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1. Charlie loves chocolate (duh), but why? -> It is super sweet
2. Charlie turns down an offer to sell his ticket for 200 pounds—why? -> He can’t be bought
3. Why is television such a terrible thing? -> It kills the imagination
4. Charlie’s family’s poverty is symbolized by what? -> Cabbage soup
5. Why do Wonka, Grandpa Joe, and Charlie laugh all the time? -> Because they are delirious from the heat of the factory
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