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Inside, Out and Back Again

by Thanhha Lai

 

1.  In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what kind of clothes must the Vietnamese wear on the Tet Holiday? New ones

2.  In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why is your behavior important on the Tet Holiday? It determines how your year is going to go

3.  In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, when is your birthday if you live in Vietnam? On the Tet holiday

4.  In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why is Ha angry the night before the Tet Holiday? Because her younger brother will bless the house because he is a BOY

5.  In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what is another word for I Ching Teller of Fate? A fortune teller

6.  In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what does mom do to her children when she hears whistles? She pushes the kids under the bed

7.  In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does Ha get the name River Horse? Because she was red and fat as a baby hippo at birth

8.  In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, who is Vu imitating when he screams Ha Ya? Bruce Lee

9.  In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does Khoi call Ha a mother’s tail? Because Ha stays close to her mother

10.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what does Ha do to get back at her brothers when they are mean to her? She hides their sandals

11.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does mom feel Ha’s brother’s tease her? Because they adore her

12.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what kind of tree has Ha grown? A papaya tree

13.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what does Ha’s friend, Titi give to Ha before she leaves? Flower seeds

14.               In the book, Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why is Titi leaving? Her family is wealthy so they can leave by a cruise boat

15.                  In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why is Ha glad she’s poor? She can’t leave her home

16.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what happened to Ha’s dad? He was captured as he left on a mission trip

17.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why is there an altar in Ha’s house? To pray for dad’s return

18.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does Khoi want to keep his eggs? Because  he wants to hatch them

19.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what does mother try to sell to make money? Baby clothes

20.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does the teacher chance Fridays to happy news day, rather than current events? Current events are all sad

21.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, how do the Vietnamese deal with overcrowding at school? They attend school in shifts

22.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why might the phrase tout de suite sadden mother? It reminds her that dad said that all the time before he vanished

23.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does Ha’s brother stop using his moped? There is no gasoline

24.               In the book, Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, how did Ha’s mother’s family lose their land and property? The communist took it

25.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what is Ha’s birthday wish? To have her mom tell her the story about her own youth

26.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what happened to mother’s father? He was trapped in the North when the borders shut down and he couldn’t get home

27.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why must Ha wear her hair short? Because of lice and the heat

28.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does the Vietnamese president meet with the army wives? To thank them for their sacrifice

29.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does mom say the president has the tears of an ugly fish? Because she feels his tears are fake

30.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why is Ha’s school year shortened? Because of the war

31.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, who decides to help Ha’s family escape Viet Nam? Her father’s friend

32.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does Ha’s brother Vu want to go to America? He wants to touch the land of Bruce Lee

33.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does mother want to leave? She knows from living in the North that things will change

34.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why do Ha and her brother hook fingers? The promise to stay in Viet Name because of the papaya and the chick

35.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does the family pretend they are experiencing a monsoon? So they can forget about the sounds of war from bombing and guns

36.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why is Ha’s family able to leave on a navy boat? Because their dad was in the navy

37.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does mother burn most of the family pictures? So they can’t be found and used against her dad

38.               In the book, Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why is the harbor darkened at night? It makes it harder to see, so it won’t be bombed

39.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, when does the family know that it was good hey left their home? When they hear that the president’s house was crashed by a tank

40.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why are passengers on the boat to only drink if they need to? So they don’t have to use the bathroom so much

41.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, when they ration rice on the boat, how to they determine how much rice a person should get? By their height

42.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does Ha’s brother start to smell worse as the time goes on? He has a dead chick in his pocket that was crushed in the rush to get onto the boat

43.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, how does Ha help her bother bury his chick at sea? She includes her doll in the fabric with the chick’s dead body

44.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does the captain tighten up food rations? The boat engine dies, so he knows that they will be at sea longer

45.            In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why do the women go up on deck at night? To bathe

46.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, who eventually rescues the ship Ha’s family is on? The Americans

47.             In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what does Ha take before leaving the ship for Guam? A strand of hair from one of the American’s arms

48.               In the book, Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, how does Brother Vu use a can of food? He uses it to pump weight for his arms

49.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what is Ha’s brother’s job at the movies in Guam? He is the translator

50.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does mom want to sell her amethyst ring? So she can buy needles, fabric and sandals

51.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, who gave mom her amethyst ring? Ha’s dad

52.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why doesn’t mom choose to move to Canada? It’s too cold and her uncle’s wife wouldn’t be happy

53.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does mom choose the USA? Her son’s will get jobs and go to college for free

54.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, where does Ha’s family move to in the US? Florida (and then Alabama)

55.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, how does mom improve their chances of becoming sponsored? By saying their Christians

56.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does the man from Alabama choose to sponsor Ha’s family? Because he wants to train someone to be a car mechanic

57.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what is the first goal of the family? To learn English

58.               In the book, Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why can’t Ha’s brother eat chicken? Because it reminds him of his chick that died

59.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, as Ha learns English, what letter seems to confuse Ha the most? The letter S

60.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, who pays the rent for the family’s new house? The American goverment

61.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does Ha think her sponsor has a horse? Because he wears a cowboy hat

62.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why doesn’t Ha want to eat the hot dog at school? It and all the trimmings look like the color of Viet Nam’s flag

63.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, how does Ha’s brother help her with the bullies after school? He rides her on his bike back and forth

64.               In the book, Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why doesn’t Ha feel smart anymore? Because English is hard and they are giving her easy work because they don’t know she’s smart

65.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what does one neighbor offer to do for the Ha family? She offers to tutor them

66.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, how does the family get more accepted by the neighborhood? They join the church

67.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does Ha’s family put on white gowns at the church? To get baptized

68.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does Ha say “ whoever invented English should have learned to spell? Because English has so many rules and exceptions

69.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, where does Ha eat her lunch at school? In the bathroom

70.               In the book, Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what becomes Ha’s “most relieved day”? when she can eat lunch in her classroom with some of her new friends

71.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, how does Ha embarrass pink boy? By doing a math problem HE can’t do front on the board

72.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what does Ha’s brother begin teaching on their front yard? Bruce Lee moves

73.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, why does the pink boy call Ha a pancake? It’s pretend day and she doesn’t have a costume, so he looks at the shape of her face

74.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, who is the photograph of at Miss Washington’s house? Her son who was killed fighting in the Viet Nam war

75.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, in teaching the class about Viet Name, what word comes back to haunt Ha? The word Boo Da

76.               In the book, Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, what does Ha wear to school by mistake? A nightgown

77.               In the book Inside, Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, when does mom think that dad is really gone? When she loses the amethyst stone from her ring

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