Homework Questions
Vocabulary
Figurative Language
100

Why wasn’t the tiger waiting in the basement for Lily to bring her the third story?

Lily had told the tiger to leave her alone.

100

This could be a worm on a fish hook, or a piece of cheese in a mouse trap. In the story, Lily uses the star jars as this. 

bait

100

Simile, Metaphor, or Personification? "Sam is a black hole for happiness"

Metaphor

200

What does Halmoni say about the star jars?

She says they are just jars she bought at a flea market.

200

To feel very excited and unable to calm down

Hyped up

200

Simile, Metaphor, or Personification? "It scrapes against my ears like claws on rice paper"

Simile

300

What does Halmoni mean when she tells Lily it is her time to go?

Halmoni means she is ready to die.

300

Not proven real yet. Based on a guess

Hypothetical

300

Simile, Metaphor, or Personification? "Nights were as dark as ink"

Simile

400

Why does Lily break the star jars?

Lily is angry about the tiger not coming to the basement and with Halmoni for giving up. Lily is frustrated because now she thinks all of it— talking tigers, trapping stories in star jars, saving Halmoni — was impossible.

400

A caterpillar does this to turn into a butterfly

Transform

400

Simile, Metaphor, or Personification? "Halmoni's house is a witch at the top of the hill"

Metaphor or personification

500

What happens to Halmoni at the end of chapter 37

She collapses

500

When you can depend on and trust someone, they are this

Reliable

500

Simile, Metaphor, or Personification? "The house seems to expand, like it's taking a breath"

Personification

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