Anne’s Quiz #19

Dr. Seuss

Having been born in 1958, I grew up with many of Dr. Seuss's wacky and rhythmic tales. My father would read them to me when he got home from work while my mother fixed dinner. We can still recite many passages together from memory.

1. Theodor (Ted) Geisel wrote under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Where did he get the name Seuss?
a) It was the last name of close family friends.
b) It's his middle name.
c) He made it up.
d) He liked the music of John Philip Sousa and used a name that sounded similar.
2. What color is the Grinch in the book?
a) pink
b) green
c) black and white
d) red
3. How many unique words appear in Green Eggs and Ham?
a) 50
b) 102
c) 135
d) 221
4. Ted Geisel had already established his career writing cartoons and humor articles for adult audiences. Why did he write The Cat in the Hat in 1955?
a) He wanted to give a present to his publisher's young children.
b) Children were having trouble learning to read with the current boring books available.
c) He decided to use some of his cartoon ability in a new direction.
d) No one knows.
5. In which book did the Zeds, with one hair upon their heads, appear?
a) One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
b) Hop on Pop
c) In a People House
d) Because a Little Bug Went Ka-CHOO!
6. Under which of his pen names did Ted Geisel write Ten Apples Up On Top?
a) Rosetta Stone
b) Dr. Seuss
c) Theo. LeSieg
d) Ted Geisel
7. In which book is there a Zower in the Shower?
a) The Foot Book
b) In a People House
c) Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now!
d) There's a Wocket in my Pocket!
8. What was the name of the sister in The Cat in the Hat?
a) Sally
b) Sarah
c) Sadie
d) Skilpy
9. Which book features pink snow?
a) Oh, the Places You'll Go!
b) The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
c) The Cat in the Hat
d) The Lorax
10. In which book do tweetle beetles battle?
a) Horton Hears a Who
b) The Cat in the Hat
c) The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
d) Fox in Socks


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quiz 19 created 10-26-01