The Tropic of Orange Flashcards

The Tropic of Orange Flashcards
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_____ is described as having a strong work ethic and a never slow down mentality.
Bobby Ngu
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Bobby Ngu
He was born in Singapore and is the husband of Rafaela. He came to Los Angeles and got a job, but he lied to enter the US and to get the job..
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_____ is the two year old son of Rafaela and Bobby.
Sol
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_____ is the female protagonist.
Rafaela Cortes
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Rafaela Cortes
She was born in Mexico and married Bobby. They have a cleaning company in the United States, but she argues with Bobby a lot. So she decides to take her son Sol back to Mexico.
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Each character in The Tropic of Orange has seven chapters to tell their individual stories. Each chapter represents one _____ until the characters meet.
Day of the week.
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There are _____ voices or main characters in the book The Tropic of Orange.
Seven
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The Tropic of Orange book was published by Karen Tei Yamashita in the year _____.
1997
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The Tropic of Orange revolves around a single _____, a not-quite-human man, and seven loosely connected characters.
Orange
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The author of the 1997 book The Tropic of Orange.
Karen Tei Yamashita
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Have you ever wondered how any single event in your life might impact others? Perhaps each thing we do or event that happens has a ripple effect. This flashcard set is about the novel The Tropic of Orange and how a single event impacts seven characters in the story.

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The author of the 1997 book The Tropic of Orange.
Karen Tei Yamashita
The Tropic of Orange revolves around a single _____, a not-quite-human man, and seven loosely connected characters.
Orange
The Tropic of Orange book was published by Karen Tei Yamashita in the year _____.
1997
There are _____ voices or main characters in the book The Tropic of Orange.
Seven
Each character in The Tropic of Orange has seven chapters to tell their individual stories. Each chapter represents one _____ until the characters meet.
Day of the week.
Rafaela Cortes
She was born in Mexico and married Bobby. They have a cleaning company in the United States, but she argues with Bobby a lot. So she decides to take her son Sol back to Mexico.
_____ is the female protagonist.
Rafaela Cortes
_____ is the two year old son of Rafaela and Bobby.
Sol
Bobby Ngu
He was born in Singapore and is the husband of Rafaela. He came to Los Angeles and got a job, but he lied to enter the US and to get the job..
_____ is described as having a strong work ethic and a never slow down mentality.
Bobby Ngu
Gabriel Balboa
A Mexican-born journalist who has risen in his career and has a sporadic relationship with Emi.
_____ is hired to oversee the construction of Gabriel Balboa's house in Mexico.
Rafaela Cortes
Emi
A Japanese-American journalist that is not proud of her ethnic heritage. She immerses herself in work and technology.
_____ is the journalist who uses human tragedy for good ratings.
Emi
Buzzworm
An African-American from Los Angeles and former soldier that fought in the Vietnam War. He overcame a drug addiction after the war and then began working to help others with addictions.
Manzanar Murakami
He is a homeless Japanese-American man who is also a former doctor. He has an obsession with order and sound and is also thought to have a mental illness.
Arcangel
He is a supernatural character who is considered old and frail. However, he has the strength and ability to move a bus.
_____ is the character that represents both the positives and negatives of immigration.
Arcangel
When _____ picks up and moves the orange, it affects everything the happens in the places _____ and _____.
Arcangel; Mexico and Los Angeles
Hernando tries to take Sol's _____.
Kidney.
Poisoned oranges are coming from Brazil and are being used for _____.
Smuggling drugs.

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