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Wild Things

Practice questions for the book Wild Things by Clay Carmichael.
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1. In the book Wild Things, who is the author?
Clay Carmichael, cover
2. In the book Wild Things, what does the cat compare humans to?
Dogs, pg 9
3. In the book Wild Things, why did the cat sense his life was about to change?
The man and his helper had begun to fix, mow, and prune the place, pg 11
4. In the book Wild Things, whom does the cat see after the man's truck came back?
A child, pg 11
5. In the book Wild Things, what does the cat hear the girl call the man?
Uncle Henry, pg 11
6. In the book Wild Things, what did Henry's job used to be?
A heart doctor, pg 13
7. In the book Wild Things, what did Henry and Zoe have in common?
Red hair, pg 15
8. In the book Wild Things, what was Henry's other job?
Artist, pg 16
9. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe call junk food for your brain?
Magazines, pg 17
10. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe say makes people happy?
True love, pg 17
11. 10. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe say worries people?
That they won't ever find true love, pg 17
12. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe say most people are scared of?
They might find true love, pg 17
13. In the book Wild Things, what did the social worker tell Henry Zoe wears to protect herself?
Her street smarts, pg 18
14. In the book Wild Things, what does Henry think Zoe is crazy for buying at the grocery story?
Cat food, pg 18
15. In the book Wild Things, who let Henry cut them open?
The President of the United States, pg 19
16. In the book Wild Things, how much money does Zoe bet Henry that he has a cat?
$50, pg 19
17. In the book Wild Things, who usually does Henry's shopping?
Fred, pg 22
18. In the book Wild Things, who was the rude lady in the grocery store?
Mrs. Wilson, pg 24
19. In the book Wild Things, what is the name of the town Zoe lives in with her Uncle Henry?
Sugar Hill, pg 25
20. In the book Wild Things, next to animals, what did Zoe love more than anything?
Books, pg 27
21. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe say she's writing?
Her memoir, pg 28
22. In the book Wild Things, what is the name of the man that helps Uncle Henry?
Fred, pb 29
23. In the book Wild Things, who was in most of Henry's paintings?
A woman with long brown hair, pg 33
24. In the book Wild Things, what was written across the headboard of Henry's bed?
Henry Loves Mandy, pg 34
25. In the book Wild Things, what were most of the books in Henry's room about?
Artists, pg 34
26. In the book Wild Things, what was the picture in Henry's sketchbook of?
Zoe, pg 35
27. In the book Wild Things, how much money was in Zoe's emergency fund?
$53, pg 35
28. In the book Wild Things, what did Zoe always make her true home in any town her mother moved her to?
The town library, pg 36
29. In the book Wild Things, during the school year, why would Zoe wait until after three in the afternoon to go to the library?
She played hooky, pg 36
30. In the book Wild Things, what was the cover of the art magazine asking that Zoe saw on Henry's desk?
Where's Royster? Pg 37
31. In the book Wild Things, what did Henry pay $5450 to?
Rose Hill Hospital, pg 37
32. In the book Wild Things, who had stayed at Rose Hill Hospital?
Zoe's mom, pg 38
33. In the book Wild Things, who caught Zoe looking through the things on Henry's desk?
Fred, pg 38
34. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe like to drink in the morning?
Coffee with 8 spoonfuls of sugar, pg 39
35. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe say was wrong with her mama?
She was crazy, pg 40
36. In the book Wild Things, who wanted Henry to be a doctor?
Augustus, his father, pg 41
37. In the book Wild Things, what branch of the armed forces was Henry in?
The Navy, pg 41
38. In the book Wild Things, why does Fred say Henry is in a slump?
His wife died, pg 42
39. In the book Wild Things, what did Bessie hire Henry to do?
Make a sculpture for the church, pg 42
40. In the book Wild Things, what does Henry give Zoe when Fred tells him he saw the cat?
$50, pg 46
41. In the book Wild Things, what fine did Fred have to pay the sheriff for Zoe?
12 packs of Juicy Fruit, pg 47
42. In the book Wild Things, what did Fred used to farm?
Tobacco, pg 49
43. In the book Wild Things, why can't Henry fix Bessie all the way?
She won't have a heart transplant, pg 49
44. In the book Wild Things, why won't Bessie get the heart transplant?
She thinks if they took out her heart, she wouldn't be herself anymore, pg 50
45. In the book Wild Things, what do people call Father Philliip?
The Padre, pg 51
46. In the book Wild Things, who made all the quilts at Bessie and Fred's house?
Bessie, pg 52
47. In the book Wild Things, who does the Padre say he's going start his next sermon with after everyone was complaining he always preached about the same thing?
