The Cay - Comprehension
1. Read the story on page 344-345 of the text.
2. Answer the following questions on your own.
What is your name?
What is your ELA period?
What is the setting of the story?
New York City
Which details from the story tell you the setting?
"pile new wood for a signal fire"
"some bodies of dead birds"
"inspect the palm trees to see if any coconuts were left"
"walked back toward camp"
Being blind and alone on an island is scary enough for Phillip, but which detail from the setting adds HORROR to the mood?
A signal fire
Which sentence shows that Phillip is optimistic in spite of his trouble?
"There was so much to do that I hardly knew where to start"
"It was enough work for weeks and I said to the Stew Cat, 'I don't know how we'll get it all done.' "
"I accomplished a lot in three days, even putting a new edge on TImothy's knife"
"I found a piece of canvas, and tried to think of ways to make pants from it, but I had no needle or thread."
Which of the following conclusions can you reasonably make about Phillip's character?
Phillip is self-pitying
Phillip is brave and intelligent
Phillip is fun-loving and crazy
Phillip lacks self-esteem
Use this image to answer the question below:
If you were arranging the events of the selection in chronological order, which of the following events would you place in the empty box above?
Birds attack Phillip
Birds lay eggs in the sand
Stew Cat eats the bird
Phillip returns to camp
Phillip says he accomplished a lot, "even putting a new edge on Timothy's knife by honing it on coral." Honing probably means -
What does Phillip decide was the cause of the bird attack?
the birds hate humans
the birds were hungry
the birds were protecting their eggs
the birds wanted to eat the cat
What conclusion can you draw about Stew Cat and the bird at the end of the story? Support your conclusion with evidence from the text.
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