Turtle in Paradise

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Practice questions for Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L Holm.

Who is the author of Turtle in Paradise

Jennifer L. Holm

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what word is defined before the book begins

Conch

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what year is the book set

1935

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, everyone thinks children are as sweet as what candy

Necco Wafers (p. 3)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is the only difference between grownups and kids

Grownups go to jail for murder. Kids get away with it. (p. 3)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what does Mr. Edgit drive

Ford Model A (p. 3)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, Mr. Edgit's windshield is covered with what

Wadded bits of wet newspaper from spitballs that were blown at it from the boy in the truck in front of his (p. 4)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what does Mr. Edgit want to be called

Lyle (p. 4)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what does Mr. Edgit mostly talk about

A new hair serum that he is selling to get rich, called Hair Today (p. 4)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what kind of job does Archie have

He's a traveling salesman (p. 5)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what does Archie sell

Encyclopedias (p. 5)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is the name of Turtle's cat

Smokey (p. 6)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who did Turtle's mom fall in love with and marry

Archie (p. 6)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how did Smokey get ragged fur patches

She got burned by some boys that her mom worked for (p. 7)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who is America's Little Darling

Shirley Temple (p. 8)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what kind of job does Turtle's mom have

She's a housekeeper (p. 8)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is the worst house Turtle and her mom have been at

The Curley boys (p. 8)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why was the Curley boys' house the worst house Turtle and her mom have been at

Melvin and Marvin lit Smokey's tail on fire just to see him run around (p. 8)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what kind of house does Turtle's mom promise they'll one day live in

A Sears mail-order house. The Bellewood, Model #3304 (p. 9)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, whose house does Mama live in

Mrs. Budnick (p. 9)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Turtle have to move to Key West

Mrs. Budnick won't let her live at her house, so she was going to live with Mama's sister, Minerva, while her mom worked for Mrs. Budnick (p. 10)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what does Mr. Edgit say is the best thing about Easton

Easton didn't go in for Prohibition like the rest of the country (p. 12)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Turtle ride with Mr. Edgit to Florida

He was headed to Miami, he's a friend of Archie and owed him money (p. 10)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why was Key West hard to get to

There were no roads between some keys, so you had to take a ferry to get there (p. 13)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what caught Turtle's eye about Key West

The green peeping out everywhere (p. 13)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, where does Aunt Minnie live

Key West, Florida, on Curry Land (p. 14)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is painted on the side of the wagon in front of Minnie's house

"Will Wurk for candy" (p. 15)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is the name of Minnie's dog

Termite (p. 16)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is Smokey scared of

Kids (p. 16)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Mama wear her hair long

Archie likes it that way (p. 17)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Beans call Mr. Edgit

Mr. Idgit (p. 18)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how many kids does Minnie have

3 boys (p. 18)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why was Minnie surprised to see Turtle arrive at her house

She had not gotten Mama's letter that told her she was coming (p. 19)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Beans call Turtle

Tortoise (p. 20)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Beans do when he was told to help Turtle with her bag

He flipped it over, dumping everything on the porch (p. 20)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Minnie's house smell like

Sour milk (p. 21)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what was hanging on Beans' wall

Funny pages from the newspaper (p. 22)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Doc Parrish say Kermit should nap every day

So his heart doesn't give out (p. 24)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who are Minnie's kids

Beans, Kermit, and Buddy (p. 24)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Kermit have to nap every day

Doc Parrish said he needed to because he had rheumatic fever in the past and it caused him to have a weak heart (p. 26)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what does Jelly call the Curry boys

The Diaper Gang (p. 27)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why didn't Minnie get Mama's letter about Turtle coming to stay at her house

The letter was delivered to Jelly by mistake (p. 27)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what does the Diaper Gang do

They watch babies - bad ones, the crying kind (p. 28)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how is the Diaper Gang paid

In candy (p. 28)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is the first rule of the Diaper Gang

You gotta know the rules (p. 28)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is the Diaper Gang's secret formula for

Diaper rash (p. 28)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how many moms on the island want the secret recipe for diaper rash

Every last one (p. 29)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Turtle have it better than most when it came to eating

Mama worked in rich folks' homes (p. 30)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what was the first breakfast Turtle ate at Minnie's house

Alligator pear on Cuban bread (p. 30)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what ran out of the icebox when Turtle went to get a glass of milk

A scorpion (p. 31)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how did Minnie kill the scorpion that ran out of the icebox

