In the paragraph below, what does "they," "them," and "mine" refer to?:
I remember how they smelled. We weren’t extremely wealthy, so mine weren’t made of leather or anything like that. It was more of a plastic smell, mixed with the scent of summer and outside. I could smell them even before I put them on, and I can sense the aroma even now, 23 years later, as I reminisce. They were blue with one white and one red curvy stripe up each side. My mom got me some special glittery fat laces for them, so I didn’t have to use the plain old white ones. Mine were red and called attention to my fancy feet as I rolled up and down the street. That and two puffy white pompons laced in, one on each toe.
What does "even" do in the sentence: "I could smell them even before I put them on."
Except for the colors, stripes and pompons, which of these skates are most similar to Victoria's?
Why did Victoria like to skate? Three of the choices below are correct. Choose the incorrect one.
What was the most important reason why Victoria went to the rink?
Why did Victoria have an accident while riding her new skates?