Trivia: The Landlady By Roald Dahl! Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When Billy arrives in Bath, he

    • A.

      Does not have a job

    • B.

      Does not have a place to stay

    • C.

      Has plenty of money

    • D.

      Looks for entertainment

    Correct Answer
    B. Does not have a place to stay
    Explanation
    The given answer states that Billy does not have a place to stay when he arrives in Bath. This suggests that he is in need of accommodation and does not have a place to live in the city. The other options mentioned in the question, such as not having a job, having plenty of money, and looking for entertainment, do not directly relate to the issue of finding a place to stay.

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  • 2. 

    At first,Billy feels lucky to find the boardinghouse because

    • A.

      No other rooms are available in the city

    • B.

      Unlike The Bell and Dragon,it is close to his office

    • C.

      It seems warm and comfortable

    • D.

      The porter’s directions were confusing

    Correct Answer
    C. It seems warm and comfortable
    Explanation
    Billy feels lucky to find the boardinghouse because it seems warm and comfortable. This suggests that he values comfort and a cozy atmosphere, which the boardinghouse provides. It implies that he prefers a place that feels inviting and pleasant to stay in.

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  • 3. 

    When Billy looks through the window of the boardinghouse, what does he see?

    • A.

      He sees a dachshund lying in front of the fireplace.

    • B.

      He sees the landlady mixing chemicals together.

    • C.

      He sees several guests sitting around the fireplace.

    • D.

      He sees the landlady drinking a cup of tea.

    Correct Answer
    A. He sees a dachshund lying in front of the fireplace.
    Explanation
    Billy sees a dachshund lying in front of the fireplace. This means that when Billy looks through the window of the boardinghouse, he observes a dachshund in that location.

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  • 4. 

    Billy believes the cost of a room at the boardinghouse is

    • A.

      Affordable as long as he doesn’t order eggs for breakfast

    • B.

      Extremely cheap

    • C.

      Reasonable,but that he can find something cheaper

    • D.

      Extremely expensive

    Correct Answer
    B. Extremely cheap
    Explanation
    Billy believes that the cost of a room at the boardinghouse is extremely cheap because he thinks that as long as he doesn't order eggs for breakfast, it is affordable. This suggests that the cost of the room itself is already very low, and the only thing that would make it unaffordable for Billy is if he adds the expense of ordering eggs for breakfast. Therefore, Billy's belief is that the room is extremely cheap, but he might still be looking for something even cheaper.

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  • 5. 

    The landlady asks Billy to do one thing before he goes to bed. What is it?

    • A.

      She asks him to walk the dog.

    • B.

      She asks him to go to the store for her.

    • C.

      She asks him to sign the guest book.

    • D.

      She asks him to help her stuff a dead animal.

    Correct Answer
    C. She asks him to sign the guest book.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She asks him to sign the guest book." This can be inferred from the fact that the landlady specifically asks Billy to do something before he goes to bed, and out of the given options, signing the guest book is the most likely task to be done before retiring for the night.

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  • 6. 

    As Billy is drinking his tea, he

    • A.

      Comments on how tasty it is

    • B.

      Notices it tastes odd,like bitter almonds

    • C.

      Wishes the landlady would offer him more

    • D.

      Develops a stomachache

    Correct Answer
    B. Notices it tastes odd,like bitter almonds
    Explanation
    Billy notices that his tea tastes odd, specifically like bitter almonds. This suggests that there may be something wrong with the tea, as bitter almonds can indicate the presence of cyanide. This observation raises concerns about the safety and quality of the tea he is drinking.

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  • 7. 

    Based on clues in the story, what is the most likely fate of the landlady’s guests?

    • A.

      She hits them over the head and stuffs them.

    • B.

      She poisons them and stuffs them.

    • C.

      She chats with them endlessly until they have to excuse themselves.

    • D.

      She fattens them up so they don’t want to leave.

    Correct Answer
    B. She poisons them and stuffs them.
    Explanation
    The most likely fate of the landlady's guests is that she poisons them and stuffs them. This can be inferred from the clues provided in the story, which suggest that the landlady has a sinister motive and that the guests never leave her bed and breakfast. Additionally, the mention of "stuffing" implies that she may be preserving their bodies for some unknown purpose.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following details provides the best hint about the landlady’s secret?

    • A.

      The front of the building is rather shabby.

    • B.

      The downstairs window is brightly lit.

    • C.

      The landlady explains that she stuffs all her dead pets.

    • D.

      The landlady serves tea and cookies to Billy before he goes up to his room.

    Correct Answer
    C. The landlady explains that she stuffs all her dead pets.
    Explanation
    The correct answer provides the best hint about the landlady's secret because it suggests that she has a peculiar and potentially disturbing hobby of stuffing her dead pets. This detail implies that the landlady may have a fascination with death and a possible sinister side to her character.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following events in the story is the best example of foreshadowing?

