Accusations Theme Assessment for "Antigone"
by Lisa Fichthorn-Scumpieru
| 10 Questions
Note from the author:
This assessment checks on students understanding of universal theme. It is used with "Antigone", but could be used with any similar theme such as "The Crucible".
Watch the video paying close attention to theme and purpose:
Part A: Which option best describes the theme of the video?
A Separation is inevitable in a society.
B People are always accusatory.
C Discrimination can be hurtful and degrading.
D People will never learn.
Part B: Which scene is the most closely related to the theme you chose above?
A When the Sneetches don't know where they belong.
B When the young Sneetch feels left out and says it's a "stupid little star".
C When the Sneetches roast marshmallows at the end.
D When the salesman leaves them and says you can never teach a Sneetch.
What is the primary purpose of the video?
A To entertain people about Sneetches.
B To persuade others that social injustices are wrong.
C To inform people about differences.
D To show depth and knowledge of animation skills.
Why did Dr. Suess end the video this way?
Think about:
* What was his tone at the end of the piece? * What mood was he trying to exhibit from the reader?
Tone is the writer's attitude and mood is how you feel as a reader.
Read the poem and answer the questions below:
"Falsely Accused"by Theresa Ann Moore

Under the circumstance all clues pointed to you
In the wrong place at the right time…you were screwed
Sentenced as a criminal…then locked behind bars…
Unjustly paying for a wrong doing…marked by scars

For years your family had prayed your name would be cleared
They knew the proof was not as legit as it seemingly appeared
Finally it was a group of young student attorneys that pursued
The case was raked and combed…innocence must be proved

Twenty years had passed … some digging was now being done
Stored evidence was reevaluated…a new search had begun
Strides in DNA testing proved that you indeed were not guilty
Oops…a mistake had been made …now you’re set free

Cameras televise… your admitted relief is clearly evident
Your bent frame and gray hair are evidence of years spent
After being accused and justly declared guilty by the law
You are now released by a justice system that was flawed


Part A: What can be inferred about the poet from this poem and the subject of the poem?
A The poet knows a lot about the justice system.
B The poet is nervous about whether the subject is guilty or not.
C The poet keeps repeating "you" for a reason.
D The poet is mad and responding to seeing this man on television.
Part B: What piece of evidence can be used to justify your answer above?
A The third stanza
B The last stanza
C The second stanza
D The first stanza
In the second stanza, what is meant by "The case was raked and combed"?
A Cleaned up by the attorneys
B Sorted through by the attorneys
C Covered up by the attorneys
D Hurried by the attorneys
What effect does the poem have by using the word "you" throughout the poem? Explain.
Find five images that would connect "The Sneetches", "Falsely Accused", and "Antigone". Please be sure to be serious about this part of the assessment and add only images that work and can be explained below.
Explain your five choices above and explain the connections you made between the video, the poem, and the play. Please write a minimum of two paragraphs. Thank you.
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