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2. Day of Infamy
fromGinger's
Diary,1941
The following entriesare taken
from thejournal of a seventeen-yearold American girl living at Hickam
Field,Hawaii,when PearlHarborwas
bombed.The writing is reproduced
as originally written, in the style of
a diary-with short commentsand
incompletesentences.
Saturday,December6, l94I
A 'Washedmy hair finally. 2lt's
warrn again,so it dried real fast.
3Readthe paperand then it was
time to eatlunch.alistenedto the
Shriner'sfootballgameover the radio.
5TheUniversity beatWillamette
20 - 6. 6I spentall afternoonreading
funny books and trying to get our
transportationfigured out for tonight.
7Finallyfixed it so Hestertook us,
and Dad broughtus home.8We(Kay
and I) were usheringat Punahoufor
the play "Mr andMrs. North." elt was
pretty good. r0Wegot home aboutten
of twelve andI'm very sleepy.rll-ani
invited us to dinner Tuesday.
Sunday,December7, 794I
B 12BOMBED!
'38:00in the
raUnknown
morning.
attackerso
r5Pearl
far!
Harborin flames!16Also
t4
Hickam hangarline. rTSofar no houses
bombedhere.
C r85of 11:00.reWe've
left the
20It
2rThe
post.
got too hot.
PX is in
22We
flames,also the barracks.
madea
23Left
dashduring a lull.
everythingwe
2aA
own there.... coupleof non-com's
housesdemolished.25Hope
Kay is
26We're
27lt's
O.K.
at M's.
all so sudden
and surprisingI can't believeit's really
happening.28lt'sawful. 2eSchool
is
discontinueduntil furthernotice...there
goesmy graduation.
D 3oshortwave:
Direct hit on
barracks,350 killed. 3rWonderif I
knew any of them.32Been
quietall
afternoon.33left Bill on duty at the U.
3aBlackout
all nisht of course!
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DIRECTIONS: Circle the letter next to the correctansweror write the answer
on the lines given. When askedfor evidence,write the numberof the sentenceor
the letter of the paragraphthat best supportsthe answer.
1. About what time of day did the
authorprobablywrite in her
journal on Saturday?
A. 8:00e.vr.
B. noon
C. midafternoon
D. midnight
Which sentenceis the best
evidence?
2. Which is the main ideaof
parugraphB?
A. BOMBED!
B. PearlHarborin flamesr
C. Unknown attackerso far!
D. 8: 00i n t h em o r n i n g .
How doessentence15 supportthe
main idea?
4. Which sentencein paragraphC
supportsthe idea that the writer is
a high schoolsenior?
Sentence
5. How many were killed when the
barrackswere hit?
6. Which sentences
supportthe idea
that Satutdaywas a day much like
any other Saturday?
A ' 3, 4, 6
B' 12, 13, 14
C' 7,8 ,9
D. 9 . 1 0 .1 1
21 supportsthe maln
3. Sentence
idea of p aragraphC that
A. the weatherwas too hot.
B. they had to leavethe post.
C. the PX and barracksare on
fire.
D. schoolis beingdiscontinued.
Which sentenceis the topic
sentence?
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