5th - The West Side

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5th - The West Side - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Carlos is the stickball team's

    • A.

      Captain

    • B.

      Manager

    • C.

      Star player

    Correct Answer
    B. Manager
    Explanation
    Carlos is referred to as the "manager" of the stickball team. This implies that he is responsible for organizing and overseeing the team's activities and strategies. As the manager, Carlos may handle tasks such as scheduling games, coordinating practices, and making decisions regarding player positions and substitutions. Being the manager does not necessarily mean that Carlos is the captain or star player of the team, although he may also fulfill those roles in addition to his managerial duties.

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  • 2. 

    What game did Juan invent back in Puerto Rico?

    • A.

      Stick-stone

    • B.

      Stone-throw

    • C.

      Water ball

    Correct Answer
    A. Stick-stone
    Explanation
    Juan invented the game stick-stone back in Puerto Rico.

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  • 3. 

    Why does Carlos want to buy empty boxes?

    • A.

      He wants to use them on his paper route.

    • B.

      He wants to sell them as box seats for the stickball game.

    • C.

      He wants to cut them up and use them as bases for the baseball diamond.

    Correct Answer
    B. He wants to sell them as box seats for the stickball game.
    Explanation
    Carlos wants to buy empty boxes because he wants to sell them as box seats for the stickball game. This suggests that Carlos sees an opportunity to make money by offering a unique and comfortable seating option for the game. By selling the boxes as box seats, Carlos can potentially attract more customers and increase his earnings. This choice aligns with Carlos's entrepreneurial mindset and his desire to maximize his profits.

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  • 4. 

    Why is Carlos so quiet when Juan is helping him with the boxes?

    • A.

      Carlos is quiet because he doesn't speak much Spanish.

    • B.

      Carlos is quiet because he is as very shy boy.

    • C.

      Carlos is quiet because he is afraid to speak out loud.

    Correct Answer
    A. Carlos is quiet because he doesn't speak much Spanish.
    Explanation
    Carlos is quiet because he doesn't speak much Spanish. This suggests that Carlos may feel uncomfortable or unsure about communicating in a language that he is not fluent in. As a result, he chooses to remain quiet while Juan helps him with the boxes, possibly because he doesn't want to make mistakes or misunderstand instructions due to the language barrier.

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  • 5. 

    What surprises Juan about Carlos?

    • A.

      Juan is surprised that Carlos knows so much Spanish

    • B.

      Juan is surprised that Carlos came from Guatemala.

    • C.

      Juan is surprised that Carlos knows so little Spanish.

    Correct Answer
    C. Juan is surprised that Carlos knows so little Spanish.
    Explanation
    Juan is surprised that Carlos knows so little Spanish because it is unexpected for someone from Guatemala, where Spanish is the official language, to have a limited knowledge of the language. This suggests that Juan had higher expectations of Carlos's Spanish proficiency due to his background.

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  • 6. 

    Why does Carlos yell when Juan hits the ball?

    • A.

      Carlos yells because Juan hit the ball into the parking lot.

    • B.

      Carlos yells because Juan hit it past three sewers.

    • C.

      Carlos yells because Juan hit a foul ball

    Correct Answer
    B. Carlos yells because Juan hit it past three sewers.
    Explanation
    Carlos yells because Juan hit it past three sewers. This suggests that hitting the ball past three sewers is an accomplishment or a challenge in the context of the game they are playing. Carlos's yell could be a reaction of excitement or encouragement towards Juan's skillful hit.

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  • 7. 

    Why is Juan so good at stickball?

    • A.

      Juan is good at stickball because he practices everyday with his uncle.

    • B.

      Juan is good at stickball because his dad was a famous baseball player in Puerto Rico.

    • C.

      Juan is good at stickball because he has been playing a game just like it ever since he was seven years old.

    Correct Answer
    C. Juan is good at stickball because he has been playing a game just like it ever since he was seven years old.
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that Juan is good at stickball because he has been playing a game just like it ever since he was seven years old. This suggests that Juan's experience and familiarity with a similar game have contributed to his skill in stickball. The answer does not mention practicing with his uncle or having a famous baseball player father, which indicates that these factors are not the primary reasons for Juan's proficiency in stickball.

