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Comprehension Questions – Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie

By Kate DiCamillo

Grades 4-7; Genre – Fiction; GRL R

The summer time Opal and her
father, the preacher, move to Naomi, Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie
grocery store and comes out with a dog. An enormous, ugly, struggling dog with a
sterling sense of humor. A canine she names Winn-Dixie.

Vocabulary

Writing Prompts

Comprehension Questions

Chapter 1

Describe the setting of this story. Within the Winn-Dixie grocery store in the produce department p.7

Explain how Opal turned Winn-Dixie’s owner? He followed her into the store and the supervisor
stated to name the pound and she or he couldn’t let him go to the pound, so she stated
the dog was hers p.eight

Describe Winn-Dixie. Dirty;
ugly; bald patches on him; might see his ribs; huge; smiles p.8

Chapter 2

Why does Opal’s father call her by her second or middle
identify? it’s his mother’s identify and he loves
her rather a lot p.14

What did Opal inform Winn-Dixie on their means residence from the
store? How she acquired her identify; how she had
simply moved to Naomi; concerning the preacher p.14

How did Opal convince her dad she needed to keep Winn-Dixie?
She satisfied him that Winn-Dixie wanted
her p.17

Chapter three

How are Opal and Winn-Dixie comparable? They’re both like orphans p.21

Why doesn’t Opal know very much about her mother? Her father doesn’t speak about her p.22

What did Opal finally should courage to ask her father? To tell her 10 things about her mother p.25

Chapter 4

Record 2 issues about Opal’s mom that was just like Opal. She had freckles and purple hair; she might run
quick p.26

Why do you assume Opal’s mom left? She didn’t like being the preacher’s wife; they fought when she drank
alcohol p.28

Why did Opal write down all ten issues? So she might memorize them and keep in mind them, in order that if her mother
got here again, she’d know who she was and never let her go again p.30

Chapter 5

What happened when the preacher and Opal left Winn-Dixie
residence? He howled or tore the house apart
p.31

Explain what occurred when Opal introduced Winn-Dixie into the
church. He saw a mouse, caught it and
brought it to the preacher, who threw it outdoors p.36

Listing the things Opal prayed for at the finish of this chapter. She was lonely; the mouse; her mama and that
she might inform her the story of the mouse and Winn-Dixie p.38

Chapter 6

What did Miss Franny assume Winn-Dixie was as he seemed in
the window of the library? A bear p.41

Why was Miss Franny so nervous about seeing a bear? She had a nasty expertise with a bear coming
into the library p.42

Chapter 7

How did the Herman W. Block Library come to be? Miss Franny was the daughter of Herman W.
Block and informed her dad she needed somewhat house full of books she might learn
and share with others p.46

Clarify the story of the bear in the library. Miss Franny was studying her ebook on a scorching
day with all of the windows and doorways open. A shadow crossed by her and she or he
seemed up when no one answered her query and noticed the bear sniffing her p.47

Who was Opal’s first good friend in Naomi? Miss Franny p.51

Chapter eight

What plan did Opal come up to pay for the collar and leash? Do jobs around the pet retailer p.54

How did Gertrude really feel about Winn-Dixie? She landed on his head, so she appreciated him p.56

Describe Sweetie Pie Thomas. She’s a 5 year-old little
woman; sucks on her third knuckle; needs a canine, however can’t have one; goes to
Opal’s church p.57

Chapter 9

Who was the witch Stevie and Dunlap have been talking about? Gloria Dump p.64

Why did they name her a witch? She was previous, had crinkly brown pores and skin, wore an enormous floppy hat and had no
tooth p.63

What did Gloria feed Winn-Dixie? Peanut butter p.63

Chapter 10

What does it mean to have a inexperienced thumb? Being good at rising crops p.69

How was Winn-Dixie serving to Opal? He helped her find pals; he helped her get a job p.70

Chapter 11

Find a simile on page 74. Barreling like a bowling ball

How did Winn-Dixie proceed to behave through the thunder
storm? out of his mind with worry; racing
forwards and backwards every time there was thunder p.76

Opal had a troublesome time talking when the preacher stated
they should maintain Winn-Dixie protected during thunderstorms. What was she feeling? Tons of love for the preacher and felt like
crying p.78

Chapter 12

What was Otis doing within the pet store when Opal arrived early
to work? Enjoying his guitar with each animal
out of its cage p.80

What effect did Otis have over the animals as he played his
guitar? He was like a snake charmer p.81

What did Otis and the animals have in widespread? They’d both been locked up p.83

