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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 trick did Gilly play at her previous school?

2. What does Gilly play on Mrs. Trotter's piano?

3. In chapter 2, what does Gilly think her mother's reaction would be if she found out about Gilly's situation at dinner?

4. Why is Gilly plotting something?

5. After dinner, what does Mrs.Trotter suggest Gilly do for Mr. Randolph?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Mr. Evans, Gilly's new principal, explain about the class he is putting Gilly into?

3. In the beginning of Chapter 1, what is learned about Gilly Hopkins' time in the foster system?

4. What is Gilly thinking after meeting her new foster mother, Mrs. Trotter?

5. What goes through Gilly's mind when she thinks about her last foster parents getting rid of her?

6. What do Gilly and Agnes have in common?

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

8. What unpleasant memory does Gilly have when she thinks about Mrs. Trotter overprotecting William Ernest?

9. What is Gilly's first impression of Agnes Stokes, the girl she meets at recess on her second day in her new school?

10. What is upsetting to Gilly after she plays her joke on Miss Harris?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Have the students write an essay about Mr. Randolph's apparent fear that his son will make him move in with him. Why is he so determined to stay on his own? Aren't his blindness and age reasons enough he should move in with someone who can look after him? Is he grasping to his last shred of independence? Is this common among elderly, or is this just one man's stubbornness?

Essay Topic 3

In an essay explain the exchange of letters between Gilly, William Ernest, Mrs. Trotter, and Miss Harris. What do the letters say about the people writing them? Why does Gilly feel she must lie about her new life?

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