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The Tequila Worm - Set 2
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What kind of necklace does Aunt Clara wear?
a black onyx tongu
What heirloom does Aunt Clara show the kids at the beginning of the book?
a lock of Mama Maria's hair
According to Aunt Clara, how is Sofia like Mama Maria?
She is a mule kicker.
According to Papa, why is it good to be a mule kicker?
Mule kickers are more likely to have things come their way.
What did Aunt Clara have in her storyteller bag that belongs to Papa Carlos?
a jar of mule teech
What did Papar Carlo's jar of mule teeth also have in it?
a blue balloon that he gave to maria when they met in Mexico and fell in love
What does Clara say a tequila worm is used for?
to cure homesickness
What invisible object does Mama pull out of Clara's bag?
a fake baby Jesus for the nacimiento (manger scene)
What invisible object does Sofia pull out of Clara's bag?
an onyx tongue
What is a comadre?
a mother / woman who helps other women in her family or community
Why did Sofia decide she was no longer Berta's best friend?
Berta would use her fingers to keep Sofia from getting a big bite of her chocolate bar.
What did mama do to help Sofia and Berta make up?
She gave them 2 nickels to buy two candy bars.
What did Mama give Sofia permission to do if Berta tried the finger trick again with chocolate?
Sofia could bite Berta's fingers
What happened when Sofia bit Berta when Berta didn't tried the finger trick with her chocolate?
She kicked her.
What happens when Berta's mother makes Berta share her chocolate with Sofia?
Sofia still takes the smaller piece
What did Sofia use to practice taking the Holy Host with the other cousins?
What warning did Sofia give to the cousins about taking the Holy Host?
suck on the host, do not chew and if you touch the host you go to hell
What did Sofia get as a communion gift from her parents?
a Timex watch
What did Sofia do with the communion wafer she didn't eat?
She put it in her shirt pocket.
What was the punishment did the Priest give Mama for Sofia when did hid the communion wafer?
Mam had to pray tothe 14 Stations of the Cross
What was the only food that the family ate for Lent?
How did the kids decorate their Easter eggs?
drew pictures with crayons
What were decorated Easter eggs called?
What did papa draw on his Easter egg?
What did Sofia draw on her Easter egg?
Who did Lucy draw on her egg?
Their cousin Linda at her quinceanera
What surprise did Papa give when they were decorating eggs?
a dye kit
What did Sofia put in her Berta egg?
What did Berta put in the egg she his Sofia with/
What was Sofia's reasoning for saying Berta didn't win the egg competition?
Berta didn't color all her eggs
What was inside the egg that Lucy hit Berta with?
How many cartons did Sofia and Berta have at the end?
Sofia - 20, Berta - 25
Why did Sofia want to be a curandera for Halloween?
The curandera Belia had helped Lucy after she was hit by a car.
Who was the curandera?
How did Belia have Sofia help cure Lucy?
She swept Lucy with a broom and called out, "Lucy, where are you?"
What did Sofia like best about Halloween?
Why did Berta like trick-or-treating on the other side of town?
She could get whole candy bars and quarters.
What did Sofia dress as for Halloween?
a black bruja (witch0
What did Sofia dress up as for Halloween the year before?
a tequila worm
What did the old lady do to Sofia when she was trick-or-treating?
She sprayed her with a water bottle and threw a boot at her with a picture of Guardian Angel.
What did Sofia typically get instead of candy when she was trick-or-treating in the barrio?
What did Dona Virginia give out to trick-or-treaters?
cookies with sugar skulls
What was special about the sugar skull that Dona Virginia made Sofia?
It had her name on it.
What is the Spanish name for Halloween?
Day of the Dead
What 3 items did Dona Virginia's alter have on it?
lime cross, salt, water
When Papa took Sofia to the cemetary on the Day of the Dead, what were the people doing?
When Sofia said she would rather live on the other side of town where the houses were bigger, what did Papa say was good about the barrio houses?
They had warmth and love the way everyone helped Lucy.
What did Sofia's mom make her for lunch every day?
two bean tacos
Why did Sofia want white bread sandwiches instead of tacos for lunch?
The other kids called Mexican Americans "beaners."
