 15 ❌

The GEOlino editorial team has put together the best novels in world literature for you in a collection of 20 books. These include "The Jungle Book", "Black Beauty", "Till Eulenspiegel" and many more.

Question 9 of 15
Which novel by the Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder was made into a film?

a) The card secret ❌

b) The rare bird ❌

c) Sofie's world ✔️

"Sofie's World" is a book about the history of philosophy. The 15-year-old girl Sofie travels through time with Alberto and gets to know important philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato. With this book and the film adaptation, Jostein Gaarder became world famous.

Question 10 of 15
Where do you go if you don't want to buy books but just borrow them?

a) Library ✔️

b) Lost and found ❌

c) Bookstore ❌

In every city there is a library, also known as a library, where you have a wide range of books, magazines, music and games. There you can borrow books for a small fee and then bring them back.

Question 11 of 15
Which ghost visits the hard-hearted Scrooge in Charles Dickens´ "Christmas Story"?

a) Spirit of the annual Christmas ❌

b) Spirit of Christmas to come ✔️

c) Spirit of Peaceful Christmas ❌

The stingy and callous Scrooge spends Christmas alone, just like the last few years. He receives a visit from the spirits of the past, present and future Christmas, who teach him how important the festival of love is.

Question 12 of 15
Which people invented the papyrus scrolls, which are considered to be the oldest predecessors of the book?

a) Egyptians ✔️

b) Greeks ❌

c) Romans ❌

5000 years ago the Egyptians wrote on papyrus rolls and thus brought their language onto paper. It was not until 3000 years later that parchment replaced the originally Egyptian paper among the Greeks and Romans. Like our books today, the parchment was folded in half and stapled together.

Question 13 of 15
Which author wrote the novels "Around the World in 80 Days" and "The Journey to the Center of the Earth"?