An Easy Way To Support and Check Analytical Thinking and Reading!
These multiple choice questions based on text sentences from The Awakening by Kate Chopin are excellent teaching tools, providing the basis for thoughtful, engaging activities for your students.
This PDF downloadable Grammardog Guide for The Awakening contains 16 analytical multiple choice quizzes with a total of over 250 questions covering:
- sentence types
- figurative language
- literary devices
- allusions & symbols
- and more--all directly related to the story!
All examined sentences are from the novel. The quizzes use language that describes the romantic settings of the Louisiana Gulf coast and New Orleans. Naturalism is reflected in figurative language and lush descriptions of "hot breath of the Southern night," "the voice of the sea is seductive," and "the touch of the sea is sensuous." Allusions blend Creole folklore, classical myths, Catholicism and classical music. Feminism is poetically expressed ("The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings").
ABOUT GRAMMARDOG: Grammardog was founded in 2001 by Mary Jane McKinney, a high school English teacher and dedicated grammarian. She and other experienced English teachers in both high school and college regard grammar and style as the key to unlocking the essence of an author. Their philosophy, that grammar and literature are best understood when learned together, led to the formation of Grammardog, a means of sharing knowledge about the structure and patterns of language unique to specific authors. These patterns are what make a great book a great book. The arduous task of analyzing works for grammar and style is done for you, yielding a unique product, guaranteed to enlighten the reader of literary classics. Grammardog’s strategy is to put the author’s words under the microscope. The result yields an increased appreciation of the art of writing and awareness of the importance and power of language.