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The Houdini Box. By Brian Selznick. Vocabulary. Houdini is a magician. Person who writes for magazines. Person who performs tricks. Answer. b. Person who performs tricks. Vocabulary. The animals are trying to escape from the zoo! Come in. Break loose. Answer. b. Break loose.

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the houdini box

The Houdini Box

By Brian Selznick

vocabulary
Vocabulary

Houdini is a magician.

  • Person who writes for magazines.
  • Person who performs tricks.
answer
Answer

b. Person who performs tricks.

vocabulary1
Vocabulary

The animals are trying to escape from the zoo!

  • Come in.
  • Break loose.
answer1
Answer

b. Break loose.

vocabulary2
Vocabulary

The shoppers were bustling.

  • Scurrying
  • Chattering
answer2
Answer

A. scurrying

vocabulary3
Vocabulary

The car appeared from over the hill.

  • Came into view
  • Stayed in one place
answer3
Answer

B. Came into view

vocabulary4
Vocabulary

We visited the Washington monument.

  • Memorial
  • Head quarters
answer4
Answer

A. Memorial

vocabulary5
Vocabulary

The cookie crumbled.

  • Stuck to the floor
  • Fell to pieces
answer5
Answer

b. Fell to pieces

vocabulary6
Vocabulary

The food vanished from the Thanksgiving table.

  • disappeared
  • darkened
answer6
Answer

a. disappeared

comprehension
Comprehension

What did Victor and Houdini have in common?

  • They wanted to travel.
  • They had a box with their initials on it.
  • They liked to perform magic tricks.
answer7
Answer

c. They liked to perform magic tricks.

comprehension1
Comprehension

Victor was upset because he could not…

  • Locate his mother at the train station.
  • do the things that Houdini did.
answer8
Answer

b. Do the things that Houdini did

comprehension2
Comprehension

Right after Victor learned about each one of Houdini’s tricks, he…

  • Tried to do what Houdini had done.
  • told his Aunt Harriet the secret.
answer9
Answer

a. Tried to do what Houdini had done.

comprehension3
Comprehension

Houdini probably promised to write Victor a letter be he was…

  • Worried that Victor would get in trouble.
  • Impressed with Victor’s determination.
answer10
Answer

b. Impressed with Victor’s

determination.

comprehension4
Comprehension

What is the most likely reason the author wrote this selection?

  • To entertain with a story about a boy that wants to be a magician.
  • to persuade children to do magic tricks for their friends.
answer11
Answer

a. To entertain with a story about a boy that wants to be a magician.

comprehension5
Comprehension

What kind of person is Victor?

  • Helpful because he did a lot of chores around the house.
  • Daring because he approached Houdini at the train station.
answer12
Answer

b. Daring because he approached Houdini at the train station.

comprehension6
Comprehension

Victor was so excited after reading Houdini’s monument because he…

  • Had always wondered what Houdini’s real name was.
  • Realized the box that he was given as a boy had belonged to Houdini.
answer13
Answer

b. Realized the box that he was given as a boy had belonged to Houdini.

comprehension7
Comprehension

What happed after Victor played ball with his son?

  • He went to visit Houdini.
  • He found Houdini’s box in the attic.
answer14
Answer

b. He found Houdini’s box in the attic.

comprehension8
Comprehension

In what way was Victor the same at the beginning and the end of the story?

  • He was excited about magic.
  • He took a train to visit someone.
answer15
Answer

a. He was excited about magic.

comprehension9
Comprehension

Why did Mrs. Houdini cry when she read the letter that Victor showed her?

  • She was sad because her husband had just died.
  • She was angry because she had to give Houdini’s box away.
answer16
Answer

a. She was sad because her husband had just died.