LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER WORKSHEET
- In a paragraph summarise the plot of the story.
- Explain what is surprising about the end of the
- Explain what is the source of conflict between
the two characters and how it is resolved - use quotations to support your answer.
In your own words describe (a) Mr Maloney in several paragraphs.
(b) Mrs Maloney in several paragraphs.
For each character
Conflicts with other characters
Realisations that they make.
Use quotations to support your ideas – at least 4 for each character.
- Explain where and when the story takes place (setting)
– use 2 or 3 quotations to support your answer.
- Explain why this setting is important to the plot
of the story.
Identify the theme/themes of the story, using at least 2 quotations to support your opinion. How does
this reflect the author’s slant on life?
- Identify examples of colloquial language and explain
- Explain the pun that is included in the title
of the story.
THE PERFECT MURDER
What would be the ingredients of the “perfect murder”?
Put the following ideas into order of importance. (Add
ideas of your own if you want to.)
a) It should be easy to arrange.
b) It should leave no clues.
c) There should be no noise.
d) It should look like suicide.
e) It should take place in a lonely,
f) It should be cheap.
g) No violence should be
h) It should look like an accident.
i) It should be quick.
j) The murderer should have a
How does this murder compare with the “Perfect Murder”? (200 words min)
Incomplete, lacking understanding
of the task and depth
Complete. Shows understanding of the
Complete. Shows an understanding of
the depth required and has tried to achieve it using examples.
Complete. Is able to complete the
task using well reasoned arguments, logical explanations and has illustrated the work with relevant quotes and examples. Excellent
That extra factor which shows deep
understanding of the how and why using cogent arguments and links to other works and knowledge of the author. Excellent presentation.