15 When and where did this story take place? In the morning at the aquariumIn the evening at the Brown’s houseDuring the night at Idaville’s car wash
16 If Encyclopedia Brown did not live in Idaville, what would most likely happen? Some crimes would go unsolved.There would be no crimes committed.More crooks would move away from the town.
17 Why did the author write this story? To compare and contrast clues that are left at crime scenesTo explain how to become a real-life detectiveTo entertain with a story about a boy that solves crimes
18 What was the main reason that Chief Brown was stumped about the crime? The crook left very few cluesFew people knew about the salamanderThe chief had never been to the aquarium
19 How are frogs and salamanders alike? They are birds.They are amphibians.They are reptiles.
20 What did Encyclopedia Brown need before he solved the crime? A picture of the stolen salamanderA list of questions to ask each employeeThe specific details about the crime
21 Which event happened around the same time Dr Which event happened around the same time Dr. O’Donnell examined the new crocodile?Mrs. King took a coffee breakSam Maine told a lie to the chiefChief Brown went to the aquarium
22 What is an important lesson in this story? It helps to pay careful attention to detailsIt takes a lot of clues to solve a crime.Children make better detectives than adults.
23 Encyclopedia Brown showed that he had solved the crime when he-- Took his Dad to the back room of the aquariumFound the salamander at Mrs. Brown’s houseSaid that Sam was lying about his experience
24 Why did Sam Maine act suspicious of Mrs. King? He knew she had let visitors into the back roomHe wanted the police to think she was the thiefHe was trying to get her to stop volunteering
25 What is the most likely reason Sam Maine lied about his experience with taking care of animals? He lied because he wanted to get a job at the aquarium. He wanted to be hired.
26 In addition to working at the aquarium, what else did O’Donnell, Mrs In addition to working at the aquarium, what else did O’Donnell, Mrs. Brown, or Sam Maine have in common?They all appeared to be busy doing other things when the salamander was stolen.
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