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Chapter 1 - Whittington Meets the Lady
Use the Define feature to read the definition of obsidian. Which word BEST describes the word obsidian?
Dialogue is conversation between two or more characters in a story. Watch the video to learn more about dialogue. (This annotation contains a video)
Did you know that you can look up any word in the text of the book or the text of the questions and answers? Just click (or press on mobile devices) the word you want to define and hold until the blue text selector pops up. When you release, a Define option will appear. Since it's so easy to look up words, make sure you use this feature frequently... Is there a word on this page you need to look up?
Why does Whittington think he would be a better barn cat?
Chapter 2 - The Animals in the Barn
Use the Define feature to read the definition of 'preen.' Based on the definition and context clues, what does the hen do to her feathers?
What is the effect of Coraggio having clipped wings?
Does the image of the Lady depict that she is in charge? Explain your answer.
Chapter 3 - Bernie and How He Got the Horses
Characterization is a literary device that is used in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story. What do you learn about Bernie from the author's use of characterization?
Have you ever had a horse or been around horses? Can you recall the way they look and smell?
Chapter 4 - Abby and Ben Meet the Horses
Which literary device is used to introduce the reader to Abby and Ben?
Abby and Ben are solemn, or somber. What details in the text reveal why they are this way? Watch the video below to learn more about characters. (This annotation contains a video)
Chapter 7 - Havey and the Cat’s Surprise
Why might Havey like going to the barn? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
An idiom is a set expression or a phrase comprising of two or more words. An interesting fact regarding the device is that the expression is not interpreted literally. "A score to settle" is an idiom that means 'to have a problem to clear up with someone; to have to get even with someone about something. ' Who do you think Havey has a problem to clear up with?
What does Whittington mean when he says that fights cost him?
The word 'chiropractory' does not exist. Chiropractic is the science and art of maintaining the proper position and mobility of the body. A chiropractor is someone who is trained to properly align the bones in the body.
Chapter 8 - The Last Day for Baths
Metaphors compare two distinct objects, drawing similarity between them without using "like" or "as." Watch the video to learn more about metaphors. (This annotation contains a video)
Chapter 9 - The Lady Asks Whittington to Tell His Story
Which of the following is a sign that it is winter at the barn?
Why does the Lady ask Whittington to tell them a story?
"Better" is a comparative adjective for "good." It is considered an irregular adjective. Since we can not say 'gooder,' we use "better" to form the comparison. Comparative adjectives compare two nouns. Here, Whittington says that tuna is better than rat.
Use the Define feature to read the definition of inaudible. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for inaudible?
Chapter 10 - The Man Whittington Named Himself After
Use the Define feature to read the definition of ill-tended. Which definition correctly fits the context of the sentence?
Make a prediction: What do you think "simples" are?
Chapter 11 - Dick’s Dream
Based on the details in the text, how does Abby feel about Ben?
Do you know someone who has trouble reading?
Use the Define feature to read the definition of specialist. Which of the following definitions most closely fits the context of the sentence?
Do you think Abby will be able to help Ben with his reading?
Chapter 12 - Dick Goes to London
Why does Dick tell Will all of the things he is able to do? What does this reveal about Dick?
Using context clues, what do you think filched means?
Why is beer or cider safer than the water?
How does the relationship between Dick, the agent and Will change as they travel? What causes this change in them?
Chapter 13 - Dick Arrives in London
Use the Define feature to read the definition of 'parley.' What are the animals going to have under the Lady's supervision?
Use the Define feature to read the definition of glowered. Which word BEST describes the way Whittington is looking at the rats?
Watch the Lion and the Mouse fable then answer the question below. (This annotation contains a video)
Compare and contrast the fable of the lion and the mouse in the story to the video. How are they alike? Did you see in differences in them?
Chapter 14 - Dick Is Given a Home
What details support the fact that the boy is willing to work? Cite textual evidence to support your answer.
Adjectives are used to describe nouns. Adjectives make sentences and stories more interesting. Notice how the adjectives help us see Mr. Fitzwarren's cook. Watch the video to learn more about adjectives. (This annotation contains a video)
Chapter 15 - The Boy Goes to Work for Fitzwarren
Use the Define feature to read the definition of 'consignments.' Based on the definition, how would you describe them?
How is the boy paid for his work by Mr. Fitzwarren?
Chapter 16 - Ben’s First Reading Lesson in the Barn
Use the Define feature to read the definition of 'stanchion.' How would you describe a stanchion to someone?
Why is this incident in the barn considered a "miracle"?
Chapter 17 - Blackie Arrives
What is the most likely reason the man leaves the lame chicken at Bernie's gas station?
How does Coraggio feel about the new hen? What evidence from the text supports your answer?
Chapter 18 - Dick Meets His Cat
What does the author's use of imagery reveal about the old man?
Imagery is the use of figurative language to create visual representations of actions, objects and ideas in our mind in such a way that they appeal to our physical senses. Use this information to answer the question below.
This detail reveals that the cat is
A wherry is a type of boat that was traditionally used for carrying cargo or passengers on rivers and canals in England. (This annotation contains an image)
Chapter 19 - Out with the Owls
Onomatopoeic words represent sounds. Identify and name the onomatopoeic words in the highlighted text.
Onomatopoeia is a word which imitates the natural sound of a thing. It creates a sound effect that mimics the thing being described, making the description more expressive and interesting. Watch the video for more examples of onomatopoeia. (This annotation contains a video)
Chapter 20 - Spooker Is Sick
Why do you think it is important to file a horse's teeth?
