The Witches by Roald Dahl Summary (Question and Answer)
Chapter Two (The Witches by Roald Dahl)
|From which country did the first witches come from?
|How did the narrator’s parents die?
|In a car accident in Norway. Their car skidded on the icy road and went tumbling down an icy ravine.
|The narrator’s grandmother tells a story about how a number of children vanished after encounters with witches. Describe how Solveg disappeared.
|She came home from school eating an apple which she said a nice woman had given to her. The next morning she had disappeared. Her father saw that somehow she was now a part of a painting which hung in the sitting room. From time to time she would move her position in the painting. She aged. And eventually disappeared. She couldn’t be extracted.
|The second child who disappeared in the grandmother’s story was called Birgit Svenson. What did she turn into?
|The third child who came into contact with a witch in the grandmother’s story was called Harald. What did visitors use Harald for, after he turned to stone?
|An umbrella stand. Visitors to his parent’s house would lean umbrellas and walking sticks up against him.
|The fourth child in the grandmother’s story was a young boy called Leif who was turned into a porpoise by witches. How did Leif’s parents know that the porpoise who replaced their child whilst swimming in the fjord really was Leif?
|The porpoise spoke and laughed with his brothers and sisters whilst giving them all rides on his back.