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El Dia de Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is celebrated in Mexico with offerings of flowers, pottery, food, and toys. In the Far East, festivals of the dead include family reunions and ceremonial meals at ancestral tombs. In the United States, the national holiday Memorial Day honors military members who lost their lives serving their country. Many cultures remember those who have died with formal observances and festivals. Which of the following best summarizes the paragraph? A. There are many different cultures in the world. B. El Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico, and Memorial Day is celebrated in the United States. C. In the Far East, festivals of the dead include family reunions and ceremonial meals at ancestral tombs. D. Festivals held in honor of the dead are observed in many places throughout the world



El Dia de Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is celebrated in Mexico with offerings of flowers, pottery, food, and toys. In the Far East, festivals of the dead include family reunions and ceremonial meals at ancestral tombs. In the United States, the national holiday Memorial Day honors military members who lost their lives serving their country. Many cultures remember those who have died with formal observances and festivals. Which of the following best summarizes the paragraph? A. There are many different cultures in the world. B. El Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico, and Memorial Day is celebrated in the United States. C. In the Far East, festivals of the dead include family reunions and ceremonial meals at ancestral tombs. D. Festivals held in honor of the dead are observed in many places throughout the world

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Tim, a third-grader, learns the sentence "george eats old gray rats and paints houses yellow" to help him remember the spelling of "geography." tim is using _____.



Tim, a third-grader, learns the sentence “george eats old gray rats and paints houses yellow” to help him remember the spelling of “geography.” tim is using _____.

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Read the excerpt from “A Simple Way to Create Suspense”. For instance, heading toward a movie review program, I remember we asked: Who was the studio’s first choice for the Harry Callahan role in “Dirty Harry”? We knew most viewers would be intrigued. (What, Clint Eastwood wasn’t the first choice?) But—and this was the lesson—the success of the tactic didn’t depend on intrigue. Even viewers with no interest at all stuck around to find out. Humans are hard-wired. They need to know. Even viewers who knew the answer for sure stuck around, in order to be gratified. The gap was bridged, and the danger averted. (It was Frank Sinatra. You waited, right?) Which best describes this excerpt? The central idea of this excerpt is that Clint Eastwood was not the original choice for the Dirty Harry movie. The central idea of this excerpt is that intrigue is the most important way to create suspense. The author uses an analogy to compare his readers to the characters of a Hollywood movie. The author uses a personal anecdote to show that audiences are willing to wait for an answer.


Answer:

The option that best describes this excerpt is The author uses a personal anecdote to show that audiences are willing to wait for an answer.


Explanation:


At the beginning of the story he puts himself as part of a group and says “heading toward a movie review program, I remember we asked” … a moment of suspense is presented in that precise second with that question, it is mentioned that all people were expectantly waiting for the answer and waited until they heard it, during the process of suspense and expectation that also the reader lived at the end is trough a sentence that even the reader notices that all of us wait for an answer to an enigma no matter what.

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What techniques did early poets use to make poems easier to remember?


Answer:

The answer to the question: What techniques did early poets use to make poems easier to remember, would be: Rhyme, Rythm and Meter.

Explanation:

Because poetry, unlike prose, requires the mind of a reader to exert extra efforts to catch meaning and see the beauty of a poetic work, poets, especially in earlier times, tended to use techniques that converted poetry into a musical experience. Such devices, which helped a poem become almost musical, and emulate the rythms of the human body and mind, were rythm, rhyme and meter. Rythm is the establishment of a repetitive pattern, which allows the mind to connect with the flow of constant sounds which help it to recite and remember, a poem. The second is rhyme, which is almost like the muscial melody of a poem, with the repetition of the final sounds of words at the end of each sentence, or stanza. Rhyme also, because of its almost melodic sound, helps memory retain information better. Finally, meter combines with rhyme to add that muscial quality to poetry an ensures further retention of information.

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Read the paragraph. During our summer vacations, we would always go out to our cabin by Butterfly Creek. The trips were always fun and relaxing. We would take hikes, photograph the wildlife, and swim in the river. Wildflowers in high meadows. Butterflies hovering. I still remember the smell of pine canyons when I think about those years. What is the biggest problem with this paragraph?


