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Vocabulary Review Chapters 1-3
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Look over the words in the table below. Then read the sentences that follow and write the word that fits the meaning of the sentences, based on what you have read in the first three chapters of the memoir. Also use your knowledge of word forms to select the appropriate word.
1. As a young college student in New York, Barack had grown comfortable in his , for it was the safest place he knew.
2. From his mother, Barack learned that his grandfather had been a farmer, an of the tribe, a medicine man with healing powers.
3. His American grandparents had been of his mother's marriage, but were won over by his and intellect.
4. His father had shown great as a student in Nairobi; hence, he won a to study in the U.S. He would master Western and bring it back to a new, modern Africa.
5. Gramps told Barack interesting stories about his father, such as the time a friend dropped his pipe over a cliff. His father was about getting his pipe back because it had been a gift and couldn't be .
6. Gramps also told the story of how a white man had used a racial in a Waikiki tavern. People expected a fight, but his father stood up and lectured the man on the folly of .
7. marriages [also called miscegenation] were not common in the early 60s. In fact, such had been a source of shame to Toot's mother, who had always hidden the fact that a distant ancestor had been married to a full-blooded Cherokee.
8. Barack's grandparents had been raised in the Midwest, where required to subtle hierarchies and unspoken codes that policed the lives of people and set among them.
9. The family left Texas because of their with racism and because Gramps wasn't doing well on his job.
10. The relationship between Stanley Ann and her parents was by the time the family moved to Hawaii. She was unforgiving of his violent temper and grew of his crude manners.