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                       The Witching Hour
    Answer the following questions about The Witching Hour. Remember to
     answer each question fully and not to start your answer with because!


1. Who is the main character and where is this chapter set?




2. Find a quotation from the text that explains what time of day it is?




3. Why couldn’t Sophie sleep?




4. What sounds couldn’t Sophie hear?




5. Find the sentence in the text that describes the Witching Hour and copy
   it below
6. Why did Sophie decide to get out of bed?




7. What is another word for the lavatory?




8. Describe Sophie’s glasses?




9. Why did the street look different when Sophie looked out of the
   window?




10.   Why did Sophie freeze?




11. How does the author make you want to read the next chapter?
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                             Who?
 First read the chapter. Then read each question carefully
 and write your answer using full sentences.


1. Who is the main character in this chapter? (page 4)

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2. Describe how Sophie is feeling at the start of the chapter. (page 4)

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3. What was the giant wearing and what was he carrying? (page 5)

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4. Why was Sophie worried when she saw the giant peer in through Michael
   and Jane’s window? (page 5)
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5. What job did Michael and Jane’s parents do? (page 5)
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6. Describe exactly what the giant did after he peered into Michael and
   Jane’s window. (page 5 and 6)
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7. Describe the giant’s face? (page 7)
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8. Why was Sophie frightened by the giant’s face? (page 7)

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9. What animal did the author compare Sophie to when she hid under her
   blanket? (page 7)
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10. Why do you think Sophie was so terrified? (page 7)
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                      The Snatch
  First read the chapter. Then read each question
  carefully and write your answer using full sentences.


1. Why does the author start a new paragraph when he has only written:
   “Under the blanket, Sophie waited.” (page 8)
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2. Why do you think Sophie lifted the corner of the blanket and peeped
   out? (page 8)
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3. Which word does the author use to describe how the giant’s hand came in
   through the window? (page 8) Do you think this is a good word? Explain
   your answer.
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4. Why did Sophie’s scream stop? (page 9)
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5. What does the word sprinting mean? (page 9)
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6. How big was each stride of the giant? (page 11)
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7. What does the author compare Sophie to when she is being bumped
   against the giant’s leg? (page 11)
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8. Why did Sophie think the giant was running so fast? (page 11)
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9. What do you think will happen to Sophie now? Give a detailed description
   and a reason for your answer.
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                           The Cave
 First read the chapter. Then read each question carefully
 and write your answer using full sentences.


1. How did the giant’s running change at the start of the chapter? (page 12)

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2. Describe what happened to Sophie when the giant started running
   faster. (page 12)

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3. Why did Sophie duck down into the blanket? (page 12)
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4. How long did Sophie and the giant travel for? (page 13)

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5. What could Sophie see when the giant first slowed down? (page 13)
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6. Describe how the landscape changes once the giant slows down. (page 13
   and 14)
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7. Describe the giant’s mountain? (page 14)
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8. How did the giant hide his cave? (page 14)
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9. Why does the author use short sentences to describe Sophie’s thoughts?
   (page 14)
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10. Read the description of the giant carefully on page 16 and then draw a
   picture on the next page that matches this description.
Write a caption for your picture:

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11.   What does the phrase ‘every nook and cranny’ mean? (page 16)

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12. Find the sentence that describes how Sophie is feeling at the end of
   this chapter. Write it below and then explain whether or not you think
   this is a good description – give reasons for your opinion. (page 16)

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13.   What does the author compare the giant’s voice to? (page 16)

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                            The BFG
  First read the chapter. Then read each question carefully
  and write your answer using full sentences.


1. Write below the similes the author uses to describe the giant’s ears and
   teeth (page 17)

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2. Why did Sophie stammer when she first spoke to the giant? (page 17)

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3. The giant speaks in a strange way. Look at each quotation below and
   write what the giant should have said. (page 17)


“I is a giant”
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“You is about right!”

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“Giants is everywhere around!”

