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Laura Ingalls Wilder Quiz

Answer these questions about Laura Ingalls Wilder.
These questions are based on Wilder's books, which are not a completely accurate portrayal of her life.
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Last updated: July 5, 2015
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The Big Woods were in this state.
Wisconsin
Pa often played this instrument.
Violin
What was the name of the Ingall family dog?
Jack
Who was the "Farmer Boy"?
Almanzo Wilder
He grew up in this state.
New York
The "Farmer Boy" wanted to do this when he was old enough.
Raise horses
Who was the older brother he pioneered with?
Royal
Who was the "wildcat from Tennessee" that aided the Ingalls on several occasions?
Mr. Edwards
Who did the Ingalls witness leaving before moving on from Kansas themselves?
Indians
What type of dwelling did the Ingalls live in by Plum Creek?
Dugout
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What pioneer mean girl rivaled Laura in Plum Creek and Dakota Territory?
Nellie Oleson
What pest wreaked havoc in Plum Creek?
Grasshoppers
What illness - suffered by the whole family - caused Mary's blindness?
Scarlet fever
Pa held what position in the railroad camp by Silver Lake?
Bookkeeper
Name the youngest member of the Ingalls family.
Grace
What historical act allowed the Ingalls a cheap claim of land, provided they live on it for 5 years?
Homestead
In "The Long Winter", what animal's unusually thick den foreshadowed the hard winter?
Muskrat
How old was Laura when she first started teaching?
15
What town did the Ingalls settle near?
De Smet
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