Working with the Text
- What trees does Mr Wonka mention? Which tree does he say lives the longest?
- How long does this tree live? Where can you find it?
- Mr Wonka mentions fir, oak, cedar and Bristlecone pine trees lives the longest.
- Bristlecone pine lives for over 4000 years and one can find them upon the slopes of Wheeler Peak in Nevada, USA.
How many of the oldest living things can you remember from Mr Wonka’s list? (Don’t look back at the story!) Do you think all these things really exist, or are some of them purely imaginary?
Mr Wonka has mentioned some very oldest things.
He said he had collected a pint a pint of sap from a 4000 years Bristlecone pine tree, toe-nail clippings from a 168 years old Russian Farmer, an egg laid by a 200 years old tortoise, the tail of 51 years old horse, whiskers of a 36 years old cat called Crumpets, a flea that lived on Crumpets for 36 years, tail of a 207 years old rat, the black teeth of a 97 years old Grimalkin and knucklebones of a 700 years old Cattaloo.
Very few of these things would have really existed, a majority of them are purely imaginary.
Why does Mr Wonka collect items from the oldest things? Do you think this is the right way to begin his invention?
Mr Wonka wanted to create an item that will make people older so he collected items from the oldest things. This is in fact a foolish way to begin an invention.
What happens to the volunteer who swallows four drops of the new invention? What is the name of the invention?
The Oompa-Loompa volunteers was 20 years old before swallowing the drops, he became 75 years old after it. The invention is name Vita-Wonk.
Choose the right answer.
- Mr Willy Wonka is
(a) a cook (b) an inventor
(c) a manager
- Wonka-Vite makes people
(a) older (b) younger
- Mr Wonka wants to invent a new thing which will make people
(a) younger (b) older
- (b) an inventor
- (b) younger
- (b) older
Can anyone’s age be a minus number? What does ‘minus 87’ mean?
No, age cannot be in minus because we all start growing up from the moment we are born. ‘Minus 87’ means the man is 87 years back to his actual age.
Mr Wonka begins by asking himself two questions. What are they?
- What is ………….?
- What lives ………….?
- What is the oldest thing in the world?
- What lives longer than anything else?
Very Short Answer Type Questions
According to Charlie, what lives the longest.
According to Charlie a tree lives the longest.
Bristlecone pine trees live the longest. Whom did Mr Wonka asked Charlie to confirm his fact with?
Mr Wonka asked Charlie to confirm this fact with any dendrochronologist.
What was unique about the Great Glass Elevator?
Mr Wonka used to travel across the world in the Great Glass Elevator. ‘
Whose knucklebones were collected by Willy Wonka?
Mr Willy Wonka collected the knucklebones of a 700 years old Grimalkin that lived in a cave on Mount Popocatepetl.
Where did the old flea collected by Mr Wonka live?
The old flea used to live on Crumpets that was a 36 years old cat.
What was special about the Arabian horse?
The Arabian horse lived for 5 years which is quite unusual for any normal horse.
Mr Wonka collected whose toe-nail?
Mr Wonka collected the toe-nail clipping of a 168 years old Russian farmer called Petrovitch Gregorovitch.
How did Mr Wonka collected all those ancient items?
Mr Wonka went all across the world in his Great Glass Elevator to collect all those ancient things.
Where did Mr Wonka carry on his experiments?
Mr Wonka carried on his experiments in his Inventing room.
On whom did Mr Wonka tested the oily black liquid?
Mr Wonka tested the oily black liquid over an Oompa-Loompa volunteer.
Short Answer Type Questions
What was the need for Mr Wonka to invent Vita-Wonk?
Vita-Wonk had gone wrong. After taking it many people have grown younger to an extent that their ages have gone in minus. All such people have disappeared and will be back only after they spend all those minus years being invisible. To alter these changes Mr Wonka decided to invent a new drug which will help people to grow older.
Name five ancient things collected by Mr Wonka.
Mr Wonka collected a pint of sap from a 4000 years old Bristlecone pine tree, whiskers of a 36 years old cat called Crumpets, an egg laid by a 200 years old tortoise that belonged to the King of Tonga.
He also collected tail of 207 years old rat from Tibet and tail of 51 years old horse in Arabia.
What happened to the Oompa-Loompa volunteer after taking the drops of Vita-Wonk?
After taking drops of Vita-Wonk, the Oompa-Loompa volunteer began to wrinkle and shrivel. Its hair started falling.
Within no while the changes were visible and he became an old man who looked around 75 years old.
Long Answer Type Questions
Describe Mr Wonka.
Mr Willy Wonka was a strange man. He used to make all strange inventions. He had a subordinate called Charlie. There was Oompa- Loompa volunteers on whom he used to carry out the testing of his inventions.
He had an Inventing Room where he carried out all such mysterious works.
He had earlier invented Wonka-Vite that had made people younger to an extent that their ages have gone into minus and they have become invisible.
He then invented Vita-Wonk after collecting ancient items from across the world which could help people grow older.
Describe the process of invention of Vita-Wonk.
Mr Willy Wonka travelled across the globe in his Great Glass Elevator to collect items for Vita-Wonk. He collected samples from some of the oldest living creatures in the world. He mixed these items, boiled and bubbled them several times in his inventing room and then invented a one tiny cupful of an oily black liquid. He tested this on a 20 years old Oompa-Loompa volunteer and within minutes it turned into a 75 years old creature. This was how Vita-Wonk was discovered.