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8th Grade Questions A day's Wait & From Barrio Boy

Posted by Jessica Rios on 4 Ee marzo Ee 2018 a las 9:45

I. Answer the following questions in complete sentences:

 

 

1. Who are the characters of the story?

 

 

2. What was the problem in the story?

 

 

3. Where was the main character from?

 

 

4. How did he feel in the beginning of the story?

 

 

5. What was the grade he was in?

 

 

Order of Events: Write the correct number next to the correct event.

 

 

________ We crossed the hall and entered the office of Miss Nettie Hopley.

 

 

________ My mother and I walked south on Fifth Street one morning to the corner of Q Street

 

and turned right.

 

 

________ Miss Ryan took me to a seat at the front of the room, into which I shrank—the better to

 

survey her.

 

 

________ Miss Hopley saw her to the door, dismissed our interpreter and without further ado

 

took me by the hand and strode down the hall to Miss Ryan’s first grade.

 

 

________ I received private lessons from Miss Ryan in the closet, a narrow hall off the classroom

 

with a door at each end.

 

 

________ My pals in the second grade were Kazushi, whose parents spoke only Japanese;

 

Matti, a skinny Italian boy; and Manuel, a fat Portuguese who would never get into a fight but

 

wrestled you to the ground and just sat on you.

 

 

________. “Ernesto has learned how to pronounce butterfly!”

 

 

_______ It was easy for me to feel that becoming a proud American, as she said we should, did

 

not mean feeling ashamed of being a Mexican.

 

 

_______ Friends in the barrio explained that the director was called a principal, and that it was a

 

lady and not a man.

 

 

________ I tried interrupting to tell Miss Ryan how we said it in Spanish.

 

 

________ Half of the block was occupied by the Lincoln School.

 

 

Plot Map of the Story: Fill in the following by writing the correct action.

 

 

Ex

 

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Rising Action: What problem is presented? What challenges does the protagonist face?

 

 

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Climax: What problem or obstacle does the protagonist face and overcome? What does he achieve?

 

 

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Falling Action: How does the protagonist fix these challenges?

 

 

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Resolution: What has the protagonist learned from the experience?

 

 

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A DAY'S WAIT

 

 

Answer the following questions s related to the story in complete sentences:

 

 

 

 

1. What time of the year does the story take place? And where?

 

 

2. What is the main character sick with? What does the doctor say?

 

 

3. Who is the main character of the story? Explain how you know.

 

 

4. Who is the story’s narrator?

 

 

5. What is happening in the story?

 

 

 

 

II. Compare the two stories From Barrio Boy and A Day’s Wait, create a Venn Diagram

 

 

III. Choose the correct answer:

 

 

1. Which of the following plot events explains why Schatz cries easily at the

 

 

End of the story?

 

 

A. Schatz realizes he isn’t dying after all

 

 

B. Schatz receives 3 medicines from the doctor

 

 

C. Schatz believes he is going to die from his flu

 

 

D. Schatzʼs father goes hunting and leaves his son in the house

 

 

2. At which point in the story is Schatzʼs internal conflict resolved?

 

 

A. When Papa explains to him that there are 2 temperature scales

 

 

B. When he does not pay attention to the story Papa reads

 

 

C. When he hears that his temperature is102 degrees.

 

 

D. When Papa goes hunting and leaves Schatz in the house

 

 

3. What is the theme of “A Dayʼs Wait”?

 

 

A. Jumping to conclusions can cause you unnecessary worry

 

 

B. Keeping windows open in the winter will make you sick.

 

 

C.. Sleep as much as you can while you are sick.

 

 

D. High temperatures make you believe things that are false.

 

 

4. Which of the following details best demonstrates that Schatz does not want his father

 

 

to worry about him?

 

 

A. He insists that he is all right, even though he feels sick.

 

 

B. He tells his father that he doesn’t have to stay if it will bother him.

 

 

C. He goes a long time without discussing his fears with his father.

 

 

D. All of the above

 

 

5. At what point in the story can you determine the theme?

 

 

A. When Schatzʼs father goes hunting while Schatz is in bed

 

 

B. When Schatz realizes he confused the 2 different thermometer scales

 

 

C. When Schatz closes the window while his parents are still asleep

 

 

D. When the doctor visits the house and brings medicine for Schatz

 

 

6. What is the meaning of the word “covey” in line 53?

 

 

A. An animal

 

 

B. A gun

 

 

C. A group

 

 

D. A forest

 

 

7. With which method is the plot in "A Day's Wait" told?

 

 

A. chronologically

 

 

B. in flashback

 

 

C. with much foreshadowing

 

 

IV. Respond to the following Question in a complete sentence, with coherence.

 

 

I. Why is the title "A Day's Wait" an appropriate title?

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