Questions for I Survived: Chicago Fire

I Survived: The Great Chicago Fire, 1871 by Lauren Tarshis

Chapter 1

  1. Where did the fire start?
  2. Where is Oscar from?

Chapter 2

  1. How long ago did Papa die?
  2. What is Mr. Morrow’s job?

Chapter 3

  1. What is the bad smell in Chicago?
  2. Why didn’t the bullet kill Papa?
  3. What happened to Oscar’s suitcases?

Chapter 4

  1. What thing in his suitcase is Oscar most sad to lose?
  2. How many firemen are in Chicago?
  3. Who does Oscar see outside the Palmer House Hotel?

Chapter 5

  1. What is the girl with braids named?
  2. What does Bruno love?
  3. What are the “red snowflakes” ?

Chapter 6

  1. How many people died in the fire near Castle?
  2. Where are Jennie and Bruno?

Chapter 7

  1. How did Oscar open the stuck door?
  2. Why did Oscar fall down?

Chapter 8

  1. Who helps Oscar out of the house?
  2. Where does Oscar think they will be safe?

Chapter 9

  1. What are the dogs doing and what are the rats doing in the fire?
  2. What does Jennie put on Bruno’s head? why?
  3. Why don’t the firefighters stand a chance?

Chapter 10

  1. What was Jennie’s mother’s job?
  2. What happened to her mother?
  3. What happened to her father?

Chapter 11

  1. Will Otis let Jennie quit the gang?
  2. What does Otis pull out of his jacket?
  3. What does Otis do to Oscar?

Chapter 12

  1. What happened to the Palmer House hotel?
  2. Who called Oscar’s name?

Chapter 13

  1. Where is Oscar’s mother?
  2. Why isn’t the bridge safe?

Chapter 14

  1. Can Oscar swim?
  2. Can Mr. Morrow swim?
  3. Who is waiting at Mr. Morrow’s house?

Chapter 15

  1. Who was the leader of Otis’s gang?
  2. What did the police find in Kildair’s house?
  3. Who likes to help Mama bake now?
  4. What will Bruno finally get?