"A Blind Man Catches A Bird" Theme Part 1 Pretest

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"A Blind Man Catches A Bird" Theme Part 1  Pretest

After reading the short story, answer the following questions. . . . . Remember to look back in the selection to help you choose the best answer!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Think about the symbols and the themes seen in this story.  Write a few sentences explaining the connection seen between one of the symbols and one of the themes:
  • 2. 
    Which quote conveys (shows or illustrates) a THEME from the story?
    • A. 

      "At first they followed a path that he knew and it was easy for the blind man to tag along behind the others>" (Paragraph 3)

    • B. 

      "The blind man followed the other's advice and put his trap where birds might come for water>" (paragraph 7)

    • C. 

      "When he reached his trip, the young man saw that he had caught a bird." (paragraph 10)

    • D. 

      "The young man was impressed with the wisdom of the blind man, who knew a whole lot even though he could see nothing." (paragraph 16)

  • 3. 
    Which theme is suggested by the blind man's thoughts about why people fight?
    • A. 

      Dishonesty ruins people's relationships

    • B. 

      Friends must be willing to forgive

    • C. 

      People should think before they speak

    • D. 

      Compromise will solve most problems

  • 4. 
    The hunting trip could be a symbol of the ______________, and this symbolism helps one better understand the theme.
    • A. 

      Wisdom of a person who is blind

    • B. 

      Search for what is important in life

    • C. 

      Human struggle to control nature

    • D. 

      Difficulty of living without one's sight

  • 5. 
    The best choice for the overall UNIVERSAL THEME found in this story is....
    • A. 

      People cheat others because it makes them feel better

    • B. 

      People should rely more on their hearing than on their sight

    • C. 

      True friendship depends on respect and fairness

    • D. 

      Hunting is a good way to learn about animal behavior

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