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Battle of the Books Questions - The Witches
|Who wrote the Witches?
|Why is it so hard to catch a real witch?
|Real witches dress in ordinary clothes and look like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and work in ordinary jobs.
|What is the motto of most witches?
|One child a week is fifty-two a year,squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear.
|Where did the boy's grandma live?
|Where was the boy born?
|Where did the witches come from?
|The black hills and icy mountains of Norway
|When did the boy visit Norway?
|Twice a year Christmas and summer
|How many languages could the boy and his grandma speak?
|Two English and Norwegian
|Who's mother was his grandma?
|The boys mother
|What happened to the boy's parents?
|They were killed in a car crash
|What city did the grandma live?
|How old was the boy when he went to live with his grandma?
|Why did grandma tell the boy about the witches?
|To help them forget about the car accident
|What did grandma do when she told her stories?
|Smoked a cigar
|What did the boy say it smelled like when she smoked?
|Like burning rubber
|How many children did grandma say disappeared?
|Who was the first child she said disappeared?
|What happened to Ranghild Hansen?
|She was outside playing with her sister and then walked away with a witch
|What was the name of the second child?
|What happened to Solveg?
|She disappeared into a painting
|What was she doing in the painting?
|Feeding the ducks
|What was the name of the third child?
|What happened to Birgit?
|She turned into a large white chicken
|What color eggs did she lay?
|What was the name of the fourth child to disappear?
|What happened to Harald?
|He turned to stone and his family used him as an umbrella stand
|What was the name of the fifth child?
|How old was Leif?
|What happened to Leif?
|He turned into a porpoise
|Grandma thinks if you smoke cigars you will never catch what?
|How do you recognize a witch?
|She wears gloves, is bald, has big nose holes, the eyes change color, they have no toes, and there spit is blue
|Why does a witch always wear gloves?
|Because she doesn't have fingernails she has claws.
|Why do witches have scalp itch?
|Because since they are bald they have to wear wigs which causes wig-rash
|Why do witches have large nose holes?
|Because they have an amazing ability to smell
|What do children smell like to witches?
|They smell like Dogs Droppings.
|How can a witch not smell you?
|By not taking a bath (the cleaner you are the smellier you are)
|What color is a witches spit?
|Why would you see a witch limping?
|Because she has to wear uncomfortable shoes so no one recognizes her
|Why did grandma and the boy have to move to England?
|The boy's parents stated it in their will.
|Why did they want them to live in England?
|Because they wanted the boy to go to school in England
|What do English witches do to children?
|Mix up a powder and turn children into some creature that grownups hate
|What is an example of creatures English witches turn children into?
|A slug, a flea or a pheasant
|What did grandma say witches in America do?
|Turn their children into hot dogs so the grownups eat them
|Does every country have witches?
|There is a secret society of witches in every country
|Do all witches know one another?
|They only know the witches in their own country
|Do the witches ever get together?
|Once a year the witches of each separate country hold their own secret meeting with the Grand High Witch of All The World
|What is a witchophile?
|A person who studies witches
|Is the Grand Witch rich?
|Yes she makes her own money with a machine like the government has to print money
|What was the boy doing when he was approached by a witch?
|Building a tree house
|What kind of tree?
|A big conker tree
|Who is the boys best friend?
|What did the witch offer him to come down from the tree?
|How did he escape from her?
|He climbed up high in the tree until he grandma came for him
|What did grandma get sick with?
|What was the name of the cleaning lady who help take care of grandma when she was sick?
|Why did they change their plans of going to Norway?
|Because the doctor told them she was too sick to travel that far.
|Where did they spend their summer holiday?
|Bournemouth, the hotel Magnificent
|What did grandma give to the boy because she felt this was a boring place to vacation?
|Two white mice
|What did he name them?
|William and Mary
|What was the name of the hotel manager?
|How did the boy end up in the meeting room?
|Looking for a place to train his mice
|How did grandma convince the manager to let the boy keep his mice?
|By threatening him she would call the health department about his rat problem
|Who was meeting in the meeting room?
|The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
|What did the boy want to be when he grew up?
|Owner of a white mouse circus
|Where was the boy hiding in the meeting room?
|Behind a large screen with a Chinese dragon painted on it
|What trick was the boy trying to teach the mice?
|Where are the ladies going for tea after their meeting?
|The Sunshine Terrace
|What did the boy think was wrong with the ladies who were scratching their heads?
|He thought they had nits
|What was the name of the boy in his class that had nits?
|What did they make Ashton do to get rid of them?
|Dip his whole head in turpentine
|Why did the Grand High Witch Wear a mask?
|Because her face was rotting away and frightful to look at
|What kind of eyes did the Grand High Witch have?
|What did the Grand High witch ask the ladies to do first?
|To remove their gloves. their shoes and then their wigs.
|Why is the Grand witch in a bad mood?
