The Witches Novel By Roald Dahl! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What happened the first time Grandmamma ran into a witch as a young girl?

    • A.

      She became a picture.

    • B.

      She was turned into stone.

    • C.

      She lost a thumb.

    • D.

      She was turned into a porpoise.

    Correct Answer
    C. She lost a thumb.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She lost a thumb." This suggests that when Grandmamma encountered a witch for the first time as a young girl, she had a physical injury and lost one of her thumbs.

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  • 2. 

    Why should a child never take a bath?

    • A.

      Witches like clean children.

    • B.

      A witch can smell clean children better.

    • C.

      Witches hide in water.

    • D.

      Dirt scares away witches.

    Correct Answer
    B. A witch can smell clean children better.
    Explanation
    A witch can smell clean children better because they have a heightened sense of smell and are attracted to the scent of cleanliness. Taking a bath would make a child smell even more clean, making them more noticeable and appealing to witches.

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  • 3. 

    How does the narrator (the boy) feel after he has been turned into a mouse?

    • A.

      Awful

    • B.

      Surprisingly good

    • C.

      He didn't know he was a mouse

    • D.

      He was disappointed

    Correct Answer
    B. Surprisingly good
    Explanation
    After being turned into a mouse, the narrator (the boy) feels surprisingly good. This suggests that the transformation has had a positive effect on him, contrary to what one might expect. The narrator's positive feelings could be due to the newfound freedom and agility that being a mouse brings. It is also possible that he enjoys the novelty and excitement of experiencing the world from a different perspective. Overall, the unexpected positive reaction of the narrator adds an element of surprise to the story.

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  • 4. 

    According to the Grand High Witch, what are all witches supposed to buy when they get back to their hometowns?

    • A.

      Candy

    • B.

      Broomsticks

    • C.

      Delayed Action Mouse-Maker

    • D.

      Sweet Shops

    Correct Answer
    D. Sweet Shops
    Explanation
    According to the Grand High Witch, all witches are supposed to buy sweet shops when they get back to their hometowns. This implies that witches have a fondness for sweets and enjoy owning and running sweet shops. It also suggests that sweet shops may serve as a cover for witches to carry out their witchcraft activities, as they can use the ingredients and products in the shop to create spells and potions.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following responses is NOT a way to identify if a lady is a witch?

    • A.

      She has a funny accent when she talks.

    • B.

      She has no toes.

    • C.

      Her nose-holes are very large.

    • D.

      She wears a wig.

    • E.

      She always wears gloves.

    Correct Answer
    A. She has a funny accent when she talks.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She has a funny accent when she talks." This is not a reliable way to identify if a lady is a witch because having a funny accent is not a characteristic that is exclusive to witches. It is unfair and discriminatory to judge someone based on their accent, as accents can vary due to various factors such as regional dialects, language proficiency, or cultural background. Therefore, using accent as a criterion to identify a witch is not valid.

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  • 6. 

    Which word best describes the Grand High Witch's appearance under her pretty-lady mask?

    • A.

      Rotten

    • B.

      Pretty

    • C.

      Animal-like

    • D.

      Green

    Correct Answer
    A. Rotten
    Explanation
    The word "rotten" best describes the Grand High Witch's appearance under her pretty-lady mask. This suggests that her true appearance is unpleasant, decayed, and unattractive. It implies that her beauty is merely a disguise to hide her true, repulsive nature.

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  • 7. 

    Where did the Grand High Witch hide her vials of Delayed Action Mouse-Maker?

    • A.

      In a closet

    • B.

      In her suitcase

    • C.

      Under her mattress

    • D.

      On her balcony

    Correct Answer
    C. Under her mattress
    Explanation
    The Grand High Witch hid her vials of Delayed Action Mouse-Maker under her mattress. This hiding spot would ensure that the vials were kept close to her and easily accessible whenever she needed them. Placing them under the mattress would also provide a level of secrecy, as it is a less obvious location compared to a closet or suitcase.

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  • 8. 

    When does the narrator first encounter a witch in the story?

    • A.

      In his tree house

    • B.

      In a sweet shop

    • C.

      In the hotel

    • D.

      Right after he was born

    Correct Answer
    A. In his tree house
    Explanation
    The narrator first encounters a witch in his tree house. This suggests that the tree house is a significant location in the story where important events unfold. It is possible that the witch's presence in the tree house sets the tone for the rest of the story and introduces the conflict or adventure that the narrator will face. The encounter in the tree house could also serve as a catalyst for the narrator's journey or development throughout the story.

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  • 9. 

