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James and the Giant Peach




James and the Giant Peach Book Quiz


Test your knowledge of the book 'James and the Giant Peach' by completing the quiz below. When finished you might want to try your hand at one of our other book quizzes.



1. How are James' mother and father killed?
  • In a car accident
  • By an escaped rhinoceros
  • In a freak avalanche


2. What are the names of his two cruel aunts?
  • Spiker and Sponge
  • Sponge and Spike
  • Sponge and Spooner


3. What is James given that it is said will bring him happiness and great adventures?
  • A peach seed
  • Magic cherries
  • Green crocodile tongues


4. Where do the human-sized, talking invertebrates live?
  • In a secret room inside the peach's seed
  • In a chocolate factory
  • In the attic of his aunts' house


5. What happens to James' aunts?
  • They are attacked by the centipede and spider
  • They fall from a cliff
  • They are crushed by the giant peach


6. Where are James and the bugs surrounded by sharks?
  • Near the Canary Islands
  • Near the Azores
  • Near the Isle of Wight


7. What do they use as bait to lure the seagulls to the peach?
  • The earthworm
  • The silkworm
  • The glow-worm


8. What do the Cloud-Men do?
  • They rescue the centipede after he falls in the sea
  • They enable the peach to fly
  • They control the weather


9. In which city do people flee to air raid shelters and subway stations when the peach is seen?
  • Boston
  • Washington
  • New York


10. What or who severs the silken strings connecting the seagulls to the peach?
  • An airplane
  • The Cloud-Men
  • The spider



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Selected quotes from James and the Giant Peach:


"Come right up close to me and I will show you something wonderful."



"The walls were wet and sticky, and peach juice was dripping from the ceiling. James opened his mouth and caught some of it on his tongue. It tasted delicious."








"My dear young fellow,' the Old-Green-Grasshopper said gently, 'there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't started wondering about yet."




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