Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Finally, a question that ties the book to the movie. In the book, our main character is never named. However, in the movie, he has a name. What is it?||'The Witches' by Roald Dahl
Luke. The movie also has a different ending, with Luke being changed back into a boy. He stays a mouse in the book.
puts it in their soup. While our hero does spend some time with the potatoes, he puts the Mouse Maker formula into the Witches' soup tureen.
454. 'My room number is 454. Do not forget it.'
86 . The witches planned to buy sweet shops all over England and poison the chocolates and candies with the magic formula. Interesting that the formula is numbered '86', a slang term for ending or death.
William and Mary . William and Mary were the main character's pets. They were white mice.
Mr. Stringer. Mr. Stringer was not too kind to our hero in the story.
Bruno Jenkins. Bruno is a greedy boy. In the end, his greed is what gets him turned into a mouse!
the Grand High Witch. The Grand High Witch is the ruler of all witches.
|In which country did the Grand High witch live?||The Witches
Norway. She was a wealthy Baroness who gave away large sums of money to charities and lived in a huge castle high up in the mountains in Norway.
|How many witches were in the dining room?(not including the one who got fried)||The Witches
84. The boy thought it was 200, but Grandmama counted 84.
|What was the table number of the 'old hag (Grandmama) who said her meat was too tough'?||The Witches
14 . She said her meat was too tough probably just to stall time. They got her a second serving, but the cooks and bus-boys all spat on it.
|What colour was the knitting-wool Grandmama dropped the boy down to the Grand High Witches balcony?||The Witches
blue. She put him in a sock and pretended to 'drop' her blue knitting wool.
|How long does it take for a child to turn into a mouse with Formula 86 Delayed Action Mouse Maker?||The Witches
26 seconds. That's with one drop, the boy got a whole bottle and he turned into a mouse instantly.
|When the boy was watching the witches scratching their heads, he thought they had nits. Who in his school had nits and had to dip his head in turpentine?||The Witches
Ashton. 'It killed all the nits all right, but it nearly killed Ashton as well.
Bournemouth. After Grandmama got pnemonia, the doctor whouldn't let them go to Norway, so they went there instead, even though Grandmama wouldn't stop smoking those 'vile, black cigars.'
|What is a person called who studies witches and knows a lot about them?||The Witches
witchophile. Grandmama is a retired witchophile.
|What was the name of the child who turned up in an oil painting one day?||The Witches
Solveg. One day, Solveg came home from school eating an apple a nice lady had given to her on the street. The next morning she was missing but her father found her in an oil painting, feeding some ducks.
|What revenge does the main character take on the witches for turning him into a mouse?||'The Witches'
He turns the witches into mice, using the Delayed Action Mouse Maker.. He puts Delayed Action Mouse Maker into the witches' dinner, turning them all into mice!
They have claws. Real witches have long, thin cat-like claws instead of fingernails. They disguise these by wearing gloves all the time.
RSPCC (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). The witches pretend to be the Royal Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, but are actually holding their Annual General Meeting with the purpose of doing anything but preventing cruelty to children!
In Britain there is a NSPCC, the N standing for National, however, Dahl changed it to RSPCC for fictional purposes.
t. True! Real witches spit is so blue they use it to write letters with!
Mr Stringer. Grandmamma agues terribly when the hotel boss, Mr Stringer, forbids their pet mice to stay at the hotel. Grandmamma says: "How dare you say that when your rotten hotel is full of rats!" to an outraged Mr Stringer, who eventually allows the mice to stay.
|On holiday in Bournemouth, which hotel do they stay at?||'The Witches'
The Hotel Magnificent. Although they wanted to travel to Norway, Grandmamma fell ill and on doctor's orders they went to Bournemouth, staying at the Hotel Magnificent.
The housemaid who looks after Grandmamma. Mrs Spring moved into the house after Grandmamma fell ill with pneumonia.
t. It's true! Real witches have very wide feet, square at the ends, completely minus all toes.
t. It's true, all witches wear wigs, and only ever take them off at night. The wigs may look real, but you can tell they are wearing one by the witches' continuous head scratching.
|What happened to the witch who dared to argue with The Grand High Witch?||'The Witches'
The Grand High Witch frizzled her away with sparks from her eyes. The witch who couldn't believe that The Grand High Witch could get rid of all the children in the world was frazzeled alive by The Grand High Witch eyes.
|Yolk, from which type of egg did the Grand High Witch say to add to the 'Formula 86' while the mixture is still mixing?||Roald Dahl - "The Witches"
A gruntle's egg. According to one witch in the meeting, a gruntle lives very high up, so she may struggle to reach an egg.
|What marine animal was the young boy, by the name of Leif, turned into by a witch? (This is at the beginning of the book)||Roald Dahl - "The Witches"
A porpoise. Leif's family knew that he was the porpoise because he was able to talk to them.
|What is the first thing that the Grand High Witch tells the other witches to do once they are seated in the meeting room?||Roald Dahl - "The Witches"
"You may rrree-moof your gloves!". The witches' hands had brown claws that were two inches long that curved over the tips of their fingers.