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Richard and Florence Atwater
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the policeman not come into Mr. Popper's house?
(a) All of these.
(b) Mr. Popper won't let him in.
(c) He doesn't have a warrant.
(d) He is afraid of the penguin.

2. Why does Mr. Popper take a season off of work?
(a) It is tradition.
(b) It is too cold to work.
(c) He gets sick.
(d) School is out.

3. Who does Mr. Popper name his first penguin after?
(a) A fairy tale figure.
(b) An explorer.
(c) His father.
(d) His mentor.

4. Which of these is an instruction on the package from Admiral Drake?
(a) Handle with care.
(b) Unpack at once.
(c) Keep in closed quarters.
(d) Open in darkness.

5. What does Mrs. Popper get stressed about?
(a) Her education.
(b) Money.
(c) Politics.
(d) Her children.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Mr. Popper choose to not follow the policeman's instructions?

2. How does Mrs. Popper feel when she sees what Captain Cook has collected?

3. What is Mr. Popper often covered in when he comes home from work?

4. Which of these is a sign of Captain Cook being sick?

5. What makes Mr. Popper want to shave?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mr. Popper respond to the reporters who ask him about Captain Cook?

2. How does Admiral Drake show that he knows of Mr. Popper?

3. How does Mr. Popper show his new-found confidence?

4. Describe the package from Admiral Drake when it first arrives.

5. Why is Mr. Popper so excited on the 29th at the beginning of the book?

6. What happens when Captain Cook comes into the barber shop?

7. What does Mrs. Popper think about penguins?

8. How does Mrs. Callahan respond to seeing Captain Cook for the first time?

9. Why does Dr. Smith think Captain Cook is sick?

10. Why does Mr. Popper end up not fulfilling what the police man asked of him?

(see the answer keys)

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