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Never Let Me Go - Setting
Kathy indulges in her memories while driving.

Never Let Me Go - Setting

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This high school English Literature quiz looks at the setting in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. The setting of a work of fiction includes its location and the time in which the events take place. Context, such as those events which occur in the background, providing the text’s wider fictional world, is also a key component of its setting. Atmosphere, too, plays an important role in establishing setting.

1.
What is Hailsham?
A boarding school
Cottages where donors make the transition to adulthood
A recovery center
A hospital
Although it is not named as a school, Hailsham has students who practice sports and spend time learning. We, like Kathy, never discover the location of Hailsham
2.
How does Kingsfield become "precious" to Kathy?
Kathy becomes fond of places easily
Kathy's relationship with Tommy makes Kingsfield precious to her
Kathy decides that she wishes to begin her donations in Kingsfield
All of the above
Human relationships give meaning to Kathy's life; her memories of physical locations are infused with recollections of people important to her
3.
Never Let Me Go is set in which country?
Ireland
England
Australia
Canada
Locations mentioned in the text include Dover, Norfolk, and Littlehampton
4.
Which of the following does NOT describe Kingsfield, Tommy's recovery center?
Unfriendly
Uncomfortable
Dismal
Dirty
The donors share a sense of community, gathering in the Square, but the environment shows a lack of care for the donors. Kathy contrasts this negatively with Ruth's recovery center
5.
What is represented by the woods with which Hailsham is surrounded?
The lack of success of the donation program
The hatred which the Guardians of Hailsham have for their students
The illegality of the cloning program
The hostility of the outer world to the clones
The outer world's mistrust of clones represents a danger to the students
6.
Which of the following best describes the mood at the beginning of the novel?
Jolly
Sorrowful
Weary
Bright
Although beginning wearily, the text moves rapidly to a nostalgic tone
7.
Kathy spends much of her time in which of the following places?
On expressways
In recovery centers
In service stations
All of the above
Kathy also frequently mentions her bedsit. Many of these places are lonely spots where Kathy can wander through her memories
8.
When is the novel set?
In an unspecified future time
Between the 1930s and 1950s
In the 1990s, also retelling events taking place in the 1940s and 1950s
In the 1990s, also retelling events taking place in the 1970s and 1980s
Kathy narrates the novel from her present life in the 1990s, recalling events taking place throughout her childhood, teens and early adulthood in the 70s and 80s
9.
Kathy indulges in her memories while driving. Which of the following best describes the landscape through which she drives?
Bustling
Empty
Over-crowded
Post-apocalyptic
Kathy's loneliness is emphasized by the manner in which she describes the landscape through which she passes. Even when she stops to investigate a place, perhaps because it seems familiar to her, she gives the impression that the place itself is abandoned
10.
What prompts the turn to a more nostalgic mood in the first chapter?
Kathy receives a letter from Miss Emily
Kathy receives a letter from Ruth
Kathy cares for a donor who is envious of her time in Hailsham
Kathy spots Hailsham on one of her long drives
The dying donor wishes to share Kathy's recollections of a seemingly-idyllic childhood in Hailsham
Author:  Sheri Smith

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