James & the Giant Peach Symbolism


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The magical green objects symbolize _____ in the story 'James and The Giant Peach.'

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1. What is it called when words in a story are written about an object, person or situation but the meaning is deeper than just it's literal meaning?

2. The peach in the story 'James and The Giant Peach,' symbolizes _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This set of questions will help test your understanding of symbolism in James and the Giant Peach. Questions will focus on specific symbols and their meanings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these questions you'll assess your knowledge of examples of symbolism in James and the Giant Peach, including:

  • The magical green objects
  • Friendship
  • The peach

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as how an author shows readers what a symbol means
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what is used to symbolize friendship
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what specific objects symbolize

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled James & the Giant Peach Symbolism to expand your understanding of important concepts like:

  • What roses are used to symbolize
  • Why James is sent to live with his aunts
  • How James changes throughout the story because of the help he receives