Stone Fox John Gardiner 1. Why does Grandfather need $500? To pay the back taxes on the farm so he won’t lose it. 2. What is Little Willy going to do to get $500? Enter a 10 mile dog race and win the reward 3. Does Willy win the race? Yes, the Stone Fox lets him 4. How does Searchlight (Willy’s racing dog) die? Her heart burst 5. Where does little Willy live? In Wyoming 6. What kind of farm is it? A potato farm 7. Does Grandpa die? No 8. What place was Willy in when he saw his Grandpa? First place 9. What are three bad things that are bad for Willy? Sick Grandfather, needs money, and dog died 10. What season does the story take place in? Winter 11. What was the Indian’s name? Stone Fox 12. Who was Stone Fox? He was a Shoshone Indian who entered the dog sled race to get money to buy back land that white men had taken from the Indians. He had never talked to a white man. He had also never been beaten in a race. 13. How did he get to school? His dog, Searchlight, pulled the wooden sleigh that his Grandfather had bought from the Indians 14. What did Little Willy think when he first saw Grandpa in his bed? That he was playing a trick 15. What was the Doctor’s name? Dr. Smith 16. How many Samoyeds does Stone Fox own? 5 17. What did Stone Fox do so that Willy would win the race? Searchlight dies so Stone Fox makes a line and tells Little Willy to cross it but tells the other contestants if they crossed it, he would shoot them 18. How did Willy win the race? Willie carried his dog the last 10 feet across the finish line. 19. How did Willy pay for his entrance fee ($50) for the race? He used his college savings from the bank 20. What is the message that Clifford Snyder leaves with his grandfather and Little Willy? If Grandfather doesn’t pay the $500 in back taxes, he loses the farm.
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