The "Little House on the Prairie" book series and the TV show, based on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, are classics in their respective genres. Test your knowledge of the books, the show -- and the differences between them.
Who were Laura Ingalls' parents?
Frederick and Loretta
Lawrence and Mary Grace
Charles and Caroline
Which Ingalls TV sibling is entirely fictional?
Who is the book "Farmer Boy" about?
Who was "the wildcat from Tennessee?"
On the TV show, Mary marries Adam. Who did she marry in real life?
What's the name of the Ingalls family dog, both in the books and on TV?
Which of the following characters on the TV show is based on a real person?
Which of the following TV characters is NOT based on a real person?
When did the "Little House" TV show premiere?
For how many seasons did the show run?
In the first book of the series, "Little House in the Big Woods," where did the Ingallses live?
In "Little House on the Prairie," the family packs up their covered wagon and move far away. Where do they go?
In the "Little House on the Prairie" book, the family gets seriously ill with "fever 'n' ague," better known today as ___________.
The TV show depicts life in Walnut Grove, Minn. In which of the books do the Ingallses live in Walnut Grove?
"Little House in the Big Woods"
"Little Town on the Prairie"
"On the Banks of Plum Creek"
Who is Laura's teacher in Walnut Grove?
Eliza Jane Wilder
Which illness overcomes the family while they're living on Plum Creek?
Did Mary go blind in real life?
Why did Mary lose her sight?
a fall down a flight of stairs
To where does the Ingalls family move in "By the Shores of Silver Lake?"
a railroad camp in the Dakota Territory
a shanty town in Iowa
How do Laura and Mary get to the Dakota Territory?
in Mr. Edwards' wagon
on the train
In "The Long Winter," why do the Ingallses have Christmas dinner in May?
Pa was gone over the winter.
The town had been snowed in.
They didn't have enough money in December.
What was Laura's first real-life job?
What's the town in "Little Town on the Prairie?"
Walnut Grove, Minnesota
De Smet, South Dakota
In the same book, what destroys Pa's crops?
Who is Laura's teacher in De Smet?
Eliza Jane Wilder
What grade did Laura teach in her first teaching job?
In "These Happy Golden Years," what does Laura agree to do for the first four years of her marriage to Almanzo?
not see her family
live on a farm
live in Minneapolis
Where did Laura and Almanzo end up settling?
How many children did they have?
Complications from this illness killed all four Ingalls sisters.