Answer:

The biggest problem with this paragraph is the “Wildflowers in high meadows. Butterflies hovering” fragments.

Explanation:

A fragment is a group of words that is similar to a sentence in the sense that it starts with a capital letter and ends with punctuation (like a period) but that it is not a sentence as it does not convey a complete idea, thus, they are usually wrong.

The fragments “Wildflowers in high meadows.” and “Butterflies hovering.” are the two errors in the paragraph, and we can correct them by either adding a main clause that completes the idea or adding this fragments to an already-existing main clause.

For example, a way we can fix them are “We would enjoy the view of wildflowers in high meadows and butterflies hovering”.

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An occurrence at a specific time and place, which can be described and is worth remember, is called a(n) _______.?


D. To move the reader toward the climax of the story This is the correct naswer.

Authors create tension to engage the readers. Tension is what makes a story  worth reading since it will touch or move the reader’s feelings. The reader’s rational side will be set aside by his/ her emotions.

These answers are not right:

A. To introduce the characters in the story and describe where the story takes place  ( This is part of the setting).

B. To reveal the author’s personal bias and opinion ( The opinion should be infered through the whole story , not jut through the tension in it).

C. To neatly tie up loose ends at the story’s close ( The tension leads to the climax not to the end of the story),

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Which excerpt from “The Scarlet Ibis” most foreshadows that the narrator will feel regret for something he has done to Doodle? But sometimes (like right now), as I sit in the cool, green-draped parlor, the grindstone begins to turn, and time with all its changes is ground away—and I remember Doodle. Doodle was my brother and he was going to cling to me forever, no matter what I did, so I dragged him across the burning cotton field to share with him the only beauty I knew, Old Woman Swamp. There is within me (and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction, and at times I was mean to Doodle. Once I had succeeded in teaching Doodle to walk, I began to believe in my own infallibility and I prepared a terrific development program for him, unknown to Mama and Daddy, of course.


Answer:

Gather references, and prepare your résumé.

Explanation:

Before a job interview, it is advisable to prepare a copy of your résumé and references, as well as bring a pen and notepad.

The rest of the alternatives are incorrect because asking the company to keep your résumé on file is inappropriate – you should always carry a copy of  it; asking and answering questions politely happens during the course of the interview; and restating your interest is done after the interview has occurred.

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To convert 0.7 hours into minutes, which ratio could you multiply by? Remember that 1 hour = 60 minutes.


The basis to respond this question are:

1) Perpedicular lines form a 90° angle between them.

2) The product of the slopes of two any perpendicular lines is – 1.

So, from that basic knowledge you can analyze each option:

a.Lines s and t have slopes that are opposite reciprocals.

TRUE. Tha comes the number 2 basic condition for the perpendicular lines.

slope_1 * slope_2 = – 1 => slope_1 = – 1 / slope_2, which is what opposite reciprocals means.

b.Lines s and t have the same slope.

FALSE. We have already stated the the slopes are opposite reciprocals.

c.The product of the slopes of s and t is equal to -1

TRUE: that is one of the basic statements that you need to know and handle.

d.The lines have the same steepness.

FALSE: the slope is a measure of steepness, so they have different steepness.

e.The lines have different y intercepts.

FALSE: the y intercepts may be equal or different. For example y = x + 2 and y = -x + 2 are perpendicular and both have the same y intercept, 2.

f.The lines never intersect.

FALSE: perpendicular lines always intersept (in a 90° angle).

g.The intersection of s and t forms right angle.

TRUE: right angle = 90°.

h.If the slope of s is 6, the slope of t is -6

FALSE. – 6 is not the opposite reciprocal of 6. The opposite reciprocal of 6 is – 1/6.

So, the right choices are a, c and g.

