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General Questions

100

Identify the genre of " The Babe and I".
What is historical fiction?

100

Tell where the two boys went to sell their newspapers.
What is Yankee Stadium?

100

What is the narrator's problem?
That he could sell more newspapers if he had something in which to carry them.

100

Explain what the narrator did with the five dollars Babe Ruth gave him.
What is he bought two tickets and they went to the Yankees baseball game?

100

Tell if this passage is real or make believe.
What is make believe?

200

Tell me the secret dad is keeping in the passage.
What is that he does not have a real job, he is selling apples?

200

Tell me how much profit the narrator made by selling newspapers.
What is twenty -five cents?

200

Tell how the narrator solved his problem.
What is he rented Mrs. Johnson's baby carriage for ten cents a day?

200

Explain why the narrator and his friend sell more newspapers than anyone else.
What is because they call out Babe Ruth's name and people are interested in baseball?

200

Define historical fiction.
What is a passage that has a real person and events that could have happened?

300

Tell why the narrator was sorry after he spent his birthday dime.
What is he knows how hard his dad worked for the money?

300

Tell why the mom did not want to tell the dad about his son selling newspapers.
What is she didn't want to embarrass the dad that his son had to get a job?

300

Tell what happened to Babe Ruth.
What is Babe Ruth hurt his leg and could not play for three weeks?

300

Describe how the narrator and his dad are alike.
What is they both earn money for their family?

300

Describe the relationship between the narrator and his dad.
What is a loving and caring relationship?

400

Tell how his friend says they could make money.
What is by selling newspapers?

400

Tell what the narrator wondered about.
What is what his dad had in his briefcase?

400

Tell how the narrator's dad discovered his son was selling newspapers.
What is the dad saw his son with the baby carriage and talked to Mrs. Johnson?

400

Explain why the narrator did not recognize Babe Ruth.
What is he was not wearing his baseball uniform?

400

Identify the event missing from this sequence: 1. The narrator discovered his dad was selling apples. 2. The narrator began to sell newspapers. 3. 4. The narrator sold more newspapers than anyone else.
What is the narrator called out things about Babe Ruth?

500

Identify the setting of the story?
What is the Bronx, New York?

500

Tell why calling out Babe Ruth's name helps sell newspapers.
What is because he is a famous baseball player and people want to read about him?

500

Explain how you know the dad felt ashamed when he knew his son had discovered he was selling apples.
What is tears rolled down the dad's cheeks, he squeezed his son's hand and didn't talk?

500

Describe how his dad feels when he discovers that his son was on Webster Avenue.
What is ashamed or embarrassed?

500

Explain why the author wrote the passage.
What is to show how a family during the Great Depression cared about and helped one another?