Who Was Roald Dahl?

Day 217

During today’s fiction trivia game, the question was: “In the book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which group of characters is crazy about cacao beans?”  The fifth grader’s proud answer:  “The Chumbawambas!”

I have absolutely no idea how an eleven year old would come to mix up the Oompa Loompas with a British art-punk anarchist band whose biggest hit was in the late 1990s.  These kids constantly astound me.


One thought on “Who Was Roald Dahl?

  1. Do you have the Missing Golden Ticket? You need to order it. It gives background information about Roald Dahl and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It includes a chapter that he edited out of the book before it was published, and names of characters he did not use. It is kind of a trivia book but totally fun! We read it at the beginning of the year to introduce writing process. I don’t have a link to it on my blog, but I have activities for it at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Missing-Golden-Ticket-by-Roald-Dahl-Charlie-and-the-Chocolate-Factory. Oompa Loompas were originally Whipple Scrumpets (or something like that).

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