Goodnight, Mister Tom

Middle SchoolEnglish  /  Goodnight, Mister Tom

“London is poised on the brink of World War 11. Timid, scrawny Willie Beech — the abused child of a single mother — is evacuated to the English countryside. At first, he is terrified of everything, of the country sounds and sights, even of Mister Tom, the gruff, kindly old man who has taken him in. But gradually Willie forgets the hate and despair of his past. He learns to love a world he never knew existed, a world of friendship and affection in which harsh words and daily beatings have no place. Then a telegram comes. Willie must return to his mother in London. When weeks pass by with no word from Willie, Mister Tom sets out for London to look for the young boy he has come to love as a son.”

Book description from Harper Collins

You can access 336 questions about Goodnight, Mister Tom in Castle Learning.


Teachers will find a combination of question types available to assess comprehension of Goodnight, Mister Tom, including: multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and constructed/extended response.



Breakdown of topical questions:

  • Introduction
  • Beginning to Learn
  • Making Friends
  • New Experiences
  • Climax
  • Life is Good
  • Death, The Life

Common Core Standards addressed by questions about Goodnight, Mister Tom:

  • L. 8.4
  • L. 8.5
  • L. 8.6
  • RL. 7.1
  • RL. 8.1
  • RL. 8.2
  • RL. 8.3
  • RL. 8.4
  • RL. 8.5
  • RL. 8.6
  • RL. 8.9
  • W. 8.1
  • W. 8.2
  • W. 8.3
  • W. 8.4
  • W. 8.9