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The Secret Garden

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Who are the main characters in the book? Mary Lennox, Dickon, Martha, and Colin
What country was Mary Lennox born in? India
What happened to Mary's mother and father? They died of cholera in India
Who did Mary stay with after her parents died? Mr. and Mrs. Crawford
Who did Mary go live with after she left India? Mr. Archibald Craven, her uncle
Where does most of the book take place? The English countryside at Misselthwaite Manor.
What did the children say to mock, or make fun of Mary when she was with the Crawford's? "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary"
How did the author describe Mary at the beginning of the book? She was the most disagreeable looking child ever seen.
When Mary was born, her mother handed her over to the care of ________. An Ayah....a native Indian servant
Why did her mother hand her over and not take care of Mary herself? She wanted to please Mem Sahib. She must keep her out of sight so she wouldn't disturb the Mem Sahib.
Why was Mary so selfish and tyrannical? The servants obeyed her and did anything she wanted, she never had been held, taught how to act with good manners, or loved by her mother.
Who is Mrs. Medlock? The housekeeper at Misselthwaite Manor.
Describe Mr. Craven. He had a crooked back, his wife died, he was very wealthy, he was "queer" or strange, he shut himself up in the West Wing of his mansion.
What's a moor? flat areas of marsh, with wild bushes and low-growing plants and flowers
Who is Mr. Pitcher? The manservant at Misselthwaite Manor.
Who is Martha? The young housemaid at Misselthwaite Manor, she is Mrs. Medlock's servant. Her brother is Dickon.
What did Martha bring Mary each morning? porridge and tea
Who dressed Mary at Misselthwaite Manor? She had to dress herself!
What does "queer" mean? Strange
What kind of pet did Dickon have? wild pony
Mr. Ben Weatherstaff claimed that _____ was his only friend. the robin redbreast
Mary could hear someone _____ in the corridor. crying
Who was Ben Weatherstaff? the gardner
Inside the house, Mary became ____________. bored
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