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1

What does Angela say about children?

she says Alphie is her last one

2

What does Malachy think about that?

he does not agree with it and is thinking about going to England to work in a factory and possibly getting with and England woman.

3

What kind of money is coming from fathers in England?

failry good money that allows children and mothers to get their haircut, eat, and go to the theater.

4

How do the Irish feel about World War II and the Nazi advance?

they want the Nazis to keep advancing because of what England has done for them

5

What does Malachy say about going to England?

he will not go and help England

6

What does Angela say about going to England?

she wants malachy to go for the sake of their family and says she would go herself.

7

Does malachy decide to go to england?

yes

8

where does malachy get assigned to go?

to the most bombed city in England where he can work overtime until he drops.

9

Who is the egg for that the family gets from the store?

malachy

10

is Angela upset that Malachy is going away?

yes

11

What does angela say they will be able to do when the first check comes in the mail>

they will be able to buy a big breakfast and get an egg each

12

what does frankie plan to do with that egg?

he plans to eat it with butter, salt, bread, and tea.

13

What were english agents paying sober irish men to do?

grab the drunk men from the pub and put them in the train

14

Was the whole family upset when Malachy leaves?

yes

15

What can angela not wait to do with the money?

pay for a better place to live.

16

Why will the first paycheck be small?

Malachy needs to find a place to stay and fund clothes.

17

What did the boys want from Malachy on the first telegram?

the RAF badges.

18

Who gets telegrams early?

those with husbands that send out the money as soon as they get it

19

What happens with the first telegram?

it never comes

20

how does the paperboy relate to the McCourts?

he knows how it feels to not get a telegram because his father is also a drunk and never sent a penny

21

What appears on Frankie's head?

a soar

22

what happened when the soar spread?

it spread to his eyes, so he had to use his fingers to open his eyes in the morning.

23

What does grandma not like about malachy jr, frankie, or michael?

they read to much

24

What does grandma tell Angela to do about the reading?

she says to spit in their eyes before they wake up

25

Who are mr coffey and mr kane?

they are people who work in the clinic and like to mess with the women that go there

26

Is angela able to bring Frankie to see a doctor?

yes

27

what does the old lady say the cure is for Frankie's eyes?

to get a caul and wear it on the days with a 3, hold breath for 3 minutes, sprinkle holy water three times.

28

Where does the doctor send Frankie?

to the hospital

29

What does the hospital give frankie?

eye drops

30

what happens to frankie's eyes?

they turn brown

31

What does Seamus do in the hospital for Frankie?

he recites the highwayman poem

32

What does mr timoney say about life?

he says that life is bad but god is good

33

What does the doctor say will cure his eyes?

rest and good nutrition

34

What is malachy doing in england?

wasting away all of his wages on drinking and wasting away and will possibly be kicked out of England

35

What does angela contemplate doing with the boys?

she wants to put them in an orphanage and go find work

36

Where is angela taking the boys and what is she telling them to do?

she is taking them to the dispensary and is telling them to look as bad as possible

37

What does mr coffey and kane do when they are at the dispensary?

they pretend like there is noone waiting to see them in the cold

38

What did Mr. Kane do to Angela?

treated her horribly and made her feel terrible