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Three Century Woman

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Name three things you learn about the narrator at the beginning of the story. 1)She is 14 years old. 2)She doesn't like visiting her great-grandmother 3)She doesn't like homework. 4)She is on her way to visit her great-grandmother.
Why is Mom annoyed at the reporters? They are rude and pushy and not being respectful of Great-Grandma.
What is the author's purpose in writing this story? How do you know? (Give examples from the story) To entertain - The language is light and casual, the image of Great-Grandma propped up with a bow in her hair is funny.
Why does Great-Grandma make up memories of being in the San Francisco Earthquake and on the Hindenburg? She figures the reporter thought she should have amazing memories, so she makes them up.
What transportation method does the term "gas bag" refer to in this story? The zeppelin.
What does the idiom "it put my nose out of joint" mean? It means to be offended or insulted.
Why does Megan kiss Great-Grandma and promise to visit more often at the end of the story? Megan realizes she's taken Great-Grandma for granted and might want to get to know her better.
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