Comprehension Questions- #2 The Knight at Dawn

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by Mary Pope Osborne

Jack and Annie are taken on another adventure in the magic tree house.  This time they visit a castle where a knight saves them.  They’re still not sure who owns the tree house, but found another clue that gets them closer to the answer.

Chapter 1

  1. Why was Jack worried about meeting the “magic person” who built the tree house? he didn’t know if they would be nice or mean   p. 5
  2. What did Annie bring along with her to the tree house?  flashlight   p. 5
  3. What did Jack bring with him again?  notebook/pencil   p. 5

Chapter 2

  1. What was Annie’s favorite picture?  the one with the knight and castle on it  p. 11
  2. Where did Annie send the tree house this time?  a place with a knight and castle  p. 12
  3. Why didn’t Jack leave Annie and go back home? he wanted to see the castle too  p. 16

Chapter 3

  1. What is a difference between Jack and Annie?  Jack likes to read about things, Annie likes to see them for real   p. 22
  2. What were the drums and horns announcing in the castle? different dishes for the feast  p. 22
  3. Where did Annie disappear to?  the castle   p. 23

Chapter 4

  1. What were some noises coming from inside the castle?  laughter, shouting, music  p. 25
  2. Tell me some things going on inside the castle.  people were eating, playing music, juggling balls, balancing swords on their hands, strolling among the crowd, dogs fighting over bones  p. 27
  3. Why did Annie and Jack run away from the party?  someone noticed them   p. 28

Chapter 5

  1. What room did Jack and Annie hide in?  armory  p. 32
  2. Why did Jack try on a helmet? to see if it was as heavy as a five year old  p. 33
  3. Who do you think grabbed Jack and yanked off his helmet?    p. 35

Chapter 6

  1. What were the names of the men who captured Jack and Annie?  Squinty, Mustache, Red  p. 37
  2. Why did they capture them?  they thought they were spies   p. 36
  3. Why were the men scared of the flashlight?  they’d never seen one before and Annie told them it was a magic wand   p. 41

Chapter 7

  1. What room did Jack and Annie hide in after they escaped the dungeon?  storeroom  p. 43
  2. What did Jack and Annie find in the storeroom?  a trapdoor   p. 45
  3. Where did the trapdoor lead to?  out to the moat   p. 48

Chapter 8

  1. What was Jack worried about as they swam in the moat?  crocodiles  p. 51
  2. What did Jack and Annie keep hearing in the water?  splashing  p. 52
  3. Who was staring at Jack and Annie after they climbed out of the moat?  the knight on his black horse   p. 55

Chapter 9

  1. Where did the knight take Jack and Annie?  tree house  p. 59
  2. Why were Jack and Annie cold?  they were wet from swimming in the moat  p. 60
  3. Why didn’t Annie know if she pointed to the right picture to take them home? it was dark  p. 61

Chapter 10

  1. Did Annie point to the right picture?  yes  p. 62
  2. What did Jack find in his backpack?    leather bookmark from the castle book      p. 64
  3. What’s the mystery Jack solved?  the same person who dropped the medallion was the same person who owned the books in the tree house   p. 65

 

Questions without Answers

Chapter 1

  1. Why was Jack worried about meeting the “magic person” who built the tree house?
  2. What did Annie bring along with her to the tree house?
  3. What did Jack bring with him again?

Chapter 2

  1. What was Annie’s favorite picture?
  2. Where did Annie send the tree house this time?
  3. Why didn’t Jack leave Annie and go back home?

Chapter 3

  1. What is a difference between Jack and Annie?
  2. What were the drums and horns announcing in the castle?
  3. Where did Annie disappear to?

Chapter 4

  1. What were some noises coming from inside the castle?
  2. Tell me some things going on inside the castle.
  3. Why did Annie and Jack run away from the party? 

Chapter 5

  1. What room did Jack and Annie hide in?
  2. Why did Jack try on a helmet?
  3. Who do you think grabbed Jack and yanked off his helmet?

Chapter 6

  1. What were the names of the men who captured Jack and Annie?
  2. Why did they capture them?
  3. Why were the men scared of the flashlight? 

Chapter 7

  1. What room did Jack and Annie hide in after they escaped the dungeon?
  2. What did Jack and Annie find in the storeroom?
  3. Where did the trapdoor lead to?

Chapter 8

  1. What was Jack worried about as they swam in the moat?
  2. What did Jack and Annie keep hearing in the water?
  3. Who was staring at Jack and Annie after they climbed out of the moat?

Chapter 9

  1. Where did the knight take Jack and Annie?
  2. Why were Jack and Annie cold?
  3. Why didn’t Annie know if she pointed to the right picture to take them home?

Chapter 10

  1. Did Annie point to the right picture?
  2. What did Jack find in his backpack?
  3. What’s the mystery Jack solved?

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