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All About "Day of the Dead"

After reading the article "Day of the Day," see how well you understood what you read. Choose the best answer for each question below.

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1. The Day of the Dead is a national holiday in __________. A the united States B mexico C australia D korea 2. What does pan de muerto mean? A beautiful altar B candlelight C fresh tortilla D bread of the dead 3. During the Day of the Dead, children eat tiny __________ made of sugar. A cupcakes B flags C skulls D sandals 4. __________ is not a common Day of the Dead tradition. A making altars B cleaning and decorating graves C gathering in the streets D hiding colored eggs 5. Each year, the Day of the Dead takes place right after __________. A halloween B thanksgiving C cinco de mayo D christmas

6. Which statement is a fact? A the dead are scary. B marigolds are the prettiest flowers. C hernán luna honored his grandfather. D dressing up is fun. 7. Which statement is an opinion? A tortillas are delicious. B day of the dead is celebrated for two days. C Mariachi is a traditional mexican music. D to many mexicans, the dead are welcome visitors. 8. What makes this holiday popular? A it helps people deal with losing a loved one. B it's fun and social. C it includes music and candy. D all of the above 9. Hernán Luna said, __________. A "mexicans believe that on this day, the dead come back to visit." B "i'm really good at decorating graves." C "dressing as a skeleton is cool." D "this is my all-time favorite holiday." 10. there was __________ on Jesús Sánchez's grandmother's altar. A a pair of ballet slippers B an apron C a model airplane D a bag of jellybeans

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