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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Grandma describes witches as being as bald as what in "How to Recognize a Witch"?
(a) A boiled egg.
(b) A baby.
(c) A cucumber.
(d) An old man.

2. What gives off the most ghastly stench to a witch, according to the narrator's grandmother in "How to Recognize a Witch"?
(a) A dirty child.
(b) A mouse.
(c) A cat.
(d) A clean child.

3. About how tall is the woman on the platform described in "Frizzled Like a Fritter"?
(a) 6'.
(b) 4'6".
(c) 5'2".
(d) 5'9".

4. How many encounters with witches does the narrator describe having before he was eight years old in "My Grandmother"?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Five.
(d) Four.

5. Where did the second child that the narrator's grandmother knows of who was taken by witches end up?
(a) In a mouse-trap.
(b) In a painting.
(c) In a bird sanctuary.
(d) As a statue.

6. What word from "The Recipe" means smug or braggartly?
(a) Lacrimose.
(b) Gloating.
(c) Amicable.
(d) Daring.

7. Who is the third child that the narrator's grandmother knows of who was taken by witches?
(a) Lief.
(b) Harold.
(c) Ranghild Hansen Ranghild.
(d) Birgit Svenson.

8. Where is the narrator's grandmother from?
(a) Germany.
(b) England.
(c) France.
(d) Norway.

9. The narrator claims in "A Note About Witches" that this story is NOT what?
(a) A drama.
(b) A true story.
(c) A mythology.
(d) A fairy tale.

10. The narrator's grandmother tells him in "My Grandmother" that she knows of no less than how many children that have disappeared and been taken by the witches?
(a) Four.
(b) Six.
(c) Five.
(d) Three.

11. What happened to the third child that the grandmother knew who was taken by witches?
(a) She turned into a chicken.
(b) She turned into a porpoise.
(c) She turned into stone.
(d) She turned into a frog.

12. What is the name of the fourth child that the narrator's grandmother knows of who was taken by witches?
(a) Harold.
(b) Bruno Jenkins.
(c) Ranghild Hansen Ranghild.
(d) Lief.

13. What does the Grand High Witch do to the mice on the platform in "The Recipe"?
(a) She puts them in a cage.
(b) She kicks them.
(c) She steps on them.
(d) She eats them.

14. What does the narrator consider to be his only hope in "The Recipe"?
(a) The fact that he is wearing a costume.
(b) The fact that he has his mice with him.
(c) The fact that he has not bathed for days.
(d) The fact that Bruno is with him.

15. Who was the first child that the narrator's grandmother knew who was taken by the witches?
(a) Ranghild Hansen Ranghild.
(b) Solveg Christiansen.
(c) Birgit Svenson.
(d) Lief.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the "motto of all witches," according to the narrator in "A Note About Witches"?

2. What is the first ingredient for the Formula 86 Delayed Action Mouse-Maker?

3. What literary device is used in the following sentence from "A Note About Witches": "Then the witch stalks the wretched child like a hunter stalking a little bird in the forest"?

4. What does the Grand High Witch do after announcing her plan to her subjects in "Formula 86 Delayed Action Mouse-Maker"?

5. What color is a witch's spit, according to the narrator's grandmother in "How to Recognize a Witch"?

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