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Anderson Fairytales Quiz

The fairytales of Hans Christian Anderson, from the well-known to the obscure. 20 Questions.

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Which of these popular fairytales was written by Anderson?

  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Snow White

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What are the names of the two children in the story 'The Snow Queen'?

  • Hans and Gerta
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Isla and Ivan
  • Gerta and Kai

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In the story called 'The Tinderbox', what sort of animals guard the underground treasure found by the poor soldier?

  • Dragons
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Lions

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What was the original name of the well-known 'Thumbelina'?

  • Inchelina
  • Tiny Tillie
  • Little Ida
  • Itsi

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In 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier', who is the object of the tin soldier's affection?

  • A paper ballerina
  • A China doll
  • A talking flower
  • A tin princess

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In 'The Emperor's New Clothes', what person points out that the emperor is wearing nothing?

  • His advisor
  • His wife
  • A prince
  • A child

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In which story does a grieving mother follow a black-cloaked person called Death down to the Hall of the Dead?

  • The Little Match Girl
  • The Angel
  • The Dead Child
  • The Shadow

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In 'The Angel', what do children who have died bring with them to give to God when they reach Heaven?

  • Flowers
  • Diamonds
  • birds
  • Fruit


Match characters on the left to their correct stories on the right:

Drag items from right column to match with left column


  • Johannes
  • Kai
  • The North Wind
  • Elisa


  • The Traveling Companion
  • The Snow Queen
  • The Wild Swans
  • The Garden of Eden

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In 'The Wild Swans', who rescues the enchanted princes from their spell?

  • Their sister, a princess
  • An old woman
  • A mermaid
  • A fairy

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How does princess Elisa rescue her brothers in 'The Wild Swans'?

  • Making them magic soup
  • Giving them magic rings
  • Sewing magic shirts for them
  • Singing a magic song

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In 'The Traveling Companion', who does Johannes' mysterious friend turn out to be?

  • His cousin
  • A dead man
  • A prince
  • A spy

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What is the name of the princess in 'The Bog King's Daughter'?

  • Anna
  • Lily
  • Grace
  • Helga

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In which story is found the quote, "All you have to do is learn to understand; learn to catch a sun ray, and keep it in your hand" ?

  • The Pixie and the Grocer
  • A Question of Imagination
  • The Pine Tree
  • The Bell

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In 'The Garden of Eden', what does the traveling prince find in the Cave of the Winds?

  • A golden dragon
  • A sleeping giant
  • An enchanted princess
  • The four winds and their mother

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In 'The Ugly Duckling', what does the duckling eventually become?

  • A swan
  • A prince
  • A beautiful duck
  • Dinner

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What important person is coming to visit in 'The Hill of the Elves'?

  • The mer-king
  • A Scottish fairy
  • The snow queen
  • A Norwegian troll king

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Which of these stories does not end in a death?

  • The Shadow
  • The Little Match Girl
  • The Tinderbox
  • The Red Shoes

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A statue in Copenhagen portrays which of Anderson's characters?

  • Thumbelina
  • The snow queen
  • The little mermaid
  • The princess and the pea

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April 2nd, Anderson's birthday, is honored as what holiday?

  • National Fairytale Day
  • National Mermaid Appreciation Day
  • International Children's Book Day
  • National Day of Reading