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The Phantom Tollbooth, Act 2
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- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt In the play, why does the Mathemagician call his pencil a "magic staff"? It shines like a flashlight. It gives him the power to be king. It can be used to solve problems. It can make demons disappear.
- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt In Act II, which item helps Milo rescue the princesses from the Castle-in-the-Air? the car the tollbooth the magic pencil the package of letters
- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt What is true about both King Azaz and the Mathemagician at the end of the play? They both want Rhyme and Reason to reign again. They both want numbers to be most important. They both want words to be most important. They both want Milo punished.
- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt According to King Azaz and the Mathemagician, why is Milo able to do the impossible in Act II of the play? He has Tock and Humbug to help him. He does not know that the task is impossible. He has learned a lot about math and numbers. He is dreamingm and anything can happen in a dream.
- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt Which sentence best explains how Milo has changed by the end of the play? He has learned to make friends more easily, He has become afraid of making mistakes. He has become bored and tired. He has learned to value time.
- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt Suppose that you are taking a walk in the woods. Which of the following would most likely be an obstacle to your movement. Base your answer on the meaning of obstacle. a boulder across the path sunlight peeking through trees a view of a lake from the hilltop a light breeze that rustles the leaves.
- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt Which of the following best shows the meaning of the word malicious? Jaime texted his sister, asking her to lend him money. Callie told a lie about the new boy to make him look foolish. Dante pleaded with the coach to let him play in Saturday's game. Elsa stirred and tasted the batter before adding more chocolate chips.
- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt If you and a friend make a compromise, what is most likely to happen? Base your answer on the meaning of compromise. You both get everything you want. Neither of you gets anything you expected. You get part of what you want and he get part of what he wants. Your friend gets all of what he wants, and you give up what you want.
- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt In the play, glittering numbers are dug up from a mine. What is this meant to show? that numbers need to be protected from thieves that numbers are as precious as jewels that numbers are not easy to find that numbers come from mines.
- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt Which comment by Dodecahedron best illustrates why numbers are dug from mines. Why, numbers are the most beautiful and valuable things in the world. That may be true, but it's completely accurate, as long as the answer is right, who cares if the question is wrong? We dig them and polish them right here, and then send them all over the world. It's completely logical. The more you want, the less you get, and the less you get, the more you have. Simple arithmetic, that's all.
- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt Milo meets demons in Act II, what do the demons and Milo's encounter with them most likely represent? people who are set in teir ways and cannot change and people who hate anyone who disagrees with them attitudes that waste time and weaken self-confidence and the struggles of young epople to learn and better themselves all the qualities that can be found in a sensible young man
- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt In the play, the Terrible Trivium makes the following statement to Milo: If you spend all your time doing only the easy and useless jobs, you'll never have time to worry about the important ones which are so difficult. What does his speech most clearly imply or suggest about human beings? People sometimes avoid difficult tasks by doing easy ones instead. People worry too much about the difficult tasks they must do. People have too many easy and useless jobs they must do. People need help figuring out which tasks are important.
- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt What is one important lesson that Milo learns by the end of the play? the importance of an education the worthlessness of time the value of persistence. the effects of pride.
- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt Which sentence best supports the important lesson Milo learns by the end of the play? He could be right. On the other hand, he could also be wrong. Does it make a difference or not? Just because you have a choice, it doesn't mean that any of them has to be right. Everyone is so sensitive about what he knows best. And, as you discovered, many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible.
- Multiple Choice Edit Please save your changes before editing any questions. 30 seconds 1 pt Sound effects are noises that are not made by the characters themselves. Which excerpt contains a stage direction that gives information about a sound effect? Senses Taker...Now, if you'll just tell me: [handing them a form to fill. Speaking slowly and deliberately}... Senses Taker...A circus of your very own. [CIRCUS MUSIC is heard. Milo seems to go into a trance]... Milo, Tock and Humbug...The Castle -in-th-Air! [They throw down their papers and run past him up the first few stairs.] [After a moment, Milo, Tock and Humbug join in laughing and the spells are broken]. Milo...There was no circus.
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The Phantom Tollbooth
Norton juster, everything you need for every book you read., tock quotes in the phantom tollbooth.
“When they began to count all the time that was available, (…) it seemed as if there was much more than could ever be used. ‘If there’s so much of it, it couldn’t be very valuable,’ was the general opinion, and it soon fell into disrepute. People wasted it and even gave it away. Then we were given the job of seeing that no one wasted time again,” he said, sitting up proudly. “It’s hard work but a noble calling. For you see”—and now he was standing on the seat, one foot on the windshield, shouting with his arms outstretched—“it is our most valuable possession, more precious than diamonds. It marches on, and tide wait for no man, and—”
Milo had never thought much about words before, but these looked so good that he longed to have some.
“Look, Tock,” he cried, “aren’t they wonderful?”
