Charlotte's Web: The Ultimate Quiz

Yesterday, October 15, was the 60th anniversary of the publication of Charlotte's Web, the children's classic by E.B. White. To celebrate, today's quiz is the ultimate quiz for Charlotte's Web fans. Think you know your stuff?

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What did E.B. White himself consider Charlotte's Web to be about?

The Barn
Death
Friendship
Spelling
2 of 25

Everyone knows the author of Charlotte's Web is E.B. White. But what do the initials E.B. stand for?

Edward Brian
Elijah Blake
Elwyn Brooks
Ethan Benjamin
3 of 25

Garth Williams illustrated the original 1952 edition of Charlotte's Web. What was his first commission as an illustrator?

Bedtime for Frances
by Russell Hoban
Charlotte's Web
by E.B. White
Little Fur Family
by Margaret Wise Brown
Stuart Little
by E.B. White
4 of 25

What other classic children's stories did Garth Williams NOT illustrate?

The Cricket in Times Square
by George Seldon
The Family Under the Bridge
by Natalie Savage Carson
The Little House series
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Pat the Bunny
by Dorothy Kunhardt
5 of 25

In what year was the first film adaptation of Charlotte's Web released?

1953
1973
2003
2006
6 of 25

Which actor volunteered to perform in the animated feature film for no salary, out of a love of the original novel?

Agnes Moorehead
Debbie Reynolds
Henry Gibson
Paul Lynde
7 of 25

What famous child actor voiced one of the characters in the animated feature film, Charlotte's Web?

Danny Bonaduce
Gary Coleman
Linda Blair
Susan Olsen
8 of 25

How did Mrs. White describe the Hanna-Barbera animated film adaptation of her husband's novel?

Awful
Lovely
Terrific
Travesty
9 of 25

What was the title of the animated direct-to-video sequel to the animated Hanna-Barbera adaptation of Charlotte's Web?

Charlotte Lives
Fern and Wilbur, Together Again
Wilbur's Great Adventure
Wilbur's Legacy
10 of 25

Which popular child actress portrayed Fern Arable in the live-action feature film adaptation?

Dakota Fanning
Drew Barrymore
Emma Roberts
Lindsay Lohan
11 of 25

Who voiced Charlotte for the live-action feature film adaptation?

Angelina Jolie
Debbie Reynolds
Elizabeth Taylor
Julia Roberts
12 of 25

In 1933, E.B. White and his wife relocated to a farm, which would serve as the inspiration for Charlotte's Web. In which state was their farm located?

Arkansas
Maine
Ohio
Wyoming
13 of 25

In 1953, Charlotte's Web was nominated for the Newbery Medal. Which book won instead?

The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
by Alice Dalgliesh
Moccasin Trail
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Red Sails to Capri
by Ann Weil
Secret of the Andes
by Ann Nolan Clark
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In 1948, E.B. White published an account of how he failed to save a sick pig; some consider Charlotte's Web his attempt "to save his pig in retrospect." What was the title of the 1948 account?

Agony of Farm Life
Death of a Pig
Death on a Farm
Some Pig
15 of 25

What is the first thing Charlotte ever says to Wilbur?

Chin up
Do you want a friend, Wilbur?
Good morning!
Salutations
16 of 25

How old is Fern Arable at the beginning of the book, when she rescues the runt piglet from being killed and names him Wilbur?

6
8
10
12
17 of 25

What is Charlotte's full name?

Charlotte A. Cavatica
Charlotte Epeira
Charlotte M. Arachne
Charlotte Zuckerman
18 of 25

According to the old sheep, "there's a regular conspiracy around here" to kill Wilbur by what holiday?

Christmas
Easter
Fern's birthday
Thanksgiving
19 of 25

What type of animal is Templeton?

Goat
Mouse
Rat
Squirrel
20 of 25

What are the first words Charlotte weaves in her web above Wilbur's pen?

Pig Supreme
Salutations!
Some Pig!
Terrific
21 of 25

When Fern Arable's brother asks if he can have a pig too, their father replies that pigs are only distributed to _______.

Early risers
Girls
Hard workers
Well-behaved children
22 of 25

Who is Wilbur's rival at the fair?

Avery
Henry
Fussy
Uncle
23 of 25

What reason does Charlotte give Wilbur for helping him?

Boredom
Excitement
Fame
Friendship
24 of 25

Who rescues Charlotte's egg sac after her death so that Wilbur can take it home from the fair to care for Charlotte's children?

Fern Arable
Mrs. Arable
Mr. Zuckerman
Templeton
25 of 25

How many piglets were used to play the part of Wilbur in the live-action feature film adaptation?

1
23
47
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