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Friday, June 25, 2010

The Genealogy of Mary Elizabeth George


The Genealogy of MARY ELIZABETH GEORGE

A.K.A. Elizabeth George Speare



Name: Mary Elizabeth George
Alias: Marie Elizabeth George
Alias: Elizabeth George Speare
Born: November 21, 1908 Melrose Middlesex County Massahusetts
Died: November 14, 1994 Tuscan, Pima County, Arizona
Spouse: Alden Speare Sr.
Parents: Harry Allan George, Demetria Simmons
Occupation: English Teacher Private Schools/Novelist of Historical Fiction
Cause of Death: aortic aneurysm
Age at Death: YRS: 85
Number: 076-20-0167; Issue State: New York; Issue Date: Before 1951
Find A Grave Memorial# 80172225
Interment: Union Cemetery Easton Fairfield County Connecticut, USA


Social Security Death Index about Elizabeth Speare
Name: Elizabeth Speare SSN: 076-20-0167 Last Residence: 85718 Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States of America Born: 21 Nov 1908 Died: 14 Nov 1994 State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951) Number: 076-20-0167; Issue State: New York; Issue Date: Before 1951

Source:

1910 United States Federal Census about Mary E George
Name: Mary E George Age in 1910: 1 Estimated birth year: abt 1909 Birthplace: Massachusetts Relation to Head of House: Daughter Father's Name: Henry A Father's Birth Place: Canada English Mother's Name: Demetria S Mother's Birth Place: Massachusetts Home in 1910: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Female Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll T624_602; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 946; Image: 1236.

Source:
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=try&h=124832878

1920 United States Federal Census about Mary E GeorgeName: Mary E George Home in 1920: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts Age: 11 Estimated birth year: abt 1909 Birthplace: Massachusetts Relation to Head of House: Daughter Father's Name: Harry A Father's Birth Place: Canada Mother's Name: Demitria Mother's Birth Place: Massachusetts Marital Status: Single Race: White Sex: Female Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Melrose Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll T625_715; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 343; Image: 823.

Source: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&indiv=try&h=74796006

http://www.nytimes.com/1994/11/16/obituaries/elizabeth-g-speare-84-author-of-children-s-historical-novels.html?pagewanted=1


Elizabeth G. Speare, 84, Author Of Children's Historical Novels
By RONALD SULLIVAN

Published: November 16, 1994
Elizabeth George Speare, an author of historical novels for children, died yesterday in Northwest General Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. She was 84.

The cause was an aortic aneurysm, her family said.
Beginning in 1957 with "Calico Captive," Mrs. Speare wrote a string of novels that soon became familiar to thousands of American schoolchildren. Two of her early works, "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" (1958) and "The Bronze Bow" (1961), were awarded the Newbery Medal by the American Library Association.


Among her other novels were "Life in Colonial America" (1964) and "The Prospering" (1967).
Mrs. Speare's last book, "The Sign of the Beaver" (1983), also won the Newbery Medal, as well as the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.


In 1989, Mrs. Speare was awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for her "distinguished, enduring contribution to children's literature." The award cited her "vitality and energy, grace of writing, historical accuracy, and tremendous feeling for place and character."


Her novels have continued to be required reading in classrooms across the country. Her subjects ranged from a boy heroically trying to drive the Romans from Israel to another boy's efforts to survive alone in the wilderness of colonial Maine.


"I have chosen to write historical novels, chiefly, I think, because I enjoy sharing with young people my own ever-fresh astonishment at finding that men and women and boys and girls who lived through the great events of the past were exactly like ourselves, and that they faced every day the same choices, large and small, which daily confront us," she wrote in the New York Times Book Review in 1961.


Mrs. Speare was born in 1908 and reared in Melrose, Mass. She attended Smith College and earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston University.


She wrote a number of magazine articles and two one-act plays before winning her first award in 1957 with the publication of "Calico Captive," the story of a young woman in 1794 who was carried away to Canada after an Indian raid.


Mrs. Speare is survived by her husband, Alden, and a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Carey of Shaker Heights, Ohio.


