1. In what ways the coloration and illustrations are significant in the story?
2. The story was written a few years after the Chicago World Fair in which Baum visited. What influences Baum to write such story? How is the story related to the fair?
3. How did Baum reflect the ideas and values of the early nineteenth century in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz?
4. Fairy tales usually have happy ending. What could have been a better alternative ending of the story?