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Quiz Bowl POETRY (RL.8.1,3,4,5,&6) “Casey at the Bat” pages 650-652 from HRW textbook 1.We will read the poem aloud together. 2.There will be 6 multiple.

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1 Quiz Bowl POETRY (RL.8.1,3,4,5,&6) “Casey at the Bat” pages from HRW textbook 1.We will read the poem aloud together. 2.There will be 6 multiple choice questions (1 pt. each) and 1 constructed response question as a 2-pt. Bonus question. 3.The points that your group receives will be added to your poetry quiz grade on Wednesday.

2 BELLWORK: Wednesday, 2/6/13 Take out a sheet of paper and set it up like the example to the left of this screen.

3 Question 1: At the beginning of “Casey at the Bat,” why are the Mudville fans in despair? (RL.8.3) – A. The Mudville team was winning by a landslide. – B. Casey hurt his leg. – C. The Mudville team was losing. – D. One of the Mudville teammates died during the game.

4 Answer to Question 1: At the beginning of “Casey at the Bat,” why are the Mudville fans in despair? (RL.8.3) – A. The Mudville team was winning by a landslide. – B. Casey hurt his leg. – C. The Mudville team was losing. – D. One of the Mudville teammates died during the game.

5 Questions 2: Why did the crowd shout “Fraud!”? (RL.8.6) a. They agreed with the umpire’s call, “Strike two!” b. They thought that Casey had stolen home plate. c. They disagreed with the umpire’s call, “Strike two!” d. They thought the pitcher missed Casey’s signal.

6 Answer to Question 2: Why did the crowd shout “Fraud!”? (RL.8.6) a. They agreed with the umpire’s call, “Strike two!” b. They thought that Casey had stolen home plate. c. They disagreed with the umpire’s call, “Strike two!” d. They thought the pitcher missed Casey’s signal.

7 Question 3: 3. In which line does the author use personification to show the crowd’s perspective on Casey? (RL.8.6) a. “The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.” b. “Five thousand tongues applauded when he wiped them on his shirt.” c. “No stranger in the crowd could doubt ‘twas Casey at the bat.” d. “From the benches black with people, there went up a muffled roar.”

8 Answer to Question 3: 3. In which line does the author use personification to show the crowd’s perspective on Casey? (RL.8.6) a. “The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.” b. “Five thousand tongues applauded when he wiped them on his shirt.” c. “No stranger in the crowd could doubt ‘twas Casey at the bat.” d. “From the benches black with people, there went up a muffled roar.”

9 Question 4: The form of this poem was chosen to: (RL.8.3) a. explain the rules of baseball to people who attend games b. inform readers about the dangers of attending games c. argue that umpires always make unfair calls d. narrate the story about a well-liked baseball player

10 Answer to Question 4: The form of this poem was chosen to: (RL.8.3) a. explain the rules of baseball to people who attend games b. inform readers about the dangers of attending games c. argue that umpires always make unfair calls d. narrate the story about a well-liked baseball player

11 Question 5: What is the MAIN effect that the repetition in the last two lines of the second to last stanza has on readers? (RL.8.3) a. It conveys the idea of slow motion. b. It conveys a mood of hopelessness. c. It conveys a feeling of boredom. d. It conveys an impression of well-being.

12 Answer to Question 5: What is the MAIN effect that the repetition in the last two lines of the second to last stanza has on readers? (RL.8.3) a. It conveys the idea of slow motion. b. It conveys a mood of hopelessness. c. It conveys a feeling of boredom. d. It conveys an impression of well-being.

13 Question 6: In line 10, what does “pudding” refer to? (RL.8.4) – A. a dessert – B. a good player – C. a lousy player – D. a tired player

14 Answer to Question 6: In line 10, what does “pudding” refer to? (RL.8.4) – A. a dessert – B. a good player – C. a lousy player – D. a tired player

15 Question 7: What can readers infer about Casey’s frame of mind as he comes up to bat? (RL.8.1, RL.8.5) – There was ease in Casey's manner as he stepped into his place; There was pride in Casey's bearing and a smile lit Casey's face. And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly doffed his hat,

16 Answer to Question 7: What can readers infer about Casey’s frame of mind as he comes up to bat? Use details from the passage to support your answer. (RL.8.1, RL.8.5) – There was ease in Casey's manner as he stepped into his place; There was pride in Casey's bearing and a smile lit Casey's face. And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly doffed his hat, The reader can infer that Casey’s frame of mind as he comes up to bat is full of pride, boastful, and confident. The poem states, “There was ease in Casey’s manner,” and There was pride in Casey’s bearing.” This indicates that Casey is in fact feeling self-assured.


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