The Great Gilly Hopkins Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. How does Gilly make extra money between Sunday school and church?

2. What does William Ernest ask Gilly about her new home?

3. In Chapter 13, who makes the belated Thanksgiving dinner?

4. In Chapter 8, what does Gilly plan to do that Sunday after Mrs. Trotter settles town in front of the TV?

5. What does Gilly's grandmother want Gilly to call her?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Gilly's grandmother try to do as she prepares for her daughter's visit?

3. Who is the strange visitor while everyone is sick and why does she tell Gilly she is there?

4. How different is Gilly's new home from Mrs. Trotter's?

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

6. What is Mrs. Ellis's concern when she talks to Mrs. Trotter about Gilly's problems?

7. In Chapter 12, what futile thing does Gilly do after supper?

8. What does Gilly intend to do with all the money she has stolen?

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

10. In Chapter 14, what does Gilly write about in her letters to Mrs. Trotter and William Ernest?

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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