Comprehension Questions- #47 Abe Lincoln at Last

Magic Tree House #47 Abe Lincoln at Last

By Mary Pope Osborne

Jack and Annie are looking for the next thing that will Teddy and Kathleen break a spell that turned Penny the penguin into stone.  They travel back to the time when Abe Lincoln has just been voted in as President of the United States and also to the time when Abe was a young man.

Chapter 1

  1. Who were Jack and Annie going to visit in this adventure?  Abe Lincoln  p. 5
  2. What were they needing to find on this mission?  A feather  p. 7
  3. What would the potion in the tiny bottle do for Jack and Annie?  Grant a wish for one thing  p. 7

Chapter 2

  1. What building did the tree house land near?  The White House   p. 12
  2. Name the two boys that saw the tree house?  Tad and Willie  p. 14
  3. Why did Tad think the tree house belonged to them?  It was on the property of the White House and the White House belonged to everyone in America   p. 15
  4. Who wanted to take Jack and Annie to meet the President?  Tad   p. 18

Chapter 3

  1. How is the White House different back in President Lincoln’s day then it is now?  People could just walk into the White House and see the president   p. 12
  2. What did Tad say he’d do, if Jack didn’t go with him to find the president? Scream  p.26
  3. What room did Tad take Jack into?  The president’s bedroom   p. 28
  4. Where did Tad and Jack hide when President Lincoln came into the room?  Under the bed  p. 28

Chapter 4

  1. How did Tad know President Lincoln?  The president was his father   p. 31
  2. How did President Lincoln respond when Tad told him about Jack and Annie?  Strangely, like he might know them  p. 32
  3. Who did Annie meet while Jack was hiding under the bed?  Tad and Willie’s mom   p. 35

Chapter 5

  1. Why wouldn’t Jack and Annie get to meet with the president?  He had too many meetings  p. 43
  2. When President Lincoln had a free moment, what would he most likely do?  Go for a horseback ride into the country  p. 44
  3. What did Jack and Annie do to make it so they would have a private meeting with President Lincoln?  Make a wish with their potion from the little bottle   p. 48

Chapter 6

  1. After taking the potion, where did Jack and Annie end up?  In the country   p. 49
  2. Who came riding up to Jack and Annie?  Sam  p. 53
  3. Where was Sam going?  To grind his corn at the mill   p. 53
  4. Why did the horse get scared when the wind blew?  She doesn’t hear well   p. 54

Chapter 7

  1. What did Sam’s home look like?  log cabin with a shed, has a bear skin for a door and no windows   p. 63
  2. Where was Sam’s bed?  In the loft   p. 64
  3. Where was Sarah, Sam’s sister?  At school   p. 66
  4. Where’s Sam’s father?  Kentucky   p. 66

Chapter 8

  1. Why did Sam want to get his chores done?  To help his sister   p. 68
  2. Why couldn’t Jack and Annie split the wood? They couldn’t get the axe out of the log  p. 71
  3. Why didn’t they milk the cow?  They didn’t know how   p. 72

Chapter 9

  1. Why didn’t Jack and Annie get the water from the spring?  They heard growling  p. 78
  2. Who was splitting wood when Jack and Annie got back to the cabin?  Sam   p. 79
  3. Who built Sam’s cabin?  Sam and his dad   p. 84

Chapter 10

  1. How does Sam feel about reading and writing?  Loves it   p. 89
  2. Who arrived while Sam, Jack and Annie were doing school work?  Sam’s dad   p. 90
  3. Who did his dad have with him?  a new wife and mother for Sam and Sarah and three new siblings  p. 91
  4. What did Sam give Jack and Annie to say thank you for helping him?  A feather from a goose and ink from blackberries   p. 96

Chapter 11

  1. Why didn’t Jack and Annie get to hear what Sam was going to tell them?  They were sent back to the White House before he could tell them   p. 98
  2. Why did President Lincoln pretend to be Sam?  He loved to do pranks on people   p. 103
  3. What did Jack and Annie scribble down for President Lincoln?  A message of hope and that everything would be all right   p. 105

Chapter 12

  1. How would Willie die?  Typhoid fever  p. 110
  2. How did Jack wish he’d treated Tad when he found out about the things Tad would be facing?  Nicer   p. 111
  3. How many more things do Jack and Annie need to find to help Penny?  One  p. 112

 

Questions without Answers

Chapter 1

  1. Who were Jack and Annie going to visit in this adventure?
  2. What were they needing to find on this mission?
  3. What would the potion in the tiny bottle do for Jack and Annie?

Chapter 2

  1. What building did the tree house land near?
  2. Name the two boys that saw the tree house?
  3. Why did Tad think the tree house belonged to them?
  4. Who wanted to take Jack and Annie to meet the President?

Chapter 3

  1. How is the White House different back in President Lincoln’s day then it is now?
  2. What did Tad say he’d do, if Jack didn’t go with him to find the president?
  3. What room did Tad take Jack into?
  4. Where did Tad and Jack hide when President Lincoln came into the room?

Chapter 4

  1. How did Tad know President Lincoln?
  2. How did President Lincoln respond when Tad told him about Jack and Annie?
  3. Who did Annie meet while Jack was hiding under the bed?

Chapter 5

  1. Why wouldn’t Jack and Annie get to meet with the president?
  2. When President Lincoln had a free moment, what would he most likely do?
  3. What did Jack and Annie do to make it so they would have a private meeting with President Lincoln?

Chapter 6

  1. After taking the potion, where did Jack and Annie end up?
  2. Who came riding up to Jack and Annie?
  3. Where was Sam going?
  4. Why did the horse get scared when the wind blew?

Chapter 7

  1. What did Sam’s home look like?
  2. Where was Sam’s bed?
  3. Where was Sarah, Sam’s sister?
  4. Where’s Sam’s father?

Chapter 8

  1. Why did Sam want to get his chores done?
  2. Why couldn’t Jack and Annie split the wood?
  3. Why didn’t they milk the cow?

Chapter 9

  1. Why didn’t Jack and Annie get the water from the spring?
  2. Who was splitting wood when Jack and Annie got back to the cabin?
  3. Who built Sam’s cabin?

Chapter 10

  1. How does Sam feel about reading and writing?
  2. Who arrived while Sam, Jack and Annie were doing school work?
  3. Who did his dad have with him?
  4. What did Sam give Jack and Annie to say thank you for helping him?

Chapter 11

  1. Why didn’t Jack and Annie get to hear what Sam was going to tell them?
  2. Why did President Lincoln pretend to be Sam?
  3. What did Jack and Annie scribble down for President Lincoln?

Chapter 12

  1. How would Willie die?
  2. How did Jack wish he’d treated Tad when he found out about the things Tad would be facing?
  3. How many more things do Jack and Annie need to find to help Penny?

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