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Turtle in Paradise

Practice questions for Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L Holm.
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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)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, after Turtle got Smokey out of Nana Philly's piano, what did she find
A cigar box (p. 126)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what was inside the cigar box that Turtle found inside Nana Philly's piano
A pile of shells, folded up piece of paper, and a gold coin (p. 126)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what was the folded piece of paper found in the cigar box
A kind of map (p. 126)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what was written on the map Turtle found in the cigar box
"This being where Black Caesar putte His Treaffure (p. 126)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Beans know the map showed
The Sponger's key with the cistern and the shack (p. 129)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did the kids tell Minnie they were doing when they went to look for the treasure
Fishing for conch so she could make conch stew (p. 131)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, whose boat did the kids take when they went looking for treasure
Johnny Cakes (p. 132)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, when at the little island, what was the first thing the kids needed to find on the map
A tree that looked like a Y (p. 134)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, when leaving the little island, what did Turtle trip on
A thick stone that ended up being the treasure (p. 136)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why couldn't the kids leave the island after they found the treasure
The boat wasn't there (p. 140)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what letter was carved on the stone that Turtle tripped on
C (p. 137)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, where did the kids sleep while they were stranded on the island
In the shack (p. 141)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Turtle put on her mosquito bites and sunburned face
Diaper rash formula (p. 145)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how did Turtle get Beans and Pork Chop to stop fighting
She said she saw a boat (p. 147)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, which of the kids were fighting while stranded on the island
Beans and Pork Chop (p. 147)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what do low clouds and sea foam mean
Big storms are coming (p. 148)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Turtle sing during the storm to push away her fear
The Shirley Temple song, "On the good ship" (p. 152)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who rescued the kids when they were stranded on the island
Ollie, Slow Poke, and Johnny Cakes (p. 157)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who was hit hard by the hurricane
The Upper Keys (p. 157)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why wasn't Poppy in the Upper Keys when the hurricane hit
He came home as soon as he heard the kids were missing (p. 157)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what was the news article about the kids treasure find
Gang of Charming Kids find Pirate Treasure Loot Worth $20,000" (p. 157)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what happened to the treasure
It was sold to an antiques dealer for $20,000 (p. 160)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, how was the money from the treasure divided up
First Johnny Cakes was paid back for his lost boat. Then it was split 6 ways—the 5 kids, plus Nana Philly (p. 160)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Turtle do with her share of the treasure money
She bought new shoes and put the rest in the bank (p. 160)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what is the secret diaper rash formula
Cornstarch (p. 161)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, when Too Bad joined the Diaper Gang, what because the new first rule
Shut up, already (p. 161)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Too Bad get to join the Diaper Gang
He saved their lives by overhearing where they were going to find the treasure (p. 161)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, why did Minnie let Smokey come back home
She realized another cat had made the mess in the laundry (p. 163)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what author did Turtle tell her island story to
Mr. Hemingway (p. 163)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who comes with Mama to see Turtle
Archie (p. 165)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, where did Mama want to build the Bellewood
In Georgia (p. 166)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, where did Turtle stay when her mom and Archie came to Key West
With them at the Key West Colonial Hotel on Duval Street (p. 168)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who is Turtle's dad
Slow Poke (p. 170)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, who told Turtle that Archie left Key West without them
Pork Chop (p. 172)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, where did Archie go when he left Key West
He hopped a boat to Cuba (p. 174)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, what did Archie take with him
Turtle's money (p. 174)
In the book, Turtle in Paradise, where did Turtle and her mom decide to stay after Archie took their money and went to Cuba
With Minnie (p. 174)