Well done to all of those children and families who entered last week’s Fairy Story Quiz. The entry deadline has now passed, so I can reveal the top scorers: (The maximum total score possible for all five rounds was 1,629 points!)
In fourth place, with an excellent 1,224 points, are Cherie and the McClure family.
In third place, with 1,302 points, are Christian and the Girotto family.
Runners-up, with 1,388 points, are Declan and the McCabe family.
And our Fairy Story Quiz winners, with an incredible 1,572 points, are Daniel, Megan, Hannah and the Nichols family.
Well done to all of the families who entered. Here are the answers:
Round 1 – Character Picture Quiz
Name each character in the pictures below: (25 points for each correct answer).
4. Sinbad (the Sailor)
5. Dick Whittington
7. The Mad Hatter (from Alice in Wonderland)
8. The Tin Man
10. Alan A’ Dale
Round 2: Missing Letters Round
Each fairy story has alternate letters missing in the title. Can you work out the name of each fairy story? (25 points for every correct answer).
2. THE UGLY DUCKLING
3. PUSS IN BOOTS
4. THE GRASSHOPPER AND THE ANT
5. HANSEL AND GRETEL
6. JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
7. CHICKEN LITTLE
9. DICK WHITTINGTON
10. TOM THUMB
Round Three- The History of Fairy Stories.
The correct answers are in bold (and with a five asterix mark) . (25 points for each correct answer).
1. Which fairy story ‘catchphrase’ first appeared in Shakespeare’s King Lear?
a) Open Sesame!
b) Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum *****
c) Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust
d) Happily ever after
2. Little Red Riding Hood’s origins can be traced back to a 10th Century Italian folk tale called;
a) Dangers in the Wood
b) The Hungry Wolf
c) The False Grandmother *****
d) The Child in Red
3. Charles Dickens wrote a similar story to Goldilocks and The Three Bears in his book entitled ‘Our Mutual Friends,’ but instead of THREE BEARS there were;
a) Three Pigs
b) Three Hobgoblins *****
c) Three Wolves
d) Three Princes
4. The Tiger, The Brahmen and The Jackal is a fairy story that originates from;
c) The West Indies
d) India *****
5. The Little Red Hen is an American fable that was written to teach children about the importance of ?
a) Bread making
b) Hard work and initiative *****
c) Being helpful
6. In the Disney film, Cinderella is helped by little mice. In the original version she is helped by?
a) Doves roosting in a tree *****
b) Rabbits emerging from their burrows
c) Toads hiding amongst the lily pads
d) Rats in the cellar
7. Who actually named the seven dwarfs?
a) Walt Disney *****
b) Alfred Nutt
c) The Brothers Grimm
d) Margaretha von Waldeck
8. The Frog Prince is a German fairy tale that was originally known as?
a) The Royal and the Frog
b) The Witch’s Curse
c) The Magic Ball
d) Iron Henry *****
9. The story of the Little Gingerbread Man first appeared around;
a) 65 years ago
b) 100 years ago
c) 145 years ago *****
d) 210 years ago
10. In Charles Dickens’ novel ‘A Christmas Carol’, which fairy story does Ebeneezer Scrooge recall from his childhood?
a) Sinbad the Sailor
b) Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves *****
c) The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Round Four. Which Witch?
Can you name the fairy story, or the Disney Story, which the following ten witches feature in? (25 points for each correct answer)
1. Snow White
2. Little Mermaid
3. Malificent (Sleeping Beauty also accepted as correct)
4. The Wizard of Oz
6 Beauty and the Beast
8. Baba Yaga
9. Hansel and Gretel
Round Five- Fairy Story Stereotypes
This round is another multiple choice round. There are four possible answers and there is no right or wrong, they are all plausible answers. For each question the answers are based on a survey of 100 people. Each question has a percentage mark; (eg if 30% of people surveyed think answer a is the best answer then answer a scores 30 points, if 17 people think answer b is the best answer then answer b scores you 17 points.)
This round is a bit like the OPPOSITE to the TV programme, Pointless, where contestants have to find the most obscure answer. For this section of the quiz you have to find the MOST POPULAR answer!
The percentage (points score) is given for EVERY answer:
1. Princesses are usually…
a) Dressed in flowing dresses 7%
b) Ever so beautiful 82%
c) Not very brave 2%
d) Rescued by princes 9%
2. Giants are usually…
a) Big (of course) and ugly! 66%
b) Rather stupid 7%
c) Seen as bad characters 27%
d) Seen as friendly characters 0%
3. Frogs are usually…
a) Green and slimy 15%
b) Enchanted! 31%
c) Princes in disguise 36%
d) Waiting to be kissed! 18%
4. Good fairy stories usually…
a) Have happy endings 58%
b) Get told to children before they reach the age of 5! 4%
c) Get made into Disney films 30%
d) Have stereotypical characters 8%
5. Princes are usually…
a) Seen carrying a sword 1%
b) Brave and handsome 72%
c) All up for slaying a dragon! 8%
d) Chasing after princesses! 19%
6. Witches usually…
a) Cackle for all they’re worth! 11%
b) Get killed off! 50%
c) Travel by broomstick 30%
d) Prefer a cauldron to a microwave! 9%
7. Castles are often…
a) Covered in mist 21%
b) Owned by evil characters 48%
c) Difficult to get into and short of parking facilities 1%
d) Situated nearer to a dark forest than the city centre! 30%
8. A wood or a forest is usually…
a) Full of fluffy animals 2%
b) Dark and eerie! 81%
c) Set with a full moon! 12%
d) Inhabited by a strange woodcutter! 5%
9. Fairy stories often start with…
a) The introduction of a hero! 5%
b) Once upon a time! 91%
c) Somebody under a spell! 1%
d) A wonderful setting, such as a fantasy land! 3%
10. Dragons usually…
a) Breath fire! 45%
b) Fly over spooky castles! 28%
c) Live in caves 23%
d) Are a fearsome object for your everyday prince 4%
Good luck with the quiz, I hope you enjoy it!