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Reading Fiction: 'Private Peaceful' 3

In this series of worksheets, students are supported in their private reading of Michael Morpurgo's 'Private Peaceful'. They must have a copy of the text.

'Reading Fiction: 'Private Peaceful' 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Read a Wide Range of Texts

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This worksheet is part of a series designed to help you in your reading of Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful.

This worksheet is based on the third chapter called NEARLY QUARTER PAST ELEVEN. You need to read this chapter before answering the questions and have a copy of the text with you.

Which words below sum up what this chapter is about?

Grandma Wolf, poaching and illness

war, marriage and holidays

What is Grandma Wolf scared of at the start of this chapter?

rats

mice

bats

In the third chapter the reader learns more about the character of Molly. Select three correct facts about Molly's home-life.

 

Molly has a brother.

Molly is an only child.

Molly's parents are very strict and beat her.

Molly's parents are religious.

Molly has a lot of freedom.

Why did Grandma Wolf like Molly and allow her to stay for tea?

Grandma Wolf liked her parents.

Grandma Wolf had always wanted a daughter.

Grandma Wolf thought Molly had good manners and could teach the boys.

The Colonel's wife dies in this chapter. How does this change life for the Peacefuls? Select three correct answers.

Mother stops working at the big house.

Mother now has to work for the Colonel.

Grandma Wolf moves back to the village.

There is no money coming in.

Grandma Wolf stays to help Mother.

Because Mother is no longer earning money, there is not enough money for food. What do Tommo and Charlie do to ease the situation?

They steal money from the big house.

They steal food from the kitchens at the big house.

They go poaching and catch food.

What two pieces of good news do the family receive in this chapter?

Molly moves into their house.

Tommo gets a job.

Grandma Wolf moves out and up to the big house.

The Peacefuls are allowed to stay in their cottage.

Charlie finds some money.

Tommo describes some other childhood memories in this chapter. Select three memories from the list below that he describes.

 

 

climbing trees

scrumping apples

swimming in the river

performing plays

What is it called when a story is told from the point of view of a character?

1st person narration

2nd person narration

3rd person narration

The chapter ends with the brothers praying that Molly won't die. Why do you think the chapter ends the way it does?

to create tension and to make the reader wonder whether Molly will survive

to trick the reader

to make the reader like the characters more

  • Question 1

Which words below sum up what this chapter is about?

CORRECT ANSWER
Grandma Wolf, poaching and illness
EDDIE SAYS
The words that sum up the chapter are Grandma Wolf, poaching and illness.
  • Question 2

What is Grandma Wolf scared of at the start of this chapter?

CORRECT ANSWER
mice
EDDIE SAYS
Grandma Wolf is scared of mice.
  • Question 3

In the third chapter the reader learns more about the character of Molly. Select three correct facts about Molly's home-life.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
Molly is an only child.
Molly's parents are very strict and beat her.
Molly's parents are religious.
EDDIE SAYS
We learn that Molly was an only child with very strict, religious parents.
  • Question 4

Why did Grandma Wolf like Molly and allow her to stay for tea?

CORRECT ANSWER
Grandma Wolf thought Molly had good manners and could teach the boys.
EDDIE SAYS
Molly was allowed to stay for tea because Grandma Wolf thought Molly had good manners and could teach the boys.
  • Question 5

The Colonel's wife dies in this chapter. How does this change life for the Peacefuls? Select three correct answers.

CORRECT ANSWER
Mother stops working at the big house.
Grandma Wolf moves back to the village.
There is no money coming in.
EDDIE SAYS
After the Colonel's wife dies, there are many changes for the Peacefuls including the fact that Mother stops working at the big house, Grandma Wolf moves back to the village and there is no money coming in.
  • Question 6

Because Mother is no longer earning money, there is not enough money for food. What do Tommo and Charlie do to ease the situation?

CORRECT ANSWER
They go poaching and catch food.
EDDIE SAYS
Charlie and Tommo go poaching and catch food to help with the hunger in their house.
  • Question 7

What two pieces of good news do the family receive in this chapter?

CORRECT ANSWER
Grandma Wolf moves out and up to the big house.
The Peacefuls are allowed to stay in their cottage.
EDDIE SAYS
The two pieces of good news that the Peacefuls receive are that Grandma Wolf moves out and up to the big house and that the Peacefuls are allowed to stay in their cottage.
  • Question 8

Tommo describes some other childhood memories in this chapter. Select three memories from the list below that he describes.

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
climbing trees
scrumping apples
swimming in the river
EDDIE SAYS
In this chapter Tommo describes climbing trees, scrumping apples and swimming in the river.
  • Question 9

What is it called when a story is told from the point of view of a character?

CORRECT ANSWER
1st person narration
EDDIE SAYS
When a story is told from the point of view of a character it is 1st person narration.
  • Question 10

The chapter ends with the brothers praying that Molly won't die. Why do you think the chapter ends the way it does?

CORRECT ANSWER
to create tension and to make the reader wonder whether Molly will survive
EDDIE SAYS
The chapter ends with the boys praying for Molly not to die to create tension and to make the reader wonder whether Molly will survive.
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