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what did Abigail Adams while her husband, John Adams, and other fun and bothers to do when they are creating a new government. A. “Forgive their Enemies” B. “Forget their Prejudices” C. “Focus on the Children” D. “Remember the ladies”


The Songhai leader who left a
legacy through the reforms in his empire was Muhammad I Askia or Muhammad Ture.
Under his governance, he began organizing his land by setting up regions which
were under the leadership of governors together with their armies under the
ruling of a general and an admiral.  He
also began setting departments and offices for finance, justice, interior, agriculture,
etc. He indeed strengthened the administrative system of what his predecessor
had left unorganized.  After a lot of
quests and changes in his governance, he was able to expand and strengthened
his empire. In 1528, he was defeated and overthrown by his son, Askia Musa. 

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What is the result of converting 35 ounces into pounds? Remember that 1 pound = 16 ounces.


The basis to respond this question are:

1) Perpedicular lines form a 90° angle between them.

2) The product of the slopes of two any perpendicular lines is – 1.

So, from that basic knowledge you can analyze each option:

a.Lines s and t have slopes that are opposite reciprocals.

TRUE. Tha comes the number 2 basic condition for the perpendicular lines.

slope_1 * slope_2 = – 1 => slope_1 = – 1 / slope_2, which is what opposite reciprocals means.

b.Lines s and t have the same slope.

FALSE. We have already stated the the slopes are opposite reciprocals.

c.The product of the slopes of s and t is equal to -1

TRUE: that is one of the basic statements that you need to know and handle.

d.The lines have the same steepness.

FALSE: the slope is a measure of steepness, so they have different steepness.

e.The lines have different y intercepts.

FALSE: the y intercepts may be equal or different. For example y = x + 2 and y = -x + 2 are perpendicular and both have the same y intercept, 2.

f.The lines never intersect.

FALSE: perpendicular lines always intersept (in a 90° angle).

g.The intersection of s and t forms right angle.

TRUE: right angle = 90°.

h.If the slope of s is 6, the slope of t is -6

FALSE. – 6 is not the opposite reciprocal of 6. The opposite reciprocal of 6 is – 1/6.

So, the right choices are a, c and g.

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The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, 1863In this passage, what action does Lincoln want the audience to take?A.Think about Lincoln’s speech and study it for years to come B.Give the government the power to end the Civil War C.Honor Gettysburg and turn it into a national monument D.Remember the people who sacrificed their lives at Gettysburg


Here are a few pointers; hope this is useful)

Ovation-by definition- is show of appreciation from an audience, for a person’s accomplishments or flaw.

“Everyone deserves a standing ovation because we all overcometh the world.”

A person’s accomplishment could be how they made a positive change in this world, strong leadership- that makes them a effective leader or simply helping others. A person’s flaw- mistakes in life, sin or even guilt should also be considered an appreciation- an ovation for representing mankind’s flaw and that humanity makes mistakes, fulfilling at least one deadly sin such as greed, lust, selfishness etc.

Thus, regardless of a person’s achievement or flaw- a person deserves an applause for, not the least, living in this society and this world that we are all living together and dying together.

That was just the introduction.. the best part is yet to come.. now it’s your turn!!

Here are other pointers to talk about in your essay:

Shakespeare’s famous line “All the World’s a stage. That agrees with your line: “Everybody deserves a standing ovation…”

Shakespeare explains that men and women are like players: they live, and die, some being celebrated and some forever living in solitude till their death. Shakespeare states the world is a “stage” which symbolizes that mankind is in its peak. The world is changing everyday: little by little and humanity is falling behind.
Due to our world turning into machinery: factories, an automotive future: where humans only job to live (entrance) and to die (exit) the famous humans remembered and the flawed not recalled.

This is according to Shakespeare’s imagery.

I don’t know what grade your in, but I think simplifying Shakespeare’s word of mouth in your essay would be handy and useful as it has strong references of your quote, and agrees strongly in your essay.

Hope this helps 🙂

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When you are driving on an expressway you must remember that the greatest danger on expressways is?


The correct answer is alternative D: “To evaluate the perspective of a witness to the event.”

