Great Father Quiz

Check out the answers to last week’s New York, New York Quiz here!

Father’s Day provides the perfect time to think about some of literature’s best dads.  See if you recognize these fathers and the book they lived in.  Here’s how to play…Identify these fathers by telling me their name(if they have one) and the book.  Leave a comment with the #  and I’ll cross it off the list.  No Googling, that’s cheating and no fun!  

1. This 70’s classic follows a father and son on a 17 day journey across the country.  As the author explained, “it should in no way be associated with Zen Buddhist practice. It’s not very factual on motorcycles, either”. (the father is never named, title only Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Eva

2. Shakespeare’s  last play, and best father, this is a story of betrayal and love on a remote island.  This father is focused completely on his daughter’s happiness.  Prospero form The Tempest Phyl

3. Considered the best father in literature by many.  The photo above is from the Award winning film based on the book.  Atticus Finch form To Kill a Mockingbird Eva

4. One of my favorites was immortalized by Michael Landon in a tv series based on a children’s series. Pa or Charles Ingalls from Little House on the PrairieBumbles & Kathy

5. Not a true father, but when he took in a girl after her mother had died, his whole life changed.  The town that had shunned him for stealing, accepted him for his wonderful daughter.  Silas Marner from Silas Marner Eva

6. This post-apocalyptic novel follows a father and son through the wilderness after most of life has been wiped out.  This unnamed father will protect his son at any cost.   The Road Eva

7. He’s a bit eccentric, but it can’t be easy with a wife that’s a handful and five daughters.  He supported his daughter when she wanted to marry for love.  Who can ask for more than that?  Mr. Bennett from Pride & Prejudice Eva

8. Not only was he a father who supported his own family by being a good man, he also accepted a young wizard into the fold, never mind the potential danger.  Arthur Weasley from the  Harry Potter series Eva

9. The father from this favorite childhood series was a widower, a lawyer, and a father who accepts help from his daughter on his cases and in turn helps her with hers.  A very supportive dad. Carson Drew from the Nancy Drew seriesEva

10. A Father in name only, this monk struggles to build a great gothic cathedral in 12th century England.  Philip from The Pillars of the EarthKathy

8 thoughts on “Great Father Quiz

  1. Eva says:

    Fun! Here are my guesses/answers. 😀

    1. The Zen Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    2. ? from “The Tempest”
    3. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird
    4. ?
    5. Silas Marner from Silas Marner
    6. The Road
    7. Mr. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice
    8. Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter
    9. Carson Drew from Nancy Drew (definitely one of my childhood favourites!)
    10. ? from The Pillars of the Earth

    2 & 10 are half right!

  2. Kathy says:

    LOVE your quizzes, Stacy!

    Number 10…is that Philip, prior of Kingsbridge?

    Absolutely! This was one challenging for me. I realized that there are not a lot of great fathers in literature. Sad!

  3. Staci says:

    I’m always a day late and a dollar short when you post these!! I think I could’ve gotten a few this time!!

    When I post them they are always early on Mondays 🙂

  4. Violet says:

    Awesome quiz, I had seen this when you first posted it and I could recognize only P&P, I thought I’ll comment later, but then it skipped my mind. Bad idea 🙂

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