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									                                    Toronto Prep School
                                      Language Arts 8

                 Exam Review – Part 2 – Short Stories, Poems and Articles


A Grave Misunderstanding p. 68

1.     Who is the narrator of this story? _____________________________________________.

2.     Who does the narrator and his owner meet while they are walking in the cemetery, and
       why is the narrator so upset by this meeting?
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3.     How does the narrator convince his master that there is danger associated with the
       stranger?
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4.     What happens at the end of the story? Why is this considered funny?
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Let’s Go To The Videotape p. 77

1.     Describe the main character Dan Gutman when he was a child.
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2.     Why did the other children make fun of Dan Gutman?
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3.     Describe the incident which made Dan so proud and so popular.
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Superheroes p. 86

Describe the following heroes using your textbook:

a.     the Speedster
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b.     the Energy Blaster
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c.     the Mythic Hero
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d.     the Powered Armour Hero
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e.     the Gadget Hero
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f.     the Acrobat
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g.     the Martial Artist
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h.     the Flying Hero
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i.     the Ultimate Hero
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j.     the Big Tough Guy
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k.     the Teen Hero
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Molly Killingbeck: Taking a Chance p.94

1.     What sports did Molly play while in junior highschool?
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2.     In which sport did Molly win a silver medal, when and where?
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3.     What happened to Molly at the 1988 Seoul Olympics? What was Molly’s immediate
       reaction? How did she learn to live with her disappointment?
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I Just Stood By and Let It Happen p.119

1.     Why did Mary act the way she did in front of Erica’s locker?
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2.     Why do you think the speaker is now embarrassed about the way she acted?
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3.     Explain why the speaker feels she was a bully because she chose to stand back and do
       nothing.
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Tennis Champion p.133

1.     Why did Marc decide to take up tennis? Why did he decide to enter the championship?
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2.     Describe the match between Marc and Nicolas.
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3.     How did Marc go on to win the whole tournament?
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4.     Did Marc enter any more tournaments? ________________________________________


The Case of the Headless Walruses p.175

1.     Provide a brief summary of this story.
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2.     How did the evidence prove that the hunters actually killed the walruses?
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The Case of the Murdered Moose p.176

1.     Why did the owner of the house say that the killing of the moose was legal?
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2.     What evidence was found to disprove the man’s story?
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The Case of the Pinched Parrots p.177

1.     Describe the situation at the bird breeder’s warehouse? Why were investigators
       called in?
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2.     Describe the evidence found to disprove the bird breeder’s story.
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Into the Maghreb p.185

1.     Who is the narrator of the poem? ______________________________________

2.     Provide images from the poem that appeal to your sense of sight, smell, sound,
       touch, and taste.

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Our Song p.192

1.     Who are the main characters of this story?
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2.     Describe the village and lifestyle of the people in Senegal.
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3.     Describe what the young girl saw while walking in the village.
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4.     Describe the relationship between the young girl and Ole Ma.
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Governor General’s Installation Speech p.200

1.     Who is the Governor General of Canada and where is she from?
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2.     Why is she so appreciative of the freedoms we have in Canada?
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3.     How does she want to help young people? Why?
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There Are No Bad Days p.219

1.     What was the background of the woman on the plane? ___________________________

2.     Why did she have such a positive outlook about her trip to Canada?
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3.     What comment did the lady make which gave the narrator a whole new perspective? Why?
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Samuel de Champlain p.226

1.     Describe why the island of St.Croix was a good place for settlement.
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2.     Describe the plan Champlain had for the settlement.
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3.     Describe the settlement outside the palisade.
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4.     Describe the problems the settlers had because of all the bad weather.
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5.     How many settlers died and how were the rest saved?
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6.    Where did the settlers eventually move to? _____________________________________
The Belonging Place p.233

1.     Describe the chores performed by the women in the Gordon family.
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2.     Name the books read by the Gordon family. Which book(s) did Mr. Gordon read from on a
       regular basis?
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3.     What was Mrs. Gordon main complaint and how did Mr. Gordon solve the problem?
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4.     Describe Bridget.
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5.     Describe Jeanie Mackay and her mother.
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6.     Describe the terrible tragedy that happened to the Mackay family in Montreal.
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7.     Describe Jamie. What happened to Jamie’s family? Why doesn’t Mrs. Mackay want to
       adopt Jamie?
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8.     Explain the surprise ending for the story.
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9.     What advice do you think Elspet would give Mrs. Mackay about Jamie?
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