Which character is telling the story?
the park ranger
At the beginning of the story, the arm of
the cactus is being held up by a board. It
had almost been knocked down by ______.
Oliver agrees to Calvin’s bet because he wants the 15 dollars. What is another reason he agrees to the bet?
Oliver wants to make Calvin happy.
Oliver wants Calvin to stop teasing him.
Oliver is mad at his father.
Oliver hates the cactus.
When Oliver first knocks down the board, you can guess that he feels ______.
Oliver starts to feel differently about knocking down the board when he learns that ______.
it takes 100 years for a saguaro cactus to grow an arm
cactuses have thorns
the video game he wants costs more than 15 dollars
Calvin won't stop teasing him
In the sentence, “‘Here,’ he says reluctantly,” the word reluctantly means that Calvin ______.
has decided not to give Oliver the money
left the money at home
is happy to give Oliver the money
is not happy to give Oliver the money
Which sentence best shows that Oliver feels scared when he hears the whispering voice at night?
"I pull the covers up to my trembling chin."
"I realize it's Calvin, trying to prank me."
"Then I let out a big sigh of relief."
"The whispering stops."
What does Oliver do with the 15 dollars at the end of the story?
He gives it back to Calvin.
He buys a video game.
He donates it to the Saguaro National Park.
He buys his parents a new cactus.
What do you think causes the whispers Oliver hears at night during the storm?
At the beginning of the story, Oliver doesn’t understand why the cactus arm is a big deal to his parents. How does he feel about cactuses by the end of the story?
Did you like this story?
Meh, it was okay.