Because of Winn Dixie

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How did Opal and Winn-Dixie meet(Ch1)?

in the grocery store. Winn-Dixie had just knocked over some tomatoes as he was being chased through the grocery store

What unique talent does Winn-Dixie have(Ch1)?

he can smile

Why did Opal think that Winn-Dixie didn't belong to anyone(Ch1)?

he was skinny, he was a mess, and he did not have on a collar-looked like a piece of carpet that had been left out in the rain

Why did Opal and her father move to Naomi, FL (Ch2)?

her father took a job as the new preacher at the Open Arms Baptist Church

Do you think Opal feels close to her father/why or why not(Ch2)?

No - she calls him preacher and she thinks of him as a preacher- it is hard for her to think of him as her daddy

What animal does Opal compare the preacher and why (Ch2)?

a turtle hiding inside its shell because he hardly ever sticks his head out into the world and looks around at what is going on in life

How does the preacher react to Winn-Dixie when they meet for the first time (Ch2)?

the preacher first tells Opal that she does not need a dog, but when he sees Winn-Dixie, he notices how thin the dog is and how matted his fur is with dirt. Winn-Dixie just smiles back at him and wags his tail knocking some of the preacher's papers off of the table

How does Winn-Dixie win over the preacher (Ch2)?

he smiles at him

What does Opal say makes she and Winn-Dixie alike (Ch3)?

you don't have any family and neither do I - she thought Winn-Dixie probably did not remember his mother either. They both were like orphans.

What happened to Opal's mother (Ch3)?

she left Opal and the preacher (she hated being a preacher's wife)

What does Opal ask her father to tell her (Ch3)?

ten things about her mom/one for each year that India Opal has been alive (she's 10)

What 10 things does the preacher tell Opal about her mother (Ch4)?

1) was funny 2) had red hair and freckles 3) liked to plant things 4) could run fast 5) could not cook 6) loved stories 7) knew all the constellations 8) hated being a preacher's wife 9) she drank 10) she loved India Opal very much

What suggests that Opal's mother was unhappy (Ch4)?

she drank and she could not stop drinking

What does Opal do right after the preacher tells her the list of ten things about her mother (Ch4)?

she went right to her room and wrote down all ten things

Why did Opal do and write down the ten things (Ch4)?

she did not want to forget her mom. If she wrote the 10 things down and read them aloud to Winn-Dixie, she could memorize them. Then, if her mom ever came back she would recognize her. She would grab her and hold tight - and not let her get away again

How does Winn-Dixie react to being left alone (Ch5)?

he would pull off the cushions off the couch and all the toilet paper off the roll

What did Opal and her father have to do because of Winn-Dixie's behavior when left alone in the trailer (Ch5)?

they started tying him up outside with a rope when they left

What was the Open Arms Baptist Church of Naomi like (Ch5)?

it was not a regular-looking church. It had been a Pick-It-Quick convenience store and there were no pews - everyone brought their own fold-up chair or lawn chair

What happened during Winn-Dixie's first trip to church (Ch5)?

Winn-Dixie began howling from outside. Opal went outside and untied him. She brought him inside for the service. Then when a mouse ran across the floor, Winn-Dixie got up and chased after the mouse. He looked like a bullet shooting across the building. Winn-Dixie was skidding all over the polished floor. Then he actually caught the mouse. He held it in his mouth. Then he took it over to the preacher and dropped it at his feet. The preacher said, "Let us pray - for this mouse." Everyone laughed and clapped.

Why was Opal lonely (Ch 5)?

she didn't know many kids in Naomi - only the one's from church

Who is Miss Franny Block and what is her job (ch6)?

She is the first friend Opal made in Naomi. She is the librarian (she is very small, very old, with short gray hair)

How did Miss Franny and Winn-Dixie first meet (Ch6)?

She saw him standing up on his hind legs looking into the library. She was frightened because she thought he was a bear. (once a bear had come in and taken one of her books)

How did Miss Franny Block become a librarian (Ch7)?

