The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Chapter 11

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This free book study for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is being offered in weekly installments. The best place to begin is with the introduction found here. This post contains teaching materials for  Chapter 11 ~ The Wonderful City of Oz.

Summary of Chapter 11 ~ The Wonderful City of Oz

Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Lion are told that they can all see the Great Oz but only one per day. Dorothy is led to a beautiful green room to spend the night. The next morning Dorothy and Toto go into the Throne Room to see Oz. He looks like a giant head. Oz tells Dorothy she must kill the Wicked Witch of the West before he will help her get back to Kansas.

After Dorothy first sees Oz, she tells her friends what he looks like. Scarecrow expects to see a giant head also. He is startled by the appearance of a beautiful lady. Oz tells the Scarecrow he must kill the Wicked Witch of the West. Oz is the one taken aback when Scarecrow questions him and says that he thought killing the Wicked Witch was Dorothy’s quest. He answers that he doesn’t care who kills the Witch as long as the job is done.

Next Tin Woodman goes to see Oz. He is not sure what to expect since Dorothy and Scarecrow have both relayed their visits. Woodman sees a terrifying beast. The Great Oz tells him to join Dorothy and Scarecrow in the quest to kill the Wicked Witch.

Finally Lion goes into the Throne Room. He acts bravely with a plan for besting the three forms of Oz. Lion meets a foe he can not best, a ball of fire.

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Teaching Materials for Chapter 11 ~ The Wonderful City of Oz


dominion [noun] ~ the area that a single ruler or government controls

“I am only a Scarecrow, stuffed with straw. Therefore I have no brains, and I come to you praying that you will put brains in my head instead of straw, so that I may become as much a man as any other in your dominions.”

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compel [verb] ~ to force or drive to do something

And if he is the lovely Lady, I shall pretend to spring upon her, and so compel her to do my bidding.

Comprehension Questions

  1. Why did Dorothy say, “I am Dorothy, the Small and Meek.”?
    1.   Dorothy thought that if she acted weakly the Great Oz would be more willing to help her.
    2.   Using this phrase was the custom in the Emerald City.
    3.   She wanted the Great Oz to know she was just a little girl.
    4.   These words are the opposite of the words the Great Oz used to describe himself.
  1. Check everything that was in the Throne Room.

___ beautiful lady
___ kitten
___ fountain
___ large windows
___ swing
___ terrible beast
___ sword
___ a great light
___ giant head
___ portraits
___ green throne
___ ball of fire

  1. Which of Oz’s forms was the most frightening?
  1. Why do you think this form was the most frightening?
  2. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion are all very different. What pulled this group of characters together?
  1. How was this group able to overcome the obstacles they confronted on their trip to Emerald City?


    • Constructed Response ~ Character ~ Oz
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3
    • Language Arts Skill ~ Prefix [uni-]
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4.b
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4.b
      • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4.b


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