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Shmoop Questions:

 

1. What's the meaning of the statement "You can think of them as building blocks"?  5th Grade Science 

A) The author is a builder.
B) All atoms look like building blocks.
C) Matter is made similarly to how things are built.
D) Atoms are used as the structure that creates and holds matter together.

 


 

2. Which of the following is a good technique to diffuse anger? 8th Grade Health

 

A) Take a few deep breaths until you've calmed down. 

B) Kick the wall, the door, the cat…anything that will put up a fight.

C) Write an angry rant on Facebook or Instagram for all to see.

D) Yell at the first person that crosses your path. 

 


 

3. How can √-1 be rewritten using i? Algebra II Semester A 

A) -1 
B) - i
C) i
D) None of these options is correct

 


 

4. Bonus College Question — Business Communication

This course has been recommended for ACE CREDIT®, which means it is considered for credit at thousands of colleges and universities across the country. For more information, click here.

Theoria regarding company policies is closely aligned with:

A) Relationship-building.

B) Consensus-building.

C) Transparency.

D) Communication.

 

 

Shmoop Answers:

 

1. What's the meaning of the statement "You can think of them as building blocks"? 5th Grade Science 

A) The author is a builder.
B) All atoms look like building blocks.
C) Matter is made similarly to how things are built.
D) Atoms are used as the structure that creates and holds matter together.

Answer: D) Atoms are used as the structure that creates and holds matter together.
"Building blocks" is used to relate to the atoms as the structural bond which holds different states of matter together.

 


 

2. Which of the following is a good technique to diffuse anger? 8th Grade Health

 

A) Take a few deep breaths until you've calmed down. 

B) Kick the wall, the door, the cat…anything that will put up a fight.

C) Write an angry rant on Facebook for all to see.

D) Yell at the first person that crosses your path. 

 

Answer: A) Take a few deep breaths until you've calmed down.Two, twenty, a million, whatever; as many as it takes to get you in a rational state of mind.




 

3. How can √-1 be rewritten using i? Algebra II Semester A 

A) -1 
B) - i
C) i
D) None of these options is correct

Answer: C) i. The definition of i is √-1. It's i's raison d'être. (That's French. Look it up.)

 


 

4. Bonus College Question — Business Communication

This course has been recommended for ACE CREDIT®, which means it is considered for credit at thousands of colleges and universities across the country. For more information, click here.

Theoria regarding company policies is closely aligned with:

A) Relationship-building.

B) Consensus-building.

C) Transparency.

D) Communication.

 

Answer: C) Transparency. 

Theoria: Contemplation of the Way Things Are. 

When toddlers ask us why the sky is blue or why grown-ups have to go to work, they're actually engaging in theoria: the contemplation of why things are the way they are. And according to Aristotle, those little grommets are pursuing man's highest calling: seeking to understand the world around us.

Definitely something to keep in mind the next time our little nephew sucks us into another game of 2,000 Questions.

(BTW, for anyone interested in reading more on Aristotle and theoria, check out this article. Required reading? No. Intensely interesting? But of course.)

 

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