Gilray's Flower-Pot

J.M. Barrie

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Which is NOT an accusation that the narrator makes against Gilray?
Gilray was too cheap to pay someone to care for his plant.
Gilray choose the wrong person for the job.
Gilray took advantage of the narrator's kindness.
Gilray fooled the narrator about the difficulty of the task.
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Gilray's Flower-Pot
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What is the narrator implying in the following?

"Gilray had owned his flower-pot for several months, during which time (I take him at his word) he had watered it daily"
He is implying that Gilray could be lying.
He is implying that Gilray doesn't have a social life.
He is implying that Gilray never really had a plant.
He is implying that Gilray is an inexperienced plant owner.
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your answer.
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Why does the narrator disbelieve that Gilray got the plant as a gift?
He accuses Gilray of stealing it from a garden.
He argues that ladies find Gilray undesirable.
He believes that Gilray traded his watch for it.
He claims that Gilray received boots and a gown instead.
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How do you know this? Cite the text in your answer.
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Which is NOT one of the excuses that the narrator uses to defend his actions?
He was not allowed to bring the plant to his house.
He was denied access to Gilray's room.
He was too tired after work.
He was too busy reading and entertaining friends.
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Which best explains why the narrator mentions Gilray's smoking habits in the first paragraph?
He is defaming Gilray.
He is informing the reader of pertinent information.
He is trying to raise awareness of health issues.
He is concerned for Gilray's well-being.
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Why do you believe this? Explain your argument completely.
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Which best describes the narrator's reaction to receiving reminder letters from Gilray?
The narrator is thankful for the reminders but does not act on them.
The narrator appreciates Gilray's concern but ignore the reminders.
The narrator is offended that Gilray would doubt him.
The narrator receives a reminder just in time to save the plant.
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With which statement would the NARRATOR most likely DISAGREE?
Gilray set the narrator up to fail.
Gilray expected unreasonable things from the narrator.
Gilray shares very little blame in what happened.
Gilray's right to turn his room into a garden is questionable.
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Why do you believe this? Refer to the text in your response.
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Which technique is used in the following sentence?

"With the servants flinging out the flower-pots faster than I could water them, what more could I have done?"
Hyperbole
Simile
Metaphor
Personification
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Why do you think this? Explain your answer.
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Which conclusion is best supported by text?
The narrator acknowledges his faults and wants to make amends.
The narrator convincingly proves that Gilray is at fault.
The narrator accepts his fair share of the responsibility.
The narrator accepts little to no responsibility for what happened.
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Why do you think this? Refer to the text in your answer.
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What is ironic or humorous about the last line of the text?

"I would never do Gilray a favor again."
Gilray was doing the narrator a favor this whole time.
They were both taking care of the same plant.
It's silly to lose a friend over a plant.
The narrator perceives his failure as a favor.
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Why is this ironic or humorous? Explain your answer.
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By J.M. Barrie

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