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Name Amardeep Date July 30, 2020 Period _____ “Harrison Bergeron” Reading Comprehension Questions 1. What are the functions of the agents of “the United States Handicapper General”? They have to make sure everyone is the same as others and no one was better than anyone else at anything. They gave them disabilities to make everyone equal 2. How are George and Hazel Bergeron described? What sort of life do they lead? George is intelligent and has to wear mental handicap radio in his ear so he wouldn’t take unfair advantage of his brain. Hazel had average intelligence and could only remember things in short bursts. They both had to live under the Handicapper general laws and live under their government. Their son went to prison at age fourteen 3. Why is Harrison Bergeron such a threat to society? How old is he? How has he been “handicapped”? He is very strong and intelligent. His handicaps don’t seem to be a problem for him and wants to overthrow the government. He is fourteen years old and he has to wear the heaviest handicaps that are about 300 pounds. He has to wear a tremendous pair of earphones, and spectacles with thick wavy lenses. The spectacles were intended to make him not only half-blind, but to give him whanging headaches. He had to wear a red rubber ball for a nose, keep his eyebrows shaved off, and cover his even white teeth with black caps at snaggle tooth random 4. Why does Hazel Bergeron forget what she is crying about? She forgets because she has short term memory and forgot why she was crying and what she was thinking about. 5. What is ironic about the line “that one was a doozy”? It is ironic because George sarcastically said “You can say that again” and Hazel actually said it again. It was about the sound George heard in his earpiece.

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