1."A devout Buddhist who (ironically) ate no meat."
2.He had been raised in luxury back home in China, and now resented having to work for a living.
3.He is frightened by "strangely constructed machines."
4.He is in his fifties and "lively as a cricket."
5.He called Fatherís kite a "silly toy."
6.He used to have beautiful handwriting.
7.He used to be a "phenomenal healer."
8.He "doesn't know much about being a father."
9.He had taken up gambling "the way others might have taken up drinking or dope."
10.Faces a series of tests to prove his "dragonness."
11.He said, "My, my, but that is a righteous wine."
12.He can "dig up a mountain" or "drink up a lake."
13.His son is Black Dog.
14.He hasn't always been a "softskin."
15.He is tall for a Tang man (5' 8").
16.Uncle said he has "character at least."
17.A "strange, brooding man in his forties."
18.He works 16 hours a day, and loves it.
19."In a better time and place, (he) might have been a sculptor."
20.What is ironic about the fact that Tang men are so proud of their queues?
1. Use a quote from Father to show why he does not want Uncle to go to the Sleepers about Black Dog's beating of MS.
2.Why wasn't MS mad at Black Dog for beating him up?
3.(2) What did Windrider call the Tiger General? Where did the TG get that other name?
4.Why does WR say that moving might actually be a good thing?
5.(2) What does WR say he will do to earn a living?
6.Where will they live? (Be specific.)
7.(2) Give two reasons why Father says he is confident that they will be OK.
8.What does Father mean when he says, "You've been using Hand Clap's ruler again"? (p70)
9.(2) "...I am going to take definite pleasure in tromping every worm, cockroach, and fly that I meet."
(p74) Who's talking? What is going on?
10.What "decidedly demonic talent" did Windrider use to save Black Dog?
11.(2) What new information about Windrider was revealed in Chapter 4?
12.(2) farmer : Everyman :: ugly wife : _________ :: flower : __________
13.(3) "Pain? You don't know what it is." (p81) Who? What is going on? What is the pain he is
1.What does Father mean when he says, "You've been using Hand Clap's
ruler again"? (p70)
2.(2) "...I am going to take definite pleasure in tromping every worm, cockroach, and fly that I meet."
(p74) Who's talking? What is going on?
3.What "decidedly demonic talent" did Windrider use to save Black Dog?
4.(2) What new information about Windrider was revealed in Chapter 4?
Chapter 6 and 7
1. Why was Moon Shadow's mother "always polite to everyone"?
2. (2) Why was it "customary every New Year's to bribe the little Stove King"? Give an example of this
3. (2) What does Moon Shadow think that milk is? After he tastes it, what does he think of the taste?
1."We travel all the way around the world with it and yet never leave
our parlor." What is Miss Whitlaw
2.How much free time does MS get during his day?
3.Which of the following does MS not say he does during his days? a) Make the fire and breakfast. b) Do
the grocery shopping. c) Help Father with his job. d) Make dinner. e) Study math. f) Help the Company
in the laundry. g) Study Chinese. h) Do the dishes.
4.What is MS's purpose in visiting Miss Whitlaw in Chapter 7?
5."No dragon pleasant. A dragon dragonee." (p117) Among other things, which of the following does MS
mean? a) Dragons are malicious. b) Dragons are benevolent. c) Dragons have claws. d) Dragons must be
accepted for what they are. e) None of the above.
6.Why does MS feel like he won a bit of a victory when the demon boys start throwing rocks at him?
7.(2) Why doesnít MS tell his Father about the demon boys who are harassing him? What is ironic about
1. (3) What favor does MS do for his father that WR gets angry about?
What two reasons does WR give for
2.(2)"If you love him, you will accept what he is. Otherwise he will destroy you." (p132,133) This quote
from Miss Whitlaw is very much similar to a three word quote from MS about dragons. What is it?
Whom are they talking about?
3.(2) MS likes Robin's "dime novels" for what two reasons?
4.(2) "'No, you born maybe ten years ago,' Father said matter-of-factly." (p123) Explain why this is
funny. Give another example from a few pages later, where MS does a similar thing.