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- How old is Sophie Caco at the opening of the story?
- Who is Atie?
- Where is Sophie’s mother?
- What does Sophie create for Atie?
- Why doesn’t Atie want Sophie to teach her to read?
- What kind of a town is Croix-des-Rosets?
- Who is Monsieur Augustin?
- What is in the package that Atie receives?
- Why are Atie and Sophie in Croix-des-Rosets?
- How do they pay for the house which is as fine as Augustin’s?
- Why do Atie and Sophie travel to La Novelle Dame Marie?
- Describe the town of La Novelle Dame Marie?
- Who is Ifé? Where does she live?
- Why do you think Ifé stress to Sophie that, “Your mother is your first friend”?
- Who believes that “chagrin” can be a disease like a broken arm?
- Where is the Guinea that Ifé talks about?
- What is meant by the phrase “carry the sky on their heads?”