Lamb To The Slaughter By Roald Dahl Revision Quiz

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Lamb To The Slaughter Quizzes & Trivia

Have you ever read the short tale Lamb to the Slaughter Story? Do you think you can pass this quiz? Roald Dahl wrote this story. It was written in 1953. The story demonstrates the author’s interest in horror, which is seen in both his adult fiction stories and children’s stories. Take this quiz and discover exactly how much you understand about the Lamb to Slaughter story.


Questions and Answers
  • 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. 
    How long did the police sarch for the murder weapon?
    • A. 

      1 hour

    • B. 

      6 hours

    • C. 

      12 hours

    • D. 

      3 hours

  • 20. 
    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

  • 21. 
    The names of the two detectives are Jack Noonan, O'Malley and Mark Mulholland.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    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.