    • A.

      The porter sends Billy to The Bell and Dragon.

    • B.

      The landlady is kind and friendly to Billy.

    • C.

      Billy can afford the cost of a room in the boardinghouse.

    • D.

      The two names in the register are familiar to Billy.

    Correct Answer
    D. The two names in the register are familiar to Billy.
    Explanation
    The two names in the register being familiar to Billy is the best example of foreshadowing because it hints at the fact that something is not right or that there is a sinister connection between those names and the events that will unfold later in the story. It creates a sense of anticipation and curiosity in the reader, making them wonder what significance these familiar names hold and how they will impact the story.

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  • 10. 

    The landlady was not greedy where money was concerned.

    • A.

      Facades

    • B.

      Congenial

    • C.

      Rapacious

    • D.

      Tantalizing

    • E.

      Emanate

    Correct Answer
    C. Rapacious
    Explanation
    The word "rapacious" means excessively greedy or grasping. This means that the landlady was not greedy when it came to money. She did not have a strong desire to accumulate wealth or exploit others for financial gain.

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  • 11. 

    Billy should have been warned by the strange smell that seemed to come forth from the landlady.

    • A.

      Facades

    • B.

      Congenial

    • C.

      Rapacious

    • D.

      Tantalizing

    • E.

      Emanate

    Correct Answer
    E. Emanate
    Explanation
    The word "emanate" means to originate or come from a source. In this context, the strange smell is described as coming forth from the landlady. Therefore, the correct answer is "emanate" because it accurately describes the action of the smell originating from the landlady.

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  • 12. 

    Often, fronts of buildings give no clue to what is happening inside.

    • A.

      Facades

    • B.

      Congenial

    • C.

      Rapacious

    • D.

      Tantalizing

    • E.

      Emanate

    Correct Answer
    A. Facades
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "facades". The word "facades" refers to the front or face of a building. The sentence suggests that these fronts often do not reveal or provide any indication of what is happening inside the building.

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  • 13. 

    Our pleasant hostess offered us another cup of tea.

    • A.

      Facades

    • B.

      Congenial

    • C.

      Rapacious

    • D.

      Tantalizing

    • E.

      Emanate

    Correct Answer
    B. Congenial
    Explanation
    The word "congenial" means pleasant, friendly, or agreeable. In the given sentence, the hostess is described as pleasant, which aligns with the meaning of "congenial." This word accurately describes the behavior of the hostess, who kindly offers the guests another cup of tea, creating a friendly and agreeable atmosphere.

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  • 14. 

    The familiarity of the names in the guest book was teasing Billy ’s memory.

    • A.

      Facades

    • B.

      Congenial

    • C.

      Rapacious

    • D.

      Tantalizing

    • E.

      Emanate

    Correct Answer
    D. Tantalizing
    Explanation
    The word "tantalizing" means to provoke or tease someone by showing them something desirable but keeping it out of reach. In the given context, the familiarity of the names in the guest book is teasing Billy's memory, suggesting that the names are provoking or tempting him by triggering a sense of familiarity but not providing enough information for him to fully remember or recognize them. Therefore, "tantalizing" is the most suitable word to describe this situation.

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  • 15. 

    The boy _______________ (past tense of eat) his biscuits while his tea cooled.

    Correct Answer
    ate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ate". In this sentence, we are talking about a past action of the boy eating his biscuits while his tea cooled. Therefore, we need to use the past tense of the verb "eat", which is "ate".

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  • 16. 

    The landlady has _______________ (past participle of gather) all the dirty clothes.

    Correct Answer
    gathered
    Explanation
    The landlady has gathered all the dirty clothes.

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  • 17. 

    The neighbors _______________ (past tense of bring) some fresh vegetables to the boardinghouse.

    Correct Answer
    brought
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "brought" because it is the past tense of the verb "bring." In this sentence, the neighbors performed the action of bringing some fresh vegetables to the boardinghouse in the past. Therefore, the verb needs to be in the past tense to match the tense of the sentence.

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  • 18. 

    The boy _______________ (past tense of hurt) his leg when he bumped into the sofa.

    Correct Answer
    hurt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hurt" because the sentence is in the past tense and "hurt" is the past tense form of the verb "hurt". The boy injured his leg in the past when he accidentally collided with the sofa.

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  • 19. 

    The landlady’s other guests have _______________ (past participle of disappear).

    Correct Answer
    disappeared
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "disappeared" because it is the past participle form of the verb "disappear". In this sentence, it is used to describe the action of the landlady's other guests vanishing or going missing.

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