Nonfiction Response

Apachai Bistro

Bibliography

Allen, Janet. "Dangerous Threat? No-Loving Pet." McDougal Littell Literature. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2008. 888-89. Print.



Allen, Janet. "Digging Up The Past." McDougal Littell Literature. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2008. 872-76. Print.



Allen, Janet. "How Do You Capture A Customer." McDougal Littell Literature. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2008. 914-17. Print.



Allen, Janet. "Should Wild Animals Be Kept As Pets." McDougal Littell Literature. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2008. 902-05. Print.



Allen, Janet. "SUPERCROC." McDougal Littell Literature. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2008. 848-52. Print.


Summary Of SuperCroc

My favorite article was called SuperCroc. It was about prehistoric crocodile that could eat about anything it wanted. The most interesting fact I thought was that it could grow

up to 40 feet long. The mega croc was rare on account of its monstrous appetite and

size.





Questions

Q.Where was the fossil of super croc found? Support your answer with details from the passage.

A.The SuperCroc was discovered in a dry region in the country of Niger. Referring to the article, the crew that unrevealed the 20 tons of fossils, awoke at 6:00 a.m. and worked for 12 hours in 125ºF weather. After four months of hard work the crew unrevealed a crocodile named the Sarcosuchus imperator, or “flesh crocodile emperor.”


Q.How long did they predict super croc could grow to be? Support your answer with details from the passage.

A.Based on research, scientists concluded the SuperCroc could grow to be approximately 40 feet long. The estimated weight was also approximately 10 tons. The Croc discovered was definitely the largest Croc ever discovered, hinting the name SuperCroc. In my opinion I believe a Croc’s skeleton will never be quite the size as the SuperCroc’s.


Q.When were the first Terra-cotta warriors discovered? Support your answer with details from the passage.

A.The Terracotta warriors were discovered in March 1974. The warrior fragments were discovered while digging a well near Xi’an in the central province of Shaanxi. Immediately after the fragments were discovered the authorities were notified, and a excavation of the area was scheduled. A grand total of 8,000 sculpted clay soldiers were discovered in the colossal archaeological discovery.


Q.About how long ago were pit bulls bred to fight with other dogs? Support your answer with details from the passage.

A.The article states Pit Bulls were bred to fight against other dog breeds more than 200 years ago. Pit Bulls are an impeccable breed for fighting. Pit Bulls fit the trait because of their aggression and determination. Ever since Pit Bulls began fighting more than 200 years ago, they have been well known for dogfighting. Dogfighting is illegal in the US, but there are many citizens in our country who commit the crime. Although, there are Pit Bulls who are very gentle with traits including loyalty, friendliness, and the desire to please. Overall, Pit Bulls are probably the #1 breed for dogfighting in the world.



Themes

SuperCroc=Long hard work pays off, and don't give up.


Dangerous Threat-No Loving Pet=Different people have different thoughts on different matters, and that there are different sides to stories.


Digging Up The Past=The past can be interesting, but it can also be hard to find.


Should Wild Animals Be Kept As Pets=Some things are not meant to be pets, and that wild animals take extreme care.


How To Capture A Customer=Different people like different things, and some things can be for different people.

Inferences

1.I can infer the fossil search team didn't give up because they were tenacious and determined to meet their goal.



2.I can infer since the Terracotta statues were found at different years, the underground ruins are huge.


3.I can infer since people have different opinions on bulldogs, they can have different personalities.


4.I can infer since different commercials are meant for different audiences, they have different music and pictures.


5.I can infer that since the bones of super croc are huge, it was a monster of a crocodile.


6.I can infer the builders of the Terracotta warriors were great artists, because the statutes are very detailed.


7.I can infer housing wild animals is a bad idea, because of all the requirements and dangers.


8.I can infer bulldogs can both be nice and mean, because people have found bulldogs to be dangerous and loving.


9.I can infer wild animals are dangerous, because they have injured many people trying to house them.