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Have you answered these questions correctly? Look at the real answers at bottom by some students:
1. Briefly explain what hard water is?
2. What was Sir Walter Raleigh famous for?
3. What did Mahatma Gandhi and Genghis Khan have in common?
4. Name one of the early Romans’ greatest achievements.
5. Name one measure which can be put into place to avoid river flooding in times of extensive rainfall (e.g. in Mississippi).
6. Name six animals which live specifically in the Artic.
7. Name of wife of Orpheus, who he attempted to save from the underworld..
8. Where was the American Declaration of Independence signed?
9. What is the meaning of word “Varicose”?
10. What is the highest frequency noise that a human can register?
11. Explain the phrase “Free Press”.
12. Jonna works in an office. Her computer is stand-alone system. What is a stand-alone computer system?
13. Steve is driving his car. He is travelling at 60 feet/second and the speed limit is 40 mph. Is Steve speeding?
14. What is vibration?
15. Where was Hadrian’s Wall built?
16. Explain why phosphorus trichloride (PCl3) is polar.
17. Tracy is wrong. Use an example showing Tracy is wrong.
18. Sea salt is commercially obtained from sea water by the process of evaporation and crystallization. The main component of sea water is Sodium Chloride. What type of attractive forces or bonds holds the sodium ions and chloride ions together in a crystal of sodium chloride?
19. Find x, when y = 4cms. and Z = 3cms.
A SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.
‘House’ for instance, is feminine: ‘la casa.’
‘Pencil,’ however, is masculine: ‘el lapiz..’
A student asked, ‘What gender is ‘computer’?’
Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether computer’ should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.
The men’s group decided that ‘computer’ should definitely be of the feminine gender (‘la computadora’), because:
1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic;
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else;
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.
(THIS GETS BETTER!)
The women’s group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine (‘el computador’), because:
1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;
2. They have a lot of data but still can’t think for themselves;
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.
The women won.