She hit it with a rolling pin (p. 31)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is an alligator pear

An avocado (p. 32)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Mama warn Turtle to shake out while she was staying at Minnie's

Her shoes, because scorpions like dark places (p. 32)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what was wrong with Pudding

His mom spoils him. She picks him up every time he cries (p. 34)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who is the worst baby the Diaper Gang ever had

Pudding (p. 34)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why were girls not allowed in the Diaper Gang

They always want to pick up the babies (p. 34)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how did Pudding get his name

Mrs. Lowe thought she was getting fat from too much banana pudding, but she was really having a baby (p. 36)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how did everyone know who Turtle was

The Conch Telegraph (p. 37)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did people in Key West call themselves

Conchs (p. 37)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, where were the sea turtles kept until they were butchered

In turtle kraals (p. 38)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, where was Beans' dad

Matecumbe, working on the highway (p. 38/43)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Slowpoke say they should use whiskey on Pudding's gums

To help the teething (p. 40)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who is worse that all the babies put together

Buddy (p. 42)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how often does Beans' dad come home

Every few weeks (p. 44)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how much money did Archie give Turtle before she left home

$5 (p. 44)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what does the Diaper Gang call a baby bottom

A bungy (p. 45)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is rule #3 of the Diaper Gang

Always duck (p. 46)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who sells ice cream from the back of a horse-drawn wagon

Jimmy (p. 47)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how much does Jimmy's ice cream cost

5 cents (p. 48)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what flavor ice cream did Turtle get from Jimmy

Sugar apple (p. 49)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how did Turtle get ice cream for free

She told Jimmy that her nickel was at the bottom of the can and she couldn't get it for him until she at the ice cream (p. 49)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Turtle say she couldn't share her ice cream with Beans

She wasn't in the Diaper Gang (p. 50)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what kind of paper dolls did Turtle have

Kewpie dolls (p. 51)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Minnie take Turtle's paper dolls

She said they were hers and that Mama had taken them from her (p. 52)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what game (that is similar to tag) do the boys play

Klee-klee (p. 53)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who is the fastest boy

Kermit (p. 53)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Turtle think she shouldn't be surprised that her Kewpie dolls actually belonged to Minnie

Mama always had been funny with the truth about things (p. 53)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what had Mama told Turtle about her father

He was a fisherman and he loved her (p. 53)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, when Turtle talked to her mom on the phone for the first time, it was quick. Why

Mrs. Budnick didn't let help use the phone so she had to hang up (p. 54)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is the second language of Key West

Spanish (p. 57)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Turtle need a job

She needed to make money so Mama could buy the Bellwood (p. 57)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how much did the Bellewood cost

Monthly payments as low as $30-$35 (p. 57)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is Johnny Cakes' business

He's a rumrunner (p. 57)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is a rumrunner

Someone who brings rum from the Bahamas illegally (p. 58)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what does everyone in Key West drink

Leche (p. 58)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is leche

A Cuban coffee with a lot of milk (p. 58)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who hired Turtle when she was looking for a job

Slow Poke (p. 60)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is the name of Slow Poke's boat

The Lost Love (p. 61)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is Slow Poke's job

He catches sponges (p. 60)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who is Slow Poke's first mate

Ollie (p. 63)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Slow Poke give Turtle his straw hat to wear on the boat

So her face wouldn't get burned (p. 64)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Turtle call Slow Poke

Pat (p. 65)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Slow Poke call Turtle

Terry (p. 65)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Slow Poke and Turtle call each other Pat and Terry

They both like the comic "Terry and the Pirates" (p. 64)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Slow Poke pour on the water surface to spot sponges better

Shark oil (p. 66)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why does Slow Poke pour shark oil on the water surface

To spot sponges better (p. 66)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Slow Poke stop at the little island when he went out catching sponges

To check on the cistern (p. 68)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is the treasure that everyone is always looking for

Black Caesar's treasure (p. 69)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did people say happened to Old Ropes because he had spent so much time on the water

He had webbed feet (p. 70)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how did Slow Poke get his name

He always takes his time doing things (p. 71)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how did Minnie make money

Taking in laundry to do for others (p. 72)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, Pork Chops' mom makes the best what

Bollos (Boy-ohs) (p. 73)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what was Mrs. Soldano trying to win

The bolita, the Cuban lottery (p. 74)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Nana Philly's house look abandoned

