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Analyzing a Character (Grade 7)

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Analyzing a Character

When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true, too. She had a little thin face and a little thin body. She had thin light hair and a sour expression.

Her hair was yellow, and her face was yellow because she had been born in India and had always been ill in one way or another. Her father had held a position under the English Government. He had also always been busy and ill himself. Her mother had been a great beauty who cared only to go to parties and amuse herself with gay people. She had not wanted a little girl at all. When Mary was born she handed her over to the care of an Ayah. The Ayah was made to understand that if she wished to please the Mem Sahib, she must keep the child out of sight as much as possible.

So when she was a sickly, fretful, ugly little baby she was kept out of the way. When she became a sickly, fretful, toddling thing she was kept out of the way also. She never remembered seeing familiarly anything but the dark faces of her Ayah and the other native servants. They always obeyed her and gave her her own way in everything, because the Mem Sahib would be angry if she was disturbed by her crying. So by the time she was six years old, she was as tyrannical and selfish a little pig as ever lived.

The young English governess who came to teach her to read and write disliked her so much that she gave up her place in three months. When other governesses came to try to fill it they always went away in a shorter time than the first one. So if Mary had not chosen to really want to know how to read books she would never have learned her letters at all.
1. 
In the first line of the passage, when it says Mary Lennox was disagreeable-looking, it means she was...
  1. Pretty
  2. Argumentative
  3. Ugly
  4. Tired
2. 
Which is NOT a detail used to describe why Mary Lennox looked the way she did?
  1. She was thin.
  2. She was yellow.
  3. She had been ill.
  4. She had a big nose.
3. 
Which detail shows how Mary Lennox's mother felt about her?
  1. Her mother had been a great beauty who cared only to go to parties.
  2. She had not wanted a little girl at all.
  3. when Mary was born she handed her over to the care of an Ayah.
  4. When she became a sickly, fretful, toddling thing she was kept out of the way also.
4. 
Which detail best describes the relationship Mary Lennox had with her parents?
  1. She never remembered seeing familiarly anything but the dark faces of her Ayah and the other native servants.
  2. So when she was a sickly, fretful, ugly little baby she was kept out of the way.
  3. Her father had held a position under the English Government and had always been busy and ill himself.
  4. They always obeyed her and gave her her own way in everything.
5. 
Which detail best shows WHY Mary Lennox became selfish and tyrannical?
  1. The young English governess who came to teach her to read and write disliked her so much that she gave up her place in three months.
  2. By the time she was six years old she was as tyrannical and selfish a little pig as ever lived.
  3. So if Mary had not chosen to really want to know how to read books she would never have learned her letters at all.
  4. They always obeyed her and gave her her own way in everything.
6. 
What detail in the passage shows how Mary Lennox was selfish and tyrannical?



7. 
Why do you think Mary Lennox had "a sour expression?"



8. 
Why do you think the author uses a third person narrator?



9. 
Which choice does NOT show how the story would be different if it was told in first person from Mary Lennox's point of view?
  1. It might show why Mary Lennox acted the way she did.
  2. It might make Mary Lennox seem much nicer.
  3. It might show the point of view of Mary Lennox's friends.
  4. It might help the reader take Mary Lennox's side.

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