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Linsanity

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This story is mainly aboutthe excitement generated by a unique NBA player.
The author says that Lin is unique in the NBA. Which sentence supports that description?He wasn’t drafted despite a very impressive college career.
The author uses this opening paragraph to create a tone ofexhilaration.
Which sentence indicates that prejudice may have hampered Lin’s rise to stardom in basketball?Preconceived ideas kept him on the bench, just because of how he looked.
Lin got his big chance becauseother teams members became injured.
Which saying characterized the training Lin received from his dad on the court?Practice makes perfect.
How did the factor of Lin’s heritage change during the basketball season?from damaging to helpful.
When the author says that coaches expressed their regret regarding their oversight, what does the word “oversight” refer to?failure to notice
Which sentence indicates the wide extent of Lin’s popularity?People who did not follow sports knew all about him.
What was the most important result of the season of Linsanity?A player proved Asian Americans could be great basketball players.

The Treasures of Asgard

  1. What is the main idea of the selection? Answer: A noted trickster uses his mischievous spirit to get himself into and out of trouble.
  2. What does the phrase “give me my fill” mean in this excerpt? Answer: To satisfy hunger with food.…
  3. By eating the apples of Idun, the gods were able to… Answer: Avoid any signs of aging.
  4. What does this excerpt tell the reader about Loki’s character? Answer: He lets mischievous nature take over his good judgment.
  5. According to this excerpt, the main factor in Loki’s success as a trickster was that Answer: Other people were good and did not expect him to wrong them.
  6. In this excerpt, the author creates a mood of Answer: Suspense.
  7. Choose the sentence in this excerpt that contains two figures of speech called similes… Answer: Now his flight becomes like the flash of lightning for swiftness and like the rushing of clouds.
  8. Based on this excerpt, how did the council members realize that Loki was responsible… Answer: They investigated his movements on the day Idun disappeared.
  9. For Loki, why would he consider his “trick” to have been a success? Answer: He was able to tease the gods by their upsetting lives.
  10. Read the following excerpt. In today’s society, Idun’s husband would most likely… Answer 1: Writer of musical scores.  Answer 2: Performer in operas.

Home Is Where The Heart Is

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This selection shows mainly that adog’s love can be boundless.
Jeff could be described asenergetic and curious.
The authors use the information in this excerpt asforeshadowing.
Jeff’s most annoying habit isbarking in people’s ears.
Based on this excerpt, which of the following is an opinion?Scientists think monarch butterflies have directions stored in their DNA.
Why is the word “emotional” used in the nickname “emotional GPS”?to show that dogs use their feelings rather than their knowledge
What do these two excerpts tell you about information on the Internet?It needs to be evaluated before taken as reliable.
Why is Dr. Jacobs skeptical that the dying dog is Jeff?Stories on returning dogs are misleading.
At the vet’s office, Jeff’s owner could be described asnervous and hopeful.
The dying dog identifies himself as Jeff bybarking in the vet’s ear.

A Global Art

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This selection is mainly aboutThe history & popularity of a specific art form.
What do these two excerpts have in common?Both list popular anime films or shows.
Based on this excerpt, which statement best summarizes the difference between super robotsSuper robots are fantasy, but real robots are realistic
This image of an anime character shows which common animeOverly large eyes
Based on what you have read, this selection can best be described asInformational nonfiction
“Dubbed” anime hasEnglish-speaking actors whose voices are recorded over the Japanese
Anime is the Japanese word forNimated drawings or images
In the 1980s, which two events helped anime spread to new audiences?The availability of home video & C.the creation of video games using
Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of Pokemon, got his idea fromCollecting insects when he was a child
In this expert, what does the term “short-lived” most closely mean?Brief or temporary

A Magic Night

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This selection is mainly about Jason McElway andhow sports helped him improve his life
When Jason was a child, how did his mom know that he was not like other children?He avoided other children and did not speak
This Sesame Street character inspired Jason to do something when he was five years old. What did Jason do?He spoke his first words, Big Bird
What event caused Jason to become interested in basketball?Jason’s older brother, Josh, started taking Jason everywhere he went, including sports locations
Put these events from Jason’s life in order from first to last– Jason became student-manager of the Greece Athena Varsity Basketball team
– Jason was the high scorer of the “senior night” basketball game
– Jason became a motivational speaker
– Jason ran in the Boston Marathon
At the “senior night” basketball game, Coach Johnson told Jason he would try to get him into the game “only if the situation allowed.” This means the coach would let Jason
play
only if their team was in the lead and there was no real danger of them losing
Read this excerpt. In the last sentence, the phrase “desired interview” most closely meansa person whom everyone wants to talk to
How do these two excerpts compare to or contrast with each other?Both describe Jason’s enthusiasm and commitment toward the high school basketball team
How did Jason’s sudden fame affect him?It made him more confident
Which statement about Jason is correct?He was a top-performing runner as a senior on the high school’s cross-country team

