Themes in Matilda by Roald Dahl


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In Roald Dahl's book Matilda, what do Matilda's parents and Principal Trunchbull have in common?

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1. In Roald Dahl's Matilda, which character fosters Matilda's special talents and intellect?

2. Roald Dahl's story Matilda is an important story about family. What do Matilda and Miss Honey learn about family by the end of the story?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo is a tool you can access if you would like to gauge your understanding of themes in Matilda. Concepts of family and the person who fosters Matilda's gifts are topics you need to know for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the multiple-choice quiz to check your understanding of:

  • Principal Trunchbull's views on education
  • The relationship between Miss Honey and Matilda
  • Similarities between Matilda's parents and Principal Trunchbull
  • Character who helps Matilda express her talents

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on themes in Matilda
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what Miss Honey and Matilda learn about family by the end of this story
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how Miss Trunchbull and Matilda's parents are similar and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can study more about this story by accessing the lesson called Themes in Matilda by Roald Dahl. Other topics you can analyze include:

  • Matilda's views on education
  • Characteristics of Principal Trunchbull
  • Another character besides Matilda and Miss Honey who values education