The abyssinian invasion

History Homework 

1- Why did Italy invade Abyssinia in 1935?

2- What were the British, French and German reactions to the invasion?

3- What was the League of Nation’s reaction?

4- What was the Hoare-Laval Pact? What impact did it have on the League?

5- “It is us today. It will be you tomorrow.” Who said this, where and why?

6- What did Germany, Japan, Italy and Spain sign between 1936 and 1941?


  1. She did it as revenge because of the failure of her previous invasions. Italy invaded Abyssinia because she was worried about Germany’s rearmament, Hitler’s power and her union with Austria. They were competing (imperialism). Also, the aim was to distract her people from the económicas crisis the country was going through. 
  2. They do not object to Italy doing this. Hitler shared Mussolini’s idea of expanding his empire. 
  3. It generated a trade ban that prohibited the selling of oil, so that they couldn’t have a modern army. However, the USA continued trading with Italy. 
  4. Hoare: British Politician, Laval: French politician. They attempted to do a Secret Deal outside the LoN with Mussolini. In this deal Mussolini would receive the best parts of Abyssinia and the poorer parts would be left independent. However the public got to know about the deal. What left France and Britain in a terrible and disappointing position for its people as they were the main members of the LoN and where going against what they personally proposed. 
  5. Haile Selassie said this, the Emperor of Ethiopia. It was in a speech he made for the League of Nations.
  6. Italy, Germany and Japan signed the Anti-Comintern pact, trying to stop communism and promising to help each other if they were threatened by communists. In 1936, Spain signed the pact too. 

The Moving Finger

The Moving Finger 

Edith Wharton

  1.  Edith Wharton was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and designer. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1921.

Birth: January 24, 1862

Death: August 11, 1937

Edith Newbold Jones

January 24, 1862


August 11, 1937 (aged 75)

Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France

2) EEUU, New York

3) Edith Wharton wrote several of her novels there, including The House of Mirth (1905), the first of many chronicles of life in old New York.

4) Wharton drew upon her insider’s knowledge of the upper class New York «aristocracy» to realistically portray the lives and morals of the Gilded Age.

5) GOTHIC: Description Gothic fiction, which is largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times romance.

UNCANNY: Strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way.



  • Plasma: mostly water, carries nutrients 
  • Red blood cells: made in the bone marrow, do not live very long (no nucleus), work fast, contain haemoglobin (carries oxygen) 
  • White blood cells: Have nucleus, can move around easily, fight pathogens 
  • Platelets: small cells, blood clotting, do not have nucleus 

Transport in blood

  • Blood’s main function: to transport substances 
  • Blood cell shape: donut
  • Lungs, oxygen diffuses, forms oxyhaemoglobin
  • Arteries from aorta, supply oxygen, turns to hemoglobin 
  • OxyHb and Hb colours