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Reading Contest #1
Posted 06 April 2007 - 12:36 PM
Posted 06 April 2007 - 12:41 PM
I'm so glad I'm out. I suck so horribly at unscrambling words, it's not even funny. My brain just doesn't work that way.
Yeah, I'm totally the same.
Team Discovery Channel still rules, tho!
Woohoo! *highfives and chest butts Icy* I'm glad my brain's not the only one.
You guys do rule! I hope you come back for the next one.
I'm kind of competitive, so yeah, it might happen.
Posted 06 April 2007 - 12:51 PM
But that would defeat the purpose of having you guys frequently check the Book Club for contest updates (and hopefully in the process getting lured into other cool threads while you're here). I'm running a business here.
Yes but you see if i had known that I was entered properly I would pop into here ... but because I didnt know I didnt come in ...
Posted 06 April 2007 - 01:25 PM
The correct answers were:
1) Roquefort, Limburger, Cheddar
2) Giggling, Hammerman, Willowware
3) E: Human society will survive despite the serious threat of total annihilation.
Two teams were completely correct in all their answers, and they are:
Dave Dark and Undome
Copper and Kung Fu Jawa
Congrats guys! The final, winner take all, task will be up soon. Perhaps very soon, perhaps not.
Posted 06 April 2007 - 01:51 PM
But man is not destined to vanish. He can be killed, but he cannot be destroyed, because his soul is deathless and his spirit is irrepressible. Therefore, though the situation seems dark in the context of the confrontation between the superpowers, the silver lining is provided by amazing phenomenon that the very nations which have spent incalculable resources and energy for the production of deadly weapons are desperately trying to find out how they might never be used. They threaten each other, intimidate each other and go to the brink, but before the total hour arrives they withdraw from the brink.
The main point from the author's view is that:
A) Man's soul and spirit can not be destroyed by superpowers.
B )Man's destiny is not fully clear or visible.
C) Man's soul and spirit are immortal.
D) Man's safety is assured by the delicate balance of power in terms of nuclear weapons.
E) Human society will survive despite the serious threat of total annihilation.
The passage mentions nothing about any sort of balance or how that saves us. It says that they threaten each other, and intimidate, but withdraw from the brink. So it cannot be D.
Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I'm not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose letter A.
So it's E.
Edited by Kung Fu Jawa, 06 April 2007 - 01:56 PM.