Implicit Questions
Vocabulary
Disney fun facts!
100

Why do you think Lilly didn't like Mickey Mouse's original name Mortimer?

It wasn't youthful. She said it didn't sound right for a little mouse with a happy face. 

100

What is the meaning of betrayed as used in the passage?

disloyal, mislead, deceive someone 

100

What year did Disneyland open?

1955

200

Why was Disney in a somber mood when he left New York for Los Angeles?

The distributor declined all of Disney's proposals and Disney felt betrayed. He swore to not sell his movies to anyone else ever again.

200
What is the meaning of sensation as used in the passage?

reaction of excitement or interest, commotion

200

How many fingers does Mickey Mouse have?

4 (three fingers and a thumb)

300

What lesson do you think Disney learned from his experience with the distributor? 

Disney learned that he was worth more than a fixed amount payment. Wanted to negotiate a better deal for himself than the distributor was offering.

300

What is mischief? 

playful misbehavior, troublemaking, badness

300

What Disney character almost made Time magazine cover in 1941?

Dumbo

400

What audience (age) do you think Disney created Mickey Mouse for?

A younger audience but also anyone who enjoys fun animations. Children between 2-10 years old. 

400

What is the meaning of somber as used in the passage?

gloomy, in a somber mood, serious, sad, meloncholy
400

What were Mickey Mouse's first words spoken?

Hot Dog!

500

What was different about Disney's third film, Steamboat Willie, when it was produced?

Disney added a soundtrack when silent movies started to become out of date. This movie was a sensation. 

500

The passage talked about silent movies becoming obsolete. What does obsolete mean?

no longer produced, old-fashioned, out of date, old and dated

500

What was Walt Disney's very first original character?

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

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