The Polar Express

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The Polar Express

This quiz tests students comprehension of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    As the boy lay in his bed, what did he hear?
    • A. 

      Rain falling

    • B. 

      A dog barking

    • C. 

      Bells from Santa's sleigh

    • D. 

      Hissing steam and squeaking metal

  • 2. 
    When the conductor asked if he was coming to the North Pole, the boy___________________________.
    • A. 

      Grabbed his coat and climbed aboard

    • B. 

      Pushed the conductor out of his way and went aboard

    • C. 

      Took the conductor's outstretched hand

    • D. 

      Said "no"

  • 3. 
    What did the boy eat and drink on the train?
    • A. 

      Caramel apples and hot cocoa

    • B. 

      Popcorn and soda pop

    • C. 

      Christmas cookies and milk

    • D. 

      Candies with white nougat centers and hot cocoa

  • 4. 
    What did the Polar Express cross before it reached the North Pole?
    • A. 

      A sparkling stream that looked like a river of diamonds

    • B. 

      A barren desert of ice called the "Great Polar Ice Cap"

    • C. 

      A lake covered with ice

    • D. 

      A deep valley called the "Grand Canyon"

  • 5. 
    What did the boy ask Santa to give him for the first gift of Christmas?
  • 6. 
    What did the boy feel when he reached into his pocket?
    • A. 

      A silver bell

    • B. 

      A hole

    • C. 

      A small wrapped present

    • D. 

      A key

  • 7. 
    For whom does the boy's bell still ring?
    • A. 

      Anyone who is sad and lonely

    • B. 

      Those who truly believe

    • C. 

      Him and his sister

    • D. 

      Only children who believe in Santa Claus