On Dumpster Diving? by Lars Eighner

1. Eighner begins the essay by explaining where the term ?Dumpster? originated. Why do you think he begins this way?

2. What is Eighner?s opinion of college students? Why is scavenging around a college campus so effective for him?

3. Define the following vocabulary words from the essay. Use each word in a sentence of your own. Briefly explain why the author of the essay chose to use these words.

a. Scrounging (139)

i. Definition:

ii. Part of Speech:

iii. Sentence:

iv. Why does the author use this word?

b. Sinecure (150)

i. Definition:

ii. Part of Speech:

iii. Sentence:

iv. Why does the author use this word?

4. Write one discussion question about this essay. What would you like to talk about? Your question cannot have a yes/no answer.

a. Additionally, write a 5-6 sentence answer to your question. How would you answer the question if someone asked you?

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