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Quiz about Roald Dahl Openers
Quiz about Roald Dahl Openers

Roald Dahl Openers Trivia Quiz

First Lines of Roald Dahl Books

Roald Dahl was a master of children's literature, and you can see from his opening lines that he devoted a lot of time to making his books shine. Fill in the correct words for these three Dahl books.

by trident. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Nov 15 23
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From "Matilda":
It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most little blister you could ever imagine, they still think he or she is wonderful. Some parents go further. They become so blinded by adoration they manage to convince themselves their child has qualities of . Well, there's nothing very wrong with all this. It's the way of the world. It's only when the parents begin telling us about the brilliance of their own revolting that we start shouting, "Bring us a ! We're going to be sick!"

From "James and the Giant Peach":
Until he was four years old, James Henry Trotter had a happy life. He lived with his mother and father in a beautiful house beside the sea. There were always plenty of other children to play with, and there was the beach for him to run about on, and the ocean to paddle in. It was the perfect life for a small boy. Then, one day, James's mother and father went to London to do some shopping, and there a terrible thing happened. Both of them suddenly got eaten up (in full daylight, mind you, and on a street) by an enormous angry which had escaped from the London Zoo.

From "Fantastic Mr. Fox":
Down in the valley there were three farms. The owners of these farms had done well. They were rich men. They were also men. All three of them were about as nasty and mean as any men you could meet. Their names were Farmer Boggis, Farmer Bunce, and Farmer Bean. Boggis was a chicken farmer. He kept of chickens. He was enormously fat. This was because he ate three chickens smothered with every day for breakfast, lunch, and supper.
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts

In these lines from "Matilda" by Roald Dahl, the author is talking about how parents often think their own children are amazing, even if others might not agree. Sometimes, parents are so in love with their kids that they believe their children are super smart or special, even if they might not be. Dahl is saying that it's okay for parents to love their kids, but it becomes funny and a bit silly when parents brag too much about how wonderful their children are, especially if others don't see it that way.

In the beginning of "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl, we learn about James Trotter, a little boy who had a happy life with his mom and dad by the sea. Everything was great, with lots of friends to play with and a sandy beach to enjoy. However, a tragic event changed everything. James's parents went to London for shopping, and while they were there, a huge angry rhinoceros escaped from the zoo and ate them up right on a busy street in broad daylight. This unexpected and sad incident turns James's life upside down, setting the stage for the adventures that follow in the story.

In "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" by Roald Dahl, the story begins in a valley with three farms and their owners -Farmer Boggis, Farmer Bunce, and Farmer Bean. These farmers were not just rich but also quite nasty and mean. Each farmer had a distinct personality. This description gives us a glimpse of the characters and sets the stage for the conflict that arises between Mr. Fox and these not-so-friendly farmers.
Source: Author trident

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