The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Chapter One Study Questions

  1. What is a cyclone? What is the significance of the cyclone in this chapter? Why is it so important?
  1. What emotions did Dorothy display in this chapter and how do you see these emotions?

Chapter Two Study Questions

  1.    Describe in detail the people who appear to Dorothy after the witch is killed.
  1. What did the Witch of the North give Dorothy, where was she told to go, and who was she told to see? How would this gift be helpful to her on this journey?

Chapter Three Study Questions

  1. How did Dorothy help the Scarecrow in this chapter?
  1. What is the one thing the Scarecrow is afraid of and why?

Chapter Four Study Questions

  1. Describe what the road through the forest was like for Dorothy and the Scarecrow.
  1. What does the Scarecrow reveal to Dorothy while they walk through the forest?
  1. What happened once the farmer put the Scarecrow in the field?

Chapter Five Study Questions

  1. Who did they find and where did they find this character?
  1. What did this new friend of Dorothy’s want the Wizard of Oz to do for him?
  1. How and why did the new friend become the Tin Woodman?

Chapter Six Study Questions

  1. What did Dorothy do to the Cowardly Lion in this chapter?
  1. What did the Lion want most of all?

Chapter Seven Study Questions

  1. As Dorothy and the others continued on their journey, what did they meet?
  1. How did they overcome this problem?
  1. What are the Kalidahs?
  1. When the travelers were attacked by the Kalidahs, how did they get away?
  1. Were there other obstacles or problems that Dorothy and her new friends encountered on their journey? If so, what were these obstacles?

Chapter Eight Study Questions

  1. Describe the events of this chapter and what happened to each of the travelers.
  1. How was the Scarecrow rescued?
  1. What happened to Dorothy and the Lion in this chapter and how did they overcome these problems?

Chapter Nine Study Questions

  1. What happened to the Queen of the field mice in this chapter?
  1. How did the Queen respond after she was saved?

Chapter Ten Study Questions

  1. What happened to the Lion in this chapter?
  1. What was the description of the Wizard that the travelers heard from the man?
  1. Describe the Guardian of the Gate.

Chapter Eleven Study Questions

  1. What does the Emerald city look like?
  1. What were the travelers told about seeing the Wizard?
  1. What is distinctive about Dorothy in this chapter and how does she get this distinction?
  1. What were the travelers told to do in order to have their wishes granted by the Wizard?
  1. What does the Wizard look like and how did the travelers respond to his appearance?

Chapter Twelve Study Questions

  1. Where were the travelers told to find the wicked Witch of the West?
  1. What was the witch’s response when she first saw Dorothy?
  1. Describe the witch’s actions after the Scarecrow caused her second plan to fail.
  1. Did any of the witch’s plans work? If not, what happened to cause it/them to fail and what was her response?
  1. What was the witch planning to get Dorothy’s slippers?
  1. How does this chapter end?

Chapter Thirteen Study Questions

  1. Describe the rescue that occurred in this chapter. What character or characters performed a rescue and to whom?
  1. When Dorothy went to get food to take back to the Emerald City, what did she take?

Chapter Fourteen Study Questions

  1. What do you know at this point about the Golden Cap?
  1. What is the relationship between the Winged Monkeys and the Golden Cap?

Chapter Fifteen Study Questions

  1. Why did The Wizard of Oz finally agree to see Dorothy and her friends?
  1. What is the real identity of the Wizard of Oz?
  1. Where did he come from?
  2. What is different about the Wizard from what the people thought about him?
  1. What do you now know about the Emerald City?
  1. What was Dorothy and her friends’ impression of the Wizard after they meet him in this chapter?

Chapter Sixteen Study Questions

  1. What gift did the Wizard give the Scarecrow and how did he give him this gift?
  1. What gift did the Wizard give the Tin Woodsman and how did he give him this gift?
  1. What gift did the Wizard give the Cowardly Lion and how did he give him this gift?

Chapter Seventeen Study Questions

What was the wizard’s plan to help Dorothy go home?

  1. What was the wizard’s plan for the people of Emerald City when he was gone?
  1. Describe the events on the day the balloon was to leave.

Chapter Eighteen Study Questions

  1. What is the significance of the title of this chapter, “Away to the South?”
  1. What was the role of the winged monkeys in this chapter?
  1. How helpful were the winged monkeys to Dorothy in this chapter?
  1. What suggestion was made to Dorothy to help her? By whom was the suggestion made?

Chapter Nineteen Study Questions

  1. What happened to Dorothy and her friends as they traveled in this chapter to see Glinda?
  1. How did they overcome this obstacle?
  1. When they arrived at the end of the forest, what obstacle did Dorothy and the travelers encounter?

Chapter Twenty Study Questions

  1. What occurred when Dorothy and her friends scared the cow?
  1. What problem did the Lion cause in this chapter?

Chapter Twenty–One Study Questions

  1. Describe the events of this chapter.
  1. What power did the Lion earn in this chapter?
  2. Describe in detail what the monster in this chapter looked like.

Chapter Twenty–Two Study Questions

  1. What roadblock did Dorothy and her friends encounter in this chapter, and what did it hinder them from doing?
  2. How did they overcome this roadblock?
  1. Describe in detail what the Quadlings looked like.

Chapter Twenty–Three Study Questions

  1. What was the exchange made in this chapter between Glinda and Dorothy?
  1. What were the fates of her fellow travelers when Dorothy was to return to Kansas?

Chapter Twenty-Four Study Questions

  1. What happened in this last chapter?
  1. What do you think is the theme of this novel?
  1. What was your favorite part of this novel? What is your least favorite part?

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