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"From the Ted Talk by Diane Benscoter: How cults rewire the brain"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The top picture is a group of Moonies that have been blessed by their messiah. Their mates were chosen for them. The bottom picture is htielr youth. This is the leg of a suicide bobemr. The thing I had to admit to myself, with great repulsion, was that I get it. I understand how this could hepapn. I understand how someone's brain, how someone's mind can come to the place where it makes sense — in fact it would be wrong, when your biarn is working like that — not to try to save the world through gdcionee.

Open Cloze

The top picture is a group of Moonies that have been blessed by their messiah. Their mates were chosen for them. The bottom picture is ______ youth. This is the leg of a suicide ______. The thing I had to admit to myself, with great repulsion, was that I get it. I understand how this could ______. I understand how someone's brain, how someone's mind can come to the place where it makes sense — in fact it would be wrong, when your _____ is working like that — not to try to save the world through ________.

Solution

  1. brain
  2. happen
  3. bomber
  4. genocide
  5. hitler

Original Text

The top picture is a group of Moonies that have been blessed by their messiah. Their mates were chosen for them. The bottom picture is Hitler youth. This is the leg of a suicide bomber. The thing I had to admit to myself, with great repulsion, was that I get it. I understand how this could happen. I understand how someone's brain, how someone's mind can come to the place where it makes sense — in fact it would be wrong, when your brain is working like that — not to try to save the world through genocide.

Important Words

  1. admit
  2. blessed
  3. bomber
  4. bottom
  5. brain
  6. chosen
  7. fact
  8. genocide
  9. great
  10. group
  11. happen
  12. hitler
  13. leg
  14. mates
  15. messiah
  16. mind
  17. moonies
  18. picture
  19. place
  20. repulsion
  21. save
  22. sense
  23. suicide
  24. top
  25. understand
  26. working
  27. world
  28. wrong
  29. youth