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Westing Games Ch. 5-10

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Chapter 5-9 The Westing Game Vocab Ch. 5 Questions Ch. 6 Vocabulary relinquish
afflicted
scrutiny
poise
purported
embalmed
reverence
appraise
mourning
monogram
aviator
invalid
convulsion
afflicted
morbid 1. Who was at the door greeting the beneficiaries at the Westing home?
2. In his coffin, Sam Westing is holding something in his hands. What is it?
3. Why is J.J. Ford surprised to see E.J. Plum in charge of the Westing estate?
4. What did the design on Sydelle Pulaski's dress remind Turtle of? jaunty
pompus
indignant
shrewd
wafted
inscrutable
pretentious
hors d'oeuvres
prattle
chiding
coiffure
abstention Chapter 6 The will: 1. Who are these 16 people in relation to Sam Westing? Why does this shock them?
2. In his will, Mr. Westing claims he did not die of natural causes. How did he die?
3. What must the potential beneficiaries do if they wish to to "strike it rich"?
4. Explain Mr. Hoo's comment, "The poor are crazy, the rich just eccentric."
5. The will: how many parts?
6. What do we find out about the characters? verified
eccentric
appalled
purported
slur
autopsy
embalmed
cremated
culprit
corrupt
reverence Chapter 7 Ch. 7 Vocabulary 1. Describe the room where the 16 heirs hear about the Westing game.
2. What was the object of the game?
3. Why was Chris happy to be selected to play the game?
4. What does each pair receive in order to play?
5. Who is Turtle paired with?
6. Why was Sandy so insistent that his
partner, Judge Ford, play the game? What is thump thump thump?
Why does turtle repeat purple dress? Vocabulary Chapter 7 Chapter 8 The Westing Game 8 Card tables 16 players teamed in pairs:
Madame Hoo & Jake Wexler
Turtle & F. Baumbach
Chris Theodorakis & Denton Deere
Sandy McSouthers & J.J. Ford
Grace Wexler & James Hoo
Crow & Otis Amber
Theo Theodorakis & Doug Hoo
Sydelle Pulaski & Angela Wexler. -Each player receives $10,000 & a set of clues 1. Describe the room the 16 heirs hear about the Westing Game.
2. What was the object of the game?
3. Why was Chris happy to be selected to play the game?
4. What does each pair receive in order to play?
5. Who is Turtle paired with?
6. Why was Sandy so insistent that his partner, Judge Ford, play the game? 1. How was Turtle able to make money from the blizzard?
2. What are many of the heirs trying to do during the snow storm?
3. What does J.J. Ford hope to do just once?
4. How did Sydelle Pulaski lose and why is it so important? rite
stint
inscrutable
pretentious incriminating
pool
divisive
wreak Clues Write down each character's clues. 1. Is Sydelle faking her limp?
Chris: FOR PLAIN GRAIN SHED
Turtle & Flora: GOOD GRACE FROM HOOD SPACIOUS
Grace & Mr. Hoo: FRUITED PURPLE WAVES FOR SEA
Doug & Theo: HIS N ON TO THEE FOR
2. What does Theo predict?
Judge Ford: SKIES AM SHINING BROTHER It's not what you have, it's what you don't have that counts. Chapter 9 Lost & Found Vocabulary defiant
uppity
jabbering
alibi
forfeit
dignity
buttressed
infirmity
wary
vindictive
paraphernalia Ch. 9 Quiz 1. Why is Turtle's mom being so nice to her before the party?
a) She loves her b)She wants her clues c) She wants to kill her d) She wants her dinner
2. What was happening at J.J. Ford's apartment that evening?
a) informal party b) dinner c) a murder d) reading of the will
3. What are some examples that Grace dislikes Turtle and favors Angela in this chapter?
4. What did judge Ford find out about Mr. Hoo over the phone?
a) he runs track b) he killed Sam Westing c) he claims Westing stole his idea for the disposable paper d) he wants to leave Sunset Towers The Paired Heirs Re-Read the will 11 Parts 1. What has somebody found in the 3rd floor balcony?
2. Why is Turtle's mom being so nice to her before the party? What are Turtle's thoughts?
3. What was happening at J.J. Ford's apartment that evening?
4. What does Turtle predict the next part of the will would read?
5.Give two examples from this chapter that Grace dislikes Turtle and favors her other daughter, Angela
6. What information does Judge Ford uncover that indicated James Hoo would not have liked Sam Westing? impeccable
wheedled
chiseled petrified
filigree legality
starred popeyed
presume
executor
adjacent
appalled
eccentric
dismay
cunning
reproached
uncanny flailed resented jaunty
pompus
indignant
shrewd
wafted
inscrutable
pretentious
hors d'oeuvres
prattle
chiding
coiffure
abstention
dialect
token
forfeit
jittery 2. Two Truths and a Lie 1. I co-owned a BBQ joint.
2. I have snorkeled off the Coast of Maui.
3. I have a 3 year old daughter. It's not what you have, it's what you don't have that counts.
-- Same Westing Will FOA
2/25/13 1. Finish Characterization and Prediction 3. Respond to this quote Ch. 10 Ch. 8 CH. 9 1. Why was Grace on time for Judge Ford's party when normally she would arrive late?
a)to not miss clues b)to not be fashionably late c)to see Turtle d)a&b

2. Why does Angela become upset when everyone continually asks about Denton?
a)she was mad at him b)she left him at home c)she feels people think she is nothing without him d)she feels jealous about him

3. What is Chris looking for when he watches the party guests' legs?
a)limpers b)bruises c)broken bones d)other handicapped people

4. Why does Angela rush into Judge Ford's kitchen? Who does she see?

5. Why is Sydelle disappointed that Angela changes her clothes? Ch. 10 Vocabulary prattle
paternal
embrace
humiliation
chiding
hobbled
coiffure
abstention
grimaced When reading a "whodunit" or murder mystery, you must be an active rather than passive reader. For example, an active reader would already be formulating an opinion as to who committed the murder. Who might be some of the most likely suspect at this point in the story? Defend your position Good name? Why? The Long Party Ch. 5-8 Open Book Quiz 1. Which Character is a snob and prejudice? How can you tell?
2. Which character goes out of the way to receive attention? What does the character do to receive attention?
3. Which character is constantly smiling? Why does the character do this?
4. Describe the Westing Game. What are the rules?
5. How is it evident that Sam Westing knew his heirs well?
6. How does what each heir records as their position disclose something about them? What assumptions do each of the pairs of heirs make of their clues? Prediction: Who stole Sydelle's notebook and why? wrenched
jabber
tidbits
opted
invalid
chiseled
careworn
muffled
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