Saturday, July 27, 2013

Week 8: 7/27-8/2/13 Chapters 50-56

Please answer all the questions below before we meet for the movie:


59. How did Piper remind Hera why she chose her for this quest? What traits did she show by standing up to both Hera and Thalia? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter LI). 

60. Why did Piper challenge Drew for leadership of Aphrodite's cabin? Would she have done this before her quest? How would you describe the "new Piper?" Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter LII). 

61. How did Piper and her father's relationship change after the quest? Who else played a factor in this change? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter LII). 

62. Why didn't Piper make the Aphrodite cabin happy and share a kiss with Jason? What does this show you about Piper's confidence? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter LII). 

63. What is significant about Leo's Kindergarten drawing? How does this shape his destiny? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter LIII). 

64. Why does Hera (Juno) need Jason to be her champion? Do you think he should trust her? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter LV). 

65. Why was Jason brought to Camp Half-Blood? How does it relate to the prophesy and Percy Jackson? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter LVI). 


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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Week 7: 7/20-7/26/13 Chapters 43-49

Please answer all the questions below by the time we meet on 7/27:


54. Why didn't Piper give her father the memory erasing drug? What did she hope would be the result? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XLV). 

55. Explain why Piper's father seemed to keep sending her away. Explain the irony in this situation. Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XLVI). 

56. Why is the Wolf House so ominous? How does Jason react to the battle raging there? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XLVII). 

57. Explain Hera's tone towards the various demigods who are trying to free her from her prison. Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XLVIII). 

58. What was Khione's motivation for orchestrating the attacks on the demigods and Hera? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XLIX). 


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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Week 6: 7/13-7/19 Chapters 36-42 Questions

Please answer the questions below before we meet on 7/20:


47. Explain the fact that Jason is a "bridge." What realization did this memory bring? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXXVI). 

48. Describe Aeolus. How were the three demigods able to use these traits in their favor? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXXVIII). 

49. Contrast Aphrodite's relationship with Piper's father with that of Zeus' relationship with Jason and Thalia's mother. What are the differences? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXXIX). 

50. What reason does Aphrodite give to explain why Gaea is allowing the dead to walk free? What does this mean for Piper? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXXIX). 

51. Gaea is described as the "mother of all bad guys." Explain why this is factually accurate, according to Greek mythology. Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XL). 

52. What made Leo think that Jason might be right when he first came to Camp Half-Blood, that he was an enemy and he didn't feel that he belonged there? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XLI). 

53. What made Piper risk her father's life in order to save Leo, and possibly Jason? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XLII). 


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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Week 5: 7/6-7/12/13 Chapters 29-35

Please answer all the questions below before we meet on 7/13:


37. After escaping Medea, why was Leo so down in himself? Why was he feeling guilty? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXIX). 

38. How are Leo and Hephaestus alike? Why was Leo able to put his anger aside when speaking to him? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXIX). 

39. What did Zeus do to cause Hera to play her dangerous game? What are Hera's motives? (Ch XXIX )

40. How did Hephaestus' words allow Leo to keep his promise to Festus? After speaking to his father, how has Leo changed? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXX). 

41. What caused Jason to apologize to Leo? Explain Leo's reaction. Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXXI). 

42. Midas was surprised when his power was no longer supreme in his palace. How did Jason use the powers of Zeus to defeat King Midas? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXXI). 

43. How did Piper's flashback led her to be honest about her orders to betray Jason and Leo in order to save her father? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXXIII). 

44. Why do you think Jason wanted Leo to stay when he spoke to Thalia? What does this tell you about Jason's level of respect for him? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXXV). 

45. Why does Thalia immediately realize that Jason is her brother? How does she react to him? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXXV). 

46. When Zeus had Jason with his and Thalia's mother, what was the consequence with Hera, and with their mother? How is Jason's Roman heritage explained? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXXV). 



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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Week 4: 6/29-7/5/13 Chapters 22-28

Please answer all the questions below in your journal:


27. What details give a sense of foreshadowing about upcoming dangers after Festus crashed in the abandoned auto factory? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXII). 

28. Why does Leo have self-esteem issues? Explain this inferiority complex before and after Jason's amnesia. Why is he desperate to prove himself? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXIII).

29. Why did Leo say he was a menace when he showed his control of fire? How did Piper's response help his inferiority complex? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXIV). 

30. Why is Jason so important to this quest? What did Hera mean that he was "a gamble?" Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXV). 

31. Piper has a crush on Jason, but Jason has amnesia. Is Jason beginning to feel the same way about her? How does the fact she is a daughter of Aphrodite affect his feelings? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXVI). 

32 Explain the reasons Jason and Leo are fearful of failing the others. What are each of their fears based upon? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXVI). 

32. Why is Piper nervous in the department store? How are Leo and Jason's behaviors contributing to her worry? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXVII). 

35. How did Medea assert control over Jason and Leo? Why was she unable to do this to Piper? What did Medea do to get Piper's attention? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXVIII). 
36. How was Piper able to save Leo and Jason? Did she use this same power to ultimately defeat Medea? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXVIII). 


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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Week 3: 6/22-28 Chapters 15-21


Please answer all the questions below in your journal:

18. Why does Drew command so much respect from the Aphrodite cabin? Why does she see Piper as a threat? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XV). 

19. How does charm speaking explain Piper's list of thefts? Does she belong in the Aphrodite cabin? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XV). 

20. Explain how Leo was able to join the quest. What is he hiding from the Hephaestus cabin that allowed him to tame Festus and may help them on the quest? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XVI). 

21. Explain how Leo and Jason bonded on the dragon. Why did Leo suddenly begin to share some of his secrets with his partners? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XVII). 

22. Why were the Boreads and the pale girl so interested in Jason and Leo? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XVIII). 

23. Jason is beginning to wish the relationship with Piper was real. Explain why he seems to fall for her, and what does it have to do with the quest? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XIV). 

24. How did Jason's tattoos help win the favor of Boreas? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XX). 

25. During Her dream, Piper's father said, "it's easier to pretend I am something I'm not." How does this quote relate to Piper, the mist and her secret? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXI). 

26. Why did the three demigods begin fall towards Earth? How was Piper's 
defiance and the vision of the giant to blame? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XXI). 


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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Week 2: 6/15-21/13 Chapters 8-14 Questions


Please answer all the questions below in your journal:

10. Why does Hera visit both Jason and Piper? Why is Chiron's reaction so dubious? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter VIII). 

11. How did Clovis describe the differences between the Greek Gods and their Roman alter egos? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter VIII). 

12. Why does Piper get herself in trouble? What does she resent that makes her get kicked out of various schools? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter IX). 

13. Explain why Drew seems to hate Piper. What is it that causes the jealousy? How does it become worse? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter X). 

14. What clues allow you to infer that Hera was not trying to kill Leo, as he had always thought? What was she doing? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XI). 

15. How was Leo's dream starting to come true? How do you know that he must be on this quest? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XII). 

16. What was significant about Jason's dream of wolves? Explain what the wolves warned him of, and explain how it fits into the prophesy. Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XIII). 

17. How does Annabeth help Jason work through the confusion he feels over who he really is? Use text support and your own interpretations to answer the prompt (Chapter XIV). 



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