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