The Sea Devil Questions and Vocabulary

The sea devil questions


Answer the following questions using complete sentences and evidence/quotes from the story to support your answers.


  1. Why does the man fish by night? How does this lead to the ray? What is significant about the fact that he does not fish for a living?

He liked to fish at night because he liked to cast alone. This leads to the conflict because he couldn’t see very well because it was dark out. The significance is that he fishes for fun because he has a life outside of fishing.

  1. Identify 3 examples of foreshadowing

When he put the knots on his wrists

When the author said “he looked closely to make sure no stingray was hidden in the mesh”

  1. Identify the following parts of the story’s plot; the complicating incident, a single crisis, the climax, the resolution and the ending (what kind)?

The complicating incident: When the man wasn’t going to catch anything till he saw 2 or 3 mullets together

A single crisis: when he realized he caught the sea devil instead of a mullet

The climax: When he was being dragged around by the sea devil and he cut the rope

The resolution: The man decided to never go fishing alone and let the mullets go

Ending: It was a happy one because he was saved

  1. One of the conflicts is between the civilised and primitive world (define these two words first). What is the purpose of the references made to the plane, the causeway, and the man’s wife at home?

A civilised world means that everyone is living in a modern world

A primitive world is when it all nature and untouched by humans

I think that the plane and causeway is a symbol of how far people have come since the primitive world and the wife at home represents how we have been able to have housing and heating.

  1. What does the man learn at the end of the story? Why does he release the mullet?

He learns how it feels to be trapped instead of being the trapper and releases out of sympathy.

  1. Find 3 examples of descriptive language- this will lead into a discussion of figurative language.




  1. Sullen p.32

Bad-tempered; gloomy

  1. Weltering p.33

To move in a turbulent fashion

  1. Elemental p.33

Primary or basic

  1. Sinewy p.33

Lean or muscular

  1. Hoisted p.33

To raise something by means of rope or pulleys

  1. Phosphorescence p.34

Light emitted by a substance without combustion or perceptible heat.

  1. Cordage p.34

Cords or ropes, especially in a ship’s rigging

  1. Exhilaration p.34

A feeling of excitement or happiness

  1. Atavistic p. 35

Relating to or characterized by revision to something ancient or ancestral

  1. Centrifugal p. 35

Moving something away from the center

  1. Gauntly p. 35

Extremely thin or bony

  1. Impeding p. 37

To delay or prevent by obstructing them; hinder

  1. Tenaciously p.37

With a firm hold on something; closely

  1. Respite p. 38

A short period of rest or relief of something difficult or unpleasant

  1. Equilibrium p. 38

A state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced

  1. Imminent p. 39

About to happen


A Mountain Journey Questions

A mountain Journey Questions:


  1. What was Dave Conroy doing out in the wilderness? (motivation)

He is a trapper who kills and get animals fur and was on his way back home.

  1. At what point does the reader know the protagonist is in serious trouble and not likely to make it to MacMoran’s cabin? (plot)

When he falls into the river and tries to dry off but can’t light a match because his fingers are frozen

  1. What three critical mistakes did Conroy make? What are some of the things he could have done to prevent himself from freezing? (plot)

He should have stopped when he couldn’t feel his fingers

  1. Determine the elements of plot in this story: exposition, complicating incident, 3 crises, climax, and the denouement.

Exposition: When we are introduced to Dave Conroy, the trapper and find out that

he’s making his way to a cabin that he can spend the night at

Complicating incident: When he decides that he doesn’t want to stop for the night but to

continue on so that he can have warm shelter.

3 Crises:

-When Dave skis over a thin ice patch and falls into the river but instead of stopping to dry himself off he continues on to a cabin

-When he arrives at the cabin that he thought he could dry off was burnt down.

-When he is unable to light a fire because his hands are suffering with hypothermia and couldn’t feel his fingers after he fell into the water

Climax: When he’s beginning to die of hypothermia, he decides to hike 600 feet up a mountain to meet his friend that he thinks can help him.

Denouement: Dave lays down and dies slowly because the hypothermia sets in.


  1. Describe the setting – how does the setting affect the plot and the theme of the story? What is the theme – write a theme statement for this story.

A mountains journey takes place in late February somewhere in Alberta. The setting is important because it gets really cold in Alberta and because Dave pushed his luck he died of hypothermia in the end.


  1. Find one example of symbolic setting (concrete place that represents something abstract) and explain its meaning.

At the end of the book when he said he saw a white cabin, it could be taken as the afterlife.


  1. Quote four images from the story that make effective comparisons (figurative language: simile, metaphor, and personification).


