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First They Came...

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  • Q1
    PART A: Which of the following best describes the tone of this quotation?
  • Q2
    PART B: Which detail from the text best supports the answer to Part A?
    “Then they came”
    "because I was not a Jew"
    "for me"
    "I did not speak"
  • Q3
    The quotation ends with “there was no one left to speak for me.” What TWO answers best explain why there is no one left?
    Everyone else had already been taken
    It was the author’s turn to be taken
    Socialists believe the government should not be questioned
    No one was willing to speak out for a person who had not spoken out for them
    The speaker was the one doing the taking
  • Q4
    How does the repetition/parallelism contribute to the development of the text’s theme?
    The author seeks to make the poem more exciting by building suspense through the use of repetition/parallelism
    The author uses repetition/parallelism to compare the growing similarities the oppressed and that nothing will change until someone stops it
    The author uses repetition/parallelism to show that he could have been a socialist, a trade union member, or a jew
    By repeating what happened, the author hopes to emphasize how silly or trivial the government’s actions were
  • Q5
    How does the author’s point of view contribute to the effectiveness of his statement?
    The author is warning other people not to remain silent in the face of injustice, like he did
    The author is warning his readers that they are not safe
    The author is condemning other people who do not speak up in the face of injustice
    The author is rallying other people to stand up in the face of injustice, like he did

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