Autobiographical Incident Unit Test with Answers
This test has two parts. Part 1 is computer-scored, and should be completed online. Part 2 is the questions below, which you will need to turn in to your teacher. You must complete both parts of the test by the due date to receive full credit on this test.
1. What roles do the adults or older figures play in the lives of the various narrators? Select a figure from each of the four memoirs and write one sentence answering the question for each memoir.
In the stories, the older character guides the narrators that leads to success in life later on.
In “A Cub Pilot” written by Mark Twain, Mr. Bixby plays a prank on Twain to test his skills during any emergency situation and teaches him that he has to remain calm and use his knowledge that will help in becoming a great pilot.
In “Barrio Boy” Ms. Ryan, Galarz teacher, help him to learn English and so the story tells you how this elderly figure helped him through his learning and later he succeeded as a writer.
In “I know why caged birds sing” Ms. Flower is a mentor to Maya and make her realize about how she loves literature and teaches her how to respect others.
In “No Gumption” Ms. Baker was set on the fact to make her son 'Russell' to become someone significant and so she told him a few options to try out that will make him successful. In this process, Russell realized his interest in writing.
2. All of the memoirs in this unit are told from the first-person point of view. Why is it important that they are told in the first person? How would they be different if they were told from a different point of view? Imagine one of the memoirs you read told from a different point of view, and use that example to explain both the benefits of telling the story in the first person and how it would be different if told from another point of view.
Memoirs are life stories for the narrator and so they are told from