Summative Assessment Student
Questions are based on the radio play Dracula
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- Describe the significance of the setting of the play
in establishing the mood of the piece. Use details from the play to support
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the authorís tone in
Dracula. Support your answer with details and/or examples from the text.
- Compare the theme of Oil and Blood to the theme of
- Evaluate the captainís solution of tying himself to
the helm to solve the problem of the mysterious disappearance of his crew.
Use details from the text to support your answer.
- Using a page of the radio play script, identify and
label two text features. Do not choose the title as one of the text
- Locate the title on the given page of the radio
script. Is the title effective? Give details and/or examples from the text
to support your answer.
- Why were people in 1938 frightened by the radio play?
(Text to history/culture). Use details from the play and from your knowledge
of 1938 culture to support your answer.
- In a graphic organizer, compare and contrast
Dracula in the radio play to Vlad the Impaler
http://www.Vladtheimpaler.com/ in the nonfiction article. Give at
least two similarities and two differences in your answer.
- How would the story be different if told from
Draculaís point of view? Use details and/or examples from the play as
- Analyze the authorís style in the following quote from
Dracula, ďHarker: Help! Help! Help! (Narrating) the wagons have gone.
Iím alone in the castle. Iím alone in the castle. Iím alone in the castle!
Iím alone! Iím alone! Iím alone!Ē
- After listening to the Dracula radio play using the
given plot diagram, label elements of plot in Dracula. Choose one of the
plot elements and explain how it belongs to the position on the plot diagram
where you have placed it. Use details from the text as support.
- Describe what we know about Draculaís character traits
based upon the radio play. Use details from the text to support your answer.
- Present a radio play incorporating media.
- Use the writing process to create a modern day horror
- Evaluate plays of group members to choose the one with
the best audience appeal, logic, reasonableness, etc.
- Why is the radio play you created with your group
scary? (text to self)