Wednesday, 11/6: Vocab Review, RBC – Product Label, Time Travel?

Tomorrow’s Test: Vocab Review (3 vocab question from each of the vocab sections on Tests 1, 2, 4, 5, 6), RBC – Bus Schedule, Husker Du – Proofreading, the end of TMA.

“Vocab Review, 11/6.”

  1. The Socs are the ____ social class in 1967 Tulsa.  a) rueful  b) illicit  c) vain  d) elite  e) asset  f) bleak  g) NOTA
  2. “Guess what I’ve been in jail for?” asked Dally, grinning ____(ly).     a) smolder  b) nonchalant  c) indignant  d) elite  e) incredulous  f) roguish  g) NOTA
  3. Dally spat on the ground ______(ly) when he thought of what the Socs did to Johnny.a) contemptuous  b) dogged  c) conducive  d) gorge  e) reluctant  f) indignant  g) NOTA
  4. Every time Mr. Coward played the beat, he _____(ed) a response from the class, who thought someone was coming through the door.  a) illicit  b) hysterical  c) elicit  d) acquit  e) wince  f) patronize  g) NOTA
  5. Even after I read the poem three times, the meaning still ______(ed) me.  a) elite  b) elude  c) conform  d) reminisce  e) fathom  f) circumvent  g) NOTA
  6. Most religions promise eternal _____ in something like Heaven.  a) incredulous  b) exploit  c) defunct  d) premonition  e) connotation  f) savvy  g) NOTA
  7. We know now that Dally’s toughness was just a _____.   a) facade  b) hysterical  c) fathom  d) reluctant  e) conform  f) leery  g) NOTA
  8. Her gentleness was a(n) _______ in her job as a veterinarian. a) savvy  b) asset  c) facade  d) connotation  e) leery  f) reminisce  g) NOTA
  9. My parents were a little _____ about the crowd I was hanging out with.  a) nonchalant  b) gingerly  c) leery  d) wistful  e) defunct  f) patronize  g) NOTA
  10. At first, Pony thought he might be able to ____ the Socs by acting tough.  a) bliss  b) illicit  c) elicit  d) implore  e) bluff  f) ironic  g) NOTA
  11. It was very (in)____ to cheat on a test and then brag.  a) reluctant  b) bluff  c) indignant  d) aloof  e) discrete  f) sage  g) NOTA
  12. The explorer’s ______(s) made great material for a book and movie.  a) circumvent  b) illicit  c) acquit  d) dumbfound  e) elude  f) exploit  g) NOTA
  13. Pony was _____ when he thought of what life was like when his parents were alive.  a) facade  b) hysterical  c) fathom  d) reluctant  e) wistful  f) leery  g) NOTA


Vocab Relay! I picked 10!


Correct RBC — Product Information. (7p)

“RBC – Product Label, 11/6.” (7p) Write the answer, not the letter.

  1. The medicine is labeled for use in all these cases, except…  a) flu.  b) common cold  c) aches and pains  d) headache  e) It is labeled for all these.
  2. For up to how many days can this medicine be taken for a headache?  a) 1  b) 3  c) 10  d) 14  e) It doesn’t say.
  3. This is an OTC drug, as opposed to a prescription one. What does OTC mean? 
  4. This drug can be used to reduce swelling.  a) True  b) False
  5. Who should not take the tablets at all?
  6. Since this is an OTC drug, it can be considered completely safe.  a) True  b) False
  7. As it is used on the label, what does the word Indications [A] mean?



Paradoxes (Thanks to Wikipedia!)

“Is the answer to this question no?”

Exception paradox: if every rule has an exception, then there must be an exception to the rule that every rule has an exception.
Variation: The only rule is that there are no rules.

“Practice moderation in all things. Including moderation.”


Think of all the paradoxes created by time travel!!

You can actually see backwards in time any day or night. You don’t need any sort of contraption either.  Try to guess how.  Any semi-reasonable, complete-sentence answer gets credit. Go.


“A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury

  • “I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.”
  • “Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.”

Pick one of the quotes and explain to the person next to you what you think he means.


Read aloud