Wednesday, 3/21: HD, V, G

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Let’s take a look at a few questions from the IAB the other day: 3, 5, 11, 12

Checking SMYKs.

“Husker Du, 3/21.”  Period One – Test #1.

  1. “Delinquent” : ________ :: The Outsiders :  ________  a) 1st person/3rd person  b) 3rd person/1st person.  c) both 1st person.  d) Both 3rd person.  e) NOTA
  2. “If it weren’t for the gang, _______ would never have known what love and affection are.”  a) Steve  b) Dally  c) Johnny  d) Darry  e) Two-Bit
  3. “…doesn’t understand anything that isn’t plain, hard fact.”  a) Steve  b) Dally  c) Johnny  d) Darry  e) Two-Bit
  4. Dally : the world :: Johnny : ___   a) Dally  b) his parents  c) the world  d) Steve  e) All of these.
  5. A French chef in New York chisels ice sculptures.  a) adjective  b) not an adjective

“Husker Du, 3/21.”  Period Two – Test #23.  a) fastidious  b) insinuate  c) improvise  d) shrewd  e) allegory  f) absolution  g) consign  h) agitate  i) sanction

  1. We ran out of the ingredients for the recipe, so we had to ______.
  2. The Nuremberg Laws ____(ed) Jews to second-rate status.
  3. Jean is very _____ about her silverware; she won’t eat at that restaurant because she thinks the forks aren’t clean enough.
  4. Who helps Vladek establish and maintain contact with Anja in Birkenau?  a) Pavel  b) Yidl  c) The kapo whose boots Vladek fixed.  d) A German officer Vladek bribed.  e) NOTA
  5. Rachel Ray finds inspiration in cooking her family and her dog. (commas)

“Husker Du, 3/21.”  Period Three – Test #6.

  1. Ponyboy was very ____ after Johnny cut his hair.   a) smolder  b) circumvent  c) reminisce  d) sullen  e) siege  f) defunct
  2. flashback : reveals :: _____ : foreshadows   a) smolder  b) circumvent  c) reminisce  d) sullen  e) siege  f) defunct  g) exploit  h) delirious  i) premonition
  3. In this class, KBARR is _____ to your grade. You cannot pass without doing KBARR.   a) initiative  b) radical  c) attain  d) crucial  e) extend  f) strategy  g) cite  h) research
  4. We _____(ed) all the options before choosing one.  a) initiative  b) radical  c) attain  d) crucial  e) extend  f) strategy  g) cite  h) research
  5. Five times in a row the boys rode the roller coaster.   a) Fragment  b) Run-On  c) Complete Sentence

“Husker Du, 3/21.” Period Five – Test 19.

  1. Since Jenni ate the hot dog, she got sick.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  2. Jack was much quicker than the llama was.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  3. Joe ate the hot dog even though the llama told him not to.   a) independent  b) dependent  c) not a clause
  4. True/False   Dependent clauses usually begin with words such as and, but, or.
  5. When Vladek first gets out of the POW camp, his brother-in-law, Wolfe, not too worried about the way things are for the Jews and the family. Why?  a) He has a plan for escape.  b) He doesn’t believe the stories of the camps.  c) He thinks the war will be over soon.  d) He has plenty of money.  e) NOTA


“Vocabulary, 3/21.” Each word is used once except phantom, plus two SAWs.
(#3 is not serene.  #5 is not incense. #12 is not serene.)
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Dah Givah

What are the three most significant changes so far in the movie version of the story? Are they + , – or neutral regarding the story?

Tuesday, 3/13: IAB (SBAC practice), Husker Du, Vocab, Giver

IAB = Interim Assessment Block.  What the heck does that mean?

Chromie Up! Leave your definitions open on your desk.

Follow the directions below.

  • Do NOT log-in.
  • Make sure the speakers are not muted and volume toggle is where you want it to be.
  • Click Apps (lower left corner) Air Secure Test.
  • Follow steps on the screen to log-in.
  • Session #
    • Period One:
    • Period Two:
    • Period Three:
    • Period Six:

I will grant you access to the test.

If/When you finish early:

  • Do the Husker Du exercise below.
  • Do the vocab exercise below.
  • Read on in Giver.


“Husker Du, 3/13.”

Period One – Test #13.
a) insomnia   b) metamorphosis   c) transfixed   d) scapegoat  e) inexplicable  f) idiosyncrasy  g) instill   h) optimistic  i) pessimistic  j) colloquial

  1. Mr. Calandro is trying to _____ a sense of kindness in the students of Laguna.
  2. In professional sports, the coach is often the _______for a team’s bad performance, even if it isn’t always his fault.
  3. The hill with the M on it is known _____(ly) as Madonna Mountain, but its real name is Cerro San Luis.
  4. The prefix of this word means across or through: _____
  5. quirk : idiosyncrasy :: transformation : _____

Period Two – Test #21a) succumb  b) subsist  c) presumptuous  d) reproach  e) cathartic  f) frugal  g) cobble  h) futile  i) dissemble  j) ambivalent

  1. It would be ______ of a dishwasher to tell the master chef  how to do things.
  2. All her emotions were released in a ______ moment on the stage as 20,000 people cheered.
  3. MacGyver could _____ together almost anything from a bomb to a hang-glider from bits of trash he found lying around.
  4. Though he came from a very religious family, he was still ______ about organized religion.
  5. Why is Anja’s tail showing whenever they wear their pig masks?  a) Her disguise isn’t as good as Vladek’s.  b) It’s a printing mistake.  c) It shows how scared she is.  d) It shows that she can’t pass for a non-Jew like Vladek.  e) NOTA

Period Three – Test #15. a) distraught  b) keen  c) aptitude  d) chastise  e) nurture  f) distinguish  g) disquieting  h) disposition,  i) empathy  j) civics

  1. The waiter was _____(ed) for forgetting the customer’s order.
  2. “Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes.” _______
  3. ____ concerns things like government and civil rights
  4. The competition at the state level was very ______.
  5. The mom was ___ when she couldn’t find her toddler in the crowd.

Period Five – Test #11.

  1. It would be ironic if you suddenly decided not to get on a plane at the last minute, and then it crashed.  a) True   b) False
  2. S. E. Hinton says that she didn’t have the ____ to be a teacher.  The kids’ problems wore her out.  a) premonition  b) savvy  c) connotation  d) dogged   e) reminisce  f) stamina  g) NOTA
  3. It would be ironic if you suddenly decided not to get on a plane at the last minute, and then it crashed.  a) True   b) False
  4. Why won’t Alyce talk to Magister Reese at first?  a) She thinks she won’t understand what he says.  b) She thinks she’s unworthy.  c) She doesn’t like him.  d) He won’t talk to her.  e) He seems mean.  f) NOTA
  5. Why was Magister Reese watching Alyce at first?  a) Because she was pretty.  b) Because he wondered why she was so gloomy.  c) Because of the way the cat hung around her.  d) He’s just weird.  e) NOTA


“Vocab, 3/13.” Each one once.
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