Numbers: Book 1 Short Essay - Answer Key

Rachel Ward
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1. Why does Jem feel partially guilty about her mother's death?

Jem feels partially guilty about her mother's death because she didn't know until that day that the numbers she sees are death dates. She wonders if she could have done something to prevent that death had she known better what the numbers meant.

2. What does Mr. McNulty say Jem will become in class one day, and why?

Mr. McNulty tells Jem that she will become a cleaning lady one day if she cannot learn to apply herself in his class, because that profession is for people who don't take school seriously.

3. What does Jem tell Mr. McNulty she wants to be when she grows up?

Jem tells Mr. McNulty that when she grows up she wants to be just like him, because she doesn't know what else to say to him when she sees the numbers of his death date flashing in front of her.

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