Correction: November 18, 1994, Friday An obituary on Wednesday about Elizabeth George Speare, an author of historical novels for children, misidentified an award received by her last book, "The Sign of the Beaver" (1983). It was a Newbery Honor Medal from the American Library Association, not a Newbery Medal. The association awarded its top honor, the Newbery Medal, to two of Mrs. Speare's other books.


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Name: Elizabeth George Speare
Birth - Death: 1908-1994
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Name: Alden Speare Sr.
Born: April 30, 1910 Brooklin Norfolk County Massachusetts
Died: January 17, 1999 Brookline, Norfolk County Massachusetts
Spouse: Elizabeth George Speare
Parents: Alden Herbert Speare Jr., Marion
Occupation: Sales manager
Cause of Death:
Social Security: Number: 023-05-1528;Issue State: Massachusetts; Issue Date: Before 1951.
Find A Grave Memorial# 80172217
Interment: Union Cemetery Easton Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

Social Security Death Index about Alden Speare
Name: Alden Speare SSN: 023-05-: 85718 Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States of America Born: 30 Apr 1910 Died: 17 Jan 1999 State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951) Source Citation: Number: 023-05-1528;Issue State: Massachusetts;Issue Date: Before 1951.

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New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Alden Speare
Name: Alden Speare Arrival Date: 24 Sep 1928 Birth Year: 1910 Birth Location: Massachusetts Birth Location Other: Newton Age: 18 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Copenhagen, Denmark Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: United States Source Citation: Year: 1928; Microfilm serial: T715; Microfilm roll: T715_4348; Line: 23; Page Number: 108.

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1920 United States Federal Census about Alden SpeareName: Alden Speare Home in 1920: Newton Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts Age: 9 Estimated birth year: abt 1911 Birthplace: Massachusetts Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: Alden H Father's Birth Place: Massachusetts Mother's Name: Marion Mother's Birth Place: Massachusetts Marital Status: Single Race: White Sex: Male Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Newton Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll T625_717; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 382; Image: 290.

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1930 United States Federal Census about Alden Speare
Name: Alden Speare Home in 1930: Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts View Map Age: 19 Estimated birth year: abt 1911 Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: Alden H Mother's Name: Marion Race: White Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll 927; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 387; Image: 77.0.

Occupation: Sales Manager
Source:
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1.       Alden Speare Jr.
Born: December 25, 1939 Connecticut
Died: January 15, 1994 Tokoyo  Japan
               Mary Elizabeth George
Spouse: Mary Chapman
Occupation: Sociology Professor
Number: 041-32-0269; Issue State: Connecticut; Issue Date: 1956-1958.
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Funeral:  First Unitarian Church
Age at Death: YRS: 55
                 Find A Grave Memorial# 38966902
              Interment: Lincoln-Noyes Cemetery Greensboro Orleans County Vermont, USA

Obituary:
http://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/events/archive/1994/speare_alden_obit_1994.pdf

Genealogybank.com
Alden Speare Jr., 54, professor at Brown, dies on trip in Tokyo

Alden Speare Jr., 54, of Orchard Place, professor of sociology at Brown University, died Saturday in Tokyo, Japan, while traveling to Beijing, China, to present a lecture series on demography and marketing. He was the husband of Mary (Chapman) Speare.

Born in Hartford, Conn., a son of Alden and Elizabeth (George) Speare, he lived in Providence since 1969, and was a summer resident of Greensboro, Vt.

Professor Speare was a 1963 graduate of Cornell University, and earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan in 1969, when he joined the Brown faculty as assistant professor. He became full professor in 1981. His tenure at Brown was marked by his continuing interest in and mentoring of graduate students in sociology.

In 1967-68, he was visiting assistant professor at Tunghai University, Taiwan, and served as a field associate, demographic division, The Population Council, at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, Jakarta, Indonesia. In 1984-85 and 1991-92, he was a visiting researcher at the Center for Demographic Studies, Bureau of the Census, Washington.

He was a former deputy editor of Demography, and a frequent editorial consultant for Demography and The American Sociological Review. He was a former member of the executive committee of the Center for Energy Studies.

