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Question 1 (SPM 2007)
It is important to have a person you look up to in your life. Labels
From the novel that you have read, write about one character that you look up
to. Give reasons why you choose him/her. General
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The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff. Lesson Study

One character that I looked up to was Richard. There were three Literature (Old Sy llabus)
reasons why I looked up to Richard. 1 Nov el - How I Met My self
Nov el - Step By Wicked Step
Firstly, he loved animals. This was shown when Richard
PBS (School Based Assessm ent)
purposely missed shooting a buck. Richard thought that hunting
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was not important. Richard could not kill animals. Gus, Richards elder
brother, was upset with Richard because Richard purposely misfired. Poem - A Fighter's Lines
Richards father, Pa, was also disappointed with Richard. Pa asked Poem - Heir Conditioning
Richard why he purposely missed shooting the buck. Richard told Pa 4 Poem - I Wonder by Jeannie Kirby
that he had no right to kill it. Richard told Pa that he felt painful and sad Poem - Leisure
to kill an animal. Pa told Richard not to go hunting anymore if he did
Poem - Mr Nobody
not like it.
Poem - The Riv er by Valerie Bloom
Secondly, Richard was kind. One day, Mrs Hansen asked her Practicum / Lesson Plan
class to sign a card for the Schermers. Someone vandalised the tavern QnA with Teacher Nuha
owned by Hannahs parents. They painted Dirty Huns all over the Reading Activ ities
walls. Mrs Hansen brought a card to express regret for what had SPM Tips
happened. The troublemakers like Abner, Harry, Blanche and Peggy 2 Sum m ary Writing
refused to sign the card. They warned other classmates not to sign the
card. The boys were afraid Abner and Harry would hit them. The girls Teacher 'n' Technology

worry that popular girls like Peggy and Blanche would not speak to Teaching Writing
them. However, Richard was the only student who signed the Writing - Article
sympathy card for Hannah Schermer. After school, Richard took Writing - Form al Letter
the card from Mrs Hansen. He wanted to give the card to Hannah. 5 Writing - Inform al Letter
Hannah accepted the card reluctantly. Later, Hannah apologised to
Writing - Opinion
Richard for being rude. This was the beginning of their friendship.
Writing - Recount
Thirdly, Richard was brave. This was shown when Richard Writing - Report
told his family and Mrs Hansen that he wrote poetry. Before telling his Writing - Speech/Talk
secret to his family and Mrs Hansen, Richard wrote a letter to Mr Writing - Story
Kilmer. Mr Kilmer was Richards penpal. Richard learnt about Mr
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wrote poetry. He wanted Richard to fit in with other people. Everyone What is a speech? Speeches are talks
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Question 2 (SPM 2008) Blog archive


Using the details from the novel that you have studied,
Describe what happens at the end of the novel.
2 01 6 ( 5 )
Explain why you find the ending either happy or sad.
Nov em ber ( 5 )

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The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff. SPM Paper 1 Section A - Directed
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At the end of the story, Richards father finally supported his passion in
writing poetry. This was a happy ending. Dear Mr Kilm er Form 5 SPM -
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Richard Knight had a secret. Nobody knew that he wrote Dear Mr Kilm er Form 5 SPM -
poetry including his family, teachers and schoolmates. One day, Notes
Richard learnt about Mr Kilmer when Richards English teacher, Mrs 5 Dear Mr Kilm er Form 5 SPM -
Hansen read a poem to the class. The title of the poem was Trees by Exam Practices
Joyce Kilmer. Mr Kilmer was a famous poet. He enlisted in the army.
He wrote a letter to Mr Kilmer. In his letter, Richard told Mr Kilmer 2 01 5 ( 4 )
that he wrote poems too. Richard asked for Mr Kilmers advice. He 2 01 4 ( 7 )
wanted to know whether he should tell his secret to everybody. A few
7 2 01 3 ( 5 )
days later, Richard received a letter from Mr Kilmer. Mr Kilmer
advised Richard to overcome his fear. Mr Kilmer advised Richard to 2 01 2 ( 6 7 )
share his poetry with people around him. Nobody was interested when 2 01 1 ( 3 4 )
Richard told his family about Mr Kilmers letter and his secret. Gus did
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One day, Richard received a bad news about Mr Kilmer. Mr
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Kilmer was killed in the war between the Allies and the Germans.
Richard wrote a poem as a tribute to Mr Kilmer. In the poem, Richard EnglishClub.com

likened Mr Kilmer to the world. The tribute was printed in the local ESL Teaching Ideas @ eslflow
newspaper, The Turtle Lake Weekly. Richards father read the Mov ie Segm ents To Assess
poem. Richard was afraid that his father was going to be angry at him. Gram m ar Goals

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Roland. His father never told Richard about this story. Roland was
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Question 3 (SPM 2009)
Using the details from the nov el that y ou hav e studied, write about a difficult
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decision made by one of the characters.
With close reference to the tex t, do y ou think this was the right decision?

