Compréhension de l’écrit10 pts
Doc. 1Housing Discrimination
Doc. 2Caribbean or Canadian?
1 Doc. 1. Copy out the following sentences. Complete each blank with one word from the text. Underline your answers.
……………… and Dorothy want to ……………. a ……………. together in ……………..’s house.
2 Doc. 1. Explain in your own words why the place that Dorothy has found seems to be the ideal place. Give 3 reasons.
3 Doc. 1. Which adjective from the following list best describes Watson’s attitude when Dorothy offers to “pay for the first month” (l. 8)? Justify with a quotation.
aggressive – curious – generous – distrustful – enthusiastic
4 Doc. 1. Say whether the following statements are true or false. Justify your choice with a quotation.
a. Dorothy is alone when she first meets Watson.
b. Watson and Dorothy initially manage to reach an agreement.
5 Doc. 1. (l. 24) “not a good sign”. Explain Langston’s reaction.
6 Doc. 1. a. Which adjective from the following list best describes Watson’s reaction when he opens the door? Justify with a quotation.
friendly – scared – surprised – intimidated – enthusiastic
b. How can you account for his reaction? Answer in a few words.
c. Say if the couple can finally move into the flat. Justify your answer with a quotation from the text.
Seuls les candidats de la série L LVO traiteront la question 7.
7 Doc. 1. Explain in a few words why “people looked at them every day” (l. 29-30).
Seuls les candidats de la série L LVA traiteront la question 8.
8 Doc. 1. (l. 32): Explain in your own words why Watson is “… looking only at Dorothy”.
9 Doc. 2. Who is the narrator (origin, nationality, place of birth)?
10 Doc. 2. In your own words, give two reasons why the narrator’s parents came to Canada.
11 Doc. 2. Say whether the following statements are true or false. Justify each choice with one quotation.
a. Education makes it easier for Caribbean immigrants to feel Canadian.
b. Second generation immigrants feel as strongly Caribbean as their parents.
c. Second generation immigrants are proud of their Canadian roots.
12 Doc. 2. (l. 17-18): “He told me that he really liked Canadians because he had met two who treated him as though he were white.” Explain in your own words why the black American bus driver appreciates Canadian people.
13 Doc. 2. Copy out the correct answer. Justify your answer with one element from the text.
Second generation immigrants in Canada:
a. feel more Canadian than Caribbean.
b. feel they don’t really belong anywhere.
c. want to emigrate to the United States of America.
d. want to return to the Caribbean Islands.
Seuls les candidats de la série L LVA traiteront la question 14.
14 Doc. 2. (l. 24-25) “Perhaps my generation’s parents knew what they were doing when they insisted on raising us as West Indians first, rather than Canadians.” Explain the parents’ intentions in your own words.
15 Doc. 1. et 2. Compare and contrast the attitudes of the white Canadians described in document 1 with the attitude of the two white Canadians mentioned by the bus driver in document 2.