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What is diplomat
Government representatives that work with other nations

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What is where Julia Alvarez was born
New York City

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

100

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

100

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

200

What is vowed
Promised solemnly

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

200

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

200

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

200

What is the root -cred
to trust or believe

300

What is summoned
Called together

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

300

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

300

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

300

What is the root -aud
to hear

400

What is repressive
overly strict

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

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

400

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

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

500

What is contradiction
A difference between two conflicting things

500

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

500

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

500

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

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

My First Free Summer

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