Anthem Study Guide Answers

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Chapter One
1.The sins/ wrongs that Equality 7-2521 accuses himself of are •Sin to write
Sin to think words no others think and to put them down on paper no others are to see •We have committed a greater crime, and for this crime there is no name •We are alone here under the earth. The laws say that non among men may be alone, ever and at any time. •We were born with a curse. It has always driven us to thoughts which are forbidden. 2.Equality 7-2521 is happy when he hears his life mandate because he (they) knew that he was guilty, and felt as a street sweeper he would have a way to erase his sins. 3.The Council of Vocations assigns Equality 7-2521 the job of a street sweeper due to his incompetence. I say this because Equality 7-2521 is different from everyone else, so I can tell that the council, and everyone else don’t like different. 4.This novel takes place in the future. I know this because Equality refers to “the men before us”, and “the unmentionable times”. When he is underground in the tunnel. 5.If I had Equality’s curse my teachers would most likely react to this “curse” by giving me more challenging work to complete. Equality on the other hand isn’t so lucky because his “curse” is of high disapproval because they believe that no one should learn faster that his “brothers” and if one of them is “dumb” all of them need to be “dumb” along with his brothers, and Vice- Versa. 6.Equality doesn’t except the moral teachings of society. In fact he does man things to go against it. He even admits in the novel that he really doesn’t care. “and yet there is no shame in us and no regret. We say to ourselves that we are a wretch and a traitor. But we feel no burden upon our spirit and no fear in our heart. And it seems to us that our spirit is clear as a lake troubled by no eyes save those of the sun. And in our heart there is the peace we have known in twenty years.” This is an excerpt from the end of chapter one that shows although Equality knows that he has committed sins he is at peace even in his wrong doings. 7.The home of the Infants is the place where you live until you are 5 years old with all the children of the city who had been born the same year everything was clean and white. The home of the students is the place where there are ten wards, for there ten years of learning. Men must learn till they reach their fifteenth year. The home of the street sweepers is for all of the street sweepers, and it is Equality’s home after he was given a career by the council of scholars. The home of the useless is the place where everyone goes at the age of 40. Council of Vocations decides your job/ mandate.

Chapter Two
1.The character traits that are revealed are her straight and thin body, she has eyes that are dark, hard, glowing, fearless, unkind, and without guilt. She has golden hair, and is overall intimidating. 2.The unmentionable times- the period we live in now that the council of elders forbade anyone to speak of. The unchartered forest- a forbidden place that lay near the sewage area The evil ones- those who lived in the unmentionable times

The great rebirth- the time period/ setting of the anthem
3.The word Equality is struggling with is the word “I”. I believe the mentioning of this word is punishable by death in there society because it goes against it and would cause the rediscovery of this word. The word “I” contradicts the ideals of the society because it goes against the great “we” idea, and way of life. the rediscovery of the word “I” could cause some of the people to rethink their way of life which could lead to riots, rebellion, and chaos. Chapter Three

1.Equality discovers how to make light out of copper, and wires. This is a very important discovery because it would make life easier by giving them brighter light, it wouldn’t burn out as quickly as a candle, and fires would be less likely. 2.The council of scholars believe that everyone knows everything that exist, if everyone...
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