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- List four ways Camelot as described in this story differs from the near-perfect, idyllic Camelot described in books and movies about King Arthur.
- Write a paragraph in which you define an “anti-climax” and discuss how theconclusion to Sandy’s and Hank’s adventure is anticlimactic.
- Write a paragraph describing the most humorous incident you remember in this novel, including what you think the incident is satirizing.
- Write a paragraph describing the most moving or sad incident you remember in the novel, including what theme(s) you think Twain is illustrating by including it in this otherwise humorous tale.
- Discuss the ending of this story. Why do you think Twain ends the tale with a terrible war? What is he saying about human nature with this ending?
- Cite three incidents in the story that support Twain’s view that a powerful central church favors the privileged nobility and unjustly takes advantage of the common man.
- Discuss the role of technology in this story. In your opinion, what is Twain’s opinion on the role of technology in helping mankind to improve his quality of life? What dangers do you think he might see in advancing technologies? Cite incidents from the story to support your answer.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.