Nightjohn movie is based on a novel by Gary Pauslen. It shows the importance of reading and how some slaves risked everything for the chance to read, something so many kids today take for granted.
Nightjohn movie packet includes 3 viewing quizzes - 2 are the same multiple-choice quiz with answers scrambled to deter cheaters and 1 is a short answer quiz if you prefer a little harder quiz. Quizzes have 10 questions. These questions are comprehension questions just to see if students paid attention and watched the video as asked. If they did, they should do well on the quiz. Answer keys are included.
An editable PowerPoint is included as well with all the quizzes in case you wish to make any changes.
Sample Quiz Questions:
_____1. How does the master of the house know that Nightjohn is rebellious before he even buys him?
A. The slave trader tells the master.
B. Nightjohn tells the master upfront.
C. The master sees the marks on Nightjohn’s back.
D. Nightjohn’s slave papers reveal it.
_____ 10. Which of the following does NOT happen in the movie?
A. Sarny is in the process of being sold at the end of the movie.
B. Sarny tries to teach letters to other slaves so that they can learn to read.
C. Sarny sees Nighjohn at another plantation two years later.
D. The master’s son changed in his attitude towards the slaves.
This Nightjohn packet is also included in Frederick Douglass
lesson plan unit.
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