Friday, February 14, 2014

The Westing Game Questions

Please type answers.  Use complete paragraphs in answering the questions.
1.  What do the majority of the participants think is the correct solution to The Westing Game?  Explain how they arrive at this conclusion.
2.  What does Turtle discover is the actual solution to The Westing Game?  Explain how she arrives at this conclusion.
3.  Why do you think Sam Westing created The Westing Game?  Why did he include Crow?  Why did he include Grace?
4.  What did you think of the book?  Explain why you liked or did not like it.  How does it compare to other mystery novels you have read?

The Longitude Prize: Chapter 7

1. Why were lunars favored over clocks at this time?  Explain the rationale.

2. Would you have awarded John Harrison the prize after the second trial?  Why or why not.

Due Wednesday, February 19.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Map of the Day: "How much snow it typically takes to close school in the U.S."

Something to ponder as we're getting our first real snow of the season tonight in Olympia.  More info here.

Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" at North Thurston High School

One of Agatha Christie's most famous plays, "The Mousetrap," will be performed February 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22 at North Thurston High School.  All shows start at 7:30 p.m.  Should be an excellent show!