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El Lector- Set 1
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Who is the author of El Lector?
What is the MC's name?
In which city does this book take place?
Ybor City, Florida
What is the name of the cigar factory Bella's Grandfather works at in the beginning of the book?
What is the job of a lector?
to entertain the cigar factory's workers by reading the news, literature, and political works
What is the group that attacked and terrorized colored people and the tobacco union around the 1930's and are still in existence today?
The Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
How did Bella's father die?
He was murdered on a trip to Cuba buying tobacco seeds
What is Bella's dream job?
to be la lectura (female version of el lector)
What charges were pressed against the tobacco workers at their meeting?
unlawful assembly, rioting, and attempted murder
What is the ethnic background of the community that Bella and her family live in?
What is the name of Bella's brother?
What is the name of the family goat?
Why was it unlikely for Bella to be able to go to school longer than necessary at the time?
The family was living in poverty and couldn't afford much. Also, Pedro was to be sent to high school first as he was a boy and was to have his own family one day.
During which economic formal event did this book take place?
The Great Depression
Who in the story was arrested with false charges while attending a tobacco worker union meeting with Bella?
Her aunt, Lola
On Monday mornings when the breadman comes by, what is the significance of the nails next to the door?
One nail means that the family is ordering stale bread from the last batch and 2 nails means that the family would like fresh bread.
Who is Bella's best friend?
Why did Mary's father have to leave her and her mother?
He left to find a better job in another place to support the family.
What family in the community bought a Silvertone Model 1100?
How much were the cigar workers to pay the lector weekly?
How were Papa's valuable tobacco seeds lost?
Pedro had gambled them away.
What is the name of the radio station that allows Bella and her grandfather to read for the audience listening?
What prompted Bella to audition/apply for a position at WTAM Radio?
She came up with the idea while listening to the Navarro's radio.
Why can't Bella's grandfather not support the family financially anymore?
He was laid off his job as the lector of El Paraiso.
What job does Bella take up to help support the family before her radio station job?
A cigar roller
What is held inside of Papa's belt?
Expensive and valuable tobacco seeds
Why did Pedro gamble away Papa's tobacco seeds?
He wanted pay for Aunt Lola's trial and lawyer fees, Bella's school, and better conditions.
How long was the tobacco workers' strike?
How were the conditions at the tobacco factories?
humid, dirty, and stuffy/sweaty
For how long did Bella work at the cigar factory?
Why did Bella's grandfather support her family financially in the first place?
Their father had died and so did their source of income.
What are Bella's favorite pieces of literature?
Don Quixote and Les Miserables
How long were the 15 cigar workers falsely accused sentenced to jail?
A total of 53 years
What is the name of Bella and her grandfather's radio program?
Spanish Story Hour
To how many states did Spanish Story Hour spread throughout?
New York, Illinois, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida
What is the name of the tree that spreads over the tobacco factory?
The Paradise Tree
Why is the Paradise Tree important?
The Paradise tree is where many people and their families go to listen to el lector's stories and is a center in the town.
What is La Septima?
translated to the 7th Avenue, it's where many of the locals gather for movies, bars, clubs, and cafe's
Why is La Septima important?
Just like The paradise tree it's a place where many of the locals meet up and hang out and is also the place where Pedro gambles Papa's tobacco seeds.
Why did the police come to Bella's home?
to inform his mother that caused damages that needed repair to the neighborhood's vegetable vendor
Why was this the last straw for Mama?
Pedro was behaving poorly and doing bad things before, but this required Mama to pay for the damages.
In order to support the family and as punishment for his bad behavior, what job did Pedro take on to support the family?
A newspaper vendor
What is the name of the Union that protects cigar workers' rights?
The Tobacco Worker's International Union
What are the most common languages spoken in Ybor City?
Spanish and English
How did Bella retrieve the gambled tobacco seeds?
She asked for them from Nick her aunt's old friend who worked there.
Why was there bugs in the girl's bed when Bella came back?
Bella had brought the bugs in her clothes from the tobacco rolling.
Which device is replacing the lectores in the town?
When was this book published?
What does Aunt Lola tell Bella in the cigar factory about her mom?
Bella's mom was the fastest cigar roller in her day.
Why does Aunt Lola always try to take Bella out?
Bella works very hard and doesn't treat herself.
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