St. Teresa, pg 54
48. In the book Wild Things, what kind of sculpture did Henry make for the church?
A crucifix, pg 55
49. In the book Wild Things, why does Henry say his ex-wives divorced him?
He's not easy to live with, pg 58
50. In the book Wild Things, what did Henry's third wife die of?
Cancer, pg 59
51. In the book Wild Things, what was the book about the Zoe took from Henry's study?
A Japanese boy who drew cats, pg 60
52. In the book Wild Things, how did Henry find out about Zoe?
Ray told him, pg 60
53. In the book Wild Things, what was Zoe's father's name?
Owen, pg 61
54. In the book Wild Things, what did the legal papers Henry signed ensure for Zoe?
That if something happened to Henry, everything that was his would be hers, pg 62
55. In the book Wild Things, where does Henry make Zoe that she doesn't want to go?
School, pg 64
56. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe do when Henry says she has to go to school?
She runs off, pg 68
57. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe see in the woods when she runs away?
A white deer, pg 68
58. In the book Wild Things, where did Zoe wake up the morning after she ran away?
Her bed, pg 71
59. In the book Wild Things, according to the tests Zoe took, what level is she is reading and writing?
High school, pg 72
60. In the book Wild Things, according to the tests Zoe took, what level is she in math?
Fifth grade, pg 72
61. In the book Wild Things, what grade was Zoe placed in at school?
5th, pg 73
62. In the book Wild Things, what was the name of Zoe's teacher?
Ms. Avery, pg 73
63. In the book Wild Things, who was always staring at Zoe in class?
Hargrove Peters, pg 74
64. In the book Wild Things, who was Hargrove Peters's daddy?
The mayor, pg 74
65. In the book Wild Things, what did Ms. Avery leave for Zoe on her desk?
A book, pg 77
66. In the book Wild Things, who does the cat say carried Zoe inside when she ran away?
The boy, pg 78
67. In the book Wild Things, who did the cat say disappointed him most?
The girl or Zoe, pg 78
68. In the book Wild Things, what did the old woman catch the cat doing to the plastic flowers?
Peeing on them, 80
69. In the book Wild Things, what did Zoe find in the northern woods?
A trailer and a log cabin, pg 84
70. In the book Wild Things, what did Zoe find in the cigar box in the log cabin?
A photograph and carved wooden animals, pg 87
71. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe hear under the house during the snowstorm in October?
The cat, pg 91
72. In the book Wild Things, what did Henry say his mother was like?
Like Zoe's mom, pg 93
73. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe say she doesn't remember about her mama?
Loving her, pg 94
74. In the book Wild Things, how did Henry's mother die?
Her heart gave out, pg 95
75. In the book Wild Things, where does Henry invite Zoe on the snow day?
His studio, pg 95
76. In the book Wild Things, what does the old woman who stops by tell Zoe about the cat?
His ear is swollen and if it's an infection, it can kill him, p102
77. In the book Wild Things, how does the old woman tell Zoe to give the cat some medicine?
To put it on his food, pg 103
78. In the book Wild Things, how did the old woman know Zoe's daddy?
She was his mother, pg 103
79. In the book Wild Things, what happened to woman in the woods when she gave birth to the boy?
She died, pg 106
80. In the book Wild Things, what was Zoe's grandmother's name?
Maud Booker, pg 107
81. In the book Wild Things, where did the cat refuse to follow Zoe?
The north woods, pg 109
82. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe spend a lot of time doing to the cabin?