How did Sofia disguise her tacos in the cafeteria?
She ate them in a brown bag.
How did Coach Clarke help Sofia in the lunchroom?
She ate with her and asked Sofia to trade her tacos for her sandwhich.
What advice did Coach Clarke give Sofia about the girl who was teasing her?
kick her butt by doing better in academics and sports at school
Where did Sofia ask Coach Clarke to go after lunch?
What was Sofia's favorite sport?
Where was St. Luke's Episcopal school?
Why does Berta think Sofia should NOT go to St. Luke's?
She said the kids were too snooty, and she had everything she needed in the barrio.
What does Sofia want to do as a career?
What was sobremesa?
The time after dinner when everyone had to say something, and everyone else had to pay attention.
How did the family find out about Sofia's scholarshipo offer?
Lucy shared it during sobremesa.
Why did Mama wait to approve Sofia going off to school?
Mama wanted to consult the comadres.
Why did Papa wait to approve Sofia going off to school?
He said Sofia needed to figure out why she wanted to go off to school.
What did Tia Petra use to make things last?
What did Tia Petra do to show Sofia's parents that they needed to let her go off to school?
She wrapped her up in tape and said the parents couldn't keep Sofia wrapped up.
What did Tia Petra give Sofia to take to boarding school?
box with pen and notebook for her weekly letters
What did Tia say Berta's teeth were a sign of?
She will have plenty dreams because she will bite off more than she can chew.
What was on the clay pot that Papa used to cook the beans?
a red rooster
What was Papa's yellow canary called?
What is the difference in the way Papa and Mama like to eat their beans?
Papa likes to eat them whole; Mama likes to fry them.
What does Papa say a good comadre should do?
Connect with others and know how they feel.
What does Papa say Sofia should do to connect with mama?
learn to dance
What sat on the dashboard of Sofia's family's car?
a statue of St. Christopher and the Virgin
What was in the glovebox of the family car?
incense for killing bugs
Why wouldn't Mama move the saints in the car when Lucy complained they were blocking her view?
She said the saints sanctified the car.
What did Papa buy the family to eat at the drive in?
What do Lucy and Noe like to do at the drive rather than watch the movie?
ride the magical horses
What was the sign that Berta was maturing when the family was at the movies?
She was wearing makeup and wanted to watch the movie rather than playing with the horses.
Who is Berta's boyfriend?
What does Berta say when Sofia asks how she can support Berta's dreams?
be her dama de honor at her quinceanera
What did Sofia ask in return for agreeing to be Berta's dama de honor at her quinceanera?
convince Mama to let her go off to school
What was Berta's birthday gift?
Why was Berta allowed to drive even though she was age 15?
She had a hardship license since no one at her house could drive.
What was Berta's explanation for how her quinceanera was helping her become a comadre?
All the other ladies were helping her learn how to get people to pay for her quinceanera.
What is Berta's advice to Sofia on how to convince Mama to let her go off to school?
Show her she is grown up by learning how to dance.
What was the reason Papa said he learned to dance?
He saw Mama dancing at the Olaza Hotel and decided to learn too.
What is the name of the song Papa taught Sofia to sing while she was learning to dance?
What did Papa promise to send Sofia in the mail when she went off to school?
a tequila worm
What did Sofia need for the formal dinners at boarding school that she did not currently own?
What nightmare did Sofia have about her dresses for boarding school?
She was in a dress all taped up.
Where did Sofia get her first dress for boarding school?
It was her dama dress from Berta's quinceanera.
Where did Sofia get her second dress for boarding school?
Berta gave her a blue dress.
What was Berta's suggestion for Sofia to get the money for her other dresses?
ask for sponsors to pay
What inspired Sofia to want to pay for her own dresses?
Papa had earned the money for his guitar.
What class did Sofia take when Berta was taking home ec?
Where did Johnson's Ropa Usada get it's clothing from?
Goodwill and Salvation Army
How much did Sofia pay for her two dresses, a bathrobe and a tie and a sheet?
Why did the girls wait till Saturday to shop at Johnson's?
On Saturday, everything went on sale for 30 cents a pound.
