Dr. Seuss Quiz
by Staff
Do you know a Lorax from a Who? What about a Grinch from a Sneetch? Take this Dr. Seuss quiz to test your knowledge of the stories, and the man behind the rhymes.

What posthumous Dr. Seuss book was published in 2015?

  • "Red Fish, Blue Fish"
  • "What Pet Should I Get?"
  • "Sam I Yam"

In what book might you find "Warren Wiggins who is washing Waldo Woo"?

  • "Cat in the Hat"
  • "Dr. Seuss' ABC"
  • "Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?"

In the Seuss universe, what object can one find in their pocket?

  • an apple
  • a wocket
  • a poppet

Born Theodor Geisel, where did "Seuss" come from?

  • a clerical error
  • his cat
  • his middle name

How many children's books did Dr. Seuss write and illustrate?

  • 15
  • 44
  • 125

What is the name of the girl in "The Cat and the Hat"?

  • She doesn't have a name.
  • Jenny
  • Sally

What did Dr. Seuss do during World War II?

  • joined the Navy
  • created cartoon films for troops
  • became a medic

Mr. Brown is in "Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can you?" but he also makes an appearance in what other book?

  • "Hop on Pop"
  • "Fox In Socks"
  • "The Butter Battle Book"

When was "The Cat In the Hat" published?

  • 1936
  • 1977
  • 1957

Does Sam-I-Am ever get his pal to try green eggs and ham?

  • No
  • Yes, and he hates them.
  • Yes, and he likes them.

Why was "Green Eggs and Ham" banned in China until Geisel's death?

  • Because of Geisel's politics.
  • "Ham" is a curse word in Mandarin.
  • its representation of Marxism

There are a couple of types of Sneetches. What is one type?

  • Purple-Belly Sneetches
  • Plain-Belly Sneetches
  • No-Belly Sneetches

What profession did Geisel pursue before writing?

  • engineering
  • teaching
  • advertising

What kind of an animal is Horton?

  • elephant
  • Whosit
  • giraffe

What was Dr. Seuss' first children's book?

  • "The Cat in the Hat"
  • "Green Eggs and Ham"
  • "And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street"

How many times was "And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street" rejected before being published?

  • It was self-published.
  • 27 times
  • 13 times

How many hats does Bartholomew Cubbins have?

  • 500
  • 17
  • none

What Seuss book is the bestselling?

  • "The Cat in the Hat"
  • "Green Eggs and Ham"
  • "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

Who does the Lorax try to persuade to stop cutting down trees?

  • the Once-ler
  • Sam-I-Am
  • Horton

What word did Seuss introduce into the vernacular?

  • codswallop
  • idiot
  • nerd

What comes after the phrases "one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish" in the book?

  • "black fish, blue fish, old fish, new fish"
  • "find fish, green fish, eat fish, clean fish"
  • "all fish for me"

What racy subject did Geisel tackle in a rare adult book from 1939?

  • bikini fashions
  • the procreation habits of pigeons
  • a Lady Godiva retelling -- with nude drawings

When was the cartoon version of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" originally broadcast?

  • 1974
  • 1966
  • 1986

What does Mack do in "Yertle the Turtle"?

  • he burps
  • he buys a canary
  • he exacts revenge on his sworn enemy

"Green Eggs and Ham" was written because:

  • Geisel really hated eggs and ham.
  • Geisel's editor bet him he couldn't write a book using only 50 or fewer words.
  • Geisel had a dream about green eggs.

Before he published his own writing, Geisel illustrated a book containing:

  • recipes
  • funny things kids say
  • instructions for operating a toaster

Why did Geisel adopt the moniker "Seuss"?

  • He just thought it sounded better than Geisel.
  • He was forced to publish anonymously in college after getting in trouble.
  • There was already a Ted Geisel writing children's books.

What classic Dr. Seuss book is often given as a graduation gift?

  • "Horton Hears a Who!"
  • "The Lorax"
  • "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

In 1984, Geisel was awarded what?

  • A Kennedy Center honor
  • An Order of the British Empire
  • The Pulitzer Prize

In what city is the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden?

  • Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Washington D.C.
  • La Jolla, California