“They’re fine, if you have something to say,” replied Tock in a tired voice, for he was much more interested in finding a bone than in shopping for new words.
“That was all many years ago,” she continued; “but they never appointed a new Which, and that explains why today people use as many words as they can and think themselves very wise for doing so. For always remember that while it is wrong to use too few, it is often far worse to use too many.”
“‘Words and numbers are of equal value for, in the cloak of knowledge, one is warp and the other woof. It is no more important to count the sands than it is to name the stars. Therefore, let both kingdoms live in peace.’”
“Everyone was pleased with the verdict. Everyone, that is, but the brothers, who were beside themselves with anger.
“‘What good are these girls if they cannot settle an argument in someone’s favor?’ they growled, since both were more interested in their own advantage than in the truth.”
“In this box are all the words I know,” he said. “Most of them you will never need, some you will use constantly, but with them you may ask all the questions which have never been answered and answer all the questions which have never been asked. All the great books of the past and all the ones yet to come are made with these words. With them there is no obstacle you cannot overcome. All you must learn to do is use them well and in the right places.”
“No one paid any attention to how things looked, and as they moved faster and faster everything grew uglier and dirtier, and as everything grew uglier and dirtier they moved faster and faster, and at last a very strange thing began to happen. Because nobody cared, the city slowly began to disappear. Day by day the buildings grew fainter and fainter, and the streets faded away, until at last it was entirely invisible. There was nothing to see at all.”
“You see what a dull place the world would be without color?” he said, bowing until his chin almost touched the ground. “But what a pleasure to lead my violins in a serenade of spring green or hear my trumpets blare out the blue sea and then watch the oboes tint it all in warm yellow sunshine. And rainbows are best of all—and blazing neon signs, and taxicabs with stripes, and the soft, muted tones of a foggy day. We play them all.”
“Slowly at first, and then in a rush, more people came to settle here and brought with them new ways and new sounds, some very beautiful and some less so. But everyone was so busy with the things that had to be done that they scarcely had time to listen at all. And, as you know, a sound which is not heard disappears forever and is not to be found again.
“People laughed less and grumbled more, sang less and shouted more, and the sounds they made grew louder and uglier. It became difficult to hear even the birds or the breeze, and soon everyone stopped listening for them.”
“But it’s all my fault. For you can’t improve sound by having only silence. The problem is to use each at the proper time.”
“What a shame,” sighed the Dodecahedron. “[Problems are] so very useful. Why, did you know that if a beaver two feet long with a tail a foot and a half long can build a dam twelve feet high and six feet wide in two days, all you would need to build Boulder Dam is a beaver sixty-eight feet long with a fifty-one-foot tail?”
“Where would you find a beaver that big?” grumbled the Humbug as his pencil point snapped.
“I’m sure I don’t know,” he replied, “but if you did, you’d certainly know what to do with him.”
“That’s absurd,” objected Milo (…)
“That may be true,” he acknowledged, “but it’s completely accurate, and as long as the answer is right, who cares if the question is wrong? If you want sense, you’ll have to make it yourself.”
“How did you do that?” gasped Milo.
“There’s nothing to it,” they all said in chorus, “if you have a magic staff.” Then six of them canceled themselves out and simply disappeared.
“But it’s only a big pencil,” the Humbug objected, tapping at it with his cane.
“True enough,” agreed the Mathemagician; “but once you learn to use it, there’s no end to what you can do.”
“I hope you found what you were looking for.”
“I’m afraid not,” admitted Milo. And then he added in a very discouraged tone, “Everything in Digitopolis is much too difficult for me.”
The Mathemagician nodded knowingly and stroked his chin several times. “You’ll find,” he remarked gently, “that the only thing you can do easily is be wrong, and that’s hardly worth the effort.”
“But why do only unimportant things?” asked Milo, who suddenly remembered how much time he spent each day doing them.
“Think of all the trouble it saves,” the man explained, and his face looked as if he’d be grinning an evil grin—if he could grin at all. “If you only do the easy and useless jobs, you’ll never have to worry about the important ones which are so difficult. You just won’t have the time. For there’s always something to do to keep you from what you should really be doing, and if it weren’t for that dreadful magic staff, you’d never know how much time you were wasting.”
“I’m the demon of insincerity,” he sobbed. I don’t mean what I say, I don’t mean what I do, and I don’t mean what I am. Most people who believe what I tell them go the wrong way, and stay there, but you and your awful telescope have spoiled everything. I’m going home.” And, crying hysterically, he stamped off in a huff.
“It certainly pays to have a good look at things,” observed Milo as he wrapped up the telescope with great care.
“But what about the Castle in the Air?” the bug objected, not very pleased with the arrangement.
“Let it drift away,” said Rhyme.
“And good riddance,” added Reason, for no matter how beautiful it seems, it’s still nothing but a prison.”