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1 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” Test on Thurs., May 3rd

2 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” Note: Make sure you have looked all terms in a dictionary that are not defined in the textbook. # 28 has been done for you!

3 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” Compare the overseer and the driver. Both work for the master. Both are cruel towards people.

4 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” What is the most significant difference between Toby and the overseer? One is kind (Toby) and the other is cruel (Overseer).

5 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” Why does Sarah continue working even though her baby is crying? The overseer will whip them if she stops.

6 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” What two elements or characters represent a clear distinction between good and evil? Slavery and freedom

7 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” How do folk tales such as this selection usually originate? In the oral tradition( by word of mouth).

8 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” According to the selection, what is the source of the people’s ability to fly? Magic

9 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” Identify the author of the selection. Virginia Hamilton

10 Study Guide “The People Could Fly”. a.Why do the slaves describe the so-called Master as a “ hard lump of clay”? He refuses to change. b. What type of figurative language is represented in the phrase, “hard lump of clay”? metaphor

11 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” When did the people first fly? Long ago when they were in Africa.

12 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” What special gift do some of the people have? What is the significance between some of the slaves? Some of them have the ability to fly.

13 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” Define villain. A wicked or evil person Who are the villains in the selection? The master, overseer and the driver

14 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” In the selection, what does the flying represent? Freedom

15 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” Which character says the magic words? Toby

16 Study Guide “The People Could Fly”. What type of fiction is this selection? An African-American folktale

17 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” Why does Sarah tell Toby that she must go soon? She and her baby are being whipped.

18 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” What role does Toby play in the selection? He helps certain people fly away.

19 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” What is a significant distinction among the slaves? Some of them have the power to fly, and some do not.

20 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” According to the selection, what does Toby hope will happen to the slaves who do not go with him? He hopes they will run away if they get a chance.

21 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” Identify the period in history this selection addresses. Slavery

22 Study Guide “The People Could Fly” What lesson about life is taught by this selection? Don’t give up, even when conditions are bad, or when things seem hopeless. BONUS: What character word does this represent? PERSERVERANCE


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