Comprehension
Literary Elements
Analysis
Critical Thinking
Vocabulary
100

What is the important discovery Greg makes about Maura while he's in the nurse's office?

Maura has not been mass-producing her comic books.

100

What is mult-talented?


Greg Kenton can best be described as---

100

What is Greg gets nervous that Maura can now make really good comic books?

CAUSE---Maura checks out a book on comics from the library. The EFFECTof this would be...

100

What is firm?

Mr. Z is to TIMID as Mrs. Davenport is to---

100

What is briefly popular?

The little trolls were a huge hit at school, an instant FAD. In this sentence, the word FAD means.

200

What is the best summary for Greg's and Maura's relationship before the sixth grade?

Greg and Maura have been competitive since childhood. Maura continues the tradition by trying to outdo Greg with her comic books.

200

What is determined?

Maura's reaction to Mrs. Davenport's announcement banning comic books shows that Maura is---

200

What is the buying and selling of products like Greg and Maura's takes place in the school already?


Maura's realization about the book-club flyer is important because it proves that--

200

What is Greg angry because he feels he has been treated unjustly?

The reason why Greg decides to take advantage of Mr. Z's reaction to blood.

200

What is look or appear?


It was Friday morning, three minutes before first period, and his black eye was SPECTACULAR---just as the nurse had predicted. The root "spect" most likely means...

300

What is to order them to stop selling comic books at school?

The reason why Mrs. Davenport called Maura and Greg to her office.

300

What is they convinced the School Committee to let them sell the books through the school store?

Greg and Maura resolve their problem of not being able to sell comics at school by doing this.

300

What is they will probably begin dating in later years?


Predict what Greg and Maura's relationship will more than likely be.

300

What is to show that he was at the Jansens' house?

The reason Greg said, "She's my mommy" when Maura came to the Kents' front door.

300

What is entrepreneur?

Someone who sets up and finances new enterprises in order to make a profit.

400

What is pretend to be ignorant of what she was really trying to say?

Greg pretended to look shocked..."Boy stories? I'm going to tell mrs. Sanborn what you said." Mrs. Sanborn...talked a lot about equal rights for women... Maura said, "Don't be dumb, I'm not talking about equal rights." In the sentence above, Maura is telling Greg not to...

400

What is thrifty?

[Greg's brothers] called him Scrooge and Mr. Cashman and Old Moneybags, and some other nicknames too. Based on this sentence, the reader knows that Greg is-

400

What is Maura accidentally hits Greg in the face?

Immediately after Greg begins to rip pages out of "The Lost Unicorn"....

400

What is by showing that people who read comic books as children can grow up to be responsible adults?

The way that Mr. Z's math knowledge helps Greg and Maura's cause at the School Committee meeting.

400

What is negotiation?


The reaching of an agreement through discussion and compromise.

500

What is whether making a good comic book is more important than selling it?

Maura and Greg's disagreement when "The Lost Unicorn" was finished.

500

What is that there is such a thing as "too much?"

Mr. Z is trying to communicate this to Greg when he tells him about the Zenotopoulous Toilet Theory.

500

What is Mr. Z is getting angry?

WHAM! Mr. Z slapped his right hand flat onto his desk. The word "wham" is written in all capital letters to indicate that---

500

What is jittery?

Greg squirmed on the folding chair, twisting his neck from side to side. He couldn't get comfortable....The note cards Greg held had been rolled, unrolled, bent, chewed on, and twisted until the black ink had turned gray and smudgy.

500

What is production?

The physical making or creation of something.

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