Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Comprehension Questions

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

Teachers, utilize this lesson to confirm your students read the book. Assign Setting, Themes and Scenes and It's All About What You Think questions to further enhance their literary analysis and critical thinking skills.

Charlie Wins the Big Prize

  • Who is Charlie? Use three adjectives to describe his personality.
  • Describe Charlie's home life. Define extended family and include in your description Charlie's extended family.
  • How would you characterize Charlie's family income level? Use specific quotes from the book to support your answer.
  • Which member of Charlie's family talks to him about the Chocolate Factory? How does this person know so much? What important information does he tell Charlie about the factory?
  • What do the residents of the town think about the factory?
  • Who is Willy Wonka? Use five adjectives to describe him.
  • How would you characterize Willy Wonka: weird, mysterious, or similar to most adults? Why did you choose this characterization?
  • Why does Willy Wonka hold a contest? What is the prize? How does Charlie get to tour the factory?
  • How many people are on the tour with Charlie? How do they behave? Describe the most despicable thing they did?
  • Who are the Chocolate Factory employees? What is their name? What do they think about the children on the tour?
  • Discuss who receives the grand prize.
  • How does the book end? Be descriptive.

Setting, Themes, and Scenes

  • Define setting. Explain the setting of the factory in detail.
  • What is the major theme of this book?
  • Define scene. In your opinion, what is the most significant scene in this book?

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