The War That Saved My Life
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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1. What was wrong with Ada?
She was simple-minded.
She had a bad back.
She couldn't see well.
She had a club foot.
2. Why wasn't Ada allowed to go outside?
Her mother felt the world would shame her for having a crippled girl.
She couldn't walk and would be causing more work for her mother.
The neighborhood children would make fun of her.
Her mother was afraid Ada would be hurt while she was outside.
3. How did Ada prepare to go to the country?
She made special covers for her hands and knees so she could crawl.
She began to store food that Jamie stole on the street.
She practiced walking all summer long, when she was alone.
She made new clothing for herself and her brother to wear.
4. Jamie and Ada were ...
the last children chosen.
the first children chosen.
going to the next village if they weren't chosen.
going back to London if they weren't chosen.
5. What did Jamie's teacher do because he was left-handed?
smacked Jamie's left hand with a ruler whenever he tried to use it
put Jamie in the corner when he tried to use his left hand
tied Jamie's left hand to his chair so he couldn't use it
made fun of Jamie for being of the devil
6. Ada taught herself to ...
do the dishes after dinner.
cook breakfast for Jamie.
shop at the market in the village.
ride the pony in the backyard.
7. How did Maggie and Ada become friends?
Maggie saw Ada riding Butter and gave her some riding tips.
Ada took her home when she had an accident and fell off the horse.
They met at school and liked each other right away.
Ada wrote letters to Maggie when Maggie had to go away to school.
8. Why did Miss Smith keep writing to Ada's mother?
to get permission to take Ada and Jamie on a trip
to see if she would come live in the village
to invite her to come at Thanksgiving
to get permission for surgery on her foot
9. Ada became a hero when ...
she helped several soldiers who had been lost on the beach.
she spotted a German sneaking onto the beach, and the spy was caught.
she helped the police find a man who had been breaking into people's houses.
she saved several children who were trapped in a burning house.
10. Miss Smith came to London for Ada and Jamie because ...
she got tired of hearing the cat yowl.
Butter wouldn't eat anything without Ada there.
it was also true that they belonged to her.
she found out she could adopt them.
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