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Analyze Dialogue: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.3 Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Subtext is...

Question 2 2. Give an example of how dialogue can move a story forward

Question 3 3. What important questions should we ask ourselves when analyzing dialogue?

Question 4 4. What purpose can dialogue serve?

Question 5 5. What is so distinct about the dialogue that Lorraine Hansberry uses in her play 'A Raisin in the Sun'?

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Question 6 6. In the excerpt discussed from the novel The Secret Life of Bees, explain the importance of August saying, 'You can't be a true beekeeper without getting stung.'

Question 7 7. Powerful dialogue can reveal...

Question 8 8. In the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, what is Nana's motive for telling her daughter Mariam that all an Afghan girl needs to learn is how to endure? What does this reveal about Nana?

Question 9 9. In the novel The Great Gatsby, Daisy cries over Gatsby's beautiful clothes. What is the subtext of this scene?

Question 10 10. What is so unique about Elmore Leonard's use of dialogue when considering novels like Out of Sight?

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Question 11 11. Why is it important for a writer to choose words and lines carefully for his/her characters to say in a conversation?

Question 12 12. In Hemingway's short story 'A Soldier's Home', Krebs has an uncomfortable conversation with his mother during breakfast. She talks to him about her beliefs and how she has worried about him and prayed for him while he was fighting in the Civil War. What is his response and what does it reveal about him?

Question 13 13. Dialect is:

Question 14 14. If a writer chooses to summarize every scene and never uses dialogue, how would that affect his short story or novel?

Question 15 15. In the excerpt discussed from O. Henry's short story 'A Retrieved Reformation', explain why it so important for Annabel to say, 'Can't you do something, Ralph? Try, won't you?'.

Analyze Dialogue: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.3 Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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