Comprehension Questions- #23 Twister on Tuesday

Amazon ImageMagic Tree House #23 Twister on Tuesday

by Mary Pope Osborne

Morgan sends Jack and Annie to the prairie during pioneer times.  They look for their third special writing and get caught in a twister with some pioneers.

Chapter 1

  1. Why were Jack and Annie so excited it was Tuesday?  she was sending them some place in the tree house on Tuesday  p. 4
  2. Where do Jack and Annie need to travel to to get the next writing?  prairie  p. 6
  3. Jack and Annie traveled to the prairie before.  What time in history were they traveling to this time?  period of the pioneers  p. 7

Chapter 2

  1. What type of vehicle did Jack and Annie see going across the prairie?  steam engine  p. 10
  2. How did families travel as they came to the west?  covered wagon  p. 12
  3. What did Annie see sticking out of a small hill?  pipe with smoke coming out of it  p. 15

Chapter 3

  1. What type of house did Jack and Annie see?  dugout  p. 18
  2. What did this dugout become when the family that built it moved?  schoolhouse  p. 19
  3. Who’s the teacher of the school?  Miss Neely  p. 20

Chapter 4

  1. How many children were in the class Miss Neely taught?  3  p. 21
  2. Who did Jack sit by?  Jeb  p. 26
  3. What was the poem Jack read?  twinkle twinkle little star  p. 26

Chapter 5

  1. What was the lunch Kate and Will shared with Jack and Annie?  sweet potatoes  p. 31
  2. How did Jeb react when Jack tried to share his sweet potato with him?  mean  p. 34
  3. Why can’t Jeb come to school very often?  works in the fields    p. 35

Chapter 6

  1. What was hitting the roof of the dugout?  hailstones  p. 41
  2. How did grasshoppers attack the settlers?  ate everything, clothes, crops, sheets, trees  p. 41
  3. What was the special writing Jack and Annie needed to find?  Tis a lesson you should heed, try try again; if at first you don’t succeed, try try again  p. 38

Chapter 7

  1. What color were the clouds when Jack and Annie left the schoolhouse?  greenish  p.  47
  2. What appeared out of the sky?  a twister  p. 47
  3. Why couldn’t the children in the schoolhouse hear Jack and Annie banging on the door?  twister was too loud  p. 52

Chapter 8

  1. Where did Jack and Annie tell the children to go during the twister? cellar     p. 54
  2. Who was the only one strong enough to open the cellar door?   Jeb  p. 55
  3. How did they know the twister was over?  noise died down  p. 56

Chapter 9

  1. How did Miss Neely feel about getting another school?  she knew they would  p. 60
  2. What was Jeb like when Jack and Annie left the prairie?  kind, friendly  p. 64
  3. Did the wind start to blow when the tree house spun this time?  no  p. 65

Chapter 10

  1. How did Jack do what the poem said?  tried again and again to be friends with Jeb  p. 67
  2. When were Jack and Annie supposed to return to the tree house?  Wednesday/ the next day  p. 68
  3. What was Miss Neely’s advice about memorieshold on to the good ones and let go of the bad ones  p. 70

 

Questions without Answers

Chapter 1

  1. Why were Jack and Annie so excited it was Tuesday?
  2. Where do Jack and Annie need to travel to to get the next writing?
  3. Jack and Annie traveled to the prairie before.  What time in history were they traveling to this time?

Chapter 2

  1. What type of vehicle did Jack and Annie see going across the prairie?
  2. How did families travel as they came to the west?
  3. What did Annie see sticking out of a small hill?

Chapter 3

  1. What type of house did Jack and Annie see?
  2. What did this dugout become when the family that built it moved?
  3. Who’s the teacher of the school?

Chapter 4

  1. How many children were in the class Miss Neely taught?
  2. Who did Jack sit by?
  3. What was the poem Jack read?

Chapter 5

  1. What was the lunch Kate and Will shared with Jack and Annie?
  2. How did Jeb react when Jack tried to share his sweet potato with him?
  3. Why can’t Jeb come to school very often?

Chapter 6

  1. What was hitting the roof of the dugout?
  2. How did grasshoppers attack the settlers?
  3. What was the special writing Jack and Annie needed to find?

Chapter 7

  1. What color were the clouds when Jack and Annie left the schoolhouse?
  2. What appeared out of the sky?
  3. Why couldn’t the children in the schoolhouse hear Jack and Annie banging on the door?

Chapter 8

  1. Where did Jack and Annie tell the children to go during the twister?
  2. Who was the only one strong enough to open the cellar door?
  3. How did they know the twister was over?

Chapter 9

  1. How did Miss Neely feel about getting another school?
  2. What was Jeb like when Jack and Annie left the prairie?
  3. Did the wind start to blow when the tree house spun this time?

Chapter 10

  1. How did Jack do what the poem said?
  2. When were Jack and Annie supposed to return to the tree house?
  3. What was Miss Neely’s advice about memories?

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