Unit 1 Test Questions

Unit 1.1  My Diary from Here to There

1. Why do Amada's parents decide to move to Los Angeles?

2. Where does the family stay while Amada's father is in Los Angeles?

3. How does Amada feel when she first learns about her family's plan to move?

4. Why does Amada's grandmother five her a journal?

5. Why does the rest of the family stay behind while Amada's father goes ahead to California?

6.  From the deails in this story, you can tell that Amada's brothers behave how?

7.  Know vocabulary word definitions.

8. At the end of the story, why does Amada realize that she is stronger than she thought?  Expalin your answer in your own words and cite text evidence.

Unit 1.2  The Adventures of Ali Bab Bernstein

1.  Why does David Bernstein change his name to Ali Bab Bernstein?

2.  What is most unusual about David's birthday party?

3.  Where does DAvid choose the name Ali Baba from?

4.  Why does the librarian suggest that David read The Arabian Nights?

5.  How do David's parents feel when he asks to be called by a different name?

6.  Where does David's birthday party take place?

7.  Know the definitions of the vocabulary words.

8.  How does the birthday party help David feel better about his name.  Explain in your own words and then cite the text evidence.

Unit 1.3  Kid Reporters at Work

1.  Be able to find similarities between the United Nations and the World Children Organization.

2.  According to the article, all TFK kid reports must be good at what?

3.  In 2002, Terrence Cheromacka got the opportunity to cover what important event?

4.  By age 11, Andre Hsu was working as what?

5.  Why did Andrew Hsu and his brother start producing videos?

6.  According to the article, both Terrence Cheromcka and Andrew Hsu are what?

7.  Know the definitions of the vocabulary words.

8.  What are some ways in which Terrence and Martin are different?  Explain in your own words and then cite the text evidence to support your answer.

Unit 1.4  The Astronaut and the Onion

1.  Where does Gloria meet the astronaut?

What does Gloria do just before she mees Dr. Street?

3.  Dr. Street tells Gloria she should tame her fears by doing what?

4.  What word best describes Dr. Street?

5.  What does Gloria and Dr. Street have in common?

6.  What did Dr. Street like best about being an astronaut?

7.  Know the definitions of the vocabulary words.

8,  What does Dr. Street teach Gloria about fear?  Explain in your own words and then cite the text evidence to support your answer.

Unit 1.5  Because of Winn-Dixie

1.  Be able to sequence what happens in the library with Miss Franny.

2.  What happens right after Winn-Dixie stand on his hind legs and peeks through the library window?

3.  When the narrator says tha Winn-Dixie has "a large heart", she means what about Winn-Dixie?

4.  What can you tell about the narrator's behavior?

5.  How are Miss Franny and the narrator alike?

6.  What does Miss Franny do when Amanda Wilkinson asks if dogs are allow in the library?

7.  Know the definitions of the vocabulary words.

8.  When the narrator says that she sometimes feels friendless in a new town, why is this information important to the story?  Explain in your own words and then cite the text evidence to support your answer.

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