Plot Twist: Caroline Ingalls vs. Olivia Walton

Who’s the Mamma: Caroline Ingalls or Olivia Walton?

They’re both the heart of the home, loving and strong, wise and fun, kind and steadfast in their convictions—Caroline Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie and Olivia Walton from The Waltons. These two iconic TV moms go head-to-head and heart-to-heart in this fun quiz. We give you the plot, and you guess the mom. Will the heroine be Caroline or Olivia?

Plot 1:
When her husband meets up with their former neighbor and brings him home, not only are the kids delighted, but our heroine quickly sets her mind to finding their guest a potential wife.
Correct
Caroline Ingalls
Little House on the Prairie Episode: Mr. Edwards’ Homecoming
The correct answer is
Caroline Ingalls
Little House on the Prairie Episode: Mr. Edwards’ Homecoming
Plot 2:
One of the kids adopts an orphaned baby raccoon for a pet. Our heroine and her husband notice the raccoon has turned rabid and soon learn it’s bitten the family dog and their child. Our heroine feels the only hope against the infection is prayer.
Correct
Caroline Ingalls
Little House on the Prairie Episode: The Raccoon
The correct answer is
Caroline Ingalls
Little House on the Prairie Episode: The Raccoon
Plot 3:
Our heroine’s childhood suitor comes to town for a visit. He’s now a successful politician, who still has an eye for her. His attentions cause our heroine to take a hard look at her life, and wonder what might have been.
Correct
Olivia Walton
The Waltons Episode: The Prize
The correct answer is
Olivia Walton
The Waltons Episode: The Prize
Plot 4:
When our heroine discovers one of the fathers in town beats his young son regularly, she takes the child under her wing and cares for him until the situation gets sorted out.
Correct
Caroline Ingalls
Little House on the Prairie Episode: Child of Pain
The correct answer is
Caroline Ingalls
Little House on the Prairie Episode: Child of Pain
Plot 5:
Out heroine plays a warm, family wedding for the daughter of an old friend and her haughty, city-slicker fiancé. But when the townsfolk attempt to pull off a fun-loving country custom, the marriage might be over before the wedding begins.
Correct
Olivia Walton
The Waltons Episode: The Shivaree
The correct answer is
Olivia Walton
The Waltons Episode: The Shivaree
Plot 6:
Our heroine's cousin arrives with her grandchildren in tow. It would be a pleasant visit except the kids go out of their way to cause mischief, and one prank, in particular, could have dire consequences.
Correct
Olivia Walton
The Waltons Episode: The Kinfolk
The correct answer is
Olivia Walton
The Waltons Episode: The Kinfolk
Plot 7:
Our heroine travels to a mining camp to help an old friend who is pregnant and gravely ill. When the friend passes away, our heroine must honor her deathbed request to give her baby a good home.
Correct
Caroline Ingalls
Little House on the Prairie Episode: A Faraway Cry
The correct answer is
Caroline Ingalls
Little House on the Prairie Episode: A Faraway Cry
Plot 8:
An inexperienced, but brilliant young woman arrives as the school's substitute teacher. Though she's educated and accomplished, she's insecure, hiding her uncertainty by enforcing strict rules, and keeping entirely to herself. Our heroine recognizes the girl needs a friend, and more importantly, family, so she risks rebuff and reaches out in the only ways she knows how—as a mother.
Correct
Olivia Walton
The Waltons Episode: The Substitute
The correct answer is
Olivia Walton
The Waltons Episode: The Substitute
Plot 9:
When a boutique owner notices a dress our heroine made, she offers her a full time position as a seamstress. Because a major job fell through for her husband, our heroine takes the offer, and becomes fast friends with the store owner. Impressed with our heroine's work, the boutique owner decides to open an additional store in town, and asks our heroine to take over the local shop. Now our heroine must choose between her career and family.
Correct
Olivia Walton
The Test
The correct answer is
Olivia Walton
The Test
Plot 10:
The town is gearing up for a big win in their annual baseball game, thanks to a talented new pitcher. Excited about the odds being in their favor, people start betting on the game. But gambling doesn't sit well with the star pitcher's wife, and she forbids home to play. Now, it's up to our heroine to find a solution that will help the town claim victory.
Correct
Caroline Ingalls
Little House on the Prairie Episode: In the Big Inning
The correct answer is
Caroline Ingalls
Little House on the Prairie Episode: In the Big Inning

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Master Plotter

Wow! You really know your TV mammas! Great job telling the difference between Caroline Ingalls and Olivia Walton! Keep up the good work by watching Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons regularly on INSP.

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Uneven Plotting

Pretty good! You can tell the difference between Caroline Ingalls and Olivia Walton – most of the time! To get to know these iconic TV moms better, watch Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons regularly on INSP.

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Practically Plot-free

Not bad! You can tell the difference between Caroline Ingalls and Olivia Walton—some of the time! To get to know these iconic TV moms better, watch Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons regularly on INSP.

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Plot Deprived

Oh my! Caroline? Olivia? Caroline? Who are these people? It may look like you got a few of the stories crossed. No worries. We have the perfect remedy! Simply watch Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons regularly—every weekday on INSP.

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