Category: English B Paper 2

Breath Eyes Memory Chapters 13-17 Questions- CSEME PRO

Chapter 13

  1. Where is Sophie? Where is she going? Why does she get to sit with the driver?
  2. Why does Louise want to sell her pig?
  3. How are Louise and Atie related?
  4. What does Sophie do in the United States?
  5. What is Sophie’s full name? How old is she?

Chapter 14

  1. What has Atie learned to do in Sophie’s absence?
  2. Has Sophie’s mother, Martine, met Brigitte?
  3. What does Ifé mean when she says, “that we can visit with all our kin, simply by looking into this face”?

Chapter 15

  1. Why does Ifé always wear black?
  2. How does Ifé feel about Atie’s reading lessons?
  3. What poem does Atie recite to Sophie? Why?
  4. Why does Sophie wonder if Brigitte will inherit some of her problems?

Chapter 16

  1. What is the significance of Erzulie?
  2. What do you learn about Martine’s disease?

Chapter 17

  1. What is the maché?
  2. What does Louise do?
  3. What happens to Dessalines, the coal vendor?
  4. What is Ifé hinting at about Atie when she talks to Sophie?

Breath Eyes Memory Chapters 10-12 Questions- CSEME PRO

Chapter 10

  1. Why can’t Martine bear to stay in Haiti too long?
  2. What advice does Martine give Sophie when she asks about liking someone?
  3. Does Sophie tell Martine about Joseph? What does she tell her?
  4. What does Martine think is the difference between the values of old and new Haitians regarding money and status?
  5. What does Martine say is the difference between success in Haiti and America?
  6. Why does Martine have nightmares?


Chapter 11

  1. What happens between Sophie and Joseph?
  2. What does Sophie’s mother tell her when Sophie returns home?
  3. What is the meaning of the Marassa parable?


Chapter 12

  1. How does Sophie treat Joseph?
  2. What is the meaning of the butterfly parable?
  3. How does Sophie bring an end to her mother’s testing? What does her mother do?
  4. What does Sophie do with Joseph?

Breath Eyes Memory Chapters 7-9 Questions- CSEME PRO

Chapter 7

Simple Guided Reading Questions

  1. Where is Flatbush Avenue?
  2. Why does Martine tell Sophie that she needs to learn English quickly?
  3. What does Martine buy from Jacqueline at the Haitian beauty salon?
  4. Who is Marc Chevalier?
  5. What happens at the Haitian restaurant in Asbury Park, New Jersey? Does Marc like the food?

Chapter 8

  1. How many jobs does Martine have? What kinds of jobs are they?
  2. What does Sophie do while her mother is working?
  3. How did Martine meet Marc?
  4. What does Martine ask Sophie about her relationships to boys? What does she tell her about the test Ifé used to perform?
  5. How did Martine become pregnant with Sophie?

Chapter 9

  1. How much time has passed? What is Sophie about to do?
  2. What was Sophie’s high school experience like?
  3. Who is Joseph? What does he do? How old is he?
  4. How do Joseph’s beliefs on the American view of young adult responsibility differ from the Haitian view?
  5. What does Joseph want his relationship with Sophie to become?

Breath Eyes Memory Chapters 4-6 Questions-CSEME PRO

Chapter 4

  1. Why is Atie working so hard?
  2. What is the significance of the note stuck to the kettle? Can Atie read it?
  3. Why does Atie say, “Crabs don’t make papayas”, when talking about Martine, Sophie’s mother?
  4. Does Sophie have any really close friends? Why, or why not?


Chapter 5

  1. Why do Atie and Sophie travel to Port-au-Prince?
  2. What is happening in Port-au-Prince when they arrive?
  3. What does Sophie’s last name, Caco, mean in Creole?
  4. How does Sophie get to the United States?
  5. Why is the boy who initially sits next to Sophie so angry and upset?


Chapter 6

  1. How does Martine’s appearance compare to Atie’s?
  2. What is Martine’s economic status?
  3. Who is Lotus? What does she have to do with Atie?
  4. Why does Martine keep a doll?
  5. What does Sophie notice for the first time when she looks at herself in a picture?
  6. How did Atie explain to Sophie that she had no father?

Breath Eyes Memory Chapters 1-3 Questions- CSEME PRO

Chapter 1

  1. How old is Sophie Caco at the opening of the story?
  2. Who is Atie?
  3. Where is Sophie’s mother?
  4. What does Sophie create for Atie?
  5. Why doesn’t Atie want Sophie to teach her to read?
  6. What kind of a town is Croix-des-Rosets?
  7. Who is Monsieur Augustin?
  8. What is in the package that Atie receives?

Chapter 2

  1. Why are Atie and Sophie in Croix-des-Rosets?
  2. How do they pay for the house which is as fine as Augustin’s?


Chapter 3

  1. Why do Atie and Sophie travel to La Novelle Dame Marie?
  2. Describe the town of La Novelle Dame Marie?
  3. Who is Ifé? Where does she live?
  4. Why do you think Ifé stress to Sophie that, “Your mother is your first friend”?
  5. Who believes that “chagrin” can be a disease like a broken arm?
  6. Where is the Guinea that Ifé talks about?
  7. What is meant by the phrase “carry the sky on their heads?”