Matilda by Roald Dahl: Book Summary

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In the book Matilda, what word best describes Matilda's relationship with her parents?

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1. Matilda is a precocious child. What does this mean?

2. Matilda is a book full of pranks! Which of the following is NOT a prank a child plays on an adult in this story?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet questions will help you make sure you know what happens in the novel Matilda by Roald Dahl. You will be quizzed on the main events and characters of this story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet combo you'll assess your knowledge of:

  • Matilda's relationship with her parents
  • Pranks children play on adults in the course of this novel
  • The special power Matilda possesses

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as how Matilda gets rid of Miss Trunchbull
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as precocious
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Matilda's special power is
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what Matilda's relationship with her parents is and some of the pranks played on them and other adults throughout the novel

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about this classic childrens book, read the lesson titled Matilda by Roald Dahl: Book Summary. This lesson will help explain things like:

  • Miss Trunchbull's terrible actions against her students
  • What happens to Matilda's parents at the end of the novel
  • The disappearance of Matilda's power
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