Lenguaje, Gramática y Filologías

The Stranger; Norman Whitney






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Institución Educativa

José María Bravo Márquez


Abril 29 de 2008

Points for understanding

Chapter 1

  • Why was the stranger looking for a hotel?

  • What was the date?

  • What was the most beautiful building in Woodend? Did the stranger go to see it?

  • What did the villagers ladies thing about the stranger?

  • The stranger came back to Woodend a few weeks later. What was he looking for?

  • What surprised the villagers on the morning of Monday, 21st December?

  • Answers

  • Because he needs to spend the night.

  • He was in October 31st, 1964.

  • The most beautiful building in Woodend was Church and he didn`t see it.

  • The ladies thought that he was very good looking man.

  • He was looking for a house for buying.

  • The villagers were surprised on the morning of Monday, 21st December for a sign this said: “THE CORNER SHOP” Proprietor: Dave Slatin.

  • Chapter 2

  • Why did the villagers have a meeting?

  • Why did Mrs. Harrison think that a village shop was a good idea?

  • Why did Mr. Hart think the shop was a bad idea?

  • What did Dave Slatin mean by “villagers products”?

  • “But what about the money?” said Mr. Hart. What was Dave Slatin`s reply?

  • Why did Dave Slatin need an assistant? Who was the new assistant?

  • Answers

  • Because all they wanted to talk about the new shop.

  • Because she thought that Woodend was very quiet and this one needs it.

  • Because he thought that the shop could cause big problems among the villagers.

  • He wanted to mean that all villagers could sell their own products. Products that they made with their hands.

  • They were pleased because they were going to earn much money.

  • He replied: “You`ll bring your things to me and I`ll sell them for you, I`ll keep some of the profit. You`ll have the rest”.

  • Chapter 3

  • Mr. Harrison said: “I never go to Lidney now.” Why did she go to Lidney?

  • Who sometimes helped Anna at the Corner Shop?

  • Lots of visitors came to Woodend. Why were the villagers pleased?

  • Where did Dave Slatin live?

  • One door in the Corner Shop was always locked. What was written on the notice on this door? Did Anna ever go into this room?

  • Answers

  • Because at the Corner Shop sold everything good and cheap.

  • Her friend Peter.

  • Because they were making a lot of money.

  • He lived in a flat above the shop.

  • “Especial Orders only: Keep out.” Anna never went there.

  • Chapter 4

  • Who was Greta Gordon? What did she want?

  • Anna noticed that Greta Gordon had beautiful hands. What did Anna see on Greta Gordon`s fingers?

  • What did Dave Slatin take Greta Gordon?

  • Why did Anna want to speak to Peter?

  • When Greta Gordon came back to the front of the shop, Anna asked her, “What`s wrong?” Why did Anna ask this question?

  • Greta Gordon asked Anna to do something. What did she ask Anna and why was Anna disappointment?

  • Greta Gordon held Anna`s hands. What did Anna notice about Greta Gordon`s fingers?

  • Answers

  • Greta Gordon was a very beautiful film star. She wanted to talk with Dave.

  • Anna saw a diamond's ring.

  • Dave took Greta Gordon to the special order's room.

  • Because she wanted to tell him about Greta Gordon.

  • Because she noticed that Greta Gordon was crying, she had her eyes red and with some tears.

  • Greta asked Anna no say nothing abut her visit to the corner shop. Anna was disappointed because she wanted to tell about this one.

  • Anna noticed that Greta Gordon doesn't have her ring anymore.

  • Chapter 5

  • Anna asked Dave Slatin about Greta Gordon. What was his reply?

  • Anna kept her promise. Who had Anna made the promise to? What was the promise?

  • Why did Anna and Peter need money?

  • Anna and Peter did not go out together on Saturdays. What did each of them do?

  • Who was Joanna Leigh and what had happened to her?

  • Why was Greta Gordon lucky?

  • Answers

  • His replied was: “I don't want to talk about her”.

  • Anna had promised to Greta Gordon no talk about her.

  • Because they wanted to get married.

  • On Saturday Peter played football and Anna often went to the cinema.

  • Joanna Leigh was a star of beautiful woman, and she had broken her arm.

