Which of the following best restates the meaning of the last line of the speech (“It’s your turn.”)?
New Americans have the chance to help shape America.
New Americans should try to become as successful as possible.
New Americans need to teach their children about their “old” customs and habits.
New Americans have the obligation to share their customs with other Americans.
The author implies that America has changed since he came here. Which of the following best describes the change he implies?
America has become a more comfortable place to live.
America has become even more diverse and culturally rich.
More immigrants from Europe have arrived.
The children of immigrants behave differently.
The author advises new Americans to
try to become like their neighbors.
hold on to the opinions they formed in their native countries.
remember the difficulties of living in their native countries.
forget the hatreds and problems they had in their native countries.
The story of the exchange between the author and the bus driver is intended to convey which of the following?
The author was lonely and missing his family.
The author’s clothes did not fit him.
The author was ambitious and had many ideas for success.
The author did not yet speak English well.
With which of the following would the author most likely agree?
New Americans should leave their old ways behind.
New Americans are no different than any other Americans.
New Americans require more education than other Americans.
New Americans help revitalize America.
Which of the following best describes Codrescu’s audience?
immigrants waiting to become American citizens
the children of recent American immigrants
people who have just become American citizens
people studying to become American citizens
According to paragraph 8, you can infer that lodgepole pines
are the oldest of all pine trees.
provide a natural habitat for insects.
were totally destroyed by the fires.
have seeds that are best distributed by fire.
“But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage” (stanza 2)
Which of the following best describes the effect of the metaphor in the stanza above?
It explains that the bird that is trapped may
to let the reader decide which is the better bird