These are the answers to the WWII quiz. Hope you did well!

A. Sequencing: Number the events in the correct order using 1 for the event that happened first, 6 for the event that happened last, and so on.

   4   Japanese fighter planes bombed the U.S. fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

   6   Japan took over Hong Kong, the Philippine Islands, and Malaya.

   2   The Japanese attacked the Marco Polo Bridge outside of Beijing, and the Second-Sino-Japanese War began.

   5    The United States declared war on Japan, Germany, and Italy.

   1   The Kuomintang government and the Chinese Communist Party made an alliance to fight against the Japanese.

   3   Japan declared itself an Axis power, along with Germany and Italy.

B. Fill in the blanks.

When World War II began, Franklin Roosevelt was the president of the United States.

Hirohito was the emperor of Japan during World War II.

In the Battle of Midway, four huge Japanese aircraft carriers were destroyed by a much smaller American force.

Hitler believed that Aryans, people with German blood, were smarter, stronger, and better than other people.

When Jesse Owens, an African-American, won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, Hitler refused to acknowledge him.

The only country to act officially in protection of the Jews was Denmark, which rounded up all of the Jews living there and helped them get to a safer country.

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Here’s the second test:

A. Sequencing: Number the events in the correct order using 1 for the event that happened first, 6 for the event that happened last, and so on.

   3   Nazis took control of Paris and northern France.

   5   German soldiers marched into Russia and reached the edges of the city Moscow.

   1   Soviet soldiers invaded Finland, and German soldiers invaded Denmark.

   4   The German and British airforces fought for two months in the Battle of Britain.

   6   Germany officially surrendered on V-E Day.

   2   Allied forces in France retreated to Dunkirk where they planned to sail across the English Channel to safety.

B. Fill in the blanks.

The area in the south of France where some of the French agreed to cooperate with the Nazis became known as Vichy France.

The Allied troops were under command of American General Dwight Eisenhower when they managed to capture the beach at Normandy.

On December 16, 1944, the German army launched the biggest attack the American soldiers had ever seen in what became known as the Battle of the Bulge.

Albert Einstein was a German scientist who had been studying how atoms worked, but he left Germany because he was a Jew.

President Harry Truman decided to use an atomic bomb to force the Japanese to surrender.

The first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.


Yesterday I was cutting a piece of cheesecake with a butter knife. Right away, this had the potential of being a messy operation, because butter knives are not the best thing with which to cut cheesecake. Not only did I use a butter knife, but the cheesecake was sort of falling apart because it was really moist. Plus, the crust was stuck to the bottom of the pan. I cut a piece and put it on a plate. Here’s what the final result was:SAM_5162

I know, it looks pretty terrible. We were trying to imagine what would happen it you served this to a customer in a restaurant. Probably, the customer wouldn’t be too happy. Personally, I don’t care what my dessert looks like as long as it tastes good. Having said that, if I was in a restaurant and I ordered cheesecake, I would expect it to look better than this!

by Dink


Yesterday I went to a Korean church for their Easter service. I went because my sister and another person wanted me to go. My sister plays violin for the church group, and they had a rehearsal before the service, so unfortunately I had to wait for about an hour in another part of the church. Mostly, I stayed in the cafeteria/kitchen part of the church, where people were eating. I sat down at a table and it was really awkward because almost nobody spoke any English. After a while someone did try to talk to me, but I couldn’t understand him and he couldn’t understand me. We got a person to translate for us and it turned out that he wanted to know what I was doing there. After I had explained, I sat around some more until the rehearsal was over.

When the church group was done rehearsing, we went and listened to the sermon. You may be wondering how we could understand the preacher, since he wasn’t speaking English. Well, the church supplied us (and others) with translators that were kind of like telephones. Somebody translated the sermon into English for us and we could hear it through the translators. I had never heard of this kind of translator before, so is was pretty cool. The girl translating was really good at it, because the preacher was talking fairly fast and she had to keep up with him. Sometimes she would pause briefly and then go on. That was because sometimes there aren’t direct translations from Korean to English.

Anyway, after the sermon, there was a feast consisting of chicken wings, rice, kimchi, coleslaw, and dumplings. Needless to say, it was really good and I didn’t eat much for the rest of the day :) It was a different kind of Easter Sunday, and it was pretty fun.

by John

The Wishing Game

Posted: April 19, 2014 in Uncategorized
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If you had one wish, what would it be?

Well, that’s a question a lot of people get asked, and I wonder if it occurs to them that there’s an answer that’s much better than any other. To us, it’s pretty obvious, and though it may be a little bit cheap, your answer to that question should always be, “I would wish for unlimited wishes.” Or, if that is too much, “I would wish for three wishes a day.”

Our mom plays a game at night sometimes to help her get to sleep. She pretends she has three wishes a day, and when I asked her what she wishes for, she said that she usually wishes for food. She wishes that if she was looking through a food magazine, she could just wish for a certain meal to appear on the table. Why does she do this? Because she doesn’t particularly enjoy planning meals and making them a reality every day. She’s apparently never wished for more wishes, though.

I’ve asked several people what their one wish would be, but not one of them has said, “I would wish for unlimited wishes.” I guess that wishing for unlimited wishes would be a little bit cheap. Oh well, though, if they asked the question, you’ve got to answer honestly!

by John


I just finished reading about WWII in my history, and I took a two small quizzes on it. You will most likely know most of the answers, because by the time you are an adult, you have probably read and studied WWII many times. Anyway, here are parts of the two tests for you to test your knowledge:

A. Sequencing: Number the events in the correct order using 1 for the event that happened first, 6 for the event that happened last, and so on.

___Japanese fighter planes bombed the U.S. fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

___Japan took over Hong Kong, the Philippine Islands, and Malaya.

___The Japanese attacked the Marco Polo Bridge outside of Beijing, and the Second-Sino-Japanese War began.

___The United States declared war on Japan, Germany, and Italy.

___The Kuomintang government and the Chinese Communist Party made an alliance to fight against the Japanese.

___Japan declared itself an Axis power, along with Germany and Italy.

B. Fill in the blanks.

When World War II began, ____________ was the president of the United States.

____________ was the emperor of Japan during World War II.

In the Battle of ____________, four huge Japanese aircraft carriers were destroyed by a much smaller American force.

Hitler believed that ____________, people with German blood, were smarter, stronger, and better than other people.

When ____________, an African-American, won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, Hitler refused to acknowledge him.

The only country to act officially in protection of the Jews was ____________, which rounded up all of the Jews living there and helped them get to a safer country.

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This is from the second test I took:

A. Sequencing: Number the events in the correct order using 1 for the event that happened first, 6 for the event that happened last, and so on.

___Nazis took control of Paris and northern France.

___German soldiers marched into Russia and reached the edges of the city Moscow.

___Soviet soldiers invaded Finland, and German soldiers invaded Denmark.

___The German and British airforces fought for two months in the Battle of Britain.

___Germany officially surrendered on V-E Day.

___Allied forces in France retreated to Dunkirk where they planned to sail across the English Channel to safety.

B. Fill in the blanks.

The area in the south of France where some of the French agreed to cooperate with the Nazis became known as ____________.

The Allied troops were under command of American General ____________ when they managed to capture the beach at Normandy.

On December 16, 1944, the German army launched the biggest attack the American soldiers had ever seen in what became known as the ____________.

____________ was a German scientist who had been studying how atoms worked, but he left Germany because he was a Jew.

President ____________ decided to use an atomic bomb to force the Japanese to surrender.

The first atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of ____________.

Good luck and answers will be given in 3 days!

by John