My Name Is Maria Isabel Review

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why isn't Maria Isabel going to be in the pageant?

    • A.

      She doesn't hear very well.

    • B.

      She can't sing.

    • C.

      Her teacher calls her the wrong name and she doesn't hear it.

    • D.

      She just doesn't want to be in it.

    Correct Answer
    C. Her teacher calls her the wrong name and she doesn't hear it.
    Explanation
    Maria Isabel is not going to be in the pageant because her teacher calls her the wrong name and she doesn't hear it. This implies that Maria Isabel is not aware of her participation in the pageant due to the teacher's mistake.

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  • 2. 

    What does Maria Isabel learn about solving problems?

    • A.

      You should not tell others your problems.

    • B.

      It is helpful to keep your problems to yourself.

    • C.

      You should pretend you have no problems.

    • D.

      It helps to ask others for advice with your problems.

    Correct Answer
    D. It helps to ask others for advice with your problems.
    Explanation
    Maria Isabel learns that it is helpful to ask others for advice with her problems. This suggests that she understands the value of seeking help and support from others when facing challenges or difficulties. By seeking advice, she can gain different perspectives and insights that may help her find solutions or cope with her problems more effectively. This implies that she is open-minded and willing to consider alternative approaches to problem-solving.

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  • 3. 

    At the beginning of the story, what activities are taking place in Maria Isabel's classroom?

    • A.

      The students are sharing information on winter holidays and preparing for the Winter Pageant.

    • B.

      The class is reading Charlotte's Web.

    • C.

      Maria Isabel is writing an essay about her greatest wish.

    • D.

      The class is learning songs about Hannukah.

    Correct Answer
    A. The students are sharing information on winter holidays and preparing for the Winter Pageant.
    Explanation
    In the given options, the correct answer is "The students are sharing information on winter holidays and preparing for the Winter Pageant." This can be inferred from the phrase "At the beginning of the story" which suggests that the activities mentioned are happening currently. Additionally, the mention of "sharing information on winter holidays" and "preparing for the Winter Pageant" indicates that the students are engaged in these activities in Maria Isabel's classroom.

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  • 4. 

    What differences does Maria Isabel see between her problems and that of Wilbur the pig?

    • A.

      They have the same problem.

    • B.

      Maria Isabel knows she will solve her problem and Wilbur will not.

    • C.

      Wilbur's problems seem worse but he will probably solve them because he is a character in a story.

    • D.

      Maria's problems are much worse than Wilbur's problems.

    Correct Answer
    C. Wilbur's problems seem worse but he will probably solve them because he is a character in a story.
    Explanation
    Maria Isabel sees a difference between her problems and Wilbur the pig's problems. While they both have problems, Maria Isabel believes that she will be able to solve her problem, whereas Wilbur may not be able to solve his. She also notes that Wilbur's problems seem worse, but he will likely be able to solve them because he is a character in a story. This suggests that Maria Isabel recognizes the fictional nature of Wilbur's problems and the likelihood of a positive resolution in a story.

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  • 5. 

    How do Maria Isabel's parents show they care about her?

    • A.

      They always buy her new things.

    • B.

      They say it's ok if she doesn't sing in the pageant.

    • C.

      They say they will talk to the teacher about calling Maria Isabel the wrong name.

    • D.

      They plan to leave work early and bring rice and beans to the pageant.

    Correct Answer
    D. They plan to leave work early and bring rice and beans to the pageant.
    Explanation
    Maria Isabel's parents show they care about her by planning to leave work early and bring rice and beans to the pageant. This demonstrates their support and willingness to prioritize their daughter's event over their work commitments. By making this effort, they are showing their love and support for Maria Isabel and her activities.

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  • 6. 

    Why doesn't Maria Isabel tell her parents the truth?

    • A.

      Maria Isabel always lies about her problems.

    • B.

      She doesn't want to disappoint them.

    • C.

      They will ground her if they find out.

    • D.

      Her parents don't really care about the pageant.

