Comprehension Questions – Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley

by Jeff Brown

A bulletin board fell on top of Stanley Lambchop and he's become only a half inch thick.  Now that Stanley's flat he can do all sorts of things, like be rolled up, being flown like a kite and is able to be mailed to California to see his cousin.  He gets an extra fun adventure when he helps the museum director catch two dangerous art thieves. 

Chapter 1

  1. What's Stanley's brother's name?  Arthur   p. 1
  2. What fell on Stanley and flattened him?  a bulletin board   p. 2
  3. How thick was Stanley after the bulletin board fell on him?  1/2 inch thick  p. 7

Chapter 2

  1. How did Arthur feel when he couldn't slide under the door like Stanley?  jealous   p. 10
  2. How did Stanley help his mother when her favorite ring rolled into a drain?  he used his shoe laces to help him slide down into the drain and get her ring   p. 10
  3. How did Stanley get to visit his cousin in California?  his parents mailed him in an envelope   p. 16

Chapter 3

  1. What did Stanley's family do on Sunday afternoons?  go to a museum or roller skate in the park   p. 23
  2. Why did Arthur pile heavy books on top of himself?  he was trying to make himself flat   p. 26
  3. When Stanley was flying like a kite, what happened to him when Arthur was eating his hot dog and not watching Stanley?  got stuck in a tree   p. 32

Chapter 4

  1. What was Stanley's idea to help the museum director when thieves were stealing paintings?  he could dress up  to try to catch the thieves   p. 40
  2. What did the museum director want Stanley to dress up as?  a shepherdess   p. 42
  3. How did the thieves sneak into the museum?  through a trap door in the floor   p. 48

Chapter 5

  1. Why did Arthur pump up Stanley?  Stanley was tired of being flat/ to make him normal again  p. 60
  2. What happened to Stanley's pajamas when Arthur pumped him up?  the buttons popped off  p. 61
  3. Why did Mr. and Mrs. Lambchop celebrate in the middle of the night?  Arthur had helped Stanley become round again  p. 65

 

Questions without Answers

 

Chapter 1

  1. What's Stanley's brother's name?
  2. What fell on Stanley and flattened him?
  3. How thick was Stanley after the bulletin board fell on him?

Chapter 2

  1. How did Arthur feel when he couldn't slide under the door like Stanley?
  2. How did Stanley help his mother when her favorite ring rolled into a drain?
  3. How did Stanley get to visit his cousin in California?

Chapter 3

  1. What did Stanley's family do on Sunday afternoons?
  2. Why did Arthur pile heavy books on top of himself?
  3. When Stanley was flying like a kite, what happened to him when Arthur was eating his hot dog and not watching Stanley?

Chapter 4

  1. What was Stanley's idea to help the museum director when thieves were stealing paintings?
  2. What did the museum director want Stanley to dress up as?
  3. How did the thieves sneak into the museum?

Chapter 5

  1. Why did Arthur pump up Stanley?
  2. What happened to Stanley's pajamas when Arthur pumped him up?
  3. Why did Mr. and Mrs. Lambchop celebrate in the middle of the night?

One thought on “Comprehension Questions – Flat Stanley

  1. Penneye Robinson

    This was my first time using this website and I had to register just so I could comment. I had to tell you thank you, and that I love this!! My daughter is a grade 6 struggling reader. She “hates” to read and it is always a fight to get her to read. I borrowed Flat Stanley from a friend (I know it is geared towards grade 2 level but as I said she is struggling), and used your comprehension questions to test that she is actually absorbing what she read. Your questions are short and simple and not too painful for her or I. I will search through the books you have comprehension questions for and continue to encourage her to read! Thank you again!!!

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