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Mustang

Amongst the myriad of cars and trucks produced by the Ford Motor Company, perhaps the most famous model of them all is the Ford Mustang, an affordable sports car option for parsimonious individuals.

The famous Mustang is also known as a “Pony Car”, a sort of “muscle car”. You do not have to be affluent to own one, since it’s not exactly a majestic car, but at the same time you cannot be penniless. The Ford Mustang is offered at a great value, but an impecunious homeless person would probably still not be able to afford one.

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On many occasions, the Mustang has been named by respected car magazines as one of the top ten best cars available on the market. It has even won a number of car-of-the-year awards. First released in 1964, the Mustang sold nearly 1.5 million units in its first eighteen months and has since been consistently enhanced to remain successful. Furthermore, there are copious numbers of Mustangs available, unlike many other sports cars whose production numbers are limited.

Although Ford makes sure that its Mustang is available enough to not become depleted, it is careful not to produce a surfeit, or popularity might decrease due to overexposure. Fortunately, even though they are always able to garner enough popularity for the Mustang, Ford has never exhibited any signs of avarice.

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One reason the Mustang has been consistently popular throughout the course of its life is that Ford has significantly augmented the model of the Mustang many times throughout the life of the model, making more than paltry advancements each time.

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The first model was a two-seat, mid-engine car. It was produced from 1964 to1973. Many minor changes were made during that period, but the major design change that marked the second generation of the Mustang did not arrive until 1974.

In 1973, Ford believed that the Mustang had digressed too far from its fundamental design, so an entirely new design replete with changes was prepared for 1974. The result was the second generation Mustang. The Mustang II was based on another car, the Ford Pinto. The new Mustang sold more than 400,000 units the first year. It featured advanced innovations such as rack-and-pinion steering and a mechanism that drastically decreased noise and vibration.

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In 1979, the third generation Mustang became available. This new model differed from the smaller, compact, scanty model of Mustangs that were previously popular. The interior was completely recreated and could seat four people. It also featured a larger trunk. Overall, the platform was roomier than before. This new, third generation platform was known as the “Fox”.

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The fourth generation Mustang began in 1994 and marked the first time in 15 years that the platform of the Mustang was redesigned. In 1994, for the third time in the mustang’s history, the mustang was named car of the year by the renowned Motor Trend magazine. In 2003, once again, Ford changed the Fox-based platform of the Mustang Cobra. This cobra not only featured the 4.6L V8 32 valve engine as the previous cobra but it had a radical addition of an Eaton Supercharger, supported by its new 390 horsepower inter-cooled cast iron engine block.

The new platform also featured a change from the 5-speed Tremec transmission to the T-56 6-speed. Ford internally gave this new SVT Mustang Cobra platform the codename, “The Terminator”.

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It was so named because it was meant to terminate the competition, and finally lay to rest disputes on whether the Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro, the Mustang’s historic rival, was better. Ironically, the Camaro was also discontinued the same year due to low sales. The fourth generation Mustang ran through 2004.

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The fifth, and present day generation of the mustang came in 2005. The new look of the mustang was modeled after the first generation mustangs. This new platform inspired by the Mustangs of the 1960’s, featured a “retro-futurism” design by combining the classic essence and look of the original mustangs with modern technology and a hint of modern looks.

Included in these modern technological upgrades is the new 4.6L 3-valve Modular V8 engine with variable camshaft timing. In line with inspiration of these new Mustangs, new high performance models have been created in tribute to the great classic models such as the Boss 302 Mustang, the Mach 1, the Mustang SVO, the SVT Cobra, and of course the Shelby GT500.

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With the different generations of models, Ford has also produced variants of each type of Mustang featuring different engines and commodities (such as the V6, GT, Cobra, and others). However, the high performance models are fabricated in paucity. Many people make personal changes to their own cars, creating sort of a “unique generation.” The high customizability of the Mustang has been a great contributing factor to the popularity of the Mustang throughout the generations.

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Mustang enthusiasts love to modify their cars. Some of these changes can be opulent, to the point where they are ostentatious. Oftentimes, many of these changes are made to increase the car’s horsepower and speed. However, this can be dangerous, and prodigal individuals should be careful not to squander their sumptuous cars by wrecking them.

The Mustang model remains profuse to this day. The death of the Mustang is nowhere to be foreseen. Considering it’s a sports car, the price tag has also remained affordable even for frugal individuals. Although the Mustang probably still remains expensive for those that are destitute, Ford’s aim to maintain the mustang as an economical vehicle has been anything but miserly.

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The arrival of the next Mustang generation is unknown, but given the history of the Mustang and Ford’s ability to produce popular cars, it is highly unlikely that there will be a dearth of buyers for the next Mustang.

