Barney comprehension questions

Barney Comprehension Questions                               English 9

  1. What happened to Tayloe? Explain your reasoning.

The mouse killed tayloe

  1. Why does the spelling get so bad by the end of the journal?

Because the rat was spelling because he killed the other scientist

  1. On what grounds is Tayloe fired? How does the protagonist rationalize Tayloe’s dismissal? What is the real cause for his dismissal?

Tayloe was dismissed because they thought that he was trying to poision the rat. But really it was the rat.


Response Writing:  Scientific research is taking us in different and new directions everyday. What is your opinion on limitations placed on researchers and scientists? Should people be allowed to carry out research in private? Why or why not? Where should the line be drawn on projects such as genetic mutation, gene research, animal testing, human testing and other controversial research? Be sure to defend your position with real-life examples OR examples from the story.

I feel like people can test animals in private because they are testing how smart they are and a bunch of other things that will hopefully benefit.

A mountain journey

  1. His motivation for being in the woods was to get fur and do his job ( He was a trapper ).
  2. The reader knows the protagonist is in serious trouble when dave falls into the ice and doesn’t warm up his soggy wet clothes.
  3. He could have warmed up his wet clothes, he could have slept/rested, and he could have started a fire
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  5. The plot of the story was that dave was hiking a mountain 2 weeks before he should have been and that he should have waited the 2 weeks to go with someone.
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  1. Eternal – lasting or existing forever; without end or beginning.
  2. Immobility – inability to move or be moved.
  3. Opaque – Not able to see through
  4. Reverberation – prolongation of a sound
  5. Momentum – the impetus gained by a moving object.\
  6. Cadaverous – resembling a corpse in being very pale, thin, or bony.
  7. Congregated – gather into a crowd or mass.
  8. Inundations – an overwhelming abundance of people or things.
  9. Beggared – Reduce
  10. Filched – pilfer or steal (something, especially a thing of small value) in a casual way.

The Sea Devil

Sea Devils comprehension

  1. The Man liked the loneliness of the labor of it. It led to conflict with the ray because no one was around and he caught the ray in his net.
  2. – Him being alone at night
    – when the ray went into the net
  • When the stake broke
  1. The plot is located at the beginning when the Is in the garage getting the net and then when he is on dock. The complicated incident is when the “sea devil” gets stuck in the net and drags the man under the water because he has a noose tied around his wrist. The ray getting caught in the net. Don’t go fishing at night.

5-  he releases the fish because he wanted to see where it would go.




  1. Sullen- bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy.
  2. Weltering-move in a turbulent fashion
  3. Elemental – a part or aspect of something abstract, especially one that is essential or characteristic
  4. Sinewy- consisting of or resembling sinews
  5. Hoisted – raise (something) by means of ropes and pulleys
  6. Phosphorescence- light emitted by a substance without combustion or perceptible heat.
  7. Cordage – cords or ropes, especially in a ship’s rigging.
  8. Exhilaration – a feeling of excitement, happiness, or elation.
  9. Atavistic- relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral
  10. Centrifugal -moving or tending to move away from a center.
  11. Gauntly – extremely thin and bony; haggard and drawn, as from great hunger, weariness, or torture; emaciated
  12. Impeding- delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder.
  13. Tenaciously – with a firm hold of something; closely.
  14. Respite – a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.
  15. Equilibrium -a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced.
  16. Imminent- about to happen

All About Me – Myranda

My trip to Mexico
3 years ago I was told that I was going to Mayan Rivera Mexico.
I remember being so happy about going somewhere I haven’t been and wanted to go. Being told we were going was like bells going off in my head, I had Never been anywhere besides anywhere in Canada or The United states. I remember waiting along time to go to mexico because we planned it around September and were going in the summer. Finally the day had come where we were going to mexico. When we arrived at the airport to leave Vancouver we found a candy shop. There was giant candy bars, And mike and ike’s. When we were on the plane I remember being very anxious to be in this place I had been dreaming about for ages, and getting to go there and see every beautiful aspect of mexico. When we landed I remember looking out the window and seeing flames beside the runway and dead trees and grass everywhere. It honestly looked like it was all a joke the whole mexico is paradise thing. I immediately wanted to go home because it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. We then got out of the plane we went into the airport and I immediately saw that the signs indicating where to go where in Spanish Korean and then English. I then heard that everyone was talking in Spanish and not very many people were speaking English. When we got to the point of getting our passports checked by the ladies at security the one woman tried to speak to me in Spanish. My face immediately turned into a face of confusion, She then picked up that I knew very little Spanish such as please and thankyou. She then attempted English and did pretty well she asked if I had ever been to mexico and I responded no. After we passed the gates and exchanged our money we went into a bus where two guys were commentating and explaining things not to do in mexico.
When we arrived at the resort I realized that this is what I had been looking for in the images I had been looking at and dreaming about. When we got there they gave us some refreshing delicious drink to welcome us, Then they took us on a ride to our room on a speedy fast golf cart. I was surprised that the driver didn’t hit anyone. When we got to the room I noticed that the air in the room was way colder than the air outside. So when you left the room its like a wave of hot steaming humid air hits you. It like walking into a very hot cement wall. As soon as you walked into the sun it felt like your skin was burning off you and that u were melting in the humid air. After swimming in the pool all day and re-applying sun screen, I burned bad. My mom had to put after sun and aloe vera on my skin. It felt like putting cold yogurt all over your skin. If you touched it it felt like you were touching a pool of glue. The next day we woke up and went to the buffet. There was all different types of foods and they all smelt very different. i tried a bunch of foods that are normal things that us Canadians eat. But they all tasted different, The pancakes tasted like They had some kind of spice in them and the bacon tasted like as if it was under cooked. Chicken nuggets in mexico are made with the dark meat so that is just different but doesn’t taste different. Burgers tasted the same. Everyday I would have around 7 virgin strawberry margaritas which tasted like heaven was coming down upon you. They were slushy and flavorful and blended well. They also had entertainment shows at night. They had a lot of volunteering and then you voted on which person had done it better. Sadly the trip ended just as my sunburn did and we left feeling really sad. We all wished we got the 2 week pack.

The friday everything changed

The Friday everything changed.


  1. The boys were upet about the girls carrying the water bucket because that meant that they would skip class and that the teacher thought they were big and strong.
  2. The strategies that the boys used to pressure the girls to give in were not letting them play softball because they locked the teams with only boys for the whole week. The girls stuck together.
  3. A girls view in the class, were seeing this for the POV of the student. She thinks the teacher is nice, strict, kind hearted.
  4. During world war 2, they were more surprised by the girls getting the water then getting bombed by a plane. They all live with eachother in this little classroom throughout the day. This is a person vs person. The girls want to change that only the boys can carry the water bucket.
  5. Alma because she asked the question that changed the story
  6. Things are changing and the people are people.




  1. Galvanized – a metal coat with a protective layer of zinc
  2. Remotest – that’s its unlikely to occur
  3. Intoxicated – to be infatuated in something
  4. Ominous – Something unpleasant or threatening
  5. Supplementary – completing something
  6. Forlornly – Unhappy miserable
  7. Earnestly – sincere and intense
  8. Gloating – contemplate or dwell on one’s own success or another’s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure.
  9. Transfixed – Motionless in horror
  10. Pirouetting – Throwing a ball