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  • ROALD DAHL QUIZ Many remarkable things happened to Roald Dahl when he was a boy, and many of these events are

    remembered in Boy and Going Solo.

    Can you answer these questions on Roald Dahl and his books? (For help, check out www.roalddahl.com and D is for Dahl )

    1

    6

    7

    8

    9

    11

    10

    2 3

    4

    5

    12

    17

    18

    19

    20

    13

    14 15

    16

    When and where was Roald Dahl born?

    How many brothers did Roald have?

    What nickname did Roald have for his sister Ellen?

    As a child, how did Roald sign all his letters home?

    In Boy, what was the name of the mean sweet shop owner?

    What did Roald put in his brother-in-law’s pipe?

    What sickness did Roald fake so that he could go home when he was at school?

    What was the name of the ship that Roald took from England to Africa?

    What did U.N. Savoury do with the Epsom Salts?

    “Breakfast in Dar Es Salaam never varied”. What was it?

    How tall was Roald?

    During World War Two what did Roald do?

    In Going Solo, how did Roald go temporarily blind?

    In 1940, where did Roald crash his plane?

    After he crashed, what was the name of the nurse who took care of Roald?

    Roald Dahl writes about the Battle of Athens in . On what date did it take place?

    Who was the famous writer that Roald met in Washington in 1942?

    What was the name of the house in which Roald lived?

    Where did Roald like to write and what did he use to write with?

    Who has illustrated all of Roald Dahl’s books?

    www.roalddahlday.info Illustrations © Quentin Blake

    Answers:

    1. 13th September in Cardiff, Wales

    2. None, he had three sisters

    3. The Ancient half-sister. She was 12 years

    older than him.

    4. “Love From Boy”

    5. Mrs. Pratchett

    6. Goat droppings

    7. Appendicitis

    8. SS Mantola

    9. He sprinkled it on his shoulders to look

    like dandruff

    10. “Delicious ripe paw paw picked that

    morning in the garden by the cook”

    11. 6ft 6inches

    12. He joined the RAF and learned to fly

    aircraft

    13. He crashed the plane he was flying

    14. The Libyan Desert

    15. Mary Welland

    16. 20th April 1941

    17. CS Forester

    18. Gipsy House

    19. A hut at the end of his garden and a

    pencil

    20. Quentin Blake

    Going Solo

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