Characters
Plot Structure
Reading Comprehension
Grammar/Spelling
Predicting

100

What kind of animal is Rikki-Tikki-Tavi?
What is a mongoose

100

The flood that takes Rikki-tikki from his original home to the care of the English family is part of the story's a. climax b. resolution c. falling action d. exposition
What is d. exposition

100

Why do you think the author has the animals in the story speak and think in English?
What is to make the animal characters seem more human and real

100

Which of the following words is most nearly opposite in meaning to mourning? a. celebration b. freedom c. grief d. evening
What is a. celebration

100

Why do readers make predictions while reading?
What is it makes it more interesting/fun/etc

200

What is Nagaina's relationship to Nag?
What is she is his wife

200

The central conflict of the story is between a. the English family and the snakes b. Darzee and the cobras c. Rikki-tikki and the cobras d. Rikki-tikki and Karait
What is c. Rikki-tikki and the cobras

200

What does it mean, based on the following passage from the story, when a mongoose's tail grows "bottlebrush"? "This is a splendid hunting ground," [Rikki-tikki] said, and his tail grew bottlebrushy at the thought of it..."
What is happy and excited

200

Homophones are words that I. are spelled differently II. are spelled the same III. mean different things IV. have the same pronunciation
What is both I., III., and IV.

200

What can the reader predict from the following passage from the story? "No," said his mother; "let's take him in and dry him. Perhaps he isn't really dead." a. that Rikki will soon die b. that Rikki will probably survive c. that the mother will become Rikki's only friend d. that Rikki will meet the challenge of the snakes
What is b. that Rikki will probably survive

300

Who is Rikki-Tikki's main helper in the fight with Nagaina?
What is Darzee's wife

300

The climax of the story is a. Rikki-tikki's fight with Karait b. Rikki-tikki's fight with Nag c. Rikki-tikki's fight with Nagaina d. Rikki-tikki's reunion with the English family
What is c. RTT's fight with Nagaina

300

After Teddy's father beats the dead Karait, Rikki-tikki thinks "What is the use of that? I have settled it all." This thought shows that Rikki feels a. confident b. annoyed c. jealous d. defeated
What is a. confident

300

Which of the choices below is an independent clause from the following sentence? "Early in the morning Rikki-tikki came to early breakfast in the veranda riding on Teddy's shoulder, and they gave him banana and some boiled egg; and he sat on all their laps one after the other... a. came to early breakfast on the veranda b. they gave him a banana and some boiled egg c. all their laps one after the other d. riding on Teddy's shoulder
What is b. they gave him a banana and some boiled egg

300

What can you predict from the following quotation from the story? "Teddy's safer with that little beast than if he had a bloodhound to watch him. If a snake came into the nursery now--" a. The snakes are not really a threat to Teddy. b. Rikki will fail to protect Teddy from a snake attack. c. Rikki will protect Teddy from a snake attack. d. Rikki will attack Teddy.
What is c. Rikki will protect Teddy from a snake attack.

400

Which of the following pairs of terms best describes Rikki-Tikki's character? a. cautious and selfish b. brave and loyal c. fierce and bloodthirsty d. loving and shy
What is b. brave and loyal

400

The animal's song of praise to the victorious Rikki-tikki and his reunion with the English family are part of the plot's a. falling action b. climax c. exposition d. rising action
What is a. falling action

400

Why do Nag and Nagaina want to do away with the entire English family?
What is Once the family is gone, RTT will leave, and they can take over the garden.

400

Where do the independent clauses end in the following compound sentence from the story? "Rikki-tikki tingled all over with rage and hatred at this, and then Nag's head came throug the sluice, and his five feet of cold body followed it." a. after this b. after sluice c. after this and sluice and it d. after rage and through
What is c. after this and sluice and it

400

What can the reader predict based on the following passage from the story? "...though Rikki-tikki had never met a live cobra before, his mother had fed him on dead ones, and he knew that all a grown mongoose's business in life was to fight and eat snakes. Nag knew that, too, and at the bottom of his cold heart he was afraid." a. Rikki will never grow up. b. Nag will overcome his fear and defeat Rikki in battle. c. Rikki will meet Nag in battle and defeat him. d. Rikki and Nag will turn away from fighting and settle their differences peacefully.
What is c. Rikki will meet Nag in battle and defeat him.

500

Who was nervous about Rikki-Tikki's presence in the home when he first arrived?
What is Teddy's mother or the muskrat

500

Which of the following scenes are part of the story's rising action? a. Rikki-tikki kills Karait b. The cobras plot to kill Rikki-tikki c. Teddy's dad helps Rikki-tikki kill Nag d. all of the above
What is d. all of the above

500

Rikki-tikki's main reason for hunting down Nagaina is that a. he feels that he still has something to prove to the family b. he is still hungry c. she has plans to attack Teddy d. her eggs are about to hatch
What is c. her eggs are about to hatch

500

Which of the following are examples of homophones? a. reel, real b. well, well c. a and b d. neither a nor b
What is a. reel, real