1. The narrator knows what has happened. He or she is not guessing or making it up. The reader feels that this is a true story, a report, not imagination.
2. a) The narrator is a girl, probably a teenager as she is old enough to be interested in boys and allowed to go bush camping with her friends. She was chosen to tell the story because her group thinks she is the best writer.
b) Chronological means in the order of time, or in the order that things happen. It is the timeline of the events.
4. “Know” is present tense and “knew” is past tense. Ellie speaks of her parents in the present tense, which means they are still alive, after the events we are going to hear about. Ellie specially draws our attention to her use of the present tense ‘know’. This is a hint that some big events will take place in her story but we are to know that she and her parents are OK.
1. The things you would need to take on a five day camping trip are some shirts, pants, jumpers, gloves, socks, undies and a towel. Also, food like cereals, such as Vita Brits, and snacks, like chips. Even though the book does not mention them, I think you would need a tent and a sleeping bag.
2.a) The strange thing about the bridge was that they thought that they were the first people to ever see Hell. But obviously they weren’t, because the bridge was built there. Also strange was the type of bridge. It was no rough like a bush bridge. It was well built and detailed.
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b) The group thought the bridge was the hermit’s because no one else would have gone to the trouble of building it. He would be the only one who would benefit from the bridge.
3. Ellie saw on the second night a whole lot of jets flying low overhead. The weird thing was that the jets had no lights on.
4. Ellie was shocked to find out about Homer liking Fi, because Homer always said he is too tough to have emotions and, also, Homer had never been interested in a girl before.
5. a) Ellie meant that the way people present themselves sends a certain message to people looking at them. Those looking automatically see that person in that way always afterwards. It’s the same with places, when we put labels on them in our heads.
b) Not a lot. But in some ways I do. I hate wearing cheap runners because my friends see a label that says cheap and I don’t like it. The brand of my shoes is important so that my friends don’t call me cheap.
1. Robyn didn’t want to go home from the camp because she had had such a good week. Lee thought so too. Ellie was anxious, though she didn’t know why, and wanted to go home. Fi wanted to get home to a hot shower and good food. Homer would have stayed forever if Fi was there.
a) By Ellie’s last words’….but I do know I have never been happy since.’ It makes the reader wonder whatever could have happened. Obviously, it was not something good, so the reader is a bit keyed up about what it might be.
b) By telling us that Ellie has never been happy again since that time.
c) I think he is only a little bit successful, because he drops such little clues the reader can miss them. I missed the meaning of this the first time I read it.
2. To be safe. In the dark it would be much harder for the guards to detect them than it would be in the day.
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3. A message on the fax machine, from Corrie’s Dad. The army had taken over the show grounds. Mr. Mackenzie told Corrie ‘to go bush’ till they knew it was safe.
4. a) Bikes meant they could travel in pairs, quietly, and at intervals. That way they could scout ahead, zip back and leave signs for each other.
b) The group’s first thought was to all stay together, in the scary circumstances.
c) Homer’s argument is that whichever outcome happens, only two people will be caught, not the whole seven.
d) Yes, after changing into dark clothes and waiting until 3:30am to see if anyone came back.
e) I’d have the group split up, too. That way we could cover more of the town.
5. The author describes sounds to give the event a sense of urgency, horror and fright. e.g ‘the screams filled the air.’ The fright had the three running away fast. This is indicated by the description of them panting when they spoke to each other. Kevin ‘called’ is more urgent than Kevin ‘said’.
1. Ellie found it hard to believe that she had just killed three people. She kept thinking to herself, “What have I done?” Homer kept telling her though that it was all in self defense. The effect on Ellie was that she had less confidence in her self.
2. Fi and Homer saw signs of war and battles. They had a near miss of being caught by soldiers. They hid in a toilet block and heard the soldiers, but couldn’t understand the language. Then at Fi’s house they found it spooky and then got a huge fright from Fi’s cat. They were OK when they realised it was only the cat.
3. A Richter scale is a scale from 0-10 for representing the strength of an earthquake.
4. Homers idea was to send two people to find Lee and Robyn. The other three to load up the Toyota with things they would need for a long trip. Then they would drive in to get Lee and Robyn and head for Hell. They divided up what was to be done, to get it done more quickley.
5. The reason why they needed to plan well with what they took was because they did not know how long they would be there for. So they needed to bring things they could survive on for a while.
6. They had been spotted by the helicopters, so they moved to Corrie’s place. They ducked into the shearers’ quarters when they saw a jet approching. They were so lucky, because the jet fired rockets into the house and blew it up.
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Chapters 12-13 .
1. a) The message means that the group is telling each other that they have gone to Hell. The reason why they don’t actually say they are going to Hell is because if a soldier reads it he will not know what it means.
b) I’ll see you when you have no shadow which means I’ll see you tonight when it gets dark.
2. Ellie was confused and then angry because she couldn’t decide who she liked, Lee or Homer. Then she got really angry because she found Chris sleeping while he was on guard duty.
3.a) When Ellie said ‘So I guess he atoned’ she meant he was trying to make up for his mistake when he fell asleep.
b) Chris needed to atone because he had fallen asleep on guard watch.
So he needed to make up for his mistake.
4.a) Words for green- lime, fresh, grassy, rural, leafy, emerald, bottle green, unripe, and sea green.
b) My words for green- unripe banana, trees, Earth, mouldy, granny smith apple
5.a) Its literal meaning is that the invading country is going to balance power by taking over and being the only one.
b) To Australia this meant that they would become conquered people. To the invaders it meant they would become more powerful.
6. The long term plans they were talking about was how they were going to hunt animals to eat and the sort of meals they could make. They were getting pretty keen about their survival plans.
1.a) Ellie discovered in chapter fourteen the hermit’s hut. It was made of bark and sticks and leaves. It was next to the river and there was an apple tree and some roses growing in front of the hut.
b) The reason why finding the hut was so important is so they could look at how the hermit survived and they could get ideas for them selves.
2.a) The documents were- a boring sermon, a newspaper artical about the funeral of the family shot by the hermit at Mt Tumbler and a formal, government sealed paper which was the coroner’s finding about the deaths.
b) The reason why they left the documents where they found them was because they wanted to think about them and also they would be back to see the hut again.
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1. The good news that Robyn told everybody was that all of the people in the showgrounds were in good nick. They were all healthy.
2. When they said they wanted a clean invasion they meant they didn’t want any killing or any fighting.
3.a) Homer was being sarcastic. He was a bit angry probably, but, also , he was trying to jolt Fi out of her fear and self pity.
b) A terminator is an android programmed to kill. They keep going till they have accomplished their mission. A robo cop is a policing robot. An android is a robot set up to look human.
4.a) Ellie meant that in nature things happen naturally. The dragon fly eats the mosquito and the mosquito bites the human. It is a food cycle. Not evil.
b) Yes. I do agree with Ellie’s conclusion about evil. I think that only humans are Evil. All animals do what they are meant to do. They do things naturally. Some humans are evil. Killing and going to war is not natural. Humans are the only evil ones on earth.