Friday, August 16, 2013

FIVE new scrambled paragraphs

Answers are below the exercises.

Monarchs must reach their destination before it gets too cold or else they risk death.

_____ (Q) Furthermore, Monarch larvae's only food source—milkweed—has been destroyed by people who consider it a harmful weed. 

_____ (R) Much of their spring and summer habitat in the U.S. has been ruined by new roads, housing developments, and expanding agriculture. 

_____ (S) But cold weather is far from their greatest threat. 

_____ (T) Pesticides and herbicides also threaten milkweed, nectaring plants on which the adults feed, and the monarchs themselves.

_____ (U) Habitat destruction and harm to their food sources imperil this phenomenal migration.

The human body regulates temperature by keeping a tight balance between heat gain and heat loss.

_____ (Q) Normal core temperature at rest varies between 36.5 and 37.5 °Celsius (°C), which is 97.7 to 99.5 °Fahrenheit (°F). 

_____ (R) The hypothalamus responds to various temperature receptors located throughout the body and makes physiological adjustments to maintain a constant core temperature.

_____ (S) This normal core temperature is regulated by the hypothalamus (in the brain), which is often called the body’s thermostat. 

_____ (T) Humans regulate heat generation and preservation to maintain internal body temperature or core temperature. 

_____ (U) Your temperature regulation system is more analogous, however, to the operation of a home furnace, as opposed to the function of an air conditioner.

In the 10 years following the unveiling of The Night Watch, Rembrandt's overall artistic output diminished drastically and he produced no painted portraits; either he received no portrait commissions or he stopped accepting such commissions.

_____ (Q) It has, therefore, been put forth that Rembrandt's crisis may have been purely an artistic one: that he had seen his methods stretched to their practical limits.

_____ (R) Speculation about what happened after The Night Watch has contributed to the "Rembrandt myth," according to which the artist became largely misunderstood and was ignored.

_____ (S) There is also no evidence that he was ever "ignored," although he was often the target of his contemporary critics' barbs.

_____ (T) Often also blamed for Rembrandt's supposed downfall are the death of his wife and the supposed rejection of The Night Watch by those who commissioned it. 

_____ (U) But modern research has found no evidence that the painting was rejected or that Rembrandt experienced deep devastation upon his wife's death.

Prior to 1760 the manufacture of textiles occurred in the home, by people who gave part of their time to it.

_____ (Q) It was a tedious process from raw material to finished product. 

_____ (R) Next, it was spun into thread which was woven into cloth.

_____ (S) In the case of woolen cloth, the wool had to be sorted, cleaned and dyed. 

_____ (T) Subsequent processes were performed upon the cloth to change the texture or the color of the woolen cloth. 

_____ (U) Then the wool was carded and combed.

An eye-level angle is the one in which the camera is placed at the subject’s height, so if the actor is looking at the lens, he won’t have to look up or down.

_____ (Q) They often have no dramatic power whatsoever, thus they are ideal for romantic comedies and news casting.

_____ (R) Low angles are captured from a camera placed below the actor’s eyes, looking up at him.

_____ (S) In a high angle, conversely, the camera is above the subject, looking down, so this position makes characters look weak, submissive, or frightened. 

_____ (T) Eyelevel shots are incredibly common because they are neutral.

_____ (U) Low angles make characters look dominant, aggressive, or ominous.

Answers are below:


Monarchs ----------> 4,3,1,5,2     Q=4, R=3, S=1, T=5, U=2

Thermoregulation -------> 3,5,4,2,1

Rembrandt -------> 5,1,4,2,3

Textiles -----> 1,4,2,5,3

Camera angles -----> 2,3,5,1,4