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Young and Dyslexic? You've got it going on.
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  • Question 1
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    Why did Benjamin's ideas always 'contradicted' the teachers?

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    He was unruly and created trouble for the teachers.

    He was always looking for the trouble.

    He did not know how to respond to the teachers.

    He was creative but the teachers did not promote creativity.

  • Question 2
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    What did the teacher call Benjamin when he shared his idea about the sleeping: 'If I was God I would have designed sleep so we could stay awake...'

  • Question 3
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    Reread paragraph 5 to answer the question. What would get Zephaniah into trouble?

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    Being dyslexic

    Being unruly

    Being disrespectful

    Being indignant

  • Question 4
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    Refer to the sixth paragraph last sentence: '"Oh great", but now I realise he was stereotyping me.' How was his teacher stereotyping him?

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    He did not like Benjamin as he was creative.

    He was afraid of people of colour.

    He considered him unable to study or progress because of dyslexia.

    None

  • Question 5
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    When he was in borstal, what made him think that he wanted to be better, to be successful?

  • Question 6
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    What does this phrase suggest about Benjamin's background? "a black man brought up on the wrong side of town..."

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    He was forced to live away from his father.

    He was raised in a poor neighborhood.

    He was not allowed to live where he was living.

    None of these.

  • Question 7
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    When he wrote his first book of poems he says: 'It really took off...'. What does that mean?

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    There were protests against the book.

    The book was objectified.

    The book was not good enough.

    The book got a lot of popularity.

  • Question 8
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    How would Benjamin remember the words while writing?

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    By looking for it in the dictionary.

    By drawing the thing.

    By asking his sister.

    By looking at the anchor chart.

  • Question 9
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    What did Brunel University offer him?

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    A writer's post

    A professor's post

    A doctor's post

    None

  • Question 10
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    What is Benjamin's attitude towards oppression and racism? Answer after reading paragraph16.

  • Question 11
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    Complete the quotation: "Dyslexia is not a measure of ________________________: you may have a genius on your hand."

    answer
    intelligence
  • Question 12
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    What does this mean :"your creativity muscle gets bigger." ?

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    When you find a solution to a problem due to dyslexia, it increases your creativity.

    When you try hard to do something, your muscles grow.

    When there is no option for you, sit back and don't try.

    None

  • Question 13
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    Complete the quotation: "We are the _____________ we are the designers."

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    architects
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    arcitects
  • Question 14
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    Why does Zephaniah say he "should be in prison"?

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    He is the right age

    He is a black man brought up on the wrong side of town whose family fell apart

    He has committed crimes in the past

    He has made bad choices and was excluded from school

  • Question 15
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    What is the impact of concluding his article with pronouns "us" and "we"?

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    Makes everybody who reads it feel connected

    Creates a sense of solidarity and inclusion for those with dyslexia that links to the titular phrase

    Appreciates that everybody has something difficult they could be dealing with

    Reinforcing the difference and divide between the struggles faced by those with disabilities and those without

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