Theodor Seuss Geisel
- What is the lecture mainly about?
- A. Early influences that shaped the career of Theodor Seuss Geisel
- B. The use of Dr. Seuss books in modern elementary schools
- C. The literary and artistic approach of Theodor Seuss Geisel
- D. Two prominent authors of twentieth-century children’s literature
- According to the professor, why did teachers oppose using Dr. Seuss books in the classroom during the 1950s and 1960s?
- A. Teachers thought the books were boring
- B. Teachers associated the books with play rather than schoolwork
- C. Dr. Seuss books used vocabulary that was not on the Dolch list.
- D. Dr. Seuss books could not be used to teach subjects other than reading.
- Why does the professor mention the citation awarded to Geisel by the Pulitzer Prize Committee?
- A. To emphasize how long it took for Geisel’s literary contributions to be appreciated
- B. To emphasize the difficulty of writing books that appeal to both children and adults
- C. To explain how authors of children’s literature were typically honored
- D. To explain why Geisel’s books finally became popular
- What does the professor say about Geisel’s work as an illustrator?
[CHOOSE 2 ANSWERS]
- A. Geisel’s approach to drawing scenery is more sophisticated than it first appears
- B. Geisel’s style was strongly influenced by earlier illustrators of children’s books.
- C. Geisel’s human characters all look very much alike.
- D. Geisel’s style is widely taught in art schools today.
- What was the connection between Geisel and John Hersey?
- A. Their writing styles were remarkably similar.
- B. They collaborated on an article about teaching children to read
- C. Hersey’s article inspired Geisel to write a new kind of book.
- D. Hersey wrote a novel that was inspired by Geisel’s career.
- What is the professor’s opinion of Geisel’s book The Cat in the Hat?
- A. It is effective because its characters are people and animals rather than imaginary creatures
- B. it would be a better teaching tool if it had more challenging vocabulary.
- C. It wrongly encourages children to break their parents’ rules.
- D. It cleverly presents moral issues in an entertaining way.
C B A AC C D