US History 1865-Present, Spring 2003
Web Assignment #1:† Wizard of Oz
Assignment Due:† 2/4
On a separate sheet of paper, answer the following questions.† I would prefer this be typed, but it is ok to hand-write this, but please use complete sentences.
From Mike Nagleís Homepage (http://www.westshore.edu/personal/mwnagle/)
∑ Scroll down and click on US History 1865-Present
∑ Scroll down and click on US History Links
∑ Click on 5. Click here for The Wizard of Oz
∑ Click on Links about the book and film The Wizard of Oz
∑ Then, click on each of the ďhotlinks,Ē read the selection and answer the questions
1. Baum1 and Baum2
∑ What was L. Frank Baumís background?† What were some characteristics of his childhood and family life growing up?† How successful was he in business before and after the publication of the Oz books?
∑ According to the article, what did the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion represent?
∑ What is the significance of color in the Land of Oz as shown in the book and film?† What was Baumís background in color theory?
∑ Summarize the role of gender as portrayed in the readings on this page.† What was Baumís attitude about womenís suffrage?
5. Winged Monkeys
According to this
passage, what portion of American society did the Winged Monkeys
represent?† How/why was this connection
made and how were Baumís attitudes toward this group shaped by his time on the
∑ What do you think of the analysis of the Wizard of Oz offered in these passages?