Short Answer Questions Key
1. What is the first question Fern asks her mother in the book?
Where's Papa going with that ax?
2. Why is Mr. Arable going to kill one of the pigs?
It is the runt of the litter.
3. Why does Mrs. Arable say Mr. Arable is probably right to kill the pig?
It is probably going to die anyway.
4. What does Mr. Arable say when Fern pleads with him to not kill the pig?
That she will have to learn to control herself.
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