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The novel that I studied was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne
Schraff. A difficult decision made by Richard was to tell people that he
wrote poetry. This was the right decision.
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Richard Knight had a secret. Nobody knew that he wrote
poetry including his family, teachers and schoolmates. One day,
Richard learnt about Mr Kilmer when Richards English teacher, Mrs Follow
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Question 4 (SPM 2012)


Based on the novel you have studied, write about an event that makes you Latest Tweets
angry?
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With close reference to the text, give reasons why the event makes you feel this
way.

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The novel that I studied was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne
Schraff. An event that made me angry was when the Schermers
tavern was vandalised. I was angry because of two reasons.
4
Firstly, I was angry because some Turtle Lake people were 3
being unfair to the Schermers. They vandalized the Schermers tavern.
They painted Dirty Huns all over the walls. They said that the
Schermers were Huns. Some Turtle Lake people believed that Huns
were a barbaric clan originated from Germany. They said that the

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Schermers were unpatriotic because they spoke German and served 4
Hun food at their tavern while a war was going on against Germany.

Secondly, I was angry because Richards classmates were


being unkind to the Schermers after the Schermerss tavern was
vandalised. Mrs Hansen brought a card to express regret for what had
happened Mrs Hansen asked her class to sign the card. The
troublemakers like Abner, Harry, Blanche and Peggy refused to sign
the card. They warned other classmates not to sign the card. The boys
were afraid Abner and Harry would hit them. The girls worry that
popular girls like Peggy and Blanche would not speak to them.
However, Richard was the only student who signed the sympathy card
for Hannah Schermer. After school, Richard took the card from Mrs
Hansen. He wanted to give the card to Hannah. Hannah accepted the
card reluctantly. Later, Hannah apologised to Richard for being rude.
This was the beginning of their friendship.

In conclusion, the event where the Schermers was being


mistreated infuriated me. I truly believed that discrimination was unjust.

Question 5 (SPM 2015 Similar to SPM 2007)


Suggest one character in the novel you have read who you think is a good
role model for teenagers.
Briefly describe the character and give reasons for your choice with close
reference to the text.

Sample answer Ev
ent
The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff.
A good role model for teenagers was Richard. Richard was 15 years
old. He was tall, pale and slender. Richard was Mr Knights son. He
was Angie and Guss younger brother. He was Mr Kilmers penpal
and Hannahs best friend. He loved poetry. There were three reasons 4
why I chose Richard.

Firstly, he was kind. One day, Mrs Hansen asked her class to
sign a card for the Schermers. Someone vandalised the tavern owned
by Hannahs parents. They painted Dirty Huns all over the walls.
Mrs Hansen brought a card to express regret for what had happened.
The troublemakers like Abner, Harry, Blanche and Peggy refused to
sign the card. They warned other classmates not to sign the card. The
boys were afraid Abner and Harry would hit them. The girls worry that 2
popular girls like Peggy and Blanche would not speak to them.
However, Richard was the only student who signed the
sympathy card for Hannah Schermer. After school, Richard took
the card from Mrs Hansen. He wanted to give the card to Hannah.
Hannah accepted the card reluctantly. Later, Hannah apologised to 5
Richard for being rude. This was the beginning of their friendship.