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Vocabulary

Match each word in the left column with a description in the right column that best matches its meaning

1. ____ Augment

2. ____ Avaricious

3. ____ Deplete

4. ____ Enhance

5. ____ Frugal

6. ____ Garner

7. ____ Miserly

8. ____ Parsimonious

9. ____ Prodigal

A. Improve, make, better

B. Cheap, penny-pinching

C. Gather, collect

D. Supplement, add to, expand

E. To waste, spend, misuse

F. Demise, end, fall

G. Shortage, lack, drought

H. Poor, penniless

I. Impoverished, needy, indigent

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10. ____ Squander

11. ____ Death

12. ____ Dearth

13. ____ Destitute

14. ____ Homeless

15. ____ Impecunious

J. Destitute, living on the streets

K. Greedy, covetous

L. Eat up, diminish

M. Miserable, stingy, measly

N. Wasteful, profligate, dissolute

O. Thrifty, economical, stingy

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Match each word in the left column with a word in right column that best matches its definition.

16. ____ Paltry

17. ____ Paucity

18. ____ Penniless

19. ____ Penury

20. ____ Scanty

21. ____ Affluent

22. ____ Copious

23. ____ Majestic

A. Rich, prosperous, well off

B. Poverty, pennilessness

C. Countless, multitude

D. Pretentious, brazen, showy

E. Surplus, excess

F. Scarcity, lack, rarity

G. Plentiful, abundant, prolific

H. Luxurious, plush, superb

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24. ____ Myriad

25. ____ Opulent

26. ____ Ostentatious

27. ____ Profuse

28. ____ Replete

29. ____ Sumptuous

30. ____ Surfeit

I. Complete, sated, full

J. Impoverished, broke, bankrupt

k. Abundant, plentiful, numerous

L. Wealthy, lavish, magnificent

M. Scarce, very little, insufficient

N. Worthless, wretched, base

O. Royal, regal, grand

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1. The mustang was created by _____.

A. Chevrolet

B. The Ford Motor Company

C. Fordever Motors

D. Dodge

2. The Mustang is also known as a “_____”

A. Sedan

B. Pony Car

C. Horse wagon

D. Horse Buggy

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3. The Mustang was first released in _____

A. 1890

B. 1910

C. 1964

D. 1987

4. The third generation (1979-1993) Mustang is known as the

A. “Eleanor”

B. “Bullitt”

C. “Knight Rider”

D. “Fox”

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5. The 2003 SVT Mustang Cobra was codenamed the

A. “General Lee”

B. “Kit”

C. “Terminator”

D. “Superman”

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True or False

Choose whether each statement is true or false and write your answer in the space provided.

1. ____ The Mustang sold nearly 1.5 million units in its first eighteen months it was released.
2. ____ The first Mustang was a two-seat mid-engine car.
3. ____ The Cobra made by Ford is not a mustang.
4. ____ A “Retro-futurism” design means it is completely futuristic and contains nothing from the past.
5. ____ The Mustang II was based on the Ford Pinto.
6. ____ The 2005 Mustang was designed to look similar to the mustangs from the 1960’s.
7. ____ The Mustang only comes in one standard engine for all of its models.

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1. Name and briefly discuss some of the high performance mustangs.

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2. Why have Mustangs been so popular over the years?

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3. What does the “unique generation” of mustangs refer to? Explain.

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4. What is your favorite Mustang? Why?

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1. What is the writer’s main idea?

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2. What example supports the writer’s main idea?

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4. What do you think about the story?

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Reading

Reading is an essential tool to have in life. By reading this sentence right now, you are practicing a skill that is one of the most fundamental, and vital abilities necessary to be successful. Reading is so common that we often do not realize how much we use it.

From the instruction manual on a video game system to the lyrics of our favorite song, we put our reading abilities into use. Reading is also necessary to get a job; even if you don’t have to read while performing the actual work, you still have to read the job application when you are applying.

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Reading is more crucial in today’s world than it ever was before. The ability to read is vital to be an informed citizen of this country, to succeed in your chosen career, and to attain individual fulfillment. Reading can also develop a person’s creativity.

It can even turn the most pugnacious person into a quiet scholar; and reserved individuals can become excited and energized. Unlike movies where everything is already predetermined by the producer, writer, and director, books allow you to create an idea in your mind of how a particular character appears. Reading allows for more imagination to how a scene ends. Of course authors supply descriptions of characters and events, but it is up to you to translate those words into visual images.

Many young people feel antagonistic and timorous towards books, choosing instead to listen to music or watch movies.

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Some mild mannered people become choleric and irascible when faced with reading a book. But little do they know that the very music they hear, and the movies they watch are based on reading. Not all reading is done by reticent people.

If musicians couldn’t read they would not be able to put song lyrics together, and if actors couldn’t read they would not be able to memorize their lines or any other scripts. There would not even be a script if the screenwriter couldn’t read. And having no movies or music would be a good reason to change any bellicose attitudes of reading.

