Animals in Fiction Quiz

Do you remember the names of magical creatures at Hogwarts? What fictional feline carries a gun and deals with the devil? Take this Animals in Fiction quiz from eNotes to test your knowledge about some literary creatures!

  1. The Land of Oz books feature Billina, a lively animal who was originally named Bill and is tossed overboard with Dorothy in Ozma of Oz. What kind of animal is she?

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  2. Many people are familiar with the Cheshire Cat from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. However, there is another, far less mischievous cat in the book as well. What is her name?

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  3. J. K. Rowling’s beloved series features a creature named Fawkes. What kind of creature is he?

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  4.  “Since you got here by not thinking, it seems reasonable to expect that, in order to get out, you must start thinking.” What literary animal speaks these sage words?

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  5. Which spoiled pup from a Dickens novel dies at the exact moment of his owner’s death?

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  6. In support of his daughter’s fight against vivisection, Mark Twain wrote a story from the perspective of _____, a dog who saves a scientist’s child only to have him turn around and kill her puppy by way of painful experimentation.

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  7. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov features an enormous cat named _____ who drinks, wields a pistol, and is friends with Satan.

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  8. According to Andre Norton, what are Ka'ats?

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  9. Who is the leader of the giant eagles from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy?

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  10. The Deptford Mice trilogy by Robin Jarvis follows a group of mice who fearfully worship a dark presence in the sewers who turns out to be a cat. What is the name of this dark presence?

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