A Primary Source of information in this case would be documents, journals, articles, recording, manuscripts or other similar things that were created at the time of the events being analyzed, whereas a Secondary Source is about the same subject, but not from a source of the time of the events.

For this reason, researchers would use a primary source instead of secondary source in order to evaluate the perspective of a witness to the event, or at least of someone who lived at the time the events occurred.

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During a grade school field trip, ryan and his friends were running down a hill when he stepped on a snake. he was unharmed but shaken by the experience. when one of his friends mentioned the incident months later, ryan could not remember running down the hill that day. freud would say that this is an example of


Answer:

The answer is C. In order to carefully control conditions and confirm or disconfirm a hypothesis about the causes of behavior, one must perform an experiment.

Explanation:

Experimental research allows the researcher to control all the variables in order to create the conditions that can confirm or disconfirm a hypothesis. This method aimes to establish a relation of causality between two variables, which means that one variable is generated and determined by the other; this is posible because all of the other variables that can influence it have been controlled.

When a researcher conducts a survey or engages in naturalistic observation, he can’t control the variables, therefore, he can only establish a correlation between two variables, but not of causality.

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Charlie cannot remember how much he financed to buy his car. He does remember that his monthly payment is $200. His add-on interest rate was 9% and he made a total of 30 payments. Find the amount of his loan to the nearest penny.


You need to determine the number of ways in which 30 competitors from 50 can qualify. First, you have to realize that the order is irrelevant, that is: it is the same competitor_1, competitor _2, competitor _3 than competitor_3, competitor_2, competitor_1, or any combination of those three competitors.

So, the number of ways is which 30 competitors from 50 can qualify is given by the formula of combinations, which is:

C (m,n) = m! / (n! * (m -n)! )

=> C (50,30) = 50! / (30! (50 – 30)! ) = (50!) / [30! (50 – 30)!] = 50! / [30! 20!] =

 = 47,129,212,243,960 different ways the qualifiying round of 30 competitors can be selected from the 50 competitors.

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Which form of dissociative amnesia involves the inability to remember only certain details of an incident and is quite commonly claimed by individuals charged with homicide?


Rochelle’s erratic memory of her mediocre performance is most likely due to HINDSIGHT BIAS (Answer).

Hindsight bias refers to “an eye for predicting some events in life before they have even happened.” It is that leaning many people have to see events as more predictable than they are.

It is also common to listen to people saying that they knew or had the feeling about the outcome of an event. It is the same that happened with Rochelle, once she realized her real grades, she remembered how poorly she did in college; it says: ” She then started telling everyone she remembers being a pretty poor student”.

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The change in how people remember, from remembering details to remembering how to access details, is most likely to result in which type of barrier? feedback medium sender receiver decoding


Charlie had a waist circumference of 47 inches and a BMI of 29 this shows that she is overweight. BMI test level is high from normal ranges shows that she is at higher risk of disease. She should lose weight and concern to the doctor.

Further Explanation:

Body mass index (BMI) is a measured value derived from the height of a person and mass.

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BMI indicates whether the person is healthy or overweight mainly used by physicians.

• Range of BMI in a normal person is 18.5-25mathbf{kg/m}^{2}

• Range of BMI in skinfold person is 25-30mathbf{kg/m}^{2}

• Range of BMI in underweight person is 15-18.5mathbf{kg/m}^{2}

The skinfold measurement test is used to determine a person’s body fat percentage and body composition.

In this test, we are the proportion of body fat by determining skinfold thickness at pinches specific part of the body. The estimate of these folds is determined the fat beneath the skin, also called subcutaneous adipose tissue.  

The tester pinches the skin at the site and drags the fold of skin away from the muscle so only the fat tissue and skin are being held. The skinfold thickness is measured by skinfold calipers in millimeters.

Skin test includes the seven locations of the body:

1. Triceps

2. Quadriceps

3. Suprailiac

4. Pectoral

5. Subscapular

6. Midaxilla

7. Abdomen

Charlie had a waist circumference of 47 inches and a BMI of 29 this shows that she is overweight. Females with waist size 47 inches have higher risk of having disease. BMI test level is high from normal ranges shows that she is at higher risk of disease.She should lose weight and concern to the doctor.

