As he travelled, the writer regretted his choice of
means of transport
What had surprised the writer about the job?
There had been no advertisement.
He had been contacted by letter.
There was an invitation to tea.
He had been selected for interview.
The writer uses the phrase ‘I had grabbed the lifeline’ (line 16) to show that he felt
confident of his ability.
ready to consider any offer.
cautious about accepting the invitation.
forced to make a decision unwillingly.
What impression had the writer previously had of Yorkshire?
It was a beautiful place.
It was a boring place.
It was a charming place.
It was an unhappy place.
What did the writer find unusual about Darrowby?
the location of the bus stop
the small number of shops
the design of the square
the lack of activity
What did the writer feel the guidebooks had missed about Darrowby?
the beauty of the houses
the importance of the bridges
the lovely views from the town
the impressive public spaces
How did the writer recognise Skeldale House?
The name was on the door.
It had red bricks.
There was a certain plant outside.
It stood alone.
How did the writer’s attitude change during the passage?
He began to feel he might like living in Darrowby.
He became less enthusiastic about the job.
He realised his journey was likely to have been a waste of time.
He started to look forward to having the interview.