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Ann M. Martin Herself Couldn't Get 15/15 On This Baby-Sitters Club Quiz

For BSC experts only! This quiz is harder to get through than one of Stacey's New York anecdotes.

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  1. What is the name of the <i>Baby-sitters Club</i> book in which Dawn first appears?
    Scholastic
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    The Ghost at Dawn's House
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    Incorrect
    Mary Anne Saves the Day
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kristy’s Great Idea
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Dawn and the Impossible Three
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dawn first appears in Baby-sitters Club #4: Mary Anne Saves the Day, but her first book as the title character is Baby-sitters Club #5: Dawn and the Impossible Three.

    Via Scholastic
  2. What is Kristy’s &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br>middle name? &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;
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    Amanda
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Lynn
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Elizabeth
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Read
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Kristy’s middle name is Amanda. Lynn is Claudia’s middle name, Elizabeth is Stacey’s middle name, and Read is Dawn’s middle name.

  3. Including step-siblings and adopted siblings, how many total siblings does Kristy have?
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    Three
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Four
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Five
    Correct
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    Six
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    She has six: Andrew, David Michael, Karen, Charlie, Sam, and Emily-Michelle.

  4. Kristy’s little league team is called Kristy's Krushers. What is her on-again-off-again pseudo-boyfriend’s little league team called?
    Scholastic
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    Sam’s Sluggers
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    Hank’s Homers
    Correct
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    Bart’s Bashers
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Charlie’s Chargers
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Kristy’s "boyfriend" is named Bart Taylor, and he's the coach of the Bashers.

    Via Scholastic
  5. What is Janine Kishi’s IQ?
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    Around 160, which is about the same as Stephen Hawking’s IQ.
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    Around 170, which is around the same as Judit Polgar’s IQ.
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    Around 195, which was about the same as Marie Curie’s IQ.
    Correct
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    Around 225, which is about the same as Christopher Hirata’s IQ.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Janine Kishi claims to have an IQ of 196, making her more intelligent than Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, and Garry Kasparov.

  6. What street does Claudia Kishi live on?
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    Bradford Court
    Correct
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    Burnt Hill Road
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    Elm Street
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Slate Street
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Kishis live on Bradford Court, along with the The Hobart and Perkins families, who moved into Kristy and Mary Anne’s houses when their families moved to different neighborhoods in Stoneybrook.

  7. Name the artist who painted the cover art on the classic BSC books.
    Scholastic
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    Hodges Soileau
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    Incorrect
    Mary GrandPré
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    Incorrect
    Tim Jacobus
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    Incorrect
    James L. Mathewuse
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Goliath Hardbody
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Hodges Soileau painted the cover art for most of the Baby-Sitters Club books. Mary GrandPré did the American Harry Potter covers, Tim Jacobus made the covers for the Goosebumps books, and James L. Mathewuse was the artist behind the Sweet Valley High covers. Goliath Hardbody is someone we just made up.

    Via hodgessoileau.com
  8. What’s the name of the book where Jessi’s aunt Cecelia moves in with her?
    Scholastic
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    Jessi and the Bad Baby-Sitter
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Jessi's Wish
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Jessi’s Babysitter
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    Jessi and the Superbrat
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Aunt Cecelia moves in with the Ramsey family in Baby-Sitters Club #36: Jessi’s Babysitter.

    Via Scholastic
  9. When Mary Anne broke up with Logan between the books <i>Mary Anne Vs. Logan</i> and <i>Mary Anne Misses Logan</i>, who did Logan date?
    Scholastic
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    Laine Cummings
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Grace Blume
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cokie Mason
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Shannon Kilbourne
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Logan went on a few dates with the nemesis of the Baby-Sitters Club, Cokie Mason, before getting back together with Mary Anne.

    Via Scholastic
  10. What does Charlie Thomas call his car?
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    The Pink Clinker
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    Incorrect
    The Junk Bucket
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    The Rust Tub
    Correct
    Incorrect
    The Yellow Streak
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Charlie’s car is called the Junk Bucket, and it’s used to transport Kristy to club meetings three times a week after the Thomas family moves in with Watson Brewer.

  11. What’s the name of the book where Sharon Schaefer and Richard Spier get married, making Mary Anne and Dawn stepsisters?
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    Dawn's Wicked Stepsister
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Mary Anne in the Middle
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Dawn's Family Feud
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Mary Anne and the Great Romance
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    High School sweethearts Sharon (Dawn's mom) and Richard (Mary Anne's dad) tie the knot in The Baby-Sitters Club #30: Mary Anne and the Great Romance.

    Via Scholastic
  12. What does Claudia’s mom do for a living?
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    She is a lawyer at Thompson, Thompson, and Abrams.
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    She’s the head librarian at Stoneybrook Library.
    Correct
    Incorrect
    She’s a salesperson at Bellairs department store.
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    She’s the CEO of Unity Insurance.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Claudia’s mom, Rioko Kishi, is the head librarian at Stoneybrook Library.

  13. What is the name of the game that the Pike brothers are often caught playing?
    Scholastic
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    Flamingo Fight
    Correct
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    Wandering Frog People
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    Let's All Come In
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    Shark Attack
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Although the details are a bit hazy, the Pike brothers are often mentioned playing a game called “Wandering Frog People” throughout the books.

  14. What is the name of the book where Kristy first meets Shannon Kilbourne?
    Scholastic
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    Kristy and the Copycat
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    Incorrect
    Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever
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    Incorrect
    Kristy and the Walking Disaster
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kristy and the Snobs
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Shannon is first introduced as an antagonist in Baby-Sitters Club #11: Kristy and the Snobs, but later becomes an associate member of the club.

    Via Scholastic
  15. What is babysitting &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br>charge Jackie Rodowsky’s &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br>biggest flaw? &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;
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    He is very clumsy!
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    He is very racist!
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    He is language-delayed!
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    He’s afraid of dogs!
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jackie is a pretty complex character, so it’s difficult to condense his character down to a single flaw. But, I suppose if you had to say something, it’d be that he’s clumsy all the time. All the time. For this reason, he’s often referred to as Stoneybrook’s “walking disaster.”

  16. And for extra credit, what word is missing from these book titles?

    Scholastic
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The missing word is "mystery."

    Mystery solved.

 
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