Pages 114-118
Pages 119-123
Pages 124-127
General Questions
PSSA Questions

100

The Gold mountain is a Chinese nick name for ___.
What is the United States?

100

Explain how Kai and Young were able to get the plums.
What is they asked the guard if they could go over the fence to get the basketball?

100

Identify how Kai was feeling at the beginning of the first paragraph on page 124.
What is nervous?

100

Identify the passage as real or make believe.
What is make believe?

100

Find a simile on page 115.
What is, "I am not tall like that basket"?

200

Tell how Kai and Young spent most of their first morning on the island.
What is watching a basketball game?

200

Identify what was under Kai's pillow.
What is his father's letter?

200

True or false: Kai failed the interrogation and will be sent back to China.
What is false?

200

Identify the passage as fiction or nonfiction.
What is fiction?

200

Find an example of a metaphor on page 116.
What is, "..whose eyes flashed with the fury of caged tigers"?

300

Identify what Kai most disliked about about living on the island.
What is the endless waiting?

300

Identify how many chairs Kai said were in his home in China.
What is five?

300

Explain why Young does not look at Kai when he leaves.
What is because Young is sad and will miss him?

300

Identify the main reason why the author wrote this passage.
What is to to give information about the experiences of immigrants from China?

300

Identify a simile on page 117.
What is, "He awoke with a start to a noise like a rat scratching its claws against the wall."?

400

Tell why Kai wanted the plums.
What is because the food he ate on the island was boring?

400

Identify the term used to describe the person who asked Kai questions.
What is an interrogator?

400

Identify the city where Kai was going to look for his father.
What is San Francisco?

400

Identify the genre of this passage
What is historical fiction?

400

Identify the word on page 120 which means "not familiar".
What is unfamiliar?

500

Explain why the old man wrote on the wall.
What is to express his sad feelings?

500

Identify Kai's main problem.
What is he is worried that he will not be allowed to go to his father?

500

Explain how Kai feels at the end of the passage.
What is happy because he is with his father?

500

Explain how you know the passage is historical fiction.
What is it tells a real story about a place in the past?

500

Find an example of personification on page 117.
What is "sounds of the wind whistling"?