|Because there are too many children around at the hotel
|What happened to the witch who argued with The Grand Witch?
|The Grand Witch burned her up with fire from her snake eyes.
|What is the name of the formula she devised to get rid of all children?
|Formula 86 Delayed Action Mouse-Maker.
|Why does The Grand Witch want them to leave their jobs?
|She wants them to buy sweet or candy shops.
|How much are they going to charge for the sweets?
|Nothing Free of Charge
|What happens to the children after they eat the sweets?
|They will turn into mice
|When will they turn into mice?
|At nine o'clock when they arrive at school
|Why do they want them to change into mice at school?
|So they will not be blamed for them turning into mice
|What do they think will happen after they change into mice?
|They think the teachers will get mousetraps and kill all the mice
|Why hadn't the witches noticed the boy right away?
|Because he did not bathe for days
|Why did the boy say that The Grand High Witch should be a football player?
|Because she was such a good kicker, she kicked William and Mary and sent them flying
|What did the witch find to make the children small very quickly for her formula?
|The wrong end of a telescope
|What do you do with the telescope?
|Boil it until it gets soft, for 21hrs.
|How many mice tails do you need?
|45 mice tails
|What do you do with the tails?
|Fry them in hair oil until nice and crisp
|What color mice do you use in the formula?
|What do you do with the mice after you cut their tails off?
|Boil them for 1 hour in frog juice
|What do they use to get the delayed action?
|Use Alarm Clocks so the children will change into mice at school.
|What do they do with the alarm clocks?
|Roast them in the oven for one hour
|How do you get a nice thick paste?
|By mixing your boiled telescope, fried mouse tails, and roasted alarm clock at full speed in a mixer.
|What kind of egg yolk do you add to the paste?
|Where do you find the gruntle's egg?
|Up high in a nest
|What are the last four ingredients?
|The claw of a crabcruncher, the beak of a blabbersnitch, the snout of a grobblesquirt, and the tongue of a catspringer
|Why does the Grand Witch specify only one drop per chocolate and only one chocolate per child?
|Because an overdose will mess up the delayed -action and cause the child to turn into a mouse too early
|Why don't they want the children to change too early?
|Because if they change in the sweet shops the witches would be to blame
|What time do they want the children to change?
|Who was the formula tested on?
|What time did Bruno change into a mouse?
|Who are the Ancient Ones?
|All witches that are over seventy
|Why are they not able to make the formula?
|They are too old to climb for the eggs needed for they recipe
|What did the Grand Witch offer the Ancient Ones?
|Already made formula
|How many children does one bottle of formula change into mice?
|What time does she want the Ancient ones to meet in her room to get a bottle of the formula?
|What is the Grand High Witches room number?
|What time are they meeting for supper?
|What happened at the end of the meeting?
|One of the witches smelled the boy behind the screen
|What was the witches name who smelled the boy?
|What did they do to the boy when they found him?
|Turn him into a mouse.
|Why could the boy escape thru the doors?
|Because they had had chained the doors.
|How did the boy feel when they poured the entire bottle down his throat?
|Like his throat was going up in flames
|What did the boy say it was like as he turned into a mouse?
|It was like he was a balloon and someone was twisting him smaller and smaller
|Does he talk like a mouse or a real boy?
|When going to see his grandma where did he hide from the maid?
|In his grandmas shoes
|What is the grandmas room number?
|What do Grandma and the boy want to do to get rid of the witches?
|They want to steal the formula and change the witches all into mice
|How does the boy get into the Grand High Witches room?
|Grandma drops him down in one of her knitted socks
|Where did he find the formula?
|In her mattress
|How did he get out of the Grand High Witches room?
|When the Ancient Ones came to get the formula he snuck out the door.
|What kind of reaction did grandma get from Brunos parents when she told them about their son being turned into a mouse. They thought she was a madwoman and wanted her thrown out of the hotel
|They thought she was a madwoman and wanted her thrown out of the hotel
|What did the witches order for dinner?
|How many witches were in the dinning room?
|What is Brunos fathers name?
|What is Brunos mothers name?
|What happened to the boy in the kitchen?
|The cooks found him and took off a piece of his tail
|What happened to the witches?
|After eating the soup they instantly turned into mice and everyone got mousetraps and killed them all
|What happened to Bruno?
|His father came in the dinning room and brought him home
|What did grandma make the boys toothbrush out of?
|A matchstick and bristles from a hairbrush
|What was his new bathtub?
|A sugar bowl
|How long does an ordinary mouse live?
|Where is the headquarters of the witches?
|A castle in Norway
|What does the boy and Grandma plan to do at the headquarters of witches?
|Turn them into mice by making more formula and then continue their battle with witches all over the world
|What are they going to do after the turn all the witches of the castle into mice?
|Send in cats to get rid of them
|What do they need from the castle?
|The names and address of witches all over the world