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Originally posted by jonnywhite
reply to post by pavil
That the owl said the hare had no sleeves is just an observation, but not a wise comment. How do I know what this pineapple can or cannot do? It turned out that the pineapple DIDN'T have a secret way to win, so it's true that it "didn't have sleeves". The owl was just lucky to say the correct thing. But I still think the moose was wiser...
edit on 24-4-2012 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by GhettoRice
reply to post by jonnywhite
Ah, but the moose was "speculating" on what I see as no prior conditions to support said idea. The owl hearing this I believe is meant to test if one understands that the condition of sleeves=tricks and on pure observation of the world around it saw no sleeves, so no assumptions. This is why I think the owl is still the wise one here.
I can understand your reasoning as well.
Originally posted by Sly1one
Originally posted by Mizzijr
I've always been one to understand that the source of the answers does not come from you when reading a short story. It's the writers story, you follow their agenda. Follow the script and answer according to whats given to you vs what you believe is realistic and logical.
It's a story where pineapples can talk.... well, that's not realistic or logical at all. Therefore your answers should reflect that.
As to why they ate the pineapple.. That's vague as hell. You can only assume, because it does not really say. Resort to process of elimination.
A Hungry (If they were were hungry, they'd eat more than one pineapple.)
B Excited (No.)
C Annoyed (Seems correct due to the fact they wasted their time. They expected a pineapple to win.)
D Amused (No.)
OR the answer would be (A) because:
A Hungry (its the only reason one would eat anything) think Occam...
B Excited (assumption)
C Annoyed (assumption)
D Amused (assumption)
Originally posted by FortAnthem
The answers were contained in the 2nd link:
The correct answers -- which the state agreed to released Friday -- were that the animals ate the fruit because they were annoyed, and the owl was the wisest animal.
I had figured them out before reading the whole article.
I determined the owl was the wisest because his words were the moral of the story. The other animals overthought the pineapple's motiviations and came to the wrong conclusion.
In order to figure out why they ate the pineapple, just put yourself in the shoes of the animals who had rooted for the pineapple that didn't even expend any energy or try to win. Of course you would be annoyed at the pineapple.
I have to give credit to needlenight who said the pineapple was the smartest because it dispersed its seeds by being eaten by the other animals. You get an A+++ for critical thinking on that one.
edit on 4/23/12 by FortAnthem because: _________ extra DIV
Originally posted by antonia
I found an interview with the author of the passage
He says that there are no answers.
Originally posted by pavil
Originally posted by needlenight
The pineapple was eaten by all the animals. Its seeds will then be spread, through the animals feces, which in turn will become parent plants for more pineapples.
The pineapple tricked all the animals, reproduced without spending any energy and in the long run... won.
The pineapple was the most clever.
Nice idea.... but Pineapples don't usually reproduce via seed. And like someone else said, what was the pineapple doing in a temperate forest? Why is it there? What's it's agenda? I smell a conspiracy afloat.
Originally posted by nithaiah
I thoroughly disagree.........
The questions on this prompt are VERY simple questions. The story is VERY simple. There are no events in the story which are not explained well by the story itself, or heavily implied by action. The questions cover things that were basic learning for me when I was in fifth grade, such as story structure and inference. And yet this is for children who are older than ten years old.
We really, really need to worry about the state of the youth, because this kind of... well, stupidity, not to put too fine a point on it, should be guddamn unacceptable to us as a society.
The animals ate the pineapple most likely because they were