James & the Giant Peach: Theme & Characters


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In the book James and the Giant Peach, James desired to make friends. What does it mean to desire something?

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1. As described in the book James and the Giant Peach, what is a creature?

2. What ocean did James, his friends, and the giant peach travel across in James and the Giant Peach?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet looks at key terms, plot details, and characters from James & the Giant Peach. You can use this short test to measure how well you know the book and what you might want to review further.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet contains questions on the following details of James & the Giant Peach:

  • The words creature and desire as described in the story
  • What ocean James travels across
  • Which city James and his friends land in
  • The names of the story's characters

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand key details from the lesson on the plot and characters of James & the Giant Peach.
  • Defining key concepts - confirm that you can accurately define desire and creature as the words are used in the story
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to pick out the settings of the story

Additional Learning

To study this story in more detail, you can review the accompanying lesson titled James & the Giant Peach: Theme & Characters. This lesson is made up of the following learning goals:

  • Know the main theme of the story
  • Learn about the author of the book
  • Define arachnid