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All of us love Disney cartoons and Disneyland. Where and how did they happen? Disney is actually the last name of Walter Disney who was born on 5th December, 1901 near Chicago, USA. As a young boy, Walt was good at drawing and painting. His neighbours and family friends liked his works and used to buy them. Walt later studied at Chicago Art Institute and worked as a cartoonist after that. He then went into the animation business and created cartoon films called Laugh-O-Grams. True to their name, they made people laugh and were a big hit. He made shows of fairytales also. Sadly, he started losing a lot of money and had to close down his business. But Walt didn’t stop trying. He moved to Hollywood.
In 1929, he and his brother started a company called Silly Symphonies. They made many successful shows together. Remember Mickey Mouse and his friends Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto? In 1937, they released the film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It became their first animated film and a huge success. Walt then opened Disney Studios but it was not easy though. The animators went on strike and left but Walt was not discouraged. He continued to make great animated films. Who can forget Cinderella, Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan? We still enjoy them, don’t we?
Five years later, Walt opened Disneyland in Los Angeles, California. The place came to be known as ‘the happiest place in the world’. Here, children explored various lands, enjoyed rides and met Disney characters. Their parents were happy to go with them. Just like parents and children do to this day. Nowadays children can visit Disneyland in Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai too.
Walt never gave up, no matter what happened. He taught us that dreams come true if we follow them. Walter Disney died on December 15, 1966 at the age of 65. Disneyland lives on.How many Disney theme parks are there right now?
Is it not four?
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Jay struck the ball beautifully over mid-on and it flew over the rope for a six, winning the game for us on the final over.
AJay struck the ball beautifully
Bover mid-on and it flew over
Cthe rope for a six, winning the game
Dfor us on the final over.
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Duncan and his magician teacher, Meerfus, were at the market. They went to the market several times a month, especially for fresh vegetables or ingredients for wands. One never could tell what would be useful in a wand. Meerfus lingered by some cages of various birds. He eyed a few chickens critically, and Duncan watched, trying to guess the reasoning behind Meerfus' interest. "Will we make a wand that helps you fly?" Asked Duncan excitedly. Flying seemed pretty fun, after all. Meerfus raised an eyebrow at him, as if he were crazy. "I'm thinking about dinner, Duncan."
"Oh." Duncan said, crestfallen that it was something as simple as that. Meerfus selected a chicken in a wicker cage, paid for it, and handed the cage to Duncan to carry. The anxious bird squawked loudly and pecked at his fingers through the cage. Duncan carried it dutifully, feeling foolish. Next, they stopped by some farmers' tables. Meerfus selected some cucumbers, a sack of potatoes, which they put in their rolling cart, and some tomatoes on the vine. "Will those vines help us make a magic wand that tangles up people's feet?" Duncan inquired. Meerfus eyed his apprentice again. "No, they're for a salad. We need something to eat with our chicken."
Duncan sighed, wrong again, and trudged alongside his master. They next stopped at a booth that sold fishing supplies. There were all manners of hooks, lures and fishing implements. Meerfus seemed particularly interested in the fishing flies, ones that looked almost like butterflies or mayflies with hidden hooks. "Are we going to make a wand that helps you catch fish with the those flies?" worried, asked Duncan. He'd already been wrong twice. Could his intuitions be so wrong? Meerfus laughed. "No, I actually enjoy fishing. I was thinking about going again in the river down the road."
Duncan groaned in frustration. "How am I so wrong today? I cannot believe you are not trying to get things for wands! How am I so clueless?" Meerfus laughed, shaking his head. "You are not as wrong as you think, just distracted. You didn't notice me pick up pheasant feathers while you handled the chicken. Those are for a wand of slow descent, which helps people fall without getting hurt. That is something like flying, right?" "And the vegetables?" Duncan asked suspiciously. "The flowers from cucumber vines are not only pretty, but they do help in a wand of coloured lights, a wand of plant growth, or a wand of dazzling." "Was there anything at the fishing booth? There had to be."
Meerfus winked at his student. "What do you think?" Duncan thought hard, trying to remember what else Meerfus had touched or bought. "Was it the fishing line that you bought?" "Exactly; it does make for a great wand of fish catching once we get some fish scales!" Duncan laughed in relief. His instincts were not so wrong - he just had to be more observant. It was all in the details!Give a suitable title to the passage.
ADuncan and Meerfus
BThe Wondrous Ingredients for Wands
CThe Pheasant's Feathers
DThe Wand of Fish Catching
why can't the answer be A ?
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I am so pleased that the new headmaster is so happy and willing to ________ the virtue of hard work and honesty.
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