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Reading may not be the easiest activity to conquer, but it is definitely one of the most rewarding activities once you learn to love it. Movies only last a couple hours, they do all the thinking for you, and they don’t exercise your brain. With books however, you have the benefit of taking your time and reading at your own pace. There are different types of books for all people; whether you are belligerent or demure, there are books for you! Sometimes books are so controversial that they are banned.

Famous books that were considered too contentious include I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, and even Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Some of today’s most appreciated and revered books were almost effaced because they provoked the disputatious.

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However, despite the vehement arguments against their publication, they were determined to be acceptable. The subject of the censorship of books has been known to cause the most volatile of disputes. The line of allowance that separates the profane and artistic is rather thin.

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Since reading novels usually takes days instead of just a couple of hours, it is often a more memorable experience. Today’s fast-paced world presents few opportunities to relax and feel tranquil.

We are constantly bombarded with all kind of things every day, but we can escape all of that by entering a different world with books. Don’t be diffident or pusillanimous! Reading should not make us craven towards books; we should step up and accept the challenge! Not only will it be a rewarding and enjoyable experience, but it will provide you with permanent and invaluable benefits for the future.

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1. ___ Craven

2. ___ Quiet

3. ___ Demure

4. ___ Reserved

5. ___ Diffident

6. ___ Reticent

7. ___ Efface

8. ___ Timorous

9. ___ Pusillanimous

10. ___ Tranquil

A. Modest, reserved, shy

B. Timid, cowardly

C. Wipe out, obliterate, erase

D. Hesitant, insecure, timid

E. Peaceful, serene, quiet

F. Calm, silence

G. Restrained, quiet, silent

H. Silent, quiet in personality

I. Cowardly, weak, fearful

J. Nervous, fearful

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11. ___ Belligerent

12. ___ Choleric

13. ___ Vehement

14. ___ Contentious

15. ___ Volatile

16. ___ Antagonistic

17. ___ Disputatious

18. ___ Bellicose

19. ___ Irascible

20. ___ Pugnacious

A. Aggressive, hostile

B. Irritable, grumpy

C. Intense, heated

D. Confrontational, prone to argue

E. Argumentative, truculent

F. Easily angered

G. Unstable, unpredictable

H. Combative, quarrelsome

I. Aggressive, argumentative

J. Controversial, touchy

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1. Reading is

A. An essential tool in life

B. A nonessential tool in life

C. A moderately important tool in life

D. None of the above

2. Compared to the past, today reading is

A. More difficult

B. More crucial

C. Less crucial

D. None of the above

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3. Reading is also tied to

A. Music

B. Movies

C. Video games

D. All of the above

4. The author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is

A. Mark Twain

B. Ernest Hemingway

C. Maya Angelou

D. J.K. Rowling

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5. Which book was initially banned from publishing?

A. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

B. Harry Potter

C. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

D. All of the above

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True or False

Choose whether each statement is true or false and write your answer in the space provided.

1. ___ It is common for many young people to dislike reading.

2. ___ Reading is one of the easiest activities to get the hang of.

3. ___ Reading allows for creativity and imagination of characters.

4. ___ Reading is only for certain types of people, like adults.

5. ___ Reading is necessary to be successful in life.

6. ___ Reading is a less beneficial activity than watching TV.

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1. How is reading related to music?

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2. How is reading related to movies?

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3. Why were certain books initially banned?

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4. How do feel about reading books? Do you think you read enough?

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1. What is the writer’s main idea?

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2. What example supports the writer’s main idea?

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4. What do you think about the story?

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Vicent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was a very famous artist born in 1853 in the Netherlands. Van Gogh’s drawings and paintings are some of the world’s most renowned, most respected, and most expensive pieces. During his early years, Van Gogh worked for a company of art dealers. He then became a teacher for a short period of time. Then, Van Gogh became a missionary worker in a very poor mining area. Feeling apathy towards those jobs, he resigned and did not begin his career as an artist until he was twenty-seven years old.

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At first, Van Gogh’s style was comprised of using only darker, more somber colors. However, after he discovered Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism while in Paris, he became attached to the brighter, less drab colors and painting style. Van Gogh would later develop these styles into his own unique style, which he fully developed while living in Arles, France.

Van Gogh grew up with his father who was a minister of a church, his mom, two brothers and three sisters. He was considered very calm, placid, and contemplative as a child. This qualities were mistaken for him being nonchalant, impassive, and having a lackluster attitude. But in fact he was not stoic or stolid; he was quite the opposite. Van Gogh attended several schools throughout his youth and was often unhappy and dispassionate in his young age.

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This would foreshadow his later depression in life resulting in his unfortunate mental state. Although Van Gogh was constantly affected by his emotions, he was imperturbable when it came to his focus and devotion to art. His sullen attitude may have even fueled his works.

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Many people are indifferent towards art, or cannot appreciate certain aspects of it due to a lack of understanding. However, this is usually not the case with Van Gogh’s works of art. Some of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings include Portrait of Dr. Gachet, Still Life: Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, and The Starry Night. Although you may not recognize the names, you would probably recognize the paintings if they were shown to you.

