20 POINTS!!!!!! Please check these! The High School Step Team Karla’s cousin Jade urged her to join the step team. “This afternoon you should definitely try out!” Jade suggested after the final bell rang. “I know she wants the best for me,” Karla thought to herself, “but I’m not sure I’d be any good, and I’d feel embarrassed if I messed up in front of others.” Karla had seen step teams in action: they stomped, they clapped, and they performed all kinds of skillful, synchronized moves. “Our team is not as amazing as professional steppers, but we have a lot of fun!” Jade said. “Also, if you join the team, you will instantly have forty new friends!” “I like the idea of forty new friends,” Karla thought to herself. “Still, I’m worried about bringing up my math grade. I’d better play it safe for now," she decided. “I really appreciate your concern, but I’ve got to say no thanks for now,” Karla told Jade. “I’m going for afterschool help in math.” As Karla turned away from Jade and walked down the hall towards the math class, she pictured her cousin shrugging her shoulders. “Okay, do whatever you think is best,” Jade said. “I’ll see you at home.” Karla went to the afterschool math session. The work was challenging, and she had to concentrate. The teacher said nice things to Karla about her efforts to grasp the ideas they were studying. “And yet,” Karla thought, “I still have a lot of work and study ahead of me.” When the afterschool math session ended, Karla peeked into the gym. "Hey, that’s my cousin!” Jade cried out. “Come on over here, Karla.” Forty male and female students stopped in midroutine to look at Karla. Too embarrassed to refuse, she joined one of the lines. Karla soon learned that stepping requires a lot of mental energy. “It’s something like math,” she thought silently, “but not exactly the same. I have to connect my brain to my body, and make it move or stop at exactly the right moment. The key here is to execute every movement skillfully.” Very soon, Karla had mastered the team’s trademark “slap–finger–snap–slap–slap–stomp.” That night, Karla got back to work on math. At first, she felt guilty about the time spent in the gym. Then she reminded herself of the old saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” An English teacher once told her the origins of this cliché go all the way back to ancient Egypt. As Karla worked, she was surprised to find that she suddenly understood her algebra problems better than she had before. “There must be some carryover effect from step practice,” she concluded. The concentration and focus that she exercised in step team practice seemed to help her focus more clearly on her math. Karla smiled as she thought, “Who would have guessed that spending time with a step team might be more helpful to my math grade than spending time on math work?” Later, Karla was as much a member of the step team as anybody. “I don’t feel the least bit embarrassed anymore,” she told Jade. “When I am stepping, I feel completely focused on the rhythm of the team and working together with my ‘forty new friends.’ As an added bonus, my math work now seems much easier.” 1. Read the following sentences from "The High School Step Team." As Karla turned away from Jade and walked down the hall towards the math class, she pictured her cousin shrugging her shoulders. "Okay, do whatever you think is best," Jade said. "I'll see you at home." After reading these sentences, the reader can infer that a. Jade and Karla frequently argue with each other. b. Karla is not happy that Jade in pressuring her. c. Jade is used to doing things that don't involve Karla. d. Karla is familiar with Jade's nonverbal reactions.*** 2. Which is the best paraphrase of the first paragraph? a. After school, Jade tells her cousin Karla to try out for the step team.*** b. Jade cares about her cousin Karla and makes a suggestion to her. c. Karla listens as her cousin Jade tells her about being on the step team. d. Karla hears the bell ring and runs into her cousin Jade. 3. The author reveals Karla's character to readers by describing a. what Karla says, does, and thinks.*** b. how Jade and other students react to Karla. c. what Karla's teachers tell her. d. why Karla is embarrassed in the gym. 4. Which of the following words best describes the relationship between Karla and Jade? a. competitive b. encouraging*** c. friendly d. unpredictable 5. Read the following sentences form "The High School Step Team." "I really appreciate your concern, but I've got to say no thanks for now," Karla told Jade. "I'm going for afterschool help in math." Which of the following words best describes Karla's tone? a. determined b. disappointed c. grateful*** d. resolved
2. The best option, in my opinion, is a. After school, Jade tells her cousin Karla to try out for the step team. We don't see from this passage that Jade cares about Karla, so the B option isn't right. The C option isn't right because it doesn't mention the school. The D option isn't right because Karla's running into Jade is not the point.
3. The correct option is a. what Karla says, does, and thinks. We get to see not only her dialogues and interactions with other people, but also her intimate thoughts and fantasies. For example, we see her picturing Jade's shrugging.
4. Yes, I also think the best answer is b. encouraging. It is not just an ordinary friendship. We see that Jade urges Karla to join the step team, and does it more than once. It is not competitive because Karla is not jealous at Jade, nor vice versa. It is not unpredictable either, as everything has a logical order. Karla doesn't act on impulse. She really changes her mind.
