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Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

by Diana Wynne Jones

Howl's Moving Castle: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Howl's Moving Castle? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does Howl take from Miss Angorian that immediately destroys her?


(a) Her magic wand
(b) Her copy of John Donne's complete works
(c) The Witch of the Waste's heart
(d) Her Groucho Marx mustache
Q. What does the scarecrow need in order to start speaking?


(a) A Scarecrow-English dictionary
(b) A magic spell from Sophie
(c) The end of the Witch of the Waste's curse
(d) The skull of the Wizard Suliman
Q. What does Mrs. Pentstemmon say about Sophie's walking stick?


(a) She says it's a disgrace for a respectable old woman to be carrying such a shabby stick
(b) She says that it's the equivalent of a magic wand
(c) She says that it used to belong to Prince Justin
(d) She says that it would be even better with a spearhead attached to it
Q. What is the main physical symptom of Howl's contract with Calcifer?


(a) His eyes are glassy, like marbles
(b) He has stopped aging
(c) He isn't strong enough for physical exercise
(d) He is growing to look like Calcifer, complete with green eyebrows and a blue flame face
Q. What does Sophie command her walking stick to do in the final battle with Miss Angorian?


(a) To fly away from the moving castle
(b) To protect Howl from Miss Angorian
(c) To burst into flames and attack Miss Angorian
(d) To hit Miss Angorian and only Miss Angorian
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