Who lived upstairs in Grandfather’s house? British Soldiers



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Who lived upstairs in Grandfather’s house?
British Soldiers

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What was Grandfather’s occupation?
A barber (and wigmaker)

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What town did Ellen live in?
New York

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Why didn’t Ellen like to go to the pump to get water?
She was afraid that Dicey would picked on her

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What did Grandfather put in the loaf of bread?
His silver snuffbox

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Who is Ezra?
Ellen’s brother

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Who was killed in the Battle of Brooklyn Heights?
Ellen’s father

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After Ellen’s father was killed, how far did Ellen and her mother have to walk to get to New York?
10 miles

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What did the women at the pump talk about every morning?
High prices

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Who lived upstairs in Grandfather’s house?
British Soldiers

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Why couldn’t Grandfather deliver the bread himself?
He sprained his ankle

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What did Grandfather put on bruises?
Leeches

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Grandfather was able to get through British lines so well because “a ______ is welcome anywhere”?
Barber

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How old was Ellen when she made her journey to New Jersey?

10

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What kind of a boat was Ellen supposed to take to Elizabeth-town?
A farmer’s boat or an oyster boat

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Who was Ellen supposed to give the loaf of bread to?
Mr. Shannon

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Where would Ellen find Mr. Shannon?
The Jolly Fox Tavern

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What did Ellen carry the bread in?

A (blue) bandana
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What did the Brinkerhoff boys steal from Ellen?
The loaf of bread

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How did Ellen get the loaf of bread back from the Brinkerhoff boys?
Hit them with a broom

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Why was Officer Higgins nice to Ellen?
She reminded him of his son

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Who did Ellen tell people the bread was for?
An old man -or- her grandfather’s friend

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What did Ellen give Officer Dow instead of the bread?
Her corncakes

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What season did the story take place in?
Winter

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What was the name of the town where Ellen arrived by boat when she was trying to get to Elizabeth-town?
Amboy

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Why couldn’t Ellen take a stage coach from Amboy to Elizabeth-town?
The British took them (only officers were allowed to ride)

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How did Ellen get most of the way from Amboy to Elizabeth-town?
Mr. Murdoch (or a man) gave her a ride on his horse

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Who did Mrs. Murdoch throw Ellen’s bread to?
The pig

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How did Ellen get most of the way from Amboy to Elizabeth-town?
Mr. Murdoch (or a man) gave her a ride on his horse

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What did Ellen’s mom hide in Grandfather’s snuff box in the bread?
A note to General Washington

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When and where does this story take place?
New York during the Revolutionary War

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Why did Grandfather need Ellen to deliver the message?
He got hurt and could not go himself

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How did Ellen dress to deliver the message?
As a boy

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What were the two good things that happened to Ellen after she returned from her journey?

She had the courage to stand up to Dicey and her grandfather got his snuffbox back.


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