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Read the first chapter of Demelza again, then answer the questions below.
  1. Who is the main character?
  2. Who do they live with?
  3. "But nothing’s going to stand between me and my inventions. Especially something as unnecessary as sleep!" - What impression do you get of Demelza when she says this on page 2?
  4. How do you know that Demelza is quite a devious character?
  5. Demelza is quite an organised character. What evidence of there on page 3 to support this?
  6. Describe the invention that Demelza wants to make on page 4.
  7. What is the closest meaning to "convincing excuse".
    1. lie
    2. justification
    3. statement
  8. What does Demelza say to suggest that she doesn’t like school?