The Witch of Blackbird Pond   
Student Responses ~ Chapter 1

Name: _________________________

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AN02394_.jpg (4086 bytes)  Vocabulary ~ Often you can tell what a word means from the context of the story. 
When you can't, consult a dictionary.  

brigantine ____________________________________________________________

forecastle ____________________________________________________________

pinnaces _____________________________________________________________

retching ______________________________________________________________

prow _________________________________________________________________

hawser _______________________________________________________________

 

DD01521_.jpg (1200 bytes)  Looking Back

1.  Where was Kit from? __________________________________   This place was described
     two different times in chapter one.  Skim the chapter to find these descriptions and quote
     them below:

    A. __________________________________________________________________

    ____________________________________________________________________

    B. __________________________________________________________________

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2.  Relate how America looked to Kit upon her arrival? ____________________________

    ____________________________________________________________________

3.  How old was Kit? ___________  In what year did this story begin? _______________

4.  What cargo was in the hold of the ship as it arrived in America? __________________

    What cargo had the ship taken to the West Indies? _____________________________

 

5.  Why was Kit accused of being a witch by the Puritan woman, Goodwife Cruff?

    _____________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________

    Was this a reasonable charge? ________________    Why or why not? ___________

    _____________________________________________________________________

 

DD01445_.jpg (1273 bytes)  Character Clues

What clue from this chapter suggests that Kit was impulsive? ______________________

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Give three clues from this chapter about John Holbrook's personality:

    a. ____________________________________________________________________

    b. ____________________________________________________________________

    c. ____________________________________________________________________

 

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Tell about a time you were stared at.  How did it make you feel?  What had you done?