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2015-2016- 1stnine weeks
#1 week 1 8-10-15
1. Describe your first week (3 days)of school.2. What classes do you think you will do well in? Why?3. In what classes do you feel that you will struggle? Why?
#2 week 1 8-11-15
Please copy the following sentences and underline all of the nouns.1. The committee of professional clowns protested unfair wages and unsafe working conditions.2. The troupe of knife jugglers frightened the audience when they almost beheaded an old woman’s poodle.3. Oliver and Gavin had a contest in which each child tried to stuff as many marbles up his nose as possible.
8/11 answers
1. Thecommitteeof professionalclownsprotested unfairwagesand unsafe workingconditions.2. Thetroupeof knifejugglersfrightened theaudiencewhen they almost beheadedanoldwoman’spoodle.3.OliverandGavinhad acontestin which eachchildtried to stuff as manymarblesup hisnoseas possible.
#3 week 1 8-12-15
Please answer the following questions about “The Most Dangerous Game”.1. What kind of hunter is Rainsford?2. How does he feel about the animals he hunts?3. How does Whitney describe Ship Trap Island?4. How does the author create suspense in the beginning of the story?
#4 week 1 8-13-15
Copy each vocab word and copy the matching definition.1. replete2. eminent3. indiscriminate4. voracious5. steeped
(a)of high reputation(b)completelyfilled(c)random choosing(d)drenched, saturated(e)consuming greatquantities
8/13 answers
1.replete-completely filled2.eminent-of high reputation3.indiscriminate- randomchoosing4.voracious- consuminggreat quantities5.steeped- drenched, saturated
#5 week 1 8-14-15
Copy each vocab word and copy the matching definition.1. abound2. technology3. prognosticate4. automaton5. matron
A. older married womanB. a robotC. exist in great numbersD. branch of knowledge dealing with engineeringE. To predict or foretell a future event
8/14 answers
1.abound- to exist in great numbers2.technology- a branch of knowledge dealing with engineering3.prognosticate- to predict or foretell a future event4.automaton- a robot5.matron- older married woman
#1 week 2 8-17-15
Please answer the following questions about “The Most Dangerous Game”.1. (a)What two sounds does Rainsford hear while he is in the sea? (b) Why does he swim in that direction?2. When Rainsford knocks on the door of the home on the island how is he greeted?3. How do we know that General Zaroff admires Rainsford?4. (a) What sport does Zaroff claim has been his life? (b) Unfortunately what has happened to his feelings about the sport in recent years?
#2 week 2 8-18-15
Please answer the following questions about “The Most Dangerous Game”.1. Why does Zaroff become bored of hunting?2. What “new animal” does Zaroff hunt?3. What is his reasoning for hunting this animal?4. How does Rainsford feel about this “game” and General Zaroff?
#3 week 2 8-19-15
Please answer the following questions about “The Most Dangerous Game”.1. What is the alternative to hunting with Zaroff?2. How does the general try to make it “fair” to the person being hunted?3. What does Zaroff say that makes Rainsford realize he is going to hunted?4. Why is the general particularly excited about hunting Rainsford?
Most Dangerous Game Vocab (know for quiz!)
1. receding-becoming more distant2. disarming- removing or lessoning fears3. prolonged- extended4. imprudent- unwise5. surmounted- overcame6. unruffled- calm7. invariably- always (not changing)8. diverting- entertaining9. impulse- a sudden desire to do something10. protruding- sticking out
#4 week 2 8-20-15
Please answer the following questions about “The Most Dangerous Game”.1. How does Rainsford attempt to elude the general on the first night?2.(a) Was he successful? (b) How do we know?3. How is Rainsford able to injure Zaroff on the second night?4. Whom/what does he kill with his second trap (the Burmese tiger pit)?
#5 week 2 8-21-15
Please answer the following questions about “The Most Dangerous Game”.1. After the death of one of his dogs, what does Zaroff tell Rainsford is going home to get?2.(a)Whom does Zaroff bring with him?(b) What happens to him?3. What is Rainsford forced to do while trying to escape Zaroff on the third day?4. What happens between Rainsford and Zaroff at the end of the story?
