Read Chapters 19-21.


Multiple Choice

1. Willie Wonka made gobstoppers for _.
a) adults
b) rich children
c) poor children
d) dogs

2. Willie Wonka said the gobstopper never _ .
a) turned different colors
b) broke
c) got smaller
d) tasted sour

3. What happened when Violet Beauregarde chewed the gum?
a) Mr. Wonka made her go home.
b) She blew up like a balloon.
c) She turned red.
d) nothing

4. What did the gum taste like?
a) potatoes, pork chops, and oranges
b) fried chicken, apple sauce, and ice cream
c) tomato soup, roast beef, and blueberry pie
d) chocolate bars, taffy, and peanut butter

5. The gum was a _ course meal.
a) 10 b) 2 c) 5 d) 3

6. Violet turned into _.
a) a green apple
b) a blueberry
c) a red tomato
d) brown roast beef

7. The room was top secret.
a) Chocolate Room
b) Storeroom
c) Gum Room
d) Inventing Room

8. _ children were still touring the factory at the end of Chapter 21.
a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 4

9. Which sentence from the passage is an opinion?
a) Before Mr. Wonka could stop her, she shot out a hand and grabbed the stick of gum out of the drawer and popped it into her mouth.
b) It's hot and creamy and delicious!
c) Everybody was watching Violet Beauregarde as she stood there chewing the gum.
d) "Oh, be quiet, mother, and let me finish!" said Violet.

10. What would be the best source to find more information about chewing gum?
a) a television show
b) a radio program
c) the dictionary
d) the Internet

11. Read this sentence from Chapter 20.
Out of the very top of the great gum machine there sprouted hundreds and hundreds of thin glass tubes, and the glass tubes all curled downwards and came together in a bunch and hung suspended over an enormous round tub as big as a bath.
Which source should you use to find a synonym for the suspended?
a) an atlas
b) a newspaper
c) a thesaurus
d) an online encyclopedia

12. Read the following sentence from Chapter 20.
The gigantic machine was a mountain of gleaming metal that towered high above the children and their parents.
This sentence contains _.
a) a metaphor
b) a simile
c) rhyme
d) repetition

13. Read the analogy.
Massive is to tiny as loud is to .
Which word best completes the analogy?
a) quiet
b) noisy
c) sound
d) snap-snap-snap

14. Read the following sentences from the Oompa-Loompa's song.
She chewed while bathing in the tub, She chewed while dancing a her club, She chewed in church and on the bus; It really was quite ludicrous!
Which sound devices are used in this selection?
a) repetition and rhyme
b) repetition and alliteration
c) alliteration and rhyme

Comprehension Questions

1. Before they enter the Inventing Room, what request does Wonka make? Do the children agree?

2. What is Wonka's favorite room in the whole factory?

3. Why might a normal candymaker never want to invent a real Everlasting Gobstopper?

4. Would you like it if food went obsolete and we all had Wonka gum meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Why or why not?

5. What happens to Violet when she tries Wonka's gum?

6. Had Wonka expected that would happen?

Economic Connection: Planned Obsolescence. Ever have a piece of equipment break when you feel like you just bought it? It might have been a dud, but it might also have been designed not to last that long. The company might have planned the obsolescence. Something is obsolete when it's "old" and you don't want it anymore. Why would any company ever plan a product you soon wouldn't want? Think. What do you have to do now? Go buy another one! Or maybe you don't: You could always find a different company that makes quality stuff. Pay a little more, keep it ten times longer. Anyhow, the Everlasting Gobstopper is the exact opposite of planned obsolescence.

Name the three new candies described in these chapters.
Tell what the candy looked like, where it was made, why it was made and any special qualities
it may have had.
1. :
2. :
3. :
B. What four rules did Mr. Wonka insist on before entering the inventing room?