Mary struggles throughout her school life with writing and eventually draws hieroglyphics instead. She grows increasingly isolated as she moves through primary and then secondary school.
How are Mary's surroundings described?
What does Mary compare letters on a page to?
A pride of lions
Dancin' roond like big black spiders
Alsations, dugs and scabby auld cats
Which of these descriptions best suits Mr Kelly?
A teacher with high standards
What does Mary's Primary Seven teacher do?
Spend time helping raise Mary's reading ability
Teach the Egyptians
Send Mary on errands
Why does Mary never tell any teacher how she feels?
Nobody asks her
Following a verbal exchange about Ancient Egypt with Mr Kelly, how is Mary left feeling?
Which of these words best describes how Mary feels in High School?
What narrative style is used throughout most of the story?
Second Person Narrative
First Person Narrative
Third Person Narrative
Which of these events best represent Mary’s strength and resolve?
Proudly placing her work on Mr Kelly's desk
Running errands in Primary Seven
Including her family in her composition
Which of these is not a theme in the story?
Innocence and truth
Dangers of individuality