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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. How does Chimali hide his hair as a child?
(a) Beneath a ski cap.
(b) He tucks it under his shirt, in the back.
(c) He rubs mud in it to hide the color.
(d) In a hollowed-out pumpkin.

2. What is distinct about the man who stops Mixtli on his naming day and asks to read his fortune?
(a) He is blind.
(b) He has very fine clothes.
(c) He is cacao-colored.
(d) He is extremely tall.

3. What happens when the hollow days end?
(a) Everyone confesses their sins.
(b) All the farmers plant their crops.
(c) A new year begins.
(d) There is a night of celebration.

4. How many pairs of magnifying glasses does Mixtli order?
(a) 120.
(b) 10.
(c) 1.
(d) 15.

5. Who does Mixtli meet in the court of Texcoco when he first arrives?
(a) The cacao-colored man.
(b) His childhood friend.
(c) His sister.
(d) His grandfather, who he thought was dead.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Mixtli enjoy feeling an earthquake for the first time?

2. Why does Mixtli draw a picture of Pactli for Lady Jadestone Doll?

3. What is so distinct about the Cloud People?

4. What does Mixtli see being built on his naming day?

5. How does Gie Bele die?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are the men sacrificed in the ceremony Mixtli observes on his naming day?

2. How does Mixtli react when he sees the "tapir woman" in the ruler's human zoo?

3. What happens to Cozcatl when Mixtli is at the human zoo?

4. What is the legend that surrounds the Tolecs?

5. What prediction does a stranger, who is sitting on a bench, make about Mixtli's future shortly after his renaming ceremony?

6. What happens to Mixtli's boatmen while he is searching for the purple dye?

7. Why do Tlatli and Chimali decline Mixtli's request regarding his sister?

8. Who is the cacao-colored man who often wanders the streets?

9. What particular product, used by a doctor to try to save Slave Ten's life, does Mixtli find so interesting?

10. In the opening of the book, what does Mixtli's sister, Tzitzilini, get punished for?

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