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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. What does Gilly do by the third week in October?

2. What does Mrs. Trotter say about making friends with Gilly?

3. In Chapter 7, what is Gilly's last desperate gesture?

4. What is written on the note Agnes gives to Gilly when they walk home from school together?

5. What does Gilly make for William Ernest?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gilly do at recess on the playground?

2. What analogy does Gilly use to describe Miss Harris's seeming lack of emotions?

3. What makes Gilly change her mind and comb her hair for her first day of school?

4. Why is Gilly concerned when her grandmother promises to get her out of the Trotter foster home?

5. What is Gilly trying to explain to Miss Ellis about her mother's post card?

6. Why does Gilly slam the book shut after she begins reading poetry to Mr. Randolph?

7. What is Gilly trying to teach William Ernest and why?

8. Why does Gilly choose her uncle's bedroom over her mother's?

9. What does Miss Harris tell Gilly about her given name, Galadriel, and how does Gilly respond when her new teacher asks to call her by that name?

10. Why does Gilly become so upset when she learns about Mrs. Trotter's regular dinner guest, Mr. Randolph?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain what Gilly sees about William Ernest that no one else seems to see. Why does Gilly think he's being overprotected? What does she do about it? How does she explain this to Mrs. Trotter?

Essay Topic 2

In an essay explain the effect leaving has on Gilly. What happens when she has a nightmare the night before she is to leave? What does Mrs. Trotter do and say to help her with the adjustment of moving? What does this tell readers about Mrs. Trotter and Gilly's relationship dynamics?

Essay Topic 3

In an essay, explain what happens when Gilly finally realizes her grandmother showed up because of the letters Gilly wrote her mother. How does Gilly handle this? Is she worried?

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