Short Essay Questions Key
1. In the beginning of the novel, what is Maurice's class doing? Why does Mr. Ducie want to speak with Maurice?
In the beginning of the novel, Maurice's class is taking a yearly walk outside. Mr. Ducie wants to talk to Maurice because he is graduating.
2. When Mr. Ducie talks to Maurice in Chapter 1, what does he talk about? What does he do to help illustrate his point?
When Mr. Ducie talks to Maurice in Chapter 1, he talks to him about sex. He draws pictures in the sand to help illustrate his point.
3. How old is Maurice when Mr. Ducie talks to him on the beach? What is Maurice's reaction to Mr. Ducie's talk?
Maurice is 14 years old when Mr. Ducie talks to him on the beach. Maurice's reaction to Mr. Ducie's talk is boredom because he has never felt the feelings that Mr. Ducie is talking about.
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