Comprehension Questions- #48 A Perfect Time for Pandas

Magic Tree House #48 A Perfect Time for Pandas

By Mary Pope Osborne

Jack and Annie go to China looking for the last object needed to help break Penny’s spell.  They get to help at a giant panda reserve and get caught in a huge earthquake.

Chapter 1

  1. What did Jack and Annie’s mom make them for breakfast?  Egg sandwiches  p. 4
  2. Where were Jack and Annie going to find the fourth thing they needed to break Penny’s spell?  China  p. 7
  3. What were they supposed to find?  Healthy food   p. 8
  4. What would the magic potion do to Jack and Annie if they took a sip?  Make them five times their size   p. 9

Chapter 2

  1. How long do Jack and Annie have to solve their mission?  A day and a night   p. 11
  2. Why did Jack decide they had better stop laughing at the menu items? It was rude  p.16
  3. What was Annie’s dream to see?  Giant pandas  p. 20

Chapter 3

  1. How did Jack and Annie get to the giant panda reserve?  On bikes   p. 22
  2. Why did the bike owner tell Jack and Annie to be very careful riding up to the reserve?  They had to travel on a very busy highway   p. 26
  3. Why are the people at the panda center worried for the pandas?  They’re threatened with extinction  p. 30

Chapter 4

  1. How did Annie solve the problem of getting in the center though they were under eighteen?  She met Sylvia and they tagged along with her  p. 33
  2. What did the newborn panda look like?  A fuzzy pink mouse  p. 34
  3. What giant panda were Jack and Annie assigned to?  Bing-Bing  p. 36
  4. Where did Jack and Annie find Bing-Bing?    In a tree    p. 41

Chapter 5

  1. Why did Master Lee tell Jack and Annie they couldn’t go pet Bing-Bing?  They’re wild animals, he doesn’t want them in his habitat   p. 43
  2. Why did Master Lee give Jack and Annie clipboards and pencils?  To watch Bing-Bing and collect data on what he does  p. 44
  3. Why didn’t Jack write down very many of his observations?  He made more observations with his heart than with his head   p.  47  
  4. What did the panda center call the fenced in area where they kept the really little pandas?  Panda Kindergarten  p. 48

Chapter 6

  1. When Jack and Annie were riding their bikes back to Wolong, why did the earth start shaking?  It was an earthquake   p. 54
  2. What happened to Jack and Annie’s bikes?  They were crushed by a boulder   p. 55
  3. How did Jack turn into a King Kong?  Took a sip of the potion   p. 57

Chapter 7

  1. Why didn’t Annie turn into a King Kong? She dropped the bottle and it broke  p. 57
  2. How long did Jack have before he turned back to normal size?  One hour   p. 62
  3. What did the boulders seem to Jack as he kicked them out of his way?    Soccer balls      p. 63

Chapter 8

  1. What did Jack and Annie put over their clothes to show they were volunteers and helping?  Coveralls   p. 71
  2. Who did Master Lee want Jack and Annie to go find?  Bing-Bing  p. 70
  3. How many small pandas did Jack and Annie find?  Three  p. 76
  4. Who led Jack and Annie back to Master Lee?  Bing-Bing   p. 75

Chapter 9

  1. How did Dr. Ling want to get Jack and Annie back to Wolong Town?  Helicopter  p. 81
  2. When Jack went to say good-bye to Bing-Bing, what was Master Lee feeding him?  panda bread  p. 83
  3. Why was Jack excited to see the panda bread?  It’s the special food they need to help Penny  p. 83

Chapter 10

  1. Who met Jack and Annie when they got off the helicopters with the small pandas?  Women from the panda center   p. 90
  2. What helps pandas survive?  People who care for them   p. 93
  3. Where did Jack and Annie wish for the tree house to go?  To Camelot  p. 95

Chapter 11

  1. Where did Jack get the flashlight?  Dr. Ling   p. 87
  2. Where did Teddy and Kathleen take Jack and Annie to break the spell on Penny?  Merlin garden house   p. 99
  3. What broke the spell on Penny?  Teddy’s tears   p. 103

Chapter 12

  1. What did the sound of trumpets mean?  Merlin and Morgan have returned   p. 107
  2. What did Annie call their egg sandwiches when they remembered they were still in the backpacks?  Panda bread  p. 111

 

Questions without Answers

Chapter 1

  1. What did Jack and Annie’s mom make them for breakfast?
  2. Where were Jack and Annie going to find the fourth thing they needed to break Penny’s spell?
  3. What were they supposed to find?
  4. What would the magic potion do to Jack and Annie if they took a sip?

Chapter 2

  1. How long do Jack and Annie have to solve their mission?
  2. Why did Jack decide they had better stop laughing at the menu items?
  3. What was Annie’s dream to see?

Chapter 3

  1. How did Jack and Annie get to the giant panda reserve?
  2. Why did the bike owner tell Jack and Annie to be very careful riding up to the reserve?
  3. Why are the people at the panda center worried for the pandas?

Chapter 4

  1. How did Annie solve the problem of getting in the center though they were under eighteen?
  2. What did the newborn panda look like?
  3. What giant panda were Jack and Annie assigned to?
  4. Where did Jack and Annie find Bing-Bing?

Chapter 5

  1. Why did Master Lee tell Jack and Annie they couldn’t go pet Bing-Bing?
  2. Why did Master Lee give Jack and Annie clipboards and pencils?
  3. Why didn’t Jack write down very many of his observations?
  4. What did the panda center call the fenced in area where they kept the really little pandas?

Chapter 6

  1. When Jack and Annie were riding their bikes back to Wolong, why did the earth start shaking?
  2. What happened to Jack and Annie’s bikes?
  3. How did Jack turn into a King Kong?

Chapter 7

  1. Why didn’t Annie turn into a King Kong?
  2. How long did Jack have before he turned back to normal size?
  3. What did the boulders seem to Jack as he kicked them out of his way?

Chapter 8

  1. What did Jack and Annie put over their clothes to show they were volunteers and helping?
  2. Who did Master Lee want Jack and Annie to go find?
  3. How many small pandas did Jack and Annie find?
  4. Who led Jack and Annie back to Master Lee?

Chapter 9

  1. How did Dr. Ling want to get Jack and Annie back to Wolong Town?
  2. When Jack went to say good-bye to Bing-Bing, what was Master Lee feeding him?
  3. Why was Jack excited to see the panda bread?

Chapter 10

  1. Who met Jack and Annie when they got off the helicopters with the small pandas?
  2. What helps pandas survive?
  3. Where did Jack and Annie wish for the tree house to go?

Chapter 11

  1. Where did Jack get the flashlight?
  2. Where did Teddy and Kathleen take Jack and Annie to break the spell on Penny?
  3. What broke the spell on Penny?

Chapter 12

  1. What did the sound of trumpets mean?
  2. What did Annie call their egg sandwiches when they remembered they were still in the backpacks?

 

 

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