Secondly, Richard was brave. This was shown when Richard


told his family he wrote poetry. Before telling his secret to his family,
Richard wrote a letter to Mr Kilmer. Mr Kilmer was Richards
penpal. Richard learnt about Mr Kilmer when Richards English 6
teacher, Mrs Hansen read a poem to the class. The title of the poem
was Trees by Joyce Kilmer. In his letter, Richard told Mr Kilmer
that he wrote poems too. However, he kept this as a secret from
everyone. Richard asked for Mr Kilmers advice. He wanted to know
whether he should tell his secret to everybody. One day, Richard
received a letter from Mr Kilmer. Mr Kilmer advised Richard to
overcome his fear. Mr Kilmer advised Richard to share his poetry with
people around him. Nobody was interested when Richard told his
family about Mr Kilmers letter and his secret. Gus did not
believe that Mr Kilmer was famous. Pa did not believe that Richard
wrote poetry. Richard asked whether his family members wanted to
read his poems. Nobody was interested. Richard was sad. Gus
advised Richard not tell anyone he wrote poetry. He wanted Richard
to fit in with other people. Everyone called him a Hun Lover after he

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signed the card for Hannah.

Thirdly, he was supportive. Hannah and Richard won the roles


of Lady Liberty and the Doughboy respectively because they wrote
the best essays. Mrs Hansen asked the class to write an essay as one
of the activities for a patriotic programme which helped sell Liberty
bonds. Many students were angry when Hannah won the role. They
regarded Hannah as an unpatriotic German although she was an
American citizen. Hannah told Richard that her essay started a little
war in Turtle lake. She did not want to cause any more problems. So
she declined the role of Lady Liberty. Richard wanted to support
Hannah. Therefore, Richard declined his part as the Doughboy. His
family, his schoolmates and the Turtle Lake People criticized him for
turning down his role. They called him unpatriotic and a traitor. These
criticisms never stopped Richard from standing up for what was right.

In conclusion, Richard was a good role model for teenagers


because he had good personalities.

Question 6 (SBP Trial 2016)


Which character in the novel do you sympathize with? Explain why you
sympathize with this character with close reference to the text.

Sample answer Ev
ent
The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff.
The character I sympathized with was Hannah Schermer. There were
three reasons why I sympathized with her.
3
Firstly, her schoolmates called her Dirty Hun. They even
scrawled Dirty Hun all over her book cover. Some Turtle Lake
people believed that Huns were a barbaric clan originated from
Germany. They said that the Schermers were unpatriotic because they
spoke German and served Hun food at their tavern while a war was 4
going on against Germany. Starting from this incident, the Schermers
were always being mistreated by some of the Turtle Lake people.

Secondly, her parents tavern was vandalised. They painted


Dirty Huns all over the walls. Mrs Hansen asked her class to sign a
sympathy card for the Schermers. The troublemakers like Abner, 6
Harry, Blanche and Peggy refused to sign the card. They warned other
classmates not to sign the card. The boys were afraid Abner and
Harry would hit them. The girls worry that popular girls like Peggy and
Blanche would not speak to them. However, Richard was the only
student who signed the sympathy card for Hannah Schermer.

Thirdly, people unfairly denied her role as Lady Liberty.


Hannah won the roles of Lady Liberty because she wrote the best
essay. Mrs Hansen asked the class to write an essay as one of the
activities for a patriotic programme which helped sell Liberty bonds.
Many students were angry when Hannah won the role. They regarded
Hannah as an unpatriotic German although she was an American
citizen. Some parents complained to the principal and demanded Mrs
Hansen to choose someone else. Mrs Hansen did not change her
mind. Hannah told Richard that her essay started a little war in Turtle
lake. She did not want to cause any more problems. So she declined
the role of Lady Liberty. Richard wanted to support Hannah.

In conclusion, although Hannah Schermer and her family was


mistreated by some Turtle Lake people, they remained calm and
patient.

Question 7 (Kedah Trial 2016)


It is important to stand up for what is right. Discuss how this is portrayed in the
novel you have read.

Sample answer Ev

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ent
The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff.
The statement It is important to stand up for what is right was
portrayed by Richard in three different events.
1
Firstly, this statement was portrayed when Richard purposely
missed shooting a buck. Richard thought that hunting was not
important. Richard could not kill animals. Gus, Richards elder brother,
was upset with Richard because Richard purposely misfired. Richards
father, Pa, was also disappointed with Richard. Pa asked Richard why
he purposely missed shooting the buck. Richard told Pa that he had no 4
right to kill it. Richard told Pa that he felt painful and sad to kill an
animal. Pa told Richard not to go hunting anymore if he did not like it.
Even though Pa disagreed with Richards opinion about hunting, he did
not force Richard to do what he hated.

