My Greatest Olympic Prize-Jesse Owens
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  • 1. GOOD MORNING 12TH JULY 2011 II HOUR I BA HISTORY SPIC SEMINAR HALL BY S. NEHRU MY GREATEST OLYMPIC PRIZE JESSE OWENS NOTES
  • 2. MY GREATEST OLYMPIC PRIZE PART A QUESTIONS
  • 3. ONE MARKS
    • Who is Jesse Owens?
    • In what event did he set Olympic record?
    • Who is the tall man Jesse Owens did meet in the Olympics?
    • In which year did Owens meet Luz Long?
    • Did Luz Long believe in Nazism?
    • What was the season referred in the text?
  • 4. One marks
    • Where did the Olympic games take place?
    • In which country does Berlin situated?
    • What was Owens new Olympic record?
    • Why did Jesse Owens make fault?
    • Why did Jesse Owens hit the ground?
  • 5. One Marks
    • Was Owens confident when he reached Berlin?
    • What shattered the confidence of Jesse Owens?
    • What is the spirit of Olympics?
    • What was the reaction of Luz Long after Jesse Owens winning gold?
    • What was the greatest Olympic prize for Owens?
  • 6. One Marks
    • What is the nationality of Jesse Owens?
    • What is the nationality of Luz Long?
    • Who was ruling Germany in 1936?
    • Hitler considered the German athletes as the member of---------
    • Who commits mistakes?
    • Who patted the shoulders of Jesse Owens?
  • 7. One marks
    • What did Jesse Owens wanted to show to Hitler?
    • According to Hitler------race is the superior race.
    • Who are Germans according to Hitler?
    • What was the mind of Owens preoccupied with?
    • What did Hitler insist?
  • 8. Annotations
    • General Context
    • Particular Context
    • Explanation of the Passage
  • 9. General Context
    • Title of the Lesson
    • Author of the Lesson
    • Example:
    • This passage is taken from, “My Greatest Olympic Prize” written by Jesse Owens.
  • 10. Particular Context
    • Theme of the Lesson
    • What does the Lesson deal with?
    • Example: Jesse Owens shares his Olympic experience and the friendship he won.
  • 11. Explanation
    • Explain the main idea of the passage
    • Explain what does the passage suggest
  • 12. Annotation 1
    • Q:I wasn’t too worried about all this. I’d trained, sweated disciplined myself for six years with the game in the mind.
    • A: This passage is taken from, “My Greatest Olympic Prize” written by Jesse Owens.
    • Jesse Owens shares his Olympic experience and the friendship he won.
    • Patriotic feeling was running high in Germany. Owens did not bother as he trusted in his efforts.
  • 13. Annotation 2
    • Q:I was in for a surprise. When the time came for the long jump trials, I was startled to see a tall boy hitting the pit at almost 26 feet on his practice leaps.
    • A: This passage is taken from, “My Greatest Olympic Prize” written by Jesse Owens.
    • Jesse Owens shares his Olympic experience and the friendship he won.
    • Here he refers to Luz Long. He was surprised by his performance
  • 14. Annotation 3
    • Q:I supposed that if Long won, it would add some new support to the Nazis' Aryan-superiority theory.
    • A: This passage is taken from, “My Greatest Olympic Prize” written by Jesse Owens.
    • Jesse Owens shares his Olympic experience and the friendship he won.
    • Here Owen thinks what will happen if Germany wins.
  • 15. Annotation 4
    • Q: After all, I am a Negro. A little hot under the collar about Hitler's ways, I determined to go out there and really show Der Führer and his master race who was superior and who wasn't.
    • A: This passage is taken from, “My Greatest Olympic Prize” written by Jesse Owens.
    • Jesse Owens shares his Olympic experience and the friendship he won.
    • Here Owens expresses his determination to win the medal and prove to the world.
  • 16. Annotation 5
    • Q: An angry athlete is an athlete who will make mistakes, as any coach will tell you. I was no exception.
    • A: This passage is taken from, “My Greatest Olympic Prize” written by Jesse Owens.
    • Jesse Owens shares his Olympic experience and the friendship he won.
    • Here Owens refers to his anger against Germans which made him to make faults in trials.
  • 17. Annotation 6
    • Q: ''Did I come all the way from America for this?'' I thought bitterly. ''To foul out of the trials and make a fool of myself?'‘
    • A: This passage is taken from, “My Greatest Olympic Prize” written by Jesse Owens.
    • Jesse Owens shares his Olympic experience and the friendship he won.
    • Here Owens shows his frustration after failing twice in the qualifying jumps.
  • 18. Annotation 7
    • Q: ''Something must be eating you,'' he said – proud the way foreigners are when they've mastered a bit of American slang. ''You should be able to qualify with your eyes closed.'‘
    • A: This passage is taken from, “My Greatest Olympic Prize” written by Jesse Owens.
    • Jesse Owens shares his Olympic experience and the friendship he won.
    • These are the words uttered by Luz Long. He asks what bothers Owens.
  • 19. Annotation 8
    • Q: Suddenly all the tension seemed to ebb out of my body as the truth of what he said hit me.
    • A: This passage is taken from, “My Greatest Olympic Prize” written by Jesse Owens.
    • Jesse Owens shares his Olympic experience and the friendship he won.
    • After Long’s advice of marking few inches behind board Owens felt relaxed and confident.
  • 20. Annotation 9
    • Q: You can melt down all the gold medals and cups I have, and they wouldn't be a plating on the 24-carat friendship I felt for Luz Long at that moment.
    • A: This passage is taken from, “My Greatest Olympic Prize” written by Jesse Owens.
    • Jesse Owens shares his Olympic experience and the friendship he won.
    • Here he feels that his friendship with Luz Long is greater than that of all the medals he has won.
  • 21. Annotation 10
    • Q: We sat in his quarters and talked for two hours - about track and field, ourselves, the world situation, a dozen other things. 
    • A: This passage is taken from, “My Greatest Olympic Prize” written by Jesse Owens.
    • Jesse Owens shares his Olympic experience and the friendship he won.
    • Jesse Owens and Luz Long’s meeting on the eve of the finals is expressed here
  • 22. Learn 10 Words From Lesson1
    • Insist
    • Startled
    • Evidently
    • Nervousness
    • Reassure
    • Essential
    • Fake
    • Epitome
    • Leap
    • supremacy
  • 23. Essay Question
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  • 24. THANK YOU