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1 Applied Practice in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry PRE-AP*/AP* By Mildred D. Taylor RESOURCE GUIDE *AP and SAT are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product. Pre-AP is a trademark owned by the College Entrance Examination Board.

2 APPLIED PRACTICE Resource Guide Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Pre-AP*/AP* Version Teacher Notes A Note for Teachers... 2 A Note About Format... 5 Teaching Resources Strategies for Multiple-Choice Questions... 6 Strategies for Free-Response Questions... 7 Literary Terms and Vocabulary Words... 8 Student Practices Multiple-Choice Questions... 9 Free-Response Questions Answer Key and Explanations Multiple-Choice Answer Key Multiple-Choice Answer Explanations Free-Response Scoring Guide *Pre-AP and AP are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

3 LITERARY TERMS AND VOCABULARY WORDS The following terms and vocabulary words appear in the questions and/or answers for the passages noted in parentheses. The teacher might want to pre-teach the terms before their first occurrence. LITERARY TERMS allusion (9) analogy (9) character (1) dialogue (2, 6) flashback (5,11) foil (12) foreshadowing (2, 5, 9, 11) hyperbole (2, 9) imply (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) irony (7) metaphor (1, 2, 6) mood (3, 7, 10) personification (1, 2, 5) satire (1, 11) setting (4, 10) simile (1, 2, 4, 9) symbolism (1, 5, 6) theme (4, 7) tone (3, 10, 11) VOCABULARY adept (2) agility (^) amiable (5) animosity (9) antagonistic (4, 11) anticipation (7) apprehensive (2, 7) belligerent (5) bewildered (4) boycott (9) braggart (6) bribe (10) callous (12) chastise (7) clarify (4) compromise (3) condescending (11) context (7) contrition (8) criticism (9) debt (9) divert (8) dreary (3) enmity (10) envy (6) emphasize (1, 3, 4, 6, 8) forlorn (12) gallant (12) gracious (7) heritage (5) humiliate (10) ignorant (5) illustrate (1, 4, 6, 8) impending (3) implicated (10) inadequacy (6, 8) income (9) indicate (2, 8, 11) indifferent (2, 5, 7) infer (2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12) inferior (1, 5, 12) interpret (1, 3, 5, 6) italics (3, 8) majestic (10) mutual (4) naïve (4) oppression (1) optimism (7) ominous (3) outcast (1) perception (8) persecuted (8) praise (9) primary (3, 6) reciprocate (7) refer (4, 8, 11) resentment (7) resolve (11) retaliation (5) retribution (9) reunion (2) reveal (1, 7, 10) sarcasm (3) segregation (1) self-conscious (6) sharecropper (3) significant (1, 2, 3, 7) skepticism (7) stifling (10) surrealism (11) sympathetic (7) testimony (10) underscore (6) usurp (9)

4 Passage 2, Questions Read the passage from Chapter 2 of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry which begins When Papa saw us and ends wonder about her last words (pages 34-37) carefully before choosing your answers. 8. The children s reunion with their father can best be described as (A) apprehensive (B) pleasant (C) indifferent (D) joyful 9. The description of Mr. Morrison in the fourth paragraph is an example of (A) hyperbole (B) a metaphor (C) personification (D) a simile 10. The appearance of Mr. Morrison s face indicates all of the following EXCEPT (A) he has led a life of hardship (B) Cassie thinks he is difficult to look at (C) a fire burned him (D) he is probably older than Papa 11. Based on the dialogue between Mama and Papa about the letter, the reader may infer that 13. The description of the living room is significant to the novel as a whole because it (A) illustrates the strong bonds of the Logan family (B) shows that the Logans do not have a lot of money (C) illustrates Mr. Morrison s observant nature (D) shows that Papa is adept at woodworking 14. Papa makes only a short visit home because he (A) is afraid of the white people living nearby (B) does not want to see the Berrys (C) does not get along with Mama (D) needs to return to his job 15. Mama s words especially now at the end of the passage suggest that (A) she needs help with the land (B) the family may need protection from the white people (C) Big Ma is not as helpful as she used to be (D) Papa will be gone for a long period of time (A) they love each other deeply (B) Papa does not know how to read (C) Mama wrote to Papa about the Berry s burnin (D) Mama wants Papa to help her more with the children 12. Which of the following lines from the passage is most likely an element of foreshadowing? (A) Miz Logan, said Mr. Morrison in a deep, quiet voice like the roll of low thunder (B) Each of us whispered a faint hello to the giant, then the six of us started up the road toward home. (C) Last time you come home, you stayed a week. (D) Mama stared into Mr. Morrison s deep eyes.

5 Question 5 (Suggested time 40 Minutes) Read the passage from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry that starts at the beginning of the chapter and ends He turned away from me and grabbed his pants (pages ). Then, in a well-organized essay, analyze how the author uses figurative language and dialogue to develop a tone of suspense and foreboding.

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