October Sky Comprehension Questions Chapter 7-epilgue Chapters 7-9 1) Why does the school work get a lot harder in the beginning of the school year? 2) What is the rule Sonny’s Dad has about the getting supplies for cape Coalwood? 3) Where do Sonny and the boys post the announcements about the next launch? 4) What is Sonny’s crew’s new nickname? 5) What does Jack Mosby show Sonny on the roof? ANSWERS 7-9 1) To compete with the Russians. 2 ) No company supplies—no rockets in the town 3) Town store 4 ) Rocket boys 5) Telescope- planets • Questions 10-13 • What do O’Dell and Roy Lee try to take from the mule barn? • What do they ask Miss Riley for? • What job does Dad want Sonny to have? • What did Sonny get for Christmas? • Sonny goes to school when he’s not to supposed to, what does he get for going to school? List two women who help him, one way or another Answers 10-13 1) Telephone wires 2) A book about rocketry 3) Mine engineer 4) Signed picture of vonn Braun 5) Miss Riley- A book and he has to do the science fair • Dorothy-kisses him • Geneva Eggers- dries his clothes and makes him toast. Dorothy’s mother gives him a ride • Miss Bryson gives him the book. Chapters 14-21 • Who takes the Sonny’s slot for the calculus class? • Why does Quentin want to do the Science Fair? • How does Jim betray Sonny? • How does the mine tragedy personally effect Sonny? • What happens with O’Dell’s money making project? How much money to they earn? Chapters 14-21 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Dorothy It will give everyone a chance to go to college He start to date Dorothy It kills Mr. B- Dad loses an eye They try to dig out scrap metal, Sonny get’s hurt and they only earned $4 but the doctor charged them $5. Chapter 22-25 • What happens to the Hickman’s house? How does Dad react? • Why does Calvin chase Sonny down in the street? • What happened to Daisy May? • What does Sonny say to John F Kennedy? • What happened to Sonny’s rocket at the National Science Fair? Chapter 22-25 ANSWERS • What happens to the Hickman’s house? How does Dad react? A bullet breaks the window---he acts like it’s no big deal • Why does Calvin chase Sonny down in the street? – he wants to talk to him about getting a job • What happened to Daisy May?--- she’s killed • What does Sonny say to John F Kennedy?---- He asks about going to the moon. • What happened to Sonny’s rocket at the National Science Fair? The pieces get stolen. Chapter 26-epilogue • Who was valedictorian? • Who launched the final rocket? • How did BCMA finally go to space? Chapter 26- epilogue ANSWERS • Dorothy • Dad • One of the Auk nozzle are launched into space on the Space shuttle Columbia.