The Wind in the Willows: Summary, Characters & Author


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In The Wind in the Willows, why does Rat take Mole under his care at first?

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1. Mr. Toad, a character in The Wind in the Willows, seems like a great guy. Which of these represents his biggest problem?

2. In The Wind in the Willows, how does Rat react when he realizes Mole has gone missing in the snowstorm?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Wind in the Willows is a story about friendship and adventure. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of this story. The quiz will ask you questions about the moment when Mr. Toad realizes what great friends he has and where the author got the idea for the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The initial reason for Rat taking Mole under his care
  • Mr. Toad's biggest problem
  • Rat's reaction when he realizes Mole is missing in the snowstorm

Skills Practiced

These assessments will allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding where Grahame got the idea for this story and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Mr. Toad's realization of how great his friends are
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Mr. Toad's biggest problem

Additional Learning

To learn more about this children's book, review the accompanying lesson, The Wind in the Willows: Summary, Characters & Author. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the major characters of the story
  • Learn about Kenneth Grahame's life
  • Understand the lessons of the story