TPO43L3 Theodor Seuss Geisel (Children’s Literature)



1.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


2.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.


3.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


4.What does the professor say about Geisel’s work as an illustrator? [Click on 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.


5.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.


6.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.


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