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 Who is the protagonist (and narrator – the person telling the story) of the novel? What grade was he in?  Who is the antagonist? What role did she.

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2  Who is the protagonist (and narrator – the person telling the story) of the novel? What grade was he in?  Who is the antagonist? What role did she play in Holling's life?  How much support did he get from his father? Why?

3  At school the next day, what did Holling imagine Mrs. Baker had done to his desk? How did he handle that situation?  Who did Holling think was spying on him from a window? Did he actually see her?  As the class diagrammed sentences, what did Mrs. Baker do that Holling thought proved that she hated him?

4  What skill did Holling get good at? What did he do an incomplete job of?  Why didn't Holling complain to his father about the chores he was assigned at school on Wednesdays?  Instead of going outside at lunch time, where did Holling go? Why?

5  How had Mr. Hoodhood found out abut the cream puff incident? What was his major concern?  Where did Holling intend to buy cream puffs? How much would they cost him?  After the incident with the rats, what activity took up the rest of the afternoon?

6  What did Meryl Lee do that caused herself embarrassment? How did she cause Holling misery too?  Who was Holling referring to when he said, "Pied ninny"? Who heard him? What did it actually mean?  Why was Mr. Hoodhood so happy? How did his good fortune extend to Holling?

7  Why didn't the students get to eat the cream puffs that Holling got from Mr. Goldman? How did Meryl Lee and Mai Thi react?  What did Holling do that caused Meryl Lee to cry?  What magically happened to the five cream puffs Holling bought and brought to class?

8  Over the P.A., what reason did Mr. Guareschi give for students to do well on the upcoming state test? What do you think of that reason?  What was Holling's biggest concern regarding his part in The Tempest ? What was his sister's main concern?  What misconception did Holling let the other students believe? In your opinion, could he have handled their questions better?

9  After Mrs. Baker found out how Holling was doing in the play, how did she help him? How well did Holling progress while working with Mrs. Baker?  Who stayed at school on Wednesday along with Holling? What did they each get from Mrs. Baker? Who had donated the items  In the gym, what thrills awaited the boys?

10  Was Doug a good friend to Holling? What evidence do you have for your answer?  How did Meryl Lee help Holling? Did that surprise you? Why?  In the morning, what did the radio announcement verify?

11  What had Holling done that caused him to be in such a good mood during the testing?  Who was walking across the street in the path of the bus? What was Holling's immediate reaction? As a result of Holling's action, what happened to him? What happened to the other person?  What did Mr. Hoodhood do for Holling at the hospital? Is that what you would expect a parent to do? Explain.

12  What happened that startled the whole family? Who was the most upset?  What were three ways Holling's father showed his anger?  What was the next play Mrs. Baker assigned Holling

13  What did Holling and Meryl Lee talk about while drinking their sodas? How did Holling help Meryl Lee understand what his father was designing  How did Holling and Meryl Lee treat each other at school the next couple of days?  For what purpose did Holling go to Meryl Lee's house? Was he success

14  What purpose did Mr. Vendleri come into the classroom with a mallet and ladder?  What job was Holling assigned by Mr. Vendleri? How did that go?  Was Mr. Hoodhood angry with Holling's sister? Whose viewpoint did Holling side with?

15  What's the name of Holling's "new coach"? Did Holling heed the new training instructions?  Why did Holling run faster and then close himself into the tennis courts?  How did Mrs. Bigio make up with Mai Thi?

16  What news had improved Mrs. Baker's mood?  Why did Holling feel Meryl Lee's use of his phrase "Toads, beetles, bats" was exactly right?  What did the TV news report say about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? How did Holling's sister cope with that incident?

17  What standard did Coach Quatrini use for the tryouts?  Who came to cheer for the CJH team? In your opinion, who wasn't there but should have been?  Whose encouragement did Holling get right before his own race started? What else was in his mind that motivated him a lot?

18  Of the annoyances that were mentioned, which would you have found the most disagreeable during the bomb drills?  Why was Mr. Hoodhood especially quiet during dinner?  What did Mr. Hoodhood purchase? Did Holling like it?

19  How did Holling feel about his home now? What happened to change that?  Where was his sister? How much money did she need to get home?  Rather than go directly home, what did Heather and Holling do after she got off the bus?

20  What did Mrs. Baker dislike about camping? In your opinion, why did she continue to take the class there anyway?  How had Lt. Baker helped himself keep alive and well in the jungle? Who else helped him?  Where did Holling and Heather go together? What was the only bright spot that kept Holling from losing faith?

21  Which of Danny's fellow class members came to his bar mitzvah? Which of Holling's family came?  When Holling says, " - the miracle came after all," to what was he referring?  What point was Mrs. Baker making when she talked to Holling about his future?

22 nefarious - wicked or evil stance - a way of positioning the feet while standing

23 diction - clarity of spoken words foiled - prevented from happening nefarious - wicked or evil remnants - small remaining parts of something wafted - moved gently in the air, as by a light breeze

24 coagulate - gather together as into one mass nefarious - wicked or evil wafted - moved gently in the air, as by a light breeze reconnaissance - a mission to gain information, usu. for military purposes remnants - small remaining parts of something

25 advent - arrival or beginning conclude-to bring to end; finish careen - move wildly while swaying from side to side seclusion –an act of secluding exquisite – extraordinary, fine or admiring insubstantial - not large or sufficient

26 careen - move wildly while swaying from side to side remnants - small remaining parts of something

27 dank - unpleasantly moist and cold (Page 31) contemporary – modern (Page 148) innovative –something new; technology (Page 148)

28 dispatch - promptly send off plummet – something that weighs down soothsayer - one who tells of the future stance - a way of positioning the feet while unscathed- unharmed; uninjuried vanquished-to conquer or subdue by superior force diction - clarity of spoken words

29 meandered - wandered aimlessly absolute - complete and without restrictions or exceptions hawking - offering for sale

30 nurturing - supplying care or training blithe - lighthearted or casual ascending - moving upward


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