Characters
Vocabulary
Comprehension
Comprehension
100

Who is Ruby?

The baby elephant. 

100

What does domain mean?

territory, home
100

What does Ivan watch on TV?

Cartoons

100

What does Ivan draw?

Things in his cage. Banana peels mostly. 
200

Who is Mack?

The boss at the mall

200

What is a "me-ball"?



... GROSS.
200

Who gave Ivan his stuffed toy gorilla?

Julia

200

Where does Bob sleep?

On Ivan's belly


300

Who is Stella?

The adult elephant

300

What is a keeper? 

Ivan said, "Gerald was my favorite keeper". pg. 54

caregiver of animals
300

Why does he call the stuffed gorilla "Not Tag"?

Because Tag was his twin sister's name.

300

Why did the little boy cry when he saw Ivan? 

He said Ivan must be the loneliest gorilla in the world. 

400

Who is Bob?

The stray dog

400

What does nuzzling mean?

Stella doesn't talk either. She is too busy nuzzling Ruby. pg. 75

snuggling

400

What is on the wall of Ivan's domain?

Jungle scene; waterfall without water, trees without roots, flowers without scent.

400

Who gave Bob his name?

Julia

500

Who is Julia? 

The janitor's daughter - the little girl.

500

What does critically mean?

Mack glances over at the picture Julia is drawing. "What are you making?" She holds up her drawing, eyeing it critically. "She likes airplanes. And dogs." pg. 49


carefully

500

What do humans do with words?

What does Ivan think about humans? 

Waste them. Ivan thinks humans talk too much. 
500

Why is Mack glad to have the baby elephant, Ruby?

Because she would sell more tickets. They need money.

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