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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator describe the cemetery as looking like in "It's That It Hurts"?
(a) A dust field.
(b) A golf course.
(c) A desert.
(d) A beet field.

2. What does the protagonist's mother say she has given is father all day in "And the Earth Did Not Devour Him"?
(a) Lemonade.
(b) Chicken broth.
(c) Water.
(d) Milk.

3. At what shrines does the mother claim she has made promises in "A Prayer"?
(a) The Virgen de Fatima and the Virgen de Andrea.
(b) The Virgen de San Juan and the Virgen de Guadalupe.
(c) The San Juan del Valle and the Virgen de la Leche.
(d) The Virgen de Zapopan and the Virgen de Jalisco.

4. Where does the narrator describe being taken first at a new school in "It's That It Hurts"?
(a) The principal's office.
(b) The school nurse.
(c) The school counselor.
(d) The janitor's closet.

5. What always happens when the central figure of "The Lost Year" turns see who is calling his name?
(a) He makes a complete turn and ends up in the same place.
(b) He turns to find his father staring at him.
(c) He falls down a breaks his ankle.
(d) He hears the sound of the ocean calling out to him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the protagonist looking for when he discovered the mask and costume in "A Silvery Night"?

2. The mother claims her son wears a medallion of what saint in "A Prayer"?

3. From where does the mother pray her son will return safe and sound in "A Prayer"?

4. How does the narrator of "The Lost Year" say it always begins for the central figure?

5. In describing the cemetery in "It's That It Hurts," the narrator notes that it looks nothing like the one where?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why has the mother gone to see the fortune teller in "She Had Fallen Asleep Right Away..."?

2. What does the grandson say he wants most in life in "A Stroke Left the Grandfather Paralyzed..."? How does the grandfather respond?

3. Why does the "wetback" start coming to see Dona Bone in "Hand in His Pocket"?

4. How does the narrator describe his treatment by Dona Bone and Don Laito when he first began staying with them in "Hand in His Pocket"?

5. How is the cemetery described in "It's That It Hurts"?

6. What happens when the protagonist goes to the knoll in "A Silvery Night"?

7. What does the woman present as a trade in "A Prayer"?

8. From what narrative perspective is "A Silvery Night" related? Why do you think the author chose this perspective?

9. To whom does the woman pray in "A Prayer"? Why?

10. What does the minister promise to the workers in "One Afternoon a Minister..."?

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