Professor Speare published more than 50 articles and research papers on demographic, economic, and social issues. He co-authored several books, including Residential Mobility, Migration and Metropolitan Change, and Regional and Metropolitan Growth and Decline in the United States. He also wrote Urbanization and Development: The Rural/Urban Transition in Taiwan (1988). He lectured throughout the world on sociological issues, especially those concerning the Far East.

He was a member of the Bristol Yacht Club and the First Unitarian Church of Providence.

Besides his wife and parents he leaves a son, Philip Alden Speare of Belmont, Mass.; a daughter, Laura Elizabeth Speare of Arlington, Va., and a sister, Elizabeth Speare Carey of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the First Unitarian Church, Benefit Street.

Providence Journal (RI) - Tuesday, January 11, 1994

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Alden Speare Jr., 54, professor at Brown, dies on trip in Tokyo

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Social Security Death Index about A. Speare
Name: A. Speare SSN: 041-32-0269 Born: 25 Dec 1939 Died: 15 Jan 1994 State (Year) SSN issued: Connecticut (1956-1958); Source Citation: Number: 041-32-0269; Issue State: Connecticut; Issue Date: 1956-1958.

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2. Mary Elizabeth Speare
Born: 27 Apr 1942  Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Died:
Spouse: William Dahill Carey
Parents: Alden Speare Sr.
-----------Mary Elizabeth George
Occupation:
Cause of Death:
Interment:

Connecticut Marriage Index, 1959-2001 about Mary E SpeareGroom: Willi D Carey Groom's Residence: Hartford, Hartford, CT Groom's Age: 24 Groom's Race: White Bride: Mary E Speare Bride's Residence: Easton, Fairfield, CT Bride's Age: 24 Bride's Race: White Marriage Date: 27 Aug 1966 Place of Marriage: Easton, Fairfield, CT Note: officiator Other Clergyman

Source: Original data: Connecticut. 1959-77 Connecticut Marriage File. 1978-79 Connecticut Marriage File. 1980 Connecticut Marriage File. 1981-2001 Connecticut Marriage File.. Hartford, CT, USA: Connecticut Department of Public Health.

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Questions: The Witch of Blackbird Pond By Elizabeth George Speare.

Questions: The Witch of Blackbird Pond By Elizabeth George Speare.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOG CARD NUMBER: 58-11063
ISBN: 0-395-07114-3

http://childlitbookclub.blogspot.com/2008/10/witch-of-blackbird-pond-discussion.html

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOG CARD NUMBER: 58-11063
ISBN: 0-395-07114-3


1. What do you think the main themes of this book are?

1. The main theme of the book that women are capable of reading, and other task.
2. Also the growing Sense of Independence in the Colonies to Break away from England.
3. Religion: Puritan VS Quaker


2. What if people suddenly expected you to behave differently from what you are used to? What are some ways you, or others, might respond if the rules of acceptable behavior suddenly changed?

Kit knew her way she was not going to really change. That is why she told William Ashby she could not marry him. However: he would expect her to be the wife of a Wealthy prominent man. And trust would have been issue
Chapter 20 Pages: 228-230

3. It is obvious that men and women play different roles in The Witch of Blackbird Pond and, by implication, in colonial society. This is a basic historical fact. But what is striking about the novel is how Elizabeth George Speare reveals two truths: how men as well as women are trapped by their roles, and the emotional implications of these strict gender roles for all characters. Can you come up with some examples from the book?

When it came to the meeting house the men and women did not sit together during worship.
Chapter 5 Page 52 Inside the small building, on rows of benches, sat the good folk of
Wethersfield, men on one side and women on the other side.

4. Who do you feel the most sorry for in this novel and why?

Mercy, Prudence and Hannah

Mercy is a very beautiful person inside and she really loves Judith however, affair to stand up to her, that she wouldn’t take John Holbrook away from her.

Prudence Cruff—her mother is a bully and neglects her by not feeding her calling her dumb.

Hannah Tupper-Accused of being a witch, because she refuses to worship with the puritans. She is a Quaker. Being a Quaker doesn’t make her less of a Christian. She has a beat up bible in her home. Chapter 10 Page 105 Of Course, Hannah said matter- of factly and the fines for not going to meetings

5. In her attempt to help both Prudence and Hannah, Kit sometimes disobeys community and family rules. Was that the right thing to do and does that make her a good friend?

