"My Favorite Chaperone"
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100

What is the MAIN conflict in the story?

Maya needs permission to go to a school dance.

100

What three things are revealed in the exposition of a story?

background, characters, setting

100

What is the top part of this diagram called? ___/\___
climax

100

What does stun mean?

to shock someone

100

What are the five ways an author may develop a character’s personality using indirect characterization?

Speech, thoughts, effect on others, actions, looks

200

Why is Maya upset when she is first called to the office?

She thinks that she is in trouble.

200

What is completely resolved (solved) in the resolution of a story?
conflict

200

What is the end part of this diagram called? ___/\___
Resolution

200

What does scuffle mean?

a fight

200

What does the reader learn during the exposition of the story?

Maya’s aunt sponsored her family’s move to America from Kazakhstan.

300

Why do Maya’s parents have stricter rules than her friends’ parents?

They are from a country with different customs.

300

What should a summary of a literary text include?
The major plot events, conflict, climax, resolution, along with the title, author, and main characters.

300

What is the left slope of this diagram called? ___/\___
rising action

300

What is a whimper?
a soft cry

300

Which of Maya's actions show that she is a responsible daughter?

She misses the gymnastics meet and translates for the school. She does her mother's job cleaning, and also cooks for the family when her mother is hurt.

400

How does Nurzhan help to resolve the story’s conflict?

He gets their parents to sign the slip by offering to be Maya’s chaperone.

400

What kind of diagram is this? __/\___
A Plot Diagram

400

What is the right slope of this diagram called? ___/\___
falling action

400

What is the job of a dispatcher?
to send out vehicles according to a schedule

400

What are two events that show Nurzhan is willing to stand up for what he thinks is right?
He stands up to the bully, Ossie Nishizono. He tries to defend Maya when she is caught with Daniel. Finally, he gets the Spring Fling permission slip signed for Maya.

500

What does Mama do to show that she understands that growing up in America will be different for Maya?

She gives Maya a special bracelet to wear to the dance.

500

What is the first part of the diagram called? ___/\___
Expostition

500

What belongs in the middle or center of this diagram? ___/\___
conflict

500

What does sponsor mean?
to support someone’s admission into a group

500

Why does Maya give an incorrect translation of what the principal says about Nurzhan’s fight?
She wants to keep her father from becoming angry.