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This study guide is designed to help students comprehend and analyze the novel by the same name. It is divided into three parts: basic comprehension questions, discussion questions that invlove more critical thinking, and extended activities and research suggestions. The answers for the questions are included.

It recounts a single day in the life of an ordinary prisoner during the Stalinist repression, exposing the realities of life in the Gulag – the forced labor camp system for political prisoners. The mundane existence is punctuated with injustices, an undercurrent of uncertainty, and the maneuverings of men desperate to survive. Through the lives of the various prisoners and guards, the reader sees how each personality responds to the circumstances based on their values, beliefs, and upbringing. In the process, the author sheds light on the meaning of life.    

Despite the degradation, Ivan somehow manages to survive. By accepting his new identity and life, he finds ways to make his life meaningful, throwing himself into his mundane tasks with great intensity. The effect is that he overcomes and becomes a special type of hero who rises above the circumstances.

The novel by J. R. Tolkien is sold separately. The study guide and the novel are appropriate for a credited course in English or World literature.

The CD Version contains the same material as the original booklets. This version allows you to view the pages on a computer screen or print off as many copies as you need for your household. It is the same price as the booklet, with less storage hassles.
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The Hobbit Progeny Study Guide - CD-ROM Version

SKU: 040682-1816C
$21.99 Regular Price
$9.99Sale Price
  • ISBN-10: 1586096117
    ISBN-13: 9781586096113
    Publisher: Progeny Press
    Format: Multimedia CD-ROM
    Author: Michael Poteet
    Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Topic: Literature, Reading, Reading Comprehension, Study Guides