When The Circus Came To Town

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Complete the Comprehension, Vocabulary and Theme test based on "When the Circus Came to Town. " You may use your book and graphic organizer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How do Ursula's feelings change during the story?  Use details and examples from "When the Circus Came to Town" to support your answer.
  • 2. 
    How do you know that "When the Circus Came to Town" is realistic Fiction?
    • A. 

      The main character overcomes a challenge.

    • B. 

      The characters are actual figures from history.

    • C. 

      The story events could not happen in real life.

    • D. 

      The story gives facts and details about a topic.

  • 3. 
    Why doesn't Ursala want to join the crowd outside?
    • A. 

      She wants to avoid walking in the snow.

    • B. 

      She is embarrassed by the way she looks.

    • C. 

      She wants to join her friends somewhere else.

    • D. 

      She is afraid the wind will blow off her scarf.

  • 4. 
    Why does Ah Sam say his cousins need music?
    • A. 

      They need song words to explain their tricks.

    • B. 

      They need the rhythm in order to do their act.

    • C. 

      They want to put the audience in a good mood.

    • D. 

      They want everyone to clap while they perform.

  • 5. 
    What does it mean when Ursula says "I felt like parrots had landed in my home?"
    • A. 

      The townspeople were all dressed up for the circus.

    • B. 

      A large flock of birds had flown into her yard.

    • C. 

      Ah Sam had feathers on his new clothes.

    • D. 

      The cousins' costumes were very colorful.

  • 6. 
    Which idea BEST shows that Ah Sam planned all along for Ursula to play her music?
    • A. 

      The cousins have already learned to spell out "Thank you, Ursula."

    • B. 

      Ah Sam suggests that Ursula sneak out to stand behind the crowd.

    • C. 

      Ah Sam says the cousins have a trick no one has seen before.

    • D. 

      The cousins arrive on a stagecoach without a musician.

  • 7. 
    Ursula forgets to play her music at times during the show because she is...
    • A. 

      Excited by some of the acts.

    • B. 

      Thinking about pirate signals.

    • C. 

      Worried about making a mistake.

    • D. 

      Concerned about her father's hurt lip.

  • 8. 
    What finally makes "Pirate Ursula" return?
    • A. 

      Mr. Schultz carries her nearer to the fire.

    • B. 

      Her entire pirate crew attends the circus.

    • C. 

      The audience applauds for her music.

    • D. 

      Susie gives her a secret pirate sign.

  • 9. 
    What is the MOST important lesson Ursula learns in the story?
    • A. 

      A circus can take place outdoors.

    • B. 

      People can learn to do amazing tricks.

    • C. 

      Looks are not as important as how you feel.

    • D. 

      Two people can do jumps together in a costume.

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