# The Phantom Tollbooth, Comprehension Test For Chapters 6-10

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Students will choose the correct answer for comprehension questions on chapters 6-10 of The Phantom Tollbooth.

• 1.

### According to Faintly Macabre, what was the last thing King Azaz and the Mathemagician ever agreed on?

• A.

Having the three princesses decide all problems

• B.

Having the two princesses decide all problems

• C.

• D.

Banishing the two princesses

D. Banishing the two princesses
Explanation
According to Faintly Macabre, the last thing King Azaz and the Mathemagician ever agreed on was banishing the two princesses.

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• 2.

### What did the princesses decide in arbitration?

• A.

Words are more important than numbers

• B.

Numbers are more important than words

• C.

Words and numbers are of equal value

• D.

Words and numbers are not of equal value

C. Words and numbers are of equal value
Explanation
The princesses decided that words and numbers are of equal value in arbitration. This means that both verbal communication and numerical data hold equal importance in making decisions and resolving disputes.

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• 3.

### What did Milo have to do at the banquet since he was the guest of honor?

• A.

• B.

Choose the speakers

• C.

Say the last speech

• D.

Clean his plate

Explanation
As the guest of honor at the banquet, Milo had the responsibility of selecting the menu. This means that he had the authority to decide what dishes would be served to the attendees. This task is often given to the guest of honor as a way to personalize the event and cater to their preferences. By choosing the menu, Milo was able to ensure that the food served at the banquet aligned with his tastes and preferences.

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• 4.

### What half-baked idea did Milo wrap up for later?

• A.

Everything happens for the worst

• B.

Everything happens for a reason

• C.

Everything happens for the best

• D.

Everything happens for no reason

C. Everything happens for the best
Explanation
Milo wrapped up the half-baked idea of everything happening for the best for later. This suggests that he believes that no matter what happens, there is a positive outcome or lesson to be learned from it. He may choose to revisit this idea later to explore it further or apply it to a specific situation.

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• 5.

### What did King Azaz give Milo for protection on his journey?

• A.

All of the numbers that he knew

• B.

All of the words that he knew

• C.

Some of the words that he knew

• D.

None of the words that he knew

B. All of the words that he knew
Explanation
King Azaz gave Milo all of the words that he knew for protection on his journey. This suggests that words have power and can be used as a form of defense. By giving Milo all of the words he knew, King Azaz is equipping him with the tools to navigate and overcome any challenges he may face on his journey. This emphasizes the importance of language and communication in solving problems and finding solutions.

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• 6.

### What was the only thing that Alec Bings could not see?

• A.

Whatever is right behind his nose

• B.

Whatever is around anything else

• C.

Whatever is covered by anything else

• D.

Whatever is right in front of his nose

D. Whatever is right in front of his nose
Explanation
The correct answer is "whatever is right in front of his nose." This means that Alec Bings can see everything except for what is directly in front of him. This suggests that he may have a limited field of vision or that he is not paying attention to what is right in front of him.

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• 7.

### What jobs did the man in the house have?

• A.

Giant, midget, fat man, and thin man

• B.

Giant, midget, tall man, and short man

• C.

Fat man, thin man, tall man, and short man

• D.

Fat man, thin man, ordinary, and extraordinary man

A. Giant, midget, fat man, and thin man
• 8.

### Why did the city of Reality disappear?

• A.

People stopped looking at it

• B.

People started looking at it

• C.

People stopped listening to it

• D.

People never listened to it

A. People stopped looking at it
Explanation
The city of Reality disappeared because people stopped looking at it. This suggests that the existence or perception of the city relied on people's attention or awareness. When people ceased to pay attention to it, the city ceased to exist or became invisible. This explanation implies that the city's reality was dependent on human perception and observation.

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• 9.

### How is the concert different than usual ones?

• A.

You listen to it

• B.

You touch it

• C.

You watch it

• D.

You smell it

C. You watch it
Explanation
The concert is different from usual ones because instead of just listening to it, you can also watch it. This suggests that there is a visual component to the concert, such as a live performance or a video projection, that allows the audience to see the performers or visuals accompanying the music.

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• 10.

### What happened when Chroma had the orchestra to stop playing?

• A.

All color appeared

• B.

All color vanished

• C.

All color changed to orange

• D.

All color changed to red

B. All color vanished
Explanation
When Chroma had the orchestra stop playing, all color vanished. This suggests that the presence of the orchestra and their music was somehow connected to the existence of color. Once the music stopped, the colors disappeared, indicating a cause-and-effect relationship between the two.

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