Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek
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The Exam Questions

Apparently, it is true: an extract from Black Sheep has appeared in a literacy test in Germany.

Hey Ben,

it’s right, what Lisa said. In the final exams for the subject “English basic course” you can choose two topics:
One was a globalization text and the other one was your dystopian novel. I chose it ;-). It was the extract, where Isao is send to prison.
Tasks:
1.) You should write the situation of Isao and what his crime was.
2.) Analyse the extract (atmosphere, language etc.)
3.1) Write a comment with the today’s problem with Multiculturalism.


That's cool, innit? I always thought it'd be really lame to have a book involved in any kind of English department around the world, but I guess I got to admit that it's pretty cool to have folk forced to read my work. Though I guess I'm a bit sorry that it inspires such questions.

I wonder how it even made it to an exam, though? I mean, the book hasn't been published in Germany and it doesn't have any distribution in the country it was published. I don't think I would ever have put money on the copies that got sold making it to Germany and someone who designs exams, but it's a strange and cool world, and however it got there is alright by me.

(crossposted)
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