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7th Man Comprehension Check Questions/Analyze the text (Work Sheets Classroom)
Just as a heads up some of the Qs are from your perspective; some of them are from mine, if you come across them don't study my opinion based answers
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What traumatic event changes the seventh man's life?
He experienced a tragic tsunami when he was younger.
Why does the seventh man's father allow him to go outside during the storm?
He let him go outside because it was a "intermission" for the winds.
At the beach, why doesn't K. respond when his friend calls out to him?
K does not respond because he can't hear because of the earthquake.
What does the seventh man see inside the second wave?
He said it looked like something "from a far out world"
What does the seventh man do when he returns to his hometown that shows he has finally recovered from his traumatic experience?
He had found that he had "warm memories" when he returned. Then he stopped having nightmares.
Interpret What does the wave symbolize, or represent, to the seventh man?
The wave symbolizes a challenge for the seventh man."something from a far off world."
After he discover K.'s watercolors, what does the seventh man do with them?
He takes a hard good look at the pictures that K. gave to him. "Forced myself to take a long good look at them"
Interpret What do K.'s watercolors symbolize to him?
K's water colors symbolize memories that he had with K. "I found myself in warm memories."
Paraphrase the seventh man's comments about fear in the story's final paragraph.
He is saying in very wise words that you should not be fearful of being fearful of something.
Make a Judgement Do you agree or disagree with the seventh man's comments?
I agree not just because it sounds wise but if you compare it to yourself in a situation and try to re-live it you have to be able to conquer that fear and not just "turn your back on it."
Evaluate Although the seventh man did not die, did he truly escape the wave?
He had not escaped the wave in 40 years because he still had that mental picture in his mind of K getting run over by the wave.
What have you learned about the nature of survival by reading this story?
Sometimes you can never truly survive unless something has created that bad picture in your mind about something so you have to either survive and not have a mental picture in your mind, or survive and conquer your fear about the picture in your mind.
Latin suffix - tion
Often indicates that the word is going to be a noun. It could also be spelled as ion or ation it means act, state, or condition of. In "The Seventh Man" The state of being forewarned."
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