Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why does Adeline come home with a medal on her uniform?
Adeline comes home with a medal on her uniform because she won it for leading the class academically her first week in kindergarten. She can wear the medal for seven days.
2. Where is Adeline's mother?
Adeline's mother came down with a high fever three days after Adeline was born and died when Adeline was two weeks old.
3. Why does the family consider Adeline to be bad luck?
Adeline's siblings consider Adeline to be bad luck because their mother died giving birth to her. If it weren't for her, their mother would still be alive.
4. Name Adeline's siblings and their ages at the time of her birth.
Adeline's oldest sibling is Big Sister, who is six and a half years old at the time of her birth. She is followed by Big Brother, who was five when Adeline was born; Second Brother who was four and Third Brother who was three.
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