2 What genre is “Me and Uncle Romie”? “Me and Uncle Romie” is a Realistic Fiction.
3 From what point of view is “Me and Uncle Romie” told? “Me and Uncle Romie” is told from a first person point of view. James is telling the story, and he is a character in the story.He uses words like “I”and “me” when he tellsthe story.
4 Why is James going to New York City? James is going to New York City to spend the summer with his aunt and uncle for a vacation, because his mom ishaving twins soon.
5 What is James nervous about in the beginning of the story? In the beginning of the story, James is nervous about having to go to New York City to stay with his aunt and uncle. He has nevermet them, and New Yorkis very different fromhis home.
6 Why does James think his birthday will be ruined? James thinks his birthday will be ruined because his aunt has to leave and he will be spending it with his uncle. James is sure that he and his uncle will have nothing in common. Jamesthinks his uncle only caresabout his art.
7 Is James’s birthday ruined? No, James and Uncle Romie have a great time on James’s birthday. James realizes that Uncle Romie and he do have many things in common after all. Uncle Romie even knows about baseball, as a matterof fact, he was a starpitcher in college.
8 Why does James think his Uncle’s artwork is easy in the beginning of the story? James thinks his uncle just takes any old thing and glues it down onpaper. He does not realize all ofthe thought that isinvolved in his uncle’sartwork.
9 What changed James’s mind about Uncle Romie’s art? When James saw the collages Uncle Romie made of Harlem and of home, he realized all of the thought that his uncle puts into his work.James saw that everyobject had specialmeaning.
10 How do James’s feelings about his uncle change in the story? In the beginning, James thinks Uncle Romie and he have nothing in common. After they spend James’s birthday together, Jamesrealizes that they do havethings in common.
11 What is the theme of this story? The theme of this story is that people’s first impressions can often be wrong. James thought that he and his uncle had nothing in common and would not have funtogether. This turned outto be untrue. They hada great time.
12 What is a Simile?A simile is figurative language in which two unrelated things are compared using the words “like” or “as”.Example:She runs like the wind.He is as tall as a tree.
13 What is a Metaphor?A metaphor is figurative language in which two unrelated things are compared, but metaphors DO NOT use the words “like” or “as”.Example:My brother is a shrimp.My sister is a witch.
14 Which of the following is a Simile? He is out of shape.He is as cool as a cucumber.He is a giant compared to me.He is very good at math.
15 Which of the following is a Simile? Bob is going to Disneyworld.Bob’s brother is a little monster.Bob is as sharp as a tack.Bob is a loyal friend.
16 Which of the following is a Metaphor? He is out of shape.He is as cool as a cucumber.He is a giant compared to me.He is very good at math.
17 Which of the following is a Metaphor? Bob is going to Dineyworld.Bob’s brother is a little monster.Bob is as sharp as a tack.Bob is a loyal friend.
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