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Why did Josef think the name of the ship was a good omen?

City in America which is where they wanted to go eventually 

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Why were the Cuban soldiers shooting at Isabel as they sailed away from Cuba?

Brother of Ivan and his girlfriend were cops. 

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Who was fighting who during the Syrican Civil war?

Assad's army vs. rebels 

100

Where does the ship SS St. Louis depart from while heading to Cuba?

Germany 

100

Mahmoud's mother's name

Fatima 

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Professor Weiler died while onboard the SS St. Lous. Though Josef's father never leaves his room, why did he decide to attend this burial at sea?

Witnessed too much death without funerals during his time in a camp. 

200

What happened to Isabel's grand mother?

She drowned

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What item does Mahmoud's father risk his life to obtain while being shot at?

iPhone 
200

Where did Lito's brother escape to in the 70's?

Miami 

200

What do refugees seek from foreign governments? Hint, begins with an a 

Asylum

300

Josef's little sisters name

Ruthie 

300

According to Lito, what are the three things Castro got wrong?

Breakfest , Lunch, and dinner 

300

What happened to Mahmoud's best friend, Khalid?

Killed in an airstrile 

300

Why can't Josef go directly to America?

Quotas

300

This is the latest ELL student to earn Bear of the Week

Juanito 

400

Josef has his barmixtzfah while onboard the ship. The men on the ship agree to remove something while the ceremony took place. What did they remove?

A portrait of Hitler 

400
What is the Clave?

Heartbeat of Cuban music 

400

How does Mahmoud try to cheer up Waleed while waiting at the Turkish refugee camp

Bought him a teenage mutant ninja turtle 

400

Where must Mahmoud's family go before they can sail to Greece?

Turkey

400

What did Enrique write about during his Writer's conference speech?

Not making varsity soccer. 

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While on the SS St. Lous, Josef describes life as being much better. What did his little sister get to do for the first time in her life onboard?

Watch cartoons and joke like a little kid is supposed to. 

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Lito says they should have stayed in Cuba because things always change. Ivan asked if things ________

ever got better 

500
Describe Waleed. Why is he the way he is?

Dead inside, robotic. PTSD from his experiences 

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In addition to Syrian army, Syrian Rebels, American Drones and ISIS, who is flying jets over syria?

Russia 

500

What year is Mahmoud's story taking place?

2015

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