    Correct Answer
    B. She doesn't want to disappoint them.
    Explanation
    Maria Isabel doesn't tell her parents the truth because she doesn't want to disappoint them. This suggests that she believes her problems would be seen as a disappointment by her parents, and she may fear their disapproval or negative reaction. By lying about her problems, she hopes to avoid disappointing them and potentially facing any consequences or negative outcomes that may result from telling the truth.

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  • 7. 

    At first, Maria Isabel wrote that her "Greatest Wish" was to--

    • A.

      Build a snowoman

    • B.

      Get good grades

    • C.

      Be called Maria Isabel

    • D.

      Visit her grandfather

    Correct Answer
    A. Build a snowoman
    Explanation
    Maria Isabel's "Greatest Wish" was to build a snowwoman. This can be inferred from the fact that she wrote it as her first choice, indicating that it holds more significance to her than the other options. Additionally, building a snowwoman is a unique and specific wish, different from the more general desires of getting good grades, being called Maria Isabel, or visiting her grandfather.

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  • 8. 

    The teacher asked Maria Isabel to--

    • A.

      Show the class the pretty Christmas card she received from her cousin

    • B.

      Lead the class in the Hannukah song

    • C.

      Read her essay aloud to the class

    • D.

      Bring her grandmother to class someday

    Correct Answer
    B. Lead the class in the Hannukah song
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lead the class in the Hannukah song." This is because the teacher specifically asked Maria Isabel to do this task. The other options mentioned are not mentioned as tasks given to Maria Isabel by the teacher.

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  • 9. 

    Why do you think Maria Isabel feels that she is “caught in a sticky, troublesome spider’s web of her own”?

    • A.

      Because she has met too many people at her new school.

    • B.

      By choosing to keep silent when her name is changed in class and she does not get a part in the pageant.

    • C.

      She chooses to tell the teacher her real name so that everyone will call her Maria.

    • D.

      Because she has tried out for a part in the pageant.

    Correct Answer
    B. By choosing to keep silent when her name is changed in class and she does not get a part in the pageant.
    Explanation
    Maria Isabel feels that she is "caught in a sticky, troublesome spider's web of her own" because she chooses to keep silent when her name is changed in class and she does not get a part in the pageant. This suggests that she is facing a difficult situation where she feels trapped and unable to express herself. By not speaking up about her name and not being able to participate in the pageant, Maria Isabel is experiencing a sense of frustration and helplessness, which contributes to her feeling caught in a sticky situation.

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  • 10. 

    Why is Charlotte’s Web so important to Maria Isabel?

    • A.

      It was her favorite book at her old school.

    • B.

      Maria Isabel is so bored that she wants to read Charlotte’s Web.

    • C.

      Maria Isabel is feeling sorry for herself and identifies with Wilbur’s situation.

    • D.

      Maria Isabel is feeling so happy that she wants to share the story with everyone.

    Correct Answer
    C. Maria Isabel is feeling sorry for herself and identifies with Wilbur’s situation.
    Explanation
    Maria Isabel is feeling sorry for herself and identifies with Wilbur's situation because this suggests that she is going through a difficult time and can relate to the challenges and emotions that Wilbur, the main character in Charlotte's Web, experiences. The book may provide her with comfort and a sense of connection, making it important to her.

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  • 11. 

    What book helps Maria Isabel with her problems?

    • A.

      Charlotte's Web

    • B.

      My Greatest Wish

    • C.

      One Little Candle, Two Little Candles

    • D.

      The lyics to the Hannukah song

    Correct Answer
    A. Charlotte's Web
    Explanation
    Charlotte's Web is the correct answer because it is a book that helps Maria Isabel with her problems. The other options mentioned are not relevant to the question or do not serve the purpose of helping Maria Isabel with her problems.

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  • 12. 

    The teacher surprises Maria Isabel at the end of the story by ______.

    • A.

      Giving her a pinata as a gift

    • B.

      Letting her go home early

    • C.

      Asking her to be in the pageant

    • D.

