Game of Thrones
These questions regard last night’s episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Please answer the prompts with specific examples from LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE, though supplementary material will be accepted as a secondary source. Please write legibly. No. 2 pencils only. You have an hour to finish this test. See below for questions and sample responses.
1. Sometimes Ygritte acts tough and independent, and others she is erratic and even immature, as when she steals John Snow’s sword like a schoolgirl with a crush. Based on her behavior in this episode, where would you say she falls on Barney Stinson’s Hot/Crazy Scale–above or below the Vicky Mendoza diagonal?
April Fools Day
Like we stated earlier today, April Fools’ Day is all a matter of perspective. As giant companies with an Internet presence jostle to be “viral” and “social media” (whatever that is), they use this time each year to outdo each other on false information about their products.
And this is fun? Funny? Sometimes. More often, it leaves us confused and excited/really upset for the amount of time it takes to send the link to a friend, whereupon we immediately realize that we have fallen for more April 1st tomfoolery.
This year, there were three “pranks” that really took the cake for their humorous/not humorous lies and misinformation.
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