Chapter 13

What was Opal’s favourite place to go that summer time? Gloria Dump’s p.88

Why did the twins make Opal so mad? They continued to name Gloria a witch p.89

Why did Opal take pleasure in going over there a lot? Gloria would make her a sandwich and
coffee/milk and speak to her p.90

Chapter 14

Why couldn’t Gloria get glasses to see? Because her eyes have been too dangerous p.92

What was hanging from the tree in Gloria’s yard? Whiskey, wine and beer bottles p.94

Why have been there bottles hanging from it? Gloria used to drink and these have been the bottles she had drunken out of;
they have been her ghosts of the things she’s achieved mistaken in her life p.95

Why did Gloria present Opal the tree? To show her that she shouldn’t decide Otis for being in jail p.96

Chapter 15

Discover a simile on one of the first two pages of this chapter.
Fur blowing off like a dandelion puff;
cease and begin shaking like a leaf; defending her like troopers p.98&99

Why did Opal need to tell Gloria a story? To maintain the ghosts away from the bottles
hitting collectively in the wind p.100

How did Miss Franny react when Amanda Wilkinson got here into
the library and demanded a e-book? She advised
her she’d have to attend till she completed telling Opal the story of her great
grandfather in the Civil Conflict p.102

Chapter 16

Describe Miss Franny’s nice grandfather’s experience of
preventing within the conflict. Scorching or cold; coated
in vermin, fleas and ticks; all the time hungry; all the time getting shot at; smelly in
the summer time p.106

What did Littmus discover after strolling house from the struggle? His residence was burned; his mom and sisters
lifeless from typhoid fever and his dad on the battlefield p.107

Chapter 17

What did Miss Franny’s nice grandfather do together with his life
after the struggle? Built the sweet manufacturing unit and
made candy p.111

What’s the key ingredient of the candy Miss Franny gave
the women? Sorrow p.114

What did Opal determine to do as she passed the twins on her
bike? Wave to them p.116

Chapter 18

What did the preacher assume the sweet tasted like? Opal’s mother; melancholy p.121

What did the preacher want Opal to say to Stevie? That she was sorry for calling him a bald-headed
child p.123

Who’s Carson and what happened to him? Amanda’s 5 year-old brother who had drowned last yr p.124

Chapter 19

Why did Otis go to jail? He
wouldn’t cease enjoying his guitar when the policemen requested him too and he hit
one of them once they put handcuffs on him p.130

How did Sweetie Pie respond to the sweet Opal gave her? She spit it out and tasted like not having a
canine p.132

Chapter 20

How did Opal provide you with the thought to have a celebration and
invite her pals? From the ebook, Gone
with the Wind p.125

How did Gloria respond to Opal’s concept? She made her promise to invite the twins p.137

What was Otis’s reaction when Opal requested him to return to the
get together? He didn’t need to come at first,
however informed him she would do her jobs free of charge for every week after which advised him to
convey his guitar p.142

Chapter 21

What type of sandwiches did Gloria and Opal make for the
celebration? Egg-salad sandwiches p.143

Why did Miss Franny wobble when she walked and sway when
standing still? She was sporting excessive
heels p.145

Why was Otis hesitant to return to the social gathering? He was nervous to be around individuals p.149

Chapter 22

What did Otis do this made Sweetie Pie giggle? Leaned over and his guitar on his again
bonked him on the top p.151

What did the climate turn into just as the celebration acquired
began? A rain storm p.154

Chapter 23

Who did Opal overlook to deliver inside because the thunder started
to roll? Winn-Dixie p.157

Why was she so nervous about him? In thunderstorms he will get scared and this time she didn’t hold onto him,
so he ran away p.157

Chapter 24

Why did Opal make an inventory to describe Winn-Dixie? If she had to make an indication about him it will
tell individuals about him p.162

Clarify what the preacher informed Opal when she blamed him for
not making an attempt to stop her mother from leaving. He
advised her he did attempt, however he couldn’t stop her; he wished she’d come again every
day; was very grateful she had left Opal p.165

Chapter 25

The place had Winn-Dixie been in the course of the thunderstorm? Underneath Gloria’s mattress p.173

What helped him come out from beneath the bed? Otis’s music p.174

Chapter 26

Opal stood out at the tree wanting up on the sky and
constellations. What was she doing there? Telling
her mama that she wasn’t going to consider her as a lot and that her heart
had been crammed p.178

Why did Dunlap and Stevie name Gloria a witch? To tease Opal p.179

Describe how Opal relationship together with her father had modified at
the top of the story. That they had grown
collectively in understanding and have been connecting with each other

Comprehension Questions with out Solutions

Chapter 1

Describe the setting of this story.

