Answer Key: The Real Santa

Lesson Plan: The Secret of Santa Revealed!

II. While Reading Tasks

Word Inference

  1. achieve  |əˈCHēv| verb-reach or attain (a desired objective, level, or result) by effort, skill, or courage: he achieved his ambition to become a journalist
  2. domesticate |dəˈmestiˌkāt| verb-tame (an animal) and keep it as a pet or for farm produce: mammals were first domesticated for their milk.
  3. folklore |ˈfōkˌlôr| noun-the traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community, passed through the generations by word of mouth.
  4. archaeologist |ˌärkēˈäləjē| noun-the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.
  5. consensus |kənˈsensəs| noun [ usu. in sing. ] general agreement: a consensus of opinion among judges | [ as modifier ] : a consensus view.
  6. fisticuffs |ˈfistiˌkəfs| pl.noun- fighting with the fists.
  7. brawling |brôl| verb -fighting or quarreling in a rough or noisy way.
  8. resurrect |ˌrezəˈrekt| verb-restore (a dead person) to life: he was dead, but he was resurrected.
  9. depiction |diˈpikSHən|  noun- the result of illustration; image, of something, esp. in art; painting, portrait, drawing, sketch, study.
  10. benevolent |bəˈnevələnt|  adjective-well meaning and kindly: a benevolent smile.

Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

Directions: Review the following statements from the reading.  If  a statement is true they mark it T. If the statement is  not applicable, they mark it NA. If the statement is false they  mark  it F and provide the correct answer. 

  1. F- Kris Kringle was originally created for adults, not children.
  2. F- In the early 1800s, America’s Christian leaders had banned celebrations of Christmas.
  3. T- From this article we learn that in midwinter, the crops were harvested.
  4. F- Back then on December 25, the working-class got drunk  and looted.
  5. F- A  group of blue-blood New Yorkers were against the working class drinking and looting.
  6. T-They wanted to domesticate Christmas, bring it indoors, and focus it on children.
  7. F- When the Dutch came to the New World in the 1600s, they brought a fellow named Sinterklaas.
  8. NA-Sinterklaas had five children of his own.
  9. T-Sinterklaas wore a red bishop’s miter and had a snowy white beard.
  10. T-An archaeologist who dug up his bones in 2005 found that Nicholas had a broken nose.