The Rabbit King: Kingdom Leporidae
Jim McEnroe www.therabbitking.com
Book Review - Questions

 

The Rabbit King

 

Kingdom Leporidae

 

 

The story of The Orphan Hare . . .

who became king!

 

 

Book Review - Teacher's Guide

 

English Edition

 

Questions

 

 

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The Rabbit King

 

Kingdom Leporidae

 

Book Review — Teacher's Guide

 

Answers Suggested by the Author

 

 

Questions

 

 

1) Why was Hare feeling hopeless and sad in the beginning of the story?

          From:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) What text portion, representing a metaphor, relates to Hare's emotional pain on page 2?

* Metaphor: Use of a word or phrase to describe, or represent, something else.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) What motivated Hare to change and start a new life?

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) What is the significance (meaning/importance) of the text; "he hopped the distance suffering great pain" on page 5?
 
 
    

 

 


5) What personal goals did Hare reach prior to the king discovering him eating his fruits and vegetables on page 6?

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) Why did the king and queen decide to adopt Hare, making him a prince?

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) Why did Kristina wear white on her wedding day?

      Suggested by the author - Not found in text.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8) What is the wedding tradition in the text and illustration on page 13?

     Kristina, The Princess Bride, wearing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9) What is a tricorn?

 
    

 

 

10) What is Royal Rabbit Day?

    

 

 

 

11) What is a coronation?

      

 

 

 

 
12) Many of the symbols of authority and rituals on Royal Rabbit Day described in the text of Chapter Three are based on what?
 

 

 

 
13) When does the actual crowning of a king take place: At the beginning, middle, or end of a coronation?
 
     

 

 

14) What are the traditional "heirlooms" presented to a king during an actual coronation?

 

 

 

 

 

 

15) What other important "Hareloom" was included with the treasure during the coronation of Prince Hare?

 

 

 

 

16) What is the significance (meaning) of the "emerald clusters" in the text and illustration on page 18?

 

 

 

 

 
17) Leporidae: What does it mean?

    

 

 

 
18) Where is "The Carrot Oath" engraved?
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
19) What does "The Carrot Oath" and "Royal Rabbit Creed" consist of?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20) What did Prince Hare become when he was anointed during his coronation on Royal Rabbit Day?

 

 

 

 
21) What was Hare presented with when he became a knight?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22) What does a coronation ring represent?

 

 

 

 

23) What is the center stone used in a coronation ring since the 13th Century.

 

 

 
 
24) What does the "pure sheen" emitting from "the jewel upon the scepter" and "brightest carrot the world had ever seen" represent on page 22?
 

 

 

 

 

25) What did The Coronation Ball make?

 

 

 

26) What was Hare's "fairy tale" that came true (became reality) on page 27?
Suggested by the author - Not found in text.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27) What does kindness mean to you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
28) What does compassion mean to you?
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
29) What does forgiveness mean to you?

 

  

 

 

 

 

      End of book


 

Other questions for review and discussion.

(Answers suggested by the author - Not found in text)
 
 
30) What is an important "motto" King Hare lives by?

     "The secret to life, more or less, is to think more about the future and less about the past". . . . King Hare.

 

Motto: A brief statement to express a principle, goal, or ideal.

 
 
31) What is the story based on?

 

 

 

 

32) What was the most important gift the king and queen gave The Orphan Hare when they adopted him?

      

 

 

 
33) What is the theme (moral) of the story?
      a) Happy are the hares who find their purpose in life.
        b) Overcoming adversity.
        c) Nobility takes many forms.

        

      

Other comments & notes: Essay?

 

 

·        What was the most important thing you learned from the story?

 

 

 

 

·        Questions & Discussion

 

 

 

Glossary:

 

  • Coronation: The act or ceremony of crowning a king.

 

  • Leporidae [lə′pȯr·ə‚dē] The family of hares and rabbits (Leporids): Derived from the word "Lepus"; hare in Latin. Subtitle: Kingdom Leporidae = Kingdom of hares and rabbits.

 

·       Metaphor: The use of a word or phrase to describe, or represent, something else.

 

  • Motto: A brief statement to express a principle, goal, or ideal.

 

 

 

·        The Golden Carrot: The root of all values, virtues, truths, and wisdom (Noble Rabbit Truths) in The Kingdom Leporidae. 

 

  • The Carrot Oath & Royal Rabbit Creed: Declaration: "I swear to every bun (everyone), as long as I shall live. I always will pursue the truth and unto others give: Liberty and life, to those who just deserve, and keep within our kingdom fresh veggies on reserve."

 

 

 Themes & Symbolism:

 

 

  • The Golden Carrot: The root of all values, truths, and wisdom in The Kingdom Leporidae. "The Golden Carrot" sprouts emerald clusters, which are a symbol of hope; love; reason; and wisdom: The essence of King Hare and The Kingdom Leporidae.

 

  • The Scepter: The "jewel upon the scepter" emits a pure sheen — from the brightest carrot, the world had ever seen! Lights darkness with hope, inspiration, love, kindness, compassion, joy, .etc.