Answer key Castro’s Revolution

Lesson Plan  One Family: Three Generations of  Fading Loyalty  to Castro’s Revolution

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. enigma |iˈniɡmə| noun (pl. enigmas) a person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand.
  2. stage |stāj|verb [ with obj. ]cause (something dramatic or unexpected) to happen: the president’s attempt to stage a comeback | the dollar staged a partial recovery.
  3. abuse verb |əˈbyo͞oz| treat (a person or an animal) with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly: riders who abuse their horses should be prosecuted.
  4. flurry |ˈflərē| noun (pl. flurries)a number of things arriving or happening during the same period: a flurry of editorials hostile to the administration.
  5. fief |fēf| noun-historical an estate of land, especially one held on condition of feudal service.
  6. authoritarian |əˌTHôrəˈterēən| adjective-favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom: the transition from an authoritarian to a democratic regime.
  7. patron |ˈpātrən| noun a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity: Charles became a patron of Rubens and van Dyck | a celebrated patron of the arts.
  8. norm |nôrm| noun (the norm) something that is usual, typical, or standard: this system has been the norm in Germany for decades.
  9. capitalism |ˈkapədlˌizəm| noun-an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
  10. chronic |ˈkränik| adjective-(of a problem) long-lasting and difficult to eradicate: the school suffers from chronic overcrowding.

Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. T-According to the article, Mr. Montes, (the father) remained  loyal to Mr. Castro.
  2. F- His son’s views darkened decades ago, during tussles with the Castro government’s restrictions.
  3. T- His teenage granddaughter, Rocio, has spent most of her youth feeling glum about the conditions in her country.
  4. F-The Montes family’s story of faith and disillusion is common.
  5. T-Cuban families have been arguing about Mr. Castro since he came to power.
  6. NA-Fidel Castro had 5 children.
  7. T-Castro’s death has again produced an intense clash of emotions for many Cubans.
  8. F-His relationship to the country was remarkably personal.
  9. T-Castro was one of the few world leaders referred to by just their first names.
  10. F-It was the early 1950s,when  poor farmers began revolting against wealthy landowners.

 Grammar Focus: Prepositions

  1. But that allegiance slipped from generation to generation in Mr. Montes’s family.
  2. You have to look at this in a very cool way.
  3. Because he ruled for decades, Mr. Castro’s impact — and the perception of it — changed over time.
  4. Cubans born before the revolution saw him as a transformative force for good or ill.