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TEKS Grade 8 ELA - [110.24.b.7] Literary Elements and Literary Devices: [110.24.b.7.a] Themes, [110.24.b.7.b] Characters Influence Plot, [110.24.b.7.c] Non-Linear Plot Elements, [110.24.b.7.d] Influence of Setting on Characters"[110.24.b.9.a] Author's Purpose,[110.24.b.9.d ][110.24.b.9.e] [110.24.b.9.f]

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Grade 8
ELA (2017)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1
    Which theme is best conveyed through the following: "I would like to baptize myself under a new name, a name more like the real me, the one nobody sees. Esperanza as Lisandra or Maritza or Zeze the X. Yes. Something like Zeze the X will do. "
    wrong names
  • Q2
    What can we infer about Esparanza through this passage?
    She thinks the way her grandmother lived her life is shameful.
    She wants to do more with her life than sit by a window.
    She doesn't like that her name is bad luck.
    She doesn't like the meaning of her name in English.
  • Q3
    Esperanza explains that her great grandfather, "carried her [great grandmother] off. Just like that, as if she were a fancy chandelier." What does this reveal about her great grandfather?
    He thought he was doing her great grandmother a favor.
    He didn't respect her great grandmother.
    He thought her great grandmother was very fancy.
    He secretly hated her great grandmother.
  • Q4
    At the beginning of the passage, Esperanza explains that her name "means sadness, it means waiting." Why is this?
    Her name means sadness and waiting in Spanish.
    Esperanza is always sad and always waiting.
    She has to wait all the time because her sister Magdalena gets to do things first.
    She is named after her grandmother who spent much of her life sad and waiting.
  • Q5
    What does Esperanza mean when she says "A muddy color"?
    Her name feels dull and unpleasant.
    Her name is boring.
    Other kids make fun of her name and compare it to a muddy color.
    She sees her name written in a muddy color.
  • Q6
    How does Esperanza explain how her name sounds at school in English in comparison to Spanish at home?
    At school, her name is pronounced in a harsh, unpleasant sounding way. At home, it sounds a lot more pleasant in Spanish.
    At school, Esperanza laughs about how students say her name. At home, her name isn't funny.
    At school, students complain that saying her name hurts roof of your mouth. At home, her name is easier to pronounce in Spanish.
    At school, students make fun of her for her name, so she doesn't like it. At home, she likes her name more.
  • Q7
    Esperanza says that, " the Mexicans...don't like their women strong." How does she likely feel about this?
    She doesn't like it, and wants to have freedom as she grows up.
    She feels that this is normal, because it's all she knows.
    She feels glad that she doesn't have to work to be so strong.
    She has accepted that this is a part of her culture.
  • Q8
    What does Esperanza mean by, "So many women sit their sadness on an elbow"?
    Many women use their sadness to motivate them to make a change in their life.
    Many women look out the window when they are sad.
    Many women deal with their sadness by just sitting and thinking about how sad they feel.
    Many women prop up their elbow and rest their chin in their hand when they're sad.
  • Q9
    Which of the following is an important theme in this passage?
  • Q10
    What is the most likely reason that the author gave the main character the name Esperanza?
    It means hope, and Esperanza has hope for living a life better than the life of the great-grandmother she is named after.
    It sounds better than her sister's name, Magdalena.
    Giving the main character a name that is difficult to pronounce adds conflict to the story.
    She liked the name and thought it would sound nice for the character.
  • Q11
    What kind of tone does Esperanza use to narrate this passage?
    mostly neutral but a little sad
    cheerful and excited
    angry and resentful
    disappointed and frustrated

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