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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What references to ‘the Government’ are there in the story?

Isaac,E rated it it was amazing Sep 07, Which in turn will result in challenges to the Government and how they operate. Jan 31, Alexandra rated it liked it. Published by Ross Wood Modified over 3 years ago. This very short story was really chilling. Ha rated it really liked it Dec 17, No trivia or quizzes yet. Kenny T rated it really liked it Sep 07, Narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises from the beginning of the story that Slesar examinagion be exploring the theme of fear.


Warm Up Define conflict. Complete the following table with as many examples as you can find.

Melissa Rivera rated it it was amazing Sep 07, Nobody in the story forewarns Dickie of the consequences of the test. In Examination Day by Henry Slesar we have the theme of fear, suppression, control, freedom and acceptance.

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Examination Day Henry Slesar.

But Will didn’t know it was this important. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In groups, decide the policies LAWS of this slesat and the reasons it would not want these children to live. Like the opposite of a joke.

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Gogs Herriott rated it it was amazing Sep 21, If the consequences of the test where known to the child taking the test. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Answer the following questions about the plot of the story.

Bradley rated it liked it Nov 19, If anything Dickie and his family appear to live in a suppressive environment. Do you think all intelligent children would be disposed of? This means he is required by law to report to a government testing facility for xlesar mandatory IQ test.


There is also a sense that the Government are controlling their citizens and the freedom they allow their citizens to have. Ashley rated it really liked it Mar 04, Slesar reflects this fear by creating an extreme version of this. The end of the story is also interesting due to the tone of the Government official who is on the phone to Mr Jordan. Some critics might suggest that because of the form of Government in place they were afraid.

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.

The actions of the Government would and should be considered to be irregular. Jul 22, Omer Dassa rated it liked it Shelves: