Excerpt from Javier Wants to Change the Future
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2 A high-school hallway in which a banner reading “Only you can change the future!” hangs. Framed photographs adorn the wall. JAVIER enters the stage in a wheelchair and looks pensively at the photographs, examining each one.
3 SAMANTHA enters stage behind Javier and smiles when she sees him.
4 Samantha: What are you contemplating, Javier?
5 Javier: The quintessential purpose of high school—belonging. I'm also contemplating the fact that I’m not in any of these pictures, which means that I don't belong.
6 SAMANTHA smiles and looks encouragingly toward her friend.
7 Samantha: You should be thankful you're not in those pictures, since everyone in them is phony.
8 SAMANTHA points to a photograph of boys dressed in matching outfits and helmets.
9 Samantha: Would you look at the football team? This picture is supposed to show the most admired boys in school, but in this picture they look—well—adolescent.
10 Javier: They look like a team, and I don’t feel like part of a team—I don’t feel like part of anything.
11 Samantha: You and I are friends, correct?
12 JAVIER nods his head in concurrence.
13 Samantha: That means you’re a part of this friendship.
14 JAVIER spins his chair and examines the pictures again.
15 Javier: Nevertheless, our friendship does not provide me with a photograph on the wall. I want to be featured in the yearbook, Samantha! I want to be captain or president or MVP; however, that's nearly impossible because I can’t score a touchdown, or slam dunk, or hit a homerun.
16 Samantha: I can’t do any of those things either; however, I can debate, and I'm also the treasurer of the foreign language club. Why don’t you join the debate team or the academic decathlon? In fact, you could join countless extracurricular activates at the school, such as chess club, audio-visual club, and the chorus.
17 Javier: Your suggestions seem helpful, but I doubt they would work because I can’t play chess, work any audio-visual equipment, or sing.
18 SAMANTHA sighs with exasperation, and leans her head on the wall causing one side of the banner to loosen and fall to the ground. SAMANTHA picks up the fallen end of the banner.
19 Samantha: Javier, will you give me a boost?
20 JAVIER nods his head and SAMANTHA climbs on JAVIER’s chair. JAVIER holds SAMANTHA’s legs as she stretches and re-sticks the banner to the wall.
21 JAVIER: (JAVIER rolls his chair backward and reads the banner.) Look!
22 SAMANTHA and JAVIER: (They read in unison.) Only you can change the future!
23 Samantha: That banner is advertising Kenneth Mason's bid to become class president again. It's a shame we all know the incumbent will win since he's running unopposed. Nothing will actually change if no one is willing to make it change.
24 JAVIER remains facing the sign, looking thoughtfully toward it.
25 Javier: I want to participate in the election, Samantha. I want to lead our classmates and show them that I can be part of something important.
26 Samantha: Javier for president! I think that will make a wonderful banner of its own. We will get working on that and the rest of your campaign tonight.
26 The bell rings and students pour into the hallway. SAMANTHA and JAVIER become lost in the crowd, but they are smiling.
Which prediction about Scene 2 is BEST supported by the evidence in Scene 1?
A) Samantha will help Javier as he campaigns for class president.
B) Javier will begin working on the sidelines with the football team.
C) Javier will join the chess club, audio-visual club, and the chorus.
D) Samantha and Javier will add their own pictures to the hallway wall.
The Answer is D
Explanation:The main purpose of the banner is to convince students to vote for a certain candidate. Samantha says the banner is hanging to promote Kenneth Mason for class president. After Javier reads the banner, he decides that he too wants to run for office in his school.
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2. A (not completely sure)
5. C (only one that makes sense)
Babur was a conqueror from Central Asia who managed to lay the foundations for the Mughal dynasty in 1526, in the Indian subcontinent. He managed to conquer Northern India, and century and a half later, his successors expanded his empire to whole Indian subcontinent.
2. Correct answer is: A) Islamic expansion into India was facilitated by both Islamic merchants and conquerors.
Islamic merchants spread Islamic religion and culture through trade, and later, with the arrival of Islamic Sultans, Islamic expansion was induced through military conquest in certain areas. Islamic expansion was rapid in India, because it did not encounter much resistance.
3. Correct answer is: D) Muslim armies carried their faith west across the top of the entire continent.
With the expansion of Islam in the 7th century AD, Muslim conquerors managed to spread Islam in North Africa, across Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal), and the Near East. With the decline of The Byzantine Empire, Islam gained ideal conditions for rapid expansion.
4. Correct answer is: A) Military conquests by the Arab Empire and traders of Islamic faith were the primary means for spreading Islam to Africa, Europe, and Asia.
By using all the available means, Islam managed to be widely accepted, from Indonesia to Spain, especially because it was tolerant religion and even non-Arabian people could achieve high positions (even the title of Grand Vizier, the right hand of Sultan).
5. Correct answer is: A) It tolerated a diverse population.
Islam, being a tolerant religion, was not enforced, but people that accepted this religion had more favorable position in the state. Islam accepted different religions and cultures that influenced its development.
2. This is how European powers responded to Islamic expansion: Europeans viewed the spread of Islam as a threat, and actively worked to stop it.
3. The significance of the battle at Poitiers in France in 732 CE was that it showed that Europeans were unwilling to allow further Islamic expansion into Europe.
4. Considering this excerpt written by the Arab geographer Yakut in the 13th century what Islamic Baghdad did at that time was It tolerated a diverse population.
5. The Islamic Empire impact the areas it ruled when Many people in lands subject to Muslim rule adopted Islam.
6.This statement best describes Islam's spread from the 7th century through the 17th century: Military conquests by the Arab Empire and traders of Islamic faith were the primary means for spreading Islam to Africa, Europe, and Asia.
7. In the 11th century, CALIPHS brought Islam to India. Caliphs is the term used to identify the person who is the religious successor of the prophet Muhammad ibn Abdullah.
8. The Mughal Empire was established by BABUR. The Mughal Empire was founded in 1526 and was dissolved in 1857.
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