2What genre is “The Earth Dragon Awakes?” “The Earth Dragon Awakes is Historical Fiction. It is set in a real time and place, and tells about things that really happened; but it is a story andThe charactersare made up.
3From which point of view is “The Earth Dragon Awakes” told? “The Earth Dragon Awakes is told from a third person point of view. The narrator is not in the story. Words like “He and him” are usedthroughout thestory.
4When does the San Francisco earthquake begin? The San Francisco earthquake happened in the spring of I know this because thedates are givenin the story.
5Why does Ah Sing push Chin under the table? Ah Sing pushes Chin under the table to keep him safe from falling objects and shattering glass.
6Why does the cry of “Fire!” pose more problems for Chin and Ah Sing? The threat of fire means that people will be panicking and not hear Chin and Ah Sing’s cry for help. Also, if fire spreads to where they are,there is no escape.
7What happens after Chin screams “Let me out!”? Ah Sing stops digging and comforts Chin. He tells him not to panic. Chin thinks they will never escape,but then hesmells fresh air.
8Why does the feeling of a breeze cause Chin to have a renewed burst of energy? Feeling a breeze means that there is a passage to the outside. Chin is hopeful that they can escape.
9Who rescues Chin?Ah Quon rescues Chin and then proceeds to rescue his father.