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Language Arts: Two Kinds Study Guide
Terms in this set (28)
mourned for, as a person who is dead
treatment or circumstances that cause one to feel shame or to lose one's dignity
to find fault with, blame
(adj.) disagreeable in sound, jarring; lacking in harmony, conflicting
fighting noisily over small matters
What does Mrs. Woo want for her daughter?
Mrs. Woo wants her daughter to be a prodigy
Why does the daughter, Jing-mei, develop a negative attitude about the quizzes?
Jing-mei developed a negative attitude because she hated to see the disappointment in her mother's eyes. She hates them because of the raised hopes and failed expectations.
What does the daughter realize when she looks in the mirror and becomes angry?
Jing-mei realizes her reflection is angry and powerful and she won't let her mother try to change her.
Name two reasons why the daughter does poorly in the talent show?
She didn't practice and she daydreamed.
In this quote Auntie Lindo, Waverly's mother, is speaking to Mrs. Woo about Waverly. What does it reveal about Auntie Lindo's character? (lines 45-48)
"She bring home too many trophy," lamented Auntie Lindo that Sunday. "All day she play chess. All day I have no time do nothing but dust off her winnings."
It reveals that Aunt Lindo's character is boastful.
When her mother arranges for piano lessons, Jing-mei responds with, "Why don't you like me the way I am? I am not a genius!" Based on this quote, what does Jing-mei think about how her mother feels about her? (line 32)
Jing-mei thinks that her mom doesn't care about how Jing-mei feels.
What is the theme or message of "Two Kinds"
Don't let people choose your life.
What makes a character unique
A character's motives are the emotions or goals that drive him or her to act in a certain way
A character's perspective is how he or she views based on his or her experiences and emotions
First person POV
When a story is told from the first-person point of view, the narrator is a character who participates in the action and uses first-person pronouns such as I and me to refer to himself or herself
Third person POV
When a story is told from the third-person point of view, the narrator is not a character in the story. The narrator uses third-person pronouns such as he or she to refer to the characters.
Which point of view is "Two Kinds" written from?
First person point of view
Which character trait do the daughter and mother share?
Reread lines 19-20. What motivates the narrator, Jing-mei, to act bored during the quizzes?
Jing-mei resented her mother for trying to change her.
Reread line 79. What perspective does this comment reveal about her character?
Jing-mei feels she never was able to live up to the expectations of her mother.
A person, place, or thing
A specific person, place, or thing
Takes the place of a noun or another pronoun named elsewhere in the text
Shows possession or ownership: his, hers, its, their, theirs
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