She asked her rich father for a house with books for a birthday gift. He built her library for her and she became a librarian at a young age

What animal came into the library and frightened Miss Franny Block (ch 7)?

a very large bear

How did Miss Franny scare the bear away (ch7)?

she threw a book at him and screamed "Be Gone"

What book did she throw (ch7)?

a large book - War and Peace which the bear took with him

Why is Miss Franny Block lonely (ch7)?

all her friends are dead and gone

What do Opal and Miss Franny Block decide (Ch7)?

they decided to be friends the three of them - Opal, Winn-Dixie and Miss Franny Block

Who came into the library after Miss Franny Block finished her story (Ch7)?

Amanda Wilkinson

What is Amanda like (ch7)?

pinch-faced, she was bragging about needing a harder book, and she pretended that Opal wasn't there - she stared right past Opal

What does Opal want to buy from Gertrude's Pets (ch8)?

a red leather collar with a matching leash

Why can't she buy them right then and what does she suggest so she can buy them (Ch8)?

they are expensive and she does not get a big enough allowance to afford these things. She suggests an installment plan and then she suggests that she could work for him (sweeping the floors and dusting the shelves)

Who is Gertrude (ch8)?

Gertrude is the name of the owner of the pet shop and it is the name of the parrot

Do Winn-Dixie and Gertrude the parrot like each other and how do you know (Ch8)?

Yes, they like each other. Because when Winn-Dixie comes into the store, Gertrude flies and sits on his head.

What does Sweetie Pie Thomas want (ch8)?

she wants a dog just like Winn-Dixie but her mom will only let her get a fish or a gerbil if she is really good

Where does Sweetie Pie Thomas invite Opal (Ch8)?

she invites her to her birthday party in September when she will turn 6

Do Opal and the Dewberry boys (Dunlap and Stevie) like each other (Ch9)?

no, they ride behind her on their bikes whispering about her

How did Winn-Dixie help Opal and Gloria Dump meet (Ch9)?

he ran around the back of her house and was eating peanut butter out of her hand. Opal followed Winn-Dixie. That is how she met Gloria

What is Gloria Dump's disability(ch9)?

she can't see well - she only see's the general shape - not the specifics or details - she see's with her heart

Why does telling Gloria Dump about her life make Opal feel good (ch10)?

she had been waiting for a long time to tell some person everything about herself - and because Gloria sat there really listening - nodding her head and smiling - listening with her heart

What do Opal and Gloria do before Opal leaves (Ch10)?

they ate a peanut butter sandwich together and then they went and planted a tree together (a wait-and-see tree)

What frightens Winn-Dixie (ch11)?

storms with thunder and lightning

How does the preacher respond to Winn-Dixie's pathological fear of thunderstorms (Ch11)?

he was very calm and explained to Opal that they just needed to wait - when the storm was over, the real Winn-Dixie would return

What does Opal learn about the preacher from his response (ch11)?

she realized that the preacher loved Winn-Dixie and that he understood that everyone has a fear of something. He was willing to forgive Winn-Dixie for being afraid

What does Otis' guitar playing do to the animals (Ch12)?

it calms them and puts them in a trance-like state like they had turned to stone

What happens when Otis stops playing his guitar (Ch12)?

the spell was broken and all the animals began running or flying around in total chaos

How does Opal manage to catch all the animals (Ch12)?

she tells Otis to start playing his guitar again and when the animals were all still, she went around and picked them up one by one and put them in their cages

Why does Opal think her father might not like her working for Otis (Ch12)?

because he had been in jail before, the preacher would not like her working for a criminal

What do Opal and the Dewberry boys fight about (ch13)?

they were making fun of her visiting the "witch" everyday and hanging around with old ladies like Gloria and Miss Franny (the people she was hanging around)

What does Gloria Dump think Opal and the Dewberry boys should do(Ch13)?

she thinks that they should be friends

What does Gloria show Opal in the back of her yard (Ch14)?

the tree with the bottles on it that kept the ghosts of all the things she had done wrong away

What are the bottles in the tree supposed to do (Ch14)?

keep the ghosts of all the things she had done wrong away

Where did all the bottles come from (Ch14)?

they were left over after Gloria drank what was in them

What problem did Gloria and Opal's mother both have (ch14)?

