THIS WEEK, THE PORTAL IS OPEN UNTIL SUNDAY , MARCH 24, UNTIL MIDNIGHT (MEANING 12AM). NO EXTENSIONS. I will accept work, NO POP-QUIZES OR TESTS, FROM JANUARY 8 UP TO MARCH 15.
- Bring the poetry book back from Langston Hughes.
- Bring Packet back with the poetry vocabulary.
- ACHIEVE 3000 DUE ON SUNDAY MIDNIGHT/ IT IS THE END OF FEBRUARY, THEREFORE YOU SHOULD HAVE 20 ARTICLES FOR THIS MONTH.
- QUESTIONS FOR “INTO THE WILD” are to be found on the previous date on the blog.
Read the new text: “THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME” and answer the following questions:
1. What does Rainsford hear that drew him too close to the ship’s rail?
- Three gun shots.
- A dog barking.
- A horn blowing in the distance.
- A man’s scream.
2. Why is Rainsford filled with terror when the general smiles and turns back?
- The general is playing cat and mouse – and Rainsford is the mouse.
- Rainsford is going to have face the quicksand.
- The general is beginning to look more and more like Ivan.
- The general will be bringing reinforcements.
3. Why wouldn’t the general be concerned that Rainsford does not commit to remain silent about the island?
- The general is confident in his own abilities to hunt and kill, and therefore Rainsford will be dead.
- The general knows he will eventually convince Rainsford to keep quiet.
- The general has no telephone and knows that Rainsford will be locked in the cellar forever.
4. What character qualities are revealed by Rainsford’s struggle after falling overboard?
- His passion for hunting
- His strength and will to survive
- His ability to reason and deduce
5. Zaroff knew Rainsford because:
- they had hunted together before.
- he had read the book Rainsford wrote.
- they had met at an exhibition.
- he had guided him on Safari.
6. Which choice describes someone who is RESOURCEFUL?
- works for the Department of Natural Resources
- deals with problems effectively
- is afraid of the outdoors
- finds the sources of rivers
7. Why does General Zaroff hunt humans?
- He is a lunatic.
- He is a Cossack.
- He is an animal activist.
- He is bored with hunting animals.
8. In what sea was Ship-Trap Island in?
9. What is ironic about what happens to Sanger Rainsford?
10.Who wins the game?
11. Write a 2 paragraph summary over this short story. DUE ON MONDAY, MARCH 11.
- PERIOD 3/ONLY: SINCE THIS CLASS ONLY.….HAS NOT FINISHED WATCHING THE MOVIE “Malcolm X” THEY DO NOT, FOR NOW, HAVE TO FINISH THE GIVEN QUESTIONS.
FOR THE REST OF ALL PERIODS THE DUE DATE HAS PASSED!!!!!!!!
2. Study Questions for Into the Wild/ DUE BY SUNDAY , MARCH 3RD BY MIDNIGHT/NO EXTENSIONS!!!! FOR ALL CLASSES……
- What date does Jim Gallien pick up the hitchhiker?
- By the time he drops off the hitchhiker what does Jim Gallien think of him?
- By the end of the chapter what do you know about the hitchhiker?
- Describe the land where Alex disappears.
- Who visits the bus and what do they find? What date is it? 3. Write down what you have found out about Alex.
- What was Alex’ adopted home like? When did he first arrive there?
- What was his real home like?
- What do you find out about his family?
- By the end of the chapter, what additional facts do you know about Alex?
- What happens when Chris/Alex drives the Datsun into the Lake Mead National Recreation Area?
- What do his parents think?
- Where does Chris/Alex travel in this chapter and what in the time-line? (What dates are covered?)
- By the end of the chapter what do we learn about Chris/Alex’ view of money and belongings?
- What did the people in Bullhead City think of Chris/Alex?
- Describe the Slabs in your own words.
- What is the irony about Jack London?
- What do we learn about Chris/Alex in this chapter?
- Trace the time-line in this chapter.
- What changes do you notice in the narrative stance of Chapter 6?
- Why did they send Krakauer (the writer) a letter from Ronald Franz?
- In Chris/Alex’s letter to Ron Franz he reveals his philosophy of life. This is important for an understanding of what happened to him. Summarize his ideas in your own words.
- What did the Krakauer learn when he visited Franz?
- What was Chris/Alex’s relationship to his family
- What was his relationship to people in general?
- How does the writer know all this?
- When did Wayne Westerberg last see Alex?
- When people read about Chris McCandless’ death what was their reaction?
- Why does Krakauer write about other eccentric people?
- How does Chris/Alex compare to these other people?
- Krakauer spends an entire chapter on Everett Ruess. How is Russ similar to McCandless and how is he different?
- What connection do the Irish monks have with McCandless? Or, why did Krakauer bring them into this story?
- What is your response to this section of the book?
What do we find out in Chapter 10?
- Remembering Chris/Alex’s letter to Ron Franz, how do you think Chris felt about his parents’ lifestyle?
- What did Chris inherit from his father?
- What do we find out in this chapter that helps explains Chris’ disappearance?
- Trace a time-line for Chris in this chapter.
- What discovery did Chris make about his parents in El Segundo? Why was this important?
- What was Chris’ emotional state during his last year of college?
- Why didn’t Chris contact his family after he disappeared?
- How did his parents feel during this time?
- What do you think of Chris’ attitude and that of his parents?
1.What do we learn during this chapter?
2. How does this chapter make you feel about Chris, and about his mother and sister?
- Why does Krakauer identify with Chris?
- What does Krakauer do and how is that like Chris?
- Why do you think Krakauer writes about himself in this chapter?
- How is Krakauer’s relationship with his father like Chris’ relationship with Walt McCandless?
- What comparisons does Krakauer make between his climb and Chris McCandless’ attempt to live in the Alaskan wilderness?
- Track the timeline of Chris’ trip to Alaska. How does he get there?
- Where is the first place Chris/Alex goes and what does he buy there?
- What does he carry with him into the wilderness?
- What does Alexander Supertramp’s manifesto on page 163 mean?
- Trace the timeline and food consumption in this chapter.
- How does Krakauer know Chris/Alex intended to leave the wilderness? What stops him?
- Why is Krakauer successful at crossing the river? What does he have that Chris McCandless didn’t have?
- Why does Krakauer want to go to the bus?
- What does Krakauer find inside the bus and how does it make you feel?
- How does Krakauer defend Chris McCandless in this chapter?
- What does Krakauer speculate happens to Chris in this chapter?
- Trace the timeline to Chris McCandless’ death.
- On the note he wrote on page 197-8, why do you think he uses the name Chris McCandless instead of Alexander Supertramp?
- How do you think Chris McCandless feels at the end of his life?
- WHAT IS THE MAIN THEME OF THIS MOVIE?
- WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE BOOK?
- WHAT IS THE SETTING AND EXPLAIN?
- HOW LONG WAS CHRIS’S JOURNEY?
- EXPLAIN THE FOLLOWING SYMBOLS: DESERTS, MOUNTAINS, MAGIC BUS, MOOSE, WATER, YELLOW DATSUN, LOVE, GOD, LEATHER BELT, WILD FLOWER BOOK.
- IS INTO THE WILD A TRUE STORY OR A JOURNALISTIC TRAGEDY?
- WHAT DOES THIS EXPRESSION REALLY MEAN: “HAPPINESS ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED.”
- EXPLAIN THE THEMES: MATERIALISM, SURVIVAL IN THE WILDERNESS,YOUNG MANHOOD.