Words of Wonder Questions & Answers

Hi Everyone!! This article will share Words of Wonder Questions & Answers.

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Words of Wonder Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Applauding – praising
  • Hankering – craving
  • Chatterbox – a person who talks a lot
  • Toddle – walk unsteadily
  • Fascination – wonder
  • Devouring – reading something eagerly
  • Transported – carried
  • Compassionate – caring

Question 1: How was Matilda different from other children?

Answer: Matilda was different from other children because from a very young age her speech was perfect. She knew many words and had taught herself to read by the age of three.

Question 2: What was the first book that Matilda read?

Answer: The first book Matilda read was ‘Easy Cooking’.

Question 3: Why did Matilda go to the library?

Answer: Matilda had asked her father for a book but he had refused and told her to watch television instead. That is why she went to the library.

Question 4: Why did Mrs. Phelps watch Matilda with surprise and excitement?

Answer: Mrs. Phelps watched Matilda with surprise and excitement because she would come to the library all by herself, sit in a corner and devour books one after the other every afternoon.

Question 5: Read these lines and answer the questions.

‘Would you like me to find you a nice one with lots of pictures in it?’

(a) Who said these words and to whom?

Answer: Mrs Phelps said these words to Matilda.

(b) What do the words ‘nice one’ refer to?

Answer: The words ‘nice one’ refer to ‘children’s book’.

(c) Did the person spoken to want ‘one’ with lots of pictures in it? Why?

Answer: No, Matilda did not want a children’s book with lots of pictures in it. She had a hankering for reading and wanted to read and not just see pictures in a book.

Question 6: Describe Matilda’s afternoons spent alone at home.

Answer: Matilda would spend the afternoons alone at home in her room reading the books she had borrowed from the library. She would also make a mug of hot chocolate for herself.

Question 7: Read these lines and answer the questions.

She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.

(a) Who is ‘she’?

Answer: ‘She’ is ‘Matilda’.

(b) How did she travel all over the world without leaving her room?

Answer: She travelled all over the world without leaving her room by the books and the description they provided of different places.

(c) Do you think she liked travelling in this way?

Answer: Matilda enjoyed travelling this way because she loved reading and the books that she read transported her to different places.

Question 8: Name any five ‘grown-up’ books that Matilda read.

Answer: Five grown up books that Matilda read were:

  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

So, these were Words of Wonder Questions & Answers.