Lamb To The Slaughter By Roald Dahl Revision Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Who is the protagonist in the story?
    • A. 

      Mrs. van der Meer

    • B. 

      Mary Mulholland

    • C. 

      Patrick

    • D. 

      Mary Maloney


  • 2. 
    It may be said that Mary has a(an) ____________ personality.
    • A. 

      Obsessive

    • B. 

      Pushy

    • C. 

      Weak

    • D. 

      Solid


  • 3. 
    Mary's husband has indicated that he was...
    • A. 

      Teasing her

    • B. 

      Abusing her

    • C. 

      Leaving her

    • D. 

      Lying to her


  • 4. 
    Mary's act against her husband was premeditated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 5. 
    Mary hitting Patrick with the frozen leg of lamb occurs during the...
    • A. 

      Rising action

    • B. 

      Falling action

    • C. 

      Climax

    • D. 

      Resolution


  • 6. 
    The setting of "Lamb to the slaughter" is...
    • A. 

      A cottage by the sea in the 1950's

    • B. 

      A flat in the 1950's

    • C. 

      A house in the 1950's

    • D. 

      An apartment in the 1950's


  • 7. 
    The strength of the two drinks that Mary fixes - her drink is weak and Patrick's is strong) is an example of...
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Alliteration


  • 8. 
    "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" is an example of....
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Symbolism

    • C. 

      Theme

    • D. 

      Characterisation


  • 9. 
    Mary actually hated her husband.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    It could be argued that Mary was operating in a state of shock.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 11. 
    The irony of the situation occurred as the investigators ate the murder weapon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    What "shocked" Mary when she returned from the store?
    • A. 

      Supper was ready

    • B. 

      The police were there

    • C. 

      The fire was out

    • D. 

      Patrick was dead


  • 13. 
    The police believed the murder weapon was a ... 
    • A. 

      Metal club

    • B. 

      Pillow

    • C. 

      Knife

    • D. 

      Gun


  • 14. 
    Mary's giggling meant that she had lost her mind.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 15. 
    Mary is _________________ by her husband's strage behaviour.

  • 16. 
    Who is the author of "Lamb to the slaughter"?
    • A. 

      Ruan Dahl

    • B. 

      Roald Dahl

    • C. 

      Ryan Dahl

    • D. 

      Riaan Dahl


  • 17. 
    What is the occupation of the criminal?
    • A. 

      Detective

    • B. 

      Housewife


  • 18. 
    Would you describe Mary as...
    • A. 

      Intelligent, a devoted housewife, gentle, submissive, loving her husband

    • B. 

      Controlling, a devoted housewife, gentle, submissive, loving her husband

    • C. 

      Frustrated, a devoted housewife, gentle, submissive, loving her husband


  • 19. 
    Match the following symbols and their meanings:
    • A. the lamb
    • A.
    • B. the baby
    • B.
    • C. Patrick the detective
    • C.
    • D. the leg of lamb
    • D.
    • E. ice in glass of whiskey
    • E.

  • 20. 
    Explain the use of the following items/quotations and their meanings in the story.
    • A. "empty chair opposite"
    • A.
    • B. "the key turning in the lock"
    • B.
    • C. "lamps alight"and "curtains drawn"
    • C.
    • D. two chairs/two lampshades/two glasses
    • D.

  • 21. 
    How long did the police sarch for the murder weapon?
    • A. 

      1 hour

    • B. 

      6 hours

    • C. 

      12 hours

    • D. 

      3 hours


  • 22. 
    Patrick is not doing the right thing. What does he do that is wrong?
    • A. 

      Insisting on having dinner at a set time every evening

    • B. 

      Leaving his pregnant wife

    • C. 

      Drinking when he is stressed

    • D. 

      He is an alcoholic


  • 23. 
    The names of the two detectives are Jack Noonan, O'Malley and Mark Mulholland.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 24. 
    Why did the detectives do Mary a favour by eating the leg of lamb?
    • A. 

      Mary hit her husband over the head with it and they ate the evidence

    • B. 

      The leg of lamb could not be eaten by her alone and would have spoiled.

    • C. 

      They kept her company while she was still in shock.


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