English

Read the following passage
"I don't know anything," he said, "except that I'm beginning to be
sorry we bought that room for the children. If children are neurotic at all,
a room like that -"
"It's supposed to help them work off their neuroses in a healthful
way."
"I'm starting to wonder." He stared at the ceiling.
"We've given the children everything they ever wanted. Is this our
reward—secrecy, disobedience?"
"Who was it said, 'Children are carpets, they should be stepped on
occasionally'? We've never lifted a hand. They're insufferable—let's admit
it. They come and go when they like; they treat us as if we were offspring.
They're spoiled and we're spoiled."
"They've been acting funny ever since you forbade them to take the
rocket to New York a few months ago."
"They're not old enough to do that alone, I explained."
"Nevertheless, I've noticed they've been decidedly cool toward us
since."
"I think I'll have David McClean come tomorrow morning to have a look
at Africa."
"But it's not Africa now, it's Green Mansions country and Rima."
"I have a feeling it'll be Africa again before then."
A moment later they heard the screams.
Two screams. Two people screaming from downstairs. And then a roar of
lions.
"Wendy and Peter aren't in their rooms," said his wife.
He lay in his bed with his beating heart. "No," he said. "They've
broken into the nursery."
"Those screams—they sound familiar."
"Do they?"
"Yes, awfully."

In this passage, what is the first indication that the story takes place in the future?
the parents hearing a roar of lions
the parents denying their children the use of the rocket***
the parent's complaining about their children
the description of a room that can cure neuroses

What can you infer about the Hadley family based on the beginning of the passage?
They are well off financially***
They are careful with their money
They are considerate of each other
they are respectful of each other's privacy

Read the excerpt from the passage:
"I don't know anything," he said, "except that I'm beginning to be
sorry we bought that room for the children. If children are neurotic at all,
a room like that -"
"It's supposed to help them work off their neuroses in a healthful
way."
How are the children viewed in the society in which the Hadleys live, based on the excerpt?
as completely helpless
as mentally unstable***
as spiritually rewarding
as generally obedient

Which word best describes the way the parents act toward their children in this passage?
abusive
suspicious
appreciative
overprotective***

Which excerpt is an example of foreshadowing
he lay in bed with his beating heart
they're spoiled and we're all spoiled
I have a feeling it'll be Africa again before then***
they're not old enough to do that alone, I explained

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  1. Your answers are all good. The one bout the way the parents act toward their children is particularly subject to the reader's interpretation of such things as "overprotective". I might agree with you, but we may not be "correct" according to the test.

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  2. Ernin can you put all the answer here ! i REALLY need the help! -Erin

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  3. The answers are
    17. B
    18. A
    19. B
    20. D
    21. C

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  4. 17. The description of a room that can cure neuroses
    18. They have a lot of money
    19. as mentally unstable
    20. distrustful of
    21. "Hey lay in his bed with his beating heart"

    5/5 100% correct

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  5. thanks so mush but i just dont understand the last one

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  6. The last two are
    b. suspicious
    "those screams-they sound familiar"

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  7. this shii old

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  8. Read the excerpt from the passage:
    "I don't know anything," he said, "except that I'm beginning to be sorry we bought that room for the children. If children are neurotic at all, a room like that—"

    "It's supposed to help them work off their neuroses in a healthful way."

    From this excerpt, you can conclude that the society in which the family lives sees children as being (1 point)

    A.anxious and disturbed.

    B.helpless and innocent.

    C.respectful and obedient.

    D.lost and confused.

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