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Where does the story take place? (setting) A:Fresno, Oregon B :New York, NY C: Fresno, California D: Chelsea, London E: Chelsea, New York
C: Fresno, California

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What kind of conflict happens in the story and who is it between? A: Person vs. person (Fausto vs. the couple) B: Person vs. person (the lady vs. her husband) C: Person vs. self (Fausto vs. his conscience) D: Person vs. self (the church priest vs. his conscience)
C, Person vs. Self (Fausto vs. his conscience)

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Who is the author of the "No-Guitar Blues" A: Tim Green B: Tim Blue C: Tim Red D: Tim Purple E: Gary Noto F: Gary Soto G: O' Henry H: Teddy Kaplan I: Hayden Moffett J: Anitra Swaminathan K: None of the Above
F, Gary Soto.

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What is the dog's name? A: Roger B: Hayden C: Teddy D: Swaminathan E: Killer F: None of the above
A, Roger

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What is the symbol of the story? Explain in the story and out of the story!
Guitar, it is an instrument that Fausto’s idol (Los Lobos) play, but internally, the guitar represents Fausto’s conflict of wanting ambition in life and his dream to be like the Los Lobos. The problem is that he is poor and can not afford to buy a guitar, which caused him to lie in the end. “He knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life-play guitar.” (P. 68)

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Is the story written in A: first person B: third person C: second person D: It is not written at all!
B, third person

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True or False: the author of the story grew up in the same town as Fausto.
True

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Why does Fausto go into the rich section of Fresno? A-He wanted to buy an orange. B-He wanted to make money on raking leaves/snow. C-He didn't go into the rich section. D-To go to the pharmacy. E-None of the above.
B, he wanted to make money on raking leaves/snow.

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What happened in the resolution?
Fausto gets the guitar from his grandpa.

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What happens in the climax?
The climax is when he gives the dog to the couple and gets $20.

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What joke did Fausto tell the dog when he has the orange? A: "the dog caught your tounge." B: "What's the matter? Cat got your tongue?" C: "What's the matter? Dog got your tongue?" D: A knock knock joke. E: The joke with the orange and the banana.
B, "What's the matter? Cat got your tongue?"

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What pastery does the lady give Fausto? What does Fausto think he has to do with the pastry?
She gives him a turnover. Fausto thinks that he has to turnover the lawn or a tray.

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What is the theme of the story? A: doing the right thing B: honesty and desire C: desire and guitars D: honesty and guitars E: doing the right thing and honesty
B, Honesty and desire

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Is there any character development in the story. If there is give examples in the beginning, middle (turning point), and the end?
Yes. At the beginning of the story, Fausto will do anything to get the guitar and wants to play the guitar as his job. "That afternoon Fausto knew his mission in life: to play guitar in his own band; to sweat out his own songs and prance around the stage weird; to make money and dress weird." At the turning point, Fausto realizes that he can not take the money. "I can't take that." At the end, Fausto gives up, but then gets the guitar. "Fausto had to forget about getting a guitar." and then "But that night during dinner, his mother said she remembered seeing an old bass guitarron the last time she cleaned out her father's (Fausto's grandpa's) garage.

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What sport does Fausto play with his neighbor and his older brother?
Football

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DAILY TRIPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE QUESTION IS NOW WORTH 1,200, BUT IF YOU GET IT WRONG, YOU LOSE 1,200 What does Fausto do with the money that the couple gives him? A: He spends it on a guitar B: He looses it C: He doesn't get money D: He gives it to the church E: He spends it on clothing F: He spends it on another thing besides clothing or a guitar H: He buys himself a new car
D, he gives it to the church

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What happend in the turning point?
Fausto realizes he can not take the money from the couple, but he does anyway. Instead of using the money to buy himself a guitar, he goes to church and donates it after realizing it was the wrong thing.

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What is the irony in the story? Is there irony?
The irony is that Fausto gives up and thinks he won't get the guitar, but at dinner he gets his grandpa's old guitar.

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Fausto lies and says that he found the dog near the freeway. (A) How far away from the couple's house does he really find the dog and (B)on what day of the week did he find it? (If you get 1 question right it is 200 pts, both questions right, 500 pts.)
6 blocks away on a Saturday.

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Fausto compares the rich people's TV to... A: His door B: His front window C: His TV D: His room E: He didn't compare it to anything F: None of the above
B: His front window