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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Comprehension Questions

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

Teachers, utilize this lesson to confirm your students' comprehension. Assign What Do You Think About All of This questions to further enhance their analytical skills. This lesson may be used in a traditional classroom or online environment.

Greg and His Family

  • Who is Greg? Use five descriptive words to describe him.
  • What does Greg do to pass the time in the beginning of the book? How does his Dad react to his hobby? How does his mom feel about it?
  • Is Greg and his family rich or poor? Use specific quotes from the book to support your answer.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Heffley require Greg to pay back Mr. Jefferson. Do you think they are justified in doing so? Why or why not?
  • Describe Greg's relationship with his brother. Do their parents treat them differently? Explain.
  • Greg has an upcoming birthday, what does he put on his birthday list? What does this say about his personality?
  • Greg appears to get himself in trouble throughout the book. Explain.
  • Who is Heather Hills? Does Greg like her as a friend, or does he have a crush on her?
  • Compare and contrast Greg and Rowley's relationship with their fathers. If you were a character in this book, who would you choose to be your father? Why?
  • What secret, and lie, did Grandpa hold from Mr. Heffley? How did this make Mr. Heffley feel? How does Mr. Heffley react?

The Adventures of Greg and Rowley

  • Describe Rowley's friendship with Greg in the beginning of the book. Do they remain friends throughout the entire book? Explain.
  • Why do Greg and Rowley need to get jobs? What options does Greg consider for repayment? How would you suggest they handle the situation?
  • Do you think Greg is a bad influence in his relationship with Rowley? Why or why not?
  • Mrs. Heffley and Mrs. Jefferson devise a plan to get Greg and Rowley back together. Describe the plan and explain what happens. Does everything go perfectly? Why or why not?

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