What does Phillip's father do for a living?
He works at an oil refinery to increase the produciton of aviation gas.
Why does Phillip's mother want him to stay near the house?
There is a war going on and it is not safe; she is worried about something happening to Phillip.
What did Phillip take out of the tool house and why?
He gets the hatchet to protect them from the Germans.
how did Phillip feel about leaving the island?
He was sadd about it because he loved the island & he didn't want to leave.
What form of transporatation did Phillip and his mother use to leave the island?
They took a boat, the S.S. Hato because his mother was afraid of flying.
What made Phillip realize that war was not exciting, but meant "death and destruction"?
The empire Tern was bombed while they were near the dock.
How did Phillip first describe Timothy?
Phillip thought that Timothy was ugly, had a flat nose, a broad face and a mass of gray hair.
What serious thing happens to Phillip while he is on the raft?
He goes blind and he has a horrible headache.
What did Timothy make and do to try and attract the plane?
He made a torch out of cloth & waved it and yelled at the plane to look at them.
Why did Phillip not want to go to the island?
There were no people, no water, and no food. He thought that it would be worse than the raft.
What are two things that scare Phillip on the island?
He was scared when Timothy left him alone and when Stew Cat left him alone to wander around the island.
Wehre does Timothy think they could be?
Devil's Mouth, which is bad news because there was coral around the island and boats can't get near the island.
What is one way they are going to try to be found?
They spelled out "HELP" with rocks, but Timothy didn't know how to spell it; Phillip had to tell him.
What happened to Phillip that caused him to change?
Timothy slapped him because Phillip was rude to him.
What does Phillip ask Timothy after he was rude to Timothy?
He asks Timothy to be his friend, and Timothy replied, "you've always been my friend."
Why did timothy put Stew Cat ont he raft for a while?
Timothy made a wooden Stew Cat and he wanted to get rid of the "jumbi" or bad luck.
why was Phillip scared about Timothy making him do things for himself?
He was afraid that timothy was going to die and leave him on his own.
What did Phillip do to try and help Timothy?
He put wet rags on his head and pulled him out of the water.
What did Timothy and Phillip head that sounded like a gun shot?
It was thunder from a hurricane that was headed toward the island.
What did Timothy and Phillip do during the storm?
timothy tied Phillip to the tree, then tied himself behind Phillip, so Phillip would be protected from the storm.
Where did Philip put the knife?
He put the knife in the tree because he realized that everything has to have an exact place for him to be able to find it.
What does PHillip realize about their smoke and what does he do about it?
the smoke was white, so it needed sea grap with oils in the leaves to make the smoke black, so it would show up against the sky.
What happens to Phillip's vision?
after 3 operations, he gets his sight back, but he has to wear glasses.