  • Because she will now be the star of Beautiful Woman.

  • Chapter 6

  • Anna often thought about Greta Gordon`s visit to the Corner Shop. What did she ask herself?

  • Anna was living two lives. What does this sentence mean?

  • Anna wanted to go with Dave Slatin, but she was worried about Peter.

  • Where had Dave asked her to go?

  • Why was Anna worried about Peter?

  • What was Dave`s reply to Anna`s worry about Peter?

  • Why did Peter not know about Anna`s day with Dave?

  • Dave thanked Anna and kissed her. Was Anna pleased or not?

  • Answers

  • She asked herself “Why had Greta Gordon come to the corner shop?”

  • This sentence means that Anna lived one live in the day and another at night, she loved peter, but she likes Dave too.

  • a) He asked her to go anywhere maybe to Lidney.

  • b) Because she thought that maybe peter wouldn`t like it.

    c) He replied that peter was always busy on Saturday.

  • Because he was playing cricked.

  • She was very pleased, for her that kiss was wonderful.

  • Chapter 7

  • Anna liked Dave, and Peter was her fiancé. What were the differences between the two men in:

  • Age?

  • Money?

  • Taking Anna out?

  • Why had Mr. Hart invited some people to his house?

  • One evening the bell rang after Anna locked the shop

  • Who was outside?

  • What did he have in his hand?

  • What did he want?

  • Why did Anna wait until half past five?

  • Anna left the shop. Where did she go and what did she do?

  • Anna stopped the young man and said: “You`ve forgotten something”

  • What did the young man forgotten?

  • Why was Anna frightened when she saw the young man`s face?

  • What did the young man do?

  • What three questions did Anna ask herself about the young man`s visit?

  • Answers

  • a) Peter was younger than Dave

  • b) Dave had more money than Peter.

    c) Dave took out Anna and Peter didn`t do it.

  • Because he wanted that some of them watched the soccer match.

  • a) A young man.

  • b) A small case.

    c) He wanted to talk with Dave.

  • Because she wanted to know what was happening.

  • She turned around the shop and she wanted until half past five.

  • a) He had forgotten his case.

  • b) Because he had his face white.

    c) He asked her that left alone him

  • -“Why had the young man come to the Corner Shop?”

  • -“What was his special order?”

    -“Why he had left his small case with Dave Slatin?”

    Chapter 8

  • Mr. Hart and his friends were watching TV. What was Anna doing?

  • What was the name of the player who scored three goals?

  • What happened to Brian Thomas, the goalkeeper?

  • Anna left the room during the TV interview. She was frightened. Why was she frightened?

  • Answers

  • She was helping in the kitchen making tea.

  • Mike Bailey.

  • Brian Thomas injured his neck.

  • Because she was met to Mike Bailey the day before in the Corner Shop.

  • Chapter 9

  • Dave Slatin invited Anna to go away with him for the weekend. Where to?

  • Before Anna agreed to go with Dave Slatin, she wanted to known about something.

  • What question did Anna ask Dave Slatin?

  • What was his reply?

  • Anna wanted to ask Dave Slatin More questions. What did he say?

  • Answers

  • He invited to Anna to London.

  • a) “Why do people come to see you?”

  • b) “They need help. And I give… no, I sell help to them. That`s all!”

  • “One question! I`ve answered your question”.

  • Chapter 10

  • Where was Peter on Saturday?

  • Anna wanted to speak to Peter.

  • What did she want to tell him?

  • Why was she not able to speak to him?

  • Answers

  • He was in Woodend

  • a) She wanted to tell him about Greta Gordon and Mike Bailey.

  • b) Because she left alone.

    Chapter 11

  • Anna was unhappy, but she wanted to the shop every day. Why?

  • A man came into the shop carrying a briefcase.

  • What letters were printed on the briefcase?

  • Who did the man want to see?

  • The man told Anna his name.

  • What did the man say his name was?

  • How did Anna find out that he was lying?

  • What the man`s name?

  • “You can go home now”, Dave Slatin told Anna. What did Anna do?

  • “I`ll go and get it for you” Anna said to the man

  • What was Anna going to get?

  • What did the man do?

