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

This Study Guide for Liam O'Flaherty's "The Sniper" worksheet also includes:

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.

57 Views 43 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable

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

  • 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