Perhaps the most important person in Van Gogh’s life was his brother Theodorus, who constantly and unselfishly provided Vincent with financial support, keeping Van Gogh from spiraling down into a state of torpor or completely morose state of mind.

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Their lifelong friendship is evidenced through an abundance of letters they exchanged with each other. Their relationship provided Van Gogh with at least a somewhat peaceful and tranquil escape from his own mind. Most of Van Gogh’s other siblings were ignored, but Theodorus and Vincent were extremely close. His brother’s support was not enough however, to make Van Gogh impervious to depression.

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Van Gogh produced more than 2,000 pieces of art during the last ten years of his life. He was a pioneer of what came to be known as “Expressionism” and had a tremendous influence on 20th century art. Most of his best-known works were created in the last two years of his life, during which time he was so emotionally hurt that he sliced off part of his left ear after a lachrymose collapse in his companionship with artist Paul Gauguin. After this incident, Van Gogh frequently grieved, lamented, and suffered recurring spells of mental instability, unable to maintain his equanimity. Unfortunately Van Gogh was never able to find a serene, halcyon emotional state; he was stuck in a permanently lugubrious state of mind. He took his own life in 1890. Many people to this day feel remorse over the loss of Vincent Van Gogh.

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Vocabulary

Match each word in the left column with a description in the right column that best matches its meaning

1. ____ Apathy

2. ____ Indifferent

3. ____ Dispassionate

4. ____ Lackluster

5. ____ Drab

6. ____ Stoic

7. ____ Ignore

A. Calm, composed

B. Harm, injure

C. Dull, boring, bland

D. Miserable, depressed

E. Unemotional, expressionless

F. Plain, dull

G. Mourn, feel sad

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8. ____ Stolid

9. ____ Impassive

10. ____ Torpor

11. ____ Grieve

12. ____ Morose

13. ____ Hurt

14. ____ Remorse

15. ____ Resigned

H. Emotionless, apathetic

I. Inactivity, indifference

J. Disregard, pay not attention to

K. Submissive, prepared to accept

L. Uncaring, uninterested

M. Unresponsive, emotionless

N. Lack of concern and interest

O. Sorrow, regret

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Vocabulary

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16. ____ Lachrymose

17. ____ Lament

18. ____ Somber

19. ____ Lugubrious

20. ____ Sullen

21. ____ Calm

22. ____ Nonchalant

A. Solemn, grave, serious

B. Cool, casual, carefree

C. Serene, calm, peaceful

D. Angry, grim

E. Peaceful, calm, tranquil

F. Resistant, resilient

G. Nonviolent, passive

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23. ____ Equanimity

24. ____ Peaceful

25. ____ Halcyon

26. ____ Placid

27. ____ Imperturbable

28. ____ Serene

29. ____ Impervious

30. ____ Tranquil

H. Untroubled, calm

I. Peaceful, tranquil, quiet

J. Miserable, sad

K. Composure, calmness

L. Tearful, sad

M. Easygoing, mild-mannered

N. Mourn, grieve

O. Calm, composed, collected

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Multiple Choice

1. Van Gogh was born in

A. France

B. Germany

C. Australia

D. The Netherlands

2. Van Gogh did not become an artist until he was

A. 33

B. 21

C. 15

D. 27

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3. During his life, Van Gogh produced more than _____ art pieces.

A. 2,000

B. 3,000

C. 4,000

D. 5,000

4. Van Gogh’s friendship that ended badly was with

A. Shawn Guan

B. Carson Baker

C. Paul Gauguin

D. Benjamin Lynch

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5. Which of the following is not a piece by Van Gogh?

A. The Starry Night

B. Portrait of Dr. Gachet

C. Still Life: Vase With Twelve Sunflowers

D. Blue Sunrise

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True or False

Choose whether each statement is true or false and write your answer in the space provided.

1. ____ Van Gogh constantly dealt with bouts of depression.

2. ____ Van Gogh cut off his index finger after Gauguin ended their friendship.

3. ____ Van Gogh was outgoing and talkative as a child.

4. ____ Van Gogh was born in 1835.

5. ____ Van Gogh was at one point a missionary worker before becoming an artist.

6. ____ Van Gogh died in of pneumonia in 1890.

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Short Answer

1. How did Van Gogh’s relationship with his brother help him?

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2. What did Van Gogh do before becoming an artist?

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3. How many siblings did Van Gogh have?

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4. How did Van Gogh’s emotional state affect him?

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Reading Questions

1. What is the writer’s main idea?

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2. What example supports the writer’s main idea?

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3. How does the example help the writer’s argument?

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4. What do you think about the story?

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Penguins

Penguins are a non-malevolent group of aquatic, flightless birds that live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere. The number of penguin species has always been and is still a matter of debate. Depending on the authority, the number varies between seventeen and twenty living species. Other sources argue that there are even more different species and subspecies, so the issue is quite complicated. When discussed by vitriolic experts, the subject can become so heated that it sometimes leads to contemptuous attitudes, crass remarks, and brusque encounters. Oftentimes, experts scoff at opposing opinions as profane and rebuff, or ridicule them.

