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Comprehension Questions – Magic Tree House Super Edition #1 Danger in the Darkest Hour

Danger in the Darkest Hour

By Mary Pope Osborne

Grades 2-5; Genre – Historic Fiction with Fantastical Parts; GRL T

The Magic Tree House has
taken Jack and Annie again in time to England in 1944. England is preventing for
its life in World Struggle II. Before lengthy, Jack and Annie discover themselves
parachuting into Normandy, France, behind enemy strains. The date is June 5. Will
the courageous brother and sister group have the ability to make a difference during considered one of
the darkest occasions in historical past? They don’t know, but they should attempt!

Vocabulary

Writing Prompts

Comprehension Questions

Chapter 1

How did Jack feel when
Annie interrupted his studying? He was
annoyed; impatient; mad p.5

What was so fascinating
about the pigeon Annie discovered? It had a
canister to carry messages; it was a service pigeon p.7

Who despatched the message for
Jack and Annie? Teddy p.10

Chapter 2

Describe the setting of the
space Annie and Jack traveled to. Hazy;
ducks on the pond; sheep grazing in the subject; broken down buildings, stone
pillars and crumbling archways; Glastonbury, England; 1944 p.14

Why is Teddy involved
about Kathleen? She went on a mission,
but hasn’t returned and despatched a service pigeon with a message in a secret code,
however Teddy can’t determine it out p.21

Clarify why the occasions Jack
and Annie traveled to have been darkish. Teddy is
restricted in his magic; Kathleen is missing; the struggle is occurring and many individuals
are affected p.22

How have been Jack and Annie going
to journey to Normandy? By leaping out of
a aircraft with parachutes p.26

Chapter 3

Who would Jack and Annie
want to seek out to help send a message to Teddy? Someone from the French Resistance p.30

Reveal the methods Jack
and Annie could make the Victory sign. Holding
up two fingers that make a V; drawing it on a bit of paper; scratching it in
the filth; or another means you’ll be able to think of p.30

Tell me three of the
supplies Teddy gave Jack and Annie for their mission? Old fashioned pack; Flashlight; garments; boots; parachutes; goggles;
helmet; id playing cards with French names p.31

Chapter four

What was Annie’s angle when she came upon they didn’t
have the magic wand? Constructive;
decided; wanting on the vibrant aspect; however then she received scared and Jack had to
encourage her p.44

Why did Jack and Annie disguise in the barn? They heard canine and men looking for them
p.50

Why did the German shepherd barking at them settle down? Annie used her “making friends with animals”
expertise p.51

Chapter 5

Who are Gaston and Suzette? A married couple part of the French Resistance p.53

Describe the place Jack and Annie stayed the night time. Gaston and Suzette’s house in the cellar that
had lots of of wine bottles and smelled dank and musty p.58

What happened to Gaston and Suzette’s twin boys? They have been couriers and acquired caught by the
Nazi’s once they have been putting up a message of hope p.60

Chapter 6

Why was is so essential that Gaston and Suzette had a
wireless? That was how Jack and Annie
have been supposed to communicate with Teddy as soon as they found Kathleen p.65

What have been the code phrases the French Resistance used and
what did they mean? Code Purple: destroy
communication strains so the Nazi’s don’t find out what’s occurring; Code Inexperienced:
Resistance Fighters have to blow bridges and practice tracks to keep enemy troops
from touring to that area p.66

Why did Gaston want the youngsters to go away France? An invasion was occurring the next day p.70

What did Suzette and Gaston give to the youngsters to help
them on their journey? A compass; hats;
bikes and recommendation p.74

Chapter 7

What did Jack do this made individuals chase them? Made the V signal to a horse and buggy that
handed them p.80

How did Jack and Annie escape? A milk man advised them to get into his truck and he took them to Caen
p.83

Describe the busy city square Jack and Annie have been in. Ladies with youngsters shopping for meals, material and
lace; cobblestone streets; quaint buildings; church coated with ivy; small
practice depot; sidewalk café p.84

Chapter eight

Who did Annie imply when she stated, “I hate them.”? The Nazi’s p.90

Why did she so strongly dislike the Nazi’s? they have been cruel p.90

Why have been the Nazi officers going to arrest Jack? They found Resistance papers in the pack
p.92

When Jack held up the flyers in the bistro, who did the
waitress go get and why? Her mom; she
needed to understand how Jack and Annie knew the twins p.100

Chapter 9

What excellent news did Sylvie give the youngsters? That Tom and Theo escaped from jail and are
protected to the south of France p.102

What did Kathleen imply when she wrote knights and small,
spherical cows? They have been kinds of apples
p.106

Who do you assume was singing the track, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star? 
Take heed to your youngster’s ideas p.110

Chapter 10

Who did Jack and Annie find in the cave? Kathleen and refugee youngsters p.112

Clarify how Kathleen has taken care of the youngsters day and
night time? In the day the stay in the cave
and at night time they sneak into the chateau’s attic and sleep while Kathleen goes and
seems to be for food p.114

Why do you assume the Nazis arrested Sophie and Sarah’s
mother and father for being scientists and Jewish?  The Nazis have been sending the Jews to
focus camps. This can be a good alternative to have a discussion together with your
baby about the Holocaust in the event that they’re ready for it. P.115

