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"La Bamba" vocabulary and literature test

vocabulary for the short story "La Bamba"
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yearned
to want something very much
impress
to get admiration or feel admiration for someone; to affect or influence in a favorable way
pantomime
to act without speech and only gestures
flailing
to move or wave arms about uncontrollably
debut
a first appearance publicly
snickering
to laugh with disrespect
whizzed
to move by quickly making a hissing or buzzing sound; sped or raced
commotion
a lot of noise, confusion, or excitement; a disturbance
maneuvered
to move, manipulate or manage with skill; steered or moved
limelight
a lot of attention paid someone because they are famous or are doing something worth noticing
pout
to show annoyance or that you are upset by sticking out your lip
Climax
Which Part of the Plot Line? Manuel is forced to sing the song over and over when the record skips
Rising Action
Which Part of the Plot Line? Manuel's record rolls across the floor when Benny plays his Trumpet.
Exposition
Which Part of the Plot Line? Manuel is the fourth of seven children
Falling Action
Which Part of the Plot Line? Everyone tells Manuel how funny he was in the talent show
Resolution
Which Part of the Plot Line? Manuel isn't sure if he will volunteer next year, but he is relieved the day is over
Inciting Action
Which Part of the Plot Line? Manuel volunteers to be in the talent show
Exposition
Which Part of the Plot Line? Manuel wants to impress Petra Lopez
Rising Action
Which Part of the Plot Line? Manuel is feeling nervous about performing in the talent show.
Falling Action
Which Part of the Plot Line? Manuel's father wonders how he made the record stick.
Person vs. Self
Type of Conflict: Manuel is embarrassed when the record sticks and he has to sing over and over.
Person vs. Person
What type of conflict: Benny's trumpet is loud and causes his record to roll on the floor
Person vs. Self
Type of Conflict: Manuel wonders why he ever volunteered to be in the talent show.
In a plane crash
How did Ritchie Valens die?
17
How old was Ritchie Valens when he died?