5th - Love As Strong As Ginger

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5th - Love As Strong As Ginger

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 12. 
    GninGnin uses a mallet to crack the crab. A mallet is most like a 
    • A. 

      Stone

    • B. 

      Wrench

    • C. 

      Hammer

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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