Roald Dahl Day: What Roald Dahl Character Are You?

September 7, 2021

Roald Dahl was an award-winning children’s author. Despite the fact that many of his books are a little disturbing in nature, he’s still loved by children today worldwide. So much so that his stories were transformed into blockbuster films, notably: Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches and more. But what Roald Dahl character are you? Take this quick quiz to find out.

Growing up, Roald Dahl was my escape. Back in the day where cereal boxes gave out free books, I made it my mission to collect every single one of Roald Dahl’s stories. I remember reading Matilda for the first time and wanting to be just like her. No matter how many times I read these books, I was transported into another world. So it’s only fitting that I write a character personality quiz for Roald Dahl Day!

Below are 10 questions inspired by Roald Dahl’s books to help you discover what character you are! Answer them as honestly as possible – and try not to cheat… Then we’ll explain what your character says about you, if you dare to know the truth.

1.What’s your main hobby?

  1. Reading all day every day
  2. Drawing, sketching, inventing – anything creative!
  3. Horse-riding 
  4. Gym or sports – I like being active
  5. Learning a language

2. Which type of films do you like the most?

  1. Harry Potter – Expelliarmus!
  2. Star Wars, young padawan
  3. The Princes Diaries
  4. The Hunger Games – may the odds be ever in your favour...
  5. The Lord of the Rings, my precious

3. What’s your favourite sweet treat?

  1. Cream pies
  2. Chocolate and sweets
  3. Macaroons
  4. Chocolate cake – the richer, the better
  5. I prefer fizzy drinks, like lemonade 

4. What’s your favourite animal?

  1. Cats or dogs
  2. Elephants
  3. Anything small and fluffy!
  4. I hate animals
  5. Owls

5. Which subject do you like the most?

  1. Maths
  2. Science
  3. Drama and music
  4. Humanities – law, history, geography...
  5. Languages

6. How would you describe yourself?

  1. Mischievous
  2. Funny
  3. Bossy
  4. Scary
  5. Kind and caring

7. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

  1. Move things with my mind
  2. I’d be a magician!
  3. Tell the future, obviously
  4. Have super-strength
  5. Teleport everywhere...

8. How would you describe your style?

  1. 1990s vibes
  2. A bit hippy
  3. Preppy and cute
  4. Sporty
  5. Casual and cosy (if I could wear pyjamas every day, I would…)

9. Where do you wish you were right now?

  1. In the library
  2. At a sweet shop
  3. Afternoon tea at the Ritz
  4. Watching the Olympics
  5. In bed…

10. What place do you want to visit?

  1. A cottage in the countryside
  2. Switzerland
  3. Paris, duh!
  4. Rome
  5. The moon!

Now count up your scores and compare them with the characters descriptions below.

A: Matilda Wormwood

If you answered mostly A, then you’re a real life Matilda! This is one of Roald Dahl’s most interesting characters; she’s brave and cunning, smart and wise, but also deep down wants to be like the other kids. She loves school – especially Maths – and she’s a walking genius. We can expect to find your nose in a book and chilling in a quiet place.

B: Willy Wonka

If you picked B, then you’re probably a chocoholic! Or you’re just someone who is constantly thinking of a great invention and tool that could make life easier. This Roald Dahl character is one of the quirkiest, who chooses to live every day to the max. 

C: Veruca Salt

If you picked mostly C as your answer, then you’re probably someone who is fairly confident and likes to be the centre of attention. You enjoy the high life, having debates about modern day issues and are a great leader. It’s possible that you’re a high achiever and want to win awards or competitions for your hard work. 

D: Miss Trunchbull

If you answered mostly D, then you’re most like one of Roald Dahl’s meanest characters: Miss Trunchbull. You’re probably someone who’s quite assertive, practical, rational, but also has a bit of a mean streak. You prefer humans over animals, you want justice and love all things sports. You’ll choose a horror film over a love story any day!

E: The BFG

If you answered mostly E, then you’re like Roald Dahl’s most favourite character: The BFG (who is also arguably based on the author himself!) You are someone who thrives at night, a bit of a daydreamer but also loves their sleep – more time to dream and live those fantasies! You might not have much of a sweet tooth, but you love fizzy drinks and weird food combos.

One last reminder

Roald Dahl Day is on the 13th September. You can celebrate it by sharing your favourite books with others, or reading one yourself in memory. These stories always carry a moral to it, but also inspire children (and adults!) to explore the world around them, learn and be kind to others. Dahl dares us all to chase our dreams, make mistakes and grow. I’ll leave you with a powerful quote:

"Meanings is not important," said the BFG. "I cannot be right all the time. Quite often I is left instead of right." – The BFG.

Copyright: All images sourced by the Official Roald Dahl website:

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Naida Allen

Naida is a witty wordsmith with a love for writing and reading. She is a Content Writer and Social Media Executive at Tutor House — the top UK provider of online and in-person tuition. She specialises in topics relating to mental & physical wellbeing and career advice.

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