Raymond’s Run FARKLE


Farkle is played by two or more players, with each player in succession having a turn at throwing the dice. Each player's turn results in a score that equates with the number of questions to answer on Metaphors and Similies in the short story Raymond’s Run, and the player who accumulates 10,000 points earns additional XP.


Once a player has achieved a winning point total, each other player has one last turn to score enough points to surpass that high-score.

When You Get FARKLE . . . based on your dice rolls, Identify each figure of speech from the story as a metaphor or as a simile. Then explain the comparison each figure of speech is in Your Notebook.

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Squeaky remarks, “I don’t play the dozens.”

Squeaky prances down the street like a rodeo pony.

Squeaky states, “the big kids call me Mercury”

Cynthia Procter clutches the lace on her blouse like it was a narrow escape.

Squeaky gets angry when people ask Raymond where he got that great big pumpkin head.

Squeaky thinks it’s chicken to hide from the girls.

Squeaky sees the girls heading up Broadway and thinks “it’s going to be one of those Dodge City Scenes”

Now [Mary Louise] hangs out with the new girl Gretchen and talks about me like a dog.

Squeaky says “So it’s no use wasting my breath talking to shadows.”

Squeaky states, “I am not a strawberry”

I am Miss Quicksliver herself.

And trying to act like a fairy or a flower or whatever you’re supposed to be when you should be trying to be yourself.

Squeaky says that Mr. Pearson looks around the park like a periscope in a submarine movie.

He sticks out in a crowd because he’s on stilts. We used to call him Jack and the Beanstalk.

Even the grass in the city feels as hard as a sidewalk

Until I’m flying over the beach again, getting blown through the sky like a feather that weighs nothing at all.

He keeps rattling the fence like a gorilla in a cage.

But then like a dancer or something, he starts climbing up

Cause maybe we too busy being flowers or fairies or strawberries instead of something honest and worthy of respect.

There’s just no pretending you are anywhere but in a concrete jungle

As a tall as a giraffe.

Raymond’s Run

Directions - Answer the questions correctly to get to the finish line.

Allusion questions are in the shaded squares for an alternative path to the finish line.

At the beginning of the story what does the narrator reveal about her family and her own responsibility in the family?  How does she feel about this responsibility? Cite evidence to support your answer.

Who is Mercury?

Where and what is Dodge City?

Who challenges Squeaky?  How does Squeaky respond?

What does the narrator Squeaky value as her two greatest traits?  Cite evidence to support your answer.

Who is Miss Quicksilver?

Describe the conflict Squeaky faces and how she manages it.

What can we learn about the narrator’s character after reading the the first page?

What piece of dialogue best demonstrates how protective Squeaky is of Raymond?

Squeaky doesn’t think that girls can really be true friends.  Cite proof of this.

A conflict occurs between Mr. Pearson and Squeaky.  Explain what the conflict was about and how it is resolved. What does this tell us about Squeaky’s character?  Use specific story details.

Squeaky notices what others are doing just before the race starts.  How do their actions affect her?

How does Squeaky’s perspective of the May Pole dancing differ from her mother’s point of view?  Give proof from the text to support your answer.

What is the significance of the allusion to Jack and the Beanstalk?

What does Squeaky notice about Raymond during the race?  How does she react?

What is unique about the properties of liquid silver? What does this allusion say about Sqeaky?

Throughout the story, Squeaky has been focused on winning the race.  But after the race is over, her focus changes.  What new plans does she make? How have her feelings changed?  Explain using text from the story to support your answer.

How does Squeaky’s opinion of Gretchen change after the race?  Why does her opinion change?  How does the new respect between Squeaky and Gretchen affect her opinion of relationships between girls?  Support your answer with details and quotes from the text.


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