1. What grade is the main character Leigh Botts
in when he writes the December 3rd letter to Mr. Henshaw?
2. Who is Mr. Henshaw?
He is Leigh's uncle.
3. Why is Leigh writing to Mr. Henshaw?
teacher is making him write to an author.
mother is making him write to his father.
He really likes to
4. Leigh mentions he likes the book Ways to
Amuse a Dog. What does the word "amuse" mean?
to occupy with
5. How does Leigh feel about living in a mobile
He likes it because
he has many friends there.
He doesn't care where
he lives as long as he's with his parents.
6. In the December 2nd letter to Mr. Henshaw, Leigh
writes the following - Enclosure: Picture of me. What is the
meaning of the word "enclosure?"
be sure to
close when finished
close the door
7. Why did Leigh read another book by the same
Henshaw said he should.
teacher said he should.
His mother said he
needed to read more.
8. What does the reader find out about Leigh as
he begins sixth grade?
He's mad as
he is in a new school
in a different town.
9. Why does Leigh say he should have known that
Mr. Henshaw moved from Seattle to Alaska?
have looked at the new address.
book Moose on Toast took place in Alaska.
He had seen it on TV.
10. In the November 15th letter, why is Leigh
angry with Mr. Henshaw?
Henshaw didn't write to him in over a year.
Henshaw said unkind things about him.
Mr. Henshaw sent him a
list of questions he should answer.
11. Why doesn't Leigh like his name?
the name Mike better.
people don't know how to say it or they think it's a girl's name.
It is his dad's name
12. How does Leigh describe what he looks like?
mediumest boy in the class.
smallest boy in the class.
The boy with red hair
13. What do you know about Leigh's father?
with Leigh and his mom.
lives next door to Leigh and his mom.
He doesn't live with
Leigh and his mom.
14. What does Leigh's dad do?
He is a
in a mobile home park outside of Bakersfield.
He is a salesman.
15.Leigh's mom works part time and also goes to
school. What is she going to school for?
to be an author.
wants to be a nurse.
She wants to be a
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