Stone Fox Jeopardy
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What is wrong with Grandfather?
He was giving up.
“Doc Smith proceeded to examine Grandfather.” What does proceeded mean in this sentence?
How does Grandfather communicate with Willy?
He uses hand signals. Palm up meant “yes” and palm down meant “no.”
“The potato sacks had to be inspected, and mended if need be.” In this sentence, the words mended means…
Use a character trait to describe Doc Smith. Give details from the story to support this.
Calm- She wasn’t worried about Grandfather.
Mean- She didn’t want to help Grandfather.
Helpful- She was willing to take care of Little Willy.
Practical- She was trying to prepare Little Willy for Grandfather’s death.
*Many other answers are acceptable.*
Little Willy harvested the potatoes and got the money for them, but Grandfather still won’t get out of bed. Why?
Grandfather hasn’t been paying his taxes. He owes $500 in back taxes.
Who is Clifford Snyder?
Clifford Snyder is a city slicker, tax collector who came to the farm to collect the $500 Grandfather owed for taxes.
Little Willy finds out that Grandfather owed money. Why did this confuse Little Willy?
He thought Grandfather always paid every bill.
“Searchlight lunged forward with such force that Little Willy was almost thrown from the sled.” In this sentence, the word lunged means…
suddenly moved forward
Little Willy can be described as hard working. Prove that Willy is hard-working with details from the text.
He chopped wood.
He stocked food.
He made a fire for breakfast.
He ran errands after school.
He plowed the potato fields. He fed Grandfather breakfast. *Many other answers are acceptable.*
What advice did many people give to Willy about getting the $500 to pay the taxes?
They told him to sell the farm.
Willy “ran out of the store, clutching the poster in his hand.” In this sentence, clutching means…
Stone Fox can be described as smart. Prove that Stone Fox is smart using details from the text.
Stone Fox is smart, because he used the money he won from races to buy back his land.
“Little Willy was stunned” when he heard how much the entrance fee for the race was. In this sentence, the word stunned means…
Little Willy decides to sign up for the race. Tell one positive negative aspect and one aspect of Little Willy running in the race.
Positives Negatives If he wins, they can keep the farm.
If he wins, Grandfather will get better.
If he loses, he is out $50 for the entrance fee.
If he loses, they still don’t get to keep the farm, and Grandfather doesn’t get better.
Lester tells Little Willy that he has a “heap of courage,” because…
He is running in the race against Stone Fox.
In Chapter 7, how does Doc Smith feel about Little Willy entering the race?
She thinks Little Willy is “a darn fool for using your college money to enter that race.” But, she will be rooting for him.
On the day of the race, why couldn’t Little Willy see out of his right eye?
Little Willy couldn’t see out of his right eye, because it was swollen shut. Stone Fox hit Little Willy in the eye the night before the race.
Give two reasons that Little Willy was at a disadvantage in the race (prior to the race beginning).
He had never raced before.
He only had one dog.
He was younger than all the other contestants.
His right eye was swollen shut.
*Other answers are acceptable.*
Describe what Little Willy saw as he entered Main Street the day of the race.
Main Street was jammed with people
Both sides of streets lined with people
People sitting on rooftops
People handing out of windows
He saw Lester, city slickers, his teacher, Mr. Foster, Hank, Doc Smith, Mayor Smiley, Dusty,and Clifford Snyder, the tax man.
In the beginning of the race, tell how Little Willy increased his lead over the other racers.
Little Willy took a shortcut over the frozen lake, which was too risky for the other racers to take.
Tell how Little Willy was motivated by Grandfather during the race.
Grandfather sat up in bed, and was watching the race out the window.
When Searchlight died, “There was no suffering.” In this sentence, suffering means…
Tell why Stone Fox shot his gun into the air and told the other racers to stop at the end of the race.
He wanted Little Willy to win the race.
Using character traits, tell how Stone Fox changed from the beginning of the book to the end of the book. Use details from the text to support your answer.
At first, Stone Fox seems mean, because he didn’t speak to white men and he hit Little Willy in the face.
At the end of the book, Stone Fox was compassionate, because he let Little Willy finish the race, believing that Little Willy deserved to win.