“The loud wind howling”

“His breath rose white and yellow before him”

“he saw the snow melt around his wrists and flow into the top of his mittens, searing the flesh off his wrists like flame”

“If he slept, his fire slept with him”

Les mystères inconnus

Les mystères inconnus

Nous parlerons à propos de trois mystères ou les policiers n’ont pas une réponse complète, ou ils ne savent pas l’apparences des suspects.

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On vas vous parler a propos de qu’est ce que tu peux attendre à écouter durant les 3 podcasts.

Émission #1 La disparition du vol 370

Dans cet épisode on vas vous parler d’un avion qui a disparu par dessus de l’océan Indien en 2014.


Émission #2 D.B Cooper 

On vas vous parler de qu’est ce que D.B Cooper a fait et nos théories.

Émission #3 Le 2014 mass enlèvements dans Iguala

Qu’est ce que c’est s’passer et les victimes

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Les membres du groupe :  Jayden A., Lilli, Sofia S. 
Le titre de votre baladodiffusion :  Les mystères inconnus  
Le genre :  Mystère 
Le(s) thème(s) abordé(s) :  Mystères 
Épisode #1 (Titre et description)  Le vol 370 

Un avion qui a disparu en 2014 


Épisode #2 (Titre et description)  D.B. Cooper 

– Qu’il était 

– Ce qu’il a fait 

– Nos théories  

Épisode #3 (Titre et description)  2014 mass enlèvements dans Iguala 

-ce qui est arrivé 

-les victimes 


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Une description de votre émission  Nous parlerons à propos de trois mystères ou les policiers n’ont pas une réponse complète, ou ils ne savent pas l’apparences des suspects. 
L’introduction de chaque épisode  Le musique de X-Files 

Bonjour et bienvenue au podcast Les mystères inconnus l’épisode __. Le sujet aujourd’hui est ___.  

Plan de production mensuelle    


Le top du Top

Le top du top

Quand tu trouves de l’argent dans le canapé

Mon petit plaisir est quand vous êtes assis sur le canapé et que vous trouvez de l’argent entre les coussins. Si tu asseoir sur le canapé après un long journée et tu es prête a rester et regarder la télévision et tu peux sentir quelque chausse dessue ton dos car tu aller pour chercher et puit tu vois un pièce de monnaie. Maintenant tu es 2 dollars plus riche parce que c’est tomber de quelques poche et même s’il est tombé de votre poche, il vous fait sentir un peu mieux.

The Friday Everything Changed Questions

The Friday everything changed

Answer all the questions using examples and evidence from the story. To ensure that you use complete sentences, turn the questions into the answers.


  1. Why are the boys so upset at the idea of the girls carrying the water bucket?

There would be less of a chance for them to carry it and it represents power.

  1. What strategies do the boys use to pressure the girls to give in? How do the girls react?

They don’t let the girls play baseball, almas cousin talks them out of it by saying it’s not even fun and its cold outside.

Elements of Fiction

  1. Who is telling the story? What does she think of Ms. Ralston and the conflict over the water? From what point of view is the story told?

One of Almas friends. She agrees with the girls and sticks up for them. The story was told in the first person.

  1. What is the setting (provide evidence)? How does the setting intensify the conflict? What kind of conflict is it? (Person vs. Person – Person vs. self – Person vs. society) Provide evidence for each conflict.

It takes place in the classroom in Ontario

  1. Who is the Protagonist? How do you know?

The protagonist is Alma because she was bold one who asked why girls can’t carry the bucket.

  1. In what way has everything changed on that Friday? What is the significance of Ms. Ralston’s action in the last Paragraph? What is the message (theme) the author exploring?

On Friday the boys and the girls have more equality when it comes to the water bucket and who can get the water. When Ms. Ralston hits the ball out the field it shows that girls can play baseball just as well and boys can.


The spelling and vocabulary component of the short story unit involves quizzes which test your comprehension of a word and its spelling. You must have the correct meaning of the word according to how it’s used in the text.

  1. Galvanized p.4

To coat with steal, iron or zinc

  1. Remotest p.5

Situated some distance away

  1. Intoxicated p.6

Mentally or emotionally exhilarated

  1. Ominous p.6

portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious

  1. Supplementary p.7

Of the nature of or forming a suppliment; additional

  1. Forlornly p.8

Expressive of hopelessness

  1. Earnestly p.9

As of intention or purpose

  1. Gloating p.10

Bragging; rubbing it in

  1. Transfixed p.10

To make or hold motionless with amazement, awe, terror, etc.

  1. Pirouettings p.10

to perform a pirouette; whirl, as on the toes.