Examples of Quiz Questions for Small Groups
Three Quizzes: One for a Literature Class, one for English 1A, and one for English 1B. All are of the type meant for group quizzes, from small to large.
Here is a quiz from a Mythology and Folklore Class.
In groups of 2 or 3,
WRITE answers to 2 of the following questions.
EWRT 1A: The following is a quiz which students do in the computer lab, so it should be a learning tool for computer use and for quoting, plus a push toward critical thinking
- As you read the two Japanese
folktales, do you see different cultural values than those of the Russian
- Those of you who know Japanese
manga: does either Japanese
folktale remind you of themes you have seen there? Give 2 specific examples.
- Some of you may know the Disney
version of “Sleeping Beauty” --- which version do you prefer? Why?
- If ALL of these stories are the
product of folk (poor people’s) oral culture, what can you say about the
wishes and desires of the poor?
What secret desires seem to be embedded which might not have been
said out loud?
- Try doing a syntagmatic analysis
(Propp) of “Hansel and Gretel,” with 4 functions.
Quiz #1 – EWRT 1AThis is open book
and with a partner!
the articles by Bush, Foxworthy, Volk, and Gonzalez Yuen, choose one sentence
you both agree with. Quote it using any
old introduction, such as
The sentence which is correct is “ . . . “ (Bush 474). Then tell, in one or two sentences WHY you agree with it.
the same articles, choose one sentence which you CANNOT agree with or
sympathize with. Quote it, using
any old introduction, and then tell, in one or two sentences, what is
wrong about it.WRITE BOTH of your names at the
bottom of the quiz.
Now copy it and paste it into
an email which you send to L63@yahoogroups.com.
Here are quiz questions which I wrote for a LINC class -- SPCH 10 and EWRT 1B - and used them for the Provocative Questions exercise.
Describe the communication issues (flight behavior,
blocks, etc.) in the Chinese restaurant scene when Shug tells Celie about her
new love, Germaine.Consider the
seemingly ideal world of family and friends that surrounds Celie at the end of
the novel. What are the gender roles in this world like? Do you see any
benefits or problems with Walker’s
What role do
you think Sofia plays
in the novel? Describe her character and how she contributes to the themes in
the book. Consider the epistolary (letter) form of the
novel. What benefits derive from this form for the telling of the story? What
drawbacks does it have?
Describe one of the gender crossings in the
novel. What is Alice Walker’s opinion of
gendered roles? Explain the reunions that take place at the
end of the novel. Is there anything that is not reconciled or re-united?
Explain your answer.
The main subplot revolves around Nettie in Africa. How does this relate to and impact the
main plot of Celie?