Year 7

Evaluation and Personal Response: 'Sweetness'

Year 7

Evaluation and Personal Response: 'Sweetness'

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Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will read the final part of the story, and think about what could happen next to these characters. We will consider why Toni Morrison may have written the story before we share our opinions on whether we liked or disliked what happened.

Content guidance

  • Contains depictions of discriminatory behaviour.

Supervision

Adult supervision suggested.

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5 Questions

Q1.
In the story, Sweetness sees Lula Ann as what?
A stranger
Correct answer: A student
An enemy
Her daughter
Q2.
What is irony?
A moment where our expectations are proved correct.
Correct answer: A moment where our expectations are reversed.
A moment where our expectations are shown to be partly correct.
Q3.
Which term is defined as 'the action or state of setting someone or something apart from others'?
Colourism
Prejudice
Racism
Correct answer: Segregation
Q4.
Which word is best used to describe the type of person Lula Ann has become?
Brave
Correct answer: Confident
Ignorant
Quiet
Q5.
Which word best describes the mother and daughter relationship between Sweetness and Lula Ann?
Close
Correct answer: Distant
Loving
Tense

5 Questions

Q1.
What does Sweetness feel at the end of the story?
Frustration
Joy
Correct answer: Regret
Relief
Q2.
What is a cyclical narrative?
Correct answer: The conditions at the end of a story are, in some way, the same as they are at the beginning.
The last line of the story is exactly the same as the first line of the story.
The story ends with the beginning.
The story starts with the ending.
Q3.
What has Sweetness been for most of the story?
Correct answer: Critical of Lula Ann.
Supportive of Lula Ann.
Threatening towards Lula Ann.
Understanding of Lula Ann.
Q4.
Which word is best used to describe the type of person Lula Ann has become?
Brave
Correct answer: Confident
Ignorant
Quiet
Q5.
'Sweetness' name is ironic.' True or false?
False
Correct answer: True