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By David R. Collins


Test Your Literary IQ

Here’s a fun game—take a look; Match the author to the book!

1. Mark Twain

a. Alice in Wonderland

2. Charles Dickens

b. Charlotte’s Web

3. E. B. White

c. Tom Sawyer

4. Dr. Seuss

d. Mary Poppins

5. Louisa May Alcott

e. A Christmas Carol

6. Jack London

f. Horton Hatches the Egg

7. Lewis Carroll

g. The Call of the Wild

8. Laura Ingalls Wilder

h. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

9. Franklin Baum

i. Little House on the Prairie

10. P. L. Travers

j. Little Women

Answers:

(1) c, (2) e, (3) b, (4) f, (5) j, (6) g, (7) a, (8) i, (9) h, (10) d.

Which Way Down?

Can you help the squirrel follow an unbroken line to the ground?

Noisemakers

In the sentences listed, underline the combination of words and/or parts of words that spell these noisemakers: cannon, chimes, drill, gong, hail, horn, radio, saw, siren, wind. Here is an example of another noisemaker: Could this be llama wool?

  1. 1.

    The fierce dragon guarded his den.

  2. 2.

    Yes, I rented a tuxedo for the wedding.

  3. 3.

    In the attic Ann once saw a bat.

  4. 4.

    After I march, I’m especially thirsty.

  5. 5.

    The doctor’s office was filled with ailing patients.

  6. 6.

    Uncle Conrad, I opened the trunk for you.

  7. 7.

    He thinks a walrus would make a good pet.

  8. 8.

    Have you read R. Illsworth’s latest novel?

  9. 9.

    Ask Faith or Nancy to help you.

  10. 10.

    They once grew indigo on this plantation.

Answers:

(1) dragon guarded, (2) yes, I rented, (3) attic Ann once, (4) march, I’m especially, (5) with ailing, (6) Conrad, I opened, (7) thinks a walrus, (8) read R. Illsworth’s, (9) Faith or Nancy, (10) grew indigo.

Smiling Page Marker

Use pattern to draw marker on lightweight cardboard; color. Cut out smile, then slip page inside smile to mark your place in your book (see illustration).

Prayer

Use the scripture reference to complete each statement about prayer by combining the words in the first column with the appropriate words in the second column.

1. (Ps. 46:1) We can pray about

a. pray always.

2. (D&C 59:7) We express thanks

b. those things we ask for that are right.

3. (D&C 19:28) We can pray silently

c. fasting.

4. (Moro. 7:48) We pray unto

d. or aloud.

5. (Col. 3:17) We end our prayers

e. Heavenly Father.

6. (D&C 88:126) We need to

f. anything in our life that we need help with.

7. (D&C 88:76) We are commanded to continue in prayer and

g. for all our blessings.

8. (3 Ne. 18:20) Heavenly Father will give us

h. in the name of Jesus Christ.

9. (1 Ne. 7:21) We can pray

i. for forgiveness.

Answers:

(1) f, (2), g, (3) d, (4) e, (5) h, (6) a, (7) c, (8) b, (9) i.

Fill-in Rhymes

Fill in the missing words in the rhymes with an appropriate object. How many silly answers that rhyme can you think of?

  1. 1.

    As savage as a tiger, as mild as a dove; As stiff as a poker, as limp as a ______.

  2. 2.

    As blind as a bat, as deaf as a post; As cool as a cucumber, as warm as ______.

  3. 3.

    As blunt as a hammer, as sharp as an awl; As flat as a flounder, as round as a ______.

  4. 4.

    As brittle as glass, as tough as gristle; As neat as a pin, as clean as a ______.

  5. 5.

    As red as a rose, as square as a box; As bold as a thief, as sly as a ______.

Answers:

(1) glove, (2) toast, (3) ball, (4) whistle, (5) fox.