Studyguide for The Bracelet




Vocabulary

evacuated
interned
aliens
forsaken
apartment
Berkeley
Tanforan

How to format the Responses to Question #s 1-11 on page 76

  1. Ruri's family had to leave their home in Berkeley because_____________________________________.
  2. Ruri's father had been _________________________________________.
  3. Laurie gives Ruri a bracelet as a sign of their ______________.
  4. Before Ruri and her family moved into the barracks at Tanforan, they had been used as ________ _________.
  5. The climax of the story was when Ruri lost the bracelet.  The resolution of this story was when Ruri realized that _________________________________________________.
  6. At the beginning of this story, I predicted that  it would end by ________________________.  My prediction was/was not accurate because it ended with _____________________________.
  7. In this story's conflict, Ruri and her family are on one side up against ___________________________.
  8. Ruri reveals 3 character traits in this story.  Those traits are ___________________, __________________ and __________________________.  Ruri's traits affect the resolution because she __________________ _______________________________________________.
  9. Ruri's mother has the three character traits of being _________________, _______________ and ____________.  She helps Ruri accept the situation when she tells Ruri that she doesn't need the _________ in order to _______________________.
  10. I think that the author chose to tell the story from the first person point of view so that __________________ ____________________________________________________________________________.
  11. I think that the theme of this story is that _______________________________________.  The passage from the story that supports this is on page ____ where _________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________.



  

Quiz Name: The Bracelet HLLA
Type: Multiple Choice (random answer order)
Instructions:

1.

At the beginning of the story, Ruri is crying because

Circle Answer
she doesn't want to leave her father
she has to leave her home
she must return to Japan
she had a fight with her best friend

2.

Where is papa when the story begins?

Circle Answer
He is at a prisoner-of-war camp in Montana.
He is at a store getting supplies.
He is in the Army fighting in the war.
He is meeting with the FBI.

3.

How do Ruri's non-Japanese neighbors feel about the evacuation of Ruri's family?

Circle Answer
They don't care and they try to ignore the situation.
They feel bad and don't understand the evacuation.
They agree that Rutis family is dangerous and are spies.

4.

The camp where Ruri's family must stay was once a

Circle Answer
zoo
racetrack
football stadium

5.

When Ruri hears that her family will live in an apartment she feels

Circle Answer
upset because she is used to living in a mansion
disappointed because they won't have a garden
excited because she anticipates an elegant apartment building

6.

Why is the bracelet important to Ruri?

Circle Answer
It is very expensive.
It is a symbol of her friendship.
It has a secret message on it.

7.

Why does Ruri think the whole evacuation is crazy?

Circle Answer
There is not enough room for all the evacuees.
Ruri and the other citizens are loyal Americans.
She does not realize that her father is a spy.

8.

What word BEST describes how Ruri feels when she saw Apartment 40?

Circle Answer
overjoyed
relieved
disappointed

9.

Why does the loss of the bracelet seem so much like a tragedy to Ruri?

Circle Answer
She promised Laurie she would wear it forever.
It was very expensive
She was going to buy extra food with it.

10.

What does Mama tell Ruri about the lost bracelet?

Circle Answer
Friendship is carried in the heart.
Losers Weepers, Finders Keepers.
There will be money someday to buy another one.

11.

Which of the following is not a character trait of Ruri?

Circle Answer
loyalty
sensitivity
laziness
courageousness

12.

How does Ruri's trust in her mother help resolve Ruri's conflict at the end of the story?

Circle Answer
Ruri doesn't miss her father anymore.
Ruri listens to her mother and follows her advice.
Ruri knows that if she keeps looking, she will find the bracelet.

13.

What quality in Ruri's mother helps her family deal with the events that happen to them?

Circle Answer
a positive outlook
a good sense of humor
great intelligence

14.

Which of the following is an event from the plot that resolves one of the stoty's central conflicts.

Circle Answer
Ruri's reunion with her father
Ruri's decision to sleep on an army cot
Ruri's realization that she doesn't need the bracelet to remember Laurie

15.

Which word means removed from an area?

Circle Answer
aliens
forsaken
interned
evacuated

16.

Which word means detained or confined?

Circle Answer
aliens
forsake
interned

17.

Which word means foreigners?

Circle Answer
aliens
forsake
interned
evacuated

18.

Which word means abandon or desert

Circle Answer
aliens
forsake
interned
evacuated

19.

What possible reason do you think the US government had in setting up the internment camp?

Circle Answer
Out of fear, the government targeted a single ethnic group.
In order to get revenge on the Japanese emperor, the US interned American citizens
The US government had ironclad proof that all Japanese Americans were spies.

20.

What words would you use to describe Mama?

Circle Answer
positive and resourceful
fearful and shameful
nasty and vengeful