America is in the Heart Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Macario not want to marry the girl who has moved in with him?

2. Where does Carlos' ship dock in America?

3. Which of the following does not accurately describe Marian's life?

4. How long is Amado in prison?

5. Where do Carlos and Jose find Miller?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why doesn't Carlos' father think the stranger walking toward their home could be his son, Leon?

2. What happens to Carlos as he tries to help the girl who is being assaulted?

3. Why do the other roommates tell Macario that there is no use in going to look for a job?

4. How does Carlos convince Amado that he is indeed his brother?

5. How do Carlos, Jose and Miller escape?

6. Why does Carlos leave the homeless shelter?

7. Why does Macario lose his job?

8. Why does the family have to close the store that Luciano and Carlos opened?

9. Why do the striking workers organize their own patrols?

10. What revelation about his English skills does Carlos undergo in Chapter twenty-three?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Elaborate on Carlos' idea that he belongs in America in an essay using specific examples and supporting details from the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Formulate a plan for Carlos in an essay to continue living his life and battling the prejudices he faces now that his brothers have left for military service.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay describing the mobile nature of the immigrants during the time frame of this novel. Compare it to today's mobile society. Use examples from the novel to support your essay.

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