Summary: The Examination Day is about a twelve-year old boy named Dickie Jordan who takes a government intelligence exam to see how smart he is but he . Includes handout with comprehension questions and an extended writing task. Examination Day has 90 ratings and 15 reviews. Dickie Jordan has just turned twelve, so it’s time for him to take a Government mandated intelligence test.

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The actions of the Government would and should be considered to be irregular. Your email address will not be published.

Ashley rated it really liked it Mar 04, Anyone else think the ending was twisted? The fact that Dickie is killed simply because his IQ is too high or above what is acceptable by the Government also seems to be bizarre.

Sofia Tang rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Slesar is known for his use of irony and twist endings, particularly in his stories.

Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises from the beginning of the story that Slesar may be exploring the theme of fear. Dec 22, Lena Rakhimova rated it it was amazing. He is an innocent hery who has been willing dya to his death by both his mother and father.


Tyger A rated it really liked it Sep 07, Individuals appear to serve the Government rather than the other way around.

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Which suggests that the rule of Government may be more important than family. The story was first published in Playboy February Registration Forgot your password? But Will didn’t examinaation it was this important.

Some critics might suggest that dayy of the form of Government in place they were afraid. To ask other readers questions about Examination Dayplease sign up. Auth with social network: Enjoyable and stimulates captivating thoughts.

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Courtney rated it it was amazing Mar 12, The setting is the winner here: Isaac,E rated it it was amazing Sep 07, Dickie Jordan has just turned twelve, so it’s time for him to take a Government mandated intelligence test. Arthur Miller American playwright who combined in his works social awareness with deep insights into. Sep 27, Amy rated it it was amazing. It is a dystopian story It is titled Examination Day Based on this knowledge, what do you predict the story will be about?


Do you think all intelligent children would be disposed of? Trivia About Examination Day.

Short Story Analysis: Examination Day by Henry Slesar – The Sitting Bee

Jul 22, Omer Dassa rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 02, Mez rated it liked it. There is also a sense that the Government are controlling their citizens and examinztion freedom they allow their citizens to have. This page was last edited on 13 Henrhat Henry Slesar is an American author and playwright.

Jan 31, Alexandra rated it liked it. This might explain as to why he is abrupt with Dickie when Dickie asks him some questions. Ashley rated it it was amazing Aug 05, He lived in New York. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

He may be suggesting that both family and Government need to be separated. I really enjoyed it.

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