The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Chapter 16 The Magic Art of the Great Humbug

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ~ Chapter 16 “The Magic Art of the Great Humbug”

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 16 ~ The Magic Art of the Great Humbug.

Summary of Chapter 16 ~ The Magic Art of the Great Humbug

The Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Lion each visit the Great Oz to receive the gift he promised for killing the Wicked Witch of the West. The Great Oz gives the Scarecrow a bran-new brain; opens the Tin Woodman to give him a heart; and provides the Lion with a liquid that will give him courage after drinking it.

The Great Oz worries about how he is now going to help Dorothy get home to Kansas.

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Teaching Materials for Chapter 16 ~ The Magic Art of the Great Humbug

Vocabulary

bran [noun] ~ the outer layer of wheat and other cereal grains. Bran is left after the grain is ground and the flour or meal is sifted out.

Then he entered the back room and took up a measure of bran, which he mixed with a great many pins and needles. Having shaken them together thoroughly, he filled the top of the Scarecrow’s head with the mixture and stuffed the rest of the space with straw, to hold it in place.

When he had fastened the Scarecrow’s head on his body again he said to him, “Hereafter you will be a great man, for I have given you a lot of bran-new brains.”

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 gaunt [adjective] ~ very thin and bony; lanky, lean, scrawny

fulfillment [noun] ~ the condition or quality of being fulfilled; satisfaction

The Scarecrow was both pleased and proud at the fulfillment of his greatest wish, and having thanked Oz warmly he went back to his friends

Comprehension Questions

  1. Which character’s request is going to be the most difficult for Oz to give?
    1.  Scarecrow’s brain
    2. Tin Woodman’s heart
    3.  Lion’s courage
    4.   Dorothy’s trip to Kansas
  1. A good title for Chapter 16 could be __..
    1.   Promised Gifts
    2. Brains for Scarecrow
    3.   Dorothy’s Trip
    4.   Oz’s Secret
  2. What did Dorothy tell the Scarecrow as he left to go to the Throne Room to receive his brains?
  3. Sequence these events in order by numbering them in the order in which they occurred in the story.
    ____ The Lion drank a liquid.
    ____ Oz was pleased when he said, “How can I help being a humbug when all these people make me do things that everybody knows can’t be done?”
    ____ The Scarecrow receives bran-new brains.
    ____ Oz cut a hole in the Tin Woodman’s chest to place his heart.

    Explain the humor in these lines.

    1. When he had fastened the Scarecrow’s head on his body again he said to him, “Hereafter you will be a great man, for I have given you a lot of bran-new brains.”
      “Why are those needles and pins sticking out of your head?” asked the Tin Woodman.
    2. “That is proof that he is sharp,” remarked the Lion.
    3. A pun is a humorous play on words based on two words that are close in sound but different in meaning. Which (#5 or #6) contains a pun? 

    Skills

     

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2 comments

    • Amberly Keohuloa on November 7, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Having a hard time downloading chapter 12. Please assist.

    1. Here is the direct link: http://bookunitsteacher.com/reading_oz/oz12.pdf

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