they both could not stop drinking once they started - were alcoholics

How does Gloria tell Opal she should judge people (Ch14)?

by what they are doing now

What happens to Miss Franny to make her ill sometimes (Ch15)?

she had small fits that didn't last long, but she would forget what she was saying and begin shaking

How does Winn-Dixie react when Miss Franny has a "fit"(Ch15)?

he gets up and sits right at her side, protecting her with his ears standing up until she begins talking again. Then he would lick her hand and sit back down

How does Opal decide to comfort Gloria (Ch15)?

she decides to read to her loudly to keep the ghosts away

What book does Miss Franny suggest and what is it about (Ch15)?

Gone With the Wind - about the Civil War

How old was the Littmus Block when he went to war (ch16)?

he was a boy of just fourteen years old

Why did he (Littmus) join the army (ch16)?

he told his mama that he could not stand by and let the South get beat

What does Miss Franny tell Opal and Amanda is the truth about the war (ch16)?

war is hell

Why was the war so hard on Littmus and the other soldiers (Ch16)?

he was covered with vermin, fleas, and lice and in the winter he was so cold he thought he would freeze to death and in the summer it stunk horribly and when he returned home, he was a changed man

What did Littmus find had happened to his home and family once the war was over (Ch16)?

his home had been destroyed by fire and his entire family was dead from war (Dad) or typhoid fever (the rest of his family)

What did Littmus decide to do once he found that he was all alone (ch17)?

he planned on building a candy factory

What does a Littmus Lozenge taste like (Ch17)?

it taste like rootbeer, strawberries, and sorrow

How does it make you feel (Ch17)?

sad makes you think of things you feel sad about

Could the Littmus Lozenge be a metaphor for anything (ch17)?

yes, it depends on what makes the person eating it feel sad

What was the secret ingredient in the lozenge (Ch17)?

sorrow

What does the Preacher tell Opal she must say to Stevie Dewberry (Ch18)?

he makes her say she is sorry for calling him a bald-headed baby

Who is Carson and what happened to him (Ch18)?

he is Amanda's brother who drowned last year when he was 5 years old

Why did Otis go to jail (Ch19)?

because he was playing his guitar on the street and ignored the police when they told him to stop. When they tried to put handcuffs on him, he hit the policeman and knocked him out

What did Otis have to promise when he was releaed from jail (Ch19)?

he promised he would never play his guitar on the streets again

What does reading Gone With the Wind Inspire Opal to do (Ch20)?

to throw a party

Why does Opal want to throw a party (Ch20)?

so Otis can play his guitar for everyone and no one will have to feel lonely

What does Opal have to promise Gloria in order to have the party (ch20)?

she must invite the Dewberry boys

Who does Opal invite to her party (Ch20)?

the Dewberry boys, Otis, Miss Franny Block, The Preacher, Amanda Wilkinson, Sweetie Pie Thomas, Winn-Dixie

What do Opal and Gloria serve at their party (Ch21)?

egg salad sandwiches and punch

How old was the Littmus Block when he went to war (ch16)?

he was a boy of just fourteen years old

Why did he (Littmus) join the army (ch16)?

he told his mama that he could not stand by and let the South get beat

What does Miss Franny tell Opal and Amanda is the truth about the war (ch16)?

war is hell

Why was the war so hard on Littmus and the other soldiers (Ch16)?

he was covered with vermin, fleas, and lice and in the winter he was so cold he thought he would freeze to death and in the summer it stunk horribly and when he returned home, he was a changed man

What did Littmus find had happened to his home and family once the war was over (Ch16)?

his home had been destroyed by fire and his entire family was dead from war (Dad) or typhoid fever (the rest of his family)

What did Littmus decide to do once he found that he was all alone (ch17)?

he planned on building a candy factory

What does a Littmus Lozenge taste like (Ch17)?

it taste like rootbeer, strawberries, and sorrow

How does it make you feel (Ch17)?

sad makes you think of things you feel sad about

Could the Littmus Lozenge be a metaphor for anything (ch17)?

yes, it depends on what makes the person eating it feel sad

What was the secret ingredient in the lozenge (Ch17)?

