The Use of Force Questions

  1. Of what profession is the narrator?
  2. In what time period is this story taking place?  Use evidence from the text to back up your answer.
  3. What is wrong with the child? What does the narrator suspect it is at first?
  4. What won’t the girl let him do?
  5. How does the narrator react to the parent’s attempt to calm the girl?  Why do you think he reacts like that?
  6. What is the girls reaction when the narrator tries to look in her throat?
  7. Why does the girl hide her sore throat?  What would be the outcome if she succeeded?

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