Hi Everyone!! This article will share Pippi Goes to The Circus Questions & Answers.
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Pippi Goes to The Circus Questions & Answers
Question 1: Match the columns to complete the sentences:
|a. When Tommy and Annika invited Pippi to go to the circus, she wasn’t sure because||i. there were horses and clowns, and people that walked the tightrope.|
|b. Tommy told Pippi a circus was fun because||ii. she didn’t know what a circus was.|
|c. When Annika told Pippi that a circus costs money||iii. she thought that even looking at things around her cost money.|
|d. When Tommy explained to Pippi that it costs money to look at a circus||iv. she thought that someone had been careless to leave sawdust on the ground.|
|e. When Pippi was at the circus||v. Pippi said that she was as rich as a troll.|
Answer: a-ii, b-i, c-v, d-iii, e-iv
Question 2: Read the lines and answer the questions:
Clutching it tightly in their hands, they rushed over to Pippi’s.
(a) Who rushed over to Pippi’s?
Answer: Tommy and Annika rushed over to Pippi’s.
(b) What were they clutching?
Answer: They were clutching money in their hands.
(c) What word would you use to describe how they were feeling?
Question 3: Read the lines and answer the questions:
‘On a platform nearby, the circus band suddenly began to play a thundering march’.
(a) Who had gone to the circus?
Answer: Pippi, Tommy and Annika had gone to the circus.
(b) Where were they sitting?
Answer: They were sitting on beautiful red chairs right next to the ring.
(c) What had happened as soon as the march started?
Answer: As soon as the march started, the curtain in front of the performers’ entrance was drawn aside and the ringmaster came running into the ring, followed by a coal-black horse.
Question 4: Read the lines and answer the questions:
But the ringmaster didn’t laugh.
(a) Who laughed? Why did they laugh?
Answer: The audience laughed. They laughed because they thought it was funny to see Pippi take a great big jump and land on the horse that Miss Carmencita was riding.
(b) Why do you think the ringmaster didn’t laugh?
Answer: The ringmaster didn’t laugh because he didn’t find it funny to see Pippi on the horse’s back. He was annoyed with her as she was disturbing the act.
(c) What did the ringmaster do next?
Answer: He turned towards an attendant in a red uniform and made a sign to him to go and stop the horse.
Question 5: Why did Pippi jump onto the horse? Did she realize that she was doing something wrong? Give a reason for your answer.
Answer: Pippi thought that since she had given money to see the circus, she would do whatever she wanted for fun. She jumped onto the horse and did not realise that she was doing something wrong because she was not used to the ways of the land.
Question 6: Why did the guards shrug their shoulders and walk away at the end of the story?
Answer: The guards shrugged their shoulders and walked away at the end of the story because they could not throw Pippi out from the circus.
Question 7: In what way do you think is Pippi different from most children and in what way do you think she is the same as most other children?
Answer: Pippi is different from most children in the way of living life on land and she is the same as most other children in the way of being innocent.
So, these were Pippi Goes to The Circus Questions & Answers.