Human vs Artificial Intelligence

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This selection is mainly aboutA battle between human and artificial intel.
Choose the sentence in the excerpt that explains why a computer could beThey developed a special code that allowed the comp. to calculate.
What words best describe Kasparov’s state of mind during his losing matchStunned and tense.
Based on this selection, which two words could be used to describe a computer’s thinkingRigid & Predictable
Why does the author refer to Deep Blues as “another beast”It represented a mighty opponent to defeat
Humans and computers are alike when playing chess because they bothEvaluate each move and its effect on the outcome of the game
The author backs up his statement that computers are not considered as creative as humansA computer can do only what humans have programmed it to do
Why was Kasparov’s loss to Deep Blue so surprisingHe had defeated Deep B and other computers in the past
Based on this excerpt, what did Kasparov mean when he said of Deep B that he would “personally tear it to pieces”If Deep B continued to play in chess competitions, he would beat it
What does that excerpt tell you about human brains and computer intelHuman brains have the ability to be creative and imaginative

Dumb Luck

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This selection is mainly abouthow luck can give a person a false reputation.
What technique does the author use to make the story appear true?He says it was told to him by an honest clergyman.
What does the banquet guest mean when he says, “It was food and drink to me to look, and look, and look at that idol”?The guest felt inspired just by looking at Scoresby.
What motivated the clergyman to help Scoresby in his first exam?sympathy
How does the clergyman ease his guilt about helping Scoresby succeed?He believes Scoresby’s future actions will show others his lack of ability.
What does this excerpt tell you about how the public treated Scoresby?People believed that Scoresby could do no wrong.
What could be considered Scoresby’s greatest stroke of luck?coming upon the Russian army reserves.
Which of the following adjectives characterize Scoresby?modest, trusting, and clueless
At the end of the selection, what question might a reader have?Why was the clergyman the only one to see Scoresby was a fool?
This excerpt has a tone ofsarcasm.

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

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Ulysses’ difficult journey home was the result of?a punishment of the god.
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.
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.
Which of the following statements is an example of Ulysses’ wisdom?knowing he would be stuck in the cave if he slayed the giant.
Based on this excerpt, how did Ulysses’ men escape from the cave?they hid under the ramp belly.
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.
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.
What kind of leader was Ulysses?sensible, generous, and insightful.

Truth in Tasting

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What is the mainSmall ideas can influence.
Why did Martha…To get experience.
Place the followingMartha launches, Martha’s father, Martha raises, Martha goes to Africa
Which of the followingFinding time
Which resultHelping bring food
How did MarthaDisappointed
What is an educationalMore children
In the followingNevertheless
What evidence doesSome of her classmates
Read this excerptShe would not have enough readers

Recycle

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This selection is mainly aboutefforts to solve the world’s waste problem and what you can do to help.
The average American produces about1,650 pounds of trash a year.
Which of the following could be considered a good way to recycle waste?feeding worms food scraps to make compost
If someone in Switzerland put out a trash bag without a sticker on it, trash collections wouldpass by the trash bag and leave it by the curb.
What does this excerpt tell you about the behavior of some Swiss citizens?Despite a higher cycling rate, not all people sort their trash for recycling.
Why did the Swiss company come to Senegal?to share its recycling technologies in order to solve the country’s waste problems eager.
The author compares landfills tohuge home trash containers.
A person in Senegal would most likely recycle the peels from these fruits intoperfume
What evidence does the author give to prove that Diobass is a skilled furniture maker?He makes pieces that are regarded as among the bestin the country.

Mystery On The High Plateau

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This selection is mainly about an earth cookie andwhat could have caused it.
The slab of earth that Rick Timm found in the middle of the wheat fieldlooked like a large pear-shaped cutout.
What provided strong evidence that the hole and the earth slab were once connected?The root systems of the hole and the slab matched.
In this excerpt, the tone of Bianchi’s remark could be described ashumorous.
Why were the geologists interested in the earth cookie?They hoped to come up with an explanation for it.
What information put a hole in the “ice raft” theory as an explanation for the earth cookie?The temperature was not below freezing long enough.
Who was the source of the information that put a hole in the “ice raft” theory?the sixth-grade students
What clue was found by the Timms after coming upon the earth cookie?a hole with a smooth wall
When coming up with an explanation for the earth cookie, all the geologistscould not agree on the most likely cause.
What does this selection lead you to believe will be the outcome of the earth cookie mystery?It may be solved one day.

The Prince Of Thieves

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This selection is mainly about Robin Hood andhow an incident in the forest changed his life.
As this selection opens, Robin can be described ashopeful and carefree.
In this excerpt, the words the forester called out to Robin have a tone ofmockery.
Although Robin won the bet with the forester, why did he also come out a loser?He broke the law by killing the king’s deer.
What did Robin mean when he said, “In haste I struck, but I grieve at leisure!“He acted without thinking, and now he has plenty of time to regret what he did.”
What words provide evidence that Robin was truly sorry for killing the forester?I wish my right forefinger had been stricken off ere that this had happened!
How did being declared an outlaw affect Robin?He could no longer have a normal life in his hometown.
The Sheriff of Nottingham wanted to capture Robin primarily formoney.
What does this excerpt tell you about life in this period of history?Life was full of hardship and injustice.
How did the band of outlaws come to be praised by the common people?They pledged to live by a code of behavior.

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