Chapter 1 - The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
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by Rhea Karavangelos
| 15 Questions
Note from the author:
Chapter 1 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!
1
1 pt
Who is telling the story?
A Imogene Herdman
B Fred Shoemaker
C the daughter of the Christmas pageant director
D the social service worker
2
10 pts
Pick a scene from chapter one and draw an illustration the author could have used in the book to help you visualize what is happening in story.
3
2 pts
Imogene blackmailed the students at school. She took all of the following EXCEPT ---
A ten cents a week from Floyd Brush
B Alice Wendleken's hair band she made when she went to summer camp
C Lucille Golden's imitation alligator pocketball with "Souvenir of Flordia" written on it
D Wanda Pierce's charm bracelet
Fact and Opinion:
A fact is a true statement about something. It can be proven, and usually does not involve personal feelings. An opinion cannot be proven; it merely states what a person feels of thinks about something or someone. Below are a list of statements about the story. Select fact or opinion for each statement.
4
1 pt
The Herdmans set fire to Fred Shoemaker's toolhouse.
fact
opinion


5
1 pt
The Herdmans stole doughnuts from the firemen.
fact
opinion


6
1 pt
The Herdmans' cat was mean.
fact
opinion


7
1 pt
The cat had one short leg, a broken tail, and one missing eye.
fact
opinion


8
1 pt
Mrs. Herdman walked the cat on a length of chain.
fact
opinion


9
1 pt
The Herdmans' cat ate Ramona Billian's two pet mice.
fact
opinion


10
1 pt
Claude Herdman wasn't very smart.
fact
opinion


11
1 pt
Imogene Herdman was just like the other Herdmans.
fact
opinion


12
1 pt
Mrs. Herdman worke double shifts at the shoe factory.
fact
opinion


13
1 pt
Gladys as the meanest Herdman of them all.
fact
opinion


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14
You can listen to a reading of chapter one in the youtube video. Here is a summary of Chapter 1.
14
20 pts
Summaries should include only key details, not minor details. Edit this summary to include key details that give you the important big information from the chapter.
15
4 pts
Chapter 1 concludes with the follow line, "We figured they were headed straight for hell, by way of the state penitentiary...until they got themselves mixed up with the church, and my mother, and our Christmas pageant." What do you predict will happen in the story?
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