Answer Key: Disney Film “Inside Out”

Lesson Plan: Disney’s  “Inside Out” Relates to Adults Also

II. While Reading Tasks

Word Inference

  1. poignantly |-yəntlē| adverb /poignant |ˈpoinyənt| adjective/evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret: a poignant reminder of the passing of time.
  2. quibble |ˈkwibəl| noun-a slight objection or criticism: the only quibble about this book is the price.
  3. drag |drag| [ in sing. ] informal a boring or tiresome person or thing: working nine to five can be a drag.
  4. govern |ˈgəvərn| verb [ with obj. ] control, influence, or regulate (a person, action, or course of events): the future of Jamaica will be governed by geography, not history.
  5. grapple  |ˈgrapəl| verb [ no obj. ] engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle: passersby grappled with the man after the knife attack.
  6. personality |ˌpərsəˈnalitē| noun (pl. personalities) the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character: she had a sunny personality that was very engaging
  7. array |əˈrā| noun an impressive display or range of a particular type of thing: there is a vast array of literature on the topic | a bewildering array of choices.
  8. storm  |stôrm|  verb move angrily or forcefully in a specified direction: she burst into tears and stormed off | he stormed out of the house.
  9. reunite |ˌrēyo͝oˈnīt|  verb-come together or cause to come together again after a period of separation or disunity: [ no obj. ] : the three friends reunited in 1959
  10. approach  |əˈprōCH|-noun-a way of dealing with something: we need a whole new approach to the job.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

Reading Comprehension:  Fill-ins

“Other studies find that it is anger (more so than a sense of

political identity) that moves social collectives to protest and

remedy injustice. Research that one of us has conducted has

found that expressions of embarrassment trigger others to forgive

when we’ve acted in ways that momentarily violate social norms.

This insight, too, is dramatized in the movie. You might be

inclined to think of sadness as a state defined by inaction and

passivity — the absence of any purposeful action. But in “Inside

Out,” as in real life, sadness prompts people to unite in response to loss.”

Words in the order that they appear in the paragraphs.

studies, anger, moves, conducted, embarrassment, forgive, dramatized, inclined, absence, sadness,