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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Quizzes

by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Quiz 1

1. What is the first piece of information we are given in the novel?

  • That Christopher sees a dog on the ground
  • The weather: it is cloudy and grey
  • The time: 7 minutes after midnight
  • That Mrs Shears' dog was dead

2. What is the name of the dog that Christopher finds dead?

  • Muzzle
  • Paddington
  • Wellington
  • Rufus

3. What type of dog was Mrs Shear's dog?

  • A dalmatian
  • A poodle
  • An alsatian
  • A king charles spaniel

4. What is Christopher's full name?

  • Christopher John
  • Christopher John Francis Boone
  • Christopher Boone
  • Christopher John Francis

5. Who draws pictures of faces for Christopher so that he can understand different emotions?

  • Mrs Shears
  • His father
  • His mother
  • Siobhan

6. How does Christopher know Siobhan?

  • She is his aunt
  • She is a teacher at his school
  • She is a friend of his mother's
  • She is his cousin

7. Why does Christopher like dogs?

  • Because you always know what they are thinking, because they are faithful, do not lie and cannot talk
  • Because they are playful and always like attention
  • Because they like being cuddled
  • Because dogs like to go out walking for long periods of time

8. What is Christopher doing when Mrs Shears finds her dead dog for the first time?

  • Standing near the dog
  • Crying next to the dog
  • Kicking the dog
  • Hugging the dog

9. What kind of novel does Christopher say this is?

  • An animal novel
  • A romance
  • A sci-fi novel
  • A murder mystery novel

10. Who interrogates Christopher after Mrs Shears discovers what's happened to her dog?

  • The police
  • His father
  • A passer-by
  • Mr Shears

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