Skip To Content
    This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!
    Posted on Oct 7, 2014

    How Much Do You Know About Laura Ingalls Wilder?

    There's way more to "Little House on the Prairie" than the TV show.

    1. 1. In what year was Laura Ingalls Wilder born?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      1867

      Laura was born on February 7, 1867.

    2. 2. What was the name of the Ingalls son who died when he was an infant?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Charles Frederick Ingalls

      "Freddie" was not even a year old when he died. At the time, his cause of death was listed as 'diarrhea'. Historians agree that his death could easily have been prevented with modern medicine.

    3. 3. Which Ingalls daughter had biological children?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Laura

      Laura gave birth to two children: Rose and an unnamed son who died only a few weeks after birth. Carrie became a stepmother to two children, but didn't have children of her own. Grace and her husband never had children.

    4. 4. in which state was Laura's husband Almanzo Wilder born?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      New York

      Almanzo was born on a large farm in Malone, New York on February 13, 1857.

    5. 5. Which disease led to Almanzo requiring a cane to walk for the rest of his life?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Diptheria

      Both Laura and Almanzo suffered from Diphtheria in 1888. Almanzo's lower limbs were temporarily paralyzed and even after he recovered, he required a cane to walk for the rest of his life.

    6. 6. What is the name of Laura and Almanzo's farm in Mansfield, Missouri?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Rocky Ridge Farm

      Almanzo custom built the house to suit his wife, who stood barely five feet tall. The house and farm are now a museum.

    7. 7. What was Rose Wilder Lane's first profession?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Telegrapher

      Rose worked as a telegrapher from ages 17 to 24 in Missouri, Illinois and California.

    8. 8. Rose considered herself aligned with which political party?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      Libertarian

      Rose was a staunch opponent of Roosevelt's New Deal and claimed she stopped writing high-paying commercial fiction to protest paying income tax.

    9. 9. In which year did "Little House on the Prairie" first air on television?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      1974

      A two-hour pilot movie aired on March 30, 1974 on NBC. The series debuted on September 11 of the same year.

    10. 10. Which of the "Little House" books should be read first if you want to follow Laura's life chronologically?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      "Little House in the Big Woods"

      Though Laura and Rose took some liberties with the actual ages of the Ingalls girls at this time in history, "Little House in the Big Woods" is the story of Laura's fifth year of life.

    Create your own post!

    This post was created by a member of the BuzzFeed Community.You can join and make your own posts and quizzes.

    Sign up to create your first post!