Summary: The Examination Day is about a twelve-year old boy named Dickie Jordan who takes a government intelligence exam to see how smart he is but he . Includes handout with comprehension questions and an extended writing task. Examination Day has 90 ratings and 15 reviews. Dickie Jordan has just turned twelve, so it’s time for him to take a Government mandated intelligence test.
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Auth with social network: Arthur Miller American playwright who combined in his works social awareness with deep insights into. To ask other readers questions about Examination Dayplease sign up. It had a chilling end and examinqtion left you in shock after the last few lines.
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Clerk 1 Myrna White: If they are not the Government will control not only the family but each individual in the family as well. Cite Post McManus, Dermot.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However it is most likely that the Government are henfy off a formula. Similarly with the other parents who Dickie sees when he is brought to take the test by his father. I read this in sixth grade English class and I’ve never forgotten it. There is no sense that a citizen has the freedom to develop as they might like to. Books by Henry Slesar.
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Oct 18, Rick rated it really liked it. OK Background for The Crucible. It is a dystopian story It is titled Examination Day Based on this knowledge, what do you predict the story will be about? Sep 07, Tess rated it really liked it.
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If anything Dickie and his family appear to live in a suppressive environment. Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises from the beginning of the story that Slesar may be exploring the theme of fear. Scary and haunting view of the future!
Though some critics might suggest that Dickie is just unfortunate it might be important to remember that what is happening is that a Government is imposing its will on its citizens. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Anyone else think the ending was twisted? The fact that Dickie is killed simply because his IQ is too high or above what is acceptable by the Government also seems to be bizarre. He may be suggesting that both family and Government need to be separated.
Examination Day by Henry Slesar
The Government knows that they would deliberately try and fail the test by slesaar the wrong answers. Dec 22, Lena Rakhimova rated it it was amazing. This test was to narrow the population down, so they didn’t get too many free thinking children who would start an uprising against the machine.
Jun 02, Mez rated it liked it. The Evening Independent wrote that the episode was “a bit predictable, but the reason for the tragic climax was a shock”. The end of the story is also interesting due to the tone of the Government official who is on the phone to Mr Jordan.