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The Treasures of Asgard

Q. What is the main idea of the selection?…

Ans: A noted trickster uses his mischievous spirit to get himself into and out of trouble…

Q. What does the phrase “give me my fill” mean in this excerpt?…

Ans: To satisfy hunger with food…

Q. By eating the apples of Idun, the gods were able to…

Ans: Avoid any signs of aging…

Q. What does this excerpt tell the reader about Loki’s character?…

Ans: He lets mischievous nature take over his good judgment…

Q. According to this excerpt, the main factor in Loki’s success as a trickster was that…

Ans: Other people were good and did not expect him to wrong them…

Q. In this excerpt, the author creates a mood of…

Ans: Suspense…

Q. Choose the sentence in this excerpt that contains two figures of speech called similes…

Ans: Now his flight becomes like the flash of lightning for swiftness and like the rushing of clouds…

Q. Based on this excerpt, how did the council members realize that Loki was responsible…

Ans: They investigated his movements on the day Idun disappeared…

Q. For Loki, why would he consider his “trick” to have been a success?…

Ans: He was able to tease the gods by their upsetting lives…

Q. Read the following excerpt. In today’s society, Idun’s husband would most likely…

Ans 1: Writer of musical scores…  Ans 2: Performer in operas…

 

A Global Art

Q. This selection is mainly about…

Ans: The history & popularity of a specific art form…

Q. What do these two excerpts have in common?…

Ans: Both list popular anime films or shows…

Q. Based on this excerpt, which statement best summarizes the difference between super robots…

Ans: Super robots are fantasy, but real robots are realistic…

Q. This image of an anime character shows which common anime…

Ans: Overly large eyes…

Q. Based on what you have read, this selection can best be described as…

Ans: Informational nonfiction…

Q. “Dubbed” anime has…

Ans: English-speaking actors whose voices are recorded over the Japanese…

Q. Anime is the Japanese word for…

Ans: Nimated drawings or images…

Q. In the 1980s, which two events helped anime spread to new audiences?…

Ans: The availability of home video & C.the creation of video games using…

Q. Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokemon, got his idea from…

Ans: Collecting insects when he was a child…

Q. In this expert, what does the term “short-lived” most closely mean?…

Ans: Brief or temporary…

 

Human vs Artificial Intelligence

Q. This selection is mainly about…

Ans: A battle between human and artificial intel…

Q. Choose the sentence in the excerpt that explains why a computer could be…

Ans: They developed a special code that allowed the comp. to calculate…

Q. What words best describe Kasparov’s state of mind during his losing match…

Ans: Stunned and tense…

Q. Based on this selection, which two words could be used to describe a computer’s thinking…

Ans: Rigid & Predictable…

Q. Why does the author refer to Deep Blues as “another beast”…

Ans: It represented a mighty opponent to defeat…

Q. Humans and computers are alike when playing chess because they both…

Ans: Evaluate each move and its effect on the outcome of the game…

Q. The author backs up his statement that computers are not considered as creative as humans…

Ans: A computer can do only what humans have programmed it to do…

Q. Why was Kasparov’s loss to Deep Blue so surprising…

Ans: He had defeated Deep B and other computers in the past…

Q. Based on this excerpt, what did Kasparov mean when he said of Deep B that he would “personally tear it to pieces”…

Ans: If Deep B continued to play in chess competitions, he would beat it…

Q. What does that excerpt tell you about human brains and computer intel…

Ans: Human brains have the ability to be creative and imaginative…

 

William & The Windmill

Q. This selection is mainly about how William…

Ans: Built a windmill to bring electric power to his village…

Q. When the drought was over, William planned to enter high school but did…

Ans: His family didn’t have the money to pay the school fees…

Q. In this excerpt, what’s the purpose of the third sentence?…

Ans: It offers an example to support a statement given in the second sentence…

Q. A simile is a comparison between two things. Choose the sentence in this excerpt that shows…

Ans: They were tall, steel towers with blades revolving like giant fans…

Q. Based on this excerpt, what was the most important factor in Williams’s decision to…

Ans: There was plenty of wind in his area to power a windmill…

Q. How do these two excerpts from the selection work together…

Ans: Both illustrate how William found the parts he needed from piles of scraps and junk…

Q. The selection state’s that since there is no work for “windmill” in the language of Malawi, William told the people the windmill was “magetsi a mphepo” what does this mean…

Ans: Electric wind…

Q. Based on these two excerpts, the attitude of the people in the village toward William can best be described as…

Ans: Doubtful…

Q. When the windmill was finished, William unlocked the wheel to allow it to turn. The selection states this moment was “his moment” for two reasons…

Ans 1: To find out if his experiment would work…  Ans 2: To show everyone that he wasn’t crazy…

Q. In this excerpt, which does the word “marvel” most closely mean…

Ans: Look at wonder or amazement…

 

A Mighty Giant

  1. Ulysses’ difficult journey home was the result of? ‘a punishment of the god.’
  2. Ulysses’ judged that the cave he visited was home to a rich shepherd. How does the author of this story help the reader understand how Ulysses reached this opinion? ‘by describing the … of the cave.’
  3. Why was Ulysses so concerned about what kind of host the owner of the cave might be? ‘welcoming guests was a quality valued by both travelers and the gods.’
  4. Which of the following statements is an example of Ulysses’ wisdom? ‘knowing he would be stuck in the cave if he slayed the giant.’
  5. Based on this excerpt, how did Ulysses’ men escape from the cave? ‘they hid under the ramp belly.’
  6. Put the events in Ulysses’ escape from the clutches of the Cyclops in the correct order, starting with the earliest.
    a – Ulysses and his men find a big pole in the cave.
    b – Ulysses and his men sharpen a pole…
    c – The Cyclops make…
    d – Ulysses offers the Cyclops a large quantity drink.
  7. How does the author use this excerpt to show the theme of hospitality? ‘by connecting the monster’s punishment to his bad treatment of his guests.’
  8. What kind of leader was Ulysses? ‘sensible, generous, and insightful.’

 

Truth in Tasting

  1. Q. What is the main… A. Small ideas can influence
  2. Q. Why did Martha… A. To get experience…
  3. Q. Place the following… A. Martha launches, Martha’s father, Martha raises, Martha goes to Africa…
  4. Q. Which of the following… A. Finding time…
  5. Q. Which result… A. Helping bring food…
  6. Q. How did Martha… A. Disappointed…
  7. Q. What is an educational… A. More children…
  8. Q. In the following… A. Nevertheless…
  9. Q. What evidence does… A. Some of her classmates…
  10. Q. Read this excerpt… A. She would not have enough readers…

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