The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

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“A vicious captain, a mutinous crew –and a young girl caught in the middle. Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did happen years ago. Be warned, however: If strong ideas and action offend you, read no more. Find another companion to share your idle hours. For my part I intend to tell the truth as I lived it.”

Book description from Harper Collins

You can access 202 questions about The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle in Castle Learning.


Teachers will find a combination of question types available to assess comprehension of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, including: multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and constructed/extended response.



Breakdown of topical questions:

  • Preface-Chapter 2: Intro to Charlotte and the Voyage
  • Chapters 3-8: Charlotte and Captain Jaggery, Charlotte gets used to the ship
  • Chapters 9-12: Captain Jaggery
  • Chapters 13-17: Charlotte joins the crew and is accused of murder
  • Chapter 18-End of Novel: Charlotte becomes her own person

Common Core Standards addressed by questions about The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle:

  • L. 7.5
  • L. 8.4
  • RL. 6.1
  • RL. 6.3
  • RL. 7.1
  • RL. 7.2
  • RL. 7.3
  • RL. 7.4 
  • RL. 7.5
  • RL. 7.6
  • RL. 8.1
  • RL. 8.4
  • W. 7.1
  • W. 7.3
  • W. 7.4
  • W. 7.9