Text Dependent Questions
- QuestionReread the first paragraph. What does it mean that the war “got under” Maj Britt’s skin?AnswerIt became a part of her. It affected her greatly.
- Question“Intractable” means difficult to control or deal with. Using evidence from the text, explain why Maj Britt devoted her life to trying to solve intractable problems.AnswerResponses will vary, but may include these: World War II had gotten under her skin, making it something she couldn’t let go of. She believes all people have a responsibility to do what they can to bring about change, even in difficult arenas.
- QuestionThe text says that the two major problems to nuclear disarmament are vertical proliferation and horizontal proliferation. Using support from the text, what does it mean when something proliferates? What makes these two forms of proliferation so deadly?AnswerWhen something proliferates, it grows in numbers. If the number of countries with nuclear weapons is growing, and the number of nuclear weapons is increasing within countries that have already possessed them, it becomes increasingly difficult to track the number of nuclear-capable countries, as well as the strength of each. It also increases the number of countries you need to agree to cease nuclear development and get rid of nuclear arsenals.