QUIZ: All about fairytales
1. In the story, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, whose porridge did Goldilocks eat?
2. What did Hansel and Gretel leave as a trail, so that they could find their way home when their father and stepmother took
them to the forest the second time?
3. Who is the writer of the fairytale The Little Mermaid?
4. What colour was the apple that the evil stepmother gave Snow White to eat?
5. The story Beauty and the Beast is originally from which country?
6. What were the first names of the Brothers Grimm who have written many fairytales?
7. Guess this character: This little boy was the product of English folklore, and is really, really small. The story about this tiny
boy is supposed to have been written in 1621. Name him.
8. In which story a queen tests young girls to see if they are real princesses or not by keeping something very tiny under the
numerous mattresses they slept on. Name this story written by Hans Christian Andersen.
9. In which tale does a poor miller’s son becomes very wealthy with the help of his very smart pet cat?
10. Here is a slightly tough question: Name the story in which many knights and a boy try to retrieve a golden apple from an
inaccessible tree so as to marry a princess living in a golden castle. — Rehan Jalal
1. Goldilocks eat Baby Bear’s porridge.
3. Hans Christian Andersen, and he is honoured with a statue of the Little Mermaid in the harbour of his hometown,
4. White and red. The Queen, dressed up as a countrywoman, gave Snow White the poisoned apple and when Snow White was
hesitant, the Queen cut the apple in half, ate the white part, which had no poison, and gave the poisoned red part to Snow White.
5. France. French writer Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve penned the tale in 1740, which was later toned down by
Mme Leprince de Beaumont and this is the version we are most acquainted with today.
6. Wilhelm and Jacob
7. Tom Thumb. In its earliest form, it was an oral folklore, that was first written down in 1621
8. The Princess and the Pea, and also known as The Real Princess
9. Puss in Boots
10. The Glass Mountain. It is Polish fairytale collected by Hermann Kletke.