      Telling her parents the truth about Maria Isabel

    Correct Answer
    C. Asking her to be in the pageant
    Explanation
    The teacher surprises Maria Isabel at the end of the story by asking her to be in the pageant. This is unexpected because Maria Isabel is a shy and quiet girl who usually avoids being in the spotlight. The teacher's invitation shows that she believes in Maria Isabel's abilities and wants her to have a chance to shine on stage. It is a pleasant surprise for Maria Isabel and a validation of her talents and potential.

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  • 13. 

    Why does Maria Isabel decide not to write about having a part in the pageant?

    • A.

      Her greatest wish is to build a snowman.

    • B.

      She doesn't really want to be in the pageant.

    • C.

      Even though she would like to be in the pageant, she realizes it's not her greatest wish.

    • D.

      Maria Isabel realizes her greatest wish is to help Wilbut the pig.

    Correct Answer
    C. Even though she would like to be in the pageant, she realizes it's not her greatest wish.
    Explanation
    Maria Isabel decides not to write about having a part in the pageant because she realizes that it is not her greatest wish. Even though she may want to be in the pageant, she understands that her true desire is to help Wilbut the pig. This realization leads her to prioritize her wish to assist Wilbut over participating in the pageant.

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  • 14. 

    What two things does Maria Isabel want? How does she get them?

    • A.

      She wants it to snow and to be called by her name. She tells her parents to call her teacher.

    • B.

      She wants to be in the pageant and to be called by her name. She talks to the teacher after school.

    • C.

      She wants to be in the pageant and to finish her AR book. She writes her teacher a letter.

    • D.

      She wants to be in the pageant and to be called by her name. She writes an essay explaining how she feels

    Correct Answer
    D. She wants to be in the pageant and to be called by her name. She writes an essay explaining how she feels
    Explanation
    Maria Isabel wants to be in the pageant and to be called by her name. To achieve this, she writes an essay explaining how she feels. By expressing her thoughts and emotions through writing, she hopes to convince others to acknowledge her identity and include her in the pageant. Writing an essay allows her to effectively communicate her desires and advocate for herself, increasing her chances of getting what she wants.

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  • 15. 

    How do you know that the teacher does not mean to hurt Maria Isabel's feelings and is sorry for her mistake?

    • A.

      The teacher tells Maria Isabel that she is sorry.

    • B.

      The teacher writes Maria a note telling her that she can be in the pageant.

    • C.

      After she read Maria Isabel's essay, she calls her by her real name and invites her to lead a song

    Correct Answer
    C. After she read Maria Isabel's essay, she calls her by her real name and invites her to lead a song
    Explanation
    The fact that the teacher calls Maria Isabel by her real name and invites her to lead a song after reading her essay suggests that the teacher is acknowledging Maria Isabel's individuality and talents. This action shows that the teacher values Maria Isabel's contribution and wants to include her in a positive way. It indicates that the teacher is not trying to hurt Maria Isabel's feelings and is sorry for any previous mistake or exclusion.

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  • 16. 

    Which best describes Maria Isabel?

    • A.

      Curious

    • B.

      Adventurous

    • C.

      Outgoing

    • D.

      Shy

    Correct Answer
    D. Shy
    Explanation
    Maria Isabel is described as shy because she is not likely to be outgoing or adventurous. Being shy implies that she is introverted and tends to be reserved or hesitant in social situations.

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  • 17. 

    What genre is is this story?

    • A.

      Fantasy

    • B.

      Realistic fiction

    • C.

      Poem

    • D.

      Folk tale

    Correct Answer
    B. Realistic fiction
    Explanation
    The story is categorized as realistic fiction because it is a fictional narrative that portrays events and characters that could exist in the real world. Unlike fantasy, which typically includes elements of magic or supernatural beings, this story presents a plausible and believable setting and plot. It does not fit the genre of a poem or a folk tale, as it is not written in verse or based on traditional oral storytelling.

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  • 18. 

    Maria Isabel does not tell her parents the truth about singing in the play because.....

