Chapter 1 - Before Breakfast
1. What is the first question Fern asks her mother in the book?
(a) What's for breakfast?
(b) Where's Papa going with that ax?
(c) When can I get a new pet?
(d) Has the litter of baby pigs been born yet?
2. Why is Mr. Arable going to kill one of the pigs?
(a) He wants to cook it for breakfast.
(b) He wants to sell the meat at market.
(c) It is the runt of the litter.
(d) It has been attacking the other pigs.
3. Why does Mrs. Arable say Mr. Arable is probably right to kill the pig?
(a) It is mean and will hurt the other animals.
(b) It is probably going to die anyway.
(c) The family needs the money the pig's meat will bring.
(d) It will taste delicious.
4. What does Mr. Arable say when Fern pleads with him to not kill the pig?
(a) That she will have to learn to control herself.
(b) That he will sell it to her.
(c) That he's her father and she must listen to him.
(d) That she should not be a silly, weak girl.
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