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What happened in Chapter 5 of The Phantom Tollbooth?
In Chapter 5, we deal with the aftermath of the Humbug and Spelling Bee’s fight, which resulted in all the words being mixed up. No one makes any sense! Officer Shrift comes to investigate the chaos. Officer Shrift accuses Milo and Tock the Watchdog of many crimes, beginning with Milo forgetting his birthday.
Is the Mathemagician still mad at Azaz?
The Mathemagician is still angry at his brother, and he shows Milo a letter filled with numbers that he had sent to Azaz. When he finds out that his brother has approved of this idea, the Mathemagician says he does not approve.
What did Milo Tock and Humbug eat at the royal banquet?
When Milo is asked to make a speech, he is interrupted by the king as soon as he begins to speak. This is because the king thought Milo’s speech was not interesting. When the Humbug makes his speech, Milo finds it strange that he says “roast turkey, mashed potatoes, and vanilla ice cream”.
What did Milo learn from the Humbug?
Milo learns different sorts of lessons from the Humbug, but the lessons come in the form of what notto do. These lessons mostly have to do with humility, since the Humbug is the most arrogant character in all of the Lands Beyond.
Who greets Milo and Tock at the word market?
Welcome to Dictionopolis They reach Dictionopolis, where they are greeted by a gateman, who asks them if they are buying or selling for Market Day. When Milo doesn’t understand, the gateman explains that they cannot get in without a reason, and that he may have an old one Milo can use.
What word does Milo ask the Spelling Bee to spell?
Milo asks the Spelling Bee to spell ‘vegetable’ because that word always troubled him at school.
How would you describe Milo in Phantom Tollbooth?
The main character of The Phantom Tollbooth, Milo, is an ordinary boy. He is also extremely bored and doesn’t like anything. Milo is a dynamic character who changes during the story. He goes on a grand adventure, and when he returns home, he no longer sees life as boring and is finally ready to enjoy his life.
What gifts did Milo get in Phantom Tollbooth?
From King Azaz, Milo gets a “box [with] all the words [the king] know[s]” (8.64). From Alex Bing, he gets a telescope that shows “things as they really are, not just as they seem to be” (11.25). From the Mathemagician he gets a pencil, his “own magic staff” (16.70).
What is Dictionopolis in Phantom Tollbooth?
Dictionopolis is the city of words in The Phantom Tollbooth. It contains the orchards, where words grow on trees, and the Word Market, where words are bought and sold. Milo meets many interesting people and creatures in Dictionopolis.
How old is Milo in The Phantom Tollbooth?
It’s the story of 10-year-old Milo, a boy who is bored by everything, who takes interest in nothing. He comes home from school one day to find a mysterious package in the middle of his room. He follows the enclosed instructions and assembles a purple tollbooth.
Who is tock in The Phantom Tollbooth?
Milo’s closest friend in the Lands Beyond, Tock, is a watchdog—a canine with a clock for a body. He spends most of his time patrolling the Doldrums, since so much time is wasted there, and decides to accompany Milo on his quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason.
How did Milo find the tollbooth?
Milo closes his eyes and pokes a finger at the map. When he opens his eyes to see where he had randomly chosen to go, he finds his finger pointed at Dictionopolis. Since he has nothing else to do, Milo drives slowly up to the tollbooth in his electric car, taking the map and the rule book with him.