Gary Soto's 'too Many Tamales'

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Gary Soto

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.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to the book, on which day did everything take place?
    • A. 

      Christmas Eve

    • B. 

      Easter

    • C. 

      Christmas day

    • D. 

      Boxing day

  • 2. 
    How many tamales did Maria and her cousins eat in all?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      26

    • D. 

      24

  • 3. 
    In which year was the book first published?
    • A. 

      1993

    • B. 

      1994

    • C. 

      1992

    • D. 

      1991

  • 4. 
    What occasion were the tamales to be used for?
    • A. 

      Christmas dinner

    • B. 

      Thanksgiving dinner

    • C. 

      Halloween

    • D. 

      Easter dinner

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    Which character suggests cooking another batch of tamales at the end?
    • A. 

      Aunt Sarah

    • B. 

      Aunt Rosa

    • C. 

      Aunt Felicia

    • D. 

      Aunt Michele

  • 7. 
    Which cousin thought he had swallowed something hard?
    • A. 

      Kevin

    • B. 

      Larry

    • C. 

      Danny

    • D. 

      Bruce

  • 8. 
    Who is the author of the story?
    • A. 

      Gary Soto

    • B. 

      Arthur Dorros

    • C. 

      Michele Serros

    • D. 

      Benjamin Alire Saenz

  • 9. 
    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. 

      She had tried it on

  • 10. 
    Within the story, what season is it?
    • A. 

      Summer

    • B. 

      Winter

    • C. 

      Spring

    • D. 

      Autumn