Rhinoceros in James & the Giant Peach Video


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How do James' parents die in James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl?

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1. Readers have theorized that the rhino in Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach represents all of these options EXCEPT _____.

2. What is the best definition of ''herbivores?''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In stories like Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, there are many fanciful events and characters that wouldn't make sense in a real-world setting. It's a fantasy world, and that's the way it should be. However, every once in awhile, you read about something that makes you wonder if there is a deeper meaning behind it, other than fanciful storytelling. Use this assessment to test your understanding of theories regarding the fate of James' parents and the role of the rhino.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment questions will ask you about:

  • How James parents died
  • What the rhino represents in the story
  • What herbivores are
  • What the rhino symbolizes in the film version

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills needed to complete this assessment include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what the rhino symbolizes in James & The Giant Peach and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the thing that the rhino does not represent
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as herbivore

Additional Learning

The lesson that comes with this assessment will help you fortify your understanding of the material covered and provide you with a way to study:

  • Speculations about Dahl's reasons for the use of rhinos in her novel
  • Differences between the novel and the film adaptation
  • The theme of fear in both