Chapter 1 Exercises and Questions for Discussion

Chapter 1 Exercises

The following exercises are optional, but strongly suggested.

  1. Toss the bag into garbage bag, seal, and put in the outside trash can.
  2. Become familiar with metal-cutting machine tools.
  3. Place a shower cap or plastic bag over your head and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Use the local oscillator frequency in the crystal mixer to make salt-free, no-scale water.
  5. Compare oats, alfalfa, carrots and apples.
  6. Spend time with hand-held puppets of adult crane heads and recordings of crane calls throughout your captive period so you are familiar with these objects once you have escaped.

Chapter 1 Questions for Discussion

Be prepared to talk about the following questions. Answers are optional, but strongly suggested.

  1. How does (or should) one who has been standing for nearly forty years become comfortably seated?
  2. When does the minute history considered viable actually become living – not simply those spells periodically removed?
  3. Who decides not one question but several?
  4. What is also a slang term used for something made wholly or in part from glass or a similar substance, such as a mirror (or looking-glass), a basketball backboard, an hourglass, a telescope (or spyglass), or eyeglasses?
  5. What limps then trips along the sidewalk after a good stampeding?
  6. When does a bird’s nest stop being a home?