What did Berta use to make Sofia's fifth dress?
green sheet from Johnson's
How did Sofia pay Berta back for making the dress?
She told Jamie what a lucky guy he was and tutored her in math.
What did Berta use to make the fourth dress?
Which dress did all the girls at the boarding school like the most?
Berta's homemade dress - the green sheet
What does Sofia do to earn the $400 to go to boarding school?
She works in a vegetable packing plant sorting cucumbers.
How much did Sofia need to pay to go to boarding school?
Why did the vegetable packing workers dress nicely for work?
They wanted more than their current job.
What is the "canicula"?
the 40 days between July 14 and August 24 when it is the hottest and people do crazy things
Why would Berto drive by McHi with his windows rolled up?
To make the other kids think he had air conditioning.
What did Sofia do as Lucy's comadre
teach her to drive
What did Sofia get for her birthday?
a dozen cascarones
What book did Papa give Sofia as a going away present?
What did Mama give Sofia as a going away present?
empanadas and chocolate
What happened when Terry asked Sofia to switch roommates?
Brooke said she wanted to stay with Sofia.
What did Lucy give Sofia in her egg as a going away gift?
8 quarters to buy candy
What did Mama set up in Sofia's dorm room?
What did Mama take with her before leaving Sofia's dorm to make a Sofia doll?
a lock of Sofia's hair
How did Brooke know about Sofia's alter?
Her parents sponsored a foundation in Latin America
What was Mr. Maxwell's dog's name?
What was Sofia's first writing assignment about?
the meaning of the green light in The Great Gatsby
What was Brooke's reason for not passing the ball during field hockey?
She said it was a way to try to score to stand out.
What did Terry do to bully Sofia?
She was stealing pieces of the alter and leaving them around the school.
What did Terry steal and put in the front of the chapel?
the statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe from Sofia's alter
What did Terry leave in Sofia's dorm room to make fun of her Lantina origins?
a tequila bottle
What does Sofia tell Terry to get her to stop bullying her?
That her family has been in America for 300 years.
Who was Sofia's friend from McAllen at the St. Luke's?
What did Marcos and Sofia like to do in their spare time?
kick around a soccer ball
What is the title of Sofia's first short story?
"Waltzing to Julia around the Kitchen Table"
What was Mama's first gift to Sofia through the mail while she is at St. Luke's?
a rock with a picture of Yoda on it
What was Mama's reason for sending Sofia a rock with Yoda on it?
He had pointy ears just like Sofia.
What does mama like to make out of panty hose?
panty hose dolls
What did Mama make Sofia to help her dust?
a yarn glovew
What was the doorstop that Mama sent Sofia made from?
a Barbie and rocks
What did Sofia do to keep from feeling so homesick?
write stories about home
What did Papa send Sofia while she was at St. Luke's?
a bottle with a tequila worm
Why is Mama saving tamales in the freezer?
in case she dies
What does Tia Petra give Sofia after she has a stroke?
What lesson did Tia Petra learn when she cut the plastic off her sofa and saw termites?
that she should have enjoyed her sofa rather than keeping it wrapped up
What does Brooke give Sofia for Christmas?
a book of Emily Dickenson poems
What does Sofia give Brooke for Christmas?
a book called One Hundred Years of Solitude
What did the family use to build the nacimiento?
What figuine did Sofia unwrap that belonged to the magi?
a pink elephant
How did Papa die?
What did Berta tell Sofia to do to make it easier for Papa to die?
tell him it was ok to go
What did the family do when they got home from the hospital after Papa died?
cleaned and ate beans to honor him
What did Sofia leave at Papa's grave site?
a bowl of beans
What did Marcos give Sofia to make her feel better after her father's death/
What did Brooke do to help Sofia feel better after her father's death?
read her an Emily Dickenson poem
What did Sofia grow up to become?
a civil rights attorney
Where did Sofia go to college?
What did Sofia build where her old home used to be in the barrio?
a plaza for families to gather
What did Sofia plant in the new plaza that was her father's favorite?
What did Sofia put by the gazebo in the plaza?
a blue baloon
Why did Mama ask Sofia to take down the white picket fence around the barrio?
all the families had gotten to know each other
What were the homes in the barrio being torn down to build?
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