Explain how Opal turned Winn-Dixie’s owner?

Describe Winn-Dixie.

Chapter 2

Why does Opal’s father name her by her second or center
identify?

What did Opal tell Winn-Dixie on their means residence from the
retailer?

How did Opal convince her dad she needed to maintain Winn-Dixie?

Chapter 3

How are Opal and Winn-Dixie comparable?

Why doesn’t Opal know very a lot about her mom?

What did Opal finally need to braveness to ask her father?

Chapter 4

Listing 2 issues about Opal’s mom that was just like Opal.

Why do you assume Opal’s mother left?

Why did Opal write down all ten things?

Chapter 5

What occurred when the preacher and Opal left Winn-Dixie
residence?

Clarify what happened when Opal introduced Winn-Dixie into the
church.

Record the issues Opal prayed for at the end of this chapter.

Chapter 6

What did Miss Franny assume Winn-Dixie was as he seemed in
the window of the library?

Why was Miss Franny so fearful about seeing a bear?

Chapter 7

How did the Herman W. Block Library come to be?

Clarify the story of the bear within the library.

Who was Opal’s first good friend in Naomi?

Chapter eight

What plan did Opal come as much as pay for the collar and leash?

How did Gertrude feel about Winn-Dixie?

Describe Sweetie Pie Thomas.

Chapter 9

Who was the witch Stevie and Dunlap have been talking about?

Why did they call her a witch?

What did Gloria feed Winn-Dixie?

Chapter 10

What does it mean to have a inexperienced thumb?

How was Winn-Dixie helping Opal?

Chapter 11

Find a simile on page 74. Barreling like a bowling ball

How did Winn-Dixie proceed to behave in the course of the thunder
storm?

Opal had a troublesome time speaking when the preacher stated
they should maintain Winn-Dixie protected during thunderstorms. What was she feeling?

Chapter 12

What was Otis doing in the pet retailer when Opal arrived early
to work?

What effect did Otis have over the animals as he played his
guitar?

What did Otis and the animals have in widespread?

Chapter 13

What was Opal’s favourite place to go that summer time?

Why did the twins make Opal so mad?

Why did Opal take pleasure in going over there so much?

Chapter 14

Why couldn’t Gloria get glasses to see?

What was hanging from the tree in Gloria’s yard?

Why have been there bottles hanging from it?

Why did Gloria present Opal the tree?

Chapter 15

Discover a simile on one of the first two pages of this chapter.

Why did Opal need to tell Gloria a narrative?

How did Miss Franny react when Amanda Wilkinson got here into
the library and demanded a guide?

Chapter 16

Describe Miss Franny’s nice grandfather’s expertise of
preventing in the warfare.

What did Littmus find after walking house from the conflict?

Chapter 17

What did Miss Franny’s nice grandfather do together with his life
after the conflict?

What’s the key ingredient of the candy Miss Franny gave
the women?

What did Opal determine to do as she passed the twins on her
bike?

Chapter 18

What did the preacher assume the candy tasted like?

What did the preacher need Opal to say to Stevie?

Who is Carson and what occurred to him?

Chapter 19

Why did Otis go to jail?

How did Sweetie Pie respond to the candy Opal gave her?

Chapter 20

How did Opal provide you with the thought to have a celebration and
invite her associates?

How did Gloria reply to Opal’s concept?

What was Otis’s reaction when Opal asked him to return to the
get together?

Chapter 21

What variety of sandwiches did Gloria and Opal make for the
celebration?

Why did Miss Franny wobble when she walked and sway when
standing still?

Why was Otis hesitant to return to the social gathering?

Chapter 22

What did Otis do this made Sweetie Pie chuckle?

What did the climate turn into just because the celebration acquired
began?

Chapter 23

Who did Opal overlook to convey inside as the thunder started
to roll?

Why was she so frightened about him?

Chapter 24

Why did Opal make an inventory to describe Winn-Dixie?

Clarify what the preacher informed Opal when she blamed him for
not making an attempt to stop her mom from leaving.

Chapter 25

Where had Winn-Dixie been through the thunderstorm?

What helped him come out from beneath the mattress?

Chapter 26

Opal stood out at the tree wanting up on the sky and
constellations. What was she doing there?

Why did Dunlap and Stevie call Gloria a witch?

Describe how Opal relationship together with her father had changed at
the top of the story.