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As it is used in paragraph 6, the word risks refers to —
breaks in a routine
suggestions from others
skills that are difficult to learn
actions that could lead to failure
"In fact, it’s difficult to imagine a world
today without grocery store check-out
counters lined with colorful packages of
minty or fruit-flavored gum."
The description in this sentence helps the reader understand that -
gum has become more expensive
gum is a common and popular product
shoppers often forget to buy gum until the last minute
there are more flavors of gum than there used to be
Based on the author’s descriptions of Wrigley’s career, the reader can infer that
gave away more gum than he sold
did not try to help the family business
rarely learned from his own experiences
was not afraid to try new approaches
The reader knows that this selection is a biography because it —
explains why so many people enjoy chewing Wrigley’s gum
tells about the events in Wrigley’s life that led to his success
tells why Wrigley decided to start selling chewing gum
explains Wrigley’s belief that advertising was important
Based on the selection, how does the author most likely feel about Wrigley?
The author admires Wrigley for his interesting ideas and hard work.
The author is amazed that Wrigley’s simple methods brought him success.
The author is bothered by the fact that Wrigley made so few gum flavors.
The author wishes Wrigley had used his talents on something other than gum.
Which theme is best supported by details in this selection?
Finding joy in personal work can lead to success.
Working with others is the best way to solve a problem.
Thinking creatively helps people achieve their goals.
Showing respect to the boss is an important part of any job.