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The Quilt
by Gary Paulsen
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1.How would being raised by a grandparent be different from being raised by a parent?
2.Why do you think the boy's grandmother was sad about the war?
3.What did the boy learn from doing chores on the farm?
4.Would you prefer to live in a large city like Chicago or on a farm? What would be the advantages and disadvantages of each?
5.How do you think the boy felt when all the women around him spoke Norwegian? Have you ever been in a situation where everyone was speaking another language? What did you do?
6.Why do you think the women loved the quilt? How did they show it?
7.How did the quilt help the boy understand what love is?
8.What did the boy learn from hearing the stories about the quilt?
9.How did the war change the women's lives?
10.How is Minnesota in 1944 different from Minnesota in 2006?
11.What did the boy learn from the women and the quilt about family and friends?
12.How does your family keep family stories and memories alive?
13.What would you like to do for yourself to keep important events in your memory to share with your friends now and your family when you are grown?
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