Discussion Questions on Horton Hears a Who

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					                     Discussion Questions on
                      Horton Hears a Who

1. At the beginning of the story, what was unusual about the speck of
   dust that blew past Horton?

2. What does Horton mean when he says, “A person’s a person no
   matter how small”? What can you learn from what he’s said?

3. Why did the monkeys take the clover to the eagle?

4. Give a reason why the other animals in the jungle would not
   believe Horton when he told them about Who-ville.

5. Use details from the story to describe where the eagle dropped the
   clover. Explain why it was a terrible choice.

6. How many clovers did Horton have to pick before he found the
   clover with Who-ville? Would you have looked that long if you
   had been Horton? Explain why or why not.

7. What did Horton tell the mayor of Who-ville he had to do so the
   clover wouldn’t be boiled in Beezle-Nut oil?

8. What is a shirker? Why was the shirker in Who-ville causing a
   serious problem? How did the shirker solve the problem?

9. Do you think Horton was more worried about himself being put in
   the cage or the Who-ville clover being boiled? What details in the
   story support your answer?

10. What was your favorite part of the story? Explain why it is your
  favorite part.