Mr. Popper's Penguins Quiz By Justin Light

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Mr. Poppers Penguins Quiz By Justin Light - Quiz

This is a quiz for third graders about the book Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater.

This quiz was created by Justin Light for Miss Stavenger's class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What genre does Mr. Popper's Penguins belong to?

    • A.

      Non-fiction

    • B.

      Fiction - mystery

    • C.

      Fiction - fantasy

    Correct Answer
    C. Fiction - fantasy
    Explanation
    Mr. Popper's Penguins belongs to the genre of fiction - fantasy because it tells a story that is not based on real events and includes elements of imagination and magic. In the book, Mr. Popper unexpectedly receives a penguin and ends up with a whole flock of them, which is a fantastical and imaginative premise.

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  • 2. 

    What is the main setting of this story?

    • A.

      The poppers traveling to cities all over the United States

    • B.

      Antarctica

    • C.

      The Popper's house

    Correct Answer
    A. The poppers traveling to cities all over the United States
    Explanation
    The main setting of the story is the poppers traveling to cities all over the United States. This means that the story primarily takes place in various cities in the United States as the poppers go on their journey. Antarctica and the Popper's house are mentioned as options, but they are not the main setting of the story.

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  • 3. 

    Write a sentence to explain the problem Mr. Popper faces in this story?

  • 4. 

    Which person was not a character in this book?

    • A.

      Bill

    • B.

      Janie

    • C.

      Florence

    • D.

      Admiral Drake

    • E.

      Mr. Greenbaum

    Correct Answer
    C. Florence
    Explanation
    Florence was not a character in this book.

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  • 5. 

    Chapter 1Mr. Popper liked to check books out of the library about what subject?

    • A.

      The North and the South Pole

    • B.

      Painting

    • C.

      Tigers

    • D.

      India

    Correct Answer
    A. The North and the South Pole
    Explanation
    Mr. Popper liked to check books out of the library about The North and the South Pole. This suggests that he had an interest in polar regions and wanted to learn more about them. It is possible that he was fascinated by the extreme cold, unique wildlife, or the exploration of these regions. By reading books on this subject, Mr. Popper likely gained knowledge and insight into the polar regions and may have even been inspired to pursue his own adventures or research in these areas.

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  • 6. 

    Chapter 2Who is the Voice in the air that talks to Mr. Popper?

    • A.

      Bill

    • B.

      Mrs. Popper

    • C.

      Admiral Drake

    • D.

      Greta

    Correct Answer
    C. Admiral Drake
    Explanation
    In Chapter 2 of the book, "Mr. Popper's Penguins," the voice in the air that talks to Mr. Popper is Admiral Drake. This is evident from the text where Mr. Popper receives a letter from Admiral Drake, who informs him about the penguin that is being sent to his house. The voice of Admiral Drake continues to communicate with Mr. Popper throughout the story, providing updates and instructions regarding the penguins.

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  • 7. 

    Chapter 3What did Mr. Popper get from the Antarctica?

    • A.

      A polar bear

    • B.

      A penguin

    • C.

      A seal

    • D.

      Snow

    Correct Answer
    B. A penguin
    Explanation
    Mr. Popper got a penguin from Antarctica. This is evident from the question itself, which asks what Mr. Popper got from Antarctica. The correct answer, "A penguin," directly corresponds to the question and is the most logical choice among the given options.

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  • 8. 

    Chapter 4What was the penguin's name?

    • A.

      Captain Hook

    • B.

      Captain Cook

    • C.

      Happy Feet

    • D.

      Polka Dot

    Correct Answer
    B. Captain Cook
    Explanation
    The penguin's name is Captain Cook.

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  • 9. 

    Chapter 5Captain Cook lived in the ______

    Correct Answer
    icebox , sandbox, cupboard, sink
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "icebox" because it is the only option that makes sense in the context of the question. The other options (sandbox, cupboard, sink) do not logically fit with the idea of a person living in them. An icebox, on the other hand, could potentially be large enough for someone to live in, although it is an unusual living arrangement.

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  • 10. 

    Chapter 6Why did Mr. Popper call city hall?

    • A.

      To change the law

    • B.

      To get a house

    • C.

      To get a penguin license

    • D.

      To see if they wanted it painted

    Correct Answer
    C. To get a penguin license
    Explanation
    Mr. Popper called city hall to get a penguin license. This suggests that Mr. Popper wanted to legally own and keep a penguin as a pet. By calling city hall, he was likely inquiring about the necessary permits or licenses required to have a penguin in his possession. This action implies that Mr. Popper was serious about his intention to have a penguin and wanted to ensure that he followed the proper legal procedures.

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  • 11. 

    Chapter 7Where did Captain Cook build a nest?

    • A.

      In the tree

    • B.

      In the sandbox

    • C.

      In the water

    • D.

      In the icebox

    Correct Answer
    D. In the icebox
    Explanation
    Captain Cook built a nest in the icebox. This suggests that Captain Cook was not a bird, but a person. The icebox is a storage container used to keep food and drinks cool, so it is unlikely that a bird would build a nest there. This answer highlights the humor or irony in the question by presenting a surprising and unexpected location for a nest.

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  • 12. 

    Chapter 8What did Captain Cook not like about his walks?

    • A.

      People taking pictures

    • B.

