In this post-reading or post-viewing exercise, students are required to re-examine the true significance of Roch Carrier's classic, "The Hockey Sweater." The exercise begins with an examination of several key definitions of the following terms: allegory, allusion, subliminal message, and undertones. Next, students are asked to comment on nine carefully selected quotations from the story. This is followed by ten questions and several follow-ups for the class to explore as a group, which should foster a greater understanding of the Richard Riot in 1955, the Quiet Revolution, and the two Referendums on Quebec Separatism in 1980 and 1995. At the end of the exercise is a listing of sources for further study, which includes a link to the National Film Board of Canada's adaptation of Carrier's classic.