Flashcards on Hound Dog True 5th Grade Novel Study

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potluck
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also known as supper; a meal for a large group of people to which participants bring various foods to be shared
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custodial
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responsible for or providing supervision and guardianship; also seeking to improve a job or cure
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apprentice
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a person who works for another for trade or to learn
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traitorous
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unstable or unsecured
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posterity
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the state of being successful
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disposition
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a person’s general or usual way of acting
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pursuit
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to secure or attain
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solitary
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being, living, or going alone or without companions
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matter-of-fact
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something fully true or factual
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pouty
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to show displeasure or disappointment; sulk
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postpone
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to put aside for a later time
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scrutiny
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a careful inspection or close examination
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deterioration
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to wear off or weaken
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instinct
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an inborn pattern or activity to act or do
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visage
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a face or facial expression
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impeccable
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faultless; perfect
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propriety
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the quality of behaving in a proper manner; obeying rules and customs
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expertise
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wisdom or expert skill of something
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versus
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against
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consequences
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events that follow an action
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lunge
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the act of moving forward suddenly
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nickname
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a name added or substituted for the proper name of someone
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mum
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silent; not saying a word
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taut
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tightly drawn; not slack
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potential
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capable of being or becoming; possible
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retain
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to recover or regain
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ponder
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to consider something deeply
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prognostication
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to predict the future
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prone
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having a natural tendency to do something
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Why does Mattie focus on the stickman on the ladder instead of the classroom?
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Mattie does this because she is worried about her new school.
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Why is Mattie and Mama staying with Uncle Potluck?
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They are going to help Potluck after his surgery.
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Why does Mattie plan to be a custodial apprentice once school starts?
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Because she would rather be with Potluck than be shy with new friends.
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During the summer, what does Mattie write in her notebook?
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She writes about her custodial wisdom.
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How does Quincy approach Mattie the second time?
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Quincy approches her by not scaring or surprising her, which Quincy made a joke about.
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What was Mama like on her first day as a nurse?
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She was scared but acted brave until she actually felt brave.
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How does Mattie use the expression \”Poor Moe\” to Quincy?
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Mattie uses it as a secret code for \”darn it\”.
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What does Mattie write down about Moe?
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Mattie writes down that when she was worried, she would twist Moe, the button, but one day it fell off in the washing machine.
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Why does Mattie try to remember everything Uncle Potluck told her about a pipe?
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Mattie had forgotten her notebook at home and wasn’t able to write things down that day.
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Why is Mattie upset when she finds her notebook out of her hiding place?
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Quincy was the last person in her house and Mattie thought she had read it.
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How did Potluck get his traitorous knee?
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He got it when chasing a dog in the army and one foot went in a hole while the other was still chasing the dog.
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How is Mattie locked in the Principal Bonnet’s office?
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She is locked in because she put the door knob on the wrong way.
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Why does Mattie think Uncle Potluck’s fall is her fault?
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She thinks this because she left the vacuum cord out and he tripped over it.
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What are small brave things Principal Bonnet does before she climbs a mountain?
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They include climbing small mountains and learning about climbing.
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How does Mattie’s decision to have a popsicle connect to the earlier chapter?
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It connects to the other chapter because when Principal Bonnet talked about small brave things, she said that someone afraid of popsicles would be brave to eat a one.
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Why do Mattie and Quincy act out a game called \”Moe vs Lint\”?
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Mattie and Quincy do this because when Quincy needed a sculpture to draw Moe, she asked Mattie to pretend to be Moe. They didn’t know how to end the story so they acted it out.
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How did Potluck get his nickname?
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He got it when stealing his own birthday cake and blaming it on a bear. His aunt said that he was unpredictable as a potluck dinner.
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What does Mattie learn about Mama when they talk on the tin can telephone?
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Mattie learns that it was not Quincy who read her book but Mama. She also learns that she might move away.
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Why does Principal Bonnet salute to Uncle Potluck, and what event does this connect to?
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Uncle Potluck always salutes to the picture of Principal Bonnet, and she has seen him do this.
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What small brave thing does Mattie do after Quincy leaves the house?
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Mattie goes out by herself to check on Quincy.
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What does Mattie tell the moon and how does Quincy react?
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Mattie tells the moon about Star. Quincy reacts by saying ‘Poor Moe’ and ‘You’re a great writer.’
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How does Mattie introduce herself to the class?
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Mattie says, \”I am Mattie Breen. I write stories.\”

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