|Question||In Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss, Horton the Elephant hears voices coming from a speck of dust. He soon learns that the speck is actually a tiny planet where the Whos live. None of the other animals in the jungle can hear the Whos and they threaten to boil the speck in Beezelnut Oil. The only way the Whos can save themselves is by making so much noise that the other animals in the jungle can hear them. Horton and the Mayor of Whoville have trouble convincing all of the Whos to contribute to the noise making effort. Finally, “a very small shirker named JoJo” joins in and together all of the Whos make enough noise to avoid disaster.
Dr. Seuss (whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel) took two economics classes at Dartmouth College while he was an undergraduate. Do you think he did well in those classes?