### hsmarathonman2010sample

```Marathon Man
by
Randy
Stowell
Spiridon Louis
1873–1940
7 Based on the selection, what inference can the reader make about
Spiridon?
Ο A. He brought the Olympics to Athens.
Ο B. He relied on his father for training.
Ο C. He was a courageous soldier.
Ο D. He planned his race well.
Comprehension 03: Make or confirm inferences or predictions
based on the text (Reading GLE 2.1.5)
8 According to the section Running with a Mule, which statement is
true?
Ο A. Spiridon went to Athens to buy wool.
Ο B. Spiridon ran into the stadium in Athens.
Ο C. Spiridon lived in a small house near Athens.
Ο D. Spiridon traveled to Athens to sell fresh water.
Informational Analysis 05: Demonstrate understanding of text
features, (titles, headings, captions, maps, charts, tables,
graphs and other information divisions) (Reading GLE 2.2.2)
9 Why did Spiridon Louis decide to enter the Olympic Marathon?
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Analysis 07: Make connections (cause and effect) within a text
2 A 2-point response provides two text-based details to explain why
Spiridon Louis decided to enter the Olympic Marathon.
Example:
Spiridon was inspired by the legend of Pheidippides. Also his legs
1 A 1-point response provides one text-based detail to explain why
Spiridon Louis decided to enter the Olympic Marathon.
Text-based details may include, but are not limited to:
A.
B.
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D.
E.
F.
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I.
J.
K.
Saw the ancient buildings
Heard the stories of the great civilization that had existed
Father told him the legend of Pheidippides / inspired by the legend of Pheidippides
Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens / tell his people that Greeks won battle
Pheidippides fought hard in the battle
Pheidippides died after delivering the message / run of nearly 25 miles too much
Story inspired athletes
Twice a day he would run alongside the mule to Athens / more than eight miles
Legs / heart grew strong from running
Heard a long race would be part of Olympic Games
Great excitement in Greece when decision was made to revive the Games
9 Why did Spiridon Louis decide to enter the Olympic Marathon?
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Spiridon
wanted to enter the race because
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was a long time since the Olympics were
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Greece. “There was a great excitement
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greece when the decision was made to
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revive
the Games in 1896.” He also wanted
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to
enter, because he was inspired by
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Pheidippides.
“Spiridon was inspired by the
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legend
of pheidippides.
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K. Spiridon
wanted to enter the race because it was a long time since the
Olympics were in Greece. “There was a great excitement in greece when
the decision was made to revive the games in 1896.”
C. …he was inspired by Pheidippides. / “Spiridon was inspired by the legend
of pheidippides.
5 Why did Spiridon Louis decide to enter the Olympic Marathon?
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C.
…he looked up to pheidippides…
E. …he wanted to be a legend from Greece like pheidippides was by
fighting in a battle…
F. …and running back to Greece to inform and then dieding after.
5 Why did Spiridon Louis decide to enter the Olympic Marathon?
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J. “When
he heard that a long race would be part of the Olympic Games, he
decided to enter.
5 Why did Spiridon Louis decide to enter the Olympic Marathon?
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Spiridon Louis decided to enter the
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Olympic Marathon because running was
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one of his passions. Also, he knew he
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was in some good shape because of the
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daily 8 miles. Further more he was a
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normal buisness man and wanted to do
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something exciting. So he signed up for
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the Olympics.
H. ______________________________________________________
…he knew he was in some good shape because of the daily 8 miles.
5 Why did Spiridon Louis decide to enter the Olympic Marathon?
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Spiridon Louis decided to enter the
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Olympic Marathon because he wanted to
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honor the legend of Pheidippides. Also
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because Spiridon thought that he could
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win.
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This
response does not provide any text-based details from the selection to
explain why Spiridon Louis decided to enter the Olympic Marathon.
10 Which statement is the most important conclusion that the reader
may draw from the selection?
Ο A. People enjoy watching the Olympic Games.
Ο B. People who want to compete begin training at early ages.
Ο C. People who work hard and have confidence are successful.
Ο D. People respect the history and the culture of great civilizations.
Critical Thinking 10: Evaluate reasoning and ideas/themes to
draw conclusions and develop insights related to the text