classroom scene starship troopers

Classroom Scene,

Starship Troopers




sum attention pay attention
derive sum up pay/paid/paid (2)
failure science democracy
chaos authority social scientist
moral veterans bring/brought/brought (2)
citizen issue (2) take/took/taken (2)
last (2) stability generation
value impose know/knew/known
vote civilian teach/taught/taught
allow reward federation
virtue wonder give/gave/given
brink violence believe (2)
solve explore exercise (2)
if any destroy say/said/said
defend recognize take control
factor contrary bad/worse/worst
wish probably wishful thinking
accept personal think/thought/thought (2)
exact opinion forget/forgot/forgotten
safety resolve responsibility
text supreme understand/understood/understood
doubt force (2) naked (2)
civic reach up bit/bite/bitten






Teacher: “Rico. Rico. RICO!!! Pay attention.”

Rico, Student: “Sorry Mr. Rasczak.”
Teacher: “Let’s sum up: this year we explored the failure of democracy, while the social scientists brought our world to the brink of chaos. We talked about the veterans; how they took control and imposed the stability that has lasted for generations since.

You know these facts. But have I taught you anything of value this year, hmm?

You, why are only citizens allowed to vote?

Male Student, Two: “It’s a reward; what the Federation gives you for doing Federal service.”

Teacher: “No. No. Something given has NO value. Look when you vote you are
exercising political authority; you’re using force.

And force my friends is violence — the supreme authority from which all other authority is derived.

Female Student, One: “Uh my mother always said violence never solves anything.

Teacher: “Really? I wonder what the city fathers of Hiroshima would say about that. You.”

Female Student, Two: “They probably wouldn’t say anything: Hiroshima was destroyed.”

Teacher: Correct. Naked force has resolved more issues throughout history than any other factor. The contrary opinion that violence never solves anything is wishful thinking at its worst. People who forget that always pay.

Rico what’s the moral difference, if any, between a civilian and a citizen?”

Rico: “A citizen accepts personal responsibility for the safety of the Body Politic, defending it with his life. A civilian does not.”

Teacher: “The exact words of the text — But do you understand it? Do you believe it?”

Rico: “I don’t know.”

Teacher: “Of course you don’t. I doubt anyone here would recognize civic virtue if it reached up and bit you in the ass.”

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ABCDEFG. In the beginning, Rico, the male student was listening to the teacher. True or false?

Art. Was this a math class? Was the teacher teaching math to the students?

Stories. Rico was taking notes with a pencil and notebook. Is this right or wrong?

Reading. Did only the teacher speak?

Spelling. Was the teacher nice and friendly or strict and stern?

Writing. The students raised their hands before speaking. Is this correct or incorrect?

Math. Were Rico and the girl interested in the lecture?

History. Is Rico a genius, very smart, smart, in the middle, a bit stupid, a dunce or moron?
Science. I studied civics, political science, history and philosophy at school. Yes or no?

Literature. Is your class similar to this, or is it different? How is your class similar to and, or different from this class?

Physics. Are there lots of TV shows and movies set in classrooms or with classroom scenes? Have you seen lots of TV shows and movies set in classrooms or with classroom scenes?

Chemistry. Are all students the same or are they different in classroom behavior?

Informatics. Do all teachers teach the same or do they differ?

Biology. My friends and I would like to become teachers.

Social Studies. What might happen in the future?

PE (Physical Education). How would you like classes to be taught or how would you like students to learn?

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