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According to "Heirlooms Value Shifts from Sentiment to Cash" for what main reason did most people keep family heirlooms up until a generation ago?
People could not find buyers for the heirlooms
People had emotional attachments to the heirlooms
People were waiting for the heirlooms to go up in value
People could not be bothered cleaning out attics and basements
According to "Heirlooms" how has the internet affected the price of value of most family heirlooms?
It has made heirlooms less valuable because they now can be found more easily on the internet
it has made heirlooms more valuable becuase they now can be sold more readily on the internet
It has made heirlooms more expensive because dealers now need to pay people to help them build websites
It has made heirlooms more expensive because people who used to sell their heirlooms cheaply can check the items' value on the internet
As described in the Golden Touch, what are King Midas' two great loves?
the garden and the river
his daughter and gold
dreams and solitude
food and drink
In "The Golden Touch", who grants the king his wish?
a stranger (divine being)
the king himself
a palace servant
the king's daughter
In "The Golden Touch" what is the king's main problem at the breakfast table?
He sees that his daughter is upset
He is unsure about how to store his gold
His food turns to gold before he can swallow it
His cook made hot cakes instead of fish and potatoes
At the end of "The Golden Touch", how does King Midas undo the damage he caused?
He changed flowers to gold
He banished himself
He sprinkles water on the things he touched
According to "The Thrill of the Chase", where is Fenn's treasure hidden?
in the desert east of Los Angeles
In the Mountains north of Santa Fe
In a cave on the shores of the Mississippi
In the Appalachian Mountains
What inspired Fenn to finally hide the treasure?
His cancer returned
He turned 80 a milestone birtday
He sold his gallery and had the money
His wife reminded him of the treasure box
According to "The Thrill" where did Finn place the 9 clue to the treasure's location?
He published them in a newspaper
He wrote the clues in a blogpost on the internet
He wrote them in a poem inside of his memoir
He placed a photocopy of the list of clues at each trailhead
According to "Ads may spur Unhappy Kids" what happens to unhappy kids if they watch a lot of TV?
the want to acquire more possessions
they become more and more unhappy
they become much happier in the long run
they lost much of their interest in possessions
In "Ads May Spur" what does the author feel parents should do to help their kids become less materialistic?
spend more time watching TV with their kids
help them to become more skeptical of consumer ads
take away their cell phones
improve access to computers by placing them in their bedroom
Which of the statements best describes the desires of the girl in "Avarice"?
she must have things that appeal to her
she must consume things that look tasty
she must show off her belongings to others
she must possess things that belong to strangers
What do the parents in "Money" want their children to do with their money?
give some to church and save the rest
donate a portion of their money to the poor
spend their money on needs
use their money to support themselves
At the end of "Money" what do the children imagine?
taking care of an old man
treating the needy just as their parents did
having all the money they could ever need
a world in which no one has to sell things door to door
According to "My Possessions, Myself", why are heirlooms important possessions?
they often have historical value
they symbolize and strengthen a family's sense of identity
they are worth a lot of money
they display fine craftsmanship
According to the author of "My Possessions, Myself" what is an advantage of connecting one's sense of identity to possessions?
they can be just as important as love
they can bring a person pleasure
they can help create a sense of the past
they can show someone's intrinsic worth
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