Basically the Basics
Definitely on the Test
Woah, That's Deep
That Was So Long Ago!
iXl Marks the Spot
100

The illness that kills Morrie

ALS

100

Morrie's profession

Professor (of Sociology)

100

#17A. On page 131, Morrie says, “If you’re in bed, you’re dead.” What do you think he means by that?

(Answers may vary.)

100

Mr. Marengo's favorite color

Marengo

100

Combine each of the following words correct and tell me where the apostrophe goes:

"He" + "is"

"They" + "are"

"I" + "am"

"He's"

"They're"

"I'm"

200

The day of the week that Mitch and Morrie meet on.

Tuesday

200

The religion that influences Morrie's views on detachment.

Buddhism

200

#17B. Why do you think the author often mentions all the crazy stuff going on in the news, like the O.J. Simpson Trial or people getting murdered (like on pp. 80, 130, and 182)?

(Answers may vary.)

200

The reason why aliens do not want to contact humans in a classic 1991 Terry Bisson story.

They are made out of meat.

200

The location of the missing period in this sentence:

"After I failed the exam I had to go to Zero Period to retake it I found out I love Zero Period with Mr. Marengo."

"After I failed the exam I had to go to Zero Period to retake it. I found out I love Zero Period with Mr. Marengo."

(Correct version: "After I failed the exam, I had to go to Zero Period to retake it. I found out I love Zero Period with Mr. Marengo.")

300

Mitch's profession

Sports writer

300

What "RACE" stands for.

Restate the question. Answer the question. Cite evidence. Explain the evidence.

300

#17C. Why do you think that Morrie tells Mitch that one day he wants to make Mitch cry (p. 51)?

(Answers may vary.)

300

The reason why a little boy takes forever to answer the door in "The Key Game."

To give his dad time to hide from the Nazis.

300

A word that describes the central meaning of a text.

Theme

400

A description of Mitch's relationship with his brother.

(Answers may vary.)

400

The meaning of "aphorism."

Short saying

400

#17D. Why do you think that Morrie tells Mitch that if Mitch truly accepted that he could die at any time, then he would not be as “ambitious” as he is, that he would not be a workaholic (p. 83)?

(Answers may vary.)

400

The reason why the citizens in a classic Shirley Jackson story held a "lottery" each year.

(Answers may vary.)

400

The way that you'd format the title of a chapter of a book.

In quotations:

In the chapter "On the Fourteenth Tuesday We Say Goodbye" of the book Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie is not feeling well at all.

500

The name of the guy who interviewed Morrie on TV.

Ted Koppel

500

The famous trial going on throughout the book.

O.J. Simpson Trial

500

A good explanation of Morrie's views on detachment.

We should feel our emotions--not ignore them--but once we have felt them and identified them, we should let them go. We should not get "attached" to our emotions; we should not let them control us.

500

The thing that Myop stepped in.

A skull

500

What IXL stands for.

"I excel." (Lame, I know.)

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