Learn more:  

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3. Learn more about energy storagehttps://brainly.com/question/523624

Answer Details:

Grade: High School

Subject: Health

Chapter: Physical Fitness

Keywords:

Body index mass, weight, doctor, triceps, abdomen, midaxilla, Quadriceps, skinfold, mass, height, pectoral.

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Employing the single word "homes" to remember the names of north america's five great lakes best illustrates the use of



Employing the single word “homes” to remember the names of north america’s five great lakes best illustrates the use of

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The connectionist view of memory _____. suggests that memories are large knowledge structures advocates that people forget not because memories are lost from storage but because other information gets in the way of what they want to remember proposes that memories are organized only to the extent that neurons, the connections among them, and their activity are organized states that memory storage involves three separate systems: sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory


Some sport activities you can engage in include: swimming, running, walking, dancing , cycling skipping, different kind of ball games and jumping. Physical activity improve physical health by strengthening the heart muscles, lowering the blood pressure, raising the level of good cholesterol in your body, increasing blood flow, etc. All these work together to reduce the risks of having diseases such as heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, etc. Emotionally, physical activity promotes improve mood and mental health. 

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Choose the study habit that would most help Sophia better remember what she reads.


Well, go, sir, and whatever may occur do what you conceive to be your duty. Virginia, to which you are a traitor, must get on without you. Should we both live to the end of the war, we will speak further of the matter. Your mother, as the physician has informed you, is in a most critical condition; at the best she cannot be with us longer than a few weeks, but that time is precious. It would be better not to disturb her.”  

So Carter Druse, bowing reverently to his father, who returned the salute with a stately courtesy that masked a breaking heart, left the home of his childhood to go soldiering. By conscience and courage, by deeds of devotion and daring, he soon commended himself to his fellows and his officers; and it was to these qualities and to some knowledge of the country that he owed his selection for his present perilous duty at the extreme outpost.

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You are owner of a 15-person advertising agency in a major market. you’ve been invited to pitch the girl powerz account, the largest female-only fitness center chain in the region, one that could quickly grow into a national franchise. if you land the account, it will be your biggest revenue producer by far. you’ll be able to staff up, move to a nicer space, and buy some decent office furniture. it also will put you, personally, in a position to make a ton of money by selling out to a larger agency some day. considering the importance of the pitch to girl powerz execs, you have decided to spearhead the pitch yourself. you announce that you will write the part of the ad plan that contains the crucial information that girl powerz execs need to know, even if they remember nothing else. this means you will write the ____ section.


The elimination period also called waiting time is the
amount of time that should pass or be satisfied before the person can enjoy the
benefits of the disability plan.

Since the elimination period is 30 days or 1 month and
the insured is only disabled for about 3.5 months, therefore the benefits he
will receive would only be equivalent to 2.5 months worth of benefits.
Calculating for the maximum money he can received:

Maximum amount of money he can receive = monthly
indemnity benefit * number of months

Maximum amount of money he can receive = ($500 / month) *
(2.5 months)

Maximum
amount of money he can receive = $1,250

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Which of the following statements about developing an effective, audience-focused thesis statement is false? a. Be sure to use specific, concrete terms that clearly establish the focus of your speech. b. When the audience hears the thesis, it should be clear that the least important goal of your speech is to inform the audience about your topic. c. You should attempt to create a clear, focused thesis statement that stands out and could be repeated by every member of your audience. d. You should always remember that the audience is the reason for presenting a public speech.


Answer:

Using a quotation  

Giving an anecdote  

Presenting a serious of interesting facts  

Asking a thought-provoking question

Explanation:

All options except providing a conclusion can lead to the reader wanting to continue reading. A conclusion, though, is an end.

An anecdote is good way to make a point while telling an interesting story.

Interesting facts are, obviously, interesting.

A thought-provoking question might make the reader intrigued and wanting to know more about the subject.

