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Secondary – October 31

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was published on this date in 1892. One of the most famous quotes that Arthur Conan Doyle wrote for Holmes is this one: “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” Describe how you would approach a problem when more than one truth remains after you’ve eliminated the impossible.

Secondary – October 30

“Genius … is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.” -Ezra Pound, born this date in 1885. Pick an item in the room and come up with 10 things to do with it.

Secondary – October 29

“I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding.” -James Boswell, born this date in 1740. Explain which you think is more important: answers or questions.

Secondary – October 28

“The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.” -Desiderius Erasmus, born on this date in 1466. Use examples to defend or attack this idea.

Secondary – October 25

On this day in 1854, the Crimean War Battle of Balaclava that inspired Alfred, Lord Tennyson to write his famous poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” took place. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzpW3u8XR6s[/youtube] Describe the point at which your obligation to follow the orders of your boss ceases.

Secondary – October 24

Solve for x.

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