Describe Annie’s plan to get all of them to the drop zone? Sneak the youngsters out at night time, get in a
delivery truck, Jack will drive it to the drop zone and Teddy will decide them up
in a much bigger aircraft p.119

Chapter 11

Describe how Jack began to really feel as he talked with Kathleen
and felt her hope? Began to have braveness
and feel like he might drive the truck p.125

Why did Kathleen write a observe for the baker? As a result of they have been taking his truck without
asking permission and informed him the place he might discover it p.126

On the final page of this chapter, it commented on Jack’s
throat getting tight. What does that imply? He
was feeling emotional/ like crying because he really needed to help the youngsters discover
freedom p.132

Chapter 12

Why was Jack so nervous they have been going to get caught by the
Nazis? They needed to undergo a
checkpoint p.134

How did they make it via the checkpoint safely? Kathleen tricked Jack into considering she had
forged an invisibility spell p.140

How did Jack feel about being tricked? He was confused at whether to be indignant at Kathleen or amazed at
himself, but simply laughed in the finish p.141

Why did Kathleen sing songs with the younger youngsters? To assist them be completely satisfied and calm p.143

Chapter 13

What was in the subject next to the church as the searchlights
scanned the sky overhead? A big aircraft
with Teddy inside p.147

How did Teddy really feel when he realized he forgot to send the
wand with Jack and Annie? Horrible;
responsible p.149

How did the youngsters reply to being in the aircraft? Excited p.151

Why was Jack confused about the aircraft? It was silent taking off; you might open the window; it acquired handed the
searchlights; he didn’t know if spy planes have been made during WWII p.152

Chapter 14

Now that the youngsters have been all protected, what was going to occur
to them? Family members and associates can be
situated and would come get them p.160

Who was the pilot and what sort of aircraft did he have? It was Merlin and he had a magical aircraft
p.163

Inform me two things Jack and Annie discovered and saw on this
mission? The way it feels to stay in terror
all of the time; how it feels to talk or move about freely; seen cruel individuals
seek out the harmless p.164

How did Jack and Annie really feel as they obtained back to Frog Creek? Protected p.167

Comprehension Questions with out Solutions

Chapter 1

How did Jack feel when
Annie interrupted his reading?

What was so fascinating
about the pigeon Annie discovered?

Who sent the message for
Jack and Annie?

Chapter 2

Describe the setting of the
space Annie and Jack traveled to.

Why is Teddy involved
about Kathleen?

Explain why the occasions Jack
and Annie traveled to have been darkish.

How have been Jack and Annie
going to travel to Normandy?

Chapter 3

Who would Jack and Annie
need to seek out to help ship a message to Teddy?

Reveal the methods Jack
and Annie can make the Victory sign.

Tell me three of the
provides Teddy gave Jack and Annie for their mission?

Chapter 4

What was Annie’s angle when she came upon they didn’t
have the magic wand?

Why did Jack and Annie disguise in the barn?

Why did the German shepherd barking at them settle down?

Chapter 5

Who’re Gaston and Suzette?

Describe the place Jack and Annie stayed the night time.

What occurred to Gaston and Suzette’s twin boys?

Chapter 6

Why was is so necessary that Gaston and Suzette had a
wireless?

What have been the code phrases the French Resistance used and
what did they mean?

Why did Gaston need the youngsters to go away France?

What did Suzette and Gaston give to the youngsters to help
them on their journey?

Chapter 7

What did Jack do this made individuals chase them?

How did Jack and Annie escape?

Describe the busy city square Jack and Annie have been in.

Chapter eight

Who did Annie mean when she stated, “I hate them.”?

Why did she so strongly dislike the Nazi’s?

Why have been the Nazi officers going to arrest Jack?

When Jack held up the flyers in the bistro, who did the
waitress go get and why?

Chapter 9

What excellent news did Sylvie give the youngsters?

What did Kathleen mean when she wrote knights and small,
round cows?

Who do you assume was singing the track, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?

Chapter 10

Who did Jack and Annie discover in the cave?

Clarify how Kathleen has taken care of the youngsters day and
night time?

Why do you assume the Nazis arrested Sophie and Sarah’s
mother and father for being scientists and Jewish?

Describe Annie’s plan to get them all to the drop zone?

Chapter 11

Describe how Jack began to feel as he talked with Kathleen
and felt her hope?

Why did Kathleen write a notice for the baker?

On the final web page of this chapter, it commented on Jack’s
throat getting tight. What does that mean?

Chapter 12

Why was Jack so nervous they have been going to get caught by the
Nazis?

How did they make it by means of the checkpoint safely?

How did Jack feel about being tricked?

Why did Kathleen sing songs with the young youngsters?

Chapter 13

What was in the area next to the church as the searchlights
scanned the sky overhead?

How did Teddy really feel when he realized he forgot to ship the
wand with Jack and Annie?

How did the youngsters respond to being in the aircraft?

Why was Jack confused about the aircraft?

Chapter 14

Now that the youngsters have been all protected, what was going to
happen to them?

Who was the pilot and what sort of aircraft did he have?

Inform me two things Jack and Annie discovered and noticed on this
mission?

How did Jack and Annie really feel as they obtained again to Frog Creek?