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Big Bang Theory: The Roommate Agreement

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Published: 2.22.2017
Level 6   |   Time: 4:09
Accent: American
Source: Big Bang Theory

Sheldon and Leonard meet for the first time and make the roommate agreement.


    

triangle Directions


  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video above.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary


  • warn (you) off [phv] - tell you to avoid something
  • deranged [adj] - crazy
  • retrospect [n] - a review of the past
  • noble gas [n] - a gas occupying Group 0 of the periodic table
  • radon [n] - a radioactive, noble gas
  • Kirk [n] - the original captain of Star Trek
  • Picard [n] - the second captain of Star Trek
  • barrier [n] - obstacle, test
  • daunting [adj] - difficult
  • post-apocalyptic [adj] - after a nuclear war or major disaster
  • procreating [n] - have children
  • cocky [adj] - arrogant, over-confident

[n] - noun,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective


triangle Background


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Penny Leonard Sheldon

triangle Questions


  1. Why does Leonard knock on the first door?
    to ask about Sheldon
    to ask for directions
    He went to the wrong apartment.

  2. Why does Sheldon ask Leonard about a noble gas?
    He needs help with his work.
    to test Leonard's scientific knowledge
    To make Leonard nervous.

  3. Which Star Trek captain does Leonard like the most?
    Kirk
    Picard
    Janeway

  4. Which Star Trek show does Leonard like the most?
    the Original series
    The Next Generation
    Voyager

  5. How many barriers are there for Leonard to pass to become a roommate?
    three
    four
    five

  6. Which reason does Sheldon NOT mention for wanting a specific chair?
    entertainment
    cost
    temperture

  7. What other language does Sheldon speak?
    Latin
    Spanish
    Greek

  8. What point does Leonard think is in his favor?
    He has a car.
    He has knowledge.
    She is a scientist.

  9. Which answer is not acceptable for the most important task in a post-apocalyptical world?
    making a government
    finding food
    having children


triangle Script


So Sheldon's last roommate tried to warn you off?
For all I knew, he was the crazy one. He had this really deranged look.
Well, yeah, he'd been living with Sheldon.
Sure, it makes sense now. Anyway, I went upstairs and knocked on the door.
Yeah?
Dr. Cooper?
No, you want the crazy guy across the hall.
In retrospect, that was clue number two.
Yes?
I'm Leonard Hofstadter. I called you about the apartment. You said...
I know what I said. I know what you said. I know what my mother said on March 5, 1992. What is the sixth noble gas?
What?
You said you're a scientist. What is the sixth noble gas?
Uh, radon?
Are you asking me or telling me?
Telling you? Telling you.
All right, next question. Kirk or Picard?
Oh, uh, well, that's tricky. Um, well, uh, Original Series over Next Generation, but Picard over Kirk.
Correct. You've passed the first barrier to roommate-hood. You may enter.
Oh, this is pretty nice. Uh, the bedrooms are back there?
That depends.
I don't understand, their, their existence is conditional?
No, but your ability to perceive their existence is conditional on you passing the second and third barriers.
There's three?
Each more daunting than the last. Have a seat.
Okay.
No! That's where I sit!
What's the difference?
This seat is ideally located both in relation to the heat source in the winter and a cross breeze in the summer.
It also faces the television at a direct angle allowing me to immerse myself in entertainment or game play without being subjected to conversation.
As a result, I've placed it in a state of eternal dibs.
Can you do that?
Cathedra mea, regulae meae. That's Latin for my chair, my rules. Now, you said on the phone that your area of study is physics.
Uh, yeah, experimental physics.
Hmm.
What is that?
Doesn't concern you. You'll be going to the university every day?
Yes.
And you have a vehicle?
A car, yeah.
And you'll be willing to drive me?
Well, can't you drive?
I can. I choose not to.
Okay, I suppose I could drive you. Well that's a point in my favour, right?
Why don't you let me do this.
Come on, I just asked.
Last question. In a post-apocalyptic world, which task would you assign the highest priority?
Locating a sustainable food source, re-establishing a functioning government, procreating, or preserving the knowledge of mankind?
Uh, I'm gonna go with preserving the knowledge.
That's correct. FYI, I would have accepted any answer other than procreating. Come, I'll show you the rest of the apartment.
Oh, good. I passed the barriers.
The second barrier. Don't get cocky. This is the bathroom. Are you fairly regular?