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									                                             Ms. Czapski’s Fifth and Sixth Hour Ninth Grade English Classes


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                                    Introduction to Edward Bloor’s Tangerine
                                    Information Scavenger Hunt
       In the story Tangerine, Paul Fisher's family moves from Texas to Florida for a number of
reasons. The most important one seems to be so that Paul's older brother Erik can impress the
football scouts at some major universities. Indeed, most of what his parents do seems to be
part of what Paul calls "The Great Erik Fisher Football Dream." It is not that Paul is jealous.
He, too, possesses some tremendous athletic ability on the soccer field despite being legally
blind. But Erik is the favored son, indulged by parents, teachers, coaches, and friends, even
though Paul knows that Erik's behavior is less than perfect. The move to Tangerine, Florida,
might just open the eyes of everyone in the Fisher family.

  DIRECTIONS: Please use the attached information to correctly answer
   questions one through eleven, using complete sentences, which always
 include part of the question and clear explanation of the specific thing to
  which you refer. You may write your answers directly on this worksheet.
For questions one through eleven, please refer to the information from America’s Story
                                 from America’s Library: Florida.

1.) What is Florida’s nickname? _______________________________________________________

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2.) For what type of weather is Florida known? ___________________________________________

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3.) Who was the first European to explore Florida? ________________________________________

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4.) What was this European in search of? _______________________________________________

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5.) What Florida city is the oldest permanent European settlement in the continental United States?

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6.) What European nation founded this city, and in what year did they do so? _____________________

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7.) During what year did Florida officially earn statehood? __________________________________

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8.) What is Florida’s state flower? ____________________________________________________

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9.) What is Florida’s main export? _____________________________________________________

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10.) Between what two major bodies of water is the peninsula of Florida located? __________________

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11.) What is the capital of Florida? ____________________________________________________

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12.) TRUE or FALSE? Lightning never strikes in the same place twice. _________________________

12.) TRUE or FALSE? The Empire State Building is struck about 23 times in an average year. ________

14.) TRUE or FALSE? Lightning follows the most direct path to the ground. _____________________

15.) TRUE or FALSE? Rubber-soled shoes protect you from a lightning shock. ____________________

16.) TRUE or FALSE? Rubber tires on a car protect you from a lightning strike. __________________

17.) TRUE or FALSE? The metal body of an automobile conducts the current from lightning around you,
     to the ground, providing windows are rolled up and you are not touching the metal. Therefore, the
     metal body of an automobile protects you from a lightning strike.
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18.) Which of the following do you feel is most important? Please construct an eight sentences
    explanation for your answer: A.) Honesty in relationships, B.) Facing and overcoming fears, C.)
    Overcoming social and class distinctions, or D.) The need to be accepted in family and school
    Environments?
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19.) Many people say sports help build character in young people. What do you think? _______________

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20.) Do you think Male and Female Athletes should play on the same team? Please explain your answer.

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21.) Are Males and Female athletes treated differently? Please provide examples. _________________

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22.) Should people with visual handicaps be allowed to play sports in public school? Please provide reasons
     to back up your answer.
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23.) What do the following words and/or phrases mean to you? What is the first thought they bring to
     your mind?
                A.) Hauled it out to the curb: _____________________________________________

       B.) Swizzle stick: ___________________________________________________________

       C.) Evidence: _______________________________________________________________

       D.) Magnifying glass: _________________________________________________________

       E.) Dinnertime: _____________________________________________________________

       F.) Animal predator: _________________________________________________________

       G.) Snarling: _______________________________________________________________

       H.) sports goggles: __________________________________________________________

       I.) Clear and detailed: ________________________________________________________

       J.) Passenger window: ________________________________________________________

       K.) Baseball bat: ____________________________________________________________

       L.) Impossible speed: _________________________________________________________

       M.) Pedaled as hard as I could: _________________________________________________

       N.) I scrambled back up: ______________________________________________________

       O.) Ran in absolute terror: _____________________________________________________

Read the following news article about the drop in juice sales since the low-carbohydrate
 push, and, with one or two partners only, please write a radio commercial to encourage
   people to drink more citrus juice. Please be prepared to present this to the class.


           Citrus Growers Are Steamed
LAKELAND, Fla., Jan. 22, 2004

(AP) Tired of losing orange juice drinkers to low-carb diets, Florida's citrus growers are fighting back.

The state Department of Citrus has changed its marketing strategy to convince consumers that orange
juice can be compatible with the Atkins diet as well as the popular weight-loss plan pushed by television
talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw.

The department's lawyer also is reviewing legal options against some books, such as “The South Beach
Diet,” that discourage orange juice for dieting purposes because of its high sugar levels.

About $1.8 million will be spent on a marketing campaign to combat the bad image caused by low-carb
diets. The department is abandoning a marketing campaign that targeted moms and young professional women.

“There are powerful, negative messages against us,” said Bob Crawford, executive director of the Florida
Department of Citrus. “We're not going to stand and take it.”

Florida's $9 billion citrus industry has reason to be concerned. Orange juice consumption has fallen from 888
million gallons during the 2000-2001 growing season to an expected 844 million gallons in the current season.

Citrus officials said a noticeable drop occurred last March when low-carb diets began to reach a critical mass.

“People are dropping out of the market,” said Dan Gunter, a consultant for the Department of Citrus.

Crawford said the Atkins diet and Dr. Phil's diet leave room for orange juice consumption. But he said
lawyers were reviewing claims against orange juice made in “The South Beach Diet” and other publications.

“I think if people write things that aren't true about our product, we'll first talk about it with them and
hopefully avoid litigation,” Crawford said.

In “The South Beach Diet,” Dr. Arthur Agatston urges readers to eat fruits rather than drink fruit juice.

“Again, fruit juices are a big source of trouble, in part because we've come to associate them with healthy
habits,” Agatston writes in the best-selling book. “But they also bring with them high levels of fructose,
which can be the undoing of any effort to lose weight.”

The publisher, Rodale Inc., said it stands by the book's “sound nutritional advice.”

Most of Florida's oranges are processed into juice. Florida is the nation's largest producer of oranges and
second in the world to Brazil.

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