Los Higos (figs) cloned 5/21/2019
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by Flora Diaz
| 10 Questions
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What items did not get destroyed with the fire? SELECT ALL THAT APPLY
the trunk that sat at the foot of the bed
the front door of the house
the handmade gifts from Mama for "someday"
Esperanza's last porcelain doll from her dad
the grapes in the vineyards
cast iron skillets
the visa papers that they need to get in to the United States
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Mama looked at Esperanza with eyes that said "forgive me" is an example of personification because eyes can not say things, what is the purpose for this figurative language?
the author wanted the reader to know that Mama's eyes had minds of their own and they spoke their mind
the author wanted the reader to know that Mama was very sorry for what she was going to say
the author wanted the reader to know that Mama was selfish and she wanted to be Tio Luis's wife so she can have a big, new beautiful house
the author wanted the reader to know that Mama's eyes were loud and that Mama couldn't control their language
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What caused Mama to change her attitude about the proposal?
Mama realized that Tio Luis was a cute goat and that she found him attractive
Mama saw that Tio Luis was a good man after all and that he deserved a chance
Mama saw the servants and worried about what would happen to them if she rejected Tio Luis again
Mama knew that Papa wanted her to marry Tio Luis and let him send Esperanza to school in another city
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What are the options that Mama and Esperanza had if she said "No" to Tio Luis's proposal? SELECT ALL THAT APPLY.
Mama and Esperanza would have to leave El Rancho de las Rosas
They would have to depend on charity of others because they would have no income
They can move to another part of Mexico and be as rich as they were before
They can leave to the United States with Senor Rodriguez and Marisol
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Why did Abuelita tell Esperanza "Do not be afraid to start over"?
Esperanza was crocheting again and her zig zags were crooked and lopsided and Abuelita wanted Esperanza to understand that she must crochet perfectly or else it would look sloppy.
Esperanza wanted to move to the United States and start a new life and Abuelita was trying to convince Esperanza that it was best they stay and start re-building their home little by little.
Esperanza was afraid of leaving the place where she had lived all her life and Abuelita was trying to convince Esperanza that moving away would be the best thing even if it is a difficult journey.
Esperanza didn't want Mama to marry anyone else and Abuelita was trying to convince Esperanza that she should accept her mom marrying someone else because Mama must move on.
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Why did everyone laugh at Esperanza when she said "And... I could work, too"? SELECT ONE ANSWER
Esperanza said this to make them laugh and lighten up the mood
They knew Esperanza would be the best worker in the field
They knew Esperanza did not know the meaning of hard work
Esperanza did a silly dance as she said this to them
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What is significant about the myth of the phoenix and why does Abuelita mention it to Esperanza?
It is a bird that crawls up from the ground when it is born, Abuelita is saying that they will crawl out of this burnt ground that they are in to more muddy grounds.
It is a bird that is reborn from it's own ashes, Abuelita is saying that they will rise again from the ashes from the burning house to a better life ahead of them.
It is a bird that rises from it's nest, Abuelita is saying that they will rise from the nest called the Rancho de las Rosas to a better living arrangement in another nest.
It is a bird that sinks to a garden, Abuelita is saying that they will sink to a new garden in a new country, the United States and live a better life.
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What could the blanket symbolize in the story? It has appeared twice already, once when they were waiting for Papa to return, and now that they are about to leave to the United States. Abuelita says "After you have lived many mountains and valleys, we will be together".
The blanket could represent the weather, the mountains (top of zig zags) could be warm and nice summer weather and the valleys (bottom of the zig zags) could be cold winter weather.
The blanket could represent the good and bad people in their lives, the mountains (top of zig zags) could be the good uncles, the valleys (bottom of the zig zags) could be the bad servants.
The blanket could represent feelings toward nature, the mountains (top of zig zags) could be love and affection and the valleys (bottom of zig zags) could be hatred.
The blanket could represent the ups and downs of life, the mountains (top of zig zags) could be the moments of happiness and joy and the valleys (bottoms of zig zags) would be the moments of struggle and pain.
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Why was Esperanza confused about the poor box from the convent?
Esperanza did not understand that the clothes was for them and she first thought the clothes was a donation for other poor people.
Esperanza did not know that they needed costumes to leave the ranch and that the trunk had their costumes.
Esperanza did not think the clothes inside the box would fit her and wondered if she should exchange them for a bigger size.
Esperanza thought the nuns accidentally dropped the box when they took Abuelita.
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"He wouldn't be grinning like a proud rooster" is an example of which figurative language?
hyperbole
metaphor
onomatopoeia
simile
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