      Being on a leash

    • C.

      Too long of walks

    • D.

      Too cold

    Correct Answer
    B. Being on a leash
    Explanation
    Captain Cook did not like being on a leash during his walks. This suggests that he preferred to have more freedom and independence while walking, rather than being restricted or controlled by a leash. Being on a leash could have limited his ability to explore and roam freely, which may have been a source of discomfort or dissatisfaction for him.

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  • 13. 

    Chapter 9What did the penguin do to get down the stairs?

    • A.

      Waddled

    • B.

      Hopped down

    • C.

      Flew

    • D.

      Slid down on his belly

    Correct Answer
    D. Slid down on his belly
    Explanation
    The penguin slid down on his belly to get down the stairs. Penguins are known for their ability to slide on their bellies, using their flippers to propel themselves forward. This is a common behavior for penguins when they need to navigate down steep slopes or inclines. Sliding on their bellies allows them to move quickly and efficiently, using the slippery surface to their advantage.

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  • 14. 

    Chapter 10Who is Captain Cook's shadow?

    • A.

      Greta

    • B.

      Neslin

    • C.

      Bill

    • D.

      Columbus

    Correct Answer
    A. Greta
  • 15. 

    Chapter 11How did they tell the penguins apart?

    • A.

      Greta had a spot on her back

    • B.

      Greta wore a bow

    • C.

      Captain Cook wore a hat

    • D.

      They painted their names on their backs

    Correct Answer
    D. They painted their names on their backs
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that they painted their names on their backs. This means that the penguins were identified by having their names written on their backs using paint. This method would allow for easy recognition and differentiation between the penguins.

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  • 16. 

    Chapter 12How many penguins did Greta have?

    • A.

      14

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      8

    • E.

      13

    Correct Answer
    B. 10
  • 17. 

    Chapter 13What did the Poppers decided to solve their money troubles?

    • A.

      Sing a song

    • B.

      Get another job

    • C.

      Work in a office

    • D.

      Train the penguins to perform

    Correct Answer
    D. Train the penguins to perform
    Explanation
    The Poppers decided to train the penguins to perform in order to solve their money troubles. This implies that they believed the penguins had potential to entertain and generate income for them. By training the penguins to perform, they could potentially attract an audience and earn money through their performances.

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  • 18. 

    Chapter 14Who did the Poppers take their penguins to show that they could perform?

    • A.

      Mr. Greenbaum

    • B.

      Mr. Jay

    • C.

      Mr. Light

    • D.

      Mrs. Van Buskirk

    Correct Answer
    A. Mr. Greenbaum
    Explanation
    The Poppers took their penguins to Mr. Greenbaum to show that they could perform.

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  • 19. 

    Chapter 15Which one of these things was not something that the penguins performed?

    • A.

      Marched to the military march

    • B.

      Body surf

    • C.

      Columbus and Nelson sparred

    • D.

      Climbed a ladder

    Correct Answer
    B. Body surf
    Explanation
    In the given options, the penguins performed activities like marching to the military march, sparring, and climbing a ladder. However, body surfing is not mentioned as an activity performed by the penguins. Therefore, body surfing is the thing that the penguins did not perform.

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  • 20. 

    Chapter 16How did the Poppers and penguins travel across the US?

    • A.

      Truck

    • B.

      Train

    • C.

      Boat

    • D.

      Airplane

    Correct Answer
    B. Train
    Explanation
    The Poppers and penguins traveled across the US by train. This means that they used a railway system to transport themselves and their belongings from one location to another. Trains are a common mode of transportation for long-distance travel, offering comfort and convenience. They are often chosen for their ability to carry large numbers of passengers and cargo efficiently.

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  • 21. 

    Chapter 17What city did the penguins not visit on their tour?

    • A.

      Minneapolis

    • B.

      Detroit

    • C.

      Columbus

    • D.

      Chicago

    • E.

      Cleveland

    Correct Answer
    C. Columbus
    Explanation
    The penguins did not visit Columbus on their tour because it is not mentioned in the given options.

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  • 22. 

    Chapter 18What animal did the penguins get into a fight with in New York?

    • A.

      Dogs

    • B.

      Whales

    • C.

      Seals

    • D.

      Lions

    Correct Answer
    C. Seals
    Explanation
    The penguins got into a fight with seals in New York.

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  • 23. 

    Chapter 19Who came to save Mr. Popper and the penguins from jail?

    • A.

      Richard Atwater

    • B.

      Mr. Greenbaum

    • C.

      Mrs. Popper

    • D.

      Admiral Drake

    Correct Answer
    D. Admiral Drake
    Explanation
    Admiral Drake came to save Mr. Popper and the penguins from jail.

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  • 24. 

    Where did Admiral Drake and Mr. Popper take the penguins to live?

    • A.

      The zoo

    • B.

      Minneapolis

    • C.

      Antarctica

    • D.

      Georgia

    Correct Answer
    C. Antarctica
    Explanation
    Admiral Drake and Mr. Popper took the penguins to live in Antarctica. Antarctica is a continent located at the southernmost part of the Earth and is known for its extreme cold temperatures and vast ice sheets. It is the natural habitat for penguins, as they are well adapted to survive in the harsh conditions of this region.

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  • 25. 

    What was your favorite part of the book?

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