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4. Choose 2 of the countries the BFG refers to and describe what their
   human beings taste like (pages 17-20)

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5. What does patriotism mean? (page 18)
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6. Why was Sophie trembling when the giant was talking about eating
   people? (page 18)
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7. Use a dictionary to look up the words jersey and cardigan. Explain why
   the giant says that people from Jersey taste like cardigans. (page 20)
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8. Why did Sophie say “What sort of human beings to you eat? (page 22)
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9. Make a list of all the made up words that the giant uses in this chapter.
   If you can, write a real word next to it that you think it might mean.
   For example, the giant says he is a cannyball but really he means a
   cannibal (a person who eats people).
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10. Read the first two paragraphs on page 17 and then draw a picture on
   the next page that matches this description.
Write a caption for your picture:

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                          The Giants
 First read the chapter. Then read each question carefully
 and write your answer using full sentences.


1. Why did the giant say that he snatched Sophie? (page 23)

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2. What did the giant say that Sophie would do if he had not snatched her?
   (page 23)

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3. What consequences would there have been for the giant if people knew
   he existed? (page 23)

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4. How long did the giant say that Sophie would have to stay with him?
   (page 24)

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5. Find the sentence on page 25 that describes the landscape that Sophie
   saw when she peeped out of the cave and write it below.

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6. Find the sentence on page 26 that describes the giants and write it
   below.
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7. What did Sophie discover the giants were off to do and how did she feel
   about this? (page 27)

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8. Why did the BFG say he could not stop the other giants? (page 28)
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9. Read the description of the giants carefully on page 26 and then draw a
   picture in the box that matches this description.




Write a caption for your picture:

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                   The Marvellous Ears
 First read the chapter. Then read each question carefully
 and write your answer using full sentences.


1. What did Sophie tell the giant had happened to her parents? (page 30)

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2. What kind of punishments did Sophie experience at the orphanage and
   why were they so bad? (page 31)

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3. Why did Sophie think she would not be staying with the BFG for long?
   (pages 31-32)

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4. What did Sophie want to find out? (page 32)
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5. What did the BFG tell Sophie he was doing in her village? (page 33)
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6. How does the BFG describe dreams? (page 34)
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7. How did the giant find dreams to catch? (page 35)
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8.   List 6 things the BFG says he can hear that Sophie cannot. (pages 36-38)

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                        Snozzcumbers
 First read the chapter. Then read each question carefully
 and write your answer using full sentences.


1. What did the Giant tell Sophie was the only vegetable that grew in Giant
   Country? (page 40)

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2. List 4 animals that the giant says are common animals but which Sophie
   has never heard of. (page 40)

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3. Use quotations from the text to describe a snozzcumber? (page 41)

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4. Use a dictionary to write definitions of the following words. (page 41)

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5. Why didn’t the giant have a mother? (page 42)
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6. How old did the giant tell Sophie that he was? (page 43)
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7. What 2 things did Sophie say that the snozzcumber tasted like? (page
   43)
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8.   What did Sophie say that the giant said was “the nicest present anybody
     is ever giving me in my whole life!” (page 45)
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                      The Bloodbottler
 First read the chapter. Then read each question carefully
 and write your answer using full sentences.


1. What noise came from outside the cave entrance? (page 47)

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2. Why did the Bloodbottler come inside the cave? (page 47)

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3. Find quotations from the text to describe what the Bloodbottler looked
   like. (page 49)

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4. Where was Sophie when the Bloodbottler came into the cave? (page 49)

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5. Where did Sophie hide from the Bloodbottler? (page 50)
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6. Why did the BFG try to persuade the Bloodbottler to eat the
   snozzcumber? What was the problem with this plan? (page 51)
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7. What happened to Sophie when the Bloodbottler bit into the
   snozzcumber? (page 52)
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8.   Why does the author say that the BFG asked innocently “You is not loving
     it?” (page 53)

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9.   What did the BFG say that he would like to do to the giants? (page 55)

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