Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Discussion 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, use this lesson to ensure students have read the book. Expand their critical thinking and analysis skills with the It's All About What You Think questions. You may use this lesson in a traditional classroom or in an online environment.

Charlie Bucket

  • Use five descriptive words to describe Charlie.
  • Where does Charlie live? Who lives in his house? Are they poor or rich? How do you know?
  • Who in Charlie's family knows a lot about the Chocolate Factory? Choose one interesting fact this person tells Charlie.
  • What type of contest does Willy Wonka hold? Explain the prize. Does Charlie win? If not, how does he tour the factory? Who accompanies him?

The Factory of Chocolate

  • What does the inside of the factory look like? Use at least three descriptive words.
  • What does the outside of the factory look like to residents who have never been inside? Is there a big difference between the outside and inside? Explain.
  • Who owns the Chocolate Factory? Describe the owner? Use at least three descriptive words.
  • What is the name of the people who run the factory? What do they look like? Use at least five descriptive words to describe them.
  • The other four children on the tour get in trouble. Who do you think acted the most outrageous? Why?
  • How is Charlie awarded for good behavior after the tour?

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