The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

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Questions and Answers: Characters and Origins

Questions
1. What happened to Kit’s parents?

2. Who does Rachel Wood think Kit is when they first meet?

3. Who is the first person from Wethersfield to speak to Kit?

4. What brought Hannah to Wethersfield?

5. Kit’s grandfather was rich. Why is Kit poor?

Answers
1. Kit’s parents died when she was very young. They had been married for only three years when they sailed to Antigua and drowned. After that, Kit’s grandfather raised her.

2. Rachel Wood thinks Kit is Margaret (Kit’s mother/Rachel’s sister). This reaction shows how much Kit looks like her mother but also how much Rachel misses her sister.

3. The first...

(The entire section is 215 words.)