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King of the Elephants: The Babar Quiz
by Staff
He's been king of the elephants for nearly a century, but how much do you remember about this beloved royal animal? Take our quiz to find out!

Who wrote the first Babar books?

  • A.A. Milne
  • Jean de Brunhoff
  • Lewis Carroll

True or false: Jean de Brunhoff wrote his Babar books hoping to strike it rich.

  • true
  • false

What year was the first book about Babar published?

  • 1931
  • 1941
  • 1951

How many books did Jean de Brunhoff complete before his death?

  • one
  • three
  • seven

How old was Laurent de Brunhoff when he completed his father's seventh Babar book?

  • 13
  • 18
  • 25

What year did Laurent publish his first Babar book on his own?

  • 1936
  • 1946
  • 1956

How many Babar books were sold in the U.S. by 2011?

  • 3 million
  • 10 million
  • 21 million

Which of these is a frequent criticism of the series?

  • animal cruelty
  • poor artwork
  • colonialism

Why did the king of the elephants die in the first Babar book?

  • poaching
  • old age
  • bad food

What is the name of Babar's wife?

  • Celeste
  • Chloe
  • Candice

What year do Babar and Celeste become parents?

  • 1932
  • 1938
  • 1998

Who is NOT one of Babar's triplets?

  • Flora
  • Alexandra
  • Isabella

What year do Babar and his wife have their fourth and final child?

  • 1939
  • 1940
  • 1987

Where does Flora eventually meet her husband?

  • the supermarket
  • the Celesteville games
  • an airplane

What kills Babar's mother?

  • fire
  • poison
  • poachers

What species is at war with the elephants in "Babar the King"?

  • lions
  • rhinos
  • giraffes

What color is Babar's standard suit?

  • green
  • brown
  • red

What year did the animated "Babar" television series premiere?

  • 1949
  • 1969
  • 1989

What kind of animal is Zephir?

  • monkey
  • squirrel
  • goat

How do Babar and Celeste travel the world for their honeymoon?

  • plane
  • train
  • hot-air balloon

What year was "Babar on Paradise Island" released?

  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2016

Who is the prime minister of Celesteville?

  • Cornelius
  • Nicholas
  • William

What type of animal is Rataxes?

  • rhino
  • elephant
  • hippo

What is the name of Lord Rataxes' assistant?

  • Roger
  • Stanley
  • Basil

What is the name of Babar's troublemaking brother?

  • Arthur
  • Franklin
  • Steven

Who is the best cook in all of Celesteville?

  • Celeste
  • Truffles
  • Emeril

What is the name of Babar's grandson, who first appeared in a 2010 animated series?

  • Bandit
  • Badou
  • Brendon

What is Badou's favorite saying?

  • "My tusks!"
  • "Tusk-errific!"
  • "Tusk-tastic!"

What kind of animal is Chiku?

  • parrot
  • monkey
  • rhino

What sport does Babar demonstrate, according to a 2002 book?

  • yoga
  • skiing
  • bicycling