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Invisible Heart
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  1. Page 28: What does the phrase “danger and delight grown on the same stalk” mean?

  2. Who were Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun?

  3. On page 43, Laura commends Sam’s “self-sacrifice.” According to Sam’s argument is his teaching a self-sacrifice? In your explanation, discuss the meaning of the phrase self-sacrifice.

  4. Page 43: Define the words (a) sublime and (b) frivolous and write the sentence(s) from the book that contain(s) the definienda.

  5. On page 47, Laura states to get a job you have to impress a boss. Give some examples where Laura’s statement is false.

  6. Page 47: Define (a) sycophant and (b) solace and write the sentence(s) from the book that contain(s) the definienda.

  7. On page 47, what does Sam mean by “…a job so repugnant that it pays a salary premium to attract workers”? Give an example of such a job.

  8. Give at least two examples of popular culture’s portrayal of business as monstrous.

  9. Page 76: Explain what Sam means by “invisible heart.”

  10. Page 77: What does the author mean by the expression “totally at sea?”

  11. What kind of narrator does this story have?

  12. On page 93, Laura relates a story of Greek mythology to Sam. How is this same story incorporated in the book Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters?

  13. On page 117, Andrew claims that a corporation’s money comes from the community and belongs to the community and that the community should have a say in how it is spent. Do you agree? Explain your position.

  14. Critic Sam, Laura, and Andrew’s performances at the dinner party. With whom does more blame lay?

  15. Who do you think left the package at Sam’s door? Give your reasons.

  16. Page 131: Explain Sam’s statement “I hate Nike.”

  17. According to the rules of the game that Sam outlines in Chapter 13, what one law would you make (if you had to make a law)?

  18. What does Sam see in Laura that draws him to her; what are her valuable qualities?

  19. Page 158: Define malevolent and write the sentence from the book that contains the definiendum.

  20. Page 162: Define shill and write the sentence from the book that contains the definiendum.

  21. Page 164: Explain Sam’s statement that Amy is more Catholic than the Pope.


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