Beverly Cleary Trivia Quiz: American Writer of Children's Fiction

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Beverly Cleary was an American author born in 1916. She wrote many beloved children's books, including the Ramona Quimby series and Henry Huggins series. Her stories often focused on the everyday experiences of children, and her writing has touched generations of young readers. Cleary passed away in 2021 at the age of 104.

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Which of Cleary's characters was a mouse?

  • Ramona Quimby

  • Beezus Quimby

  • Henry Huggins

  • Ralph S. Mouse

Which of Cleary's characters won her the Newbery Medal?

  • Ramona Quimby

  • Beezus Quimby

  • Henry Huggins

  • Ralph S. Mouse

Which of Cleary's books won her the National Book Award?

  • Henry Huggins

  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8

  • Ramona and Her Mother

  • Dear Mr. Henshaw

What recognition did Cleary receive for her lifetime contributions to American literature?

  • Nobel Prize in Literature

  • National Medal of Arts

  • Pulitzer Prize

  • Man Booker Prize

Where were most of Cleary's books set?

  • New York City

  • San Francisco

  • Chicago

  • Portland, Oregon

What did Cleary credit herself for as a writer of children's literature?

  • Introduction of fantastical elements in children's literature

  • Focus on children's fantasy and adventure stories

  • Use of emotional realism in character narratives

  • Creating an entirely new genre of literature

What is the total number of copies sold worldwide of Cleary's books since her first book was published in 1950?

  • 91 million

  • 110 million

  • 75 million

  • 50 million

What was the name of the public school in Portland named after Beverly Cleary?

  • Beverly Cleary Elementary School

  • Cleary Middle School

  • Grant Park Elementary School

  • Beverly Hills School

When did Beverly Cleary pass away?

  • 1996

  • 2001

  • 2016

  • 2021

What was Beverly Cleary's first children's book?

  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8

  • Henry Huggins

  • Dear Mr. Henshaw

  • Beezus and Ramona


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