Chapter 10 Comprehension Questions 1) The dwarves’ imprisonment turns out to be a lucky accident because they ended up finding Laketown with their ingenious escape route. The residents of Laketown practically worship Thorin’s ancestors, Thror and Thrain, the dwarf kings of the mountains. Due to this, the men there completely pampered the dwarves and hobbit, making sure they were well fed and cared for. The men even went to the point where they constantly sang for their heroes, something that would most certainly not happen if the dwarves were never imprisoned and never came along the river. In addition to this, it turns out that if they took the route that Beorn instructed them to, they’d eventually wind up at the edge of the forest with nowhere else together.
Everest is high enough to hit the jet stream which means that climber can be set against 200 mph winds and many more Dangerous weathers and risks. The development of climbing at everest and the Surrounding area Is now a global thing to do with people from all over the world coming for different levels of climbing, some just go to the base camp and others go all the way to the peak. With the area now a global tourist place it has helped employ many people from the local area and this means they them self have more money although there jobs can be very dangerous as being guides can cost your life because you are climbing the mountain as well. Since 1953 a lot has changed in how we climb mountains and this makes it a lot easier and safer, things such as equipment can make all the difference, especially with weight, as almost all equipment in 1953 was extremely heavy and bulky, but now we have all light weight equipment such as snow suits and light weight axes and so on, all of this has improved the likely hood of actually reaching the peak. There is now also better technological equipment, with things like GPS and precise maps and electron gadgets, all of this has changed how We have the capability to climb
Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist who became owner of the Carnegie Steel Company, one of the greatest steel companies in the early 1900s, and becoming the wealthiest man in those times. He soon later became a well known philanthropist, giving away over three hundred million dollars since he retired from selling his steel company back in 1901 to J.P. Morgan for four hundred and eighty million dollars. And people ask, “Was Andrew Carnegie a Hero?” And in my opinion, I say no because he overworked his workers, paid very poorly to workers, and his philanthropic attempts. My first reason on why I think Andrew Carnegie was not a hero is because he overworked his workers. In Document I, it shows the statistics of the average work rate for Carnegie’s workers, and almost every worker works for more than ten hours a day, on every type of industry.
Even with a few minor weaknesses, the book is overall a fantastic read and is a safe recommendation for anyone interested in nonfiction that is riveting. The book begins with the unexpected crushing of The Endurance by the ice pack and a description of the crew scrambling to salvage supplies. The men are quickly forced to abandon the ship and attempt to survive the extreme and harsh climate traversing large ice floes on foot. At this point, “Many of them, it seemed, finally grasped for the first time just how desperate things really were.” (100) The men initially set up a long-term camp called “Ocean Camp,” floating uncontrollably on an ice floe up until the sinking of The Endurance. Next, the men were forced to establish “Patience Camp” where they struggled to survive.
They could now travel to the closest store in five hours in snowmobile instead of their usual commute that took them up to 5 days. As well as advantages the snowmobile also came with many disadvantages, the cost of maintaining the machine was high and it made reindeer herding more difficult, because the noise of the machine would scare the reindeer and could potentially be harmful to the reindeer’s health. The diffusion of this product could not have been prevented at all because everyone took this new technology so well. So many people believed that the new technology was truly the best thing that had ever
Eric was faced with the greatest challenge of his life, to survive on Mammoth Mountain. He spent eight days fighting for his life because he got caught in the middle of a snow storm while snowboarding and didn’t bring enough supplies. Eric made many positive and negative decisions throughout his life that had a great impact of his future. In the beginning of the book Eric describes his life before the accident on the mountain. He was deprived of a childhood because his hockey career started as soon as he turned nine.
Because the father believe that if the white smell the hope inside them, they would shoot them in the heart. Therefore, his father is always pickup Indian hitchhiker no matter how many of them, but for white people he would wrote by without comment. The native Indian, instead, dated a white lady, and in fact he has worked with white people for long time, but he knew how to keep distant with them. One day on the way to his job, he pick up an Indian hitchhiker who turns out to be a tough Indian fighter. The hitchhiker look tough with his appearance, muscle under blue jean and jacket, looking to take on the toughest Indian in the world.
The best football and basketball players of the Big Ten have produced a television network that has become the model for every conference in America, a network worth at least tens of millions of dollars to the member institutions. Despite all of the hard work that these young men put in, no player can benefit from that work. The players have become employees of the universities and conferences just as much as they have been students. They are employees with no compensation, which not only violates common decency but perhaps even the
Straight Edge William Dowell in his essay “Life on the Edge” does an excellent job explaining to us his feeling that people in America, more so than other countries, are much more prone to take risks because their lives are boring. His repeated use of vivid words keeps the reader interested, he used quotes from real life risk takers, as well as using actual statistics are just a few ways he incorporates his writing skills to help prove his point. Dowell’s use of statistics and numbers was of great use in his essay. It was leverage to prove that more people have taken up riskier extreme sports within the last few years. “Snowboarding has grown 113 % in five years and now boasts nearly 5.5 million participants.
Footballers seem to think that they are recession free despite the club that they play for is losing money and on the edge of bankruptcy and the main banks in huge debt, footballers still demand their pay. Craig Johnston in a report for the Telegraph described the footballers as ‘living in la la land’ as ‘footballers don’t need that much money, footballers don’t need THREE Ferraris’’. I agree with this statement as footballers could easily live of the average salary (£33,000) and have one or two ‘normal’ cars. Although it is in human nature to accept the millions if they are offered