53 pages 1 hour read

Alan Bennett

The Uncommon Reader

Fiction | Novella | Adult | Published in 2007

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Reading Check and Short Answer questions on key points are designed for guided reading assignments, in-class review, formative assessment, quizzes, and more.

Reading Check

1. Why does Her Majesty enjoy Norman’s company?

2. To what conclusion does Her Majesty come after learning about the roving library cutbacks?

3. Which two different words does Her Majesty use to describe herself and Norman?

4. Where does Norman go?

5. With what final impression does Her Majesty leave her birthday party guests?

Short Answer

Answer each question in at least 1 complete sentence. Incorporate details from the text to support your response.

1. What are two things Her Majesty realizes as she becomes engrossed in her readings?

2. Describe the traditional conversational structure between Her Majesty and the people. In what way does Her Majesty’s love of reading change this structure?

3. What social event does Her Majesty decide to host? Describe the success of the event.

4. What does Sir Kevin orchestrate during the Queen’s trip to Canada? Is the outcome as he desires? Why or why not?

5. Who is Sir Claude? Describe his visit to Her Majesty, particularly his suggestion for her and her response to that suggestion.

6. Who does Her Majesty see in Norwich? What happens because of this sight?

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