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What is the atmosphere like in the Big Bend Tunnel?
sunny and warm
hot and cold
hot and dark
sunny and cold
What is John Henry known for?
strength and being a hard worker
weakness and a hard worker
What does Captain Tommy tell John Henry?
He wants John Henry to stop working.
He wants John Henry to go to the store for him.
He tells him that the company wants to test out a steam drill.
He tells him that he wants him to start looking for another job.
On page 484, why is a crowd gathered in the tunnel?
They are tired of working.
They want to get in line to try and race the steam drill.
They want to see John Henry race the steam drill.
They want to eat pasta and meatballs!
What does the selection say John Henry always did while driving steel?
He challenged fellow workers to make it fun.
He stopped to rest.
He always stopped for water breaks.
What is the sound of John Henry's hammer like?
the splashing of waves
a lion's roar
crash of thunder
hum of a car's motor
Why does John Henry ask for a new hammer?
He wants a heavier one.
He wanted to name it after his wife.
He wanted to show it off.
Why does John Henry name his new hammer Polly Ann?
to honor his mother
to honor his sister
to honor his wife
to honor his dog
Who won the race and what happened after the race?
John Henry and he died.
John Henry and he lived to celebrate.
The Steam Drill and John Henry died.
The Steam Drill and John Henry was sad.
What is the genre of the story John Henry Races the Steam Drill?