Study Guide for Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper"

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The battle between the Free Staters and the Republicans in the 1922-1923 Irish Civil War provides the backdrop for “The Sniper.” Individuals prepare for a discussion of Liam O’Flaherty’s tragic short story by completing a study guide that asks them to define vocabulary words, identify literary terms, and answer fact-based questions about the tale. Consider providing groups with additional questions that require research into the civil war and critical thinking about issues raised by the story.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • The guide serves to focus readers' attention on important events in the story
Cons

  • Of the 13 questions, 12 are text-based and ask readers to recall information from the story
  • The final question requires that readers understand point of view and how the device influences a story
Common Core