The 'Anne of Green Gables' Quiz

By: Alison Cooper

The 'Anne of Green Gables' Quiz
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About This Quiz

The books of the "Anne of Green Gables" series were instant hits when they were published more than 100 years ago, and they still stand the test of time. Test your knowledge of the beloved children's classics by taking this quiz.
Who wrote the "Anne of Green Gables" book series?
T.L. Hammersmith
B.C. Childress
L.M. Montgomery
L.M. Montgomery is the author.

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What does "L.M." stand for?
Lawrence Mitchell
Lucy Maud
Lucy Maud Montgomery lived from 1874 to 1942.
Lavender Millicent

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What is Anne's last name?
O'Neill
Cuthbert
Shirley
Anne was born Anne Shirley.

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What's the name of the town where Anne lives?
Avonlea
"Anne of Avonlea" is the second book in the series.
Arsdale
Abbottsford

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Where is Avonlea?
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Anne lives on Prince Edward Island.
Isle of Wight, Great Britain
Bermuda

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When was "Anne of Green Gables" published?
1900
1908
The first book in the series came out in 1908.
1916

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Who does Anne live with?
her adoptive parents
Brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert adopt Anne from an orphanage.
her grandparents
her aunt and uncle

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How old is she when she comes to Green Gables?
4 years old
11 years old
Anne is 11 years old when she ends up at the Cuthberts'.
16 years old

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Who is Anne's lifelong best friend?
Molly Foley
Diana Barry
Diana Barry is Anne's "bosom friend."
Glenda Smith

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Who does Anne marry?
Gilbert Blythe
Anne marries her childhood friend Gilbert Blythe.
Henry Marsh
Charlie Reilly

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What is Gilbert's profession?
teacher
farmer
Anne and Gilbert both start out as teachers, but Gilbert goes to medical school and becomes a doctor.
doctor

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How does Anne's hair become green when she's 14 years old?
She tries to dye it black.
Tired of being teased for her red hair, Anne tries and fails to dye it black.
She attempts a "spinach mask" for her hair.
She swims in an algae-filled pond.

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What "scandal" causes Diana's mother to ban Anne from the Barry house?
She learns that Anne was an illegitimate child.
Anne was seen kissing Gilbert Blythe.
Anne gets Diana drunk.
Diana gets tipsy when Anne accidentally serves currant wine instead of raspberry cordial at a tea party.

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How does Anne finally get back into the good graces of Diana's mother?
She cooks dinner for the Barry family.
She writes a letter asking for forgiveness.
She saves Diana's sister.
A few months later, Anne saves the life of Diana's sister Minnie May, who had croup.

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Where does Anne go to school when she's 15 years old?
Queen's Academy
Anne heads to Queen's Academy to study education.
Berkshire School
Prince Edward College

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While at Queen's Academy, Anne wins a scholarship for having the highest marks in this subject.
biology
English
Anne wins the Avery Scholarship for being the top English student.
math

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The Avery Scholarship pays for part of Anne's tuition at this college.
Redmond College
Anne gets into Redmond College as part of the scholarship.
Oxford College
Trueblood College

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Why does Anne return to Avonlea instead of going to college?
Matthew dies.
Matthew dies suddenly, so Anne goes back home to help Marilla.
Green Gables burns down.
She decides to take a teaching job.

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Who is Rachel Lynde?
Anne's biological mother
Anne's archenemy
Marilla's friend
Marilla's friend Rachel Lynde could at times be called Anne's archenemy, though.

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Who is Muriel Stacy?
Anne's favorite teacher
Muriel Stacy was the teacher who encouraged Anne to further her education.
Anne's roommate
Gilbert's girlfriend

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Who are the twins Marilla and Anne take in when their mother dies?
Cora and Charlie
Nora and Nick
Dora and Davy
Anne and Marilla unofficially adopt Dora and Davy Keith, who are distant cousins of Marilla.

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Who becomes Anne's best friend at college?
Louisa Gray
Philippa Gordon
Philippa Gordon is known as the school beauty.
Henrietta Ward

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What's the name of the cottage where Anne and Philippa live at college?
Windy Poplars
Patty's Place
Anne and Phil live in a cottage called "Patty's Place" with their friends Priscilla and Stella.
Churchill Corner

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Who courts Anne after she turns down Gilbert's proposal?
Royal Gardner
Anne and Roy go out for a couple of years, but when he proposes she realizes she doesn't love him.
Prince Westing
Duke Weatherby

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When Anne finally realizes that she loves Gilbert, what is he sick with?
cholera
consumption
typhoid fever
Gilbert is seriously ill with typhoid fever, and Anne realizes she can't bear to lose him.

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What's the title of the book in the series that's written entirely in letters?
"Anne of the Island"
"Anne of Windy Poplars"
"Anne of Windy Poplars" is an epistolary novel, written in the form of letters from Anne to Gilbert.
"Anne of Ingleside"

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What is Windy Poplars?
a town
a house
Windy Poplars is the name of the house where Anne lives in Summerside.
an island

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Who are the two "aunts" with whom Anne lives in Windy Poplars?
Kate and Chatty
Aunt Kate and Aunt Chatty are the two widows who rent a room to Anne.
Loretta and Lolly
Anna Sue and Mindy

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What's the nickname of James, Anne and Gilbert's eldest son?
Jimmers
Jem
James Matthew Blythe is also known as Jem.
Jamie

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How many children do Anne and Gilbert have?
six
Anne and Gilbert are parents to Jem, Walter, Nan, Di, Shirley and Rilla.
seven
eight

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You Got:
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