• The Drummer Boy of Shiloh              Discussion Questions Name____________________Date_____________Block____

                           

    Please answer the following in complete sentences.

     

    1.  Why are the men unable to sleep?

     

    The men are unable to sleep because ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    2.  Why does Joby have trouble sleeping?

     

    Joby has trouble sleeping because ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    3.  What do the soldiers have that Joby does not have?

    The soldiers have________________,but all that Joby has is a ______________.

     

    What does he hope will happen if he lies very still in the morning?

    If Joby lies very still in the morning, _________________________________________________________________________________________________.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    4.  Who catches the boy crying?

     

    The______________  catches Joby crying.

     

    What does he say about Jobys crying?

     

    He says that _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    5.  Why did the general himself cry the night before?

     

    The general cried himself to sleep the night before because

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    6.  To what animal does the general compare the young soldiers?

    The general compares the young soldiers to ____________________.

     

     For what does the general need the drummer boy?

    The general needs the drummer boy to

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

     

     

     

    7.  How important is Joby to the army?

    Joby is_____________important to the army.

     

    In what ways does the drummer boy control the mood of the troops?

    The drummer boy controls the mood of the troops by ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    8.  What concerns the general about his army?

    The general is concerned about

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    9.  What does the general ask the boy to imagine?

    The general asks the boy to imagine

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    10.  What does Joby do after the general gets up?

    After the general gets up, Joby

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________

    How do you know that Joby now feels that his job as drummer has more importance?

    Joby now feels that his job as a drummer has more importance because

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________