Matilda By Roald Dahl

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  • 1. 

    What could Matilda do when she was four?

    • A.

      Cook

    • B.

      Walk

    • C.

      Talk

    • D.

      Read

    Correct Answer
    D. Read
    Explanation
    Matilda could read when she was four.

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  • 2. 

    What was Mr. Wormwood's job?

    • A.

      A used car salesman

    • B.

      A mechanic

    • C.

      A hair dresser

    • D.

      A doctor

    Correct Answer
    A. A used car salesman
    Explanation
    Mr. Wormwood's job was a used car salesman. This is evident from the fact that he is described as a dishonest and deceitful character who sells faulty and unreliable cars to unsuspecting customers. His occupation as a used car salesman aligns with his unethical behavior and his desire to make money at any cost.

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  • 3. 

    What was the first thing that Matilda used to practice her ability to move objects with?

    • A.

      Cigar

    • B.

      Glass

    • C.

      Chair

    • D.

      Book

    Correct Answer
    A. Cigar
    Explanation
    Matilda used a cigar to practice her ability to move objects with. This suggests that she initially discovered her telekinetic powers by moving a cigar using her mind.

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  • 4. 

    Who did Matilda feel was a trustworthy adult?

    • A.

      Miss Honey

    • B.

      Miss Trunchbull

    • C.

      The cook

    • D.

      Mrs. Phelps

    Correct Answer
    A. Miss Honey
    Explanation
    Matilda felt that Miss Honey was a trustworthy adult because she was kind, caring, and genuinely interested in Matilda's well-being. Miss Honey was the only adult who recognized Matilda's intelligence and supported her love for learning. She stood up for Matilda against Miss Trunchbull and showed her unwavering support and belief in her abilities. Matilda trusted Miss Honey because she always treated her with respect and listened to her thoughts and feelings.

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  • 5. 

    Who is Miss Honey's aunt?

    • A.

      Matilda's mother

    • B.

      Mrs. Phelps the librarian

    • C.

      Miss Trunchbull

    • D.

      The cook at school

    Correct Answer
    C. Miss Trunchbull
    Explanation
    Miss Trunchbull is not Miss Honey's aunt. This is an incorrect answer.

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  • 6. 

    What did Bruce do to call attention to himself?

    • A.

      He stole candy out of Miss Trunchbull's office.

    • B.

      He put a lizard in Miss Trunchbull's water jug.

    • C.

      He stole a piece of cake from Miss Trunchbull's lunch.

    • D.

      He put itching powder in Miss Trunchbull's gym pants.

    Correct Answer
    C. He stole a piece of cake from Miss Trunchbull's lunch.
    Explanation
    Bruce called attention to himself by stealing a piece of cake from Miss Trunchbull's lunch.

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  • 7. 

    What happened when Miss Trunchbull came into the classroom for the first time?

    • A.

      She was very mean to the children.

    • B.

      Lavender put a newt into the water jug.

    • C.

      Matilda made the glass of water tip over with her mind.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    When Miss Trunchbull came into the classroom for the first time, all of the mentioned events occurred. She was very mean to the children, Lavender put a newt into the water jug, and Matilda made the glass of water tip over with her mind.

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  • 8. 

    What was the punishment room called?

    • A.

      The Smokey

    • B.

      The Hokey

    • C.

      The Chokey

    • D.

      The Pokey

    Correct Answer
    C. The Chokey
    Explanation
    The punishment room in the story was called "The Chokey".

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  • 9. 

    Where does Miss Honey live?

    • A.

      In a cottage

    • B.

      In an apartment building

    • C.

      In a house

    • D.

      In the school

    Correct Answer
    A. In a cottage
    Explanation
    Miss Honey lives in a cottage.

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  • 10. 

    What did the letter say that Miss Honey got?

    • A.

      Her father's body had been found.

    • B.

      Miss Trunchbull had been found.

    • C.

      Her father's will had been found.

    • D.

      Her father had been found.

    Correct Answer
    C. Her father's will had been found.
    Explanation
    The letter that Miss Honey received stated that her father's will had been found. This implies that there was some uncertainty or mystery surrounding her father's will, and the discovery of it could potentially have significant implications for Miss Honey and her inheritance.

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  • 11. 

    Why was the rent on Miss Honey's cottage so low?

    • A.

      Her aunt owned the cottage.

    • B.

      It was all she could afford.

    • C.

      There were no modern conveniences in the cottage.

    • D.

      Her friend owned the cottage.

    Correct Answer
    C. There were no modern conveniences in the cottage.
    Explanation
    The rent on Miss Honey's cottage was low because there were no modern conveniences in the cottage. This suggests that the cottage lacked amenities such as electricity, running water, or heating systems, making it less desirable and therefore cheaper to rent.

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  • 12. 

    Where was Miss Honey living at the end of the story?

    • A.

      Her farmer's cottage

    • B.

      At the school

    • C.

      Her family home

    • D.

      With Matilda's family

    Correct Answer
    C. Her family home
    Explanation
    Miss Honey was living at her family home at the end of the story. Throughout the story, it is revealed that Miss Honey had a difficult childhood and was mistreated by her aunt, who took over her family home after her parents died. However, with the help of Matilda, Miss Honey was able to confront her aunt and reclaim her family home. Therefore, at the end of the story, Miss Honey is living in the place that rightfully belongs to her, her family home.

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  • 13. 

    What happened to Matilda at the end of the story?

    • A.

      She went into foster care

    • B.

      She went to live with Miss Honey

    • C.

      She went away with her family

    • D.

      She moved into the library

    Correct Answer
    B. She went to live with Miss Honey
    Explanation
    Matilda went to live with Miss Honey at the end of the story. This can be inferred from the information given in the options. The other options, such as going into foster care, going away with her family, or moving into the library, are not mentioned in the given options and therefore cannot be considered as the correct answer.

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