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The Witches




The Witches Book Quiz


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



1. How old is the boy when he goes to live with his grandmother?
  • Seven
  • Eight
  • Nine


2. What do witchophiles do?
  • They hunt witches
  • They love witches
  • They are a kind of witch


3. What colour is a witch's spit?
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Green


4. Why do they decide to cancel their planned holiday in Norway?
  • The grandmother becomes ill
  • They hear that the Grand High Witch is coming to England
  • The boy sees a strange woman in black staring at him


5. What does the witch offer the boy to entice him down from the tree?
  • Some sweets
  • A snake
  • To help him finish the treehouse


6. The witches pretend to members of what society?
  • The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children


7. What does the Grand High Witch say the witches should spend the 'homemade' money printed using her money-making machine on?
  • Buying better wigs
  • Buying sweet shops
  • A magic potion meant to turn whoever drinks it into a mouse


8. What is the name of the magic potion?
  • Formula 69 delayed-action mouse-maker
  • Formula 86 delayed-action mouse-maker
  • Formula 101 delayed-action mouse-maker


9. Who is lured to the convention hall with the promise of free chocolate?
  • A boy called Bruno
  • A chambermaid
  • A school teacher


10. Where does the Grand High Witch live?
  • Scotland
  • Norway
  • It isn't mentioned in the story



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Selected quotes from The Witches:


"It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you."



"I am not, of course, telling you for one second that your teacher actually is a witch. All I am saying is that she might be one. It is most unlikely. But - here comes the big "but" - not impossible."



"For all you know, a witch might be living next door to you right now."








"Grandmamma," I said. "I may have a bit of an idea."



"Bald?" I said. "Bald as a boiled egg," my grandmother said. I was shocked. There was something indecent about a bald woman.



"It was astonishing how the mask transformed her. All of a sudden she became once again a rather pretty young lady."




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