This week, 150 years ago, a wildly popular character was born. According to information on the web site of the Lewis Carroll Society, in 1862 Lewis Carroll, whose real name is Charles Dodgson, took a boat trip with a group of people, among which was a girl named Alice. During the trip, the first outlines of the story of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground were narrated. Then, Alice urged Lewis Carroll to write out the story for her. That evening and the next day, Carroll outlined the main headings, and about seven months later, the manuscript of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was complete. In July of 1865, the book was officially published.
The story has since become one of the most popular works of fiction in history, brought to life in plays and movies — and even at theme parks and restaurants. Its vivid characters, from the Mad Hatter to the Cheshire Cat and the White Rabbit, have been capturing audiences and children’s imaginations worldwide.
We are celebrating Alice’s 150th birthday by testing your knowledge about the book with our quiz below. Take the quiz, then share in the comments section which character from the story you love the most and why.