Yes it does, make her a good friend; she helped a child Prudence to read and gave a lonely old woman with wisdom friendship. In the end Adam Cruff Prudence father saw what became of that friendship his daughter can read. He is so proud and it helped him stand up against his wife Goodwife Cruff.

Chapter Nineteen Page 221—222 “All my life I’ve wished I could read. If I’d had a son. I’d of seen to it he learned his letters. Well, this is a new country over here, and who says it may not be just as needful for a woman to read as man? Might give her sum mat to think about besides witches and foolishness. Any rate I got someone now to read the Good Book to me of an evening, and if that’s the work of the devil, then I say tis a mighty queer thing for the devil to go working against himself.

6. When did you first suspect there might be something between Nat and Kit? How did Speare craft things so this relationship made sense?

When Nat is chopping wood for Hannah and he told Kit that he has to thatch
Chapter 12 Page 125 “Can I help?” Kit was astonished to hear her own voice. To help Nat with Thatching Hannah’s roof.
7. In the end, do you think Speare is saying keeping secrets is a good thing or a bad thing?
When she hid the fact that she was seeing and disobeyed her Uncle Matthew by seeing Hannah. Because he was a selectman and he had to turn her over to the constable for being a witch Chapter 18 Page 197

8. As Kit adjust to life in her new community, she must often ask herself whom must I be loyal to? How does that parallel our lives in this country today?

Kit realized her Uncle Matthew was not loyal to the King. Kit lived a life of privilege before coming to the New World. Now in order to survive she must obey her Uncle and she is learning the ways of the Puritans. She has not adjusted. She deems them to be prejudice people.
So she remained true to herself by hiding the fact that she became friends with Hannah Tupper, around Hannah she could be herself. As the year passed she realized with Nat that she didn’t have to change.
Her loyalties were clearly with Hannah Tupper, when she saved her from being killed by the towns people, Nat who came back to help her despite if he got caught he was would receive 30 lashes and Prudence to help her get an education behind her parents back.

9. In New England, witchcraft was a crime punishable by death. The first such trial and execution took place in Connecticut in 1647. Ten other similar trials and executions took place in Connecticut in the twenty years following. Three of those "witches" were from the real town of Wethersfield. Speare said, "I do not believe a historical novel should gloss over the pain and ugliness." Do you think the novel's conclusion was realistic for that time period?

Yes during Kit’s Trial the Town realized that their prejudice may have harmed an innocent person such as Hannah Tupper and Kit.

Chapter Nineteen Page 222 Especially when Prudence Father Adam Cruff said Any rate I got someone now to read the Good Book to me of an evening, and if that’s the work of the devil, then I say tis a mighty queer thing for the devil to go working against himself.

10. In the end, Matthew shows himself to be law-abiding, even though he is prejudiced against those with different ideas. Do you think it is possible for a good and decent person to have prejudices?

Yes it’s possible for a good decent person to have prejudices? However, in the end Matthew knew he was wrong about his niece and her friendship with Hannah. The prejudices with him was against the Quaker Religion

11. This book was written a long time ago, do you think it would still interest kids today? What books of our time might interest kids just as much on 50 years?

Yes I believe this is a great book. I do believe kids would be interested in this book if the adults of this world would leave out the politically correct ideology of what is write and wrong. Especially dealing with the Christian Religion.

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Elizabeth G. Speare, 84, Author Of Children's Historical Novels
By RONALD SULLIVAN

Published: November 16, 1994
Elizabeth George Speare, an author of historical novels for children, died yesterday in Northwest General Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. She was 84.

The cause was an aortic aneurysm, her family said. Beginning in 1957 with "Calico Captive," Mrs. Speare wrote a string of novels that soon became familiar to thousands of American schoolchildren. Two of her early works, "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" (1958) and "The Bronze Bow" (1961), were awarded the Newbery Medal by the American Library Association.

Among her other novels were "Life in Colonial America" (1964) and "The Prospering" (1967).
Mrs. Speare's last book, "The Sign of the Beaver" (1983), also won the Newbery Medal, as well as the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

In 1989, Mrs. Speare was awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for her "distinguished, enduring contribution to children's literature." The award cited her "vitality and energy, grace of writing, historical accuracy, and tremendous feeling for place and character."

