A Bookish Quiz: Book Plot Emoji Edition

It’s almost Christmas, so here’s a bit of book related fun: I’ve described the plots of 15 books with emojis – can you guess the book titles?

For some reason the quiz code doesn’t work very well in Reader, and it makes it tricky to understand – its a lot easier (and lots more fun!) if you do it on the actual Baking Thad Books Site.

Let me know how you get on in the comments!


OK, here’s an easy one to get us going.

Question 1: Name the book

Book Quiz Question 1

 
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Twilight. That’s right, a there’s a girl, a boy, kissing, vampires and wolves. It can only be Stephanie Meyer’s blockbuster series, Twilight
 

Got the hang of it? Great, they get tougher from here on in:

Question 2: Name the book

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A family is killed but the baby survives, gets some glasses, goes on a train to a castle, where there’s magic, quidditch and someone wins the house cup. It’s supposed to be the Philospher’s stone, but I’ll give it to you if you guessed any of the Harry Potters!
 

Question 3: Name the book

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A girl with a bow an arrow in an arena running around with loads of people dying and not eating berries? Of course it’s the Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favour!
 

Question 4: Name the book

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If you got Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, then you must be grinning like a Cheshire Cat! A girl falls asleep sees a rabbit, goes down a hole, eats and drinks things to go through a door, where she meets a grinning cat, a pair of twins, a mad man in a hat, a hare, a mouse (those last three at a tea party), the queen of hearts and a turtle. All before she wakes up.
 

Question 5: Name the book

Book Quiz Question 5

 
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Wizards, rings, and a trek to a fiery mountain? It can only be J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
 

Question 6: Name the book

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A man joins a sailing boat and chases a whale – if you got Moby Dick by Herman Melville then you’re having a *whale* of a time (I will never apologise for that pun).
 

Question 7: Name the book

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This one is mainly about a boy on a boat trying to tame a tiger. That’s right, it’s 2002’s Booker Prize winning Life of Pi by Yann Martel about storytelling. It’s worth picking up if you haven’t already.
 

Question 8: Name the book

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Were you fooled by the green witch? I had to go for a green witch because I didn’t have a regular witch in my emoji list! It’s about four kids who venture through a magic door into a frosty land ruled by an evil witch from a castle before they’re rescued by a lion. It’s C.S. Lewis’s the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
 

Question 9: Name the book

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This is probably my favourite so far – Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book. A tiger kills a baby’s family, so the baby is raised by wolves and learns to live in the jungle with bears (and honey), elephants, the bandar-log monkeys, Kaa the snake, that tiger again, and a lot of fire. It’s more the plot of the film than the book, but you knew what I was getting at right?
 

Question 10: Name the book

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Congratulations if you got Lord of the Flies by William Golding – the critically acclaimed novel about conflict between the human impulse towards savagery and the rules of civilization which are designed to minimize it. It is probably the toughest so far – even the plot itself doesn’t really explain the book: Some schoolboys are in a plane crash and and on an island where there’s a conch, a boy called piggy and lots of running away before they’re rescued.
 

Question 11: Name the book

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This one is a classic adventure novel about a bet to travel around the world. If you got Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne then pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
 

Question 12: Name the book

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This one is a boys own adventure, and one of the toughest of the lot. About a man in France who rides his horse, fights three men, makes friends with them (and joins their band) before being sent by the queen to England to pick up some jewelry, and bring it back in time to show the king. Yep, it’s Alexandre Dumas’s the Three Musketeers. A tricky one for sure.
 

Question 13: Name the book

Book Quiz Question 13

 
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Definitely a difficult one to get (I had to be a bit inventive with some of the emojis). After a battle a man travels by boat, meeting sirens, lotus eaters, and watching his men get turned into pigs, before he travels past a giant sea monster and whirlpool, and eventually lands back home in Greece, has another fight, and re-unites with his queen. Did you get the Odyssey by Homer? Then your book knowledge is the stuff of legend.
 

Question 14: Name the book

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Maybe my favourite one of the entire quiz – aliens travel to earth where they get an infection and all die. Of course it is the War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells!
 

Last one now – a special Christmas themed one!

Question 15: Name the book

Book Quiz Question 15

 
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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens of course – the best of all Christmas books! It also has one of the best opening lines in all of literature: “Marley was dead: to begin with…” Just wonderful.
 

So how did you get on? Let me know in the comments 

Any that you didn’t know? Are there any books that you absolutely love?

Happy Christmas from Baking Thad Books!


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24 thoughts on “A Bookish Quiz: Book Plot Emoji Edition

  1. Wow! This was such a fun and creative post! I figured that these would be frustratingly impossible to figure out, but I was surprised how simple you made it to figure them out! Great work. Mine would have been a complete mystery, lol. I only missed one, War of the Worlds. I’ve never read/seen it, so I didn’t know there was a plague or that everyone died. I thought it was the 5th Wave, which is close. Great post!

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  2. I missed 5/15 so I got 67% right. This was a really cool idea and you did a really good job! Here are the ones I missed:

    #6 I guessed Old Man and the Sea, but I should have known it was Moby Dick.
    #11 I had no idea on this one. I have never read Around the world in 80 days, but I have seen the movie.
    #12 This one was tricky. I have read the book, but couldn’t figure out the emojis.
    #13 I had no idea on this one either.
    #14 I guessed Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I knew it probably wasn’t right but didn’t have a better guess.

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