A similar thing can be done with a quotation if it comes from somebody important or intriguing.

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Read this line from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”:Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December Which version most accurately displays the stressed syllables (shown in all capital letters) in this line of poetry? A.AH, DISTINCTLY, I remember, it was in THE BLEAK DECEMBER B.Ah, DIStincTLY I REmemBER it WAS in THE bleak DEcemBER C.AH, disTINCtly I reMEMber IT was IN the BLEAK DeCEMber D.Ah, distincTLY, I rememBER, it was in THE bleak DecemBER


The correct answer is C. AH, disTINCtly I reMEMber IT was IN the BLEAK DeCEMber.

Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, “The Raven,” is written in the trochaic octameter. Let us break down what that means:

1. trochaic – this refers to the meter of the poem, trochee. Trochee is the type of meter which consists of two syllables, where the first one is stressed (written in capital letters), and the second one is unstressed (written in lower letters), like in option C

2. octameter – this refers to the number of syllables within the entire line. Octa means eight, and one meter consists of two syllables, so if you multiply those two, you will get the exact number of syllables in one line, which is sixteen.

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What are the dimensions of the rectangle shown below? Remember to use the axes on the coordinate grid to help you. A. 6 units × 3 units B. 7 units × 4 units C. 10 units × 4 units D. 14 units × 8 units


Gven that a
district manager rewards sales teams based on overall sales generated
in a month and that the data for earnings are shown in the table, where Low
represents the lowest sales and High represents the highest sales
generated by a single sales team member.

Team        Low        High        Range        Mean        Median        IQR        σ
Team X    1970       2970         1200        2571.9         2684         426.3   313.8
Team Y      250         375           125          315.8           311           59        37.8
Team Z      950       1900           950        1529.9         1473         276      180.7

Part A: A data set, say X, is said to be more consistent than another data set, say Y, if data set X is less spread out than data set Y.
The range is used to determine the spread of the data. The range is calculated by subtracting the lowest data value from the highest data value.
From the data presented in the table, above, Team Y has the smallest spread (range) compaired to the other teams and hence is the most consistent team.

Therefore, if the manager wants to award the sales team that has the most consistent earnings among its team members, he should choose Team Y.

Part B: Average also known as mean is a measure of central tendency which measure the center of a given dataset be taking the sum of the dataset and dividing the result by the number of the dataset.

From the data presented in the table above, the team with the highest mean is Team X with a mean of 2571.9 compared to a mean of 1529.9 of Team Z and 315.8 of Team Y.

Therefore, if the manager wants to award the sales team with the highest average earnings, it should choose Team X.

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Your friend is a very good football player, but if he doesn’t bring his grades up, he may be kicked off the team. What type of study strategy would you suggest he try? A. cram for the test the night before, right before going to bed B. read the text again and try to remember as much as he can C. tap out information to a rhythm to help him remember it D. watch a movie on the subject he is studying


I interviewed my mom for this.

Interviewee Name: Lisa

Age: 41

Gender: Female

Job: Domestic engineer  

Date and Time of interview: 12/7/18 6:02PM

1. What are some major health concerns that you have? “Smoking.”

2. Are there ways that you know you can monitor and prevent these health concerns (or other concerns like obesity)? “Maybe.”

3. How do family members influence your health? “Influence my eating habits, my exercise, my stress, my sleep, I think that’s it.”  

4. If you need to find out more about a specific health issue, what do you do? Please be specific. (Don’t let them say “look on the internet”, because we have already learned that not everything on the internet is reliable! They should tell you a specific site if they use the internet as a source.) “Ask my doctor.”

5. What do you think is the biggest health concern facing our country? “I think that is the Opioid epidemic.”

6. What are some things that you do to help monitor your health? “Visit a doctor regularly. I use a step tracker.”  

7. How would you help get the word out about this major health concern? “Talk to friends and family about it.”  

8. How do you think the media influences what concerns we have for our health? “I think the media has a huge impact by publishing half-truths or biased stories.”  