    What doesn't change when both Bruno and the narrator are turned into mice?

    • A.

      They have the same faces

    • B.

      They are wearing clothes

    • C.

      They have human hands

    • D.

      They have the same voices

    Correct Answer
    D. They have the same voices
    Explanation
    When both Bruno and the narrator are turned into mice, their physical appearance changes, including their faces, clothes, and hands. However, what remains the same is their voices. This suggests that their vocal cords and ability to produce sound remain unchanged despite their transformation into mice.

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  • 10. 

    Why does the narrator (boy) turn into a mouse immediately when he is given the Delayed Action Mouse Maker?

    • A.

      He was given 500 doses.

    • B.

      He was small for his age.

    • C.

      The Grand High Witch used a spell.

    • D.

      It was 9am in the morning.

    Correct Answer
    A. He was given 500 doses.
    Explanation
    The narrator (boy) turns into a mouse immediately because he was given 500 doses of the Delayed Action Mouse Maker. This means that the transformation was not meant to happen gradually or over time, but rather all at once. Therefore, as soon as he ingested the 500 doses, the transformation took place instantly.

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  • 11. 

    What name do the English witches use when they hold their convention in the hotel?

    • A.

      YMCA

    • B.

      SPCA

    • C.

      RSC

    • D.

      RSPCC

    Correct Answer
    D. RSPCC
    Explanation
    The correct answer is RSPCC. The question is asking for the name that English witches use when they hold their convention in a hotel. Out of the given options, RSPCC is the only choice that could potentially be related to witches. The other options, YMCA, SPCA, and RSC, do not have any known connection to witches or conventions. Therefore, RSPCC is the most plausible answer.

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  • 12. 

    Which word best describes Bruno's parents' reaction when they first see that their son has been turned into a mouse?

    • A.

      Shock

    • B.

      Disbelief

    • C.

      Anger

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Bruno's parents' reaction when they first see that their son has been turned into a mouse can be described as shock, disbelief, and anger. This suggests that they are completely taken aback and surprised by the transformation, finding it hard to believe what they are seeing. Additionally, their anger could stem from the fear and frustration of not being able to immediately reverse the situation and protect their son.

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  • 13. 

    How does Grandmamma discover where the Grand High Witch's home is?

    • A.

      She steals her purse

    • B.

      She calls a witch in England

    • C.

      She calls a police chief

    • D.

      She calls the hotel

    Correct Answer
    C. She calls a police chief
    Explanation
    Grandmamma discovers the location of the Grand High Witch's home by calling a police chief. This suggests that she contacts the police chief to gather information about the whereabouts of the Grand High Witch. It is likely that the police chief provides Grandmamma with the necessary information, enabling her to locate the Grand High Witch's home.

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  • 14. 

    Why did the Grand High Witch bring vials of Delayed Action Mouse Maker to the hotel if she expected all of the witches to make their own?

    • A.

      She brings it for children

    • B.

      She brings it for the ancient ones

    • C.

      She always carries some on her

    • D.

      She makes it just for fun

    Correct Answer
    B. She brings it for the ancient ones
    Explanation
    The Grand High Witch brings vials of Delayed Action Mouse Maker to the hotel for the ancient ones. This suggests that the ancient witches may not have the ability or resources to make their own Mouse Maker, so she brings it for them. It implies that she is responsible for providing the ancient witches with the necessary tools to carry out their plans.

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  • 15. 

    According to the author, a real witch

    • A.

      Is a man.

    • B.

      Tries to kill children.

    • C.

      Is a fairytale.

    • D.

      Rides on a broomstick.

    Correct Answer
    B. Tries to kill children.
    Explanation
    The author suggests that a real witch is someone who attempts to harm or kill children. This implies that the author believes witches are not simply fictional characters from fairytales, but rather dangerous individuals who pose a threat to children. The idea of witches riding on broomsticks is not mentioned in the given information, so it is not the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    The two countries that this story take place in are

    • A.

      France and England

    • B.

      United States and Germany

    • C.

      Norway and England

    • D.

      Japan and Australia

    Correct Answer
    C. Norway and England
    Explanation
    The story takes place in Norway and England.

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  • 17. 

    The story is told by a boy who was

    • A.

      Kidnapped by a witch.

    • B.

      Living with his grandparents.

    • C.

      Turned into a mouse.

    • D.

      Eaten by a witch.

    Correct Answer
    C. Turned into a mouse.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "turned into a mouse." This can be inferred from the information given in the question, where it is mentioned that the story is told by a boy who was kidnapped by a witch. Since the boy is narrating the story, it implies that he survived the kidnapping. Therefore, the most logical explanation is that the witch turned him into a mouse, which allows him to continue living and telling the story.

