Respond
• Would you have done what Ben Price did?
Explain.
• At which point did you find the narrator most
frightening?
Respond
• This question is seeking your opinion.
Recall
• For about how long did Twain serve as a
pilot's apprentice?
• Why is Jimmy Valentine in Prison?
Recall
• This question is asking your to recall a fact
from the story.
Compare
and Contrast
• In what other ways are Joby and the soldiers
alike and not alike?
• In what ways does the Sioux heritage Martin
brags about differ at first from the Sioux
heritage Grandpa describes to him?
Compare
and Contrast
• This question is asking you to list similarities
and differences.
Infer
• How does the professor seem to be rewarded
for his kindness to the dog?
• What detail suggest that Jimmy might be
cracking safes again?
Infer
• This type of question is asking you to figure
out the answer with information given in the
story. The answer will not be stated in the
story like recall questions.
Apply
• Under what circumstances, if any, should
physical force be used to solve a problem?
• Why do you think people sometimes confess
or admit to having done something wrong,
even if there is little chance that their
wrongdoing will be discovered?
Apply
• This type of question is asking you to apply a
theme or lesson from the story to real life.
Analyze
• What is the wisest thing the professor says
during the course of the story? Explain.
• Why does Dillard believe the thing can't find
her?
Analyze
• This type of question is asking you to look at
information in the story and select the fact
you believe best answers the question
Speculate
• Why do you think Dillard chose to relate this
particular childhood experience?
• Do you think the general has motivated Joby
to keep his promise? Why or why not?
Speculate
• This type of question is asking your opinion of
a character’s or author’s actions, statements,
or motivations.
Predict
• What will happen to Charlie?
• Will the police officers discover the crime?
Predict
• This type of question is asking you what will
happen next in the story.
Evaluate
• Is the drummer boy's role as crucial as the
general says? Explain.
• Does Price do the right thing? Explain
Evaluate
• This type of question is asking you to make a
judgment about a character’s decisions,
actions, and statements.
Draw Conclusions
• What are the reasons for the coworkers'
reactions to Charlie's increased intelligence?
• What are the captain's feelings about Brown?
How do you know?
Draw Conclusions
• This type of question is asking you to put story
details together in order to create an
understanding of some story element.
Take a
Stand/Position
• Do you think there should be government or
industry regulations that judge the
appropriateness of entertainment such as
movies or music? Why or why not?
• Do you think that Twain should have hit
brown? Explain.
Take a
Stand/Position
• This type of question is asking you to take a
stand on an issue and support it.