Inside Out and Back Again - Focal Passage 3 - TDQs
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by David Jaramillo
| 12 Questions
Note from the author:
DCPS TDQs for Focal Passage #3 (2017-2018)
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2
1
1 pt
What does the word needing in the second stanza most likely mean?
A. drinking water
B. playing around
C. looking for food
D. going to the bathroom
2
1 pt
What is emphasized by the use of the word bamboo in stanza 6?
A. they like plants
B. they are more flexible
C. looking for their mother
D. growing taller
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4
3
1 pt
What happens in the middle of the night in the poem "One Engine?"
A. Ha is looking out into the water.
B. The boat stops and switches to one engine to avoid getting caught.
C. The people start jumping off to another boat.
D. Ha's brothers start fighting over space on the boat.
4
1 pt
How does the author show Mother's love for Ha in the poem "One Engine?"
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5
1 pt
Why does the commander limit rations in the poem "One Engine?"
A. He wants to save fod for himself.
B. The food was going bad.
C. They needed to make sure the food lasts the long trip.
D. The people on the boat were stealing the food.
6
1 pt
What evidence from the text supports your response to Questions 5?
A. "...don't waste strength moving around."
B. "…it’s impossible to predict how much longer we will be floating.”
C. "...only at morning and at night, and one cup of water all day."
D. "...Thailand is much further on one engine."
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7
1 pt
What does the figurative langauge in the sentence “We clap and clap as the ships draw together and kiss” mean as it is used in the poem “A Kiss?”
8
1 pt
In the poem “A Kiss,” what happens on Há’s ship after they meet the American ship?
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9
1 pt
What is Mother's point of view about sharing in the poem "A Kiss?"
A. Sharing is learned in pre-school.
B. Ha's mother doesn't wnat to share her food.
C. Ha thinks her mother is selfish.
D. Mother believes that people should want to share when they are in need.
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1 pt
What are the reasons Há’s mother has to consider when deciding whether the family should go to France, Canada, or America in the poem “Choose?” Drag and drop the reason with the correct country.
  • Bigger Vietnamese population that could make their transition easier.
  • They know another Vietnamese family here.
  • Children will have more educational and career opportunities.
  • France
  • Canada
  • America
11
1 pt
How does the poem “Choose” contribute to the development of Há’s mother’s character?
A. Mother is seen as a person that takes advantage of people.
B. Mother wants to live somewhere that's comfortable.
C. Mother shows that she cares about her children's future.
D. Mother wants to go back to Vietnam.
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12
1 pt
Based on the poem “Another Tent City,” what does the word “amends” most likely mean as it is used in the last stanza?
A. to keep
B. to throw away
C. to show off
D. to change
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