5. Although Karla definitely is grateful, I don't think it's her primary concern at this point. I rather think the best option is a. determined. Saying "thanks" is a matter of courtesy (even though she really means it). But she has just made a decision to refrain from curiosity and go home to practice math, as it seems the right thing to do. So, she must invest all of her determination to do it.
In which two sentences do the underlined words represent prepositional phrases? The man in the house seemed to be asleep. The soldiers crept cautiously through the tunnel. Having been washed, Jim's dog seemed a little smaller than before. Their faces brightening, they thanked us for our offer. I was informed that the bus would arrive in 45 minutes.
Answer: Below, the bold words indicate prepositional phrases. Only these sentences contain prepositional phrases
The man in the house seemed to be asleep.
The soldiers crept cautiously through the tunnel.
I was informed that the bus would arrive in 45 minutes.
Prepositions are connecting words that act like bridge
A prepositional phrase is a group of words that beings with a preposition and ends with the object of the preposition.
For example, we went fishing with Ben. Now in this example the connecting word (the bridge) is WITH.
Taking the above example:
We went fishing with Ben
Now, here "with" is the preposition and Ben is the object of the preposition.
Even today, many foreigners continue to emigrate to the United States in hopes of finding new job opportunities. Which edit corrects the error in the sentence? A. emigrate should be immigrate B. foreigners should be foureigners C. United States should be U.S. D. opportunities. should be opportunities!
Which of the following scenarios best fits the description of magical realism? A.A small band of forest animals fight an evil warlock who threatens to destroy their homes. B.A young man journeys to a mystical land in order to break the spell on the king's beautiful daughter. C.A good witch helps a young girl find her way out of an enchanted land so she can go home again. D.A young boy becomes friends with a werewolf who helps him stand up to the bullies at school.
What is the function of the motif of fallen leaves in "Spring and Fall"? A. It points out the child's misunderstanding. B. It conveys a theme of loss and death. C. It sets the autumn scene. D. It promises renewal of the speaker's hopes.
Let us now consider his [Cupid’s] attributes. He is described with great elegance as a little child, and a child for ever; for things compounded are larger and are affected by age; whereas the primary seeds of things, or atoms, are minute and remain in perpetual infancy. Most truly also is he represented as naked: for all compounds (to one that considers them rightly) are masked and clothed; and there is nothing properly naked, except the primary particles of things. Bacon lists Cupid’s attributes in order to: show that Cupid is real. prove that Cupid is a child. disprove the existence of the atom. compare them to the features of the atom
In the following passage from Great Astronomers by Robert Stewall Ball, the author states that he will trace the developments in astronomy from the time of Ptolemy to the nineteenth century. Based on the content and style of the excerpt, what kind of audience did Ball primarily have in mind when he was writing this book? The history of astronomy thus becomes inseparable from the history of the great men to whose labours its development is due. In the ensuing chapters we have endeavoured to sketch the lives and the work of the great philosophers, by whose labours the science of astronomy has been created. We shall commence with Ptolemy, who, after the foundations of the science had been laid by Hipparchus, gave to astronomy the form in which it was taught throughout the Middle Ages. We shall next see the mighty revolution in our conceptions of the universe which are associated with the name of Copernicus. We then pass to those periods illumined by the genius of Galileo and Newton, and afterwards we shall trace the careers of other more recent discoverers, by whose industry and genius the boundaries of human knowledge have been so greatly extended. Our history will be brought down late enough to include some of the illustrious astronomers who laboured in the generation which has just passed away. students specializing in the study of astronomy people with a casual interest in astronomy scientists and mathematicians working with astronomers geologists and cartographers
students specializing in the study of astronomy
Read the last stanza of "That I did always love." This—dost thou doubt—Sweet— Then have I Nothing to show But Calvary— What does the word “Calvary” most likely suggest? A)The speaker considers love akin to religion. B)The speaker is martyred by her love. C)The speaker finds human love unpleasant. D)The speaker is in a great deal of pain.
The answer is indeed letter D) The speaker is in a great deal of pain.
The poem "That I did always love" was written by Emily Dickinson. The speaker of the poem is professing the love felt for someone else. According to the speaker, love means life. When there is love, life is immortal. However, if the object of the speaker's love doubts such affection, then the speaker will suffer.
The word Calvary refers to the place outside of Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified. Such word is commonly used to refer to pain and suffering. For instance: "Watching a loved one die from cancer is a family's Calvary".
Larry is writing a literary analysis essay on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Which two elements should his essay include? a debatable thesis statement a broad essay topic an extensive summary of the plot textual evidence to support the thesis
Which element from Welles's version of Macbeth shows that he had changed the setting of the play? A.Welles used an all-female cast. B.Witches were characters in the play. C.Voodoo drums were played during the performance. D.The play opened in New York City.
