The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Chapter 22

Download The Wizard of Oz Free Book Unit ~ Chapter 22.

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 22 ~ The Country of the Quadlings.

Summary of Chapter 22 ~ The Country of the Quadlings

The travelers come to a large hill. The Scarecrowstarts to cross first. He then hears a voice telling him that he is not allowed to cross. A strange creature appears. He is short and stout with no arms; however, his head can shoot out. As quick as lightning, the Scarecrow is knocked down. Hundreds of these creatures, known as Hammer-Heads, appear laughing at the Scarecrow’s fall.

The Lion becomes angry and dashes up the hill. He too is knocked down.  The Tin Woodman suggests a call to the Winged Monkeys is needed. They come and fly the group into the country of the Quadlings.

After a stop by a farm for a meal, the group reaches the Castle of Glinda and is admitted.

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Teaching Materials for Chapter 22 ~ The Country of the Quadlings


stout [adjective] ~ having physical strength; sturdy; thick

He was quite short and stout and had a big head, which was flat at the top and supported by a thick neck full of wrinkles.

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boisterous [adjective] ~ loud, unrestrained, and in high spirits; rowdy; rambunctious, riotous, tumultuous

A chorus of boisterous laughter came from the other rocks, and Dorothy saw hundreds of the armless Hammer-Heads upon the hillside, one behind every rock.

Comprehension Questions

  1. 1. The main conflict in Chapter 22 was solved when . . .

    1.  The group came to a hill of rocks.
    2. Glinda said she would receive the group.
    3.  The Winged Monkeys came.
    4.  Dorothy knocked on the farmer’s door.
  1. Number the events in the sequence in which they occurred in Chapter 22.

____ The farmer’s wife gave Toto a bowl of milk.
____ The Scarecrow rolled down the hill.
____ Glinda said she would receive the group.
____ Dorothy put on the Golden Cap.
____ The Hammer-Head knocked Lion down.

  1. A good title for Chapter 22 could be ___.
    1.  Hammer Heads
    2. Getting Through the South Country
    3.  Winged Monkeys
    4.  Glinda
  1. Write one simile that was used in Chapter 22.
  1. Name the place and its color for each country in the Land of Oz.
  1. Why do you think the author Baum chose these colors?


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