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Writing Strategies 1, week 11: June 29th, 2012


English: Edmund Crouchback
English: Edmund Crouchback (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today, we will study chapters 13 – 14.

Here are the answers to last week’s study questions, and those of the week before – chapters 9-12.

Multiple choice questions, chapter 9

Chapter 9, In the Witch’s House

1. a.
2. a.
3. d.
4. b.
5. a.
6. b.
7. d.
8. a.
9. c.
10. b.
11. c.
12. b.

Chapter 10, The Spell Begins to Break
1. d.
2. b.
3. d.
4. b.
5. b.
6. b.
7. d.
8. a.
9. d.
10. a.
11. c.
12. b.

Chapter 11, Aslan is Near
1. b.
2. b.
3. a.
4. c.
5. d.
6. b.
7. a.
8. c.
9. b.
10. b.
11. a.
12. a.

Jadis, the White Witch of Narnia. Art by Leo a...
Jadis, the White Witch of Narnia. Art by Leo and Diane Dillon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chapter 12, Peter’s First Battle

1. c.
2. d.
3. b.
4. a.
5. a.
6. b.
7. d.
8. a.
9. a.
10. b.
11. b.
12. d.

Here are the answers to the Short Answer questions, chapters 9-12

Chapter 9, In the Witch’s House
1. Turkish Delight.
2. The memory of a bad magical meal.
3. Riches.
4. It is dark and cold.
5. The moon.
6. Fear.
7. Stands very still.
8. It is made of stone.
9. Draws a mustache on it.
10.A wolf.
11. Where his siblings are.
12. A dwarf.

Chapter 10, The Spell Begins to Break
1. Packing supplies.
2. Locking his door.
3. A new sewing machine.
4.A finished dam.
5. A sword and shield.
6. A bow and arrow.
7. A healing potion.
8. In battle.
9. Bells.
10. The White Witch.
11. Father Christmas
12. Tea leaves.

Chapter 11, Aslan is Near
1. Turkish Delight.
2. Stale bread and water.
3. He has no coat.
4. She sees a cluster of people.
5. Plum pudding.
6. Where they got their food.
7. Father Christmas.
8. Turns them into stone.
9. Slaps him.
10. Melting snow.
11. Aslan.
12. Walking.

Chapter 12, Peter’s First Battle
1. The Stone Table.
2. The winter turns to spring.
3. A human.
4. Lion.
5. They are afraid.
6. Peter.
7. Where is the fourth child?
8. He promises to do all he can to save him.
9. Prepare a feast.
10. High King.
11. Susan‘s horn.
12. Wolves.

Here are suggested answers for the short essay questions for chapters 9-12

33. Edmund‘s lonely walk to the Witch’s house is long and tiresome. It is dark and cold, and Edmund keeps slipping in the cold snowdrifts.

34. When Edmund left the beaver’s house, he did not want any harm to come to his siblings; he simply wanted to be a prince and then a king, and he wanted to be warm and have more Turkish Delight.

35. When Edmund reaches the gate to the Witch’s courtyard, he finds himself face to face with a lion. Edmund stands very still for a long time, afraid the lion will attack. After a while, Edmund realizes the lion is not looking at him, but at a dwarf with its back to the lion. Then he realizes that both the lion and the dwarf are made of stone. Edmund pulls out a pen and draws a moustache on the lion.

36. When Edmund reaches her house, the White Witch demands to know why Edmund did not bring his siblings. Edmund tells her that they would not come, but that they are close by at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Beaver. Then he tells her about Aslan and where they are supposed to meet him.

37. Before leaving their house with the Pevensie children, Mrs. Beaver insists on packing a bag full of supplies for the trip, and Mr. Beaver insists on locking the door to his house, hoping it will slow down the police force looking for him.

38. Father Christmas greets everyone and then tells Mr. and Mrs. Beaver what their presents will be this year. Mrs. Beaver is to receive a brand new sewing machine and Mr. Beaver will receive a finished dam.

39. To Peter, Father Christmas gives a sword and shield in order to protect himself in battle. To Susan, Father Christmas offers a bow and arrow, and a horn that will summon help no matter where she is. He also tells Susan that she is not to use her weapons in times of battle.

40. To Lucy, Father Christmas offers a knife for protection, although she, too, will not be able to use it in the battle. In addition, Father Christmas gives Lucy a diamond bottle filled with a magic cordial that will heal with a drop.

41. Edmund is hungry for Turkish Delight and finally gets up the courage to ask for it. The White Witch at first refuses, then changes her mind. The Witch sends for another dwarf whom she orders to bring food. Minutes later, Edmund is presented with stale bread and water.

42. Edmund is miserable in the sledge because it is the middle of the night, bitterly cold, and snowing. He has no coat and is freezing. When the sun comes up, there is no relief because Edmund is wet to the bone and is also very hungry

43. The White Witch stops her sledge when she sees a group of creatures sharing a plum pudding. When she demands to know where the creatures got the pudding, they tell her, Father Christmas. The White Witch is so angry that she turns them all into stone.

44. The melting snow impedes their way. Soon there are large patches of green grass, flowers beginning to grow, and birds are chirping. The dwarf beats the reindeer, and he and Edmund get out several times to break the sledge free of mud, but soon they can go no further. Finally, the White Witch decides they must walk.

