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  1. Cue For Treason

  2. Ch 1 • 1) When Sir Philip Morton inherited his grandfather’s land in Cumberland, he created two problems for the people of this area. Explain. • 2) Peter, the main character, makes a very serious mistake at the end of chapter 1. Explain the immediate results of his actions.

  3. Ch 2, 3, & 4. • 1) Why was Sir Philip Morton after Peter? What charges might he lay on him? • 2) In chapter 3 we are introduced to the theater. Make a list of your discoveries about the 16th century theater. • 3) How did the actors react to Sir Philip’s search for Peter? • 4) When Peter was in the coffin he came up with a two-part escape plan, what was the plan?

  4. Ch 5 • 1) By the end of chapter 5, Peter has become an actor. Create a sequence of events (point form) which shows how this happened. • 2) There is a lot of foreshadowing in the book. Write 3 questions which you have about the story, or 3 things you think will happen.

  5. Ch 6, 7, & 8. • 1) Throughout chapters 6, 7, 8 we find out a lot of info about the workings of a traveling theater company. Explain its operations. Consider the following: - casting of parts - shareholding - performance rights - physical aspects of performance   • 2) After Desmond’s company splits up, Kit and Peter make their way to London. Explain the events which lead them to London, and their meeting of Shakespeare.

  6. Ch 9 & 10 • 1) In chapter ten we learn Kit’s story. Explain the relationship between Kit and Sir Philip Morton.  • 2) The novel’s plot, to this point, is based on two conflict situations (see below) that run in both parallel and intersecting directions. How are these situations the same? How are they different? • A) Peter vs. Sir Philip Morton • B) Kit vs. Sir Philip Morton

  7. Ch 11 & 12 • 1) At the end of chapter 12, Peter has retrieved his play script from the house of the yellow gentleman. There were two peculiarities about the script. Identify the two additions. What explanations can you give for these additions?

  8. Ch 13 & 14 • 1) What is “the clue of the sonnet”? • 2) When they discover the clue, they develop three possible interpretations of it. List three possibilities. • 3) Explain the role of the secret service of the Queen. • 4) In what capacity did Peter and Kit accompany Tom Boyd to Cumberland?

  9. Cue for Treason: Wanted Poster Miss MacLean Language Arts 9 February 2011

  10. Wanted Poster • What is a wanted poster? • What are the typical characteristics of a wanted poster? • Which character(s) in Cue for Treason may have been on a wanted poster in Shakespearian England times?

  11. Your Assignment • Choose a character from “Cue for Treason” (i.e. Peter or Kit) and create a wanted poster. • Requirements: • A photo of the character (no computer images) • Physical description • Other relevant information (i.e. last seen, alias, reward) • Be Creative!

  12. Rubric • Wanted Poster

  13. Ch 15, 16, & 17. • 1) In chapter 15, Tom Boyd determines that the peel tower has been recently visited. List the clues which lead to this conclusion. • 2) In their watch of the peel tower, Peter, Kit, and Tom make one fatal mistake. What is this mistake, and what are the results of this mistake? • 3) Explain the plan of the conspirators. (Ch 16) • 4) Suggest reasons that would explain the fact that Peter Brownrigg has been held prisoner, whereas Tom Boyd appears to have been murdered.

  14. Ch 18, 19, & 20. • 1) Create a single title for these three chapters. In a paragraph explain why you chose this title. • 2) Write a response to these three chapters. • 3) How does Kit determine that Mr. Armthwaite is one of the conspirators?

  15. Ch 21 & 22 • 1) We are introduced to a new group of people - the miners. Describe this group. Give possible explanations for their “barbaric” behavior.

  16. Ch 23, 24, & 25. • 1) Why does the author shift from the first person to the third person point of view at the beginning of Ch. 24?  • 2) Explain the meaning of the title for Ch 24: “A Cue Was Missed” • 3) What was your reaction to the end of the story? Had you expected this ending? What would you change about the ending if you were the author?

  17. Test Review • Who Am I? Know various character names and what they did. • Vocabulary: Know: beadle, beck, bracken, cordon, defied, doublet, fell, flogging, Latin, livery, moor, mutton, pall, peat, pike, precipice, trestle, tarn, turret, squire. • Answer questions: be able to answer the chapter questions throughout the novel.

  18. Vocabulary • Beadle: an official of the church • Beck: stream • Bracken: an area overgrown with ferns or long grass • Cordon: a line of soldiers stopping progress • Defied: go against authority • Doublet: mans close fitting jacket • Fells: hills • Flogging: hit with a stick • Latin: old language • Livery: a servants uniform

  19. Vocabulary • Moor: a broad area of open land, wet land • Mutton: meat of an old sheep • Pall: a clothe placed over a coffin • Peat: a rotting moist mossy material • Pike: spear • Precipice: an overhanging of extremely sleep mass of rock ( cliff , rock face) • Trestle: an instrument to hold things up, a support • Tarn: a small mountain lake • Turret: a place where you can fire a weapon • Squire: a young knight in training