The Tale of Beatrix Potter Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was Beatrix born?
(a) January 10th, 1865.
(b) July 28th, 1866.
(c) November 4th, 1861.
(d) April 19th, 1862.

2. According to Chapter 4, Beatrix worried her publisher wouldn't like ________________.
(a) Her rhymes.
(b) Her water color illustrations.
(c) Her story's moral.
(d) Her characters.

3. What did Beatrix NOT think was beautiful during her trips to Scotland?
(a) Cottages.
(b) Rock formations.
(c) Animals.
(d) Farms.

4. What would Beatrix carry instead of luggage on her travels?
(a) Laundry bags.
(b) An easel and paintbox.
(c) Picnic baskets.
(d) Animals carriers.

5. What was the surname of Beatrix's cousin Caroline?
(a) Houston.
(b) Harking.
(c) Holmes.
(d) Hutton.

6. According to Chapter 2, which of the following did not bother Beatrix?
(a) Solitude.
(b) Silence.
(c) Her parents' disapproval.
(d) Filth.

7. What ideas did Beatrix believe in as stated in Chapter 1?
(a) The ideas of heredity.
(b) The ideas of animal behavior.
(c) The ideas of lightness and darkness.
(d) The ideas of familial love.

8. How large was the original "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"?
(a) Eight by eleven inches.
(b) Three inches square.
(c) Four by five inches.
(d) Seven by nine inches.

9. What was Beatrix's grandfather's position in parliament?
(a) He was a Conservative MP.
(b) He was the Lord Speaker.
(c) He was the Sergeant-at-Arms
(d) He was a Liberal MP.

10. Why did the people at the meeting in 1896 dislike Beatrix's drawings?
(a) They were uncolored.
(b) They were not realistic.
(c) They were amateur.
(d) They were not abstract.

11. How is "The Tailor of Gloucester" said to be different from Beatrix's other books?
(a) It is about human characters.
(b) It is more adult.
(c) It is in rhyme.
(d) It is more diverse.

12. What did Warnes tell Beatrix she would have to do if she wanted him to publish "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"?
(a) Color her drawings.
(b) Find a more experienced illustrator.
(c) Cut the story down by five pages.
(d) Rewrite the story to be about humans.

13. Who urged Beatrix to submit "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" for publication?
(a) Bertram.
(b) Uncle Roscoe Henry.
(c) Her father.
(d) Canon Rawnsley.

14. What did Beatrix and her brother make together as children?
(a) Root beer.
(b) Ink.
(c) Sculpting clay.
(d) Soap.

15. For what type of equality did Beatrix's grandfather campaign?
(a) Gender equality.
(b) Workplace equality.
(c) Religious equality.
(d) Racial equality.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Beatrix's brother's name?

2. How did Beatrix feel growing up as a result of not being a part of her parents' lives?

3. What was Beatrix's father's name?

4. What did Beatrix's parents discourage?

5. What would Beatrix and her brother often do with the animals and plants they observed?

(see the answer keys)

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