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Although all penguin species are native to the southern hemisphere, they do not, contrary to popular belief, abhor mild weather. In fact, only a few species of penguin actually live in the far south. Nearly a dozen kinds of penguins live in a moderate climate area, even as far north as the Galápagos Islands. So the myth that penguins live only in the freezing cold and have an aversion to temperate weather is simply not true.

The largest living penguin species is the Emperor Penguin. Adults average a height of about 3 feet, 7 inches tall and weigh at least 75 pounds. The smallest penguin species is the Little Blue Penguin, also known as the Fairy Penguin or the Blue Penguin.

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They stand at around 16 inches tall and weigh only 2.2 pounds. Most penguins eat seafood such as fish, squid, and other forms of sea life caught while swimming underwater. Penguins spend their lives on land and under water, never saying farewell to either surface.

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Penguins apparently have no fear or animosity towards ribald humans and do not find us odious or repugnant. They have even been known to approach groups of explorers without hesitation. The reason for this lack of antipathy and rancor is probably that there are no land predators in Antarctica or the nearby offshore islands that prey on or attack penguins.

Instead, penguins are at risk at sea from underwater predators such as the leopard seal. Penguins are also lucky that the areas where penguins make their homes are not too populated. This gives them space and reduces threats to their homes such as those of insolent animals that might desecrate their environment. Their habitats are also away from places where reprehensible humans destroy animals’ environments and turn them into a sordid area.

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Penguins’ body shapes and aerodynamics allow them to live an aquatic life. Penguins do not spurn flying, their wings have become flippers, useless for flight in the air. In the water however, penguins are actually very agile. Within their smooth plumage, a layer of air is preserved ensuring buoyancy. The air layer also helps insulate the birds when in cold waters. On land, penguins use their tails and wings to help them maintain balance for standing and walking in an upright position.

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All penguins’ bodies are counter-shaded. That is, they have a white underside and a dark (mostly black) upper-side. Some people think the color combination is beautiful, while others think it is heinous. This counter-shading serves as camouflage for the penguins.

A predator looking up from below has difficulty distinguishing between a white penguin belly and the reflective water surface. The dark plumage on their backs camouflages them from above. Any other color scheme would be too flagrant and would jeopardize the penguins’ safety.

To travel, penguins either waddle on their feet or slide on their bellies across the snow, a movement known as “tobogganing,” which allows them to conserve energy and move relatively fast at the same time.

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Penguins can also jump with both feet together if they want to move more quickly or over steep rocky terrain. Their eyes are also adapted for underwater vision, and serve as their primary means of locating prey and avoiding predators filled with hostility.

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Vocabulary

Match each word in the left column with a description in the right column that best matches its meaning

1. ____ Brusque

2. ____ Rebuff

3. ____ Contemptuous

4. ____ Ridicule

5. ____ Crass

6. ____ Scoff

7. ____ Farewell

A. Sneering, condescending

B. Hurtful, cruel, spiteful

C. Criticize, make fun of

D. Insensitive, asinine, rude

E. Rejection, refusal

F. Mock, ridicule, jeer

G. Quarrel, fight

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8. ____ Spurn

9. ____ Insolent

10. ____ Vitriolic

11. ____ Argue

12. ____ Heinous

13. ____ Debate

14. ____ Profane

15. ____ Reprehensible

H. Parting, goodbye

I. Reject, snub, slight

J. Critical, blameful, accusing

K. Disrespectful, wicked, irreverent

L. Rude, disrespectful

M. Shocking, terrible, scandalous

N. Discuss, dispute, argue

O. Abrupt, rude, curt

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Vocabulary

Match each word in the left column with a description in the right column that best matches its meaning

16. ____ Desecrate

17. ____ Egregious

18. ____ Ribald

19. ____ Flagrant

20. ____ Sordid

21. ____ Abhor

22. ____ Malevolent

A. Bitterness, spite, hatred

B. Vengeance, payback

C. Distasteful, low, disgusting

D. Hate, loathe, dislike

E. Wicked, nasty, mean

F. repulsive, horrible, revolting

G. Blatant, deliberate

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23. ____ Animosity

24. ____ Odious

25. ____ Antipathy

26. ____ Rancor

27. ____ Aversion

28. ____ Repugnant

29. ____ Enmity

30. ____ Revenge

H. Dislike, hatred, loathing

I. Rude, vulgar

J. Extraordinarily bad, flagrant

K. Opposition, aversion, dislike

L. Damage, vandalize, destroy

M. Hostility, hatred, ill-will

N. Disgusting, revolting, nauseating

O. Hostility, hate, antagonism

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Multiple Choice

1. The number of penguin species range from.

A. 30-40.

B. 20–30.

C. 5-10.

D. 17-20.

2. The largest species of penguin is the

A. Emperor Penguin.

B. Blue Penguin.

C. Crown Penguin.

D. Babolat Penguin.

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3. Throughout their lives, penguins live

A. On water.

B. On land.

C. Both .

D. None of the above.

4. Penguins’ wings are used for

A. Flight.

B. Swimming.

C. Eating.

D. Running.

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5. Penguins eat.

