"Lather And Nothing Else" By Hernando Tellez

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Answer the following questions about the short story read in class, September 20, 2010

  
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  • 1. 
    What makes the barber nervous when the customer enters the shop?
    • A. 

      The customer has guards with him

    • B. 

      He realizes who the customer is

    • C. 

      He worries that the customer will the notice the object he has hidden in the room


  • 2. 
    What does the line "I estimated he had four-days' growth of beard, the four days he had been gone on the last foray after our men" tell the reader?
    • A. 

      That the customer does not want to be recognized

    • B. 

      That the customer works in rescue operations

    • C. 

      That the customer is a powerful man

    • D. 

      That the customer and the barber are on opposite sids of the conflict


  • 3. 
    What fantasy does the barber entertain as he shaves his customer?
    • A. 

      He imagines Torres making him a general in the army

    • B. 

      He imagines being awarded a fancy new barbershop and new tools

    • C. 

      He imagines his customer's death

    • D. 

      He imagines escaping the fate that awaits him that night


  • 4. 
    The action of this short story suggests that the two men re living in a country_______.
    • A. 

      That has recently lost its king

    • B. 

      That is under the rule of an oppressive regime

    • C. 

      That has recently adopted democracy

    • D. 

      That is at war with another country


  • 5. 
    My boss is so________________, she checks in with us even when she is on vacation.
    • A. 

      Conscientious

    • B. 

      Indelible

    • C. 

      Regime

    • D. 

      Rejuvenate


  • 6. 
    The ocean's waves made Trixie queasy, so she was glad when the boat reached the _________________water of the harbor.
    • A. 

      Tranquil

    • B. 

      Emit

    • C. 

      Venture

    • D. 

      Rejuvenate


  • 7. 
    Eating a piece of fruit in the afternoon will ___________________you better than a candy bar.
    • A. 

      Rejuvenate

    • B. 

      Emit

    • C. 

      Indelible

    • D. 

      Conscientious


  • 8. 
    This story is told in ________________.
    • A. 

      First-person point of view

    • B. 

      Mood

    • C. 

      Setting

    • D. 

      Third-person point of view


  • 9. 
    The_____________ of this story is a barber.
    • A. 

      Narrator

    • B. 

      Internal monologue

    • C. 

      Point of view

    • D. 

      Mood


  • 10. 
    A short story's _____________ is also known as its atmosphere.
    • A. 

      Setting

    • B. 

      Mood

    • C. 

      Point of view

    • D. 

      Irony


  • 11. 
    To describe _________________, you must know the time and place in which a story takes place.
    • A. 

      Denouement

    • B. 

      Conflict

    • C. 

      Setting

    • D. 

      Characterization


  • 12. 
    A character's ____________can share private thoughts and feelings.
    • A. 

      Theme

    • B. 

      Mood

    • C. 

      Conflict

    • D. 

      Internal monologue


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