Her novels have continued to be required reading in classrooms across the country. Her subjects ranged from a boy heroically trying to drive the Romans from Israel to another boy's efforts to survive alone in the wilderness of colonial Maine.

"I have chosen to write historical novels, chiefly, I think, because I enjoy sharing with young people my own ever-fresh astonishment at finding that men and women and boys and girls who lived through the great events of the past were exactly like ourselves, and that they faced every day the same choices, large and small, which daily confront us," she wrote in the New York Times Book Review in 1961.

Mrs. Speare was born in 1908 and reared in Melrose, Mass. She attended Smith College and earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston University.

She wrote a number of magazine articles and two one-act plays before winning her first award in 1957 with the publication of "Calico Captive," the story of a young woman in 1794 who was carried away to Canada after an Indian raid.

Mrs. Speare is survived by her husband, Alden, and a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Carey of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Correction: November 18, 1994, Friday An obituary on Wednesday about Elizabeth George Speare, an author of historical novels for children, misidentified an award received by her last book, "The Sign of the Beaver" (1983). It was a Newbery Honor Medal from the American Library Association, not a Newbery Medal. The association awarded its top honor, the Newbery Medal, to two of Mrs. Speare's other books.

THE MAIN CHARACTERS OF THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND

The Character: Main Characters
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1. Katherine [Kit] Tyler: Chapter 1 Page: 1/Page 6—an impulsive, headstrong sixteen year old orphan raised by her wealthy grandfather [now deceased] on his plantation in Barbados; flees to her aunt in Connecticut Colony to escape the clutches of an older man who wishes to marry her. Chapter 4 Page 47 [She tells her cousin Mercy]
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2. Nathanial [Nat] Eaton: Chapter Page 1 first mate of the Dolphin and the son of its captain: friend of Hannah, the old Quaker Woman; falls in love with Kit.
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3. John Holbrook: Chapter 1 Page 10: an earnest young Puritan Clergyman: falls in love with Mercy
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4. The Cruffs, a Family of husband, wife and child. Chapter one Page 6: Goodwife Cruff, is a scold and a bully Page 6/16: Prudence Cruff is underfed and abused. & Chapter Eighteen Page 198 Adam Cruff
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5. Rachel Wood: Chapter two page 20 Kit’s gray haired Aunt, worn out from years of hard work. [Her sister was Margaret Chapter 2 page 30]
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6. Matthew Wood: Chapter 1 page 11, her husband, a stern, fierce Puritan settler who opposes the rules of King James Page 61.
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7. Judith Wood: Chapter 3 Page 32: Kit’s beautiful, haughty cousin; at first, she loves John Holbrook Chapter 5 Page 57 but finally marries her true match William Chapter 21 Page 239
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8. Mercy Wood: Chapter 3 Page 32: Judith’s sister, gentle and sweet; lost the use of one leg as result of a childhood fever [perhaps polio] secretly loves John Holbrook Chapter 11 Page 122
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9. Reverend Gershom Bulkeley: Chapter one Page 12, Wethersfield’s long winded minister and doctor, a Royalist Chapter 6 Page 60

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10. William Ashby: Chapter 4 Page 41 Judith mention’s William Chapter five Page 57 & Chapter Six Page 65 Chapter 21 Page 239. Son of the wealthiest family in Wethersfield; at first he courts Kit but then falls in love with Judith.
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11. Hannah Tupper: Chapter Eight Page 91 a Kindly Quaker widow who lives in a tiny house by Blackbird Pond: suspected of witchcraft; outcast because she is a Quaker and does not attend Puritan meetings. Chapter Ten Page 10


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Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1867. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met. Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place. Just when it seems she must give up, she finds a kindred spirit. But Kit's friendship with Hannah Tupper, believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined and ultimately forces Kit to choose between her heart and her duty. Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Award-winning novel portrays a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.




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Question 1: Where is Kit from?

