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Fish Cheecks by Amy Tan

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  • Q1
    What is a simile?
    a comparison of 2 unlike things using the words as or like
    a comparison of 2 alike things
    a comparison of 2 unlike things
    an exaggeration
  • Q2
    What is an example of a metaphor?
    You are the sunshine of my life.
    You are as sunny as a flower.
    I could eat a horse.
    The cave yawned its wide mouth.
  • Q3
    What is an example of personification?
    Sometimes reading can be boring.
    The dog barked and barked.
    The leaves danced their way through the lawn.
    "Argh! I want to scream!"
  • Q4
    An example of personification from Fish Cheecks is....
    Dinner threw me deeper into despair.
    A bowl soaking dried mushrooms back to life.
    But as white as Mary in the manger.
    I feel in love with the minister's son.
  • Q5
    Which is an example of hyperbole from Fish Cheeks?
    A slimy rock cod, with bulging eyes...
    Dinner threw me deeper into despair.
    A plate of squid resembled bicycle tires.
    And then they arrived--
  • Q6
    What is hyperbole?
    a comparison of 2 unlike things
    a metaphor
    a simile
    An exaggeration or over-statement
  • Q7
    Why does Amy want "a slim new American nose"
    because she can't smell
    because she likes a boy
    because she can't breathe
    because she wants to fit in
  • Q8
    What is the "Theme" of the story?
    You should be proud to be who you are, even if you are different.
    You shouldn't invite people to your house that are different.
    You should respect your elders.
    You should like all foods.
  • Q9
    Whose point of view (perspective) is the story written in?
    Amy's mother
    Amy's or the narrator.
    The relatives.
  • Q10
    The meaning of APPALLING is...
  • Q11
    Belching after a meal in Chinese culture is...
    a means of expressing you enjoyed a meal
    very rude manners
  • Q12
    What is the purpose of the simile "He was as white as Mary in the manger."
    He was Chinese
    He was feeling sick
    He was very pale
    Emphasizing the fact that Robert was not Chinese, but instead white.
  • Q13
    Which is a sequence of transition words or phrases?
    Suddenly, Next, finally
    At first, then, later
    However, but, also
    All of the above.
  • Q14
    How did Amy's point of view change in the end?
    She learned to appreciate her family and her Chinese Americal identity
    She realized Robert was not as friendly as she thought.
    She learned to lover her mother's cooking.
    She regretted not expressing her real emotions to Robert and his family.
  • Q15
    Which piece of evidence best reveals the narrator's feelings about her family's behavior during dinner?
    Robert and his family waited patiently for platters to be passed to them
    "I was stunned into silence for the rest of the night."
    ....I knew she understood how much I suffered during the evening's dinner
    And then they arrived....all my relatives in a clamor or doorbells...

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