Passion & Theme In Pop Culture Quiz

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After reviewing each statement, mark whether it is true or false. The information at the beginning of each statement is true. Based on that information, determine if the entire statement is true or not. You can refer to the examples on the site and in the job aid. You can also use the "Resources" tab to access research information used to formulate the statements.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Considering the animosity many "pure blood" witches felt toward "mudblood" witches and muggles, "Passion Against Discrimination" could have been one of the inspirations of J.K. Rowling, who wrote the "Harry Potter" series.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Max faces many self imposed hardships in the movie version of "Where the Wild Things Are". Based on this statement, a theme for this story could be "It is only when a man tames his own demons that he becomes the king of himself, if not the world".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    George Lucas had a passion for mythology and philosophy. This passion did not inspire the many themes in his "Star Wars" series, which include "good versus evil", "believe in yourself", "democracy triumphs over totalitarianism" and "love conquers all".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Being a sickly child with a heart condition, the author of "The Wizard of Oz" believed very much in the power of a child's imagination. This handicap could have inspired a "Passion for Fantastic Adventures in a Far Away Land".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" has many themes, one of which is "It is hard to grow up in a broken home with an absent father". This theme could not have been inspired by Steven Spielberg's, who wrote the story, own broken home experience.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    J.R.R. Tolkien, who wrote "Lord of the Rings", had a passion for the construction of languages. Considering the many languages he constructed for this story, a theme inspired by this passion could be "Language construction does not breed a people's mythology".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    J.M. Barrie, who wrote "Peter Pan", had an older brother that died the day before he turned 14. This event could have inspired the theme of "Adventures of unending youth" in the story.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Alice must overcome the openmindedness of a child in order to make sense of the adult world. An inspiration for this story could have been Carroll's Passion for the Innocence of a Child's View of the World
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False