"Who was Robert Ripley?" by Kirsten Anderson November/December 2016 AR Biography/Autobiography Activity

"The ground beneath the city of san francisco began to tremble. Within twenty seconds a full-fledged earthquake was underway." (p.10)

Based upon the context clues, the word "full-fledged" means fully developed.

"In Germany, Bob watched a sport called Mensur, in which men slashed each other's faces with swords." (p.34)

Based upon the context clues, the word "slashed" means to cut with a violent sweeping stroke.

"In China, he was horrified by the crowded city streets filled with beggars and disabled people."

Based upon the context clues, the word "horrified" means shocked (p.44)

"In 1919, two pilots had flown across the Atlantic together. Two helium powered airships, called dirigibles, also made a crossing." (p.53)

Based upon the context clues, the word "dirigibles" means Two helium powered airships.

" A man who could hypnotize a fish." (p.55)

Based upon the context clues, the word "hypnotize" means to influence control, or direct completely, as by person.

"Doug storer, had finally persuaded him to get his bad teeth fixed so that he could speak more clearly."(p.89)

Based upon the context clues, the word "persuaded" means to prevail on (a person) to do something.

"After the war ended in 1945, Bob was anxious to get to Asia again but it still wasn't easy to travel there." (p.93)

Based upon the context clues, the word "anxious" means uneasiness.

"Robert Ripley dared everyone to believe that the world was a marvelous place full of extraordinary people doing extraordinary things."

Based upon the context clues, the word "extraordinary" means beyond what is usual. (p.101)

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Created with images by cliff1066™ - "Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum" • foxypar4 - "In search of the Maltese Falcon #3 - Female Spanish Sparrow, Ghadira Nature Reserve, Malta" • Ben_Kerckx - "fencing sports sword" • Ovilia1024 - "Papa Horrified" • adactio - "Dirigible painting" • innerwhispers - "pendulum hypnosis hypnotist" • Nesster - "RB Series B Graflex 1937" • Alexas_Fotos - "frog anxious duck" • David Rosen Photography - "Parachutist French Alsps"

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