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Eleven by Sandra Cisneros (Grade 7)

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Eleven by Sandra Cisneros

"Because the way you grow old is kind of like an onion or like the rings inside a tree trunk or like my little wooden dolls that fit one inside the other, each year inside the next one. That's how being eleven years old is."

This passage uses which type of figurative language?
  1. Simile
  2. Alliteration
  3. Symbolism
  4. Metaphor
The narrator wishes she was one-hundred and two. What trait does she associate with being one-hundred and two?
  1. Wrinkles
  2. Respect
  3. Wisdom
  4. Gray hair
The story is told from which point of view?
  1. First person
  2. Second person
  3. Third person limited
  4. Third person omniscient
What is the narrator's main feeling about turning eleven?
  1. It's horrible
  2. It feels the same as being ten
  3. It is not old enough
  4. It is a silly age
Which is not a way the narrator describes the sweater?
  1. Itchy and full of germs
  2. A big red mountain
  3. Raggedy and old
  4. Torn and tattered
What age does Rachel feel when she starts crying in class?
  1. 3
  2. 5
  3. 7
  4. 9
Where does the story take place?
  1. At Rachel's house
  2. In Rachel's classroom
  3. On the playground
  4. At a birthday party
Which word best describes how Rachel feels when she is forced to put on the red sweater?
  1. Angry
  2. Disappointed
  3. Sad
  4. Humiliated
How does Rachel try to cheer herself up after the situation with the red sweater?
  1. Remembering the cake she will have later
  2. Putting her head down and ignoring everyone
  3. Talking with the other kids in the class
  4. Wishing she was one-hundred and two
What does Rachel mean when she says "when you're eleven, you're also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one?"

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