Secondly, this statement was portrayed when Richard was the


only student who signed a sympathy card for the Schermers. When the
Schermers tavern was vandalized, Mrs Hansen asked her class to 6
sign a sympathy card for them. The troublemakers like Abner, Harry,
Blanche and Peggy refused to sign the card. They warned other
classmates not to sign the card. The boys were afraid Abner and
Harry would hit them. The girls worry that popular girls like Peggy and
Blanche would not speak to them. However, Richard was the only
student who signed the sympathy card for Hannah Schermer. Richard
believed that the Schermers were discriminated by some Turtle people
because they were Germans.

Thirdly, this statement was portrayed when Hannah declined


the role of Lady Liberty. Hannah and Richard won the roles of Lady
Liberty and the Doughboy respectively because they wrote the best
essays. Mrs Hansen asked the class to write an essay as one of the
activities for a patriotic programme which helped sell Liberty bonds.
Many students were angry when Hannah won the role. They regarded
Hannah as an unpatriotic German although she was an American
citizen. Hannah told Richard that her essay started a little war in Turtle
lake. She did not want to cause any more problems. So she declined
the role of Lady Liberty. Richard wanted to support Hannah.
Therefore, Richard declined his part as the Doughboy. His family, his
schoolmates and the Turtle Lake People criticized him for turning
down his role. They called him unpatriotic and a traitor. These
criticisms never stopped Richard from standing up for what was right.

In conclusion, Richard was truly a character who stuck to his


principles to do what was right.

Question 8 (N9 Trial 2016)


People should be allowed to follow their dreams.
Write about a character who wants to realise his or her dream.

Sample answer Ev
ent
The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne
Schraff. A character who wanted to realise his dream was
Richard. Richard wanted to be a poet.
2
Richard Knight had a secret. Nobody knew that he wrote
poetry including his family, teachers and schoolmates. One day,
Richard learnt about Mr Kilmer when Richards English teacher, Mrs
Hansen read a poem to the class. The title of the poem was Trees by
Joyce Kilmer. Mr Kilmer was a famous poet. He enlisted in the army. 5
He wrote a letter to Mr Kilmer. In his letter, Richard told Mr Kilmer
that he wrote poems too. Richard asked for Mr Kilmers advice. He
wanted to know whether he should tell his secret to everybody. A few
days later, Richard received a letter from Mr Kilmer. Mr Kilmer
advised Richard to overcome his fear. Mr Kilmer advised Richard to 7
share his poetry with people around him. Nobody was interested when
Richard told his family about Mr Kilmers letter and his secret. Gus did
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not believe that Mr Kilmer was famous. Pa did not believe that
Richard wrote poetry. Richard asked whether his family members
wanted to read his poems. Nobody was interested. Richard was sad.

One day, Richard received a bad news about Mr Kilmer. Mr


Kilmer was killed in the war between the Allies and the Germans.
Richard wrote a poem as a tribute to Mr Kilmer. In the poem, Richard
likened Mr Kilmer to the world. The tribute was printed in the local
newspaper, The Turtle Lake Weekly. Richards father read the
poem. Richard was afraid that his father was going to be angry at him.
His father did not like Richard writing poems. After reading the poem,
his father told Richard about what happened to Richards uncle,
Roland. His father never told Richard about this story. Roland was
killed in a war in Cuba. His father regarded Roland as his world. His
father was amazed how Richard could use the same word in his
tribute. Richard continued writing poems about farm life for the local
newspaper. Richard got his fathers help as he was an experienced
farmer. Every night, Richard read his poems aloud. His father would
correct or give suggestions to improve the poems. His father finally
supported Richards passion in writing poetry.

In conclusion, Richard faced many obstacles in his journey of


becoming a poet. In the end, he managed to realise his dream.

Question 9 (Kelantan Trial 2016)


Family supports family.
With close reference to the text, how far is this true of the novel you have
studied?

Sample answer Ev
ent
The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff.
The statement Family supports family was not true in the beginning of
the story. However, it became true at the end of the story.

Richard Knight had a secret. Nobody knew that he wrote 2


poetry including his family, teachers and schoolmates. One day,
Richard learnt about Mr Kilmer when Richards English teacher, Mrs
Hansen read a poem to the class. The title of the poem was Trees by
Joyce Kilmer. Mr Kilmer was a famous poet. He enlisted in the army.
He wrote a letter to Mr Kilmer. In his letter, Richard told Mr Kilmer 5
that he wrote poems too. Richard asked for Mr Kilmers advice. He
wanted to know whether he should tell his secret to everybody. A few
days later, Richard received a letter from Mr Kilmer. Mr Kilmer
advised Richard to overcome his fear. Mr Kilmer advised Richard to
7
share his poetry with people around him. Nobody was interested when
Richard told his family about Mr Kilmers letter and his secret. Gus did
not believe that Mr Kilmer was famous. Pa did not believe that
Richard wrote poetry. Richard asked whether his family members
wanted to read his poems. Nobody was interested. Richard was sad.