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  • 18. 

    Grandmamma

    • A.

      Is a witch.

    • B.

      Is a retired witchophile.

    • C.

      Is a school teacher.

    • D.

      Is a professional clown.

    Correct Answer
    B. Is a retired witchophile.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "is a retired witchophile." This means that Grandmamma used to have an interest or passion for witches, but is no longer actively practicing witchcraft. This suggests that she may have studied or researched witches in the past, but is not currently practicing as a witch herself.

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  • 19. 

    Bruno Jenkins

    • A.

      Is the boy telling the story

    • B.

      Is a boy who was turned into a witch

    • C.

      Is always proper and polite

    • D.

      Loves to eat

    Correct Answer
    D. Loves to eat
    Explanation
    The given answer "loves to eat" suggests that Bruno Jenkins has a fondness for food. This implies that he enjoys eating and possibly has a voracious appetite. This characteristic adds depth to his character and may contribute to the development of the story, as his love for food could potentially lead to interesting situations or conflicts.

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  • 20. 

    At the witches' convention, the witches learned

    • A.

      How to ride a broomstick

    • B.

      About the Delayed Action Mouse-Maker

    • C.

      How to cast spells

    • D.

      New recipes to impress their friends at home

    Correct Answer
    B. About the Delayed Action Mouse-Maker
    Explanation
    At the witches' convention, the witches learned about the Delayed Action Mouse-Maker. This suggests that the witches were taught or informed about a specific device or tool that can create mice with a delayed effect. This could be useful for the witches in their magical practices or for other purposes. The information about the Delayed Action Mouse-Maker is likely to be important or relevant to the witches' activities or interests at the convention.

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  • 21. 

    The Grand High Witch

    • A.

      Took off her face.

    • B.

      Secretly loved children.

    • C.

      Was really a man.

    • D.

      Was the nicest person you've ever met.

    Correct Answer
    A. Took off her face.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "took off her face." This suggests that The Grand High Witch had the ability to remove her own face, which implies that she was not a normal human being. This could be a characteristic of a witch or some other supernatural being. It adds an element of mystery and intrigue to the character, making her more sinister and frightening.

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  • 22. 

    Grandmamma and boy worked out a plan to

    • A.

      Kill the children of England

    • B.

      Turn Bruno back into a boy

    • C.

      Make a trip back to Hotel Magnificent next year

    • D.

      Get rid of all the witches

    Correct Answer
    D. Get rid of all the witches
    Explanation
    The given answer, "get rid of all the witches," is the most logical explanation for the plan that Grandmamma and the boy worked out. The context of the question suggests that there are witches present, and it is implied that they pose a threat or danger to the children of England. Therefore, it would make sense for Grandmamma and the boy to come up with a plan to eliminate or get rid of these witches to ensure the safety of the children.

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  • 23. 

    Which is not true about Grandmamma?

    • A.

      She was afraid of mice.

    • B.

      She was missing a thumb.

    • C.

      She smoked cigars.

    • D.

      She believed in witches.

    Correct Answer
    A. She was afraid of mice.
    Explanation
    Grandmamma being afraid of mice is not true because in the book "The Witches" by Roald Dahl, Grandmamma is portrayed as a fearless and knowledgeable witch hunter who is not afraid of mice. She even teaches her grandson how to spot witches and protect himself from them.

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  • 24. 

    At the end of the book, Grandmamma and her grandson planned to use 2 things to rid the world of witches... What were those 2 things?

    • A.

      Cats

    • B.

      Mouse Traps

    • C.

      Police Officers

    • D.

      Delayed Action Mouse Maker

    • E.

      Smelly children

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Cats
    D. Delayed Action Mouse Maker
    Explanation
    In the book, Grandmamma and her grandson planned to use cats and a Delayed Action Mouse Maker to rid the world of witches. Cats are known to be natural enemies of witches, and the Delayed Action Mouse Maker is a device that creates mice with delayed action formula, which would cause the witches to turn into mice and be killed by the cats.

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  • 25. 

    How can you tell if someone is a witch?  

    • A.

      Smelly breath

    • B.

      Always a woman

    • C.

      Blue spit

    • D.

      Wears a mask

    • E.

      No fingernails

    • F.

      Green hair

    • G.

      Wears black dresses

    • H.

      Bald

    • I.

      No toes

    • J.

      Fat belly, overweight

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Always a woman
    C. Blue spit
    D. Wears a mask
    H. Bald
    I. No toes

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