#1 week 3 8-24-15
Please copy the following sentences,underliningall the nouns.1. Some words come from other languages, such as Spanish and French.2. Books, movies, and music often feature new words that are added to everyday English.3. Sitting Bull was a famous chief during war.4. To enter the wildlife park, we walked through the mouth of a huge fake alligator.
8/24 answers
1. Somewordscome from otherlanguages, such asSpanishandFrench.2.Books,movies, andmusicoften feature newwordsthat are added to everydayEnglish.3.Sitting Bullwas a famouschiefduringwar.4. To enter the wildlifepark, we walked through themouthof a huge fakealligator.
#2 week 3 8-25-15
Please match the vocab word with the definition.
1. paradox2. tinge3. compound4. realm5. annals
Pleasewriteboth the word and the definition.
A. a traceB. a statement that seems absurd but is trueC. to increase or add toD. historical recordsE. kingdom
#3 week 3 8-26-15
Pleasematch the vocab word with the definition.
1. Badger2. Implore3. Drudgery4. Interminable5. Perceive
Pleasewrite boththe word and the definition.
A. unendingB. to plead for helpC. to understandD. unpleasant workE. to pester or nag
#4 week 3 8-27-15
Please copy the sentences, correcting any punctuation errors.1. After Rainsford arrived on the island General Zaroff welcomed him with new clothes a nice meal and a bed to sleep in.2. Rainsford left a complicated trail and he climbed up a tree to hide from General Zaroff.3. One characteristic of a psychopath that Zaroff exhibits is the inability to feel remorse or guilt he doesn’t feel guilty when he murders the sailors.
8/26 answers
Please copy the sentences, correcting any punctuation errors.1. After Rainsford arrived on theisland,GeneralZaroff welcomed him with newclothes,anicemeal,anda bed to sleep in.2. Rainsford left a complicatedtrail, andhe climbed up a tree to hide from General Zaroff.3. One characteristic of a psychopath that Zaroff exhibits is the inability to feel remorse orguilt. Hedoesn’t feel guilty when he murders the sailors.
#5 week 3 8-28-15
Please copy the sentences, underlining all of the pronouns.1. I hope that they can find your apartment by following our directions.2. Several of the horses have gone to the stable because they are hungry.3. Isabel is my friend who is training for the Boston marathon.4. Which of these songs is your favorite?
8/28 answers
1.Ihope thattheycan findyourapartment by followingourdirections.2.Severalof the horses have gone to the stable becausetheyare hungry.3. Isabel ismyfriendwhois training for the Boston marathon.4.Whichof these songs isyourfavorite?
#1 week 4 8-31-15
Please copy each sentence, choosing the correct pronoun.1. Josie, Mary, and (she, her) rode their bikes all over the country.2. (Who, Whom) has Jocelyn’s car keys? She needs them to get home.3. Anybody can learn to set up (his, their) own tent.4. Anna wants to go to the movies with you and (I, me).
8-31 answers
1. Josie, Mary, and (she, her) rode their bikes all over the country.2. (Who, Whom) has Jocelyn’s car keys? She needs them to get home.3. Anybody can learn to set up (his, their) own tent.4. Anna wants to go to the movies with you and (I,me).
#2 week 4 9-1-15
Please copy each sentence, choosing the correct pronoun.1. See those students over there? (They and I, I and them) will join you for the game.2. I showed you my A+ essay; now let’s see (your’s, yours).3. Just between you and (I, me), I think our Chemistry teacher is crazy.4. Don’t pick up the puppies! They need to learn to climb the stairs (theirselves, themselves).5. Blame Wendi for the mess! It was (she, her) who spilled all of the cereal and didn’t clean it up.
9/1 answers
1. See those students over there? (They and I, I and them) will join youfor the game.2. I showedyoumy A+ essay; now let’s see (your’s,yours).3. Just between you and (I,me), I think our Chemistry teacher is crazy.4. Don’t pick up the puppies! They need to learn to climb the stairs (theirselves,themselves).5. Blame Wendi for the mess! It was (she, her) who spilled all of the cereal and didn’t clean it up.
