Discuss with your partner how best to answer the following questions about main ideas in the selection.
1. What is foreshadowed by the following sentence from the story?
For the sea has claimed its own and spread its rippled blanket over the site, and the great white bird with the black-tipped pinions that saw it all from the beginning to the end has returned to the dark, frozen silences of the northlands from whence it came.
a. Rhyader’s feelings for Frith
b. the sudden departure of the snow goose
c. Rhyader’s death
d. the effect of war on Frith and Rhyader
What is the correct answer to the question above? How did information you gathered while reading help you eliminate incorrect answers?
2. What two reasons make Frith afraid of Rhayader?
a. his moodiness and his growing feelings for her
b. the stories about him and his strange skills with birds
c. his growing feelings for her and his strange skills
d. the stories about him and his growing feelings for her
What is the correct answer to the question above? Explain how you chose that answer.
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