14 Victor was upset because he could not --- Visit his Aunt HarrietDo the things that Houdini didFind the box with initials carved on it.
15 What did Victor and Houdini have in common? They liked to perform magic tricks.They asked people a lot of questions.They had a box with their initials on it.
16 Right after Victor learned about Houdini’s tricks, he - Told Aunt Harriet his secretGot stuck in Aunt Harriet’s trunkTried to do what Houdini had done.
17 Houdini probably promised to write Victor’s letter because he was -- Impressed with Victor’s determinationAngry that Victor could not do any tricksAnnoyed by all of Victor’s questions
18 What is the most likely reason the author wrote this story? To explain why magicians have secretsTo entertain with a story about a boy who wants to be a magicianTo persuade children to do magic tricks for their friends
19 What kind of person was Victor? Fearful because he never wanted to try new thingsDaring because he approached Houdini at the train station
20 Why did Mrs. Houdini cry when she read the letter that Victor showed her? She was sad because her husband had just diedShe was embarrassed because she did not know how to read
21 Victor was excited after reading Houdini’s monument because he -- Had always wondered what Houdini’s real name wasRealized the box that he was given as a boy had belonged to Houdini
22 How was Victor the same at the beginning and the end of the story? He was excited about magicHe took a train to visit someoneHe followed his mom’s directions
23 What happened after Victor played ball with his son? He went to visit HoudiniHe found Houdini’s box in the atticHe wrote Houdini a letter
24 How could you tell that Houdini and Victor, as adults, were both kind people? Houdini was willing to share his secrets with Victor, and Victor helped his son learn how to hit a ball with a bat.
25 At the end of the story, why didn’t Victor tell his wife and son about the box? Houdini’s secrets were meant only for him.
26 What was in the box that Houdini’s wife gave Victor? The secrets for how to do Houdini’s tricks were in the box.
27 The Author – Brian Selznick This author is worth checking out!! He is also the illustrator for Andrew Clements!!