Roald Dahl

Boy – Tales of Childhood Quiz

Boy – Tales of Childhood

Test your knowledge of Roald Dahl’s childhood adventures!
(Photo courtesy of Angelo Amboldi.)

Roald Dahl’s father had an accident as a boy. What was the result?

He walked with limp

He lost his left arm

He broke his back

He lost his right thumb

What did the Thwaite boy tell young Roald that Licorice Bootlaces were made from?

Rubber tires


Mashed up flies

Rat’s blood

What was the punishment for the Great Mouse Plot?

Four strokes with the cane

Loss of tuck boxes

Grounded for a month

Community service

What did the doctor remove during young Roald’s first operation?

His appendix

Ingrown toenail

His adenoids

Loose tooth

How did Roald sign all his letters home?

Love from Boy

Hugs and kisses, Roald

Love, Roald

Miss you, Boy

What was poor Ellis in the sick room for?



A boil

Broken arm

What brand of tobacco was supposed to be in the ancient half-sister’s husband’s pipe?

Blend Eleven Aromatic

Navy Cut

Kentucky Club

Royal Vintage

At Repton, what was “Boazers” a slang term for?


Head boys



Which chocolate company sent the boys new candy bars to test?





At the end of the story, where is Dahl headed?


Dutch East Indies

South America

East Africa

Liquorice Bootlaces

Oh dear! I think you’ve forgotten some of the story! Time for a re-read.

Strawberry Bonbons

Not bad. You can still do better though!

Sherbet Suckers

Congratulations! You are a Dahl trivia master.