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Written by Dr. Seuss, this book was published in the U.S. in 1971. How well do you know "The Lorax"?
#1 At the beginning of the book, a boy comes to a dreary, abandoned town to visit a character known as the Once-ler. What two parts of his body are shown?
Head and feet
Arms and eyes
Feet and nose
Hair and hands
#2 In order for the boy to hear the story from the Once-ler, he must give him some sort of payment. What did the boy give him?
15 cents, a nail, and the shell of a great, great, great grandfather snail
String, a leaf, and coral from the Great Barrier Reef
Lint, a glass, and a tiny, tiny blade of grass
#3 The Once-ler tells the boy of his first arrival in the town, and how beautiful it used to be. Which of the following was not mentioned by the Once-ler?
#4 The Once-ler explains that he was only interested in the Truffula Trees.
#5 The Once-ler chopped down a Truffula Tree to ___.
Knit a Thneed
Sew a Thneed
Make a Thneed
#6 Finish this quote said by the Lorax in response to the Once-ler making a Thneed: "Sir! You are crazy with ___. There is no one on Earth who would buy that fool Thneed!"
#7 Someone bought the Thneed for three ninety-___. After this, the Once-ler called his family in excitement and told them to come help him make more Thneeds.
#8 The Once-ler built a factory where his family made Thneeds. What did he invent that "whacked off four Truffula Trees at one smacker"?
#9 Finish this quote said by the Lorax: "Now... thanks to your hacking my trees to the ground, there's not enough Truffula ___ to go 'round. And my poor Bar-ba-loots are all getting the ___ because they have gas, and no food, in their tummies."
#10 The Once-ler "biggered" his factory, "biggered" his roads", "biggered" his wagons, and "biggered" his loads. The Lorax came back once more. What creatures was the Once-ler harming with his "smogulous smoke"?
#11 The Humming-Fish had to leave their pond because of the Once-ler's "Gluppity-Glup".
#12 Once the last Truffula Tree was cut down, the Once-ler's family left the town. The Lorax also left, but left behind a pile of rocks. What was written on the pile?
#13 What did the Once-ler tell the boy the word(s) on the pile of rocks meant?
Unless someone like him cares a lot, nothing will get better.
Good riddance to those who create smog
Maybe you will learn a lesson.
#14 After explaining, the Once-ler gave the boy something. What was it?
The Lorax's address
The last Truffula Seed
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