The Polar Express: Book Characters & Summary

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What do you call the person who is always responsible for telling the story?

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1. In The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg, what is the reason the narrator's friend had for not believing in Santa?

2. In The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg, how does the narrator get invited to the North Pole?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet includes questions on key plot details of The Polar Express and the characters involved in them. Using this assessment, you can get a read on how thoroughly you know the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet contains questions on these aspects of The Polar Express:

  • The name of an individual who tells the story
  • Why the narrator's friend doesn't believe in Santa
  • The manner in which the narrator is invited to the North Pole
  • How the boy initially gets the sleigh bell and has it returned to him after losing it

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important details from the lesson on the plot of The Polar Express
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the label associated with the individual who tells the story
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read about the reason the narrator's friend doesn't believe in Santa and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To further examine the story, you can check out the adjoining lesson called The Polar Express: Book Characters & Summary. This lesson consists of these learning goals:

  • Familiarize yourself with the use of flashback in the story
  • Explore the significance of the story's ending
  • Know how the characters relate to each other
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