1. Assume you have to drive from Plymouth to Phoenix, AZ (about a day and a half drive). Here's the catch: You have to bring one of the three famous people you read about. Who do you choose? Why? What about this person led you to your decision? What about the other two famous people you read about led you to your decision - why didn't you choose them? Support your ideas with ideas from the texts you read.
2. Which of the three people you read about is most like you? Explain using specific details. Which is least like you? Explain using specific details.
3. If you're wearing your creative hat today and you didn't read about a musician, try this option: pick one of the the famous people you read about. This person is starting a band. Explain what type of band the person would create, and come up with a name for the band (for example, "Hammerin' Hank and the Hard Workers" - they play the classics or "David Blaine and the Insane Card Trick Posse" - they play brutal Swedish Black Metal). Base your choices from what you know about the person. In your response, share which person you picked, the band name you selected and why it's fitting, what type of music the band would perform, and an idea of what their live performances would be like. Next, justify your decisions to reflect your understanding of the person. Use evidence from text to back up your choices.
Below is an example response for prompt #1:
If I had to pick one of the three people I read about that being Brett Michaels, Eric Church, or Keith Urban, I would pick Eric Church to travel for a day and a half with. The detail about his life that stuck out the most to me and made me choose him was the fact that he turned down a record deal when he was in high school in order to go to college and receive an education. He made a promise to his father that he would go to college and graduate with some sort of degree in order to be educated; he respected his father’s wishes and did just that. For this reason, his father then offered to front his expenses to live in Nashville to get re-recognized by the country music recording label companies. Eric Church is very well known for his rebellious side which is why I believe that he would be a good co-pilot when taking a long drive. I have a personality in which I like to just have fun and be myself; not care about what others think of me, and I believe that Eric has the same type of attitude. He has just the right amount of attitude to be himself and have fun, but still respect others around him. He didn’t take for granted his talent, but instead worked for it and gave himself other chances in education to better himself when his singing career ends. I did not pick Keith Urban or Brett Michaels for the fact that they both were fortunate for having musical talents but they did no really connect with life in respect to those around him. Eric chose to cross the barrier of country into rock and roll where nobody else had the guts to do this. The artists I did not pick didn’t show the outgoing attitude that Eric Church did, and for this reason overall I would definitely have to choose him.