A. Fish.

B. Squid.

C. None of the above.

| D. Both A and B.

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True or False

Choose whether each statement is true or false and write your answer in the space provided.

1. ____ Penguins learn to fly at an early age.

2. ____ Penguins are fearful of humans.

3. ____ Penguins use their tails and wings to maintain balance and stand upright.

4. ____ The leopard seal is one of penguins’ several predators.

5. ____ Penguins are colored in a counter-shaded design.

6. ____ Penguins are naturally malevolent creatures.

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Short Answer

1. Why are penguins counter-shaded?

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2. Why do penguins not fear humans?

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3. How big can Emperor penguins become?.

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4. How big are Little Blue Penguins?

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Reading Questions

1. What is the writer’s main idea?

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2. What example supports the writer’s main idea?

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3. How does the example help the writer’s argument?

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4. What do you think about the story?

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Medicine HS SAT

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Medicine

Medicine refers to the practice concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through study, diagnosis, and treatment. Physicians, also known as doctors, are the individuals that are qualified and receive approbation to study and practice medicine. Since the 19th century, only those with a medical degree have been considered worthy to practice medicine. Physicians are some of the most venerated members of society.

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The medical profession is composed of the group of people formally trained and authorized to apply medical knowledge. Many countries and legal jurisdictions have regulations on who is permitted to practice medicine. Within the medicine field, there are various specialties, such as family practice, cardiology, neurology, sports medicine, research, or public health.

Human societies have had various systems of health care practice since the beginning of recorded history. The earliest type of medicine in most cultures was the use of plants, herbs, and animal parts. This medicine was usually used in conjunction with specious rituals of various kinds. Some of these apocryphal beliefs include animism (the belief that inanimate objects have spirits), spiritualism (appealing to gods or communion with ancestor spirits), and shamanism (vesting an individual with mystic powers).

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Medicine, as it is practiced today, developed largely in the late eighteenth century, and early nineteenth century in England, Germany, and France. Even today, there are still many different viewpoints concerning the proper application of medicine.

Sometimes, when it is disputable which opinion is right or better than another, experts may belittle and deride each other which can leave many people feeling acrimonious. However, most doctors today are viewed with deference because of their prestigious position in society. Many people would trade places to be in a doctor’s shoes.

Many physicians are so easygoing and casual that their attitude belies the dedication and effort put forth to take care of patients. Some doctors are so good that they receive adulation and acclaim in the form of accolades for their work

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Some doctors are experts in their field and are extolled for it. However if an unfortunate calumny were to spread, all of this can be taken away in a second. The field of medicine is constantly changing and new theories and ideas are constantly being tested. Many new findings are deprecated or denounced if they seem too absurd and do not have adequate support.

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So, although rare, some reports may even be embellished or fabricated in order to gain approval from the medical field. These spurious documents are usually quickly exposed. Gossip in the field of medicine can spread like wildfire if a promising new advancement is discovered.

A vital aspect of medicine is the relationship between the patient and doctor. Although many people visit the doctor’s office for similar problems such as a cold, flu, shots and others, their experiences can be vastly different, depending on the attitude of the doctor. Sometimes the doctor’s attitude can make the difference in the visit being fun or painful.

Doctors should always be tolerant and helpful towards their patients, never using caustic remarks to disparage the ones they should be helping.

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The patients don’t necessarily have to exalt their doctor and sometimes if a doctor makes a serious mistake, the patient may go off on a diatribe and impugn the doctor.

The physicians that are caring and understanding are usually the ones that are commended and eulogized. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors have to break bad news to patients. It is a difficult task, but the worst thing a doctor could do is equivocate. Any kind of attempt to prevaricate will inevitably have drastic consequences. Honesty is vital to the doctor-patient relationship.

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Vocabulary

Match each word in the left column with a description in the right column that best matches its meaning

1. ____ Acrimonious

2. ____ Belittle

3. ____ Caustic

4. ____ Denounce

5. ____ Deprecate

6. ____ Deride

7. ____ Diatribe

A. Denounce, criticize, condemn

B. An attack, harangue, rant

C. Hold responsible, charge

D. Tribute, honor, award

E. Scathing, sarcastic, corrosive

F. Deal, skill, exchange

G. Praise, entrust, hand over

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8. ____ Disparage

9. ____ Impugn

10. ____ Trade

11. ____ Acclaim

12. ____ Accolade

13. ____ Adulation

14. ____ Approbation

15. ____ Commend

I. Adoration, admiration, reverence

J. Ridicule, mock, disdain

K. Demean, put down

L. Approval, consent

M. Condemn, accuse

N. Belittle, denigrate

O. Approval, praise

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Vocabulary

Match each word in the left column with a description in the right column that best matches its meaning

