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Dear Mr Kilmer Form 5 SPM Sample Answers

Please refer to:


1. Dear Mr Kilmer Important Event Notes
2. Dear Mr Kilmer Exam Practices

Question 1 (SPM 2007)


It is important to have a person you look up to in your life.
From the novel that you have read, write about one character that you look up to. Give
reasons why you choose him/her.

Sample answer
The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff. One character that I looked up to was R

Firstly, he loved animals. This was shown when Richard purposely missed shooting a buck. Rich

Secondly, Richard was kind. One day, Mrs Hansen asked her class to sign a card for the Schermers. S
sympathy card for Hannah Schermer. After school, Richard took the card from Mrs Hansen. He wanted to
Thirdly, Richard was brave. This was shown when Richard told his family and Mrs Hansen that he w
everybody. One day, Richard received a letter from Mr Kilmer. Mr Kilmer advised Richard to overcome his
Lover after he signed the card for Hannah. The next day, Richard told Mrs Hansen that he wrote poetry. He s

In conclusion, I admired and respected Richard because he had good personalities.

Question 2 (SPM 2008)


Using the details from the novel that you have studied,
Describe what happens at the end of the novel.
Explain why you find the ending either happy or sad.

Sample answer
The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff. At the end of the story, Richards fathe

Richard Knight had a secret. Nobody knew that he wrote poetry including his family, teachers and sc
Richard to overcome his fear. Mr Kilmer advised Richard to share his poetry with people around him. Nobo

One day, Richard received a bad news about Mr Kilmer.Mr Kilmer was killed in the war between the
in a war in Cuba. His father regarded Roland as his world. His father was amazed how Richard could use

In conclusion, the ending of this story was truly heartwarming when a father and a son finally got alo

Question 3 (SPM 2009)


Using the details from the novel that you have studied, write about a difficult decision made by one of
the characters.
With close reference to the text, do you think this was the right decision?
Sample answer
The novel that I studied was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff. A difficult decision made by Richar

Richard Knight had a secret. Nobody knew that he wrote poetry including his family, teachers and sc

A few days later, Richard received a letter from Mr Kilmer. Mr Kilmer advised Richard to overcome

The next day, Richard told Mrs Hansen that he wrote poetry. He showed her Mr Kilmers letter. Mrs

In conclusion, Richard was a brave boy when he decided to tell his secrets to everyone.

Question 4 (SPM 2012)


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

Sample answer
The novel that I studied was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff. An event that made me angry was w

Firstly, I was angry because some Turtle Lake people were being unfair to the Schermers. They vand

Secondly, I was angry because Richards classmates were being unkind to the Schermers after the Sc
Schermer. After school, Richard took the card from Mrs Hansen. He wanted to give the card to Hannah. Han

In conclusion, the event where the Schermers was being mistreated infuriated me. I truly believed tha

Question 5 (SPM 2015 Similar to SPM 2007)


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

Sample answer
The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff. A good role model for teenagers was R

Firstly, he was kind. One day, Mrs Hansen asked her class to sign a card for the Schermers. Someone
card for Hannah Schermer.After school, Richard took the card from Mrs Hansen. He wanted to give the ca
Secondly, Richard was brave. This was shown when Richard told his family he wrote poetry. Before
from Mr Kilmer. Mr Kilmer advised Richard to overcome his fear. Mr Kilmer advised Richard to share his p

Thirdly, he was supportive. Hannah and Richard won the roles of Lady Liberty and the Doughboy re
Hannah. Therefore,Richard declined his part as the Doughboy. His family, his schoolmates and the Turtle La

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 whyyou sympathize with
this character with close reference to the text.

Sample answer
The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff. The character I sympathized with was

Firstly, her schoolmates called her Dirty Hun. They evenscrawled Dirty Hun all over her book co

Secondly, her parents tavern was vandalised. They painted Dirty Huns all over the walls. Mrs Han

Thirdly, people unfairly denied her role as Lady Liberty.Hannah won the roles of Lady Liberty becau
not want to cause any more problems. So she declined the role of Lady Liberty. Richard wanted to support H

In conclusion, although Hannah Schermer and her family was mistreated by some Turtle Lake people

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
The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff. The statement It is important to stand

Firstly, this statement was portrayed when Richard purposely missed shooting a buck. Richard thoug
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 c
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 R
role of Lady Liberty. Richard wanted to support Hannah. Therefore,Richard declined his part as the Doughb
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
The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff. A character who wanted to realis

Richard Knight had a secret. Nobody knew that he wrote poetry including his family, teachers and sc
Richard to overcome his fear. Mr Kilmer advised Richard to share his poetry with people around him. Nobo

One day, Richard received a bad news about Mr Kilmer.Mr Kilmer was killed in the war between the
in a war in Cuba. His father regarded Roland as his world. His father was amazed how Richard could use

In conclusion, Richard faced many obstacles in his journey of becoming a poet. In the end, he manag

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
The novel that I read was Dear Mr Kilmer by Anne Schraff. The statement Family supports family

Richard Knight had a secret. Nobody knew that he wrote poetry including his family, teachers and sc
Richard to overcome his fear. Mr Kilmer advised Richard to share his poetry with people around him. Nobo

One day, Richard received a bad news about Mr Kilmer.Mr Kilmer was killed in the war between the
in a war in Cuba. His father regarded Roland as his world. His father was amazed how Richard could use

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 Even


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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 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
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 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.

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