Ella Enchanted By Gail Carson Lavine wary cautious menagerie • A collection of live wild animals on exhibition docile • Peaceful, calm succumb • To submit to an overpowering force or yield to a desire bestow • To present as a gift or an honor, grant, bequeath, donate ravenous • Extremely hungry, famished, starving Spectacle • An unusual or impressive public display Impertinence • Rude, insolent, saucy malice • Ill will, • Desire to cause injury or distress to another Inaudible • Not capable of being heard ferocity • Fierce, savage, extremely intense interrogate • To question formally Comprehension Questions: Chapters 1-3 1. Is Lucinda’s “gift” a gift or a curse? 2. Why does Ella say that the gift is dangerous? 3. What happens to Ella if she tries to disobey an order? 4. Describe Ella’s relationship with her father. 5. Why did Ella’s mother get so sick when Ella gets better? 6. What does Mandy reveal about herself to Ella after Ella’s mother dies? Chapters 4-5 7. Why wouldn’t Mandy do big magic? 8. Who was the only fairy that would do big magic? 9. List adjectives that best describe Lucinda. Why did you choose those adjectives? 10. Describe Dame Olga’s daughters. 11. What does Mandy tell Ella about Ella’s family line? 12. Why is Ella’s father sending her away? Where is he sending her? Chapter 5 13. How does Ella feel about her father? How does he feel about her? What evidence do you have to support your answer? 14. Why doesn’t Ella’s father know about her curse? 15. Why does Mandy advise Ella not to let him find out? 16. What two presents did Mandy give Ella before she left? Chapters 6 - 8 17. Why are ogres so dangerous? 18. Where in chapter 7 do you see an instance of foreshadowing? 19. How does Hattie figure out that Ella had to obey her commands? 20. Why doesn’t Hattie tell anyone? 21. What was special about the book Mandy gave Ella?