    • A.

      She often lies to her parents

    • B.

      She doesn't want to disappoint them

    • C.

      She was too busy eating her soup

    • D.

      They can't come to the play anyways

    Correct Answer
    B. She doesn't want to disappoint them
    Explanation
    Maria Isabel does not tell her parents the truth about singing in the play because she doesn't want to disappoint them. This suggests that Maria Isabel cares about her parents' opinion and wants to avoid letting them down. By not telling them the truth, she may be trying to protect their feelings and avoid any potential disappointment or disapproval they may have if they find out she is singing in the play.

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  • 19. 

    What was Maria’s main problem in this story?

    • A.

      She didn’t have any friends at her new school.

    • B.

      The teacher didn’t call her Maria Isabel Salazar Lopez.

    • C.

      She didn’t tell her parents the truth about not being in the Winter Pageant.

    • D.

      She couldn’t remember the words to the song, “The Candles of Hanukkah”.

    Correct Answer
    B. The teacher didn’t call her Maria Isabel Salazar Lopez.
    Explanation
    Maria's main problem in this story was that the teacher didn't call her Maria Isabel Salazar Lopez.

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  • 20. 

     Based on the details in the story, which qualities best describe Maria’s father?

    • A.

      Quiet and shy

    • B.

      Sad and disappointed

    • C.

      Busy and selfish

    • D.

      Loving and encouraging

    Correct Answer
    D. Loving and encouraging
    Explanation
    Based on the details in the story, Maria's father is described as loving and encouraging. This can be inferred from the fact that he supports Maria's dreams and aspirations, and encourages her to pursue her interests. He shows love and care for her by attending her performances and cheering her on. This suggests that he is a positive influence in her life and plays a supportive role as a father.

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  • 21. 

     Which sentence from the selection is an opinion?

    • A.

      The barrettes were shaped like butterflies.

    • B.

      Maria Isabel just kept looking down at her desk.

    • C.

      Look at the pretty Christmas card I got.

    • D.

      She took a deep breath and began to sing.

    Correct Answer
    C. Look at the pretty Christmas card I got.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Look at the pretty Christmas card I got" is an opinion because it expresses a personal preference or judgment about the Christmas card being pretty. Opinions are subjective and can vary from person to person.

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  • 22. 

     In what way are Maria and Wilbur the pig alike?

    • A.

      Both characters were looking forward to Christmas dinner

    • B.

      Both are characters in the book Charlotte’s Web.

    • C.

      Both characters enjoy singing.

    • D.

      Both characters have a problem that needs to be solved

    Correct Answer
    D. Both characters have a problem that needs to be solved
    Explanation
    Both Maria and Wilbur are alike in the sense that they both have a problem that needs to be solved. This similarity suggests that both characters face challenges or obstacles in their respective stories that require resolution.

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  • 23. 

    How do you think her father would have reacted if Maria had not sung in the pageant?

    • A.

      He would have been understanding and talked it over with Maria.

    • B.

      He would have been angry with Maria.

    • C.

      He would have been upset with the teacher for calling her Mary.

    • D.

      He would have laughed about the whole situation.

    Correct Answer
    A. He would have been understanding and talked it over with Maria.
    Explanation
    If Maria had not sung in the pageant, her father would have reacted by being understanding and talking it over with her. This suggests that her father is supportive and open-minded, willing to have a conversation and listen to Maria's reasons for not participating. This shows a positive and healthy parent-child relationship, where her father values communication and understanding rather than getting angry or upset.

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  • 24. 

    Why does Maria not want to be called Mary Lopez?

    • A.

      She doesn't think it is a pretty name.

    • B.

      Mary Lopez is her mother’s name.

    • C.

      She is proud of her real name and wants to be called it.

    • D.

      There is another girl in the class with that same name.

    Correct Answer
    C. She is proud of her real name and wants to be called it.
    Explanation
    Maria does not want to be called Mary Lopez because she is proud of her real name and wants to be called it.

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