Hi Everyone!! This article will share Thunder Cake Questions & Answers.
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Thunder Cake Questions & Answers
Question 1: Choose the correct option:
1. The child’s grandmother lived in
(a) a farm in Minnesota.
(b) a city in Missouri.
(c) a prairie in Arkansas.
(d) a farm in Michigan.
2. Although the child loved visiting her grandmother, she was scared of
(a) the flashes of lightning.
(b) the sound of thunder.
(c) the shuddering of the windows.
(d) the fierce rain.
Question 2: Fill in the blanks with the ingredients the grandmother collected for her cake as the storm drew closer. Read the story again and check your answers.
When the thunder was ten miles away, the grandmother asked the child to gather eggs. Once the storm was nine miles away, she went to old Kick Cow and got some milk. When the storm was eight miles, away, she asked the child to get chocolate, sugar and flour. Finally, when the storm was six miles away, the grandmother asked for overripe tomatoes and strawberries, which were the secret ingredients for the cake.
Question 3: Rearrange the sentences in the order in which they took place in the story.
…2…The grandmother told the child that they would bake a Thunder Cake.
…4…The grandmother mixed all the ingredients of the cake.
…5…The child never feared the sound of thunder again.
…1…The grandmother noticed that the child was scared.
…3…The grandmother tried to keep the child busy by asking her to get different ingredients for the cake.
Question 4: Read the lines and answer the questions:
1. “Unless you go of me, we won’t be able to make a Thunder Cake today!”
(a) Who said this and to whom?
Answer: Grandmother said this to the child.
(b) Why was the person being spoken to holding on to the speaker?
Answer: The person being spoken to was holding on to the speaker because she was scared of the thunder.
(c) Why did the speaker wish to make a Thunder Cake?
Answer: The speaker wished to make a Thunder Cake to divert the child’s attention from the thunder and keep her busy in an engrossing activity.
2. “When you hear the thunder, stop counting. That number is how many miles away the storm is. Understand?” she asked. “We need to know how far away the storm is…..”
(a) Who is the speaker of these lines?
Answer: The grandmother is the speaker of these lines.
(b) How would they know how far the storm was?
Answer: They would know by starting to count after the flash of lightning to the sound of thunder. The storm was as many miles away as the number they had counted up to.
(c) Why did they need to know how far away the storm was?
Answer: They need to know how far away the storm was so that they could make the cake and put in the oven before the storm came.
3. “Brave people can’t be afraid of a sound, child,” she said as we spread out the tablecloth and set the table.
(a) Who said this?
Answer: The grandmother said this.
(b) Was the person being spoken to a brave person?
Answer: No, the person being spoken to was not a brave person because she was afraid of the storm.
(c) What made the speaker think that the child was brave?
Answer: The grandmother encouraged the child to be brave. She convinced her that she was brave because she went out of the house while it was thundering to get the ingredients for making a thunder cake.
Question 5: How did the child overcome her fear in the story?
Answer: The child overcame her fear as she went out in the open to get the ingredients of the cake while the thunder was rumbling. Her grandmother diverted the child’s attention from the thunder and kept her busy in an engrossing activity. By the storm came, the cake was ready and they were enjoying it. She was never scared of thunder after this experience.
Question 6: Do you think that the child realised what the grandmother was trying to do? Give reasons for your answer.
Answer: No, the child did not realise what the grandmother was trying to do. She was innocently doing what the grandmother told her to do.
So, these were Thunder Cake Questions & Answers.