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'Boy'
By Roald Dahl

Kevin Kerr has contributed these guided reading questions. As always, any more resources for this book would be gratefully received!


Pages 11-26
  • What is an Autobiography?
  • Where was the hometown of the family?
  • What was set up in Bute Street, Cardiff?
  • How old was Roald Dahl in 1918?
  • Who died from appendicitis?
  • Summarise the main events of the section.

Pages 27-37
  • What happened aged 7?
  • What did the four boys always do on the way home from school?
  • What was ratitis?
  • Why did he feel like a hero?
  • Summarise the main events of the section.

Pages 38-52
  • On page 39. ' There was a faint scent of danger in the air now'. What does this mean?
  • What did the Deputy Head demand?
  • Who did Mrs Pratchett point at first?
  • What was strange about the way Mrs Pratchett spoke
  • How did the writer describe having the cane?
  • Summarise the main events of the section.

Pages 53-67
  • How long was the sea journey from Newcastle to Oslo?
  • Why did Norwegian children learn to swim very young?
  • What does everyone have 'some sort of one', in Norway.
  • Summarise the main events of the section.

Pages 68-79
  • What was the one unpleasant memory of Norway?
  • Where was the Prep school located?
  • Summarise the main events of the section.

Pages 80-92
  • What did he send every week?
  • What did Wragg do?
  • How did matron cure snoring?
  • Summarise the main events of the section

Pages 93-107
  • What did Nanny say about German spies and toothbrushes?
  • What did Dr Dunbar discover?
  • What was 'De dion-Boutian'.
  • What happened to his nose?
  • Summarise the main events of the section.

Pages 108-122
  • What were the RULES of the Prep hour?
  • What were Stars and Stripes?
  • What did little Highton do?
  • Summarise the main events of the section.

Pages 123-140
  • What was the problem with Ellis?
  • What did the Dr do?
  • What sort of tobacco did the manly lover use?
  • Where was Repton?
  • Why might you need a back stud?
  • Summarise the main events of the section.

Pages 141-152
  • What were Boazers?
  • For what could you get thrashed?
  • Who became Bishop of Chester?
  • What was given to each boy in a cardboard box?
  • Who was Corkers?
  • Summarise the main events of the section.

Pages 153-End
  • What was a Fag?
  • What happened concerning the toilet?
  • Who was the Art Master?
  • Summarise the main events of the section.




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