These questions are all designed to assist students in getting the most out of a single reading of Ayn Rand’s Anthem. I find the book works best as a contrast to other dystopian novels, such as Fahrenheit 451, 1984, or Brave New World.
All questions place a special emphasis on higher order thinking, as well as College Board’s AP literature expectations in regards to making inferences, understanding irony, and in general a rather rigorous, college-level approach to literature. These materials can be used for Honors classes as well, for any teacher looking to give their students the kind of push that the new Common Core standards are aiming for.
I have been teaching for 16 years, including several years teaching English Honors IV, as well as creating my own very successful Advanced Placement Literature program from scratch nine years ago. I have a Masters in Creative Writing, and thought I would make some of my materials available for purchase.
If you end up using the materials, please leave feedback about your experience. My name is Adam Horowitz, and I'm a sixteen year educator. You can e-mail me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All questions were written using the Signet Novel Centennial Edition of Anthem. Chapters are included with each set of questions. Some page number adjustments may be necessary with different publishers or editions.
A complete analysis question package with all 43 questions for the novel is also available at a slightly discounted price than purchasing each set of questions individually.
If you’re tired of students simply SparkNoting through literature, consider giving my materials a try.
Anthem Chapter 1 Analysis Questions (p. 17-37)
by Adam Horowitz
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