5th - Love As Strong As Ginger

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5th - Love As Strong As Ginger - Quiz

The book gives us a glimpse of what immigrant families go through to create a better life for their families. When Katie accompanies GninGnin to the crab cannery she develops a new found respect for her grandmother. What more do you recall about this book? Give the quiz a try.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why do GninGnin's gloves smell like the sea?

    • A.

      She goes fishing with them.

    • B.

      She cracks crab with them.

    • C.

      She washes boats with them.

    Correct Answer
    B. She cracks crab with them.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She cracks crab with them." This suggests that GninGnin's gloves smell like the sea because she uses them to crack crab, which likely involves being in close proximity to the ocean or seafood.

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  • 2. 

    What does it mean when GninGnin says crab tastes like hard work?

    • A.

      Crab is too expensive for her.

    • B.

      Crab makes her think of her job.

    • C.

      Crab isn't as good as other seafood.

    Correct Answer
    B. Crab makes her think of her job.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Crab makes her think of her job." This means that when GninGnin says crab tastes like hard work, it implies that eating crab reminds her of her job. This could suggest that she associates the taste of crab with the effort and labor involved in her work, possibly indicating that her job is demanding or challenging.

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  • 3. 

    Why does GninGnin wear gloves?

    • A.

      GninGnin wears gloves to protect her hands from being cut by the crab shells.

    • B.

      GninGnin wears gloves to keep her hands warm while on the fishing boats.

    • C.

      GninGnin wears gloves to protect her hands from the icy cold weather.

    Correct Answer
    A. GninGnin wears gloves to protect her hands from being cut by the crab shells.
    Explanation
    GninGnin wears gloves to protect her hands from being cut by the crab shells. This is because when handling crabs, their shells can be sharp and can cause cuts or injuries to the hands. Wearing gloves provides a physical barrier between the hands and the crab shells, reducing the risk of any potential harm or accidents.

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  • 4. 

    Why does GninGnin put a net and a bandana on her granddaughter's head?

    • A.

      GninGnin does this so her granddaugher's head will stay warm on the boat.

    • B.

      GninGnin does this so her granddaughter will not get a "crabhead".

    • C.

      GninGnin does this so her granddaugher will have a head like a crab.

    Correct Answer
    B. GninGnin does this so her granddaughter will not get a "crabhead".
    Explanation
    GninGnin puts a net and a bandana on her granddaughter's head to prevent her from getting a "crabhead". This suggests that there may be a risk of the granddaughter's head being exposed to something that could cause a condition referred to as "crabhead". By covering her head with a net and a bandana, GninGnin is taking precautionary measures to protect her granddaughter from this potential condition.

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  • 5. 

    What is different about the way GninGnin moves around at work compared to how she moves at home?

    • A.

      She moves like a crab.

    • B.

      She moves very slowly with her body bent over.

    • C.

      She moves very quickly and strongly at work and her whole body shakes.

    Correct Answer
    C. She moves very quickly and strongly at work and her whole body shakes.
  • 6. 

    Why does one of GninGnin's friends give the crabmeat a bath?

    • A.

      She gives the crabmeat a bath so that the pieces of shell will sink and the meat will float.

    • B.

      She gives the crabmeat a bath so that the crabmeat won't smell.

    • C.

      She gives the crabmeat a bath so that it is clean and ready to eat.

    Correct Answer
    A. She gives the crabmeat a bath so that the pieces of shell will sink and the meat will float.
    Explanation
    The friend gives the crabmeat a bath so that the pieces of shell will sink and the meat will float. This suggests that the friend wants to separate the shell from the meat in order to make it easier to clean and prepare the crabmeat for consumption. By giving it a bath, the friend is likely using water to help remove any remaining shell fragments and ensure that only the meat is left behind.

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  • 7. 

    What makes GninGnin look like a strange bird to her granddaughter?

    • A.

      GninGnin looks like a strange bird because of the way she walks and waves her arms.

    • B.

      GninGnin looks like a strange bird because of the net she wears on her head.

    • C.

      GninGnin looks like a strange bird because she is covered with little pieces of crabmeat.

    Correct Answer
    C. GninGnin looks like a strange bird because she is covered with little pieces of crabmeat.
  • 8. 

