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