"Casey...Bat" PPT

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