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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 3, what does Mrs. Trotter tell William he should show Gilly?
2. What trick did Gilly play at her previous school?
3. What does Gilly decide about William Ernest after he learns to fly the plane?
4. What does Gilly to to frighten William Ernest?
5. What happens when Gilly tells William Ernest he is going to have to stand on her shoulders while she stands on the back of a chair?
Short Essay Questions
1. What makes Gilly change her mind and comb her hair for her first day of school?
2. What is Gilly's first impression of Agnes Stokes, the girl she meets at recess on her second day in her new school?
3. At the end of Chapter 5, why won't Gilly look over her shoulder at Mrs. Trotter?
4. What is Gilly's usual trick to get her teachers upset about her abilities?
5. In the beginning of Chapter 1, what is learned about Gilly Hopkins' time in the foster system?
6. What is upsetting to Gilly after she plays her joke on Miss Harris?
7. What does Gilly ask to be allowed to do that surprises Mrs. Trotter?
8. Why does Gilly become so upset when she learns about Mrs. Trotter's regular dinner guest, Mr. Randolph?
9. What does Gilly's social worker, Miss Ellis, try to explain to Gilly before they arrive at her new foster home?
10. What analogy does Gilly use to describe Miss Harris's seeming lack of emotions?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay about the time Gilly spends caring for Mr. Randolph, Mrs. Trotter, and William Ernest while they were ill. Why does she stay home from school to care for them? Does she just want to skip school or does she genuinely care about them? What changes are seen in Gilly as she cares for the three people?
Essay Topic 2
Have the students write an essay about Gilly resorting to stealing to get money to visit her mother. Does Gilly realize the consequences for stealing or just not care? Is stealing just part of her acting out, or is it something totally different? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Imagine Gilly's desperate need to live with her mother. Write an essay about her desperation and explain why it was so important to her. Is it normal after eight years, when she doesn't even remember her mother, to feel that way? What makes it worse for her?
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