Private Peaceful Short Essay - Answer Key

Michael Morpurgo
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1. At the novel's opening, who is Thomas Peaceful with and why is he determined not to sleep?

Thomas Peaceful is alone and is determined not to sleep this night because he doesn't want to waste any time dreaming.

2. At the novel's opening, what does Thomas Peaceful want to remember this night?

Thomas Peaceful has nearly eighteen years of yesterdays and tomorrows and he is determined to remember them all tonight.

3. What does Thomas remember about his first day of school?

Thomas remembers that he was worried about his first day of school, despite his mother's and his brother's attempts to make him feel better about it. His brother, Charlie, leads him to school on his first day, and promises to take care of him.

4. What happens when Thomas and Charlie arrive at school on Thomas' first day of school?

When they get to school on Thomas' first day, Thomas and Charlie are separated, as Charlie is one of the "Bigguns" and Thomas is one of the "Tiddlers."

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