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Identifying Point of View (Grade 8)

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Identifying Point of View

1. 
Now I know you all have heard that I'm a mean guy who always wants to blow down pigs' houses, but I'm here to tell you that just ain't true. When they call me the Big Bad Wolf it really hurts my feelings. I'm just a wolf trying to get a bite to eat so I don't starve.

This story is told from:
  1. the wolf's perspective
  2. a pig's perspective
  3. a third person limited narrator
  4. a third person objective narrator
2. 
Now I know you all have heard that I'm a mean guy who always want to blow down pigs' houses, but I'm here to tell you that just ain't true. When they call me the Big Bad Wolf it really hurts my feelings. I'm just a wolf trying to get a bite to eat so I don't starve.

Is this narrator likely to be reliable or unreliable?
  1. reliable
  2. unreliable
3. 
Now I know you all have heard that I'm a mean guy who always wants to blow down pigs' houses, but I'm here to tell you that just ain't true. When they call me the Big Bad Wolf it really hurts my feelings. I'm just a wolf trying to get a bite to eat so I don't starve.

What perspective does this type of narrator leave out?
  1. the wolf's perspective
  2. the pig's perspective
  3. Little Red Riding Hood's perspective
  4. Snow White's perspective
4. 
Now I know you all have heard that I'm a mean guy who always wants to blow down pigs' houses, but I'm here to tell you that just ain't true. When they call me the Big Bad Wolf it really hurts my feelings. I'm just a wolf trying to get a bite to eat so I don't starve.

The narrator of this passage is:
  1. an objective narrator
  2. not an objective narrator
5. 
Now I know you all have heard that I'm a mean guy who always want to blow down pigs' houses, but I'm here to tell you that just ain't true. When they call me the Big Bad Wolf it really hurts my feelings. I'm just a wolf trying to get a bite to eat so I don't starve.

You can tell if the narrator of this passage is objective because:
  1. he says he knows how the other characters feel
  2. he wants one character to look good
  3. he plans to tell the truth about the three little pigs
  4. he tells the story from the third person
6. 
Once upon a time there were three little pigs who each had homes of their own. The first little pig had a home built out of sticks. The second little pig had a home built out of straw. The third little pig was a very smart and thoughtful pig. He thought his brothers were silly for building their homes out of such weak materials. Knowing safety was of the utmost importance, the third little pig built his house out of bricks.

This narrator of this passage:
  1. knows the thoughts and feelings of all three pigs
  2. knows the thoughts and feelings of the third little pig
  3. knows the thoughts and feelings of the wolf
  4. knows the thoughts and feelings of none of the characters
7. 
Once upon a time there were three little pigs who each had homes of their own. The first little pig had a home built out of sticks. The second little pig had a home built out of straw. The third little pig was a very smart and thoughtful pig. He thought his brothers were silly for building their homes out of such weak materials. Knowing safety was of the utmost importance, the third little pig built his house out of bricks.

What type of narrator does this passage have?
  1. first person
  2. second person
  3. third person limited
  4. third person omniscient
8. 
Once upon a time there were three little pigs who each had homes of their own. The first little pig had a home built out of sticks. The second little pig had a home built out of straw. The third little pig was a very smart and thoughtful pig. He thought his brothers were silly for building their homes out of such weak materials. Knowing safety was of the utmost importance, the third little pig built his house out of bricks.

The narrator of this passage is:
  1. an objective narrator
  2. not an objective narrator
9. 
Once upon a time there were three little pigs who each had homes of their own. The first little pig had a home built out of sticks. The second little pig had a home built out of straw. The third little pig was a very smart and thoughtful pig. He thought his brothers were silly for building their homes out of such weak materials. Knowing safety was of the utmost importance, the third little pig built his house out of bricks.

You can tell if the narrator of this passage is objective or not objective because:
  1. he says the third little pigs' brothers were silly
  2. he talks about each pig equally
  3. he doesn't mention the wolf
  4. he tells a familiar story
10. 
Once upon a time there were three little pigs who each had homes of their own. The first little pig had a home built out of sticks. The second little pig had a home built out of straw. The third little pig was a very smart and thoughtful pig. He thought his brothers were silly for building their homes out of such weak materials. Knowing safety was of the utmost importance, the third little pig built his house out of bricks.

Is the narrator of this passage likely to be reliable or unreliable?
  1. reliable
  2. unreliable

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