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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Booze Sales and Violence

Article Link:  Booze Sales and Violence

After reading the article, please respond by giving us your opinion about one of the questions below.  Please use complete sentences.

 Is alcohol a devil water spurring our cities to violence?
Is it not a factor?
Or do you think it's one of many factors contributing to the bloodshed?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sleep-deprived teens take more risks

Article Link: Sleep deprived teens

After reading the article, please respond to the three questions.  Please use complete, grammatically correct sentences.

1.  How much sleep do you get per night?
 
2. Are you tired during the day from lack of sleep at night?
 
3. How much sleep do you think you need per night?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Math OGT Question

Question 1 (Number Sense)

The employees of a company will vote on two options for pay increases. The first option states that each employee will receive a $500 raise; the second option states that each employee will receive a 2% raise.

The table shows the annual salaries of the employees of the company.

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In your Answer Document, determine which option is likely to receive the most votes. Support your response by comparing the effects of each option on the given salaries.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Georgia parole board hears last-ditch appeal from death-row inmate

Article:  Death-Row Inmate

Please respond to the following questions:

1.  What are your feelings about the death penalty?

2.  Do you think the request for clemency should have been granted?

3.  How many hours are remaining until he is scheduled to be executed?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

'Toddlers & Tiaras' Controversy: Are they growing up too fast?

Article Link:  Toddler and Tiaras

After reading the article, please respond to the following questions:


1.  What age do you think is acceptable for these pageants?


2.  Do you agree with Juana Myers?  Why or why not?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Kenya Pipeline Explodes

Article Link: Kenya Pipeline Explodes

After reading the article, please respond to these questions.

1.  Why do you think people would engage in this risky behavior knowing the possible consequences?

2.  According to the article, what was the total number of deaths and people admitted to the hospital?

3.  Did you find anything interesting about the article?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

NYC Taxi Drivers Recall 9/11



After reading the article, please respond to the following questions:

1.   What is your initial reaction to the article?

2.   How many hours per day was Adler working during this time?

3.  What is the range of tourist spending in NYC from 2000 to 2010?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dog boom as China's attitudes on pets, palates change

Article Link:  DOG BOOM

After reading the article, please respond to the three questions below.

1.  What are your thoughts about eating dog meat?

2.  How many dogs are residents permitted to own?

3. What is the conversion rate from US dollars to Yuan?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Father accused of throwing son off boat says he was joking

Please read the article: Father Accused

After reading, respond to the three questions below.

1.  Why did the father throw his son overboard?

2.  Do you think the father is innocent? Explain.

3.  Let's assume that the boat could only hold 15,000 pounds.  If all passengers weighed the same, what would their maximum weight be?