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August 1, 2014

Homework Help: English

Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 10:31pm.

I was humiliated when the post office called us one Sunday requesting that we pick up immediately a package of rotting food. Actually, it was just some pungent daikon (long white radish), sent by a friend who knew Papa loved eating it with rice and hot tea. But the man at the post office thrust it at us at arm’s length, as though it were a piece of stinking garbage.

What is Yoshiko Uchida’s most likely purpose in writing this passage?

a. to entertain readers with a funny story
b. to express the embarrassment she often felt growing up Japanese American
c. to inform readers that daikon is traditionally enjoyed with rice and hot tea
d. to persuade readers to try daikon

B?

What context clue helps you define the word pungent in the passage?

a. The post office worker treats the package like stinking garbage.
b. Uchida’s father loved eating the radish.
c. The radish is eaten with hot tea.
d. Yoshiko is humiliated.

A?

Identify the prepositions in the following sentence from the passage: “Actually, it was just some pungent daikon (long white radish), sent by a friend who knew Papa loved eating it with rice and hot tea.”

a. just and by
b. by and with
c. some and who
d. actually and with

B?

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