86 pages 2 hours read

Enrique Flores-Galbis

90 Miles to Havana

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2010

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1. As Julian thinks of a drawing his father made on a napkin, he recalls: “I don’t know how he did it, but he turned a few lines on a napkin into ten stories of real bricks and cement. That’s when I started thinking that drawing is like magic.” Which of the following literary techniques does this passage use?

A) A simile

B) Personification

C) Paradox

D) Alliteration

2. Why is the meaning of the novel’s recurring reference to an omelet?

A) Bebo’s ability to cook an omelet is an example of his inventive talent.

B) Julian’s attempt to prepare an omelet for his family reflects his desire to be a hero.

C) Bebo uses the omelet to illustrate something about revolutions.

D) The omelet reminds Julian of his home life before leaving Cuba.

3. On the plane to Havana, Julian reflects: “Every day, like clockwork, the clouds still build their castles, then they come tumbling down with the afternoon showers” (Chapter 7). What is the suggested meaning of this image?

A) People are easily affected by forces of weather.

B) Forces beyond human effort ultimately impact human actions.

C) Change is usually painful for people.

D) Like clouds, human beings’ actions are useless.

4. When Julian learns about the housing placement for himself and his brothers, he thinks, “We’re all drawing imaginary straight lines between Denver, Chicago, and Havana.

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By Enrique Flores-Galbis