The element from Welles's version of Macbeth which shows that he had changed the setting of the play is:
C. Voodoo drums were played during the performance.
In the "Voodoo Macbeth," Orson Welles changed a lot of the real play "Macbeth". He recruited the cast to be an all-Black one. The setting of the play was shifted from Scotland to Caribbean island which was a fictional island. The African drummers beat the Voodoo drums which reflected the Voodoo practices.
Rewrite this sentence so that it begins with an adverb. The members of the orchestra tuned their instruments. Having found their seats, the members of the orchestra began to tune their instruments. The instruments were tuned by the members of the orchestra. Softly, the members of the orchestra tuned their instruments. Tuning their instruments were the members of the orchestra.
When writing an essay, how should a writer present his best piece of evidence? a. use it to wrap up the essay's claim in the conclusion b. use it to surprise the reader in the last body paragraph c. use it to engage the reader in the intro d. use to strengthen the essay's first body paragragh
Which type of figurative language is used in the following line from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter? "This movement is nourished by the contemporary frustration over the continued existence of racial discrimination." Allusion Simile Personification Symbol
Writing an outline, like the example from the website, helps to do all of the following except ___________. a. organize your thoughts b. choose your purpose c. focus on your main points d. make your presentation easier
D. student outcomes
In this excerpt from James Joyce's short story "Araby," what literary device does the author use to describe the scene? We walked through the flaring streets, jostled by drunken men and bargaining women, amid the curses of labourers, the shrill litanies of shop-boys who stood on guard by the barrels of pigs' cheeks, the nasal chanting of street-singers, who sang a come-all-you about O'Donovan Rossa, or a ballad about the troubles in our native land. personification simile metaphor imagery
A postulate is not __________. A. proven true by undefined terms and definitions B. accepted as true without proof C. used to justify conclusions D. used to describe fundamental relationships between points, lines, and planes
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Which lines in this excerpt from Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich reflects the author’s opinion that the members of the medical profession don’t really care about their patients? A: Oh yes, my medicine." "Peter, give me my medicine." "Why not? Perhaps it may still do some good." He took a spoonful and swallowed it. B:It's all tomfoolery, all deception," he decided as soon as he became aware of the familiar, sickly, hopeless taste. C:…Her attitude towards him and his diseases is still the same. D:"You see he doesn't listen to me and doesn't take his medicine at the proper time
The lines "Oh yes, my medicine." "Peter, give me my medicine." "Why not? Perhaps it may still do some good." He took a spoonful and swallowed it." from Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich reflects the author’s opinion that the members of the medical profession don’t really care about their patients
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Select all of the characteristics of expository writing that may be found in a biography. relies on facts telegraphic style incorporates legends as part of life relies on dates, times, places, to explain events explains "how-to" objective
Pilar, her first grandchild, writes to her from Brooklyn in a Spanish that is no longer hers. She speaks the hard-edged lexicon of bygone tourists itchy to throw dice on green felt or asphalt. Pilar’s eyes, Celia’s fears, are no longer used to the compacted light of the tropics, where a morning hour can fill a month of days in the north, which receives only careless sheddings from the sun. She imagines her granddaughter pale, gliding through paleness, malnourished and cold without the food of scarlets and greens. Based on the excerpt, which of the following statements most accurately describes the changes that the narrator believes to be true about Pilar? a) Pilar’s new form of Spanish reveals that she is the product of multiculturalism. b) Pilar’s actions prove that she has totally assimilated into American culture. c) Pilar’s words show that she is extremely anxious to retain her Cuban identity. d) Pilar’s physical appearance makes it clear that she is suffering in America.
The statement " Pilar’s actions prove that she has totally assimilated into American culture." most accurately describes the changes that the narrator believes to be true about Pilar.
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Guilt is an emotion we assume Macbeth is feeling, based on his vision of Banquo's ghost.
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Which statement about Victorian culture is reflected in this excerpt from "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson? Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are-- One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. The Victorians believed in the value of hard work. The Victorians were very heroic by nature. The Victorians believed that fate controlled their destiny. The Victorians had the time
"Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
Which statements about writing are correct? Check all that apply. The pace of a text is the speed at which events develop. The pace of a text is the feeling, or atmosphere, of a story. Authors use longer sentences and details to fully develop a scene. Authors use short, action-filled sentences to increase the pace. Increasing the pace of a story provides helpful details and background. Increasing the pace of a story is an effective way to build suspense.
-The pace of a text is the speed at which events develop.
-Authors use short, action-filled sentences to increase the pace.
-Increasing the pace of a story is an effective way to build suspense.
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