sorrow

What does the Preacher tell Opal she must say to Stevie Dewberry (Ch18)?

he makes her say she is sorry for calling him a bald-headed baby

Who is Carson and what happened to him (Ch18)?

he is Amanda's brother who drowned last year when he was 5 years old

Why did Otis go to jail (Ch19)?

because he was playing his guitar on the street and ignored the police when they told him to stop. When they tried to put handcuffs on him, he hit the policeman and knocked him out

What did Otis have to promise when he was releaed from jail (Ch19)?

he promised he would never play his guitar on the streets again

What does reading Gone With the Wind Inspire Opal to do (Ch20)?

to throw a party

Why does Opal want to throw a party (Ch20)?

so Otis can play his guitar for everyone and no one will have to feel lonely

What does Opal have to promise Gloria in order to have the party (ch20)?

she must invite the Dewberry boys

Who does Opal invite to her party (Ch20)?

the Dewberry boys, Otis, Miss Franny Block, The Preacher, Amanda Wilkinson, Sweetie Pie Thomas, Winn-Dixie

What do Opal and Gloria serve at their party (Ch21)?

egg salad sandwiches and Gloria's dump punch

How do they decorate the garden (ch21)?

they hung pink, orange, and yellow crepe paper in the trees and filled up paper bags with sand and put candles in them and lit the candles

How does Opal know that Otis has arrived (Ch21)?

she heard Gertrude the parrot say, "Gertrude is a pretty bird"

What does each of the guests bring to the party (Ch21)?

food for the party

What specifically did each guest bring (ch21)?

Otis brought a huge jar of pickles, Miss Franny brought Littmus Lozenges, Sweetie Pie brought pictures of dogs and tape to help decorate

In his blessing, what is the Preacher most thankful for (Ch22)?

most of all for friends

Why does everyone go inside (Ch22)?

the rain began to pour down

Who is missing once the party moves inside (Ch23)?

Winn-Dixie

What does Gloria whisper to Opal (Ch23)?

There ain't no way you can hold on to something that wants to go, you understand. You can only love what you got while you got it.

Is what she says only true about losing a dog (Ch23)?

no it is true about all kinds of losses such as Opal's mother, the Preacher's wife, Amanda's brother, etc.

Who goes looking for Winn-Dixie (Ch24)?

Opal and the Preacher

Where do they search (Ch24)?

all through downtown

What does Opal do while she is looking for Winn-Dixie (Ch24)?

she started a list in her head of 10 things she knew about Winn-Dixie - to write on posters and put them around the neighborhood

What is on her list (Ch24)?

1) a pathological fear of thunderstorms 2) he liked to smile using all his teeth 3) he could run fast 4) he snored 5) he could catch mice without squishing them to death 6) he liked to meet people 7) he liked to eat peanut butter 8) he couldn't stand to be left alone 9) he liked to sit on couches and sleep in beds 10) he didn't mind going to church

Why is the list not good enough for her (Ch24)?

a list couldn't even begin to show somebody the real Winn-Dixie

Why does the Preacher cry (Ch24)?

because Opal yells at him that he always gives up - like when he didn't look for her mother. He cries and tells her he did try and that he loved Winn-Dixie, too.

What important thing did Opal's mother leave behind (Ch24)?

she did not take everything - she left India Opal and the Preacher thanked God that she left Opal

How did the people left at the party find Winn-Dixie (Ch25)?

they started singing as Otis played the guitar and heard a sneeze coming from Gloria's bedroom. When Otis went to see who was sneezing, he found Winn-Dixie back there.

Why did Winn-Dixie sneeze (Ch25)?

he was smiling so hard it made him sneeze

Why is Opal so happy at the end of the chapter (Ch25)?

she was happy because she was surrounded by a room full of people who were her friends and who loved and cared about her

Why does Opal not miss her mom as much as she did that summer (Ch26)?

her heart doesn't feel empty - it feels full all the way up because she has so many good friends and people who care about her

What did Opal promise while standing under Gloria's mistake tree (Ch26)?

that she would still think about her mother

Who surprised Opal by helping her up (Ch26)?

Dunlap Dewberry

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