Saybrook
Wethersfield
London
• Barbados « your answer

Chapter one Page 1-2 Kit Hesitated. She didn’t want to admit how disappointing she found this first glimpse of America. The bleak line of shore surrounding the gray harbor was a disheartening contrast to the shimmering green and white that fringed the turquoise bay of Barbados which was her home.

Question 2: What is the name of the boat she is one in the first chapter?

the Witch
the Dolphin « your answer
the Mermaid
the Haul

Chapter one Page 1: On a Morning mid-April, 1687, the brigantine Dolphine left the open sea, sailed briskly across the Sound to the wide mouth of Connecticut River and into the Saybrook Harbor.

Question 3: Who is her grandfather?

Reverand Gershom Bulkeley
Captain Samuel Talcott
• Sir Francis Tyler « your answer
Eleazer Kimberly

Chapter 6 Page 60: In the candlelight she looked bewitching, and Reverend Bulkeley smiled whenever he looked at her. But the greatest part of his condescension he had bestowed on Kit, once he had understood that her grandfather had been Sir Francis tyler,

Question 4: What is Nat's profession?

Painter
Bosun
Farmer
• First mate « your answer

Chapter one Page 1: Nathaniel [Nat] Eaton, first mate, but his mother called him Nat.

Question 5: Why don't Kit's Aunt and Uncle meet her at the wharf?

Her Uncle doesn't want her
Her Aunt thought she had died
• They didn't know she was there « your answer
Judith was jealous of her coming

Chapter two Page 27: Kit swallowed and gathered her courage. “Captain Eaton,” she said boldly, ‘my Uncle and aunt can hardly be blamed for

Question 6: How many trunks does Kit bring with her?

• 7 « your answer
2
5
6

Chapter Three Page 35: “Seven trunks of clothes, all the way from Barbados just for a visit?”

Question 7: Who has the most stunning eye's Kit has ever seen?

Aunt Rachel
Judith
• Mercy « your answer
William

Chapter Three Page 32: “And your other Cousin Mercy” The Second girl had risen more slowly, and at first Kit was only aware of the most extraordinary eyes she ever seen, gray as rain at sea, wide and clear and filled with light.

Question 8: Who comes to call on Kit every Saturday night?

Nathaniel Eaton
• William Ashby « your answer
John Holbrook
Eleazer Kimberly

Chapter Six Page 65: “There is another matter I forgot,” he said. “Young William Ashby asked permission today to pay his respects to my niece.”

Question 9: Why does Kit get dismissed from the school?

She doesn't go to church accept on holidays
She play acts with the Bible « your answer
She's friend with the widow Tupper
She swears in front of the Minister

Chapter Eight Page 79: “The Most wonderful thing, Kit! Dr. Bulkeley has recommended to the selectman that you help me with the school this summer.”

Page 88-90 Mr. Eleazer Kimberley, the school master, and the Revenrend John Woodbridge. “What is the meaning of this disturbance?” demanded Mr. Kinberley. “We come to inspect your school, Mistress Wood, and we find bedlam.”
Mercy opened her mouth to explain in first. “It is all my fault, sir. I was trying out a new idea.”

“What Sort of Idea?”

“Well Sir, I was reading a story out loud to them from the Bible, and I thought instead it might be—more instructive maybe—sort of –well, to act it out and—“

“To act it!”

“Like a play, you know,” Kit floundered, confused by the increasing horror on both their faces. Mr. Kimberley seemed to be strangling.

“Play acting!” And with the a Bible!”

Page 89-90 Mr. Kimberley fastened upon her the look that was well known in his classroom. “Most assuredly you are dismissed, young lady,’ ‘he said coldly.

Question 10: Which colony was Hannah exiled from before she came to Wethersfield?

• Massachusetts « your answer

Connecticut
New York
Delaware

Chapter Eight Page 94: We walked from Dorchester in Massachusetts you see. Days on end we’d been, without seeing another human being. Someone had told us there would be room for us in Connecticut,.

Question 11: What is Hannah's husband’s name?

George
William
Jacob
• Thomas « your answer

Chapter Eight Page 94: My Thomas built this house.

Question 12: What is Hannah's cure?

Magical potion she brews herself
• Cake and a kitten « your answer
A walk through the meadow
Tonic

Chapter Eleven Page 109/ 117: “I believe there must be a morsel of blueberry cake for such a smart pupil,” Praised Hannah..

