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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Nobody in the story forewarns Dickie of the consequences of the test. His manner is matter of fact with no emotion. Sadly all too relevant to today’s anti-science and anti-expertise agenda amidst certain factions in our nation’s.
They bring him to the facility and go examnation home to wait anxiously for the results. Jun 02, Mez rated it liked it. Dickie Jordan is an intelligent and curious youth. If they are not the Government will control not only the family but each individual in the family as well.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bradley rated it liked it Nov 19, The Government knows that they would deliberately try and fail the test by giving the wrong answers.
If anything the only way for the Government to maintain the status quo is to remove or kill those who have an IQ that is higher than what is acceptable to the Government. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Henry Slesar is an American author and playwright. Lists with This Book. Jan 31, Alexandra rated it liked it. Mr Jordan also knows how important the test is. It had a chilling end and it left you in shock after the last few lines.
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. She knows how important the Government test is and knows that Dickie must do it.
But Will didn’t know it was this important.
Dec 22, Lena Rakhimova rated it it was amazing. Cite Post McManus, Dermot.
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Like the opposite of a joke. He may be suggesting that both family and Government need to be separated.
There is also a sense that the Government are controlling their citizens and the freedom they allow their exsmination to have. Whereas people would usually come before institutes. The Sitting Bee, 2 Feb.
Taylor V rated it it was amazing Sep 07, 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. What kind of government would want to dispose of dya intelligent children?
Elizabeth W rated it really liked it Sep 07, What does the protagonist have to do? Enjoyable and stimulates captivating thoughts. The story features a small boy of 12 years preparing for his test.
exsmination They too appear to accept the status quo. I read this in sixth grade English class and I’ve never forgotten it. AO3 AO3 Show detailed understanding of the ways in which writers’ choices of form, structure and language shape meanings. Complete the following table with as many examples as you can find. This is not the case in the story which may explain why truth serum is used before the start of the test. Similarly with the other parents who Dickie sees when he is brought to take the test by his father.
Examination Day by Henry Slesar
Return to Book Page. He uses this experience and observations of totalitarian governments and exaggerates these in his writing, as a kind of warning to the government of the day. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. After his parents await the test results at home for hours, they are contacted by the government. Books by Henry Slesar. This might explain as to why he is abrupt with Dickie when Dickie asks him some questions.
Download ppt “Examination Day Henry Slesar. To ask other readers questions about Examination Dayplease sign up. Clerk 2 Jeffrey Alan Chandler: Though the message he is relaying is of a serious nature Dickie has been killed. This science fiction tale explored government control of intelligence. 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.