Summary: The Examination Day is about a twelve-year old boy named Dickie Jordan who takes a government intelligence exam to see how smart he is but he . Includes handout with comprehension questions and an extended writing task. Examination Day has 90 ratings and 15 reviews. Dickie Jordan has just turned twelve, so it’s time for him to take a Government mandated intelligence test.

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Examination Day Henry Slesar.

No trivia or quizzes yet. He may be suggesting that both family and Government need to be separated. Dec 22, Lena Rakhimova rated it it was amazing. L B rated it really liked it Shelves: If they are not the Government will control not only the family but each individual in the family as well.

This is not the case in the story which may explain why truth serum is used before the start of the test.

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examintaion Similarly with the other parents who Dickie sees when he is brought to take the test by his father. Though some critics might suggest that Dickie is just unfortunate it might be important to remember that what is happening is that a Government is imposing its will on its citizens.

Feedback Privacy Policy Feedback. The story was first published in Playboy February After his parents await the test results at home for hours, they are contacted by the government. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It had a chilling end and it left you in shock after the last few lines.

If anything the only way for the Government to maintain the status quo is to remove or kill those who have an IQ that selsar higher than what is acceptable to the Government.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Fill in ray table below to chart their behaviour towards him, showing what they say, how they say it and how they act. In Examination Day by Henry Slesar we have the theme of fear, suppression, control, freedom and acceptance.

Jan 31, Alexandra rated it liked it. Ruth Jordan Ed Krieger: This very short story was really chilling.

Examination Day by Henry Slesar

His manner is matter of fact with no emotion. Elizabeth W rated it really liked it Sep 07, What happens at the end of the story? The actions of the Government would and should be considered to be irregular.

Leslie – Ivar Jorgensen – E. Auth with social network: The fact that Dickie is killed simply because his IQ is too high or above what is acceptable by the Government also seems examinatipn be bizarre. Dickie Jordan has just turned twelve, so it’s time for him to take a Government mandated intelligence test.

Nobody in the story forewarns Dickie of the consequences of the test.

Provide specific examples based on personal experience. Preview — Examination Day by Henry Slesar. Oct 18, Rick rated it really liked it. It is a dystopian story It is titled Examination Day Based on this knowledge, what do you predict the story will be about?

The end of the story is examinqtion interesting due to the tone of the Government official who is on the phone to Mr Jordan.

Ashley rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Trivia About Examination Day. Individuals appear to serve the Government examinatioon than the other way around. My presentations Profile Feedback Log out.


Examination day- a gruesome tale of a child, too smart for his time. Which may be important as Slesar could be highlighting what can happen when a Government is not held to account and is allowed to dictate to its citizens.

How do his parents appear to feel about this? Which in turn will result in challenges to the Government and how they ray. He is an innocent child who has been willing sent to his death by both his mother and father.

Clerk 2 Jeffrey Alan Chandler: He uses this experience and observations of totalitarian governments and exaggerates these in his writing, as a kind of warning to the government of the day.

Melissa Rivera rated it it was amazing Sep 07, Slesar reflects this fear by creating an extreme version of this. The story features a small boy of 12 years preparing for his test.

Richard Jordan Elizabeth Norment: Jun 02, Mez rated it liked it. They seem to be worried about Dickie’s performance. Write 3 laws and the reason for each. Sleasar was born in and died in His parents don’t say much about it. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page.

If anything Dickie and his family appear to live in a suppressive environment. OK Henryy for The Crucible.