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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Examination Day

There is also a sense that the Government are controlling their citizens and the freedom they allow their citizens to have. Write 3 laws and the reason for each.

Download ppt “Examination Day Henry Slesar. Jun 02, Mez rated it liked it. Provide specific examples based on personal experience. Heidi rated it really liked it May 20, 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.

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Nobody in the story forewarns Dickie of the consequences of the test. Share buttons are a little bit lower. He uses this experience and observations of totalitarian governments and exaggerates these in his writing, as a kind of warning to the government of the day.

This test was to narrow the population down, so they didn’t get too many free thinking children who would start an uprising against the machine. It is also interesting that Mrs Jordan though afraid does not spare Dickie from the test.


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Something they both appear to accept. If anything Dickie and his family appear to live in a suppressive environment.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. L B rated it really liked it Shelves: This science fiction tale explored government control of intelligence. Taylor V rated it it was amazing Sep 07, Ashley rated it really liked it Mar 04, We think you have liked this presentation.

He is an innocent child who has been willing sent to his death by both his mother and hnry. Anyone else think the ending was twisted? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat The actions of the Government would and should be considered to be irregular. After examiation parents await the test results at home for hours, they are contacted by the government. It is as though both their fears have been realised. Cite Post McManus, Dermot.

If they are not the Government will control not only the family but each individual in the family as well. Sep 07, Sharlene M added it.

Slesar is known for using his knowledge and past experiences time spent in the airforce to develop ideas in his writing. Born to Dance Review. Preview — Examination Day by Henry Slesar. Return to Book Page. Want to Read saving….

This very short story was really chilling. Warm Up Define conflict.


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Published by Ross Wood Modified over 3 years ago. To ask other readers questions about Examination Dayplease sign up. However it is most likely that the Government are working off a formula. Nov 16, Jordan. Elizabeth W rated it really liked it Sep 07, Jan 31, Alexandra rated it liked it.

My thoughts on the book were that the setting is was the winner: Open Preview See a Problem? Apr 28, Danyel rated it really liked it. Ruth Jordan Ed Krieger: As Dickie gleefully tells his parents how he was told by an older friend that the test is easy and that he’s sure he will pass it, his parents appear stressed and avoid his questions.

Sofia Tang rated it it was amazing Apr 09, The Evening Independent wrote that the episode was “a bit predictable, but the reason for the tragic climax was a shock”. It’s nice, not more. The story was first published in Playboy February Some critics might suggest that because of the form of Government in place they were afraid.

He and his family live in a dystopian future and it is Dickie’s twelfth birthday.