What is the effect of Spooker's teeth being dull?
Chapter 21 - Ben’s Reading
Personification is a figure of speech in which a thing, an idea or an animal is given human attributes. The non-human objects are portrayed in such a way that we feel they have the ability to act like human beings. What "human quality" is given to the bantams in the highlighted text?
This detail suggests that
Chapter 22 - To Africa on the Unicorn
What causes scurvy?
Do you think it is wise to go out to sea in a "vulnerable" boat? Why or why not?
What does this reveal about the king? Do you think he is a powerful man?
The back of the king's hand is compared to a frog's back using a ________________.
Do you think Dick will find another cat?
Look at the picture. How does the boy feel about losing his cat?
Chapter 24 - Ben’s School Principal Visits the Texaco
The highlighted text is an example of
How do kids react to being different from other kids?
Chapter 26 - Dick Sees a Beautiful Girl in Black
What does Bernie try in order to give the horses a dry place to stand?
How much has it rained? What evidence from the text supports your answer?
Why does the Lady feel sure about Ben?
Use the Define feature to read the definition of listless. Which of the following is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for listless?
How does Dick feel about Sir Louis' granddaughter? What evidence from the text supports your answer?
Why does Dick want to share his fortune with these men? What does this reveal about his gratitude towards them?
Chapter 27 - Two Newcomers Join the Barn
Do you think the animals in the barn will welcome the newcomers?
Use the Define feature to read the definition of sashay. Which of the following most closely fits the context of the sentence?
Chapter 28 - Dick’s Cat Returns
How does Dick feel when he sees the cat?
The conversation between Dick and the cat reveals that this story is a fantasy. Fantasy is a genre of fiction which includes stories that involve talking animals or magical powers. Watch the video to learn more about fantasy. (This annotation contains a video)
Chapter 29 - A Hawk Attacks the Lady
"Gang" is a collective noun. Collective nouns name a group of people, animals, or things. Watch the video to learn more about collective nouns. (This annotation contains a video)
Based on the details in the text, how do the barn animals feel about the Lady?
The barn animals are
What does the Lady realize about her friends?
Chapter 31 - The Cat’s Operation
Use the Define feature to read the definition of routine. Which of the following words is a synonym (word with similar meaning) for routine?
Why do you think their classmates are not allowed to come over? Is it because Ben is learning to read in the barn?
Chapter 32 - Dick Meets Will Price Again
What feature does Dick need to see in order to positively identify the gentleman?
An alehouse is a business, such as a tavern or inn, where the drink ale is sold. Below is a drawing of an old alehouse in London. (This annotation contains an image)
Chapter 33 - Willy the Goat’s Surprise
Identify and name three signs of Spring around the barn.
A phoebe is a type of bird. (This annotation contains an image)
Based on the illustration, does Wilhelmina look like a loving mother? What evidence from the picture supports your answer?
Chapter 34 - Dick Sees the Girl in Black Again
Although Ben is making progress with Abby, why is he still behind his classmates?
What happens as a result of the boys at school making fun of Ben?
Do you suppose Dick's cat intentionally went to the pantry to bring him and Mary together?
How does Dick feel about Mary Green?
Chapter 35 - Marker Raids the Barn
How does Wilhelmina help Coraggio?
Do you think Coraggio will survive?
Chapter 36 - Dick Decides on the Dangerous Voyage
"Clusters" is an example of a collective noun. Look at the poster for more examples of collective nouns. (This annotation contains an image)
Do you think Dick will go on the voyage or will he decide to see Mary again?
Chapter 38 - A Token for Mary
Use the Define feature to read the definition of 'halyard.'
Which item will most likely help Dick on this journey?
What are clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, mace, and ginger mostly used for in food?
Do you think Dick's cat has magical powers? Does she know something about Mary that Dick doesn't?
Chapter 39 - Gent Arrives
Why is the Lady ignoring her motherly duties with her ducklings? Who is she giving more attention to than her babies?
"Flock" is a
Chapter 40 - A Rescue
Why does the Lady yell for the rats to help the strangling kitten?
Will the Old One be able to chew the cord and release the kitten?
Chapter 41 - Dick’s Cat Is Lost at Sea
Use the Define feature to read the definition of 'forebear.'
What is meant by ' Work is the medicine for despair'?
Abby shows disgust for fathers bargaining their children for marriage like property. What evidence from the text supports this?
How might Dick feel hearing that Mary's husband died? Do you think he will try to find her?
Chapter 42 - Mary
Below is an image of Richard "Dick" Whittington and his cat. (This annotation contains an image)
"Biggest" is a superlative adjective. Superlative adjectives compare three or more nouns. Using superlative adjectives takes the comparison to the highest degree. Watch the video to learn more about superlative adjectives. (This annotation contains a video)
According to Whittington, the story of Dick
Chapter 43 - Ben’s Triumph
Write a theme statement for this story.
One of the main topics of this story is friendship. Watch the video and then answer the question below. (This annotation contains a video)
Chapter 44 - Life in the Barn Continues
Do you think the Lady would leave the barn with Gent if she could? What evidence from the text supports your answer?
How does the Lady feel about Gent leaving with his children?
Chapter 45 - The Last Warm Afternoon of Autumn
After you finish Quiz 3, continue reading on the next several pages to find out more about the author and his inspiration for this book.