Linking Paragraphs Nonfiction 1

Linking Paragraphs Nonfiction 1
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Lesson 8A: Linking Paragraphs Nonfiction 1 Quiz
Question #1: Long ago, there was no TV, telephones, computers, and no one had a radio. There were very few newspapers. One way that people got the news was from a town crier, who walked through the streets, adorned in a red and gold robe with a triangular hat. If something special happened, the town crier beat a drum or rang a bell. People would run toward him to hear the news.

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Question #2: Thomas Rockwell wrote a famous children’s fiction book called How to Eat Fried Worms. His book was about a boy who accepted a bet that he could eat 15 worms in 15 days. Rockwell thought about eating a worm if his book got published; but somehow, he never found the time. However, Rockwell talked to a doctor about worms because he wondered if they were safe to eat. The doctor said that worms were good for people to eat and were actually nutritious!

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Question #3: In the Greek language rhino means “nose." The Greek word within the English word rhinoceros means that this animal has a big nose! Other English words have rhino in them, too. A rhinovirus affects your nose; this virus is what people get when they have a cold.

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Question #4: Not everyone follows the same customs and visitors who do not know a particular custom may seem rude. In Japan, people remove their shoes before entering a temple. They do not let their feet touch the floor and they step directly onto a mat called a tatami, which covers the floor. Tatamis are made from straw. They are also popular in Japanese tea ceremonies. In Japanese homes, the mat is considered a “guest” mat and is placed in a special room. Here, guests are given a unique welcome, making them feel special. They are permitted to rejoice with the family as they sit and relax together. The tatami mat makes a room a truly sacred place.

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Question #5: Clothes keep you warm because clothes trap air. The air is trapped between your clothing and body. Your body gives off heat and warms the trapped air. Then the heat from your body and trapped air cannot escape into the outside air. This keeps you from losing body heat. Snow also traps lots of air. A person who is lost in the winter storm will dig a hole. The snow hole, which has trapped air, keeps the person warmer. Garages also trap air. That is why during the winter, the inside of the garage is warmer than the outside air. This is because the inside of the garage has lots of trapped air!

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Question #6: Coober Pedy is a small mining town in the southern part of Australia, where the town specializes in mining the opal gemstone. The temperature there is usually 100 degrees or higher in the summer. To escape the heat, some people have made their residences in old mines to escape the daytime heat. They have also built their homes by carving out caves into the hillsides. Many churches have been built underground as well.

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Question #7: Most people sleep during the night but many wild creatures do not. These animals who are active at night and sleep during the day are nocturnal animals. Most have a keen sense of hearing, smell, or eyesight, which enables them to avoid predators. Some moths are nocturnal for this reason. Mice also do much of their roaming at night because it is harder for foxes to hunt them in the dark. When otters live near people, they are more active at night while the people sleep. A dragonfly has enhanced night vision, where they can catch their prey in the evening. Their nocturnal nature also saves them from being another animal’s prey during the day.

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Question #8: Governments make laws when a community needs them. Sometimes laws made in the past seem silly today. For example, it was not lawful to tickle a girl in Norton, Virginia. If you went to Maine, you needed to be sure to tie your shoelaces because was against the law to have them undone. And do not sneeze on trains in West Virginia because if you sneeze, even politely, you would have been breaking the law. And in North Dakota, no one can be arrested on the Fourth of July, a holiday that is commonly known there as “Five Finger Discount Day.”

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Question #9: Stegosaurus was an interesting looking dinosaur. It was a very large dinosaur that had large plates shaped like triangles along its back. However, Stegosaurus had a very small head. Stegosaurus also had weak jaws with no teeth in the front of its jaws. It could not tear through tough skin, so Stegosaurus ate the vegetation it found on the ground.

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Question #10: It was the year 1903, and cars were still a pretty new product. They did not look the way they do today. For example, when it rained, drivers could not see through the windshield. Instead, they had to lean their heads out of the window while they drove. That gave Mary Anderson an idea. Her invention, the windshield wiper, solved the rain problem and kept drivers dry.

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Question #11: The earliest people did not have numbers. They probably knew that there were more of some things than others. But people wanted to keep track of what they had, like the number of sheep or spears they had. At first, people made marks on a stick or wall to count things. Later, they invented symbols for different amounts. We call these numbers.

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Question #12: If you ever looked closely at a five-dollar bill, you will find tiny red and blue fibers are all over the paper. If you hold the bill up to the light, you will see a picture called a watermark. Each bill also has a number that sparkles and changes color. Another number is so small that you need a magnifying glass to read it. All these things make U.S. paper money hard to copy.

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Question #13: About 300 years ago, sewing was a school subject for girls. In those days, there were no stores, so women and girls sewed all their own clothes. Therefore, girls needed to learn to make different kinds of decorative stitches. They practiced their cross-stitch designs on a piece of cloth called a sampler. As the girls practiced on it, they perfected their stitches to make unique designs. Some samplers had stitched pictures of flowers, animals, or daily scenes. Other samplers included sayings, rhymes, and verses from the bible.

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Question #14: Each state in the US has a nickname. For example, New Hampshire is called the Granite State because its major resource is granite, a kind of rock. The nickname for Washington is the Evergreen State because it has lots of evergreen trees. Florida is often called the Sunshine State due its abundance of sunshine.

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Question #15: Many traditions have been passed along for centuries. One ritual was invented to help children with the trauma of losing a baby tooth. In today’s US homes, many young children believe in the “tooth fairy.” Other countries around the world have similar traditions. For instance, children in Greece toss their baby teeth onto the roof of their home to bring good luck and a healthy replacement tooth. In both Spain and France, a make-believe mouse replaces teeth left under a pillow with a with a gift, cash, or sweets. In Argentina, kids place their teeth in a glass of water and a magic mouse drinks the water, takes the tooth, and leaves a small gift inside the empty glass. Throughout Central Asia, it's traditional to put the tooth into some fat and feed it to a dog. This is done because children want their grown-up tooth to be as strong as the dog's tooth. Regardless of each country’s tooth tradition, baby teeth customs continue to bring joy to our young children.

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Question #16: Japan is a very polite nation, and their fondness for etiquette extends to mealtime with their use of chopsticks. According to Japanese custom, it is considered ill-mannered to play with or stab food with chopsticks, since they should only be used for eating. You are also expected to use the opposite outside end of your chopsticks to share food on a plate. Using the end that touches your mouth is extremely offensive and also spreads germs.

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Question #17: If you make plans with a friend and you arrive late, it is considered rude. But the opposite etiquette exists in Venezuela. If you are invited over to someone’s home for a meal, it is recommended that you arrive 10 to 15 later than the requested time. Early or on-time guests are viewed as being rude!

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Question #18: In 1874, Christopher Shoals invented today’s typewriting QWERTY keyboard. Unfortunately, the keys were prone to jamming; hence, Shoals designed the keyboard to slow typists down by placing the most commonly used letters far apart. So, at least it makes you feel like your hunt-n-peck typing isn't your fault!
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