How Well Do You Know "Matilda?"

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Jouviane Alexandre

4 Min Quiz

About This Quiz

Do you believe in magic? Matilda is a cult classic film about a young girl with magical powers. Hopefully you remember a lot or it's the chokey for you!

What year did Matilda come out?

Based on Roald Dahl's novel "Matilda," the film was released in April 1996.

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What is Matilda's last name?

Matilda's last name is Wormwood.

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Which actor plays Matilda's father?

Danny DeVito starred as Harry Wormwood. He also directed and produced the film.

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At what age does Matilda learn to read?

After constantly being ignored by her parents, Matilda (at age 4) heads to the library everyday to read.

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Which of these pranks does Matilda play on her father?

Not only does Matilda put hydrogen peroxide in her father's hair products, but she also super glues his hat.

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What book was Matilda reading before her father ripped it and forced her to watch TV with the family?

Harry Wormwood rips up a copy of "Moby Dick" which Matilda borrowed from the library.

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What is the name of the school that Matilda attends?

Matilda attends Crunchem Hall with the crazy principal, Ms. Trunchbull.

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What is Trunchbull's first name?

Agatha Trunchbull was the principal of Crunchem Hall and was also related to one of the other characters in the film.

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Which of these characters was Trunchbull related to?

Agatha Trunchbull was related to Jennifer Honey.

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What was Trunchbull's relation to Ms. Honey?

Fortunately for Ms. Honey, they weren't related by blood! After Ms. Honey's mother passed away, her father invited Trunchbull, his wife's step-sister, to move in with him and help take care of Ms. Honey, therefore making Ms. Trunchbull her step-aunt.

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Where does Harry Wormwood work?

Harry Wormwood owns his own car dealership where he constantly rips off his customers. This is where he meets Agatha Trunchbull.

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What power does Matilda have?

Matilda had telekinesis, the power to control and move objects with her mind.

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When Harry Wormwood was yelling at Matilda, what did she blow up in her frustration?

Constantly being yelled at and berated by her parents and family, Matilda's anger reaches a boiling point where she makes the TV blow up!

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What grade does Matilda start in?

Although Matilda is placed in the right grade for her age, Ms. Honey believes that Matilda should be moved to a higher grade but Trunchbull rejects the idea.

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What federal group is watching the Wormwood family?

The Wormwoods are under surveillance by the FBI because of the illegal schemes Harry pulls at his car dealership.

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What does Trunchbull force Bruce Bogtrotter to eat in front of the entire school?

For allegedly stealing cake from the school kitchen, Trunchbull forces Bruce to eat an entire chocolate cake in front of the student body.

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What is the name of the chamber that Trunchbull puts bad students in?

In her office, Trunchbull has a small closet with studded nails that she forces the students into as punishment.

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Who places the newt in Trunchbull's water?

To get revenge on Trunchbull for putting Matilda in the Chokey, Lavender puts a newt in the water pitcher that Trunchbull plans to drink from.

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What is the name of Ms. Honey's doll that's in Trunchbull's house?

Lissy Doll, Ms. Honey's doll, is believed to be named after Liccy Dahl, the director of the film as well as a relative to Roald Dahl.

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What does Matilda leave behind after stealing Lissy Doll from Trunchbull?

After Matilda uses her telekinetic powers to get Lissy Doll through a window, her hair ribbon gets caught in a tree branch before it is discovered by Trunchbull.

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Who is Magnus?

Magnus, Ms. Honey's father, died of an alleged suicide, but we are led to believe that it was actually Trunchbull!

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What is the name of the girl that Trunchbull flings over a fence by her pigtails?

On Matilda's very first day, she and the student body witness Trunchbull throw Amanda Thripp over a fence by her pigtails.

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Where is the Wormwood family moving to?

At the end of the film, we see the Wormwoods "fleeing" to Guam after trying to force Matilda to come with them.

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When Matilda first wrote her name, what did she write it in?

When Matilda first wrote her name, she did it in a pile of spinach sauce that spilled over the table.

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Which of these colored bows did Matilda NOT wear in her head throughout the movie?

Matilda could usually be seen wearing a bow in her head, but in the film, she never wore a yellow bow.

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Which of these did Michael, Matilda's brother, throw at her?

Michael threw a carrot at Matilda, but she was able to use her telekinetic powers and force the carrot back at him!

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Who does Matilda live with at the end of the film?

After the Wormwood's decide that they're going to move to Guam, Matilda shows them adoption papers to have Ms. Honey adopt her.

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What does Matilda show her powers to Ms. Honey?

When Ms. Honey is trying to think of ways to stop Ms. Trunchbull, Matilda levitates the water pitcher to show Ms. Honey her powers.

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What do the students throw at Trunchbull to chase her out of the school?

Don't get confused! Matilda attacked Trunchbull with the erasers, but as she walked through the hallways, the students threw their lunches at her.

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What job does Ms. Honey have at the end of the movie?

After they run Trunchbull out of town, Ms. Honey takes over as principal of Crunchem Hall.

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What is Trunchbull always eating that belonged to Magnus?

Magnus always kept a box of chocolates on his desk that he would share with Ms. Honey. After he passed, Trunchbull snacked on them alone.

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The narrator of the film also played which character?

Danny DeVito, who played Harry Wormwood, narrated the film. He also directed and produced it.

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Who said: "I'm smart, you're dumb. I'm big, you're little. I'm right, you're wrong, and there's nothing you can do about it."

After Matilda finds out that her father is a crook, she asks him why he can't sell good cars. This was his response.

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Who said: "I cannot for the life of me understand why small children take so long to grow up. I think they do it deliberately, just to annoy me."

It's not shocking that Agatha Trunchbull said this line. One might wonder why she was a principal.

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Who said: "Look, Miss Snit. A girl does not get anywhere by acting intelligent!"

When Ms. Honey came to visit the Wormwoods to speak of how bright Matilda was, Zinnia Wormwood shed some "knowledge" on Ms. Honey.

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