Rikki Tikki Tavi Study Guide 2014-2015
struggle between two opposing forces
turning point or most intense part of a story
open porch with a roof along the outside of a building
brave and determined
wet and dirty, muddy
crouch in fear
The setting of the story
India many years ago
How does Rikki Tikki Tavi come to live at Teddy’s house?
a summer flood washed him out of his burrow
How reader learns about Rikki’s character….
his actions, speech, thought, feelings, and reactions
The main conflict of the story is…
Rikki and the cobras
NOT a source of story conflict…
Darzee builds his nest high up in a tree
TRUE statement of conflict…
Which event causes the war in the story?
cobras decided to kill Rikki before he kills them
Darzee the tailorbird is afraid of:
Why does Nag hide in the bathroom?
He wants to surprise Rikki by attacking him in the house
If Teddy’s father had not used his__________, Rikki-tikki might have ________
Rikki’s character can be described as
Why is Rikki able to fight the large snakes?
He instinctively knows how to fight them
The climax of the story…
Rikki chases Nagaina into her burrow
Why is it unwise to follow a cobra into a hole?
the hole might allow the cobra to turn and strike
Darzee’s wife and Nagaina are similar because…
they take action when their husbands fail
The resolution of the story shows that…
Rikki gained experience fighting snakes and changed as he matured and grew
The event that does NOT help resolve the conflicts….
Darzee sings a mournful song
The animal characters seem human because…
they communicate with one another
Rikki fighting Nagaina to protect the human family is an example of….
character vs. character
Character vs. Character is….
an external conflict
Chuchundra being afraid to go out into the middle of the room is an example of…
character vs. himself
Character vs. himself is…
an internal conflict
Rikki is trying to decide how to go about fighting Nag in the bathroom is…
character vs self
Rikki gets washed out of his burrow by a high summer flood….
character vs nature
character vs nature is….
an external conflict