3.en.87 Reading examination: The Canterville Ghost

20 Questions about the Canterville Ghost (4 marks)

Chapter I

 

  1. Is the Oti’s origin relevant to understand the story? Why?
  2. Whose blood was the stain by the fireplace from?
  3. Mrs Umney, the housekeeper, does not want to remove the blood stain, why?
  4. Did Washington manage to remove the stain?

    Chapter II

  5. What wakes Mr Otis at night?
  6. Is Mr Otis afraid of the ghosts? Justify your answer.
  7. What’s the ghost’s reaction?

    Chapter III

  8. What do the twins use to attack the ghost?
  9. Why can’t the ghost wear his suit of armour?
  10. What does Mrs Otis offer the ghost and why?
  11. Who is the other ghost that appears in the corridor?

    Chapter IV

  12. Do you remember any other tricks the twins played on the ghost?
  13. At the end of chapter IV, who is afraid of whom?

    Chapter V

  14. What did the ghost use Virginia’s paints for?
  15. What does Virginia discover about Sir Simon’s death?
  16. What must Virginia do to help the ghost find a place to sleep?

    Chapter VI

  17. What did the ghost give Virginia before he died? Why?
  18. How does the family know that the ghost rests at peace and that his sins have been forgiven?

             Chapter VII

     19. What do the Oti’s do with the ghost’s skeleton?

      20. What does Virginia tell her husband she learnt from the ghost?

Vocabulary: (1 mark)

The following words appear in the story you read. Match the words to their meanings. Then explain which character or part of the story you associate the words with.

  1. ghosts do this and dissapear

  2. they are valuable and cost lots of money

  3. they are green and round

  4. move slowly and quietly

  5. the disembodied spirit of a deceased person

  6. cry

  7. stumble

  8. flowers

  9. not polite,with bad manners

  10. reprehensible or regrettable action

1) pea

2) creep

3) trip

4) rude

5) weep

6) fade

7) soul

8 ) sin

9) jewels

10) blossoms

AUTHOR:

What do you know about the author of the Canterville Ghost?

What was his name?

Can you mention any other books written by him?

Do you remember any of his famous quotes?

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33 Respostes to “3.en.87 Reading examination: The Canterville Ghost”

  1. emil7234 Says:

    15. She discovered that he had not heard in the cemetery.

    • emil7234 Says:

      15. What does Virginia discover about Sir Simon’s death?
      The brothers of the ghost’s wife starved him to death.

      starved- privar de la comida

  2. Love Says:

    16. What must Virginia do to help the ghost find a place to sleep?
    Virginia has to mourn for him and for his sins, and pray to the ghost, so the Angel of Death have mercy on him and forgive all sins.

  3. guillemfurio Says:

    13. At the end of chapter IV, who is afraid of whom?
    The ghost is afraid of the twins.

  4. Daryl Jade Says:

    17. What did the ghost give Virginia before he died? Why?
    He gave Virginia a box of beautiful jewels to say sorry and give thanks.

  5. miguelinramonllull Says:

    6) No. Because he was brave and he don’t believe in ghosts. That night, the only strange think that he saw or listened was the heavy chains of the ghost.

    • miguelinramonllull Says:

      6) Is Mr Otis afraid of the ghosts? Justify your answer.
      No. Because he was brave and he doesn’t believe in ghosts. That night, the only strange thing that he saw or listened was the heavy chains of the ghost.

  6. Pilar Says:

    1. Is the Oti’s origin relevant to understand the story? Why?
    Yes, because the american people don’t belive in ghost.

  7. angelblanch Says:

    3) Mrs Umney, the housekeeper, does not want to remove the blood stain, why?
    Because it is a tourist attraction.

  8. Peptoni Font Says:

    Chapter IV
    12. Do you remember any other tricks the twins played on the ghost?
    The boys put a heavy jug of water over the door so when the ghost went in looking for them it fell on top of him wetting him through to the skin.

  9. pepe1997 Says:

    7)He change the colour of the blood-stains.

  10. neusr Says:

    vocabulary:
    0.ghosts do this and dissapear-weed

    a.they are valuable and cost lots of money-jewels

    b.they are green and round-pea

    c.move slowly and quietly-trip

    d.the disembodied spirit of a deceased person-soul

    e.cry-sin

    f.stumble-creep

    g.flowers-blossoms

    h.not polite,with bad manners-rude

    i.reprehensible or regrettable action-fade

    • neusr Says:

      Vocabulary: (1 mark)
      The following words appear in the story you read. Match the words to their meanings. Then explain which character or part of the story you associate the words with.

