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bewilderment
a completely puzzled or confused condition; great confusion
cope
to struggle or deal with something successfully
objective
not influenced by personal thoughts or feelings
orphan
child whose parents are dead
tactful
having or showing an ability to say and do the right things
afflicted
greatly troubled; distressed
copilot
assistant or second pilot in an aircraft
empathy
ability to imagine yourself in someone else's situation and to understand that person's feelings
Northern Lights
streamers or bands of light appearing in the sky at night in the northern regions of the Northern Hemisphere; aurora borealis
temperament
someone's nature or disposition
characters
people or animals in stories
cafe' expresso
a strong coffee made from beans roasted black
Cassiopeia's Chair
group of five bright stars in the constellation Cassiopeia that looks something like a chair
Sagittarius
constellation that looks something like an archer
Scorpio
Constellation that looks something like a scorpion
Who is the narrator of the story?
Vicky, a daughter in the family, narrates the story
What is the mood at the beginning of the story? What details help create this mood?
The mood is tense and uncertain. Vicky's mother is brisk, and Vicky is confused about what is happening.
What is the setting of this story? How does the author describe the setting?
It takes place near Thronhill, a New England village. Thornhill has white houses set back on sloping lawns with many elm and maple trees. Vicky describes the setting as she bicycles on a hilly back road.
Whyis Vicky suddenly shy about seeing Uncle Douglas and Aunt Elena?
She is unsure about how to act around her newly widowed aunt.
What does Vicky's reaction to Aunt Elena show you about Vicky as a person? Use details and information from the story to support your answer.
It shows that she is sensitive to other people's feelings, but that she is unsure about how to express her own feelings.
How does John's behavior toward Aunt Elena differ from Vicky's?
John is able to express his sorrow.
List the main events in the story so far.
1. A telephone call brings news of Uncle Hal's death in a plane crash.
2. Vicky, unlike her brother John, is unable to express her sorrow to Aunt Elena.
3. Uncle Douglas and Aunt Elena bring Maggy to stay with Vicky's family.
Why does Uncle Douglas mention the story of the Ugly Duckling?
Uncle Douglas mentions the story because he believes Vicky will grow up to be beautiful like the Ugly Duckling.
Why does Vicky want to cry when she hears Aunt Elena playing the piano?
The music reminds Vicky that Uncle Hal will never hear her aunt play again. This makes his death seem more real.
How does Uncle Douglas explain John's ablity to show that he is sorry? Use details and information from the story to support your answer.
He says that John has a scientific mind and can be objective about what has happened.
Objective has many meanings. How can you tell which meaning makes sense when
it is used to describe John.
The passage that used the word defines it by describing John as someone who can "see what has happened from the outside."
Why do you thing Vicky feels only a "strange bewilderment" for Maggy?
Maggy is a stranger. She has said hurtful things about Vicky. Vicky never knew Maggy's father or mother.
Why might Mother want to go outside and watch the sky?
Mother thinks it will be peaceful there. She knows that getting away from a difficult situation often helps people think aobut things more clearly.
How has the mood changed since the beginning of the story?
At the beginning the mood is tense and uncertain. Now, there is a mood of calm and acceptance but also of great sadness.
What does Mother mean when she says, We can't stop on the road of Time?" Do you agree with her? Explain.
Mother means that time is always passing; children grow up; people grow old; and things always change.
Disagree or agree - it's your opinion.
What effect does going to the mountain have on Mother, John, and Vicky?
It alllows them to talk and think about their feelings for one another and grow closer.
What is the mood as the story ends? What details contribute to this mood?
The mood is one of peace and hope. The family is close and loving.
What does Vicky mean when she says there are things we can never understand?
She means that we may never understand why there is change or why people die.
poetry
poetry
beautyful
beautiful
therteen
thirteen
tongeu
tongue
peices
pieces
thosand
thousand
throogh
through
unusaul
unusual
biulding
building
lisence
license
remodel
remodel
greatful
grateful
emeny
enemy
instriment
instrument
perfarm
perform
prefur
prefer
juged
judged
adjusted
adjusted
soldeir
soldier
nieborhood
neighborhood