Ch 5-9The Lightning Thief Analysis Questions CH 5

“The Lightning Thief”
Analysis Questions
1. What does the blond girl ask Percy as she's feeding him pudding?
2. What is strange about the man who is guarding Percy as he sleeps?
3. Why does Grover say he retrieved the Minotaur horn?
4. How does Percy feel after he tries the strange drink?
5. As he's gazing out from the front porch, what surprises Percy about the summer camp?
6. Describe Mr. D. Anticipate: Will he be a hero or a villain? Why?
7. What does Percy find striking about Annabeth's appearance?
8. What clues help Percy guess Mr. D's identity?
9. What evidence does Chiron use to prove that the Greek gods are in America?
10. According to Chiron, what is the big question that everyone wants answered? Take a guess: what's the answer?
1. What does Percy noticed about the farm house as he walks away from it? What bothers him about the attic?
2. Why does Percy feel guilty about Grover getting in trouble?
3. Why do you think Percy asks Chiron about the Underworld? He says: "The beginnings of an idea – a tiny, hopeful
fire – started forming in my mind." What does he mean?
4. Based on the description, what Greek god is cabin three dedicated to?
5. Why is Annabeth upset with Percy after they leave Cabin Eleven?
6. How does Annabeth know that Percy is "one of us"?
7. Percy says the big girl from the Ares cabin reminds him of Nancy Bobofit. Is Clarisse like Nancy? Why or why not?
8. Why doesn't Percy want Annabeth's help when he gets into the fight with Clarisse?
9. What happens to Clarisse and her friends in the bathroom?
10. How does this incident change Annabeth's attitude toward Percy?
1. Who are Annabeth's parents?
2. What does it mean to be "undetermined"?
3. Why are some kids summer campers and others year-'rounders? Which would you rather be?
4. What do the beads mean on Annabeth's necklace?
5. Why is Annabeth frustrated when she and Percy talk about quests?
6. Why does Luke feel bitter?
7. Why does Percy ask for a blue Coke at dinner?
8. What does Percy wish for as he puts his dinner into the fire?
9. In what way does Percy feel different once he gets to the bonfire?
Why are the counselors having a hard time deciding who Percy’s Olympian parent is?
How does Percy surprise everyone during his first sword class? How do you think he was able to do this?
According to Grover, why did the “Big Three” gods swear never to have any more children?
Why does the story about Thalia make Percy feel “hollow and guilty”?
In capture-the-flag, why does Percy feel like he’s being left out of the action?
How does Percy manage to overcome the kids from Ares’s cabin?
What was Annabeth’s plan to win the flag?
Why does Annabeth make Percy stand in the water?
What does Chiron say about how the hellhound got into camp?
When you find out Percy’s true identity, are you surprised or did you see it coming? What clues were given
earlier in the book?
Why does Percy feel miserable once he gets his own cabin?
Based on the newspaper article Percy finds under his door, what is happening in the real world while Percy
is in camp?
What is the master bolt?
Why does Zeus think Percy stole the bolt?
Why can’t the gods retrieve the bolt themselves?
What bothers Percy about the Oracle’s prophecy?
According to Chiron, what evidence suggests that Hades stole the lightning bolt?
Why does Percy have to travel overland?
What will happen on the summer solstice if the lightning bolt is not returned?
What is unusual about the storm that moves in over camp?
The Lighting Thief
Ch. 7
____1. How many years has Annabeth been at Camp Half-Blood?
A. one
B. five
C. three
D. seven
____2. Why do you think many of the people in cabin 11 looked alike?
A. They are all related.
B. They have to look alike to join cabin 11.
C. Everyone at the camp looks alike.
D. A mist makes it appear like they look alike.
____3. Why is Annabeth so hopeful that Percy is “the one?”
A. So she can marry him.
B. So she can have a contest with “the one.”
C. So she can go on a quest.
D. So Luke will finally be happy.
____4. Why did Percy ask for Blue Cherry Coke?
A. It tastes better.
B. That was all they had.
C. In memory of his mom.
D. To see if he could.
____5. Why would the campers make burnt offerings to the Gods?
A. So they don’t eat too much.
B. To show respect to the gods.
C. It was just a tradition.
D. The food wasn’t that good.
____6. Which sentence best hints at the fact that there are big changes in store for Percy?
A. “That was my first day at Camp Half-Blood.”
B. “I didn’t realize how exhausted I was until I collapsed on my borrowed
sleeping bag.”
C. “We all headed down to the amphitheater where Apollo’s cabin led a singalong.”
D. “I’d wish I’d known how briefly I would get to enjoy my new home.”
The Lighting Thief
Ch. 8
Match each cause with its effect. You may use your book for assistance.
EFFECT (what happened)
___1. Percy is not good at any sport.
A. Poseidon is his dad.
___2. Percy knocked the sword out
B. Percy was stationed by the
of Luke’s hand.
___3. No sword seems balanced in
C. Some cabins at camp are
Percy’s hand.
___4. Thalia is Zeus’ daughter.
D. Luke easily defeats Percy.
___5. Thalia sacrificed herself to
E. No one knows who his dad is.
save her friends.
___6. Some gods aren’t supposed to have any children.
F. Zeus pitied her and turned her
into a pine tree.
___7. A green trident appears over
the flag.
Percy’s head.
___8. They wanted to trick Clarisse.
___9. Clarisse’s gang surrounds Percy.
___10. Annabeth wore a Yankee’s cap.
G. Annabeth’s team won capture
H. Three Furies chase her.
I. Annabeth becomes invisible.
J. Luke stares at Percy with