      0.ghosts do this and dissapear-fade
      a.they are valuable and cost lots of money-jewels

      b.they are green and round-pea

      c.move slowly and quietly-creep

      d.the disembodied spirit of a deceased person-soul

      e.cry-weed

      f.stumble-trip

      g.flowers-blassoms

      h.not polite,with bad manners-rude

      i.reprehensible or regrettable action-sin

  11. sarah789 Says:

    4) Did Washington manage to remove the stain?
    Yes.

  12. aina tous Says:

    ·Three stories of Wilde Oscar;
    -The nightingale and the rose;
    It’s about a young man that fall in love whitt a girl, then he musts give a rose to dance with her ​​…
    -The Fisherman and his soul;
    It’s about a fisherman that fall in love with a mermaid, and he has to sells his soul to be with her….
    -The birthday of the infanta;
    It’s about a dwarf that fight for obtain the love of the infanta.

  13. idaira Says:

    What do you know about the author of the Canterville Ghost?
    In 1884, Oscar married a rich Irish woman called
    Constance Lloyd, and the couple had two sons.
    What was his name?
    His name is Oscar Wilde.
    Can you mention any other books written by him?
    The Happy Prince,A House of Pomegranates, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime.
    Do you remember any of his famous quotes?
    The Picture of Dorian Gray.

    • idaira Says:

      What do you know about the author of the Canterville Ghost?
      The summer of 1891, Oscar met Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas, the third son of the Marquis of Queensberry. Bosie was well acquainted with Oscar’s novel “Dorian Gray” and was an undergraduate at Oxford. They soon became lovers and were inseparable until Wilde’s arrest four years later. In April 1895, Oscar sued Bosie’s father for libel as the Marquis had accused him of homosexuality.
      Several years later Oscar Wilde death of meningitis.
      What was his name?
      His name is Oscar Wilde.
      Can you mention any other books written by him?
      The Happy Prince,A House of Pomegranates, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime.
      Do you remember any of his famous quotes?
      Men know life too early. Women know life too late. That is the difference between men and women.”
      — “A Woman of No Importance”
      “I prefer women with a past. They’re always so damned amusing to talk to.”
      — “Lady Windermere’s Fan”

  14. xiskete Says:

    14) What did the ghost use Virginia’s paints for? The ghost use the paints of Virginia for draw the stain of blood.

  15. jlny7288 Says:

    Oscar Wilde’s quotes:
    – Life is too important to be taken seriously!
    – An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
    -A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/o/oscar_wilde.html

  16. tatidt Says:

    10.- What does Mrs Otis offer the ghost and why?
    -She offers him a medicine because he laughed badly and Mrs Otis thought he was sick.

  17. andrea199762 Says:

    8. The twins use peas, water…

    • andrea199762 Says:

      8. What do the twins use to attack the ghost?
      The twins used peas for the ghost slips and then used a bucket of water to wet the ghost.

  18. sarabouza12 Says:

    5. What wakes Mr Otis at night?
    -Mr Otis closed the door with key.

  19. Rodrigo Deus Says:

    9. Because weighs heavily.

    • Rodrigo Deus Says:

      9# Why can’t the ghost wear his suit of armour?
      The ghost can’t wear his suit of armour because it weighs heavily.

  20. pepe1997 Says:

    Chapter II
    7)What’s the ghost’s reaction?
    The ghost reaction was that changes the colour of the blood-stains.But in the end of the chapter the Mr.Otis close the library where stay the blood-stains.

  21. Zandalie Says:

    18. How does the family know that the ghost rests at peace and that his sins have been forgiven?
    Because the old almond-tree has blossoms.

  22. juditell Says:

    CHAPTER III
    Who is the other ghost that appears in the corridor?
    The other ghost was not real, but only a white sheet which the twins had hung there to play a trick on him.

  23. claudiapg Says:

    19. What do the Oti’s do with the ghost’s skeleton?
    He was buried in the churchyard.

  24. gabriel384 Says:

    20. What does Virginia tell her husband she learnt from the ghost?

    Virginia tells at her husband that the meaning of the die and the life, and the love is stronger than both.


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