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  • 8. 

    Why does Juan think he would rather live in Carlos' place?

    • A.

      Juan would rather live there because it is closer to the baseball field.

    • B.

      Juan would rather live there because it seems friendlier than his own basement apartment.

    • C.

      Juan would rather live there because it is a newer basement apartment than his own

    Correct Answer
    B. Juan would rather live there because it seems friendlier than his own basement apartment.
    Explanation
    Juan thinks he would rather live in Carlos' place because it seems friendlier than his own basement apartment. This suggests that Juan values a friendly and welcoming environment in a living space, and he believes that Carlos' place provides that.

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  • 9. 

    On Columbus Avenue, all the store signs

    • A.

      Are hand-painted

    • B.

      Are in Spanish

    • C.

      Are Americano

    Correct Answer
    B. Are in Spanish
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "are in Spanish". This suggests that on Columbus Avenue, all the store signs are written in the Spanish language. This could imply that the majority of the businesses or community on Columbus Avenue cater to a Spanish-speaking population or have a cultural connection to the Spanish language.

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  • 10. 

    From this story, you can conclude that

    • A.

      Juan thought he was going back home

    • B.

      Carlos didn't like helping Juan

    • C.

      Juan had played stickball before

    Correct Answer
    A. Juan thought he was going back home
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, it can be concluded that Juan thought he was going back home. This can be inferred from the fact that the other two statements do not provide any evidence or indication about Juan's thoughts or feelings. Therefore, the only logical conclusion that can be drawn is that Juan believed he was going back home.

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  • 11. 

    Senora Rivera said nothing and scowled. Another word for scowled is

    • A.

      Smiled

    • B.

      Frowned

    • C.

      Blinked

    Correct Answer
    B. Frowned
    Explanation
    The passage states that Senora Rivera said nothing and scowled. Scowling is typically associated with anger or displeasure, which is the opposite of smiling. Therefore, the correct answer is frowned.

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  • 12. 

    Juan had been jabbering away to Carlos, and Carlos had hardly understood a word. Jabbering means

    • A.

      Talking a lot and very fast

    • B.

      Singing in another language

    • C.

      Giggling about something silly

    Correct Answer
    A. Talking a lot and very fast
    Explanation
    The word "jabbering" is used in the context of Juan talking to Carlos. The phrase "had hardly understood a word" suggests that Juan was speaking rapidly and continuously, making it difficult for Carlos to comprehend what he was saying. Therefore, the correct answer is "talking a lot and very fast."

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  • 13. 

    Carlos was the manager of the stickball team. A manager is a person who

    • A.

      Plays sports better than anyone

    • B.

      Invents or creates something new

    • C.

      Takes care of or organizes something

    Correct Answer
    C. Takes care of or organizes something
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "takes care of or organizes something". This is because a manager is someone who is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the activities of a team or organization. They ensure that everything runs smoothly, make decisions, delegate tasks, and provide guidance and support to the team members. In the context of the stickball team, Carlos being the manager implies that he is responsible for taking care of the team's needs, organizing practices and games, and ensuring that the team functions effectively.

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  • 14. 

    Juan was to embarrassed to ask his friend to repeat everything in Spanish. When you are embarrassed, you

    • A.

      Feel bad or silly about something

    • B.

      Feel proud or great about something

    • C.

      Feel calm or peaceful about something

    Correct Answer
    A. Feel bad or silly about something
    Explanation
    When someone is embarrassed, they typically feel bad or silly about something. It is a common emotional response to a situation that makes them self-conscious or uncomfortable. In this case, Juan's embarrassment prevented him from asking his friend to repeat everything in Spanish, suggesting that he felt bad or silly about not understanding and needing clarification.

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  • 15. 

    Juan knew that Carlos was impressed with how he hit the ball. To be impressed means to think someone

    • A.

      Should practice more

    • B.

      Needs to quit a game

    • C.

      Is good at something

    Correct Answer
    C. Is good at something
    Explanation
    Juan knew that Carlos was impressed with how he hit the ball. This implies that Carlos had a positive reaction to Juan's performance, indicating that he thought Juan was skilled or talented at hitting the ball.

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