"…He told me his name was Jefferson
Johnson Stone, and I was awed
by the _____________ of the name coming from someone so
______________ in ________________. With a name like that, he
should own the world and stride the streets like a king," and not be
_____________ and living in a ______________ old house.
steeped, splendor, destitute, squalor, dilapidated
More:(Copy the sentence and guess the definition.)
1. Before you begin a test, always peruse the directions
from beginning to end.
2. The sounds of music emanated from a tinny phonograph.
3. The pungent smell of garlic filled the house.
4. Robert, trying to hide his friendship with Jeff, always took a circuitous route to his house.
5. The old man was so gaunt you could see his bones through his skin.
6. He looked big and scary; I knew he would be an intimidating adversary.
Here is some more vocabulary practice
for these words.
Here are a couple of crossword puzzles for these words!
scrutinize, assuage, rue, connotation/denotation (example), dignity, allay, pummel, assailant
1. What is a Canuck?
2. What other major language is spoken in the eastern part of Canada (Quebec)?
3. What is today's equivalent of the League of Nations?
4. Why is being laid off from one's job possibly more stressful than being fired?
5. What's a newsreel?
"Just to see if you were listening..."
1. What is a davenport?
2. Pepere is French for ___________ .
3. Noir is French for _________ .
4. What is a sonnet?
5. Name a state that would be considered New England.
6. Name a book/story by Jack London.
7. List two of the stereotypes that Robert (the narrator) thought of when he met Jefferson.
8. What do Jefferson's father and Robert's father have in common?
Crossword Puzzle and Worksheet.
1. From the list below pick five of the qualities that you look for most when deciding on a friend:
2. Give an example of a friend of yours and the qualities that make this person your friend.
3. Would you be willing to change anything about yourself in order to join a particular group? What?
4. What would you do if you had a friend who wasn’t accepted by your other friends?
5. What qualities make you not like a person/people? Be specific!
1. What is the analogy of the "melting pot"?
2. What causes prejudice? Ignorance? Revenge? Jealousy?
3. Should we have "race education"?