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Unformatted text preview: was I sent for? • d) What significance was Rappelyea’s suggestion? While reading questions: • Para.5 • a) Why did the author say, “Ironically, I had not known…? (p. 168) • b) Where do you think the irony lies? While reading questions: • Para.6 • a) What does the circus atmosphere imply? • b) What position/status do you think people there (mostly fundamentalists) hold towards religion? • c) Does the geographical feature play any role in the forming of people’s vision? • d) What does the last sentence imply? While reading questions: • Para.7 • a) What does it mean by an agnostic? • b) What does that tell us? • Para. 8 • a) What can you predict about the verdict made by the jury? Why? While reading questions: • Paras 9-11 • a) What tone does Darrow employ in his speech? How? • b) Why does the woman ‘whisper’ loudly? • c) What do you know about the Middle Ages? While reading questions: • Para. 12 • a) In your opinion, had the boys been comtaminated? • b) There is some doubt about that. What is it? • Paras 13-15 • a) What tone does Bryan employ in his address? How? • b) What impression does his address leave on the audience? While reading questions: • • • • Paras 16-18 a) What does Malone imply in para. 16? b) What is Bryan’s reaction? c) How is Malone’s speech received by the audience? • d) How about the judge? While reading questions: • Paras 19-20 • a) What does it mean by the sign? • b) What do you think of the spectators who paid to gaze at the ape? • Para. 21 • a) What kind of picture can you see in your mind’s eye of Mencken writing articles? • Para. 22 • Pay special attention to the verbs used. While reading questions: • Paras 23-36 • a) What makes Bryan’s argument absurd (absurdity)? • b) How does Darrow refute Bryan with his own argument? • Para. 37 • Why does the author say “just nine minutes”? While reading questions: • Para. 38 • What do you think is the cause of Bryan’s sudden death? • Paras 39-41 • Why does the author say “…like a fresh wind”? What do you think is the message of the article? • This article is intended • to draw the world’s attention to the Evolution Theory • and persuade people not to be stubbornly hostile to science /knowledge. Figures of Speech transferred epithet 《《《《《《 • A transferred epithet...
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2012 for the course ENGLISH 201 taught by Professor Long during the Spring '12 term at Shanghai University.

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