Comprehension Questions for Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
1. Who was making a mess in the grocery store?
2. What did Opal name the dog?
1. What job does Opal’s father have?
2. Why does Opal’s father let her keep the dog?
1. What does Opal do to clean Winn-Dixie?
2. How are Opal and Winn-Dixie alike?
3. Why does Opal ask her father to tell her ten things about her mother?
1. What are the ten things Opal learns about her mother?
1. What does Winn-Dixie do when he is left alone?
2. What does Winn-Dixie do with the mouse when he catches it?
3. What does the preacher do?
1. Why does Winn-Dixie scare Miss Franny?
2. Does Miss Franny let Winn-Dixie come into the library?
1. What did Miss Franny get for her birthday when she was a girl?
2. What did the bear take with him when he left?
1. How is Opal going to get the money for Winn-Dixie’s collar and leash?
2. What does the parrot Gertrude do to show she likes Winn-Dixie?
1. What does Gloria give Opal and Winn-Dixie to eat?
2. Is Gloria Dump a witch? Describe Gloria.
1. What kind of tree does Opal plant?
2. Where does Winn-Dixie sleep?
1. What is Winn-Dixie afraid of?
2. What is a “pathological fear” ?
1. What happens when Otis plays his guitar and sings?
1. What three places does Opal go to every day?
2. Who thinks the Dewberry boys want to be friends with Opal?
1. Why did Gloria hang bottles in a tree?
2. How does Gloria say you should judge people?
1. What does Winn-Dixie do when Miss Franny has a fit?
1. What happened to Littmus’s home and family during the war?
1. What did Littmus do to bring something sweet to the world?
2. What do Littmus Lozenges taste like?
1. What book does Opal read to Gloria?
2. Who is Carson and what happened to him?
3. What does “melancholy” mean?
1. Why did Otis go to jail?
2. What does the Littmus Lozenge taste like to Sweetie Pie?
1. Who are the 7 people Opal invites to the party at Gloria Dump’s house?
1. What food and drink do Gloria and Opal make for the party?
2. What does Miss Franny bring?
3. What does Sweetie Pie bring?
4. What does Otis bring?
1. What 4 things does the preacher thank God for?
1. When it starts raining, what does Opal forget?
1. Why does the preacher cry?
2. Does the preacher think Opal’s mama will come back?
3. What did Opal’s mama leave behind went she left?
1. Where was Winn-Dixie?
2. What happens when Winn-Dixie smiles real big?
1. What does Opal tell her mother under the mistake tree?
2. What is everyone doing when the story ends?