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I hope you read the story! Use what you know and remember about the story Abuela Invents the Zero to complete this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who do you think is the antagonist in this story?  Explain why this person is the antagonist by giving examples of things they did in the story that caused conflicts/problems.

  • 2. 

    Which is the compromise that Connie and her father made in the story?

    • A.

      Connie takes abuela to church and her father will buy her a car

    • B.

      Connie takes abuela to church and her father will take her to the mall

    • C.

      Connie takes abuela to church and her father will give her money

    • D.

      Connie takes abuela to church and her father will let her use the car

    Correct Answer
    C. Connie takes abuela to church and her father will give her money
    Explanation
    Connie and her father made a compromise in which Connie takes abuela to church and her father will give her money.

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  • 3. 

    The setting of this story is

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      La Isla

    • C.

      New Jersey

    • D.

      Florida

    Correct Answer
    C. New Jersey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is New Jersey. The setting of a story refers to the location or place where the events of the story take place. In this case, the story is set in New Jersey.

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  • 4. 

    What happens to abuela at church?

    • A.

      She trips and falls

    • B.

      She gets lost

    • C.

      She falls asleep

    • D.

      She gets sick

    Correct Answer
    B. She gets lost
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "she gets lost." This means that abuela becomes unable to find her way or locate her position within the church. It implies that she becomes disoriented or confused, possibly due to the size or layout of the church, causing her to lose her way.

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  • 5. 

    According to abuela, what is the worst thing you can do to a person?

    • A.

      Tell the person a lie

    • B.

      Laugh and make jokes about a person

    • C.

      Refuse to help a person who needs it

    • D.

      Make a person feel worthless

    Correct Answer
    D. Make a person feel worthless
    Explanation
    Making a person feel worthless can have a detrimental impact on their self-esteem and mental well-being. It can lead to feelings of sadness, isolation, and worthlessness, causing long-lasting emotional damage. When someone feels worthless, they may struggle to find motivation, have low self-confidence, and experience difficulties in their relationships and daily life. Therefore, making a person feel worthless is considered the worst thing you can do to someone, as it can have severe and lasting negative effects on their overall well-being.

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  • 6. 

    Where did abuela come from?

    • A.

      Puerto Rico

    • B.

      New Jersey

    • C.

      Mexico

    • D.

      Cuba

    Correct Answer
    A. Puerto Rico
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Puerto Rico. This suggests that abuela, which means grandmother in Spanish, originates from Puerto Rico.

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  • 7. 

    I can feel myself shrinking right there in front of her.  But I can’t bring myself to tell my mother that I think I understand how I made Abuela feel. This part of the story shows that Connie is what type of character?

    • A.

      Round

    • B.

      Flat

    • C.

      Static

    • D.

      Dynamic

    Correct Answer
    D. Dynamic
    Explanation
    In this part of the story, the narrator expresses their realization and empathy towards how they made Abuela feel. This suggests that Connie is a dynamic character, as they undergo a change in their understanding and perspective. They are no longer the same person they were before, as they have grown and developed emotionally.

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  • 8. 

    Why is Connie embarrassed to be seen with la abuela?

    • A.

      Because abuela only speaks Spanish

    • B.

      Because abuela is overly religious

    • C.

      Because abuela is loud and draws attention

    • D.

      Because she thinks abuela looks ridiculous

    Correct Answer
    D. Because she thinks abuela looks ridiculous
    Explanation
    Connie is embarrassed to be seen with la abuela because she thinks abuela looks ridiculous. This suggests that Connie feels ashamed or uncomfortable being associated with someone who she perceives as looking foolish or silly. This could be due to abuela's appearance, clothing, or behavior, which Connie finds embarrassing and wants to distance herself from.

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  • 9. 

    After Connies mother talks to abuela about what happened, what does she do?

    • A.

      She laughs

    • B.

      She yells at Connie

    • C.

      She cries

    • D.

      She takes away the car

    Correct Answer
    C. She cries
    Explanation
    After Connie's mother talks to abuela about what happened, she cries. This suggests that whatever was discussed with abuela deeply affected her emotionally, causing her to express her sadness through tears.

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  • 10. 

    How does abuela fix the problem she had at church?

    • A.

      Connie helps her back to her seat

    • B.

      The priest stops and helps her

    • C.

      A stranger helps her back to her seat

    • D.

      She wanders around for the rest of mass

    Correct Answer
    C. A stranger helps her back to her seat
    Explanation
    Abuela fixes the problem she had at church by being helped back to her seat by a stranger. This suggests that she was facing some difficulty or obstacle during the church service, and a kind stranger came to her aid and assisted her in returning to her seat. The fact that a stranger helped her indicates that there were compassionate individuals present in the church who were willing to lend a helping hand to someone in need.

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  • 11. 

    At mass, Connie is most worried about

    • A.

      Her abuela not falling

    • B.

      Using her father's car

    • C.

      Going out with her friends

    • D.

      People making jokes

    Correct Answer
    D. People making jokes
    Explanation
    Connie is most worried about people making jokes because it suggests that she may be concerned about being ridiculed or made fun of by others. This could potentially affect her self-esteem and confidence, making her anxious or uncomfortable in social situations. It is important for Connie to feel accepted and respected by her peers, and the fear of people making jokes may hinder her ability to fully enjoy herself or feel at ease when interacting with others.

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  • 12. 

    She doesn’t speak to me on the way home, and she doesn’t let me help her walk, even though she almost falls a couple of times. Based on this line from the story, which character trait would best describe abuela?

    • A.

      Generous

    • B.

      Kind

    • C.

      Hurt

    • D.

      Loud

    Correct Answer
    C. Hurt
    Explanation
    Based on the given line from the story, the best character trait that would describe abuela is "hurt." This is evident from the fact that she doesn't speak to the speaker on the way home and doesn't let them help her walk, even though she almost falls a couple of times. Her behavior suggests that she might be feeling hurt or upset about something, which is reflected in her actions.

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  • 13. 

    Abuela does not want a winter coat because she is too poor to buy one.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Abuela does not want a winter coat because she is too poor to buy one. However, the correct answer is false, which means that the statement is not true. This implies that Abuela's reason for not wanting a winter coat is not because she is too poor to buy one.

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  • 14. 

    Connie is the antagonist in the story.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Connie being the antagonist in the story means that she is the character who opposes or creates conflict for the protagonist. As the antagonist, Connie's actions and decisions are likely to hinder the protagonist's goals or cause obstacles in their journey. This role is often associated with being the "villain" or the character who creates tension and opposition in the narrative.

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  • 15. 

    At the end of the story Connie apologizes to abuela.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that at the end of the story, Connie apologizes to abuela. However, the correct answer is False, which means that Connie does not apologize to abuela at the end of the story.

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