# Gary Soto's 'too Many Tamales'

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Whiles helping her parents, Maria loses her mum's diamond ring in the dough for tamales. She and her cousins decide to eat all the tamales and find the ring.

• 1.

### Who is the author of the story?

• A.

Gary Soto

• B.

Arthur Dorros

• C.

Michele Serros

• D.

Benjamin Alire Saenz

A. Gary Soto
Explanation
The author of the story is Gary Soto.

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• 2.

### Where was the diamond ring all along?

• A.

In the kitchen cabinet

• B.

On Maria's mum's finger

• C.

In the sink

• D.

In the oven

B. On Maria's mum's finger
Explanation
The diamond ring was on Maria's mum's finger all along.

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• 3.

### Which cousin thought he had swallowed something hard?

• A.

Kevin

• B.

Larry

• C.

Danny

• D.

Bruce

C. Danny
Explanation
Danny is the cousin who thought he had swallowed something hard.

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• 4.

### How many tamales did Maria and her cousins eat in all?

• A.

20

• B.

30

• C.

26

• D.

24

D. 24
Explanation
The answer is 24 because it is the only option that matches the question. The question asks for the total number of tamales that Maria and her cousins ate, and 24 is the only option provided.

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• 5.

### What occasion were the tamales to be used for?

• A.

Christmas dinner

• B.

Thanksgiving dinner

• C.

Halloween

• D.

Easter dinner

A. Christmas dinner
Explanation
The tamales were to be used for Christmas dinner.

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• 6.

### Which character suggests cooking another batch of tamales at the end?

• A.

Aunt Sarah

• B.

Aunt Rosa

• C.

Aunt Felicia

• D.

Aunt Michele

B. Aunt Rosa
Explanation
Aunt Rosa suggests cooking another batch of tamales at the end.

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• 7.

### In which year was the book first published?

• A.

1993

• B.

1994

• C.

1996

• D.

1991

A. 1993
Explanation
The book was first published by The Putnam and Grosset Group in 1993.

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• 8.

### Why did Maria think she was responsible for losing the ring?

• A.

Her hand had hit it into the sink

• B.

She had put it in her pocket

• C.

She had dropped it into the dough

• D.

D. She had tried it on
Explanation
Maria thought she was responsible for losing the ring because she had tried it on. This suggests that while trying on the ring, she may have accidentally dropped or misplaced it, leading to her belief that she was responsible for its loss.

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• 9.

### According to the book, on which day did everything take place?

• A.

Christmas Eve

• B.

Easter

• C.

Christmas day

• D.

Boxing day

A. Christmas Eve
Explanation
The correct answer is Christmas Eve because the book states that everything took place on that particular day.

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• 10.

### Within the story, what season is it?

• A.

Summer

• B.

Winter

• C.

Spring

• D.

Autumn

B. Winter
Explanation
The correct answer is winter. This can be inferred from the question asking about the season within the story. The other options, summer, spring, and autumn, are not mentioned in the question and therefore are not relevant to the answer.

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