Here are ten sets of character names from great stories. Give the title of each book and its author.
1. Pip and Magwitch
2. Mary Lennox and Colin Craven
3. Jonas, Asher, Lily
4. Scout Finch and Boo Radley
5. Holden and Phoebe
6. Ponyboy and Sodapop
7. Meg, Charles, and Mrs. Who
8. Wilbur and Templeton
9. Jesse, Leslie, and Miss Edmunds
10. Aunt Polly and Dr. Chilton
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Answer these questions: 1. What poison did Socrates drink when he was forced to commit suicide? 2. What was the first event in the Olympics in which runners sprinted for 192 meters? 3. What oil was burnt in sacred lamps of Greek temples as well as the "eternal flame" of the ancient Olympic Games? 4. What was the rigorous education and training mandated for Spartan males called? 5. What were the people of the lowest class in Sparta called? They were slaves or serfs owned by the state. 6. What is the English word of Greek origin which means "concise or using very few words" and describes the Spartans' minimum use of words? 7. Aristotle established a school in a grove of trees named in honor of Apollo. What was it named? 8. Who was the ruler of ancient Athens when it got its name from the goddess Athena? 9. Which spouse of Zeus was the embodiment of prudence, wisdom, and wise counsel? 10. Who was the greatest and longest lasting democratic leader of Athens?
1. NO PARKING ON BOTH SIDES 2. We talked about school stuffs. 3. If I was taller, I would join the basketball team. 4. She is the kind of friend who only gives advices when you ask for them. 5. You need to really work on it if you want to win.
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Choose the corresponding letter of the correct answer. 1. In the movie "Frozen," which character serves as a comic relief? A. Anna B. Elsa C. Kristoff D. Olaf E. The Duke of Weselton 2. Which of the following is a flat and static character? A. Hans B. The Duke of Weselton C. Elsa D. Anna E. Kristoff 3. Complete this analogy Elsa:Anna; A. mother : sister B. weak : strong C. fearful : impulsive D. awkward : graceful E. beautiful : ugly 4. Who is the main protagonist in the story? A. Elsa B. Anna 5. Who is the antagonist in the story? A. Marshmallow B. Sven C. Hans D. Pabbie E. Oaken Send your answers as comment below.
Complete each sentence with the appropriate word. Send your answers as comment below. 1. Miss Bigtas was taken aback by Jason's (reverence, obsequiousness, impudence). Never before had she seen such a disrespectful child. 2. The mayor's plan faced (vehement, weak, ambiguous) opposition from the class. Everybody was clearly against it. 3. Her (buoyant, jocund, lugubrious) mien told me that I should not talk further about the topic. 4. His appearance at the event was an (plain, evasive, unctuous, ) effort to appear sympathetic to the people. 5. Compared to Marion, who is quite outgoing, Minerva is a bit (diffident, aesthetic, loquacious). 6. I was able to (satiate, eschew, congeal) the girl scout selling cookies in my neighborhood, but only for so long. 7. A (carping, overt, respectable) mother will drive any decent person to insanity. 8. Her interest in the project was purely (decorous, pecuniary, innocuous). Everybody knows her attitude with money. 9. When Superman is faced with cryptonite, he moves into a state of (exigency, mordant, atrophy) which requires him to struggle to be strong. 10. In the movie Titanic, people were seen hanging on to the (flotsam, jetty, fortress) in order to stay afloat.
In October, we received a letter from Toby Little, now six years old, from the United Kingdom. Toby is learning about and exploring the world through letters from different countries. He and his family are working on his Writing to the World project. Read more about him here.
Toby asked us three questions: (1) Are the chocolate hills really made of chocolates? (2) Was it scary when Mt. Mayon erupted? (3) What is your school like?
We answered him through pop-up books and games. You can see our work through the following links:
short story "A Rose for Emily," why do you think Emily deserves a
rose on her funeral?
being entirely mysterious after her father's death and worsened after the
disappearance of Homer Barron, deserves a rose for keeping her head high even
if she was alone with only a negro servant to tend to her needs because her
strict father drove all her suitors away. She didn't get angry at the fact that
the townspeople were always talking about her and gossiping on what she might
be doing inside her house, talking about how her life should be, betting if she
will marry Homer Barron or not and meddling in her life since her father passed
away. She survived the loneliness that brought her to incarcerate herself in
her house and age until she finally died. That sort of life would be hard for
anybody. But Emily did live it. And that is why she deserves a rose on her
Angelica Naz, IV-Einstein
may symbolize love, freedom and feminism -- the three things that Emily didn't
have but longed for. As a child, Emily Grierson didn't receive the love that
she expected from her father. Even as a grown woman, she was not allowed by her
father to date, which again hindered her craving for affection. As for freedom
and feminism, she did not experience the life that should be experienced by a
woman. The reason behind this is, again, her father's controlling attitude.
Kate Sison, IV-Galileo
the metaphorical quote: Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
means that when a situation is in control, or when everything's all right,
anyone can do anything they want with no one opposing them. When a situation is
normal, everyone act like themselves, probably carefree and enjoying. But when
the storm lashes against the boat -- when the situation is going out of our
hands, and everybody who was so carefree before are panicking -- it takes a
strong person to grip the helm and steer the ship into the calm waters, to take
control and relieve the situation before it worsens.
Vivienne Faye Naag, IV-Galileo
can be a leader, a good one, if his or her followers are calm, understanding,
and cooperative. They don't overreact, they don't cause disturbances such as
rallies, etc.anyone can be a leader when the people he or she leads are people
who are placid, because he or she knows that the people will not criticize the
things he or she does; they might even help the leader in his or her advocacy.
STARTED WITH A KISS. A kiss seals the friendship between Krakow, a
local horse, and Scribblebox, a tourist from the Philippines last
December 29, 2012 in Suprasl, Bialystok, Poland. (by Aika Paje and Lorraine Labrador, IV-Newton)