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Trivia Quiz - P L Travers - The Creator of Mary Poppins

As the writer of Mary Poppins, P L Travers enchanted generations of children. Test your knowledge of this enigmatic Englishwoman.

Quiz Number: 5681
Date Submitted: June 09, 2017
Quiz Categories: Literature, Children's Books, Authors
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 56.3 percent
Times Taken: 24 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1

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1. In what country was P L Travers born on August 9, 1899?
  A.   New Zealand
  B.   Canada
  C.   South Africa
  D.   Australia

2. How did P L Travers acquire her last name?
  A.   It was her father's first name.
  B.   It was her mother's maiden name.
  C.   It was her second husband's name.
  D.   As a tribute to a family friend

3. What was the birth name of P L Travers?
  A.   Bryant
  B.   Goff
  C.   Heywood
  D.   Sanderson

4. P L Travers migrated to London in the 1920 and became friends with which contemporary writer?
  A.   T S Eliot
  B.   W B Yeats
  C.   P G Wodehouse
  D.   G B Shaw

5. In what decade of the 20th century was the first Mary Poppins book published?
  A.   20s
  B.   30s
  C.   40s
  D.   50s

6. What surprising thing did P L Travers do during World War II?
  A.   She spied for the Allies in Southern France.
  B.   She wrote to Hitler asking him to spare her adopted homeland.
  C.   She lived on a Navajo Indian reservation in Arizona.
  D.   She went to live in the Falklands - as far as she could get from the war.

7. How many children did P L Travers have?
  A.   0
  B.   1
  C.   3
  D.   5

8. The illustrator of all the Mary Poppins books was Mary Shepard whose father illustrated what other books?
  A.   Winnie the Pooh
  B.   Wind in the Willows
  C.   Alice in Wonderland
  D.   Peter Rabbit

9. How many Mary Poppins books did P L Travers write?
  A.   1
  B.   5
  C.   8
  D.   13

10. How many times was P L Travers married?
  A.   0
  B.   1
  C.   3
  D.   5®   

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