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Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. O. Henry’s short story “The Cop and the Anthem” is both funny and sad. B. Amigo Brothers has been included in this collection of short stories. C. They enjoyed reading Thank You, M’am, a short story by Langston Hughes. D. “Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto is a short story about the first day of school. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. In 1883, the “Orient Express” began railroad trips from Paris to Istanbul. B. I have a ticket for the Crescent passenger train, which will take me all the way to New Orleans. C. The “Flying Scotsman” was a luxury express train with a restaurant and a cinema coach. D. Beginning in 1936, the Super Chief passenger train ran from Chicago to Los Angeles. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. As Mom cooks breakfast, she hums one of her favorite songs, Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’. B. My baby brother already knows songs like “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” C. I really like that song called “Do You Believe in Magic?” D. Dad makes me laugh when he sings the Elvis Presley song “Hound Dog.” Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. Even though it made him sad, he enjoyed reading Hans Christian Andersen’s short story The Little Match Girl. B. In April 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. C. Here is the current issue of the magazine Sports Illustrated for Kids. D. The main newspaper in New Orleans is called “The Times-Picayune.” Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. My little brother just saw the movie “101 Dalmatians” for the first time. B. This sports magazine has a funny article titled “Top Ten Team Mascots.” C. In the chorus concert, we’re singing the song titled Don’t Fence Me In. D. The first spacecraft to travel to Saturn was the Pioneer 11 in 1979. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. I really enjoyed reading Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. B. Who painted “Starry Night,” Van Gogh or Cezanne? C. Suzanne recited Winter Time, a short poem by Robert Louis Stevenson. D. My parents saw the Metropolitan Opera Company perform The Magic Flute on Saturday night. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. Clément Ader piloted his steam-engine powered airplane named “Éole.” B. I don’t read all the newspaper, but I do read the editorials in the Washington Post. C. Ms. Franz recommends Walter Lord’s book titled “A Night to Remember.” D. One of Michelangelo’s most famous sculptures is the Pieta. Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. Vanessa looked up several articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association. B. I get a peaceful feeling when I look at Monet’s painting titled Water Lilies. C. Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is a play that has been made into a movie and an opera. D. I was inspired by the story told in this book, “Washington at Valley Forge.” Which sentence uses italics or quotation marks correctly? A. Composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein wrote the music for the Broadway play The Sound of Music. B. My favorite song from the musical is Do-Re-Mi, which is sung by Maria and all of the von Trapp children. C. The musical is based on Maria von Trapp’s book, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. D. The Academy Award for Best Picture in 1965 went to the musical movie “The Sound of Music.”


March 4, 1933, was perhaps the Great Depression’s darkest hour. The stock market had plunged 85% from its high in 1929, and nearly one-fourth of the workforce was unemployed. In the cities, jobless men were lining up for soup and bread. In rural areas, farmers whose land was being foreclosed were talking openly of revolution. The crowd that gathered in front of the Capitol that day to watch Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Inauguration had all but given up on America. They were, a reporter observed, “as silent as a group of mourners around a grave.”
Roosevelt’s Inaugural Address was a pitch-perfect combination of optimism (“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”), consolation (the nation’s problems “concern, thank God, only material things”) and resolve (“This nation asks for action, and action now”). The speech won rave reviews. Even the rock-ribbed Republican Chicago Tribune lauded its “dominant note of courageous confidence.” F.D.R. had buoyed the spirits of the American people — and nearly 500,000 of them wrote to him at the White House in the following week to tell him so.
Hours after the Inauguration, Roosevelt made history in a more behind-the-scenes way. He gathered his Cabinet in his White House office and had Justice Benjamin Cardozo swear them in as a group, the first time that had ever been done. F.D.R. joked that he was doing it so they could “receive an extra day’s pay,” but the real reason was that he wanted his team to get to work immediately.
And that team came through brilliantly. In the next 100 days — O.K., 105, but who’s counting? — his Administration shepherded 15 major bills through Congress. It was the most intense period of lawmaking ever undertaken by Congress — a “presidential barrage of ideas and programs,” historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. observed, “unlike anything known to American history.”