Vocabulary
Facts vs Opinions
Proper Nouns
BOOM TOWN QUESTIONS
BOOM TOWN Questions

100

Small chunks
What is nuggets?

100

The gold fields are no place for children.
What is an opinion?

100

The schooner comes one DAY in December. Replace DAY with a proper noun.
What is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

100

It is a story that is set in the past and portrays people, places, and events that did happen or could have happened.
What is Historial Fiction?

100

She tells Peddler Pete to start one.
How does Amanda help get her town a trading post?

200

Heavy iron pan used for cooking and frying
What is a skillet?

200

There were no stores.
What is a fact?

200

They have moved to California because Pa wants to be a gold miner.
Where has Amanda's family moved to? Why?

200

Cabin
What kind of house do they live in?

300

To make a home in a new place
What is settle

300

A stage stop, a pump house, and a few log cabins made up the whole "town."
What is a fact?

300

I plan to visit THAT STATE. Replace THAT STATE with a proper noun.
What is A STATE(any of the states or possible)?

300

He works in the gold fields from Monday through Saturday and comes home on the weekends: he works hard but doesn't make any money.
What is Pa's job as a gold miner like?

300

boring
Was life exciting or boring for Amanda?

400

people whose job is working in a mine to extract minerals or ores from the earth
What is miners?

400

Amanda thought the town needed better roads and sidewalks.
What is an opinion?

400

The SCHOOL has lots of great teachers. Replace SCHOOL with a proper noun.
What is PECAN PARK?

400

It burns to a crisp, and her brothers whack it into pieces.
What happens when Amanda bakes the first pie?

400

She opens a bakery. She encourages newcomers to start other businesses.
How does Amanda help her town become a boom town?

500

a community that experiences sudden and rapid growth
What is boom town

500

People liked Amanda's ideas for starting businesses.
What is an opinion?

500

SHE is the principal of Pecan Park Elementary. Replace SHE with a proper noun.
Who is MRS. ILLICH?

500

three
How many times did she try to bake a pie?

500

The family has a successful pie business; they live in a town they like.
Why does Pa say he's a lucky man?