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    The Cat... Power Point Questions #7,9,13,17 (4 and 6) and 18

     

    1. Character Description

    What is Jan Skiba like as a person? How do we know?

    Class answer:

    Jan Skiba is a generous person. Jan Skiba is a generous person because even though the family has little food, he still feeds his pets. “As little food as a peasant had for himself and his family, he still wouldn’t let his dog and cat go hungry.” P.7 (Singer)

     

    1. Conflict
    2. Give an example of man vs. man conflict from the story.

    Class answer:

    An example of man vs. man is when Burek and Kot fight. They fought because it was the first time that each animal saw themselves in the mirror. As a result, they got confused and angry. “So great was the distress of Burek and Kot that for the first time in their lives they turned on each other. Burek…bite out of Kot’s throat…Kot hissed and spat…clawed his muzzle.” P.9 (Singer)

    1. Give two examples of man vs. self conflict from the story.

    Beginning answer:

    Another example of man vs. man conflict is…

     

    1. Thematic Focus

    What understanding of themselves do the characters lose when they discover their reflections in the mirror?

    Beginning answer:

    The understanding of themselves that the characters lose when they discover their reflections in the mirror is…

     

    1. Critical Thinking
    2. Why does the simple fact that Skiba has removed the mirror have such a dramatic effect on the family?

    Beginning answer:

    The simple fact that Skiba removed the mirror have such a dramatic effect on the family is…

    1. Would it be possible for our society to do without mirrors? Explain.

    Beginning answer:

    Yes or no (pick one) and explain in 5-7 sentences. Don’t forget text evidence and page # (Singer)

     

    1. Connection to Real Life

    How do people try to change or improve their looks?

    List at least 15. You can do more