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Answers will vary. Possible answer: Her gender probably played some role, because nearly all of the scientists then were men. They may have thought she couldn’t be a good scientist because she was a woman, and so they were less likely to trust what she had painted. 15 1. Which of the following is NOT included in the story as something Madison and her family saw at the Renaissance Fair? _______ a group of medieval singers _______ a tightrope walker _______ a fire eater _______ fake weapons 2. Besides cash registers and credit card machines, list three other kinds of modern equipment that would most likely be part of a Renaissance Fair. ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Explain what jousting is. ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Why does Madison choose not to ride on the merry-go-round? ______________________________________________________________________________________ 5. In your own words, describe the meaning of manual based on how the word is used to describe the merry-go-round. ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Why do you think the King and Queen are often a couple who have been part of the fair for many years? Explain your answer. ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 7. The people at a Renaissance Fair dress up and reenact what life might have been like in medieval times. If you could choose a different time period to have people reenact, what would it be? Describe details of what would be included in the reenactment, including what people might wear or do. ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Answers will vary. Possible answers: port-a-potties refrigerators for drinks or food electricity Men riding horses and carrying lances try to knock each other off their horses. She felt dizzy after riding the merry-go-round the year before. Answers may vary. Possible answer: The merry-go-round is not powered by a machine, it is powered by people pushing it around, so manual means powered by hand, not by machine. Answers will vary. Possible answer: It would be a big honor to be the King and Queen of the fair, so voters want to pick a couple of people who deserve the honor. A couple who have been part of the fair for many years would make a good choice. Answers will vary. Answer Key Answer Key
134 Spectrum Reading Grade 7 Answer Key 1. Who is the main character of this story? Place a checkmark on the line of the correct answer. _______ Berylbridge Castle _______ Brandon Mackey _______ Mr. Mackey _______ the tour guide 2. Explain the purpose of a drawbridge. ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 3. According to the text, how does a moat help protect a castle? ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 4. What is this text mostly about? _______ Brandon’s feelings about the car ride _______ the purpose and structure of castles _______ Brandon’s enjoyment of the tour _______ the purpose of the keep 5. How would this text have been different if it were nonfiction explanatory text? ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ 6. Have you taken a tour of a historical site or other kind of place? Write a short paragraph comparing the tour you took with the tour Brandon takes in the story. ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Answers will vary. A drawbridge helps people get across the moat to enter the castle. It can also be raised to close the entrance to the castle and eliminate a way to easily cross the moat.

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