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100

Isaiah stepped into the cabin and found his seat: 42A. He stowed his bag and buckled in. A lady in the aisle started to point out the exits. Where is Isaiah

A) A train B) At an office C) On an Airplane) D) At a house in the woods.


C) On an airplane

100

Video games are commonplace in homes around the world today, but several decades ago they were vastly different from those of today. The current sleek and sophisticated systems played by people of all ages started as computer programs developed by researchers and scholars. While still a relatively new technology. Video games have undergone momentous changes throughout the decades. 

How did video games start out as?

computer programs

100

What does murky mean in this sentence?

The water is typically clear and inviting, but today it looks brown and murky. 

A) Most difficult to find

B) Dark and unclear

C) intensely cold

B) Dark and unclear

100

Please describe the word: 

Elephant

(think: Size, category, sounds, smell and taste, what it is used for, parts, shapes, colors)

Big gray animal that has huge ears, and a trunk. Lives in the Zoo or Africa/Asia. 

100

Your friend is upset with you because you ignored her and didn't sit next to her at lunch today. You decided you wanted to sit by other friends. She texted you that you are a "Terrible friend" for letting her sit alone. 

Which action is the better way to solve this problem?

A) Ignore her and hope she gets over it

B) When you see her, apologize for ignoring her and making her upset

 B) When you see her, apologize for ignoring her and making her upset

200

Charlotte held her program in her hand as she sat down in the red velvet seat. The orchestra was warming up. Charlotte couldn't wait to see her favorite actor.

Where is Charlotte: 

A) At a restaurant B) At the dentist C) At a concert D) At a musical

D) At a musical

200

In the 1950s, computers were the size of entire rooms and were mainly found in the buildings of universities and large corporations. With these computers, some scientist created simple games, such as William Higginbotham's invention of Tennis for Two in 1958. It was within this decade that video games were born.


What decade were video games born?

1950s.

200

What does lethargic mean in the following sentence?

Lucy was tired and seemed lethargic this morning.

A) sluggish

B) energetic

C) hungry


A) Sluggish

200

Please describe the following word: 

Cellphone

(think: Size, category, sounds, smell and taste, what it is used for, parts, shapes, colors)

Piece of technology that is usually rectangle with a touch screen. Used to talk/text/play games/go on the internet.

200

Your friend took a video of you on his phone without you knowing. It looked like you were picking your nose. He thought it was funny, so he texted it to the entire class and humiliated you. 

Which action is the better way to solve this problem

A) Tell him that you never want to be filmed secretly, and that you are very upset

B) Film him for revenge and post it on the internet

A) Tell him that you never want to be filmed secretly, and that you are very upset

300

Henry could hear the ocean as he walked up to the huge building. The tour guide explained the history to the group. Everyone was impressed with how big the light bulb was. Henry couldn't wait to see the view from the top. Where is Henry? Underline one thing that helped you answer this.

A) At a lighthouse B) In the City C) On a boat D) On a Mountain.

A) a lighthouse. 

300

In 1967, Ralph Baer led a team to design a video game system that played on a TV. It was licensed to Magnavox and known as the Odyssey. While his system was not very successful with consumers. Baer is often referred to as the Father of Video Games

What was special about Baer's invention

His video game system was designed to be played on a TV

300

What does toxic mean in the sentence.

Lucy wasn't acting herself so we took her to the vet. The vet asked us if we though she might have eaten something toxic.

A) wholesome

B) interesting

C) poisonous

C) Poisonous

300

Please describe the following word: 

Tomato: 

(think: Size, category, sounds, smell and taste, what it is used for, parts, shapes, colors)

A tomato is a fruit/vegetable that grows on a plant. It is a round circle with green leaves. It has a slightly sweetish taste and you can eat it plain, in a salad, or on a sandwich. 

300

What does Hogging a conversation mean?

A) When nobody is talking

B) when both people are taking turns talking

C) When one person is doing all the talking

D) when people are in an argument

C) When one person is doing all the talking

400

Ashley stepped into the bright lights on the stage. She could barely see the empty seats in front of her. The direcotr told her to start whenever she was ready. Her palms were sweaty as she started her song. She hoped she got the part. 

What was Ashley doing?

Auditioning for a play/musical/talent show

400

The video game industry experienced a boom in the 1980s. A company called Atari rolled out its inaugural game called Pong. Games using color, such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, were also first released early in the decade. Soon after, the market became flooded as more and more games and consoles were developed. This surplus resulted in the failure of several companies, though a couple of them emerged successsful-NIntendo and Sega

What is one color game that came out in the 1980s

pac man donkey Kong

400

What does obscure mean in the following sentenceI think the thief chose our car because it was in an obscure location in the back of the parking lot and shaded under a large tree

A) reality

B) slight

C) hidden

C) hidden

400

Please describe 

Water bottle

(think: Size, category, sounds, smell and taste, what it is used for, parts, shapes, colors)

A water bottle is a container that you put water in. They come in all sizes, but are usually a cylinder shape. There is the part the water goes into and then a mouth piece. Sometimes there is a straw too. 

400

What are some nonverbal cues that a person can give you, that let you know that you are hogging the conversation?

The other person isn't talking, they aren't looking at you anymore, their face looks bored (i.e., no smiles, reactions to story, etc). May have head on hand, or resting face, etc. May make audible sounds such as a sigh. Will try to leave the conversation in the middle of you talking

500

JP knocked on the door of the house. A lady answered the door and showed him into her bathroom. She pointed to the sink and explained the problem. JP pulled a wrench and flashlight from his toolbelt and got to work. What is JP's job? Underline one sentence that helped you figure it out. 

Plumber
500

One of these companies, Nintendo released the Game Boy in 1989, which was a handheld video game. The 1990s brought many other enhancements to video games. For example, internet-based elements and real-time strategy (the ability for multiple people to play simultaneously) became more prevalent. Graphics also became texturized to appear three dimensional. 

What is real-time strategy?

The ability for multiple people to play simultaneously. 

500
What does corrupt mean in the following sentence:


I'm upset that a corrupt thief would steal our belongings from our car

A) dishonest

B) full of integrity

C) irritated

A) Dishonest

500

Please describe the following word: 

Lawn Mower

(think: Size, category, sounds, smell and taste, what it is used for, parts, shapes, colors)

A large machine that is used to cut grass. There is a motor, blades, and wheels. Sometimes you push it, and sometimes you ride on it depending on the model. 

500

You are in the middle of playing a video game, when your parents tell you to do your chores. You really want to finish the game first. What do you do?

1) Pause the game and do your chores.

2) Explain to your parents that you have 5 more minutes left of the game, to see if they let you finish first; however if they say no you should listen to your parents.

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