One day, Richard received a bad news about Mr Kilmer. Mr


Kilmer was killed in the war between the Allies and the Germans.
Richard wrote a poem as a tribute to Mr Kilmer. In the poem, Richard
likened Mr Kilmer to the world. The tribute was printed in the local
newspaper, The Turtle Lake Weekly. Richards father read the
poem. Richard was afraid that his father was going to be angry at him.
His father did not like Richard writing poems. After reading the poem,
his father told Richard about what happened to Richards uncle,
Roland. His father never told Richard about this story. Roland was
killed in a war in Cuba. His father regarded Roland as his world. His
father was amazed how Richard could use the same word in his
tribute. Richard continued writing poems about farm life for the local
newspaper. Richard got his fathers help as he was an experienced
farmer. Every night, Richard read his poems aloud. His father would
correct or give suggestions to improve the poems. His father finally
supported Richards passion in writing poetry.

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In conclusion, the bond in a family strengthened when family
supported each other.

Question 10 (Pulau Pinang Trial 2016)


The main character is a strong-willed person. How is this shown in the novel?
Support your answer with close reference to the text.

Sample answer Ev
ent
The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff.
The statement Family supports family was not true in the beginning of
the story. However, it became true at the end of the story.

Richard Knight had a secret. Nobody knew that he wrote 2


poetry including his family, teachers and schoolmates. One day,
Richard learnt about Mr Kilmer when Richards English teacher, Mrs
Hansen read a poem to the class. The title of the poem was Trees by
Joyce Kilmer. Mr Kilmer was a famous poet. He enlisted in the army.
He wrote a letter to Mr Kilmer. In his letter, Richard told Mr Kilmer 5
that he wrote poems too. Richard asked for Mr Kilmers advice. He
wanted to know whether he should tell his secret to everybody. A few
days later, Richard received a letter from Mr Kilmer. Mr Kilmer
advised Richard to overcome his fear. Mr Kilmer advised Richard to
7
share his poetry with people around him. Nobody was interested when
Richard told his family about Mr Kilmers letter and his secret. Gus did
not believe that Mr Kilmer was famous. Pa did not believe that
Richard wrote poetry. Richard asked whether his family members
wanted to read his poems. Nobody was interested. Richard was sad.

One day, Richard received a bad news about Mr Kilmer. Mr


Kilmer was killed in the war between the Allies and the Germans.
Richard wrote a poem as a tribute to Mr Kilmer. In the poem, Richard
likened Mr Kilmer to the world. The tribute was printed in the local
newspaper, The Turtle Lake Weekly. Richards father read the
poem. Richard was afraid that his father was going to be angry at him.
His father did not like Richard writing poems. After reading the poem,
his father told Richard about what happened to Richards uncle,
Roland. His father never told Richard about this story. Roland was
killed in a war in Cuba. His father regarded Roland as his world. His
father was amazed how Richard could use the same word in his
tribute. Richard continued writing poems about farm life for the local
newspaper. Richard got his fathers help as he was an experienced
farmer. Every night, Richard read his poems aloud. His father would
correct or give suggestions to improve the poems. His father finally
supported Richards passion in writing poetry.

In conclusion, the bond in a family strengthened when family


supported each other.

6 comments :

N35H M4C said...


Great
November 7 , 201 6 at 1 1 :42 PM

Anonymous said...
you are w onderful. it is a great help. i w ill surely use it w ith my
students. tqvm
February 21 , 201 7 at 1 2:23 PM

mrs. tulip said...


Great.you are w onderful.tq
March 6, 201 7 at 8:48 PM

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Tris Four said...
Teacher, do you have 201 3 spm sample answ ers?
March 7 , 201 7 at 1 1 :50 PM

Najw a Liyana said...


Teacher can i know the problems faced by a character in Novel Dear
MR.Kilmer? Thanks
March 26, 201 7 at 5:1 9 PM

Hayati Jafar said...


Tqsm
April 1 3, 201 7 at 6:25 PM

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