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1

What country is John Agard from?

British Guiana in South America

2

What war was Mary Seacole involved in?

Crimean

3

Was Mary Seacole allowed to go there?

No

4

What country was Toussaint L'Ouverture from?

Haiti

5

What word was used by Agard to describe him?

'revolutionary'

6

What dialect is the poem written in?

Caribbean

7

What is an idiolect?

An individual's way of speaking

8

What is a dialect?

A group of shared idiolects

9

What does John Agard mean by 'Dem tell me'?

White people have decided my education

10

How is Agard using juxtaposition?

He contrasts silly nursery rhymes with historical figures

11

What does John Agard state that he is doing at the end of the poem?

Finding out about his own history

12

Why is the poem written using two different structures?

To show there are two different historical perspectives

13

What does the poem say about education?

It should be made relevant to those being taught

14

What phrase is used to describe Nanny de maroon as a visionary in 'Checking Out Me History'?

'see-far woman'

15

How does the narrator feel in the poem "Checking out me History"?

Angry

16

What line is repeated throughout the poem?

'Dem tell me'

17

What metaphor does Agard use to show how he feels about his own History?

'Blind'

18

What fictional Character does Agrad mention?

Robin Hood

19

What type of imagery is used when Agard talks about Toussaint?

Light Imagery

20

When talking about British history, what can Agard's language be compared too?

Nursery rhymes