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"Oranges" by Gary Soto
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  • Question 1
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    Which lines from the poem best explain what the speaker's problem is? (AKS 1 Citing and Inferring)

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    Lines 5-8

    Lines 12-14

    Lines 25-27

    Lines 30-34

  • Question 2
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    Which is the best summary of the poem? (AKS 2 Theme)

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    A man remembers his first date with a girl when he was 12.

    A boy remembers an embarrassing moment with a girl.

    A man was ashamed of being poor as a child.

    A boy takes a girl to a drugstore for a date.

  • Question 3
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    Why does the boy place the orange on the counter with the nickel? (AKS 3 Character)

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    The drugstore clerk likes oranges.

    The girl doesn’t want the orange.

    He hopes to use the orange as partial payment.

    He wants to have only one orange.

  • Question 4
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    “I turned to the candies/ tiered like bleachers/And asked what she wanted”


    What does the word tiered mean as it is used in line 26 above? (AKS 4 Context Clues)


    laid flat on a table

    answer choices

    Stacked for display

    Placed in boxes

    Wrapped individually

    Laid flat on a table

  • Question 5
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    I peeled my orange

    That was so bright against

    The gray of December

    That, from some distance,

    Someone might have thought

    I was making a fire in my hands


    Why does the author include the lines above? (AKS 5 Text Structure and Meaning)

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    To show that the boy was sad that he only had an orange to eat.

    To show that the boy regretting not bringing more money for chocolate.

    To contrast the happiness and warmth the boy feels with the cold December day.

    To show that the boy was sad that it was cold.

  • Question 6
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    Why does the author use first person point of view? (AKS 6 Point of View)

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    To show how the man feels now that he’s an adult

    To show a detailed and personal memory

    To show all characters’ inner thoughts

    To show how the girl felt

  • Question 7
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    Readers can infer that this poem is set in another era in time because (AKS 1 Inference)

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    the woman accepts an orange for a payment

    a boy bought candy for a girl

    the price of the chocolate was ten cents

    the boy was kind

  • Question 8
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    The speakers attitude toward the girl could be described as (AKS 6 Tone)

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    affectionate but superior

    passionate yet slightly jealous

    shy and frightened simultaneously

    romantic and eager to please

  • Question 9
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    Which phrase from the poem contains imagery that appeals to the reader’s sense of hearing? (AKS 4 Imagery)

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    a few cars hissing past.

    Cold, and weighted down

    Porch light burned yellow

    I took my girls hand in mine for two blocks.

  • Question 10
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    The imagery of the oranges in lines 50-55 is (AKS 4 Imagery)

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    strange because he still hasn't given it away

    symbolic because it represents the brightness of his mood

    ironic because readers wouldn't expect a boy to enjoy fruit

    rude because the girl didn't share the candy with the boy

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