45. When they first get to the Stone Table where Aslan is, the Pevensie children are afraid at first, each pushing the other to approach Aslan. It is Peter who steps forward and greets him. Aslan greets each in turn.

46. Mr. Beaver tells of Edmund’s betrayal, which causes Peter and Lucy to jump to their brother’s defense. Aslan promises that all will be done to save Edmund.

47. Aslan sends the girls to prepare for a feast while he speaks with Peter. Aslan shows Peter the sea and Cair Paravel, explaining that Peter will be High King because he is the first born.

48. When he hears Susan’s horn, Peter runs to the pavilion to find Lucy and Susan running out with a wolf right on their heels. Peter pulls out his sword and charges the wolf. The wolf turns on Peter and howls. Before the wolf can finish, Peter plunges his sword into the wolf’s heart.

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Writing Strategies 1, week 4: May 11th, 2012

Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight

Today, we

  1. checked the homework – the list of words and the 3 questions about chapters 3-4
    1. Why didn’t the other children believe Lucy?
      1. A1: because there was no time – she was only gone  a minute
      2. A2: because when they went to check the wardrobe, they could not find Narnia. It was just a wardrobe.
    2. Although Lucy was unhappy that no-one believed her, she did not change her story. What does this tell you about her character?
      1. That she is honest and stubborn (determined). She has a strong character.
    3. Why did Edmund go into the wardrobe? What does this tell you about his character?
      1. A: He wanted to tease Lucy more about Narnia (her “imaginary” country).
      2. This tells you that he is spiteful.
  2. Answered some more questions about chapters 3 and 4:
    1. How long is Lucy in Narnia the first time?
      1. She is gone for many hours.
    2. How long does Susan think Lucy is gone?
      1. Susan thinks Lucy is gone for just a minute.
    3. How do Lucy’s siblings react when she tells them she has been in Narnia?
      1. They don’t believe her. They think she is making up a story.
    4. What do the Pevency children do on another day when they cannot play outside?
      1. They play hide-and-seek.
    5. What does Edmund see when he first enters Narnia?
      1. A sledge pulled by reindeer.
    6. What is the first question Edmund is asked?
      1. Edmund is asked, “What are you?”
    7. Why does the Queen yell at Edmund?
      1. The Queen shouts at Edmund because he is not respectful enough to her, the Queen of Narnia.
    8. What does the Queen think Edmund is?
      1. She thinks he is a kind of dwarf.
    9. What does Edmund ask for when the Queen offers him whatever he wants?
      1. Edmund asks for Turkish Delight (ロクム – もと知りたいならクリックして)
    10. What does the Queen ask Edmund to do?
      1. She asks him to come back and bring his siblings (his brothers and sisters) with him.


  1. Read chapters 5 and 6 in Japanese first (if necessary) and in English. Also watch the movie, if you have not watched it yet.
  2. Make a timeline or plot-line for chapters 1-6.
  3. Make a list of the characters that have appeared in the story so far. Beside each character’s name, write a short description and say whether the characters is
    1. a protagonist 主人公、主役,
    2. a main character 主要人物
    3. or minor character サブキャラクター

Writing Strategies 1, session 5: May 27th, 2011

Myths of Greece and Rome. From Velvet Moon's blog ブルフィンチ『ギリシア・ローマ神話』 Click image to visit
  1. Homework check: are there any publications in Japanese like the Spark Notes?
  2. Homework check: Choose the best customer review – in pairs, then in groups of 4/5
  3. Check answers to the Study Guide questions for chapters 3 and 4


By next Friday, June 3rd: read a Greek, or Roman myth and summarise it

  1. in English (200-300 words).
  2. Add the references (quote your sources): where, in which books/websites did you find the myth? Write the name of the source in the correct MLA format at the bottom of your paper, like this: 「姓, 名. タイトル [またはタイトル」. 出版した地名: 出版会社, 出版した年.」という風に書く。E.g. Suzuki, Kazuaki. Kenkou no Zatsugaku. Tokyo: Kodansha, 2008.
    1. Do not translate the Japanese title into English.
    2. Do not write the Japanese title in kanji, but in Roman letters.
  3. And write a short paragraph about the similarities to the Japanese myth you wrote about. What are the common characteristics?
  4. Email me your best Amazon review and why you chose it, by Monday 23:59.
  5. I will post all the students’ chosen reviews on this blog.
    1. Please visit this blog again between Wednesday and Friday.
    2. Read your classmates’ chosen reviews and choose the best one.
    3. Write down the number, and bring it to class next Friday.
  6. Please think about the following questions. We will discuss them in class, Friday, June 3rd. You don’t have to write about these for your homework: 以下の質問は次回の授業に議論します。議論できる予習をしてください。
    1. What is a myth? Is a myth the same as a folk-tale (昔話)? Are they different? How are they different?
    2. Is a myth different from a fairy-story, or is it the same? How are they different? How are they the same?
    3. What is the difference between a myth and an epic poem such as Heike Monogatari?
    4. What is the difference between a myth and a novel such as the Tale of Genji?
    5. What is the difference between a myth and a legend, such as The One Inch Boy?
Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight