The Bobbsey Twins

The original Bobbsey Twins books may have been published a few generations before my time, but the series enjoyed a resurgence of popularity during my childhood. I loved the mystery-solving twins, who resided on my bookshelf alongside the Boxcar Children, Nancy Drew, and the Hardy Boys.

How well do you know the Bobbsey twins—all four of them?

Note: The image used for a particular question is not necessarily from the book mentioned in the question/answers.

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The very first Bobbsey Twins book, The Bobbsey Twins, or Merry Days Indoors and Out, was published in what year?
1904
1917
1979
1987
2 of 15
A third Bobbsey Twins series was published by Simon & Schuster under the Wanderer imprint in the 1980s, bridging the gap between the original series and the New Bobbsey Twins. How many books were published in this middle series?
3
7
14
25
3 of 15
The Bobbsey twins of the '90s were bona fide junior crime solvers aiding law enforcement. What was the name of the local officer with whom they often worked?
Sergeant Rivers
Officer Smith
Lieutenant Pike
Detective Hardy
4 of 15
In the New Bobbsey Twins series, the children's mother was no longer just a housewife. Where did she work?
A restaurant
The lumberyard
The local newspaper
A clothing store
5 of 15
When was the series revamped as "The New Bobbsey Twins," with a new set of mysteries and adventures?
1960
1979
1987
1992
6 of 15
The bully turned sometimes playmate turned major nemesis to the Bobbsey twins was named...
Bobby Barker
Danny Rugg
Mark Simpson
Sid Martin
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What was Mr. Bobbsey's profession?
Attorney
Construction company founder
Detective
Lumber merchant
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In what city did the Bobbsey family live?
Bayport
Lakeport
River Heights
Shopton
9 of 15
True or False: Unlike other titles produced by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, the original Bobbsey Twins series was written by a single author, Laura Lee Hope.
True
False
10 of 15
When the books were being updated in the 1960s, the "Baby May" of The Bobbsey Twins and Baby May was changed from a foundling baby to what when it was re-released as The Bobbsey Twins' Adventures with Baby May?
A chimpanzee that escaped from the zoo
A baby elephant
An orphaned sparrow
A duckling that followed Flossie around
11 of 15
How many books were published as part of the original Bobbsey Twins series?
72
30
20
16
12 of 15
Which book was the result of a research trip for a proposed book in the Nancy Drew series (another Stratemeyer Syndicate-produced series)?
The Bobbsey Twins Treasure Hunting
The Bobbsey Twins Solve a Mystery
The Bobbsey Twins at Mystery Mansion
The Bobbsey Twins on the Sun-Moon Cruise
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True or False: The children aged progressively over the course of the series.
True
False
14 of 15
What were the twins' names?
Bob and Jan, Frannie and Frankie
Bob and Nan, Frannie and Freddie
Bert and Jan, Flossie and Frankie
Bert and Nan, Flossie and Freddie
15 of 15
True or False: The Bobbsey Twins were adapted into a moderately successful TV show.
True
False