  • Answers

  • Because she was waiting for another special customer.

  • a) It had the letters A.R.I.C.S.

  • b) He wanted to see Mr. Slatin.

  • a) He said Arthur Roberts.

  • b) He knew that he was lying because Dave said: “Good morning Mr. Riseman.”

    c) The man's name was Mr. Riseman.

  • Anna waited, she didn't leave the shop.

  • a) Anna was going to get the briefcase.

  • b) The man held her wrists.

    Chapter 12

  • After Mr. Riseman visited the shop, Anna was waiting for something. What was she waiting for?

  • All the three Special Customers left something. What did each one leave?

  • Anna still wanted to find out what the other three letters on Riseman`s briefcase stood for.

  • What were these three letters?

  • What did Anna decide to do?

  • Anna found the answers to her problem at Paddington Station.

  • Where did she the answer?

  • What was the answer?

  • Anna tried to speak to Mr. Riseman on the telephone.

  • Where was Mr. Riseman?

  • Where was he going in an hour`s time?

  • How was he going to travel?

  • Later the afternoon, Anna read about a plane crash in her newspaper.

  • Who had been killed in the plane crash?

  • Why was Mr. Riseman lucky?

  • Answers

  • Anna was waiting for some news about Mr. Riseman.

  • Greta Gordon had left the diamonds ring, Mike Bailey Had left his case and Mr. Riseman had left his briefcase.

  • a) The three letters were: I.C.S.

  • b) She decided to go to London and find Arthur Riseman.

  • a) She saw the answer on a huge advertisement.

  • b) The answer was: International computer services.

  • a) He was in a meeting.

  • b) He was flying to Switzerland.

    c) He was going to travel by plane.

  • a) Mr. Alfred Gluck the chairman.

  • Because he was the vice chairman, so he will be the new Chairman, and in other way he was alive because he didn't get on the plane.

  • Chapter 13

  • Who was the new Chairman of I.C.S.?

  • Why did Anna not sleep that night?

  • Why was Anna able to go into the Special Orders room?

  • In one of the boxes, Anna found some old clothes. What did she find under the clothes?

  • In the Special Orders room, Anna found a beautiful doll, a model aeroplane and a football book with pictures in it. What was wrong with these three things?

  • Answers

  • Mr. Riseman was the new Chairman of I.C.S.

  • Because she was thinking about Dave Slatin and the Special Orders.

  • Because Dave Slatin got in his car and drove off, she was alone and the room wasn`t locked.

  • She did find lots of British, French and American money.

  • The doll had a broken arm. In the football book, some pictures of footballers were all torn. The model aeroplane and the little cars were broken.

  • Chapter 14

  • Why had the door to the Special Orders room been left unlocked?

  • Who had given Dave Slatin the money and the diamonds?

  • “This is Joanna Leigh”, said Dave Slatin, holding the beautiful doll.

  • Who was Joanna Leigh?

  • What happened to her?

  • Dave Slatin pointed to the photograph in the football book.

  • Who was the footballer in the photograph?

  • What did happen to the photograph?

  • What did happen to the footballer?

  • Anna knew the answer, but she was too afraid to speak.

  • What was Dave Slatin holding in his hand?

  • What question did he ask Anna?

  • What was the answer to his question?

  • Dave Slatin offered Anna money and diamonds.

  • What did he ask Anna to give him?

  • What was his reply?

  • Answers

  • Because Dave Slatin wanted Anna did go there.

  • His Special Customers.

  • a) She was an actress.

  • b) She broken his arm.

  • a) The footballer in the photograph was Brian Thomas.

  • b) It was torn.

    c) He broken his neck.

  • a) He held Anna`s arm.

  • b) “Marry me, Anna. Don`t marry Peter, marry me.”

    c) She said: “No, no.”

  • a) He told that Anna what going to given him children.

  • b) She was telling “Let me go. Let me go.”

    Chapter 15

  • Why was Peter not able to speak to Anna?

  • The flames reached Dave Slatin. What did the villagers see he was doing?

  • What happened to Anna?

  • Answers

  • Because Anna want too ill in bed.

  • When the flames reached, Dave Slatin was laughing.

  • Anna was dead.

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