    How does GninGnin keep going when she starts to get tired?

    • A.

      She takes a break and has a cup of tea.

    • B.

      She pretends to be a famous actress making a movie in a crab chong.

    • C.

      GninGnin and her friends will start to sing traditional songs.

    Correct Answer
    B. She pretends to be a famous actress making a movie in a crab chong.
  • 9. 

    You know this story is written in the first-person because

    • A.

      The writer talks about "my grandmother"

    • B.

      GninGnin looks like a strange bird

    • C.

      The boss has a loud voice

    Correct Answer
    A. The writer talks about "my grandmother"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the writer talks about "my grandmother." This indicates that the story is being narrated from the perspective of the writer, using the first-person point of view. The use of possessive pronouns like "my" suggests a personal connection and involvement in the events being described.

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  • 10. 

    How did GninGnin's granddaughter make her work easier?

    • A.

      The girl got a job for GninGnin.

    • B.

      The girl cracked GninGnin's crab

    • C.

      The girl made GninGnin laugh

    Correct Answer
    C. The girl made GninGnin laugh
    Explanation
    The girl made GninGnin laugh, which made her work easier. Laughter can help to relieve stress and create a positive atmosphere, making tasks more enjoyable and manageable. By making GninGnin laugh, the girl likely lightened the mood and helped to alleviate any potential frustrations or challenges in their work.

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  • 11. 

    GninGnin sometimes spoke in Taishanese, a Chinese dialect. A dialect is

    • A.

      A calm voice

    • B.

      A form of language

    • C.

      A kind of song

    Correct Answer
    B. A form of language
    Explanation
    A dialect is a form of language that is specific to a particular region or community. It is a variation of a language that has its own unique vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. In this case, Taishanese is a Chinese dialect that GninGnin sometimes spoke in, indicating that it is a specific form of language used by a particular group of people in a specific region.

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  • 12. 

    GninGnin uses a mallet to crack the crab. A mallet is most like a 

    • A.

      Stone

    • B.

      Wrench

    • C.

      Hammer

    Correct Answer
    C. Hammer
    Explanation
    A mallet is a tool that is used to strike or hit objects, similar to a hammer. Both a mallet and a hammer have a similar shape and function, with a handle and a heavy head that is used to deliver force. Therefore, a mallet is most like a hammer in terms of its use and characteristics.

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  • 13. 

    Katie learns how to make sticky rice dumplings. A dumpling is

    • A.

      Dough filled with meat or vegetables

    • B.

      A chubby doll made of rice and leaves

    • C.

      A drink served cold during the summer

    Correct Answer
    A. Dough filled with meat or vegetables
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "dough filled with meat or vegetables". This is because the question states that Katie learns how to make sticky rice dumplings, and dumplings are typically made by wrapping a dough around a filling, which can be meat or vegetables. The other options, a chubby doll made of rice and leaves and a drink served cold during the summer, do not accurately describe what a dumpling is.

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  • 14. 

    The bus was filled with ladies clucking their tongues in singsong languages. What does singsong mean?

    • A.

      Teaching new words

    • B.

      Making too much noise

    • C.

      Having a musical sound

    Correct Answer
    C. Having a musical sound
    Explanation
    The word "singsong" is used to describe a sound or language that has a melodic or musical quality to it. In the given sentence, the author describes the ladies' languages as "singsong," indicating that their speech had a musical sound.

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  • 15. 

    GninGnin mixes scallions, ginger, and black-bean paste with the crab. Ginger is

    • A.

      A fresh-water fish

    • B.

      A strong-tasting spice

    • C.

      A delicate rice paper

    Correct Answer
    B. A strong-tasting spice
    Explanation
    The given answer, "a strong-tasting spice," is the correct explanation for the role of ginger in GninGnin's mixture. Ginger is commonly known for its strong and distinctive flavor, which adds a spicy and aromatic taste to dishes. In this context, ginger is used as a spice to enhance the flavor of the crab mixture, complementing the other ingredients like scallions and black-bean paste. It is not a fresh-water fish or delicate rice paper, making "a strong-tasting spice" the appropriate choice.

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