#3 week 4 9-2-15
Please copy the sentences, choosing the correct pronoun.1. Everyone knows that (he or she, they) will suffer indigestion after eating cafeteria food.2. The catering committee did not care that (its, their) food was disgusting.3. My grandmother, as well as many older women, believes that (she, they) should wait on a man to call on her.4. Eli needed scissors; however, after looking all around the room we could not find (it, them) anywhere.5. Every boy and girl in the house believes that (he or she, they) has the right not to do chores.
9-2 answers
1. Everyone knows that (he or she, they) will suffer indigestion aftereating cafeteria food.2. The catering committee did not care that(its, their) food was disgusting.3. My grandmother, as well as many older women, believes that (she, they) should wait on a man to call on her.4. Eli needed scissors; however, after looking all around the room we could not find (it,them) anywhere.5. Everyboy and girlin the house believes that (he or she, they)has theright notto dochores.
#4 week 4 9-3-15
Please copy the following sentences, choosing the correct pronoun.1. The faculty believes that (its, their) mission is to prepare students to be good citizens.2. Everyone in the room wished that (he/she, they) had brought a cup of coffee to stay awake during the boring lecture.3. People who eat too many jawbreakers risk loosening (his/her, their) fillings and chipping teeth.4. Not only the teacher but also the students felt that (he/she, they) had been given too much time in class.
9/3 answers
1. Thefacultybelieves that (its, their) mission is to prepare students to be good citizens.2.Everyonein the room wished that (he/she, they) had brought a cup of coffee to stay awake during the boring lecture.3.Peoplewho eat too many jawbreakers risk loosening (his/her,their) fillings and chipping teeth.4. Not only the teacher but also thestudentsfelt that (he/she,they) had been given too much time in class.
#5 week 4 9-4-15
Please copy each sentence, choosing the correcting pronoun.1. Don’t bother trying to help Marcus. He insists on completing the math problem (hisself, himself).2. Sharon is addicted to romance novels. (She and Brianna, Brianna and her) trade the cheap paperbacks all of the time.3. Jessica hated her upstairs neighbor. (Him, His) stomping around his apartment kept her up at night.4. Be careful what you say around Lisa and (she, her). They love to spread gossip.
9/4 answers
. Don’t bother trying to help Marcus. He insists on completing the math problem (hisself,himself).2. Sharon is addicted to romance novels. (She and Brianna, Brianna and her) trade the cheap paperbacks all of the time.3. Jessica hated her upstairs neighbor. (Him,His) stomping aroundhisapartment kept her up at night.4. Be careful what you say around Lisa and (she,her). They love to spread gossip.
#1 week 5 9-8-15
Please copy the following sentences, choosing the correct pronoun.1. Not only the teacher but also the students cannot wait to begin (his/her, their) new book.2. Every animal in the pet store has (its, their) own cage.3. My grandfather, along with his entire family, feels that (he, they) should have Thanksgiving at my mother’s house.4. Neither of the customers wants (his/her, their) money back on the returned items.
9-8 answers
1. Not only the teacher but also the students cannot wait to begin (his/her,their) new book.2. Every animal in the pet store has (its, their) own cage.3. My grandfather, along with his entire family, feels that (he, they) should have Thanksgiving at my mother’s house.4. Neither of the customers wants (his/her, their) money back on the returned items.
#3 week 5 9-10-15
Please copy the following sentences, choosing the correct pronoun.1. To (who, whom) shall I make out this check?2. (Who, Whom) will you interview first?3. (Who, Whom) is making all of that noise?4. (Whoever, Whomever) baked these cookies is an excellent chef.
#4 week 5 9-11-15
Please match the vocab word
IntrepidAccostPlethoraVigilantHaplessFurtive
with the definition
stealthy, slyunfortunate, unluckyoverabundanceto approach and speak toalertcourageous, brave
9-11 answers
Intrepid- courageous or braveAccost- approach someone and speak to themPlethora- overabundance, a lot ofVigilant- alertHapless- unlucky or unfortunateFurtive- stealthy or sly
Vocab Quiz week 2 BONUS
RepleteSteepedPrognosticatePerceiveCompound
RealmBadgerAutomatonInterminableMatron

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