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Study Guide Key for Chapters 1-5

Chapter One 

1. Of the three lists of students mentioned on page 1, to which list did Nick Allen belong? (pg.1) HE WASN’T ON A LIST...HE NEEDED TO HAVE HIS OWN LIST. 

2. What grade was Nick in when he made the classroom look like a tropical beach? (pg 1) THIRD

3. Why wasn’t the custodian happy with the tropical theme? (pg 2) 

SAND TRAILED OUT IN THE HALLWAY

4. Who was making the “peep” sound in class? (pg.3) 

NICK

5.  Who got in trouble when the student chirped like a blackbird? (pg 4) 

JANET

6. How often did they peep like blackbirds in the classroom? (pg 5) 

AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK 

Chapter 2 

1. What subject does Mrs. Granger teach? (pg.6) 

LANGUAGE ARTS

2. What made Mrs. Granger famous? (pg.7) 

XRAY VISION 

3. Even though, Mrs. Granger a fifth grade teacher was small, what made her look giant? (pg 7) HER EYES

4. What did Mrs. Granger love? (pg.8) 

THE DICTIONARY

5. What did Mrs. Granger want the students to do if they didn’t know a word? 

(pg 11) LOOK IT UP IN THE DICTIONARY

Chapter 3 

1. Why did Nick ask teachers a question right before the bell rang and class got out?  (pg 14) SO THE TEACHERS WOULDN’T HAVE TIME TO GIVE THE CLASS HOMEWORK.

2. What was Nick’s question to Mrs. Granger?(pg 15) 

WHERE DID DICTIONARIES COME FROM?

3. What did Mrs. Granger say to Nick’s question?(pg 15) 

SHE GAVE HIM HOMEWORK/ TO WRITE AN ORAL REPORT ON THE HISTORY OF DICTIONARIES

Chapter 4 

1. What was the rule at Nick’s house? (pg.17) 

HOMEWORK FIRST/MEANING RIGHT AFTER SCHOOL

2. Where in the dictionary did Nick look to get help with his report? (pg.19) 

AN INTRODUCTION CALLED WORDS AND THEIR ORIGINS

3. When Nick couldn’t understand the first sentence in the dictionary, what did Nick compare it to reading? (pg 20) 

THE INGREDIENTS ON A SHAMPOO BOTTLE 

4. How did Nick feel about doing the report? (pg 21) 

HE DIDN’T WANT TO DO IT AT FIRST BUT THEN HE DECIDED BECAUSE HE HAD TO DO IT ANYWAY, THAT AT LEAST HE COULD MAKE IT FUN.

Chapter 5 

1. Why did Nick have a bad feeling in the pit of his stomach? (pg.22) 

HE WAS NERVOUS TO STAND UP IN FRONT OF THE CLASS TO GIVE HIS REPORT. 

2. What was the title of Nick’s report? (pg.24) 

THE DICTIONARY 

3. How much time was left in class when Mrs. Granger stopped Nick from giving his report? (p.28) TEN MINUTES

4. Why doesn't Nick want to be a teacher’s pet? (pg 29) IT WILL RUIN HIS REPUTATION 

5. Who decides which words go in a dictionary? (pg.31) 

“WE DO” BUT OVER THE YEARS LAW MAKERS HAVE HELPED WITH IT. 

Chapter 6

  1. What name did Nick give to a pen? Frindle

  2. What is an oath? A solemn promise to tell the truth or do a specific thing.

  3. What was the name of the store the kids went to?  Penny Pantry 

  4. How many kids did Nick send into the store to buy a frindle? 5


Chapter 7

  1. Why did Mrs. Granger call Nick up to her desk? She didn’t like how he was disrupting her class. 

  2. Did Nick stop calling a pen the new name he gave it? No

  3. Where did Nick want to launch his new word? School 


Chapter 8

  1. Why was Mrs. Granger furious? Because the picture they took was the only one that the fifth graders took and the photographer was out of film. 

  2. What was Pete’s great idea? To get every student to ask Mrs. Granger if she had a frindle they could borrow. 

  3. Who did Nick refer to as Mrs. Granger’s queen? Mrs. Chatham

  4. What would Nick receive when the frindle thing was over? A letter in an envelope from Mrs. Granger

  5. Who came to visit Nick at his home because of the frindle thing? the principal

Chapter 9 

  1. What did Nick do that seemed disrespectful to Mrs. Granger? His lack of respect for authority.

  2. How did Nick’s mother feel about what happened at school? Annoyed, she didn’t think it was that big of a deal. 

  3. What game was Nick comparing to the war going on between him and Mrs. Granger? Chess 



Chapter 10

  1. Who was the reporter who came to the school? Judy Morgan

  2. Why did she come to the school? To get the story about Nick and frindle 

  3. How did the principal act when the reporter came to the school? nervous 

  4. What did the fifth graders mail the reporter? a class picture of them holding up pens and saying frindle 

  5. What do you think of Frindle so far? Opinionated Answer