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Red Fern Questions

5th grade questions from "Where the Red Fern Grows"

What does the marshal give to Billy? Strawberry soda pop
At the beginning of the novel, what is the adult Billy doing? Walking home from the office.
Where does Billy sell his coonskins? At his grandfather's store.
How many sisters does Billy have? 3
Who teaches Billy how to trap raccoons and how to make a scarecrow? Grandfather
Which of the Pritchard boys is the oldest? Ruben
To win the bet with the Pritchard boys, what do Billy's hounds have to catch? the "ghost coon"
What kind of hounds are Old Dan and Little Ann? Redbone
Which of the hounds is smarter? Little Ann
Into what does Little Ann fall A freezing stream
What does Billy put on the Pritchard boy's grave? Dried flowers
Who enters Billy's hounds in the contest? Grandfather
What kind of contest does Little Ann win all by herself? A beauty contest
Why does the price of coonskins rise? There is a fad back east.
What will the jackpot money be used for? To buy a home in Tahlequah.
How many coons do Old Dan and Little Ann catch on the night of the blizzard? 4
Who is the author of Where the Red Fern Grows? Wilson Rawls
How does Old Dan die? He is mortally wounded in a fight with a mountain lion.
Who buys Billy's wares when he is saving money for his hounds? Fishermen
Who brags about Billy the most? Grandpa
What does Grandpa injure during the championship? His foot
What is the name of the dog the adult Billy saves? Buddie
Of what is Little Ann afraid? Guns
About whom is the legend of the red fern? A little boy and a little girl
What object gives Billy an idea to save Little Ann from drowning? His lantern
In what kind of tree do the hounds tree their first coon? A sycamore
To whom does Billy give the gold cup? His littlest sister
What does Billy win at the championship besides the two cups? The jackpot
What is the name of the Pritchards' dog? Old Blue
What do Billy and his dogs scare off their first night together? A mountain lion
What do Billy's dogs save him from at the end of the novel? A mountain lion
Why do Mama and Papa want to move to town? Their children can get an education
What mountain range does Billy hunt in? The Ozark Mountains
What is the nickname for raccoons? Coons
What is Grandpa's business? Storekeeper
Who accidentally kills himself with an ax? Rubin Pritchard
What is the verb for sending a raccoon into a tree? Tree
Why do the Pritchard boys refuse to give Billy his money back? They believe that the dogs must kill the raccoon in order for the bet to be won.
What does Billy's father show him to help him feel better when Old Dan and Little Ann die? The money he earned through hunting.
What does Billy find when he visits to the dogs' graves before leaving home? A red fern growing up between them.
How does Billy's sister react to his plan to cut down "The Big Tree"? She thinks he is crazy.
How does Billy characterize Tahlequah when talking with his father in Chapter 6? As unpleasant.
How does Billy's grandfather help him get the item he needs to train the dogs as trackers? He teaches Billy how to create a trap using a log, nails and a piece of tin.
Who does Billy think has planted the red fern? An angel.
Why does Old Dan run up a hollow tree during a hunt? To chase a raccoon that is in the tree.
What item does Billy need to train the dogs as trackers? A coon skin.
What are the names of the two coon hounds? Old Dan and Little Ann
During the final elimination round at the hunting contest, what was the weather like? Foggy and raining
Why was the raccoon called the Ghost Coon? The coon seemed to disappear every time he reached the huge oak tree
What happened that caused Billy to think he would have bad luck? He heard two owls
What name do the children at the school chant at Billy? Hillbilly
What did the narrator hear as he was walking and whistling at the beginning of the book? A dog fight
How long did Billy save up to buy his dogs? 2 years
How did Billy learn about the dogs for sale? A magazine left behind by the fishermen
What kind of dogs did Billy want? Red bone hounds
What did Billy trap with the traps his father gave him? The family cat
What was the noise that Billy heard while spending the night in the cave? The scream of a mountain lion
Who saved Billy during the fight in town? The marshall
What did Billy purchase in town? Fabric for his mother, Overalls for his dad, Candy for his sisters
Why won't Billy's parents buy him dogs? They didn't have the money
How does Billy earn money to purchase his dogs? Selling raspberries and bait
How does Billy's grandpa feel when Billy tells him he has saved enough money to buy the dogs? Proud
How was the ghost coon able to hide from the hunters? He dropped down into a hollow fence post.
Why did Grandpa feel the accident was his fault? He called the bet and gave Billy the $2
Where were Billy, Grandpa, and Papa going? Ato the Champion Coon Hunt
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