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When is the novel set?



What becomes clear as the novel progresses? (Understanding)

Kathy and her friends have not fully comprehended what the future has in store for them


Where does Madame put the student's pictures?

In a gallery


What does the cottages represent?

A half way point between childhood and adulthood


How does the novel end?

With Kathy driving in her car


What gives the sense that Hailsham was a prestigious school to attend?

Kathy refers to Hailsham students as being 'privileged'


What does Miss Lucy tell Tommy?

That he shouldn't worry about how good he is at art and sport


While Miss Lucy is comforting Tommy, what does Tommy describe her like?

"She was furious. But furious deep inside."


What does Ruth believe about Madame?

That she is scared of the pupils


How is mystery added to Hailsham from Ruth's secret guards?

Ruth seems to believe that Miss. Geraldine is somehow in danger.


What does Miss. Emily say about Norfolk?

"...a peaceful corner of England, rather nice. But it's also something of a lost corner."


What do the students believe about Norfolk?

That Norfolk is the place where all the lost property in the country ends up


What does Miss. Lucy tell the students?

“Your lives are set out for you. You’ll become adults, then before you’re old, before you’re even middle aged, you’ll start to donate your vital organs. That’s what each of you was created to do.”


What does Miss. Lucy believe about the students knowledge of their futures?

They have been "told and not told"


What does Ruth say about the people who she believes they are clone of?

"Junkies, prostitutes, winos, tramp. Convicts, maybe, just so long as they aren't psychos."


What is found in Norfolk?

The Judy Bridgewater tape


What was the point of the Gallery?

To prove that the students at Hailsham "had souls at all."


What does Kathy say to Miss. Emily about Madame?

“Madame never liked us. She’s always been afraid of us. In the way people are afraid of spiders and things.”


What does Miss. Emily say back to Kathy about her comment on Madame?

She admits that all the guardians were afraid of the students, herself included: “There were times I’d look down at you all from my study window and I’d feel such revulsion.”


What does Madame believe the pillow that Kathy held onto represented?

The older world, which was much kinder


What does the novel end with?

Kathy driving in her car to "wherever I was supposed to be."