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Matilda Book Quiz


Test your knowledge of the book 'Matilda' by Roald Dahl completing the quiz below. When finished you might want to try your hand at one of our other book quizzes.



1. Who says that Matilda is "ignorant and stupid" and "a liar and a cheat"?
  • Her mother
  • Her father
  • Her brother


2. What is the name of the school Matilda attends?
  • Ashill Hall Primary School
  • Crunchem Hall Primary School
  • High Ham Primary School


3. Who is described as "a large woman whose hair was dyed platinum blonde except where you could see the mousy-brown bits growing out from the roots"?
  • Miss Honey
  • Mrs Phelps
  • Mrs Wormwood


4. What does Matilda's friend, Lavender, place in Miss Trunchbull's jug of water?
  • A frog
  • A newt
  • A fish


5. Who does Miss Trunchbull think is communicating with her when Matilda uses her special power to write on the board?
  • Miss Honey's late father
  • Her deputy, Mr Trilby
  • Matilda's father


6. Which of these books has Matilda not read?
  • The Secret Garden
  • Harry Potter
  • Animal Farm


7. Who is Matilda talking about when she says "Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog."?
  • Her friend Lavendar
  • Her father
  • Miss Trunchbull


8. What is the word used to describe the ability to move things with your mind?
  • Psychokinesis
  • Psychopathic
  • Psychosomatic


9. What is Miss Trunchbull's first name?
  • Agatha
  • Jennifer
  • Zinnia


10. Why do Matilda's mother and father leave the area?
  • They no longer want to look after Matilda
  • Because her father has been selling stolen cars
  • Her father is offered a lucrative new job



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Some of our favourite quotes from Matilda:


"All the reading she had done had given her a view of life that they had never seen."



"The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village."



"I'm right and you're wrong, I'm big and you're small, and there's nothing you can do about it."






"Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable." 



"And don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music."



"I'm afraid men are not always quite as clever as they think they are. You will learn that when you get a bit older, my girl."



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