16. ____ Deference

17. ____ Eulogize

18. ____ Exalt

19. ____ Extol

20. ____ Venerate

21. ____ Apocryphal

22. ____ Belie

23. ____ Calumny

A. False, sham, erroneous

B. Contradict, disprove

C. Mythical, legendary

D. Hedge, stall, evade

E. Prevaricate, beat around the bush

F. Make up, manufacture

G. Admire, worship

H. Rumor, scandal, hearsay

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24. ____ Embellish

25. ____ Equivocate

26. ____ Fabricate

27. ____ Gossip

28. ____ Prevaricate

29. ____ Specious

30. ____ Spurious

I. Respect, reverence

J. Extol, sing the praises of

K. Bogus, counterfeit, illegitimate

L. Decorate, adorn, exaggerate

M. Slander, defamation

N. Praise, applaud

O. Revere, idolize

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Multiple Choice

1. Medicine refers to the practice concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through:

A. Study, prediction, hypothesis
B. Study and experiments
C. Study, diagnosis, and treatment
D. Observation, hypothesis, and approbation

2. Another word for “Doctor” is:

A. Physicist
B. Physician
C. Pharmacist
D. Scientist

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3. The following are sub-branches of the medicine field except:

A. Cardiology
B. Itchyology
C. Neurology
D. Sports medicine

4. Doctors receive ________ to study and practice medicine.

A. Specious
B. Apocryphal
C. Animism
D. Approbation

5. The earliest type of medicine in most cultures was the use of

A. Dirt and water
B. Rubbing alcohol
C. Plants, herbs and animal parts
D. None of the above

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True or False

Choose whether each statement is true or false and write your answer in the space provided.

1. ____ Within the medicine field, there are various specialties

2. ____ Human societies have had various different systems of health care practice since at least the beginnixng of recorded history.

3. ____ Shamanism is a neurological disorder.

4. ____ Honesty is vital to the doctor-patient relationship, even when bad news is being delivered.

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True or False

Choose whether each statement is true or false and write your answer in the space provided.

5. ____ The field of medicine remains constant and has few changes in practice or new theories.

6. ____ Equivocation is an essential skill in a doctor-patient relationship.

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Short Answer

1. Discuss some of the early types of medicine and beliefs that were practiced

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2. Explain the Doctor-patient relationship and why it is vital.

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3. Who can practice medicine and what is necessary to do so?.

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4. Why is the practice of medicine so essential to our society?

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Reading Questions

1. What is the writer’s main idea?

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2. What example supports the writer’s main idea?

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3. How does the example help the writer’s argument?

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4. What do you think about the story?

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The American Red Cross HS SAT

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The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross, headquartered in Washington D.C., is an aid organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and education within the United States. It is part of a larger organization called the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which has branches worldwide.

There is nothing boring or banal about disasters; and although many insensitive people may show apathy towards helping others suffering damages from natural disasters, the Red Cross is everywhere and makes sure to help those in need.

The American Red Cross is not a taciturn organization. They are impartial and respond to wherever there is need. There is a common metaphoric and pithy phrase that the Red Cross is a giant first aid kit.

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In addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross also offers services in five other areas: community services for the poor; aid and support for the military and their families; the collection, processing, and distribution of lifesaving blood; educational programs promoting health and safety; and international relief and development programs.

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The American Red Cross is governed by volunteers and supported by community donations. It is divided nationwide into 800 chapters, each dedicated to saving lives and helping people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Annually, more than one million Red Cross volunteers assemble relief efforts for families affected by disasters, train almost twelve million people in lifesaving skills, and exchange more than a million emergency messages for U.S. military service.

Annually, more than one million Red Cross volunteers assemble relief efforts for families affected by disasters, train almost twelve million people in lifesaving skills, and exchange more than a million emergency messages for U.S. military service.

The Red Cross is also the largest supplier of blood and blood products to more than 3,000 hospitals across the nation. Those statistics are not sarcasm or a hyperbole.

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The Red Cross also assists victims of international disasters and conflicts throughout numerous locations worldwide. The American Red Cross supplies about 44% of the donated blood in the United States.

In December of 2004, the American Red Cross finished building their largest blood processing facility in the United States, located in Pomona, California on the campus grounds of the California State Polytechnic University. Each year, the American Red Cross makes immediate responses to more than 70,000 disasters, including house or apartment fires (the leading cause of disaster responses), hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous material spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural or man-made disasters.

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Oftentimes when disaster strikes, chaos can break out and acquisitive individuals begin looting (a jargon or an euphemism for robbing, stealing, and plundering).

