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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of wildlife is the forest around Jalcocotbn heavily populated with?
(a) Birds.
(b) Bears.
(c) Snakes.
(d) Jungle cats.

2. Where did Ernie's mother keep her knick-knacks and heirlooms?
(a) In a paper box.
(b) In a large stone bowl and lid.
(c) A small beaded bag.
(d) A cedar chest.

3. What material were the cottages in the village made of?
(a) Grass.
(b) Adobe.
(c) Stones.
(d) Brick.

4. Who is overheard saying that "nothing ever happens" in Jalcocotbn?
(a) Don Chano.
(b) Uncle Josy.
(c) Dosa Henriqueta.
(d) Gustavo.

5. According to the author in Section 1, what is the psychological importance of the story?
(a) The fact that this story could help others overcome tramatic experiences.
(b) That the story sheds light on the pysche of adolescents.
(c) The desire to communicate his confidence in his self-image as a Mexican immigrant.
(d) That the story communicates the equality of all humans.

6. What profession do Ernie and his cousins vow never to become in Part One, Section 7?
(a) A priest.
(b) A soldier.
(c) A teacher.
(d) A farm worker.

7. What do Jalco children learn by having others who are not their parents discipline them?
(a) That someone is always watching.
(b) That you have to be extra sneaky.
(c) That it is not worth it to be bad.
(d) That everyone has a different idea of what acting bad is.

8. The use of what words in Part One, Section 4 can be seen as adding to the sense of division between men and women?
(a) Gallo and chicken.
(b) Brave and scared.
(c) Chicken and buzzard.
(d) Small and large.

9. When is pinole used?
(a) Only during the week.
(b) Easter Sunday.
(c) Funerals.
(d) Birthdays.

10. How do Ernie and his cousins view the rooster?
(a) As stupid.
(b) As brave.
(c) As lazy.
(d) As a scaredy cat.

11. According to the author in Section 1, what is the historical importance of the story?
(a) That the story covers never before heard history.
(b) That many other families also migrated to the United States.
(c) That it is important because it is the story of his life.
(d) That the story talks specifically about human rights.

12. What type of language does Gustavo teach Ernie in section 2?
(a) Pig latin.
(b) An ancient Indian language.
(c) Gestures.
(d) English.

13. How is the history of Jalco kept?
(a) Books.
(b) Heiroglyphics.
(c) Geneologies.
(d) Word of mouth.

14. What does Cleofas consider as a basic human right?
(a) Access to clean water.
(b) The right to marry whoever you choose.
(c) A person's right to have an education.
(d) A man's freedom to work for himself.

15. Why does the priest expel Josy?
(a) For not ending this prayers correctly.
(b) For speaking during the litergy.
(c) For making up Spanish translations of a Latin ritual.
(d) For refusing to sing with the choir.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the beheaded hero that the men in the village sometimes sing about?

2. What does the Weeping Woman's presence foreshadow?

3. What is the hanging platform called that Ernie slept on as a child?

4. What type of book is the one printed book Dona Henriqueta owns?

5. What outdoor activity did the men of a Jalcocotbn participate in if the weather permitted?

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