Comprehension Questions- #27 Thanksgiving on Thursday

Amazon ImageMagic Tree House #27 Thanksgiving on Thursday

by Mary Pope Osborne

Jack and Annie go back and celebrate America’s first Thanksgiving with the pilgrims.

 

Chapter 1

  1. Why did Jack and Annie’s dad want them to be back quickly?  going to Grandma’s  p. 4
  2. What was the picture of on the cover of the book Morgan set out?  basket of corn on a wooden table  p. 6
  3. What were Jack and Annie going to?  a feast  p. 6

Chapter2

  1. What time period did Jack and Annie get to go to?  pilgrims  p. 9
  2. Where was the first Thanksgiving?  Plymouth  p. 12
  3. What got the pilgrims attention and had them coming toward Jack and Annie’s hiding place?  a dog  p. 15

Chapter 3

  1. Why were the people confused when Jack and Annie spoke?  Jack and Annie spoke differently  p. 21
  2. Who was the Indian standing in the crowd of pilgrims?  Squanto  p. 23
  3. Did Squanto say he remember them?  yes  p. 23

Chapter 4

  1. Who did the pilgrims invite tho their harvest feast?  Chief Massasoit and his men  p. 26
  2. Why was Priscilla worried when they arrived for the feast?  pilgrims did not prepare enough food  p. 26
  3. What did Priscilla assign Jack and Annie to do to help prepare for the feast?  catch eels and gather clams  p. 28

Chapter 5

  1. How did Jack and Annie learn to catch eels?  reading the research book  p. 31
  2. Did Jack and Annie do a good job catching eels and finding clams?   no  p. 35
  3. How would you like to have all the responsibilities of a child who grew up during the pilgrim time?   p. 36

Chapter 6

  1. What was Jack worried Squanto would ask him?  about Captain John Smith  p. 40
  2. How did Jack feel when Priscilla asked him to stir the corn pudding? happy he could help   p. 42
  3. What are some “roots” Priscilla wanted Annie to move close to the ashes?  carrots, turnips  p. 43

Chapter 7

  1. What “arm exercises” did the Pilgrim men do?  Shoot off muskets  p. 49
  2. What did Priscilla want Jack and Annie to go back and get from her house?  Turkey  p. 50
  3. What happened when they tried to get the turkey off the spit?  Fell into the fire  p.  52

Chapter 8

  1. How did Priscilla react when Jack knocked the turkey into the fire?  Nice, friendly,  p. 55
  2. Why was she not worried about the turkey being ruined?  Other houses were cooking food too  p. 56
  3. What were the three worlds that became one?  Indians, Jack and Annie’s world, Pilgrims  p. 61

Chapter 9

  1. Who walked back with Jack and Annie to the woods?  Squanto  p. 64
  2. What did he teach them?  How to grow corn  p. 66
  3. Why did Squanto say he remembered Jack and Annie?  He remembered how scared he felt when he went to Europe.  He saw the same fear in their eyes.  P. 68

Chapter 10

  1. What was in the pouch Squanto gave Jack and Annie?  Corn seeds  p. 71
  2. Who was Jack and Annie going to visit after their adventure?  Grandmother, cousins, family  p. 72

 

Questions without Answers

Chapter 1

  1. Why did Jack and Annie’s dad want them to be back quickly?
  2. What was the picture of on the cover of the book Morgan set out
  3. What were Jack and Annie going to?

Chapter2

  1. What time period did Jack and Annie get to go to?
  2. Where was the first Thanksgiving?
  3. What got the pilgrims attention and had them coming toward Jack and Annie’s hiding place?

Chapter 3

  1. Why were the people confused when Jack and Annie spoke?
  2. Who was the Indian standing in the crowd of pilgrims?
  3. Did Squanto say he remember them?

Chapter 4

  1. Who did the pilgrims invite tho their harvest feast?
  2. Why was Priscilla worried when they arrived for the feast?
  3. What did Priscilla assign Jack and Annie to do to help prepare for the feast?

Chapter 5

  1. How did Jack and Annie learn to catch eels?
  2. Did Jack and Annie do a good job catching eels and finding clams?
  3. How would you like to have all the responsibilities of a child who grew up during the pilgrim time?

Chapter 6

  1. What was Jack worried Squanto would ask him?
  2. How did Jack feel when Priscilla asked him to stir the corn pudding?
  3. What are some “roots” Priscilla wanted Annie to move close to the ashes?

Chapter 7

  1. What “arm exercises” did the Pilgrim men do?
  2. What did Priscilla want Jack and Annie to go back and get from her house?
  3. What happened when they tried to get the turkey off the spit?

Chapter 8

  1. How did Priscilla react when Jack knocked the turkey into the fire?
  2. Why was she not worried about the turkey being ruined?
  3. What were the three worlds that became one?

Chapter 9

  1. Who walked back with Jack and Annie to the woods?
  2. What did he teach them?
  3. Why did Squanto say he remembered Jack and Annie?

Chapter 10

  1. What was in the pouch Squanto gave Jack and Annie?
  2. Who was Jack and Annie going to visit after their adventure?

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