"from An American Childhood" By Annie Dillard

15 Questions  I  By Freemanj on October 11, 2011

  

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1.  At the beginning of teh excerpt from An American Childhood, what important thing do you learn about Annie Dillard when she talks about playing football?
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2.  Why are the children throwing snowballs at cars?
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3.  Use context clues in the following passage coose the correct meaning of the underlined word. He chased us silently over picket fences, through thorny hedges, between houses, around garbage cans, and across streets.  Every time I glanced back, choking for breath, I expected he would have quit.
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4.  Use context clues to choose the correct meaning of the underlined word. Mikey and I had nowhere to go, in our own neighborhood or out of it, but away from this man who was chasing us.  He impelled us forward.
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5.  After the man catches Dillard and Mikey, Dillard says: He had released our jackets;...he knew we weren't going anywhere.  We all played by the rules. What does she mean?
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6.  Why does the man chase the children?
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7.  Dillard writes from the first-person point of view.  Which of the following statements is always true of a first person narrative?
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8.  Since this excerpt is told in first person point-of-view, what information must be left out of the story?
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9.  Which word best describes the young Annie Dillard?
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10.  Why does Dillard admire the driver of the Buick?
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11.  What lesson does Annie Dillard share in this excerpt?
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12.  Which statement from the except explains what Dillard finds disappointing about being captured by the man?
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13.  Why does the author describe the path of teh chase in such detail?
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14.  In which sentence is the word strategy used correctly?
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15.  Which sentence uses the word compelled correctly?
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