Terry McCarthy: WARNING (Contexts, p. 54-56), Time magazine


Answer the following questions:

1.       What school shootings do you remember having heard of ?

2.       What is meant by a “dysfunctional, anonymous suburban landscape” (p. 54, l. 13-14)?

3.       And what is meant by “..craving acceptance but too often meeting rejection instead” (p. 54, l. 15-16)?

4.       Who seems to be guilty of ‘rejecting’ Andy (p. 54, second column, l. 1-3)?

5.       Any warning signs that Andy would commit his massacre (p. 54, column 2,  l. 5-17))

6.       Give an account of the shooting incident and its consequences (p. 55, l. 1-44).

7.       What high school cliques were seen at the high school (p. 55, l. 45-47)?

8.       What do we know about Andy Williams’ background (p. 55, column 2)?

9.       How is his relationship to his parents according to what friends of Andy’s have said (p. 55, column 2)?

10.   What sort of people did Andy start hanging out with (p. 56, l. 1 – 26)?

11.   What sort of social environment is described (p. 56, l. 27 – 45)?

A YouTube video about Andy Williams