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My grandfather, who lost his short-term memory sometime during the first Eisenhower Administration, calls me into his study because he wants to tell me the story he’s never told anybody before again. . . . My grandfather slams the door and motions me to the chair in front of his desk. I’ll be thirteen in two weeks. “There’s something I want to tell you, son,” he says. “Something I’ve never told anybody. You think you’re ready? You think you’ve got the gumption?” “I think so.” “Think so?” “I know so, sir. I know I’ve got the gumption.” . . . “It was late,” he says. “Someone knocked on my stateroom door. I leaped up. In those days I slept in uniform—shoes, too.” My grandfather smiles. His face is so perfectly round that his smile looks like a gash in a basketball. I smile back. “Don’t smile,” he says. “Just because I’m smiling, don’t assume I couldn’t kill you right now. Know that about a man.” Source: Orner, Peter. “The Raft.” The Atlantic Online. The Atlantic Monthly Company, Apr. 2000. Web. 10 May 2011. Which point of view does the text use?

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My grandfather, who lost his short-term memory sometime during the first Eisenhower Administration, calls me into his study because he wants to tell me the story he’s never told anybody before again. . . . My grandfather slams the door and motions me to the chair in front of his desk. I’ll be thirteen in two weeks. “There’s something I want to tell you, son,” he says. “Something I’ve never told anybody. You think you’re ready? You think you’ve got the gumption?” “I think so.” “Think so?” “I know so, sir. I know I’ve got the gumption.” . . . “It was late,” he says. “Someone knocked on my stateroom door. I leaped up. In those days I slept in uniform—shoes, too.” My grandfather smiles. His face is so perfectly round that his smile looks like a gash in a basketball. I smile back. “Don’t smile,” he says. “Just because I’m smiling, don’t assume I couldn’t kill you right now. Know that about a man.” Source: Orner, Peter. “The Raft.” The Atlantic Online. The Atlantic Monthly Company, Apr. 2000. Web. 10 May 2011. Which point of view does the text use?

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The average person falls asleep in seven minutes, but I couldn’t sleep, not after hours, and it made my boots lighter to be around his things, and to touch stuff that he had touched, and to make the hangers hang a little straighter, even though I knew it didn’t matter. How does the narration affect Oskar’s credibility in this excerpt? His insomnia renders him sleep deprived and confused. His efforts to soothe himself render him earnest and genuine. His obsessive straightening makes him seem unstable. His hopeless resignation makes him seem desperate.

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The correct answer is B) his efforts to soothe himself rendered him earnest and genuine.

The narrator affects Oskar’s credibility in the excerpt in that his efforts to soothe himself rendered him earnest and genuine.

The passage is an excerpt of the novel “Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close”, written by Jonathan Safran Foer in 2005. In the story, the narrator is Oskar Shell, a 9-year-old boy. In the story, Oskar finds a key that belonged to his father that was killed in the terrible incidents of the September 11 terrorists attacks in the World Trade Center, in New York. So, regarding the excerpt, the narrator affects Oskar’s credibility in that his efforts to soothe himself rendered him earnest and genuine.

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Angel is hispanic and has applied for a job at buckets inc. buckets inc. has a workforce that is 45 percent hispanic, 35 percent black, and 20 percent white. this closely approximates the workforce available to buckets. angel is turned down for the job and is told that buckets has too many hispanics, so he couldn’t be hired. he is a victim of:

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Economic profit is calculated as:

Economic profit = Total Revenues – Total Cost

Total cost both includes explicit and implicit cost. In
this case, the explicit cost is $8,000 while the implicit cost is $64,000.
Explicit cost is a direct payment made to run the business while implicit cost
is the opportunity as accountant that is lost. Therefore,

Economic profit = $150,000 – ($8,000 + $64,000)

Economic profit = $78,000

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When jocelyn first went to work for a well-known clothing retailer, she couldn’t stand one of her coworkers. but now that she has worked with her coworker for a year, she doesn’t mind her at all. this is an example of the:?

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The answer would be: “Mere exposure effect”.

Explanation: The mere exposure effect is when an individual feels more preference for something that is familiar for them (They have been exposed to that before) than to a completely strange thing (something they haven’t been exposed to).

This is what happened to Jocelyn, she couldn’t stand her co-worker at first because it was the first time they saw and had to be around each other, but then, after some amount of time being exposed to one another, Jocelyn finally got over the topic and got used to her co-worker.