Cleaning it, pg 110
83. In the book Wild Things, after the snow, what does Ms. Avery give Zoe to do?
An independent study project, pg 111
84. In the book Wild Things, what kind of storied did Zoe tell Ms. Avery she likes?
Orphan stories, pg 112
85. In the book Wild Things, who shows up from the art gallery in New York?
Sid and Lillian, pg 115
86. In the book Wild Things, what does Lillian call Henry?
A god, pg 116
87. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe realize about the condition of the cabin?
That it's just a shack, pg 119
88. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe find in the cabin that makes her realize she's not the only one using it?
A carving of her cat, pg 120
89. In the book Wild Things, where does Zoe keep the carved cat?
Under her pillow, pg 122
90. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe decide to name the cat?
Mr. C'mere, pg 125
91. In the book Wild Things, what happened to Zoe's journal?
Someone stole it, pg 127
92. In the book Wild Things, what did the boy's find north of Henry's house?
An old still, pg 129
93. In the book Wild Things, what did Zoe find out is made in a still?
Homemade liquor, p 129
94. In the book Wild Things, what happened to Hargrove when he went to the cabin?
Somebody shot at him with a bow and arrow, pg 129
95. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe tell Henry, Sherriff Bean, and Fred about her journal?
It was stolen and she's written about the cabin in it, pg 131
96. In the book Wild Things, what did the boys do to the cabin?
They tried to destroy the things inside and broke the windows, pg 138
97. In the book Wild Things, how much of a reward is the mayor offering to know who hurt Hargrove?
$5000, pg 140
98. In the book Wild Things, who are Henry's friends that come to visit from New York?
Franklin and Helen, pg 142
99. In the book Wild Things, who shows up at Henry's house on Thanksgiving?
Harlan Jeffers, pg 149
100. In the book Wild Things, who invites Harlan in to eat?
Bessie, pg 151
101. In the book Wild Things, what were the hunters chasing through Henry's yard on Thanksgiving day?
The white deer, pg 152
102. In the book Wild Things, who did Zoe figure out had been with the deer every time she'd seen her?
The boy, pg 153
103. In the book Wild Things, what did Zoe do to keep the hunters from shooting at the deer and the boy?
She stood in front of them waving her arms, pg 154
102. In the book Wild Things, what does Henry do to help Zoe, the deer, and the boy?
He stands between Zoe and then hunter with the gun, pg 156
103. In the book Wild Things, what does Maud tell Zoe about wild ones?
They never completely tame, pg 161
104. In the book Wild Things, why does Bessie say Henry and Fred are hypocrites when then call Zoe a fool child?
They risked their lives to save the Sheriff from drowning when they were kids, pg. 166
105. In the book Wild Things, who pushed Garland off the rock?
2 drunk high school boys (Delray Peters & Willis Wilson)
