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Study GuideThe People Could Fly
  • Test on Thurs., May 3rd

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  • Note Make sure you have looked all terms in a
    dictionary that are not defined in the textbook.
  • 28 has been done for you!

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  • Compare the overseer and the driver.
  • Both work for the master.
  • Both are cruel towards people.

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  • What is the most significant difference between
    Toby and the overseer?
  • One is kind (Toby) and the other is cruel
    (Overseer).

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  • Why does Sarah continue working even though her
    baby is crying?
  • The overseer will whip them if she stops.

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  • What two elements or characters represent a clear
    distinction between good and evil?
  • Slavery and freedom

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  • How do folk tales such as this selection usually
    originate?
  • In the oral tradition( by word of mouth).

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  • According to the selection, what is the source of
    the peoples ability to fly?
  • Magic

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  • Identify the author of the selection.
  • Virginia Hamilton

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  • .
  • Why do the slaves describe the so-called Master
    as a hard lump of clay?
  • He refuses to change.
  • b. What type of figurative language is
    represented in the phrase, hard lump of clay?
  • metaphor

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  • When did the people first fly?
  • Long ago when they were in Africa.

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  • What special gift do some of the people have?
    What is the significance between some of the
    slaves?
  • Some of them have the ability to fly.

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  • Define villain.
  • A wicked or evil person
  • Who are the villains in the selection?
  • The master, overseer and the driver

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  • In the selection, what does the flying represent?
  • Freedom

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  • Which character says the magic words?
  • Toby

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  • . What type of fiction is this selection?
  • An African-American folktale

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  • Why does Sarah tell Toby that she must go soon?
  • She and her baby are being whipped.

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  • What role does Toby play in the selection?
  • He helps certain people fly away.

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  • What is a significant distinction among the
    slaves?
  • Some of them have the power to fly, and some do
    not.

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  • According to the selection, what does Toby hope
    will happen to the slaves who do not go with him?
  • He hopes they will run away if they get a chance.

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  • Identify the period in history this selection
    addresses.
  • Slavery

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  • What lesson about life is taught by this
    selection?
  • Dont give up, even when conditions are bad, or
    when things seem hopeless.
  • BONUS What character word does this represent?
    PERSERVERANCE
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