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A Dip in the Pool by Roald Dahl: Summary, Theme & Analysis

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The title of Roald Dahl's short story ''A Dip in the Pool'' is an example of a _____.

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1. Which of these is a theme in Roald Dahl's ''A Dip in the Pool?''

2. Which of these things strongly influences Botibol's decision on how to make his bet in ''A Dip in the Pool?''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how well you know A Dip in the Pool by Roald Dahl by accessing the questions in this worksheet/quiz combo. You'll be asked about what influences Botibol's bet, what he plans to spend his winnings on and the theme of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is a handy way to see if you know:

  • What the title of the story is an example of
  • The theme of A Dip in the Pool
  • What strongly influences Botibol's decision on how to make his bet
  • Which criteria Botibol checks to make sure the woman on the deck meets
  • What Botibol wanted to do with the winnings of the bet

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the title of the story is an example of
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related A Dip in the Pool lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what Botibol plans to do with the winnings and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Further information about this story is available in our lesson called A Dip in the Pool by Roald Dahl: Summary, Theme & Analysis. Once you complete this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify the historical timeframe of the story
  • Describe the weather the morning after Botibol places his bet
  • Discuss the limitations of the woman on the deck
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