Friday, December 09, 2005

narnia quiz

I’m working on a Narnia Quiz for our Take a Kid to Faith service on Sunday.

Question 1. Ponder this … Who said, “Narnia is my favourite children’s book?”

a) Madonna
b) Paddington Bear
c) Shannon Taylor
d) Jeff from The Wiggles


b) Madonna: Madonna said on TV that the Chronicles of Narnia was one of her favorite children’s books (according to here and scroll half way down).

Question 2. Ponder this … The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is the first Narnia film ever. Yes or no?

Answer: No. Six Narnia films have been made: Two versions of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (1968 and 1979), live versions of “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (combined into one film), and “The Silver Chair” in the 1980’s.

Question 3. Ponder this … Narnia is the name of a real town in
a) England
b) Norway
c) India
d) Italy

Answer: d) Narnia is the name of a town in Italy.

Question 4. Ponder this … The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe book was almost never printed. Was this because

a) Tolkien so criticized the novel
b) Lewis got very sick
c) The printer jammed

Answer: a) Lewis’ friend J.R.R. Tolkien so criticized “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” that Lewis nearly didn’t finish it.

Posted by steve at 03:17 PM


  1. i was about to reply my answer as Shannon until i realised that there was an answer. Sadly i was wrong.

    Comment by Rayd — December 9, 2005 @ 8:42 pm

  2. rayd – it comes very high in shannon’s list of favourites, but her interest in facts means that (earlier) the magic school bus and (now) horrible geography/horrible history has overtaken TLTWTW in the fav stakes!

    Comment by lynne — December 13, 2005 @ 9:34 am

  3. How cool is that?! And coming from a decent Children’s author in her own right it means even more. Like it.

    Comment by rich — December 13, 2005 @ 10:31 am


    Test your knowledge with this Narnia Quiz
    09 Dec 2005 by Paul Martin

    Prepare yourself with a tough Narnia quiz by David Buckna. It features many great questions, and some of them are actually very difficult questions. Below, you’ll find the questions. If you want the answers, there are two links at the end of the list.

    [Assist News]

    [Ashley Langford]
    Here’s another interesting factoid:


    14. What book by C.S. Lewis was the inspiration for Bono’s onstage “devilish” persona, MacPhisto, during the ZooTV tour?

    14.”The Screwtape Letters” (1942), a series of letters from Screwtape, an experienced devil, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior tempter on his first assignment. Tony Bowden and Jennifer Stewart write in “U2’s Mysterious Ways””Bono’s ‘Satan’ persona, MacPhisto, has probably raised more Christian hackles than anything else U2 have ever done, with most Christians failing to understand what Bono is up to. In an interview with a prominent Irish paper earlier this year Bono commented that the whole concept of the MacPhisto character was one of mockery — taking his idea from the adage ‘mock the devil and he will flee from you.’ Such irony and tongue-in-cheek humour is common throughout the work of the band and is a very effective way of bringing people to think about the good and evil in the world. Bono mocks to make his point — and this point is transferred to thousands of people with an effectiveness that preachers can only dream about.”

    U2’s animated video, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me”, shows Bono crossing a street reading a book. In the background one sees a speeding car headed for him. Bono is knocked to the ground and the book flies out of his hand. A close-up of the book’s cover shows it to be “The Screwtape Letters”.

    Comment by David Buckna — December 16, 2005 @ 8:49 pm

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