Thursday, 9/10: Vocab + Relay, Vladek, Research

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab + Vladek.

“Vocab, 1/10.”

  1. _____
  2. _____
  3. _____
  4. _____
  5. “You’re _____(ing) I ate your goldfish?
  6. Jean is very _____ about her silverware; she won’t eat at that restaurant because she thinks the forks aren’t clean enough.
  7. He was a ______ opponent and very tough to outwit.
  8. The Nuremberg Laws ____(ed) Jews to second-rate status.
  9. Which one is the allegory?  a) Mickey Mouse acting like a human.  b) You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.  c) “The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg”  d) He slept like a rock.  e) B and D.
  10. * Your lawyer is supposed to be your _____ in court and speak for you.


Vladek to the end of Book II, Chapter I. Questions from tomorrow’s test:

  1. What is ironic about Vladek’s decision to try to go to Hungary and give their spot at Mrs. Motonowa’s to Miloch and his family?
  2. Why does Artie call Vladek a murderer in the last panel on p161?
  3. What are the sketches at the top of page 171 all about?
  4. What is Artie’s final decision? (You had better get THIS one correct at least.)
  5. Why did Vladek ask Artie and Francoise to come stay with him?
  6. (quote) What was one of the things Artie used to think a lot or fantasize about as a kid?
  7. An example from Book II of Vladek’s skinflint behavior is complaining about Mala opening another container of salt.  a) True  b) False
  8. Why does Artie say it’s so hard to tell Vladek’s story in comic form?
  9. What does Artie mean when he says he had a “sibling rivalry with a snapshot”?
  10. Artie says that even Vladek’s friends don’t like him.  a) True  b) False
  11. What gave Vladek hope when he first got to Auschwitz?
  12. What got Vladek special treatment from the kapo?



  1. EasyBib your Works Cited doc:
    • Copy the first source url and open another new tab.
    • Go to
    • Paste your url into the form and create a citation. Copy it.
    • Replace the URL in your WC doc with the correctly formatted entry.
  2. Start ANOTHER Google doc. Title it ________ (your topic).
  3. Your first paragraph or two should show “your topic in action.” If your topic is diabetes, for example, you might show us what goes on inside the body of someone with diabetes and how the insulin goes to work. Or you might show a day in the life of a diabetic person, and all the things they have to be aware of and do. If your topic is volcanoes, you might show an eruption beginning and the effects as it happens. If you are doing a career, it might begin something like this:
    • “Officer Jim Dandy listened to the voice of his commander in his earphone as he approached the building slowly and carefully. He wore his body armor because the person inside the building was… He looked through the night-vision scope on his…
  4. The rest of your paper should be organized by your questions. Use each one as a “section” of your paper. When you’re finished, we’ll take out the questions, and be left with a well-organized paper.



TAKING NOTES (Again)! (Thanks to for the help on this one.)

All, are, part of a, that includes, and

What do you think this sentence is about? What? You don’t know?

living things, food cycle, producers, consumers, decomposers

What do you think this sentence is about?

The first group is comprised of CONNECTOR WORDS. They connect ideas and INFORMATION WORDS like the ones in the second set.

All – living things  are – part of a – food cycle – that includes – producers – consumers –  and – decomposers.

Your notes should be all about the information words.


  • Look for font changes and titles and such. These probably signal something important.
  • Make sure you record your sources on your works cited doc and be sure to note which sources your notes are coming from.