Mrs. Merrimac's Jeopardy Game for Cricket In Times Square
Bellinis for 100 Where do the Bellinis work? Times Square Subway
Bellinis for 200 What does Mama Bellinis think about Chester? She thinks he is an ugly, dirty insect that carries gerns.
Bellinis for 300 Where is the Bellinis newsstand? Times Square subway station
Bellinis for 400 How does Chester’s “chirping” help the Bellinis? It attracts crowds and they buy newspapers.
Bellinis for 500 What is Mama Bellinis favorite type of music? Opera – especially Italian
Smorgasbord for 100 Why did Mario go to China Town? To buy a cricket cage or to find out what crickets eat.
Smorgasbord for 200 Why is it unusual that Tucker and Harry are friends? Mice and cats are usually enemies.
Smorgasbord for 300 How does Chester learn his songs? By listening to the radio.
Smorgasbord for 400 What does Tucker use as a pillow when he sleeps in the cricket cage? Mama’s earring.
Smorgasbord for 500 What started the fire at the Bellinis’ newsstand? Tucker was dancing and knocked over a box of matches.
Vocabulary for 100 What does it mean to scrounge? To gather by scavenging or to look through what others have left over.
Vocabulary for 200 What is a jinx? Someone who brings bad luck
Vocabulary for 300 What is eavesdropping? To listen secretly to what others are saying.
Vocabulary for 400 What is an amateur Someone who lacks experience or competence; not a professional
Vocabulary for 500 What is an entomologist? Someone who studies insects.
Chester for 100 How did Chester end up in the Times Square subway station? He jumped into someone’s picnic basket and was carried on a train.
Chester for 200 How did Mario find Chester He heard Chester chirping in the corner
Chester for 300 Why did Mama Bellini think that Chester was a jinx? Mama said he ate the two dollars and started the fire.
Chester for 400 What two kinds of games did Mario and Chester like to play? Leap frog and Hide and Seek.
Chester for 500 How does Chester make music? He rubs his wings together causing the ridges to vibrate.
Money for 100 How much did Mario pay of the cricket cage? 15 cents
Money for 200 How did Tucker mouse get his life savings? He scrounged coins that people had dropped.
Money for 300 Why were the Bellinis in danger of going broke? The newsstand was not attracting much business so the Bellinis were not making much money.
Money for 400 Who helped Chester replace the two dollars that he had eaten? Tucker gave them his savings. He an Harry brought the coins to the newsstand one evening
Money for 500 Why did the Bellinis leave the drawer to the cash register open and lock the whole thing with a big wooden cover? The drawer became stuck once and the family was unable to access the money. This was all the money the family had.