During which war did the story take place?
What was the name of the town that Nathan spent his summers in?
Who did Nathan stay with in Saybrook?
Uncle Elias & Aunt Sarah (on their farm)
How old is Nathan
Who does Nathan fear in town?
Butch Hyde - the town bully
What was Nathan fearful of and why?
Water 0 because he nearly drowned when he was 5
Who rescued Nathan when he was drowning?
His cousin David
When David returns to Saybrook what does he share with his family?
He had a secret project to build an underwater machine to attack the Redcoats.
Who works on the “Turtle”?
David, Nathan, and Ezra
When do the boys work on the “Turtle”?
In the middle of the night so they can work in secret.
What was one of the difficulties the boys had in building the “Turtle”?
They needed to find a way to light the inside of the “Turtle” so they could read the gauges and work the handles.
Nathan find a way to light the “Turtle”? What is it?
Nathan writes a letter to someone to help them find a better way to light the “Turtle”. Who is it?
By writing to Ben Franklin the wrong person finds out about the “Turtle”. Who is it?
Mr. Pratt - he is a Torry
Where do the boys take the “Turtle” to launch it?
New York Harbor
Who is supposed to drive the “Turtle” and why?
Ezra - he’s stronger than David and is not afraid of the water
When the boys get to New York, why does Nathan go off by himself?
He is searching for his dad who is a soldier in the Continental Army.
While searching for his dad what happens to Nathan?
He ends up joining up with a group of soldiers and finds himself in the middle of a battle.
Why did Nathan have to keep his age a secret?
Boys were not allowed to serve in the army (militia) until they were 15 years old.
What was the target of the “Turtle”?
Admiral Howe’s Flagship Eagle
What was Admiral Howe’s nickname?
Why did Ezra not pilot the “Turtle”?
He became sick with camp fever.
How did Nathan convince David to let him pilot the “Turtle”?
Nathan reminded David that he promised to help Nathan learn to be brave.
Why was Nathan not able to set the bomb in place?
Nathan was not able to screw the bomb in place because of metal on the bottom of the ship.
Did the “Turtle” ever get to do what the boys had planned?
They were never able to sink the ship but Nathan did drop the bomb and caused the British fleet to retreat.
Who was waiting for Nathan when he got off the “Turtle”?