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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Which may be the point that Slesar is attempting to make. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. Hendy groups, decide the policies LAWS of this government and the reasons it would not want these children to live. The Sitting Bee, 2 Feb. Like the opposite of a joke. This very short story was really chilling.

Examination Day

What does the protagonist have to do? Examinafion uses this slessar and observations of totalitarian governments and exaggerates these in his writing, as a kind of warning to the government of the day. If anything Dickie and his family appear to live in a suppressive environment. There is also a sense that the Government are controlling their citizens and the freedom they allow their citizens to have. Complete the following table with as many examples as you can find.


Whereas people would usually come before institutes. How old is the protagonist? Your email address will not be published. I read this in sixth grade English class and I’ve never forgotten it. Preview — Examination Day by Henry Slesar.

Can you think of any exceptions? Nobody in the story forewarns Dickie of the consequences of the test.

Melissa Rivera rated it it was amazing Sep 07, It is as though she has been programmed to accept the way that things are. Born to Dance Review. Write 3 laws and the reason for each. 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. Nov 29, Felix rated it it was amazing. Arthur Miller American playwright who combined in his works social awareness with deep insights into.

Examination Day by Henry Slesar

If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system. The story was first published in Playboy February Scene from “Examination Day”. Richard Jordan Elizabeth Vay No trivia or quizzes yet. OK Background for The Crucible.


Henry Slesar is an American author exakination playwright. This might explain as to why he is abrupt with Dickie when Dickie asks him some questions.

Examination Day Henry Slesar.

Something they both appear to accept. Elizabeth W rated it really liked it Sep 07, That being people who are clever will be inquisitive and question things.

Kenny T rated it really liked it Sep 07, Heidi rated it really liked it May 20, Oct 18, Rick rated it really liked it. Oct 16, Chessa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Warm Up Define conflict. Slesaf 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.

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