106. In the book Wild Things, who is the Sheriff's sister?
Lucinda Wilson, pg 167
107. In the book Wild Things, what does Fred say Henry's done with Zoe?
Let her run wild, pg 169
108. In the book Wild Things, who does Henry hire to set the cabin right?
Harlan, pg 173
109. In the book Wild Things, what was Henry's rule about Zoe visiting the cabin or the north woods?
Harlan had to be there, pg 173
110. In the book Wild Things, who does Zoe see untangling Sparky's leash?
Hargrove, pg 174
111. In the book Wild Things, why does Hargrove say his daddy won't let him have a mongrel or pound dog?
People would laugh at him, pg 175
112. In the book Wild Things, what does Harlan tell Zoe he'll do if she wants him to?
Leave, pg 176
113. In the book Wild Things, what did Harlan tell Zoe her mother was good at?
Singing, pg 178
114. In the book Wild Things, how did Zoe's mom die?
She took a bunch of pills, pg 178
115. In the book Wild Things, what did Ray do with Zoe's mom's stuff after she died?
He took it all to the dump, pg 178
116. In the book Wild Things, why does Harlan tell Zoe her mom's death was a good thing?
It brought her to Henry, pg 179
117. In the book Wild Things, what did Harlan try to do for Zoe when he was with her mama?
He went to lawyer to see if he could get custody of her, pg 179
118. In the book Wild Things, what does the wild boy call the white deer?
Sister, pg 182
119. In the book Wild Things, what story does Zoe tell the wild boy and his deer?
The story about the Japanese boy who drew cats, pg 184
120. In the book Wild Things, what assignment did Ms. Avery give Zoe over Christmas break?
A new journal and asked her what she thought of Henry's sculptures, pg 187
121. In the book Wild Things, who show's up at Henry's wanting to see Zoe and Henry?
Ray, pg 188
122. In the book Wild Things, how did Henry get information about Zoe from Ray?
He paid Ray, pg 189
123. In the book Wild Things, what does Ray says he has for Zoe?
Some of her mama's things, pg 191
124. In the book Wild Things, what does Ray do with the box of mementos?
He leaves it on the ground, pg 193
125. In the book Wild Things, what was in the box Ray left?
Nightgowns, bathrobes, scarves, and junk jewelry, pg 195
126. In the book Wild Things, what did Henry make to put the old clothes on that Ray left?
A scarecrow, pg 196
127. In the book Wild Things, who does Zoe wake up to find sitting in her bedroom floor?
The boy, pg 198
128. In the book Wild Things, what is the boy's name?
Wil, pg 199
129. In the book Wild Things, what does Wil tell Zoe how came for?
To hear the rest of the story, pg 199
130. In the book Wild Things, where does Wil hide when Henry comes to Zoe's room?
In Zoe's closet, pg 201
131. In the book Wild Things, what did Mr. C'mere let Zoe do that night Wil came to her room?
Pet him, pg 206
132. In the book Wild Things, what does Fred call to tell Henry in the middle of the night?
Bessie wandered off, pg 208
133. In the book Wild Things, what did Bessie's note say she had to do?
See the cabin, the white deer, and tell the wild boy something before she died, pg 208
In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe find in the clearing when everyone is looking for Bessie?
Sister tied to a tree and Hargrove and his daddy about to shoot her, pg 212
135. In the book Wild Things, who is Wil holding in her arms when the hunter makes him walk into the clearing?
Bessie, pg 213
136. In the book Wild Things, what did Hargrove do to Sister?
He set her free, pg 213
137. In the book Wild Things, what did Zoe do to keep the mayor from shooting sister?
She jumped on him, pg 214
138. In the book Wild Things, what happened to Zoe when she jumped on the mayor?
She broke her arm, pg 216
139. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe find in her room when she and Henry get back from the hospital?
All of Wil's prized possessions and Wil asleep on her bed, pg 219
140. In the book Wild Things, what did Bessie give Wil?
$200, pg 220
141. In the book Wild Things, who was in the second in the second photograph that Wil left in the cigar box?
A picture of his parents on their wedding day, pg 222
142. In the book Wild Things, who was the man in the wedding picture?
Zoe's dad, pg 223
143. In the book Wild Things, what did Zoe figure out from the picture of her dad and Wil's mom?
Will is her half brother, pg 223
144. In the book Wild Things, how did Wil leave town?
On the motorcycle, pg 224
145. In the book Wild Things, where did Wil leave sister?
Inside the church, pg 225
146. In the book Wild Things, which of Henry's sculptures sold first at Lillian's art show?
Crazy Deflector Wild Thing, pg 226
147. In the book Wild Things, what color did one of the buyers at the art show want Henry to paint one of the sculptures?
Hot pink, pg 226
148. In the book Wild Things, what did Zoe read to Bessie while she was in the hospital?
Zoe's journals, pg 227
149. In the book Wild Things, what was the name of the sculpture Henry gave Zoe for Christmas?
Wild Thing, pg 228
150. In the book Wild Things, who did Zoe dedicate her memoir to?
Henry, pg 228
151. In the book Wild Things, what happened to Bessie while Henry and Zoe were in New York?
She died, pg 232
152. In the book Wild Things, who comes to see Zoe unexpectedly after Bessie's funeral?
Hargrove, pg 236
153. In the book Wild Things, what does Hargrove give back to Zoe at Bessie's funeral?
Her journal, pg 236
154. In the book Wild Things, what was the one thing Wil took with him?
The book about the Japanese boy who drew cats, pg 239
155. In the book Wild Things, what does Zoe say Wil knows because he took the book with him?
He knows he's one of them, pg 240