Thursday, 1/11: Mental Floss, SAWS, 120, Vladek

Have a great 4-day weekend! Grades start over next week with the new semester!

Use your own sheet of paper.

Prep sheet for “Test” #18:
Name:                   Date:                               Period:
SAWs: ___/11  Maus Quiz: ___/12  KBARR: ___/30


Mental Floss.

  1. What famous fictional character is represented here?   ants, beetles, termites, rabbit
  2. A man walks into a room, turns around and walks out the same door he went in. When he gets out he is in a different room than when he started. How is this possible?
  3. What number should come next? 144, 121, 100, 81, 64,  _____  (Alert: math.)
  4. Spell the word candy with just 2 letters.
  5. How many F’s (capital or small–no trick here) are in the following sentence? (Alert: Counting.)
    Finished files are the result of years of scientific study combined with the experience of years.  


“Test” #18. (17p)
contact, prime, pose, minimum, (un)monitored, anthropomorphic, propaganda

  1. There has been a lot of discussion recently about raising the _____ wage.
  2. The _____ reason is that most people can’t live on so little money.
  3. No matter what anybody tells you, there has never been any _____ with any extra-terrestrials. Other planets are just too far away.
  4. Everybody assumes that any extra-terrestrial life we meet will be _______, but it’s more likely it won’t look anything like us.
  5. The teacher _____ the students’ behavior with a hidden camera.
  6. Hitler’s _____ campaign against Jews included speeches, posters and movies.
  7. To get past the guard, the spy____(ed) as a delivery man.
  8. It was very sad that the young man was killed in the _____ of his life.
  9. Ponyboy was not as _____ as people would think. His oldest brother made sure he always knew what Pony was doing.
  10. Mr. Coward ____(ed) a question almost nobody could answer.
    Maus, chapter 1
  11. Why does Anja try to break the engagement with Vladek?
  12. (quote) What promise to his father does Artie break?
    Maus chapter 2
  13. Why does Vladek threaten to break the engagement with Anja?
  14. (p30) Why are the police drawn as pigs?
  15. (2) When Anja gets _____, the treatment is to take her to a _____.
  16. What is the first foreshadowing Vladek gets of the troubles that are coming?


120 Seconds!


Tuesday, 1/9: SAWs+, Maus, 120 Seconds Begins!

“SAWs+, 1/9.” contact, prime, pose, minimum, (un)monitored, anthropomorphic, propaganda

  1. (2) The _____ height requirement ____(ed) a problem for my little brother, who wanted to ride the extreme coaster, but was too short.
  2. There was ____ on the play, but not enough to call a penalty.
  3. It was very sad that the young man was killed in the _____ of his life.
  4. Please do not leave the campfire _____. It can turn dangerous quickly.
  5. Remembering the P part of CRAAP will help you recognize ______ when you see it.
  6. Goofy is _____, while Pluto is not.
  7. I hoped everyone is ____(ed) for their 120 Seconds and ready to nail it!
  8. The test was closely ____, so nobody could cheat.
  9. The morph in anthropomorphic means…
  10. The anthro in anthropomorphic means…


“Maus Log II, 1/9.” Open Book, Open Neighbor. (12p)

  1. (2) What things does Artie say have “taken their toll” on his father?
  2. What physical sign does Vladek still have from the concentration camps?
  3. Why is Chapter One called “The Sheik”?  (Because…)
  4. On p14, the circular panel marks the beginning of Vladek’s story in the past. Where do we first interrupt that story, and come back to the present for a moment? (page and panel)
  5. Maus is told in ____ person. a) 1st b) 2nd c) 3rd d) 4th
  6. What year did Vladek meet Anja? (p17)
    Character ID. Identify each person either by name (if given) or by explanation.
  7. p13, panel 4, the one in the dress.
  8. (2) p17, panel 2, both characters.
  9. p20, panel 1, the person with the cigarette.
  10. p20, last panel, the person on the right.

Artie, Vladek, Anja, Lucia Greenberg, Anja’s mom, Mala


120 Seconds!


Time left? More Vladek!

Monday, 1/8: Homework, SAWs, 120 Review, Comix?

Copy homework into planner.

“SAWs +, 1/8.” contact, prime, pose, minimum, (un)monitored + anthropomorphic, propaganda
contact, prime, pose, minimum, (un)monitored + anthropomorphic, propaganda




120 Seconds begins tomorrow!  Review.



Maus by Art Spiegelman. Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1992. It took him 13 years.

“Maus Log I – 1/8/18”   Read the first two pages:

    • Translate his father’s last sentence into a normal English sentence.  What does he mean?



Aloud. Chapter One. Drama style with parts.