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Stephon is writing an essay that compares and contrasts characters from two different texts. The two characters he is comparing and contrasting are Manjiro from Heart of a Samurai and William, the narrator of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. One similarity he notes is that Manjiro and William both show creativity.

Which details from the texts suggest that both William and Manjiro are creative?

William harnesses the wind to create electricity; Manjiro develops a way to cook food without fire.

William finds a way to learn without attending school; Manjiro creates a more effective way of husking rice.

William works very hard to build his own windmill; Manjiro devises a plan to get himself and the others home.

William uses sun and mirrors to create fire; Manjiro finds a way to escape the “barbarians.”

Read this introductory paragraph from a student essay and then answer the question.

(1) Have you ever felt great fear but decided to face that fear anyway? (2) There is no single definition of courage and more than one way to show it. (3) In Heart of a Samurai, Manjiro is faced with grave dangers. (4) In The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, William must overcome disbelief and ridicule. (5) Both heroes show tremendous courage.

Which choice best revises sentence 3 so that it contains supporting details?

In Heart of a Samurai, Manjiro is faced with many dangers that, considering how difficult and scary they were, I hope to never have to face.

In Heart of a Samurai, Manjiro is faced with many of the dangers that others before him have faced.

In Heart of a Samurai, Manjiro is presented with grave dangers but faces them with courage.

In Heart of a Samurai, Manjiro is faced with grave dangers, such as finding enough food to survive and swimming to the boats filled with barbarians.

Stephon is writing an essay in which he is comparing and contrasting the characters of Manjiro from Heart of a Samurai and William, the narrator of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. He places some of his research in this table.

 

Which detail most belongs under the “Both” heading of the table?

read books

enjoy fishing

have dreams

attend school

Stephon is writing an essay that compares and contrasts characters from two different texts. The two characters he is comparing and contrasting are Manjiro from Heart of a Samurai and William, the narrator of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. One similarity he notes is that Manjiro and William both show an eagerness to learn new information.

Which details from the texts suggest that both William and Manjiro are eager to learn?

William reads a lot of books from the library; Manjiro asks a lot of questions.

William finds a way to attend school; Manjiro dreams of attending school.

William decides to build a windmill; Manjiro decides to become a fisherman.

William shows his windmill to the villagers; Manjiro faces the barbarians.

Stephon must write a compare-and-contrast analysis of how culture shapes the heroes in both Heart of a Samurai and The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. Read this passage from Heart of a Samurai.

“I guess you’ll never become a samurai now, huh, Manjiro-chan?”

“Why not?” Manjiro asked.

“Even if we should get home, you know very well you can’t be. You weren’t born into a samurai family. You were born a fisherman’s son and you will be a fisherman, and any sons you have, they also will be fishermen. That is the way it is; that is the way it has always been; that is the way it will always be.”

Manjiro sighed. That was always the reason; that had always been the reason; and, he supposed, that would always be the reason.

What does this passage show about the culture in which Manjiro was raised?

It was customary to continue in the same line of work as one’s family.

Only those chosen to be a samurai could ever hope to become one.

Becoming a fisherman was the most honorable job one could have.

Dreams were not encouraged and were viewed as silly and worthless.

Stephon is writing an essay that compares and contrasts characters from two different texts. The two characters he is comparing and contrasting are Manjiro from Heart of a Samurai and William, the narrator of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. One similarity he notes is that Manjiro and William are both courageous.

Which quotation from Heart of a Samurai would be most relevant for Stephon to include in his notes to support the idea that Manjiro is courageous?

Manjiro squinted across the expanse of glittering sea at the line of dark clouds forming on the horizon. “What lies there,” he wondered aloud, “across the sea?”

“Does the wind often howl so?” Manjiro squeaked. He knew he should not ask so many questions, but he couldn’t help himself.

“I’d be like the noble samurai of old times: heroic warriors who were loyal to their lords, and who studied calligraphy and poetry as well as the art of fighting.”

“May I humbly suggest,” Manjiro said, “that on this island, we are the rulers – we are the Samurai of Bird Island.”

stephon must write a compare-and-contrast analysis of how culture shapes the heroes in both Heart of a Samurai and The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. Read this passage from The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

Most students at Kacikolo Secondary and Wimbe Primary stopped going to school during the famine. After I dropped out, Gilbert continued to go to classes, and he told me that each day fewer and fewer classmates showed up. The teachers would call recess around 9:40 A.M., then disappear themselves into the fields and trading center to search for food. By February, there was no school at all.

What does this passage show about the culture in which William was raised?

There were not enough qualified teachers to make school worth attending.

Very few people attended school, because most jobs did not require it.

Most families did not consider education to be an important part of life.

Sometimes survival interfered with the villagers’ ability to receive an education.

Stephon is writing an essay in which he is comparing and contrasting the obstacles that Manjiro from Heart of a Samurai and William, the narrator of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind must face. He places some of his research in this table.

Which detail most belongs under the “Manjiro” heading of the table?

must face his fear of boating

must face his fear of the ocean

must face the teasing of his friends

must face the dangers of nature

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