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(Informational Response) Review the excerpt above. Answer the following question in a well-developed paragraph. How does the excerpt prepare the reader for the last line? What details and descriptions prepare the reader for the change in tone and mood in that final line? **Be sure to re-state the question in your topic sentence and use specific examples and details from the story to support your answers. Proofread your work before submitting. Chapter I, The Beginning of Things They were not railway children to begin with. I don’t suppose they had ever thought about railways except as a means of getting to Maskelyne and Cook’s, the Pantomime, Zoological Gardens, and Madame Tussaud’s. They were just ordinary suburban children, and they lived with their Father and Mother in an ordinary red-brick-fronted villa, with coloured glass in the front door, a tiled passage that was called a hall, a bath-room with hot and cold water, electric bells, French windows, and a good deal of white paint, and ‘every modern convenience’, as the house-agents say. There were three of them. Roberta was the eldest. Of course, Mothers never have favourites, but if their Mother HAD had a favourite, it might have been Roberta. Next came Peter, who wished to be an Engineer when he grew up; and the youngest was Phyllis, who meant extremely well. Mother did not spend all her time in paying dull calls to dull ladies, and sitting dully at home waiting for dull ladies to pay calls to her. She was almost always there, ready to play with the children, and read to them, and help them to do their home-lessons. Besides this she used to write stories for them while they were at school, and read them aloud after tea, and she always made up funny pieces of poetry for their birthdays and for other great occasions, such as the christening of the new kittens, or the refurnishing of the doll’s house, or the time when they were getting over the mumps. These three lucky children always had everything they needed: pretty clothes, good fires, a lovely nursery with heaps of toys, and a Mother Goose wall-paper. They had a kind and merry nursemaid, and a dog who was called James, and who was their very own. They also had a Father who was just perfect—never cross, never unjust, and always ready for a game—at least, if at any time he was NOT ready, he always had an excellent reason for it, and explained the reason to the children so interestingly and funnily that they felt sure he couldn’t help himself. You will think that they ought to have been very happy. And so they were, but they did not know HOW happy till the pretty life in the Red Villa was over and done with, and they had to live a very different life indeed. The dreadful change came quite suddenly.

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Answer:

D) I drove them, all three wailing, to the ships,

Explanation:

Odysseus chooses to do battle with the Greeks despite the fact that he wouldn’t like to leave his wife and child. Being a decent pioneer he will be, he sets aside his own wants and unselfishly offers himself to fighting for his nation.

During the war with Troy, he is splendid in fighting. He thinks of the possibility of the Trojan Horse. At the point when the Trojans open their doors and get the Trojan Horse, Odysseus and the Greeks get inside the city of Troy. Odysseus drives his men to triumph.  

During his trek home from the war, Odysseus drives his men through numerous obstructions. He is brave even with beasts and hazardous ladies, for example, Circe and Calypso. Odysseus never surrenders in attempting to protect his men. Despite the fact that he loses men, he is crushed by the way that he couldn’t spare every one of his men.

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What is the conflict in the passage? Jason’s Book Jason stood in the bookstore. On the shelf was his favorite author’s latest book. Jason had been waiting for this book for a long time. He checked his pockets. He had just enough money to buy the book. But Jason was also invited to his friend Percy’s birthday party this weekend. Percy and Jason had been friends for five years, ever since the second grade. Jason couldn’t possibly turn up at Percy’s party without a gift. Percy wanted a new Superman action figure, and Jason had been saving up for that. He would feel terrible if he disappointed Percy. But he also wanted the book. Jason didn’t know what to do.

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What is the conflict in the passage? Jason’s Book Jason stood in the bookstore. On the shelf was his favorite author’s latest book. Jason had been waiting for this book for a long time. He checked his pockets. He had just enough money to buy the book. But Jason was also invited to his friend Percy’s birthday party this weekend. Percy and Jason had been friends for five years, ever since the second grade. Jason couldn’t possibly turn up at Percy’s party without a gift. Percy wanted a new Superman action figure, and Jason had been saving up for that. He would feel terrible if he disappointed Percy. But he also wanted the book. Jason didn’t know what to do.

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Which sentence features a present participial phrase functioning as an adjective? Blushing furiously, the newcomer couldn’t believe he’d been so gullible. Fatigued after a long day, the woman recuperated with a quiet evening. Our teacher likes to spring impromptu tests on us so we keep studying. The heat radiating from the pavement caused the air to ripple and waver.

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The correct answer is B. For example, forests help the environment by soaking up carbon dioxide, conserving soil, and preventing flooding.

Explanation:

In writing, a transition refers to a word or set of words used to connect different section of sentences, sentences, and even paragraph. There are many types of transitions including transitions of orders such as first, second; transitions of addition such as also; transitions of contrast such as however, etc. each used in different cases and with different purposes. In the case of the text presented the sentence that would have a correct transition if added is “For example, forests help the environment by soaking up carbon dioxide, conserving soil, and preventing flooding”, because this sentence exemplifies the sentence ” Forests are more than just a pretty addition to the landscape” and therefore the use of this transition is appropriate and would make the text clearer.

Also, other options are incorrect, the use of “similarly” in the first sentence is incorrect because there is not a previous sentence or content that be compared, similarly the use of “however” in sentence “forests help people by providing a place to live and by providing jobs” is incorrect because this is a contrast transition and in this case there is not a contrast in the sentence and in the case of the final sentence using “to summarize” is also incorrect because this sentence is not summarizing the content of the paragraph.

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