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100

Government representatives that work with other nations
What is diplomat

100

New York City
What is where Julia Alvarez was born

100

Julia's mother sends here here so she can learn English before they go to America.
What is why Julia Alvarez's mother sends her to the American school.

100

Julia is free from summer school and their family is free from the dictator.
What is the best explanation for why the title of the story is "My First Free Summer."

100

Person vs self
What is Julia struggling with what she needs to do to avoid summer school.

200

Promised solemnly
What is vowed

200

A school and farm
What is how Julia Alvarez is helping people in the Dominican Republic.

200

The American school teaches English, whereas the other schools don't.
What is how the American school differs from the other schools on the island.

200

She dislikes learning English and is envious of the holidays of the Dominican school.
What is why Julia wishes to be thrown out of the American school.

200

to trust or believe
What is the root -cred

300

Called together
What is summoned

300

Julia's father was involved in a rebellion against the country's dictator.
What is why Julia's family was forced to move back to America.

300

To learn English
What is why does Julia Alvarez's mother send Julia to the American school?

300

She finally realized her family was escaping to America.
What is Julia's expression "a light came on in my head" means.

300

to hear
What is the root -aud

400

overly strict
What is repressive

400

Rafael Trujillo
What is the name of the dictator ruling the Dominican Republic when Julia was growing up.

400

Her grandfather donated the land that the school is built on.
What is what keeps Julia Alvarez from being kicked out of the American school.

400

The US closed its embassy, there were massive arrests, and secret police were outside of the Alvarez's home.
What is why the United States advised American's to return home (to the US).

400

Julia vs. her mother
What is an example of person vs person conflict.

500

A difference between two conflicting things
What is contradiction

500

teacher
What is what did Julia do prior to writing her first novel?

500

Her father is involved in a plot against the government.
What is why the narrator's family is in danger in the Dominican Republic.

500

Pilgrims with funny hats, picture of a man wearing a silly wig, and about Dick and Jane...
What is the author's use of humor regarding how Julia fees about learning English

500

narrative
What is the type of writing for "My First Free Summer."