Unit 1, Part 1 Open-Book Summative Assessment

  1. Choose one of the following works: "The Utterly Perfect Murder," "American History," "The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant," "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," "A Christmas Memory," or "On Being Seventeen, Bright, and Unable to Read," and write one or more paragraphs explaining what the work has taught you about how people everywhere are changed by the times, places, and experiences they encounter. (60 points)
     

  2. Choose any two characters or writers from this unit part and write one or more paragraphs to compare the conflicts they face and the ways they handle them.  Are the conflicts internal or external? Are they resolved?  Remember to use the present tense when you write about literature. (20 points)
     

  3. Choose one of the following symbols: Ralph in "The Utterly Perfect Murder," the bass in "The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant," or the El Building in "American History."  In one paragraph, write what the symbol stands for and give support for your answer. (20 points)

 

 

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