The morsel of cake vanished in a twinkling. “Hannah’s mage cure for every ill,” Nat had said. “Blueberry Cake and a Kitten.”

Question 13: Who is John in love with?
Kit
Judith
• Mercy « your answer
Hannah

Chapter Thirteen Page 139: “John! Why should you want to talk to Mercy?” His eyes twinkled. “Why do you think I come so often?” [John has feelings for Mercy and not Judith] He reveals to Kit.

Mercy had the same feelings for John as Well Chapter Eleven Page 122. Mercy was in love with John Holbrook.

Question 14: Why is Nat put in the stocks?

Stealing the charter
Defying Governor Andros
Defending Hannah
• Putting Jack-o’-lantern in Williams windows « your answer

Chapter Sixteen Page 165 “They illuminate his house,” he told them gravely. You mean they burnt it down?” gasped Rachel. “No. They well might have. They put lanterns in the window frames that are waiting for the new panes. Lanterns made out of pumpkin heads, with candles inside, and unholy faces cut in the sides to show the light.”

“Jack-O-Lanterns!” Exclaimed Judith.

Question 15: Who gets the red ear of corn at the husking bee?

Kit
Judith
• John « your answer
Mercy

Chapter Thirteen Page 134 Red Ears of Corn John Holbrook [Judith]

Question 16: Who is the first one in the Wood household to fall ill?

• Judith « your answer
Mercy
Aunt Rachel
Kit
Uncle Matthew

Chapter Seventeen Page 117: Five days after John Holbrook’s departure Judith fell ill.

Question 17: What does Kit help Nat within the meadow?

Cutting fire wood
• Thatching a roof « your answer
Planting a garden
Milking the goats

Chapter Twelve Page 125: The next job is some new thatch for the roof. Some Spots there’s not enough to make a decent mouse’s nest.”

“Can I help?” Kit was astonished to hear her own voice.

Question 18: Why does the Wood household assume William is going to propose?

He bought a ring
He began building his house « your answer
He asked her uncle
He told Goodwife Cuff

Chapter 7 Page 72 “William said he was starting to build his house, didn’t he? What more could you want him to say?”

I agree that William was telling all of us—you most of all__that his mind is made up. Whether you like it or not, Kit, William is going to come courting.”

Question 19: Why do the townspeople go for the 'witch'?

Prudence is possessed
The crops failed
The rains caused the meadow to flood
Illness is spreading « your answer
The cattle are dying

Chapter Seventeen Page 182: “We want you to come along with us. We’ re going for the witch.”

It is foolish that there’s scarce a house in this town but has a sick child in it? You’d do well to heed what we say, Matthew Wood. John Wetherell’s boy died today. That makes three dead, and it’s the the witch’s doing!”

Whose doing? What are you driving at, Man?” The Quaker Woman’s. Down by Blackbird Pond. She’s been a curse on this town for years with her witchcraft!”

“Now she’s put a curse on our Children.”

Question 20: Huddled on the riverbank what does Kit see come out of the fog?

A wolf
Indians
A ship « your answer
Her Uncle

Chapter Seventeen Page 189-190 then unbelievably, out of the mist came the miracle. First two points of mast, then sails, transparent and wraithlike in the fog, then as Kit strained her eyes, the looming hull, the prow, and the curved tail of a fish. The Dolphin! Glory be to heaven!

Question 21: In the shed, who does Kit think will come and save her?

Judith
John
• William « your answer
Nat

Chapter Nineteen Page 209: William could help her?

Question 22: Which two people can most are credited with saving Kit?

Uncle Matthew & Aunt Rachel
Judith & William
John & Mercy
• Nat & Prudence « your answer

Chapter Nineteen Page 216: Nat! The wave of joy and relief was so unexpected that she almost lost her balance, but almost instantly it drained away and left a new fear. For she saw that beside him clinging tightly to his hand, was Prudence Cruff.

Question 23: Nat is captain of which boat?

The dolphin
The witch « your answer
the Kit
He is not Captain of any boat

Chapter 21 Page 248: THE WITCH!



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