Chapter 1 Quiz
In chapter 1, we learn that Maya suffers from a condition that causes dizziness. What is this condition called?
Something strange happens during Maya’s dizzy spell. Which of the choices below best describes what happens?
The color bleeds from the world
The sun is under the clouds
Ms. Vanderbilt is missing
All of the leaves fall off the trees
After the strange occurrence is over, what does Maya notice wrong with her math teacher?
She isn’t in the classroom anymore
She’s frozen in place
Nothing is wrong with her; she acts as if nothing happened
While Maya is in after school tutoring, her best friend Eli is also at school. What is his reason for being there?
Reading in the library
The crossing guard, Zane, has a dog named General. What kind of dog is he?
Maya is concerned that Eli thinks she’s making up the story about the black lightning. What does Eli tell her to ease her concern?
He also saw the lightning
Another classmate told him she saw two crows talking to each other
Their friend, Frankie, knows a lot about black lightning
He thinks she is making it up
Read the following passage from the closing lines of chapter one of Maya and the Rising Dark. “That was my first mistake of many more to come. Had I known what lurked in the shadows that day, maybe I would’ve made a different choice” (Barron 9). This quote is an example of what type of storytelling technique?
The climax of the story
A point of view refers to who is telling or narrating a story. A story can be told from three different points of view: first person, second person, and third person. What is the point of view of this story?
Third Person Limited
Third Person Omniscient
The opening chapter establishes the setting of the story. Where is this story taking place?
New York City
Who is the narrator of the story?
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