La Bamba
  • 1. During what season does the story take place?
A) Winter
B) Spring
C) Fall
D) Unknown
  • 2. Manuel is going to "pantomime" the song. What does this mean?
A) He is going to sing it.
B) He is going to play the trumpet to it.
C) He is going to dance to it.
D) He is going to move his lips, but not sing.
  • 3. Benny helped Manuel by suggesting that he do what duirng his performance?
A) dance
B) laugh
C) juggle
D) do gymnastics
  • 4. What caused Manuel to drop his record?
A) Mr. Roybal yelled at him
B) water on the gym floor
C) Maria bumped into him
D) Benny blowing into his trumpet
  • 5. Manuel wanted all the following result from his performance EXCEPT for
A) classmates laughing at him
B) His parents being proud of him
C) impressing the girls
D) his brother and sister being jealous
  • 6. Why didn't Manuel tell his parents what he was doing in the talent show?
A) He didn't know what he was going to do.
B) He thought they would be mad at him.
C) He was ashamed of his act.
D) He wanted them to be surprised.
  • 7. In the talent show there was a skit about dental hygiene. What do you think hygiene means?
A) cavities
B) running around and singing
C) taking care of or being clean
D) dirt
  • 8. The acts before Manuel's were
A) terrible
B) the most incredible acts the students had ever seen
C) disasters
D) very good
  • 9. As Manuel began his act, the audience
A) was kind of bored
B) clapped to the music
C) loved it
D) danced along to the music
  • 10. Why did the record continue to play "para bailar la bamba" over and over again?
A) Because Manuel had written his name on it.
B) Because it got scratched when he dropped it
C) Because that is how the song went
D) Because Manuel's brother had used it as a Frisbee
  • 11. When Manuel had finished his act he was
A) embarassed
B) happy
C) proud of himself
D) confident that he had done a great job
  • 12. Did people believe that Manuel had planned to get the record needle stuck?
A) yes
B) no
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