1. "When I was a child, I went to a private, girls boarding school in _____________."
2. "My two years in boarding school shaped me. I was the __________ American child in the preparatory division of a Church of England school, named Truro High School for Girls, in Cornwall, England. _____________ different from my home and school in Los Angeles."
only / It was very
lonely / It was
3. "The school was cold and dark, ________________ granite, with narrow windy staircases of creaky, well-worn wooden steps."
4. "Besides standard classes, we studied French, __________, English History, and Divinity."
5. "Gym was field hockey on the cold, sometimes snowy, hockey pitch ____________ the school, where we also picked wildflowers from the meadow for our botany reports."
6. "I remember one teacher in particular. As our teacher entered the classroom we _________________ to greet her with a chorus of "Good morning, Ms. Dunstead." She would return our greeting, "Good morning, girls. You may sit down."
8. "She was Australian, and taught us words such as kookaburra and corroborate, because they had _______________ origins."
9. "The boarding house was behind the school. We slept in drafty ___________ of ten girls each."
10. "The women who worked in the kitchen were __________________ to me. They spoke an odd dialect called Cornish. It, it was pirate speak. It was very rough and guttural. For example, they would say, "Aarrgh. Good morning to ya."
11. "Everyday we wore drab brown uniforms; brown oxford shoes, brown socks, brown skirt, brown blazer, a cream-colored shirt with a yellow and brown striped tie, and a funny little brown felt ________ that looked like an upside-down soup bowl."
12. "I learned a lot of lessons ______ boarding school. I learned to be self-reliant, adaptable, and discreet."
13. "The Harry Potter magic of my years in this classic English boarding school was in the shaping of my personality as I learned to ____________ as a foreigner in a very different English-speaking land."
14. Question: Where was Carolyn from?
15. Question: How many American girls went to this school?
16. Question: The school was ________________.
old, big and bright
cold and dark
17. Question: Did Carolyn study French at school?
No, she didn't.
Yes, she did.
18. Question: What did Carolyn and her friends do in the meadow?
They played soccer.
They picked wildflowers.
They played in the snow.
19. Question: Who would say, "Aarrgh. Good morning to ya?"
Her teacher, Mr. Dunstead.
The women who worked in the kitchen.
20. Question: All of the girls wore the same color uniform. What color was it?
21. Question: What changed while Carolyn was at this school?