Comprehension Questions- #4 Pirates Past Noon

Magic Tree House #4 Pirates Past Noon

by Mary Pope Osborne

Jack and Annie travel to a deserted island during the time of pirates.  At the end of their adventure they get to meet the mystery magic person who owns the tree house, Morgan le Fay.

Chapter 1

  1. What two things did Jack and Annie gather during their other adventures?  leather bookmark, gold medallion  p. 6
  2. What was the picture of in the book that was open in the tree house?  sunny beach, parrot, palm tree, ship sailing on the sea   p. 7
  3. What did the parrot say to Jack and Annie?  "Too late"   p. 9

Chapter 2

  1. What was Annie wearing when she waded into the water?  Her rain boots   p. 13
  2. What did the ship’s flag look like that was coming toward the island?  Black, crossbones, skull  p. 15
  3. What kind of ship has a black flag with a skull and crossbones?  Pirate   p. 15

Chapter 3

  1. What is a pirate flag called?  The Jolly Roger   p. 17
  2. How did the pirates get to the beach from their big ship?  A rowboat  p. 18
  3. What weapons were the pirates carrying?  Knives and pistols   p. 20

Chapter 4

  1. What was the name of the pirate captain?  Cap’n Bones  p. 22
  2. What did Pinky find in the tree house that made him so happy?  Gold medallion  p. 25
  3. What did Cap’n Bones do to celebrate finding the medallion?  Shot his pistols in the air  p. 26

Chapter 5

  1. Why did Cap’n Bones think Jack and Annie had treasure?  They had the gold medallion so they would have they treasure he’s looking for.   p. 8
  2. Why couldn’t Cap’n Bones use the map and find the treasure?  He couldn’t read    P. 29
  3. Where did Cap’n Bones take Jack and Annie didn’t help him find the treasure?  The ship  p. 31

Chapter 6

  1. Where did Cap’n Bones keep Jack and Annie on the boat?  Locked in his cabin  p. 36
  2. What was the whale that was in the riddle to find the treasure? the island  p. 39
  3. What was the eye of the whale?  A big black rock   p. 39

Chapter 7

  1. What did Jack and Annie tell the pirates they’d need to get the treasure?  shovels & rope  p. 42
  2. What’s a GALE?  Big waves, strong wind and heavy rain / bad storm  p. 43
  3. Why didn’t Cap’n Bones help Pinky and Stinky?  To make sure Jack and Annie don’t get away from him.  P. 44

Chapter 8

  1. Why did Stinky and Pinky run to the rowboat and paddle for the ship? The parrot was a bad sign  p. 48
  2. Who was the parrot talking to when she squawked, “go back”?  Jack and Annie  p. 49
  3. Why was it hard for Jack to go back to the tree house?  He wanted the treasure  p. 52

Chapter 9

  1. Who did Polly turn into?  A woman/  Morgan le Fay  p. 58
  2. Tell me about Morgan?  Old woman, beautiful, magic, long white hair   p. 57

Chapter 10

  1. Where’s Morgan from?  Camelot  p. 59
  2. Who’s her brother?  King Arthur  p. 59
  3. How were Jack and Annie able to see the invisible tree house?  Because Annie believes in magic  p. 62
  4. How did Morgan come along the adventures with Jack and Annie?  She was the parrot, Pteranodon, cat, and the knight  p. 63
  5. How did Jack and Annie know Morgan was going to come back?  She put her gold medallion in Jack’s pocket  p. 67

 

Questions without Answers

Chapter 1

  1. What two things did Jack and Annie gather during their other adventures?
  2. What was the picture of in the book that was open in the tree house?
  3. What did the parrot say to Jack and Annie?

Chapter 2

  1. What was Annie wearing when she waded into the water?
  2. What did the ship’s flag look like that was coming toward the island?
  3. What kind of ship has a black flag with a skull and crossbones?

Chapter 3

  1. What is a pirate flag called?
  2. How did the pirates get to the beach from their big ship?
  3. What weapons were the pirates carrying?

Chapter 4

  1. What was the name of the pirate captain?
  2. What did Pinky find in the tree house that made him so happy?
  3. What did Cap’n Bones do to celebrate finding the medallion?

Chapter 5

  1. Why did Cap’n Bones think Jack and Annie had treasure? 
  2. Why couldn’t Cap’n Bones use the map and find the treasure?
  3. Where did Cap’n Bones take Jack and Annie didn’t help him find the treasure?

Chapter 6

  1. Where did Cap’n Bones keep Jack and Annie on the boat?
  2. What was the whale that was in the riddle to find the treasure?
  3. What was the eye of the whale?

Chapter 7

  1. What did Jack and Annie tell the pirates they’d need to get the treasure?
  2. What’s a GALE?
  3. Why didn’t Cap’n Bones help Pinky and Stinky?

Chapter 8

  1. Why did Stinky and Pinky run to the rowboat and paddle for the ship?
  2. Who was the parrot talking to when she squawked, “go back”?
  3. Why was it hard for Jack to go back to the tree house?

Chapter 9

  1. Who did Polly turn into?
  2. Tell me about Morgan?

Chapter 10

  1. Where’s Morgan from?
  2. Who’s her brother?
  3. How were Jack and Annie able to see the invisible tree house?
  4. How did Morgan come along the adventures with Jack and Annie?
  5. How did Jack and Annie know Morgan was going to come back?

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