"A Blind Man Catches A Bird"(Pg 594) , "Pandora\'s Box" (Pg 476) And "The Contender" (Pg 463) Theme Posttest

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"A Blind Man Catches A Bird"(Pg 594) , "Pandora\

BEFORE beginning this PostTest ---review Identifying Theme on page 464 of Textbook -----Then carefully read "The Blind Man. . . " and answer the first 5 stories, then read "Pandora. . . . " and answer the next 7 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. 
    From this story, the term Pandora's Box has come to SYMBOLIZE __________________________.  State what you think Pandora's Box symbolizes AND how this symbol is important in/to the THEME of this myth.  
  • 3. 
    Name AT LEAST 2 of the items listed (on page 464) that give CLUES to the reader about what the THEME of a selection and/or novel is (use different ones from the clue you used with "The Contender" ---THEN give an EXAMPLE of BOTH of the 2 clues you mentioned from ONE of the stories this test has been taken from ---along with the example, state HOW the item gave you clues as to the theme!: 
  • 4. 
    State a THEME found in "The Contender" (you may use the work you did on the Note Taker for Theme sheet to help you).
  • 5. 
    For "The Contender"  name one of the CLUES from the front of your worksheet that can help you figure out the THEME of a story AND tell HOW this was evident in this story in particular:
  • 6. 
    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)

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    Remember ---the next questions deal with "Pandora's ...." storyWhat supernatural beings were involved in the creation of Pandora?
    • A. 

      Zeus, Hephaestus, and the Five Winds, and Hades

    • B. 

      Zeus, Athena, The Four Winds, Helena, and Hephastus

    • C. 

      Aphrodite, Hera, Athena, Zeus, The Four Winds, Hephaestus

    • D. 

      None of the beings were supernatural!

  • 11. 
    What was Zeus' main reason for creating Pandora?
    • A. 

      To have her have a box that would cause problems

    • B. 

      To get revenge on Epimetheus

    • C. 

      To make the other women feel very jealous

    • D. 

      To give magic to the world

  • 12. 
    Re-read lines 3-9, after re-reading these lines, what can you - as a reader - INFER about the contents of the box?
    • A. 

      The box was full of magic

    • B. 

      The contents would hurt Epimetheus.

    • C. 

      The contents would hurt Epimetheus but also all of mankind.

    • D. 

      Zeus hated all of mankind.

  • 13. 
    What prompts Pandora to look inside the box?
    • A. 

      Love

    • B. 

      Belief in good

    • C. 

      Curiosity

    • D. 

      Hope

  • 14. 
    How does the 'winged creature', mentioned at the end of the selection, relate to the other things in the box?
    • A. 

      The winged creature is all the evil in the world and it represents Pandora's curiosity.

    • B. 

      The winged creature represents hope, and it is the only thing that can outlive evil, war, etc....it is something that will stay with humans even if it goes away for a bit.

    • C. 

      The winged creature represents flitting pieces of good found in people throughout the world and will lead the people to happiness.

    • D. 

      The winged creature represents curiosity and tells the reader that without curiosty we - as humans - wouldn't have had so many problems in life!

  • 15. 
    Which statement BEST represents the THEME of "Pandora's Box"
    • A. 

      The gods are smarter than humans and can use curiosity against humans

    • B. 

      The early bird gets the worm and curiosity kills the cat

    • C. 

      Believe in yourself and don't let others control you! Only you, yourself, can decide what is right for you!

    • D. 

      Humans usually want what they cannot have, and curiosity can cause problems/one shouldn't let it get out of hand!

    • E. 

      Zeus was angry with someone, and for revenge he had Pandora created. Pandora was full of curiosity and this caused lots of problems for the human race; however, hope was also in the box.

  • 16. 
    Look at the picture on page 477, through OBSERVING her expression and body language----AND thinking about the story itself --- ANALYZE her feelings about the box she is holding.
    • A. 

      She feels it is dangerous and doesn't want it anymore

    • B. 

      She values the box and wants to protect it....she also realizes she shouldn't open it and is afraid someone will see her.

    • C. 

      She is running away from the gods with the box because she realizes that they may want it back and she wants to keep it.

    • D. 

      She doesn't want Prometheus to come and burn it/take it away from her/or throw it to the other side of the universe as he said he would!

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