"The Choice" And Non-fiction Articles

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"The Choice" And Non-fiction Articles

Think about all we have dirscussed with this unit. . . . . . . . Direct and Indirect Characterization, Minor and Major Characters, Dynamic and Static Characters, Round and Flat Characters, Tone, Mood, Central Theme, Plotline, etc. . . . Make sure you have thought about the connections seen between the story, "The Choice" and the non-fiction articles we read, "To Tell or Not to Tell" and "Homeless Man. . . " BEFORE continuing and taking the test


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the short story, "The Choice< Zander's friends (though the friends disagreed amongst themselves) encourage him to do each of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Sell the ring and buy cool stuff with the money

    • B. 

      Put up a 'found' sign at the thrift store.

    • C. 

      Try to find the owner of the ring and return it.

    • D. 

      Tell his mom that he found the ring in the pants.

  • 2. 
    How does Zander react when Xavier says, "Finders, keepers, dued.  That's the way of the world!!"?
    • A. 

      Zander thinks it is definitely true thus he agrees with Xavier.

    • B. 

      Zander agrees at first, then changes his mind.

    • C. 

      Zander disagrees immediately.

    • D. 

      Zander still isn't sure at the end of the story what he thinks about that idea.

  • 3. 
    Zander says, "We unanimously decided that my ring was real."  You can guess that the Latin word unanimus means........
    • A. 

      Inactive or sluggish

    • B. 

      Furious

    • C. 

      Not influenced

    • D. 

      Of one mind

  • 4. 
    Who was the MAJOR character in this story?
    • A. 

      Zander's mom

    • B. 

      Xavier

    • C. 

      Zander

    • D. 

      Yuri

  • 5. 
    Which two character pairs were MINOR characters in this story?
    • A. 

      Yuri and Zander

    • B. 

      Xavier and the "Weird Counter Guy"

    • C. 

      Xavier and Zander

    • D. 

      Zander and the 'Weird Counter Guy"

  • 6. 
    Which character in the story would be considered a STATIC character?
    • A. 

      Zander

    • B. 

      Nan Marino

    • C. 

      Chuck Klosterman

    • D. 

      Weird Counter Guy

  • 7. 
    Tell what kind of CHARACTERIZATION is being shown in the following statements: "My mom is trustworthy and would always do the right thing!!"
    • A. 

      1st person

    • B. 

      Direct

    • C. 

      Indirect

    • D. 

      Direction

  • 8. 
    What kind of CHARACTERIZATION is shown in..... Zander's struggle with deciding what to do with the ring he had found.
    • A. 

      1st Person

    • B. 

      Direct

    • C. 

      Indirect

    • D. 

      Direction

  • 9. 
    When the author calls the guy who works in the Thrift Shop, "Weird Counter Guy", instead of giving him a name ---it would be considered the use of what literary term we have discussed?
    • A. 

      Allusion

    • B. 

      Connotation

    • C. 

      Denotation

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 10. 
    True or false ---Jeff Mangiat decided upon the pictures, or drew pictures that went with the article, "The Choice".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The difference between the characters of Xavier and Yuri are REPRESENTATIVE of...........to help develop the storyl.
    • A. 

      Zander's decision making skills

    • B. 

      Zander's love of and greed for the ring

    • C. 

      Zander's conscience

    • D. 

      Zander's love of having friends with the initials Y and Z

  • 12. 
    Which quote best supports a CENTRAL THEME of "The Choice"?
    • A. 

      "After all these years, it's a wonder they're still friends."

    • B. 

      "That's when I got the idea. Insead of giving the ring back to some stranger, I could give it to my mom.

    • C. 

      "There are two types of people in this world. The Kepers and the Returners. You never know which type you are until you're put to the test."

    • D. 

      It might have been a fake ring, but it had a reasl story to go with it."

  • 13. 
    Why does Zander not tell anyone (but his two closest friends) about finding the ring at the Trhift Shop?
    • A. 

      He is afraid and doesn't know what will happen in his ghetto type neighborhood where lots of people break in and steal things from houses.

    • B. 

      He thinks the Weird Counter Guy wants to steal it.

    • C. 

      He is afraid his mom will find out if he tells a bunch of people

    • D. 

      He isn't sure what he's going to do with the ring, but his conscience is bothering him.

  • 14. 
     At the beginning of the short story, "The Choice" why does Zander not want to be in the Thrift Shop?
    • A. 

      He thinks it smells

    • B. 

      He is afraid of the Weird Counter Guy

    • C. 

      He is selfish and self-centered

    • D. 

      He is embarrassed to be in there

  • 15. 
    In what Point of View is this story told?
    • A. 

      3rd Person Limited

    • B. 

      3rd Person Omnisicient

    • C. 

      2nd person

    • D. 

      1st Person

  • 16. 
    What is the TONE of the short story, "The Choice"?
    • A. 

      Positive and Excited

    • B. 

      Reflective and Neutral

    • C. 

      Melancholy and Negative

    • D. 

      Hopeful and Thrilling

  • 17. 
    What is the CLIMAX of the short story, "The Choice"?
    • A. 

      Zander finds the ring

    • B. 

      Zander tells his best friends about finding the ring

    • C. 

      Zander learns that the ring is a fake and after all that struggle it's worth nothing.

    • D. 

      Zander learns a lesson about himself.

  • 18. 
    What is the THEME of the short story, "The Choice"
    • A. 

      Finders, Keepers, Losers, Weepers

    • B. 

      Hope for good in others is a negative venture

    • C. 

      Decisions can be difficult, but doing what is right helps make you feel good

    • D. 

      A boy found a ring and struggled with whether to give it back. His friends saw it different ways and kept trying to get him to see it their way. He finally decided to do the right thing and learned a lesson.

  • 19. 
    How does the advice column on page 29 relate to the fiction story?
    • A. 

      They both are fiction stories and talk about decisions.

    • B. 

      They both suggest that it is easy to do the right thing.

    • C. 

      They both involve someone making a decision to tell on someone else.

    • D. 

      They both concern having an awareness of how one's actions affect others and making a tough decision.

  • 20. 
    What does the literary term DENOTATION mean?
    • A. 

      The feeling the word gives you

    • B. 

      The dictionary meaning of a word

    • C. 

      Figurative Language

    • D. 

      Having a tone of negativity towards someone

  • 21. 
    Write the answers to the next questions in COMPLETE SENTENCES and another sheet of paper - or you MAY TRY to type it here (unsure as to how the system will accept it/remember it can not work and you may have to write it anyway!!)  Remember, to PUT YOUR NAME ON THE PAPER if you turn it in on paper  I will be grading this and the following questions separately and additng that score to your grade/DO YOUR BEST!!! How does Zander feel when he first finds the ring?  Describe how his feelings change over the course of the story:  THEN tell if Zander is a STATIC or DYNAMIC character and why.
  • 22. 
    Writer Albert Camus said, "A man without ethics (doing what's right) is a wild beast loosed upon this world."  What does he mean by this quote?
  • 23. 
    Thinking about the quote in question 22 ---"A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world,"  tell how the quote CONNECTS with the short story and articles of "To Tell...." and "The Homeless man...."  Make sure you write a strong paragraph and use examples from the stories/articles to show the connections.
  • 24. 
    Who would the homeless man in the article state was his "Yuri" (or conscience)?  This person from the homeless man's past helped him make the right choice.
  • 25. 
    Tell what the word HUMBLE means.  State how we learned that the homeless man is really a humble man.  (think back to the questions we did/if you took the assignment seriously, this question should  be very easy!!!
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