Critical Issues
Summer Job
Crazy Words

What is the best idea for becoming successful in life?

a) follow your passion
b) go the extra mile - work hard
c) seek guidance - find mentors

All of these ideas work - it is not a matter of just doing one thing. . . do them ALL.


Which of the following is NOT an important issue?

a) global warming
b) race relations
c) poverty
d) sustainable development
e) gender equality

all issues are important - we CAN address them ALL.

What do you really believe is the most critical?


Which is the WORST summer job?
a) diaper changer in a nursery
b) Porta Potty reservoir cleaner
c) picking up roadkill in Death Valley, CA
d) picking up roadway trash during the summer in Arizona
e) night janitor for restrooms at a mall

they are all bad - you get credit!


Who said it?  “When the whole world is crazy, it doesn't pay to be sane.”  
a) Terry Goodkind
b) Genghis Khan
c) Marmaduke Huang Hernandez
d) John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

a) Terry Goodkind

Most of the time, do you try to "fit in" or "stand out."  Why?


How much sleep do most teens need per night?
a) about 4 hours
b) at least 6 hours
c) at least 8 hours
d) at least 10 hours
e) teens don't need sleep - sleep is for babies

c) at least 8 hours . . . but most kids don't get nearly this much!

How much sleep do you get per night?


How does the income for high school graduates compare with 4 yr college graduates?
a) high school and colleges graduates make about the same income
b) college graduates make about twice as much as high school grads
c) college graduates make about 55% more than high school graduates

b) college graduates make about twice as much as high school grads

But there are some good-paying jobs that don't require a degree.
What do you think you want to do for work when you are an adult?


What percent of Americans live in poverty?

a) 2%
b) 5%
c) 7%
d) 12%

d) 12%
Should we expect better from the richest country on Earth?


How old do you have to be to work a summer job?
a) any age if they will hire you
b) 14
c) 15
d) 16
e) 18

b) 14

Many companies have "rules" about how old a person must be, but the state of Arizona allows 14 year-olds to work in offices, theme parks, movie theaters, grocery stores, restaurants, and retail establishments. 

Why might some young people be fearful to get a job?


Who Said, “Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.”  

a) Donald J Trump
b) George Carlin
c) Julius Caesar
d) Oscar the Grouch

b) George Carlin - This quotation is from his book When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?

In what important ways are males different than females?  Should they be treated differently?     


Since the Internet became popular, sleep deprivation has become a bigger problem.

a) true
b) false

a) true

When you can't sleep, do you get on the Internet?


Which can be good-paying jobs that don't require a 4-year college degree?

a) heavy equipment operator
b) dentist
c) teacher

a) Heavy Equipment operator


Daily Double

Amazon plans to have a fleet of 100,000 electric delivery trucks by what year?

a) 2025
b) 2030
c) 2035
d) 2040
e) 2050

b) 2030
Amazon will cut annual carbon emissions by four million metric TONS!
What do you do to contribute to a sustainable planet?


What percentage of high schoolers are apt to have a summer job this year?
a) about 2%
b) about 23%
c) about 51%
d) about 82%
e) about 93%

c) about 51%

Do you think that you'd enjoy a summer job?  Why?


Who said, “Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

a) Charles Barkley
b) Michael Jordan
c) Albert Einstein
d) Osama bin Laden

c) Albert Einstein 

What does this quotation mean?


Daily Double !!!

Not sleeping will kill you more quickly than not eating.

a) true
b) false

a) true   -   

sleep is necessary for the brain to continue to work


The average annual salary for a nurse without a bachelor's degree is ___?

a) $33,000
b) $51,000
c) $64,000

c) $64,000  being an RN does require an associate (2-year) college degree

Would you consider becoming a nurse?


About how many people will be threatened by rising sea levels by the year 2100.
a) about 17
b) less than 10,000
c) about 1.5 million
d) about 200 million
e) about 7.4 billion

d) about 200 million people    This is the island of Ejit.
Will the economy be affected by the need to move cities & 200 million people?


What is NOT a benefit of a summer job?
a) learn to apply, interview, train, and become a responsible employee
b) learn to earn and manage money
c) gain social skills and higher confidence
d) become more independent
e) learn how to boss people around

e) learn how to boss people around
What is the biggest reason that you might want a summer job?


Who said, “I'm an alien.”  

a) William Shakespeare
b) Elon Musk
c) The My Pillow Guy
d) Joseph Stalin

b) Elon Musk

What is an alien?  Are there multiple meanings for the word?


Hitting the "snooze button" a couple of times is a good way to get extra sleep.

a) true
b) false

b) false
This strategy is WORTHLESS in terms of extra rest.  You are better off just setting your alarm a bit later and immediately getting up.  Do you typically hit the "snooze button" once or twice before getting up?


Which is NOT one of Elon Musk's keys to success?

a) don't be afraid to think big
b) focus on making money
c) pursue your passions - the things really hold your interest
d) be ready to take risks
e) don't pay attention to those who doubt you

b) focus on making money  
Musk says he wants to create what's good for people (clean energy, healthy planet, etc.)

What is your passion?  What do you want to make out of your life?


How much LESS do women make than men on average?

a) about 4%
b) about 12%
c) about 16%
d) about 24%
e) about 38%

c) about 16%     Why?


Which is NOT one of the higher-paying teen jobs?
a) cashier
b) tutor
c) youth sports referee
d) service delivery driver

a) cashier  - usually make $10-$12 per hr

The other jobs typically make $15-$20 per hour


Who said, “Crazy people don't know they're crazy. I know I'm crazy. Therefore I'm not crazy, isn't that crazy?” 

a) Abraham Lincoln
b) Captain Jack Sparrow
c) Napoléon Bonaparte
d) Captain America

b) Captain Jack Sparrow

What is the weirdest thing that ever happened to you?


How much sleep does a giraffe require per day?
a) less than 2 hours
b) about 5 hours
c) about 8 hours
d) about 10 hours
e) almost 13 hours

a) less than 2 hours

Do you wish that you were a giraffe?
Penguins sleep for about 4 minutes at a time.  Do you wish you were a penguin?