The windows had shutters nailed down with boards that were put up for a hurricane and never taken down (p. 75)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Nana Philly's piano look like it was crumbling

Termites were crawling in it (p. 76)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why won't Nana Philly get rid of her crumbling piano

Her dad was a wrecker and saved it from a sinking ship (p. 76)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what does a wrecker do

Salvages cargo from sinking ships, and sells it off (p. 77)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who lives with Nana Philly

Miss Bea (p. 79)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who is meaner than a scorpion

Nana Philly (p. 79)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why are the boys scared of Nana Philly

Before her fit, she was mean (p. 79)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who is Turtle's grandmother

Nana Philly (p. 80)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why do Nana Philly's eyes look familiar to Turtle

They are the same shade of blue as Mama's (p. 80)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who is Ira's brother

Eggy (p. 83)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Eggy need surgery

He got his pinkie finger and thumb blown off when he lit firecrackers (p. 83)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Ira go to Miami

His brother Eggy had surgery (p. 83)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, whose idea was the Diaper Gang

Ira (p. 83)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who are the boys always quoting

The Shadow (p. 84)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who is The Shadow

A mysterious narrator from a crime radio show (p. 84)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who was Beans and Pork Chop's teacher

Miss Sugarapple (p. 84)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how did Beans and Pork Chop get in trouble with Miss Sugarapple

They stole the answer sheet for a test (p. 84)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what punishment did Beans and Pork Chop receive for stealing the answer sheet

They had to stay after school every day for the last month of school and write "I will not steal" 200 times on the chalkboard (p. 85)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is a cut-up

Where kids bring whatever they can find (fruits, etc.), cut it all up in a big bowl, season it with Old Sour, to create a tasty fruit salad (p. 85)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who told Ira about tick-tocking

Lester, in Miami (p. 85)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what does one need for tick-tocking

A rock and a string (p. 85)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is tick-tocking

When someone is asleep, toss a rock on a string over the house to land near a windo. Pull to make it scratch the window to scare the person (p. 86)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who did Beans want to tick-tock first

Miss Sugarapple (p. 86)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did the Diaper Gang let Turtle pick up Pudding

They're tired from tick-tocking and Pudding won't stop crying (p. 89)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how did Pork Chop hurt his knee

He tripped over Too Bad when they were ticktocking (p. 90)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what was the news article title about the boys tick-tockign

"Key West Cursed by Weeping Ghost" (p. 90)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how did Termite get his name

He followed Beans home one day and he couldn't get rid of him, just like you can't get rid of termites (p. 92-93)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who did Pork Chop call a murdered

Killie the Horse (p. 94)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how were things different when Poppy came home

Beans was nicer, Buddy had fewer accidents, and Minnie didn't seem so tired (p. 97)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, Turtle thought Minnie made beef soup when she really made what

Turtle soup (p. 99)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, where did Turtle get her name

Mama said she has a hard shell (p. 99)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Nathaniel's mom give the Diaper Gang for helping her heal his diaper rash

Tickets to see the Shirley Temple matinee (p. 103)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, where did Turtle go instead of going to the Shirley Temple matinee

To Nana Philly's to feed her lunch (p. 104)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Turtle make Nana Philly for lunch the first time

Milk toast (p. 106)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Nana Philly do to the milk toast Turtle made her

Knocked it off the table, onto the floor (p. 107)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Turtle do with the third bowl of milk toast that she made at Nana Philly's

She ate it herself, right in front of Nana Philly (p. 107)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Nana Philly and Turtle have in common

They both hate Shirley Temple (p. 112)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, Nana Philly finally eats with Turtle after how many days

3 (p. 111)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Minnie say ruined Mrs. Felton's slip

Smokey made a mess on it (p. 115)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what made Minnie scream and faint

She was stung by a scorpion (p. 119)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, when Minnie woke up after the scorpion bite, who did she think Turtle was

Sadiebelle (p. 121)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who is Sadiebelle

Turtle's mom (Minnie's sister) (p. 121)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who killed the scorpion that bit Minnie

Smokey (p. 122)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, where did Smokey have to go live after Minnie made him leave

Nana Philly's (p. 124)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Smokey have to go live at Nana Philly's

Minnie thought Smokey was ruining the laundry (p. 124)

In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how could Turtle tell that Nana Philly is crazy about Smokey

She feeds him the best bits from her plate and lets him sleep on her pillow (p. 125)

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