Although the American Red Cross is not a government agency, its authority to provide disaster relief was formalized in 1905, when the Red Cross was chartered by Congress. The succinct charter, which is not laconic or concise by any means, is not only a grant of power, but also an order of duties and obligations to the nation, to disaster victims, and to the people who support its work with their donations. The American Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people’s immediate emergency disaster-caused needs.

When a disaster strikes or threatens to do so, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and mental health services which are congruent with the basic of human needs. The broad spectrum of services provided by the American Red Cross resulted in the charter being anything but terse.

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In addition to these services, the core of Red Cross disaster relief is the assistance given to individuals and families affected by disasters in order to enable them to resume their normal daily activities independently.

You can help the Red Cross by doing your part even by doing simple things such as donating food that you find bland or don’t eat, or by donating the clothes that you might find to be prosaic, plain, and/or hackneyed and don’t wear. Everyone has trite clothing that can be given away to help out those in need. You can also help by donating blood.

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There is such a great and constant need for blood that it is somewhat of an enigma, leading many puzzled people to wonder why more people don’t donate blood. It’s almost ironic that there is blood available in every person yet it is not easily obtained from able people.

If you feel that your daily routine is too tedious, ordinary, or insipid, you can change your life by becoming a volunteer. By doing such simple things, one can make such a tremendous difference in the lives of others.

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Vocabulary

Match each word in the left column with a description in the right column that best matches its meaning

1. ____ Apathy

2. ____ Insensitive

3. ____ Congruent

4. ____ Concise

5. ____ Impartial

6. ____ Laconic

7.____ Succinct

A. Matching, similar, harmonious

B. Purism, A sugar coated expression

C. Satire, sarcasm, contrariness

D. Cold, distant, quiet, introverted

E. Riddle, puzzle

F. Indifference, lack of concern

G. Pithy, concise, laconic

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8. ____ Taciturn

9. ____ Pithy

10. ____ Terse

11. ____ Acquisitive

12. ____ Enigma

13. ____ Euphemism

14. ____ Hyperbole

15. ____ Irony

H. Exaggeration, overstatement

I. Brief, succinct, terse

J. Condensed, curt, succinct

K. Callous, tactless, numb

L. Neutral, unbiased

M. Economical, curt, to the point

N. Short, brief

O. Greedy, avaricious

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Match each word in the left column with a description in the right column that best matches its meaning

16. ____ Malapropism

17. ____ Jargon

18. ____ Metaphoric

19. ____ Puzzled

20. ____ Sarcasm

21. ____ Banal

22. ____ Bland

A. Monotonous, uninteresting

B. Average, common, regular

C. Banal, characterless, mundane

D. Trite, stale, worn-out

E. Slang, terminology, language

F. Simple, basic, pure

G. Insipid, tasteless, featureless

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23. ____ Boring

24. ____ Hackneyed

25. ____ Insipid

26. ____ Ordinary

27. ____ Plain

28. ____ Prosaic

29. ____ Tedious

30. ____ Trite

H. Corny, unoriginal, Clichéd

I. Symbolic, allegorical

J. Dull, uninteresting, flavorless

K. Humorous or ludicrous misuse of words

L. Perplexed, baffled, bewildered

M. Irony, mockery, cynicism

N. Commonplace, dull

O. Tedious, unexciting

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Multiple Choice

1. The American Red Cross is headquartered in.

A. Paris.

B. Houston.

C. New York.

D. Washington D.C.

2. The American Red Cross provides:

A. Emergency assistance.

B. Disaster relief.

C. Education.

D. All of the above.

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3. The American Red Cross is part of the International Federation of Red Cross and __________ Societies.

A. A. Red Moon.

B. B. Red Crescent.

C. C. Blue Cross.

D. D. Red Croissant.

4. The American Red Cross is divided nationwide into _________ chapters:

A. A. 50.

B. B. 80.

C. 900.

D. 10,000.

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5. The American Red Cross is the largest supplier of __________ to more than 3,000 hospitals across the nation.:

A. Medical Clothes.

B. Blood.

C. Emergency vehicles.

D. Doctors.

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True or False

Choose whether each statement is true or false and write your answer in the space provided.

1. ____ The Federation of Red Cross has branches worldwide, not just in the United States.

2. ____ The American Red Cross is a taciturn organization.

3. ____ The Red Cross is governed by volunteers and supported by community donations.

4. ____ The American Red Cross supplies about 90% of the donated blood in the United States.

5. ____ The American Red Cross’s largest blood processing facility in the U.S. is located in New York.

6. ____ The American Red Cross makes immediate responses to over 70,000 disasters a year.

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Short Answer

1. How does the Red Cross offer disaster relief?

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2. What services other than disaster relief does the Red Cross offer?.

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3. What incidents often require assistance from the Red Cross and what is the leading cause of disaster responses?.

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4. What are some ways in which you can help the Red Cross?.

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Reading Questions

1. What is the writer’s main idea?

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2. What example supports the writer’s main idea?

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3. How does the example help the writer’s argument?

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4. What do you think about the story?

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